New Lebanon Central School District

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Author John Farrell Visits WBH

(April 10, 2014) Award winning songwriter, author and peace educator John Farrell visited Walter B. Howard Elementary School on March 25. During his visit he spoke to all students at two sessions. He first spoke with Kindergarten through third grade students about "Respect and Understanding: Positive Attitudes" followed by a session with students in grades 4-6 about "Global Awareness and Appreciation: Building Bridges." Learn More

Board Adopts 2014-15 Budget

(April 9, 2014) The New Lebanon Board of Education adopted the proposed 2014-15 budget at its meeting on April 8. The $12,765,996 plan increases spending by only 2.61 percent, or $325,206 over the current year, and carries a tax levy increase of 0 percent. The spending plan retains all staff and current programming and opportunities for students.
A public hearing about the budget will be held on Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at Walter B. Howard Elementary School. District residents will vote on the plan on Tuesday, May 20.

New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School Team Competes in Engineer Competition

(April 7, 2014) On March 27, a team from the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School competed in the General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) Engineer’s Week Competition in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The competition is attended by Berkshire county schools, as well as nearby New York schools including, Hudson, Chatham, and Berlin. Learn More

New Lebanon High School Teacher Jennifer Allard Named Outstanding Social Studies Teacher

(April 2, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School Social Studies Teacher Jennifer Allard was named "Outstanding Social Studies Classroom Teacher" at the high school level by the New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYCSS) during their annual convention at the Albany Hilton on March 29. Learn More

Voter Registration Dates -May 7 & 14

(April 2, 1014) To vote in the School Budget Vote on May 20, district residents must be registered. Registration for new voters or those who have not voted in the past four years will be held in the District Office on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please bring a form of identification with you.

Photos Requested for Annual Memorial Day Assembly Slideshow

(April 2, 2014) On Friday, May 23 New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School will host its fourth annual Memorial Day Assembly to honor our servicemen and women and all who gave their lives in defense of our country. The event will begin at 9 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. Family and community members are encouraged to attend. Principal Matt Klafehn is seeking photos from families representing their family's service. Please submit photos to Mr. Klafehn by email at by Friday, May 16 to be included in this year's slideshow.

Career Expo 2014 Exploring Careers in Science & Technology Set for May 7

(April 2, 2014) Students in grades 8-10, parents/guardians, community members, business leaders, teachers, school counselors and administrators have the opportunity to attend Career Expo 2014 on Wednesday, May 7 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom in Troy. Career Expo provides an interactive and innovative exploration of careers for students interested in careers in science and technology. The event is sponsored by Questar III, NEATEC and Troy Riverfront PTECH. Download the flyer (pdf)

NL Music Students to Participate in All County Elementary Chorus, Jr. High Band & High School Chorus April 3 & 4

(March 28, 2014) Students from the New Lebanon Central School District's Music Department have been selected to participate in the Columbia County Music Educators Association (CCMEA) All County Music Festival on Thursday, April 3, and Friday, April 4, 2014. This festival will be hosted by the Ichabod Crane Central School District and will be held in the ICHS Auditorium. Students in All County Elementary Chorus, Junior High Band, and High School Chorus will represent Chatham, New Lebanon, Germantown, Hudson, Taconic Hills and the Ichabod Crane school districts. The all county experience will culminate in a concert on Friday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the ICHS Auditorium. Doors will open to the public at 7:00 p.m. The event is free. Learn More

Questar III BOCES Features Jr./Sr. High School Student

(March 26, 2014) Questar III BOCES is featuring New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School student Brianna Springstead on its website. Brianna, who is enrolled in Questar's Criminal Justice program, is pursuing a career in that field. Read the profile on Brianna, here.

Board Approves 2014-15 School Calendar

(March 20, 2014) On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the New Lebanon Board of Education approved the 2014-15 school calendar. This is the basic one-page calendar stating holidays, breaks, Regents testing dates, conference days, etc. The calendar can be downloaded on the calendar webpage.

