Project Based Learning at Beekmantown Central Schools

September 10, 2015

Students are beginning to settle into their new routines in schools throughout the North Country That’s the case in Beekmantown’s Middle School as well.. where Principal Amy Campbell tells the School Board Project Based learning for eight graders has gotten of to a good start..  Beekmantown School Superintendent Dan Mannix says Project Based Learning for […]

SUNY Plattsburgh Continues their Annual 9/11 Memorial Service

September 8, 2015

The annual SUNY Plattsburgh 9/11 memorial service will take place at noon, Sept. 11, at the newly renovated Hawkins Pond. The ceremony is coordinated by the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society and will follow its traditional format of an emcee, guest speakers and live music. This year’s speakers include Dean of Education Michael Morgan, […]

Touring The Kent-Delorde House Museum

September 4, 2015

Next Tuesday, when we return to work from the Labor Day weekend there will only be a few days left until the start of the battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend which begins Thursday evening at Riverside Cemetery here in Plattsburgh..  One of the highlights of the weekend for re-enactors includes the encampment on the lawn at the Kent DeLord House Museum.. Which is where we caught up with the Museum’s Director, Don Wickman… Actually, we’re in a barn, which is on the property right behind the main house..

We spent some time with Don Wickman on Thursday and talked history, geneology, The kent DeLorde House Museum’s participation in the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.. And he was kind enough to give us a tour of the Museum…  Join us Tuesday, after the Labor Day Weekend for the K&J show here on WNBZ and we’ll take a tour of the museum and talk more about the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.

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K&J – Touring the Battle of Plattsburgh Museum

September 2, 2015

BOP 01The Allan S. Everest Interpretive Center is a permanent exhibit located within the War of 1812 Museum on Washington Rd on the Museum Campus. The exhibits chronologically recount the events of the battles at Plattsburgh within the context of the War of 1812: the political and economical causes of the war; the land and naval engagements at Plattsburgh; and the significant role that the battles here played in the final peace negotiations. It’s just a small portion of Part Two of our tour of the Museum ( Click the Play Bar to listen )

The exhibits are “anchored” by a 5’x15′ diorama and an interactive scale model of the village and surrounding area as it was in 1814. The diorama provides the visitor with an aerial view of the 30,000-acre battlefield, the British and American encampments, the forts and batteries, and the culminating land and naval battles of September 11th, 1814.


College Morns Loss of Evan Gillies

September 1, 2015

SUNY Plattsburgh’s VP for Student Affairs says the college’s Student Health and Counseling Center remains open and available to students needing to talk with a counselor following the death of the 21 year old Evan Gillies who was a Junior at the college..  He died Sunday afternoon while jumping off of the Oxbow Bridge in […]

SUNY Plattsburgh Named in Washington Monthly List

August 31, 2015

SUNY Plattsburgh is again on the list of Washington Monthly’s Top 100 colleges and universities providing the “Best Bang for the Buck” in the Northeast. The college was among 14 SUNY institutes to make the cut. The Washington Monthly list shows “which schools in the Northeast are the best value … based on ‘net’ (not […]

A Day on the Farm

August 28, 2015

The Clinton County Farm Bureau is holding its third annual “Day on the Farm” tomorrow Saturday, August 29th at Maple Grand Farms, 135 Jarvis Rd, Peru, NY. Established in 1917, Maple Grand Farms is a 1,200 acres farm consisting of crop land, wood lots and an apple orchard. “A Day on the Farm” starts at […]

Ettling Welcomes SUNY Plattsbugh Faculty, Staff

August 24, 2015
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SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling Friday welcomed faculty and staff to the 2015-2016 academic year — his 12th fall welcome since arriving on campus in 2004. As he has in recent years, Ettling discussed enrollment figures, reporting that 994 freshmen will arrive on campus during opening weekend, Aug. 22 and 23. This represents an acceptance […]

K&J – Plattsburgh Police Chief Desmond Racicot – on Move in Weekend

August 21, 2015
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After more than 26 years of move in weekends, Plattsburgh’s Police Chief Desmond Racicot knows first hand what the added student population means for the City..  Chief Racicot was kind enough to spend some time talking with us about the importance of the relationship between SUNY Plattsburgh and the City’s Police Department.. It’s move in […]

CCHA Awarded New Book and School Outreach Grant

August 21, 2015
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The Board of Trustees and staff of the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) is pleased to announce the award of an Education and Outreach Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) totaling $7,500.

The CCHA will use these funds to create a four part educational outreach program for elementary schools and to also support the publication of a new book. For the Elementary Educational Outreach Program, the CCHA will partner with staff at the Saranac Elementary school to create a series of local history programs for 4th graders. (… Click above for more )

Move in Weekend at SUNY Plattsburgh

August 20, 2015

It’s move in weekend for SUNY Plattsburgh’s Class of 2019 and close to 1,000 freshman students along with even more returning students arrive back on campus..

