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Students Create Happy Holiday for Local Families in Need

The Grade 9 National Junior Honor Society created a happy holiday for three local families in need this year by buying and wrapping presents for them. As part of a holiday service project, students “adopted” three families from the Hope 7 Community Center in Troy. “This project struck a chord with the students because the… Read more »

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Educators Review Safety Procedures With Local Police Agencies

In response to the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, school administrators met with state police and the sheriff’s department on Dec. 20 to review school safety procedures. “We have student safety plans in place but we wanted to sit down and see if there was anything additional we could do. You can never be too safe… Read more »

District’s Teacher and Principal Evaluation Plan Approved by New York State

The State Education Department has approved the district’s Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan. The district submitted its plan, which both the district and Brittonkill Teachers Association (BTA) had to agree to, more than a month ago. The state’s approval means the district avoids losing a portion of its state aid, which Governor Andrew Cuomo… Read more »

Tamarac Modified Basketball Girls

Girls Modified Basketball Team Donates Gifts to Family in Need

The Tamarac 8th grade girls’ modified basketball team helped create a happy holiday for a community family in need this year by providing presents through an Adopt-A-Family program. Team members Maeve Doin, Kayla Doody, Jillian Galvin, Camille Gardner, Zoe Gliosco, Madison Gragnano, Lauren Kazunas, Lauren Lockrow, Caitlyn Roden, Gursimran Sahota, Gabrielle Tarbox, Grace Warrington and… Read more »

How the District Is Responding to the Newtown Tragedy

Like everyone across the country, Brunswick (Brittonkill) CSD’s heart goes out to everyone in the community of Newtown, Connecticut who were impacted by Friday’s unspeakable tragedy. In response, the district has made counselors and social workers available to our students and anyone who needs help. However, given the tragic circumstances of Friday’s news, the district… Read more »

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Continued State Aid Cuts Would Mean Deeper Program Cuts

If New York State continues to cut state aid to public schools, the district will have to make deeper and deeper cuts to programs over the next few years. That was the warning at a November Board of Education meeting where budget projections showed the district faces a $686,529 budget shortfall for the 2013-14 school… Read more »

Anti-bullying speaker

Students Hear Powerful Anti-Bullying Message from Speaker

Tamarac High School’s Student Senate recently invited a powerful speaker to talk with students about the pressures of growing up and how they can help each other instead of turning to drugs or bullying others. “I know that each day you’re not just walking into a school, you’re walking onto your own personal stage,” speaker… Read more »