NL music program spans entire district and community

In a lot of school districts, the high school study body is often socially divided, generally by interest or grade level. You might have your athletes, your scholars, your artists and you’ll have your musicians. At New Lebanon CSD, the small size of the district has homogenized these groups, particularly in the music department. The… Read more »

November Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Walter B. Howard Elementary students who have been named November Students of the Month! Students are selected by the homeroom teacher for showing overall good character that month. The students selected are as follows: Connor Dufour Madison Prusky Autumn Doslop-Land Arrion Cohen-Murphy Luc Dowdle Caden Munsinger Riley Robertson Tyler Woodbury Paris Darcy… Read more »

Breslin receives National Board certification

Kindergarten teacher Jason Breslin recently received certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) as an Early Childhood teacher. This certification is recognized as the gold standard in teacher certification and is completely voluntary. He is one of only 104 teachers in New York State to receive certification this year. Teachers seeking certification… Read more »

WBH read-a-thon creates excited readers

They say that duct tape fixes everything. Turns out, it can also motivate children to read. On Friday, November 21, all students at Walter B. Howard Elementary tallied their log sheets to see if they reached their reading goal of 60,000 total minutes. Turns out they surpassed the goal with a total of 61,578 in… Read more »

2014-2015 1st Quarter Honor Rolls

New Lebanon CSD has announced the high honor roll and honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Congratulations to the following students on your achievement: HIGH HONOR ROLL Grade 5 Austin,  Cora Blatt, Leah Chaput, Benjamin Chaput, Forest Corsey, Matthew Devereux-Smith, Rowan Herrick, Samuel Ligotti, Stephanie Major, Costanza Pond, Eliza Ramsey, Maranda Rodriquez, Aaliyah… Read more »

WBH students stack for the World Record

On Thursday, November 13, Walter B. Howard Elementary students, along with thousands of participants from around the world, participated in what the Guinness World Records terms the “World’s Largest Sport Stacking Event.” Sport stacking requires students to set up (up-stack) and dismantle (down-stack) specially-designed cups, into pyramids, as fast as they can for 30 minutes…. Read more »

WBH students learn ‘7 happy habits’

Each month, students at Walter B. Howard Elementary learn a new happy habit that will not only help them academically, but will prepare them to succeed in life. You may remember Stephen Covey’s bestselling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a self-help book for adults who want to achieve their personal best. His… Read more »

Students discover music through their peers

On October 22, New Lebanon first grade students traveled to the historic Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady to watch the Empire State Youth Orchestra perform the Young People’s Concert. The New Lebanon students – along with teachers and approximately 1500 other students – came to Proctor’s where they were entertained and inspired by the music performed… Read more »

Early intervention helps eliminate ‘catch up’ later on

This year at Walter B. Howard Elementary School, additional academic support has been placed in grades K-2 in an effort to ensure that students are reading at or above grade level by Grade 3. This will help improve literacy in the long run and will help to avoid playing “catch up” in the later grades…. Read more »

Students learn about fire safety

On October 20, firefighters from the Lebanon Valley Protective Association visited Walter B. Howard Elementary to talk to students about fire safety. Firefighters focused on the importance of smoke detectors. Another goal of this visit was to make the children feel comfortable and safe around the firefighters who, in their full gear, can be frightening… Read more »