Category: Schools

Geneva vets who served in WWII, Vietnam get high school diploma

Geneva vets who served in WWII, Vietnam get high school diploma

United States veterans Anthony Felice, Ralph Felice, Johnny White Jr. and Dennis Hurling Jr. were given their high school diplomas from the Geneva City School District at the local library before the regularly scheduled school board meeting. All four served their country ... MORE
HWS announces it will close all residence halls except for students with ‘special circumstances’

HWS announces it will close all residence halls except for students with ‘special circumstances’

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have announced the closure of all residence halls on-campus except for students with “special circumstances” in response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak that is plaguing New York state. In a statement issued by Vice President of ... MORE
School-based health center at Penn Yan Elementary coming together

School-based health center at Penn Yan Elementary coming together

The Penn Yan Central School District is moving forward with a school-based health center. At their elementary school it should be up-and-running by next year. That said, dental services could begin soon at the school. Mary Zelazny, chief executive officer of Finger ... MORE
Newark schools celebrate a special way

Newark schools celebrate a special way

After the December 23rd through January 3rd holiday break, Kelley School fourth grade teachers Lacie Urban and Sarah Consentino wanted to refresh students they co-teach with the tenets of “Newark Pride,” the new behavioral expectations instituted for all Newark Central School District ... MORE
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Newark students will perform on radio broadcast in Rochester-area

Newark students will perform on radio broadcast in Rochester-area

Three Newark High School students who are members of the 2019-20 Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, will perform with the HYSO for The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein March 18, from 12:10–12:50 p.m. in the Hochstein Performance Hall. They are ... MORE
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President Storey inauguration scheduled at Keuka for May 1st

Commencement won’t be the only momentous day on the Keuka College calendar this May. The College has scheduled the inauguration of its 20th president, Amy Storey, on Friday, May 1st. President Storey, who was named to the office permanently in May 2019 after ... MORE
Graphics arts class in Newark having big impact on students

Graphics arts class in Newark having big impact on students

As early morning sunlight streamed into James Zeger’s purposely dimly illuminated classroom January 17th, the four students in his first period Graphic Arts class were completely absorbed in quietly creating art using Adobe Photoshop software on their state-of-the-art digital drawing tablets. Zeger ... MORE
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Dundee, Penn Yan programs will merge this fall

Dundee, Penn Yan programs will merge this fall

Could it be time to merge? Looks like it is in Yates County. The Dundee and Penn Yan football teams, as swell as the fall cheerleading spirit squads are merging this fall. A resolution passed at a Dundee school board meeting on ... MORE
Local band director will march in Rose Bowl parade in 2021

Local band director will march in Rose Bowl parade in 2021

Daniel Hacker has been invited to march in the 2021 Rose Bowl Tournament of Roses parade. It’s held in Pasadena, California. The band at the Waterloo High School under his leadership has done quite a bit of traveling – having marched in ... MORE
Victor CSD’s new superintendent will start on Tuesday

Victor CSD’s new superintendent will start on Tuesday

Dr. Tim Terranova is ready for a new challenge. The former deputy superintendent at the West Irondequoit Central School District is taking over as superintendent at the Victor Central School District. He’ll start his new job on Tuesday, and as he told ... MORE
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Students learn about history, science with aid of VR headsets at Pal-Mac

One local school is using virtual reality technology to immerse students in a learning experience unlike a lot of others. “I’m more of a visual learner,” said Ivan Reynolds, a 10th grader who spoke to RochesterFirst. “Being able to see the cells, ... MORE
Newark HS spring musical getting underway, even in planning stages

Newark HS spring musical getting underway, even in planning stages

It’s that time of year again when rehearsals for the Newark High School spring musical have begun and a flurry of myriad preparatory activities for the March 6th-8th production is in full swing. So why this show? “I was drawn to “Big ... MORE
New online wine program coming to Keuka College thanks to Hunt Country Vineyards

New online wine program coming to Keuka College thanks to Hunt Country Vineyards

Everyone knows the Finger Lakes is wine country – USA Today just named it the country’s No. 1 Wine Region. But not everyone knows what makes Finger Lakes wines special, how they’re made, or even the difference between a Traminette and a ... MORE
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Deb Steward named athletic director at HWS

Deb Steward has been named the Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics and Recreation at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Previously the Director of William Smith Athletics, in her expanded role Steward will oversee all 23 varsity Hobart and William Smith ... MORE
Tech provides added resources for students in Newark HS

Tech provides added resources for students in Newark HS

Stacey Brewer’s Newark High School Earth Science students have an advantage this week reviewing for their mid-term exam January 24th they wouldn’t have had without the individual laptop tablets each student was assigned last fall. Using the OneNote Microsoft digital notebook program, ... MORE
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‘NOT ON OUR WATCH’: Protesters call for policy change at Geneva rally (full-coverage)

‘NOT ON OUR WATCH’: Protesters call for policy change at Geneva rally (full-coverage)

The Geneva Women’s Assembly hosted a rally out in front of the Geneva Armory amid the ever-changing weather of rain and snowfall on Saturday. The rally was organized by the GWA and sponsored in tandem with the New York State Poor People’s ... MORE
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New programs, presentations at Keuka highlight expanded offerings in Asia

From China to Vietnam to Sri Lanka, Keuka College officials spent part of December meeting with international education partners, crafting their vision for a coming decade of cooperation, and establishing new academic programs for students on both sides of the globe. “It ... MORE
Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz plans for Macedon arts campus stalled

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz plans for Macedon arts campus stalled

Last year, two celebrities made headlines when plans were announced for a performing arts center along State Route 31 in Macedon. The Wayne County campus has sat empty for a number of years. The celebrities at the helm of the project – ... MORE