Residence halls open for new, transfer and returning students beginning at 8 a.m. this Saturday Residence Life tells us that RAs will be on hand to welcome students to their halls and to help direct them and their families to their rooms and give them information on activities planned for opening week.

Staff members will be in the Housing and Residence Life Office, which is in Room 103 in Algonquin Hall, through the entire weekend.. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer any questions incoming students may have about their room assignments and residence life. Opening Weekend Activities (… Click above for more )

SUNY Plattsburgh Restricts Smoking to Parking Lots

August 17, 2015

Tobacco use on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus is now restricted to a limited number of designated parking lots. The SUNY Plattsburgh Tobacco Restricted Campus Policy took effect Aug. 15th and includes all tobacco and tobacco-derived products intended for human consumption, including but not limited to: tobacco and clove cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah-smoked products, bidis, kreteks, electronic cigarettes or “vapes,” smokeless tobacco or “chew,” and snus. It does not include cessation products specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in treating nicotine or tobacco dependence.

According to Bryan Hartman, vice president for student affairs, the policy applies to all members of the college community, including faculty, staff, students, volunteers, trainees, consultants, contracted staff, vendors, guests and visitors. “The policy does not imply that individuals must quit using tobacco products, It implies that they must restrict the use of those products to the designated locations. (… Click to read more )

PTECH Education Grant Gets an Overhaul

August 17, 2015
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There are 18 schools all working with CVES in the North Country.. And according to District Superintendent Doctor Mark Davey, the PTECH program has gone through some growing pains but State Ed has made some changes for participating schools heading into the 2015-2016 school year (… Click above to listen )

K&J – Revisits Lyme Disease Research at Trudeau Institute

August 17, 2015
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Today on the K&J Show, we’ll look back at a conversation about Lyme Disease, from the Summer of 2014, and the impact of tick born diseases on the North Country.. and the nation as a whole.. And we start by looking at a new focus on the issue at Trudeau Institute where Dr Timothy Sallati is creating a research center of excellence for the study of Lyme and other tick born diseases (… Click above to listen )

Beekmantown Schools Ready for Extended Learning Time

August 13, 2015
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School Administrators in Beekmantown are gearing up for implementation of a new extended learning day in all of their buildings from the Elementary level all the way through the high school.. If you recall, it’s part of a $6 million Dollar Extended Learning Time Grant from The New York State Department of Education that was approved by the school board in June (… Click above to listen and to read more )

NYSUT says Data Released Wednesday Meaningless in Measuring Teacher Effectiveness

August 13, 2015

  According to the New York State Teachers Union..  Test scores in English language arts and math released today tell parents, educators and policymakers almost nothing about students’ progress toward meeting state standards, and are meaningless as measures of teacher effectiveness, New York State United Teachers said. “It would be a huge mistake to read […]

Sibley Hall Next in Line for Face Lift

August 13, 2015

Sibley Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus is slated for not only a face lift but also a floor lift as crews renovate the space to accommodate the college’s clinics, community programs and psychology department. As part of the extensive two-year capital improvement project, workers will add a second floor in the space where the […]

CCHA Presents Rouses Point & Champlain History Tour

August 12, 2015

The Clinton County Historical Association, as a continuation of its annual tours of historical venues and cemeteries in Clinton County, is pleased to announce an August 16th tour of Maple Hill Cemetery in Rouses Point and the former Frog Farm in Champlain. Hosted by Robert St. John, the tour will feature the history of Rouses Point’s earliest residents and Champlain’s unique history of frog farming. (… Click above for more )

President Tyrell Extends Contract at NCCC

August 12, 2015
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Dr. Steve Tyrell’s contract as College president at NCCC has been re-affirmed through 2018. Ms. Barbara Dwyer, Board chair, stated “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Dr. Steve Tyrell as the president at North Country Community College. The College has advanced on a number of fronts over the past three years under Dr. Tyrell’s leadership and we look forward to what Dr. Tyrell and the College will accomplish in the next three years for our students and the region we serve!” (.. Click above to read more )

Curriculum Data Breaks Down Well for Beekmantown Schools

August 12, 2015

Beekmantown Central School Superintendent Dan Mannix says he has very good numbers to report for their first aligned Curriculum.. The State Education Department in New York is set to release their entire report today..

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The report includes a full comprehensive look at comparative year over year data for third through eighth graders in each school district in New York State..  100% of the numbers are up compared to last year among third through eighth graders at Beekmantown (… Click on play bar to listen )

The final levey numbers have been approved by the school board and they’ve come in under the numbers voters approved in March.. All of the municipalities within the Beekmantown School District will see their The Tax Rate per thousand dollars of assessed value come in at $16.99.