Area seniors enjoyed ‘Young at Heart’ dance

More than 80 people were pinned with corsages made by Margaretville Central School students and faculty when MCS hosted its annual “Young at Heart” dance on Thursday, Oct. 8.  More...

Posted 10/13/2015 07:48 PM

Ready For BBQ

MCS Seniors gathered in the gym last week as they prepared for their first fundraiser of the year. More...

Posted 10/13/2015 07:48 PM

Michael Moore is new school psychologist at MCS

Michael Moore joined the Margaretville Central School staff last month as the new school psychologist and CSE/ CPS chair. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 09:32 PM

New staff members welcomed at Andes Central School

Andes Central School has welcomed four new staff for the 2015-16 academic year. Curt R. Beall is a licensed teachers’ assistant to the Special Education Department at the Andes Central School District. More...

Posted 9/22/2015 10:52 PM

Area schools prepare for opening of new academic year

MCS, OCS districts begin the new year with classes next week   Though Labor Day is still nearly two weeks away, two local schools will be back in session next week, with two others hosting conferences for their teachers.  More...

Posted 8/25/2015 09:09 PM

Health Foundation awards scholarships to local students

Margaretville — Five students from local schools will head off to college this fall in medical related fields with help from the Margaretville Health Foundation. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 01:23 PM

Eric Windover resigns as Roxbury School principal

Has accepted position with Rochester school

Roxbury Central School Superintendent Tom O’Brien announced the resignation of principal Eric Windover in a note to the News last week.  O’Brien said that Windover was submitting his resignation to the Board of Education at their rec More...

Posted 7/15/2015 11:05 AM

Jacob Liberatore earns RPI degree

Jacob Liberatore, a 2011 graduate of Roxbury Central School, has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. Graduation ceremonies were held May 30. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 11:05 AM

Emily Kelly is Oswego grad

Emily Desiree Kelly graduated Magna Cum Laude from State University of New York at Oswego on May 16 where earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with a minor in economics. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 11:05 AM

Andes Central Grads Celebrate

PROUD DAY — Cody Chambers was among the ACS Class of 2015 members who graduated on Friday. — Photos by Dick Sanford More...

Posted 7/1/2015 10:14 AM

MCS Memories

TRADITIONAL TOSS — Members of Margaretville's Class of 2015 give their hats a toss into the air at Saturday's commencement in the gymnasium. — Photos by Dick Sanford More...

Posted 7/1/2015 10:14 AM

Graduations are planned this weekend

Class of 2015 to be celebrated

Four schools in the News service area will award diplomas to a total of 173 graduates this weekend as the school year comes to a close. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 09:12 AM

MCS Movers

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Posted 6/24/2015 09:12 AM

Educational Play Time

STUDY COMPLETE — Mary Miller from New York News Publishers Association (NYNPA) was in Margaretville last week to see a play “Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth” produced by the MCS students of Karen Underwood. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 09:07 AM

MCS, Andes moving toward superintendent sharing contract

Andes and Margaretville central school officials have scheduled a joint meeting for Monday, June 15, to advance discussions about sharing the services of Andes Superintendent, Dr. Robert Chakar. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 09:46 AM

Shoes For Kids program takes a big step forward

Ares schools join the effort to supply shoes to Guatemala

Children in Guatemala are receiving desperately needed footwear thanks to a new venture dubbed Shoes For Kids that involves local volunteers and the cooperation of students from a number of area schools. More...

Posted 6/3/2015 08:18 AM

MCS seniors gearing up for next steps

Members of the MCS Class of 2015 are ready to go! Some 30 students will move on to a wide array of studies and occupations next month when they depart as one of the most accomplished senior classes ever to graduate from the school. More...

Posted 6/3/2015 08:19 AM

Bacon and Storey top graduates in Andes Central School for 2015

Torin Bacon, Cassandra Storey are class leaders

Andes Central School (ACS) announced last week that Torin Bacon is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2015 and Cassandra Storey is the Salutatorian. School Superintendent Dr. More...

Posted 5/21/2015 01:45 PM

Honor students listed for period at Margaretville

Margaretville Central School has announced its Honor Rolls for the third marking period of 2014-15 school year.  More...

Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 PM

From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth: Chapter Eight

Editor's Note: This is the last of eight chapters of “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth,"?a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth: Chapter Six

Editor's Note: This is the sixth chapter of “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth,"?a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. More...

Posted 4/21/2015 07:00 PM

From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth: Chapter Four

Editor's Note: This is the fourth chapter of “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth,"?a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. More...

Posted 4/7/2015 07:00 PM

From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth: Chapter Three

Editor's Note: This is the third chapter of “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth,"?a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. More...

Posted 3/24/2015 07:00 PM

Andes Brings Fish Tales To Life

IN THE SWIM — Andes Central School students performe “The Little Mermaid Jr.” on Friday and Saturday evenings. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

MCS students earn prizes for excellence

Margaretville — Margaret- ville Central School presented its first annual Middle Excellence Awards on February 12.  More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

Community Welcome

SCHOOL'S OPEN — Tina Peters welcomes an RCS 6th grader to her classroom on open house night. — Photo by Joan Lawrence-Bauer More...