Board Appoints Andrew Kourt Next Principal of Walter B. Howard Elementary School

(March 20, 2014) On Wednesday, March 19, the New Lebanon Central School District Board of Education approved the appointment of Andrew Kourt to the position Walter B. Howard Elementary School Principal, effective June 1, 2014. As part of the district’s Succession Plan, Kourt will work with current Principal Leslie Whitcomb though June before she transitions to the role of Superintend-ent of Schools on July 1. Superintendent Karen McGraw and Ms. Whitcomb have been working together throughout the school year and will continue to do so through July until Ms. McGraw retires on July 31, 2014. Learn More

Jr./Sr. High Students Participate in Two-Day "Power of Peace" Character Education Seminar

(March 20, 2014) It is the goal of the New Lebanon CSD to help educate the whole child, including character education. As an initiative brought about by the Jr./Sr. High School Counseling Office, the school held a seminar entitled "Power of Peace" on March 4 and 5, for the entirety of both school days. More than two dozen students were chosen at random to participate in this program sponsored by Youth Voices Center, Inc. Learn More

New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School Announces Class of 2014 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

(March 18, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School is pleased to announce that Connor Feathers is the Valedictorian and Ryan Etue is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2014. Learn More

Advanced Foods Classes Meet with Times Union Restaurant Critic and Food Blogger Steve Barnes & Tour Facility

(March 18, 2014) The Advanced Foods classes taught by Ms. Daus at the Jr/Sr High School recently took a field trip to the Times Union newspaper facility in Albany where they toured the facility and met with Steve Barnes, restaurant critic and author of the newspaper’s Table Hopping column and blog. Learn More

Jr./Sr. High School Teacher Kara Siciliano Selected WNYT/SEFCU Top Teacher

(March 13, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School Spanish teacher Kara Siciliano has been selected for WNYT Channel 13/SEFCU's “Top Teacher of the Week” segment. The piece aired during the local news on Wednesday, March 12. Learn More

NL Music Students Participate in All County Music Festival in Hudson

(March 11, 2014) Students from the New Lebanon Music Department were selected for the All County Music Festival hosted by the Hudson City School District on March 5 & 7, 2014. The festival, run by the Columbia County Music Educators Association (CCMEA), consisted of students in All County Elementary Band, Junior High Chorus, and High School Band representing Chatham, New Lebanon, Germantown, Hudson, Taconic Hills and the Ichabod Crane school districts. Learn More

Nominating Petitions to Run for Board of Education Now Available, Due April 21

(March 6, 2014) The Board of Education seats held by Michael Bienes and Christine Sotek will expire on June 30, 2014. Candidates wishing to run for the New Lebanon Board of Education with new terms beginning on July 1, 2014 must file their petitions with the District Clerk, 14665 Route 22, New Lebanon, by 5 p.m., April 21, 2014. The clerk may be reached at 794-9016 ext. 2001. Voting on the 2014-2015 district budget and Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Download the petition

Student Portal Open at the Jr./Sr. High School

(Feb. 27, 2014) Recently the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School opened the Student Portal to its student management system, which when prompted with a username and password, provides students with information with regard to their report card grades, progress reports, teacher gradebooks, discipline records and health records. LEARN MORE

NL Art Students Selected for C-GCC Juried Art Show

(Feb. 27, 2014) Congratulations to New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School senior Brittany Warner and sophomore Shannon Argentina McDonald who were selected to participate in the Columbia-Greene Community College 18th Annual Juried Art Show. Shannon was awarded honorable mention and $40 for her clay sculpture, "Anasazi Vase." LEARN MORE

Kindergarten Registration for 2014-15

(Jan. 23, 2014) The New Lebanon Central School District has begun the process of registering students for the 2014-15 Kindergarten class. Students need to be legal residents of the school district and reside with parents or guardians within the school district at the time of the opening day of school and must be five (5) years of age or more on December 1, 2014 in order to register for Kindergarten.

Please call the elementary school office by March 31, 2014 at 794-8554 ext. 3002 to ensure your child is on the registration list.

District to Release APPR Score Upon Written Request

All parents/guardians have the right to request Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child's current year's teacher(s) and principal(s).

Upon official written request, parents/guardians will be notified by mail of their child's teacher's or principal’s evaluation score. Responses will be mailed out within 15 school days of receipt of the written request. READ MORE

School Tax Bill Update

Please note that the Full Market Value on the printed New Lebanon Central School Tax bills for the 2013-14 school year is incorrect.  This information was not updated to show the current Uniform Percentage of Value.  It should be noted that his error does not impact tax bills in any way.  If you would like a new bill with the correct Full Market Value please call the District Office at 794-9016 ext. 2002.

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