NYSED to hold stakeholder meetings regarding IDEA

Please read the letter below from the NYS Education Department’s Office of Special Education: Dear Parents, Families, Educators, and Other Key Stakeholders of Students with Disabilities: I am writing to invite you to participate in virtual special education State Performance Plan Stakeholder Engagement Meetings to discuss New York State’s performance targets and improvement activities for… Read more »


Fire Prevention Day at WBH

Tuesday was Fire Prevention Day at Walter B. Howard – students met with firefighters from the Lebanon Valley Protective Association and learned about fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and got to go inside a fire truck! Thanks to the LVPA for coming out to teach our students about fire safety and prevention! See all the photos… Read more »


New Lebanon Welcomes New Staff

We are pleased to welcome several new faculty and staff to New Lebanon this year! At WBH, Emily Meister joins us as a Special Education/RTI teacher, Brittany McKeown is filling Mrs. Jubie’s maternity leave in Third Grade, and Brianna Shuhart is our new part time aide. Tasha Thompson Hauser is also new this year as… Read more »


Picture Day information – WBH and JSHS

SMILE! It’s almost picture day!   Picture Day at the JSHS is September 24. Order forms are available in the main office. Retakes will be Nov. 12 from 7:30-9:30)   At WBH, picture day is October 1 (Rain Date Oct. 4, Retakes Nov. 5). Students will receive a photo info sheet on picture day containing… Read more »


Openings for full-day Pre-K class

The Walter B. Howard Elementary School has some last minute openings for the full-day 2021-22 Pre-K class. Students must be 4 years old prior to December 1st.  If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Pre-K program please call the WBH Elementary Main office as soon as possible at (518) 794-8554.


Pre-K & Kindergarten Orientation Letter

Dear Pre-K and Kindergarten Families, We are super excited to welcome our newest students to Walter B. Howard Elementary School for Orientation on Tuesday, September 7th. Kindergarten Orientation will take place from 9:00 to 10:00am and Pre-K Orientation will take place from 10:30 – 11:30. Our current plan is to hold these orientations outside near… Read more »


Before/After School Program at WBH

Beginning this fall, we are pleased to work with Healthy Kids Programs to provide a before/after school program for students at Walter B. Howard Elementary School. More information on the flyer below, or visit their website at www.healthykidsprograms.com.


Superintendent Message – Planning for Returning to School in September

This message was emailed to all New Lebanon families on Monday, August 16. Dear Families, As we continue to finalize our in-person learning plan for the 2021-2022 school year, we wanted to share some information with you on what we expect for September. We plan on having the final plan updated and posted on our… Read more »


Superintendent Message regarding back to school COVID planning

This message was emailed to all families on August 10, 2021. Dear Families, We have been working diligently over the last several weeks to prepare for the return of your children to school in September. As you know, we had been anticipating updated guidance for this school year from the New York State Department of… Read more »


2021-2022 Pre-K-Grade 6 Supply List

All supplies must be clearly labeled with your child’s name on them. Students will not be sharing supplies. You can also download the supply list here. All students will need two pairs of headphones/earphones to use with their chromebooks. Pre-K Box of 16 crayons Box of 8 skinny markers Box of pencils 2 glue sticks… Read more »


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