Posted 10/13/2015 07:48 PM

Roxbury Central School District welcomes new teaching staff

Roxbury Central School has added five new teachers to its staff for the 2015-16 academic year. Jennifer Prusinowski is the new high school English teacher at Roxbury. Ms. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 09:32 PM

School Scenes

In rural regions served by community newspapers, elementary and secondary schools are at the heart of community life. More...

Posted 9/29/2015 08:51 PM

President sends letter to RCS fourth grader

Téa Mattice had written to president regarding concerns over testing

A Roxbury fourth grader is walking a lot taller this fall after having received a letter from the President of the United States. More...

Posted 9/15/2015 08:40 PM

Rosa earns degree in studio art from Denison University

Granville, OH — Katherine Elizabeth Rosa, daughter of Lori and Gary Rosa of New Kingston, was among 544 graduates awarded diplomas at Denison University’s 174th commencement ceremony, which was held on Saturday, May 16, 2015. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 01:22 PM

Margaretville honor students listed for final marking period

Margaretville — Margaret- ville Central School has announced its Honor Rolls for the final marking period of the 2014- 15 school year. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 11:05 AM

Foundation Builders

DONOR AND SPONSOR APPRECIATION EVENT — Margaretville Health Foundation welcomed guests to its 5th Annual Donor and Sponsor Appreciation Event on Saturday, July 11. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 11:05 AM

Christine Kelly receives degrees

Christine Patricia Kelly graduated Magna Cum Laude from State University of New York at Plattsburgh on May 16. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 11:05 AM

Graduations offer special memories

Class of 2015 members mark important step

By Joan Lawrence-Bauer More...

Posted 7/1/2015 10:14 AM

Roxbury Rolls

ALL IN THE FAMILY — From left, Kendall, Shannon, and Morgan Sprague, all RCS grads, pose with their father, Artie, at Saturday's commencement in Roxbury. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 10:14 AM

Super Deal: ACS, MCS to share leadership post

Dr. Robert Chakar to be superintendent for both districts

Andes and Margaretville central schools took a historic step last week when their boards of education both passed resolutions agreeing to share the services of Dr. Robert L. Chakar Jr. as their superintendent next year. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 09:12 AM

ACS students studying nature firsthand

Greenhouse work is part of program for three students

In a few minutes with John Coss, you figure out that he’s a kid who would rather be outdoors than in. Andes Central School teacher Ed McGee is happy to accommodate that. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 09:07 AM

School’s Out... Forever

KARENS RETIRE – Both Karen Underwood, left and Karen Dietrich were honored by Margaretville Central School colleagues and friends last Friday evening at LaCabana Restaurant in Fleischmanns. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 09:07 AM

OCS buys out superintendent’s contract

Deal will end McGill’s tenure a year early

Following months of tension between herself and the Onteora School Board, the district’s superintendent has left her position a full year before her contract was to expire. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 09:46 AM

Jessica Moore, Shannon Sprague named top graduates at Roxbury

Will be speakers at commencement Saturday, June 27

Roxbury Central School has named Jessica Moore and Shannon Sprague the Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively, of the graduating class of 2015.  Superintendent Tom O’Brien told the News this week that both grads will speak at commenc More...

Posted 6/3/2015 08:18 AM

Avery Sanford earns Cornell degree

Avery Elizabeth Sanford graduated from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca on Sunday, May 24 where she earned a bachelor of science degree in Communication with a concentration in Social Influence.  More...

Posted 5/27/2015 10:22 AM

OCS student arranges blood drive

Big Indian — To celebrate the burst of new life this spring, the Big Indian-Oliverea Fire Department will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive at their firehouse on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Posted 5/21/2015 01:45 PM

RCS third quarter honor students named

Roxbury — Roxbury Central School has announced its honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2014 —’15 school year.  More...

Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 PM

Heavy Medals

  MEDAL WINNERS — Three Margaretville Central School students came home winners after attending the annual conference of the New York Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America at the Syracuse University Sheraton Hotel and Conferenc More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth: Chapter Seven

Editor's Note: This is the seventh of eight chapters of “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth,"?a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. More...

Posted 4/28/2015 07:00 PM

From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth: Chapter Five

Editor's Note: This is the fifth chapter of “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth,"?a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. More...

Posted 4/14/2015 07:00 PM

From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth: Chapter Two

Editor's Note: This is the second chapter of “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth,"?a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. More...

Posted 3/24/2015 07:00 PM

From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth

Chapter One: One Piece of a Bigger Story

This serial is called "From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth," but the story of how American women earned the right to vote did not begin with that famous 1848 meeting at Seneca Falls. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM

Circus Fun

CIRCUS CAME TO TOWN — The Margaretville Central School chapter of SADD hosted Mike Naughton's Yankee Doodle Circus last Wednesday. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM