8:30 AM - 11:00 AM 8th Grade Visits Warwick HS
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Public Hearing - The Capital Project
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM 8th Grade Visits Chester HS
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM BOE Special Meeting - CAPITAL PROJECT VOTE
Faucets and drinking fountains at all schools in the state are mandated to be tested for the presence of lead by no later than September 30th as outlined in a September 6, 2016 law authorized by Governor Andrew Cuomo. New state health regulations mandate that drinking water in schools throughout the state be tested to ensure that lead levels do not exceed the “action level” of 15 parts per billion.
On October 14, 2016, in conjunction with The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, GWL UFSD raised money to support families impacted by cancer in the Mid-Hudson Valley as well as created awareness in our community for the many people affected by this illness. Our school community wore pink on Friday and raised $1,050 by asking each member to donate at least $2 to the Miles of Hope Foundation.
The Board of Education has approved a new capital project for your consideration. The project vote is scheduled for November 29, 2016 from 11AM-9PM in the GWL Elementary School gym. The two propositions that will be put forth for consideration are based on community and faculty feedback gleaned through focus groups and surveys. We are able to leverage our capital reserve and budget money earmarked for bond payments to support this project at no additional cost to our taxpayers. Please click on the link for more information.
The Ashokan Center’s trails and outdoor campus allowed our 5th and 6th graders the opportunity to hike to the depths of a 350 million year old Cathedral Gorge and the Turnwood-Ashokan Covered Bridge (1885). Our students also learned in Ashokan's 18th and 19th Century buildings and working craft shops: Winchell’s Inn (c. 1780), the 1817 schoolhouse, the Ashokan Barn and Barnyard, Blacksmith Shop, Print Shop, Pewter Shop, and Tin & Broom shops.
This morning, together, we remembered the tragic events that took place on 9/11, honored our first responders and celebrated what it means to be an American. Thank you to Principal Boller and Principal Lawrence for organizing this important morning. Thank you to Mrs. Kroll and Mr. Compton for arranging our musical pieces. We all appreciated listening to the inspiring sediments from our Mayor Jesse Dwyer. Thank you to our police officers, scouts, EMTs, town officials and community members who participated in our ceremony today.