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HWS to officially install new president, Joyce Jacobsen

HWS to officially install new president, Joyce Jacobsen
She’s been on the job since early July, but now it’s time for Hobart and William Smith Colleges to celebrate the first female president in their history. Next Friday, Oct. 18, Joyce Jacobsen will be inaugurated as the 29th president of Hobart College and the 18th of William Smith College during an investiture ceremony that will be held outdoors, rain... more

Newark student will participatein NYSSMA’s all-state conference in Rochester

Newark student will participatein NYSSMA’s all-state conference in Rochester
Newark High School junior Rachel George, who earned a near perfect score of 99 for her French Horn solo last spring at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) solo festival, has been selected to participate in NYSSMA’s All-State Conference in Rochester December 5-8 at the Rochester Convention Center. George, who has been playing the French horn since she... more

Rehearsals underway for ‘Agonautika’ at Newark HS

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Rehearsals are underway for the Newark High School Drams Club’s October 10 &11 performances of “Argonautika.” “Argonautika” is the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece that features some well known Greek mythology characters such as Athena, Hera, Aphrodite, Eros, Hercules, and Medea. “I was really drawn to this script because there is a true sense of ensemble in this... more

Ithaca students break down sports and performing arts stigmas

Ithaca students break down sports and performing arts stigmas
In the latest edition of “Youth Voices,” a radio series that brings young local residents together to discuss issues they are passionate about, several students talk about the stigmas attached to participating in sports or the performing arts in school and how to break through. The podcast is hosted on WRFI by J.T. Stone, a student at Ithaca High School... more

Newark HS hosts salutre to honor Veterans Day

Newark HS hosts salutre to honor Veterans Day
For the third year in a row, the Newark High School Music Department will host an inspirational salute in honor of American’s truest heroes at a Veterans’ Day Concert and reception November 7th at 7:30 p.m. The event will begin with a patriotic music concert in the auditorium featuring NHS bands and choirs and conclude with a reception for veterans... more

Pulitzer winner speaks to HWS students in Geneva

Pulitzer winner speaks to HWS students in Geneva
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Eli Saslow ventured to Hobart and William Smith Colleges to retell the transformative story of a young white nationalist who eventually expelled his racist beliefs by attending higher education on Thursday. Inside a well-packed Albright Auditorium, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Genocide and Human Rights Symposium that invited Saslow to speak through the... more

Cato-Meridian CSD all reads same book

Cato-Meridian CSD all reads same book
One district, one book. The entire Cato-Meridian Central School District is on the same page. Everyone is reading “The World According to Humphrey” by Betty Birney. The idea was to bring what the kids are learning into the home, giving families something to look forward to, and talk about. And Humphrey himself is making the rounds! “Our kids will see... more

Yates family vows not to give up after vaccine exemption denied again

Yates family vows not to give up after vaccine exemption denied again
Carl Schwartz withdrew his lawsuit against BOCES 1’s principal and school doctor after his son’s exemption from vaccines had been denied. But Schwartz is not backing down. Schwartz will give the principal and school doctor another opportunity to review Thorn’s case and let him come back to school. Thorn is 11 and has severe autism. His doctor says vaccines cause infections and... more

Senator Helming joins hundreds of students at Finger Lakes Works… With Their Hands!

Senator Helming joins hundreds of students at Finger Lakes Works… With Their Hands!
Senator Helming recently joined local students, teachers, and skilled tradespeople on Thursday at the 14th Annual “Finger Lakes Works… With Their Hands!” event. This important local program brings high school students to Lott Farms in Seneca Falls to get hands on learning experiences in the construction industry and other skilled trades. They have the chance to learn about career opportunities... more

Newark CSD spotlighted by local media in Rochester

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Morning television feature reporter Michael Schwartz is visiting and spotlighting a different high school every Friday morning on Good Day Rochester’s early “Friday Morning Lights” segments through the end of October to talk to the students, athletes and club members. On September 27th, the Newark Reds were gearing up for the Big Homecoming Weekend Friday evening football game against Wayne... more

Trevor Irby remembered at Keuka College memorial over the weekend

Trevor Irby remembered at Keuka College memorial over the weekend
‘Find Your Trev’: Legacy of Trevor Irby ’17 Celebrated at Keuka College Memorial The Romulus native was among the victims of a mass shooting in California this past July. Loyal. Generous. Kind. Full of life. That’s how friends and family recalled Keuka College alumnus Trevor Irby ’17 during a memorial Sunday that honored the memory of a life cut far... more

Newark HS musicians perform at new clinic in Rochester

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It was a big weekend for four local high school students, who performed at a new clinic in Rochester. Four Newark High School musicians sang the National Anthem at the ribbon-cutting ceremony September 26th of the new 84,000-square-foot, state-of the-art outpatient Veterans Administration medical clinic on Calkins Road in Henrietta. NHS Vocal Music teacher Kate Flock said the recently formed... more

Keuka College holds pair of ribbon cutting ceremonies as new facilities unveiled

Keuka College holds pair of ribbon cutting ceremonies as new facilities unveiled
On the Keuka College campus, it was a weekend of reconnections, celebrations … and a couple of unveilings. The College formally cut the ribbon on several new teaching spaces during its annual Green & Gold Celebration Weekend. The American Sign Language/ASL-English Interpreting Center, a newly built greenhouse, and new and expanded lab facilities for the Nursing program were all thrown... more

Sen. Helming visits Newark Central School District

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New York State Senator Pam Helming got an up close and personal glimpse September 26th of where some of the state aid funding for education has been put to great use in one of her rural constituent school districts in Newark. Helming, (R,C, IP) who represents the 54th Senate District that includes all of Seneca and Wayne counties and portions... more

Early high school tech program moves to Newark

Early high school tech program moves to Newark
The Wayne-Finger Lakes Board of Cooperative Educational Services celebrated the move Thursday of its Pathways Technology Early College High School. P-Tech was previously housed in the Phelps-Clifton Springs School District, and is now at 1100 Technology Parkway in the Silver Hill Technology Park off of Route 88. BOCES said the location strategically places the P-Tech program next to Finger Lakes... more
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