Category Archive: School News

Rhinebeck Students Raise Funds with Fashion

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Faced with escalating costs to have their prom, Rhinebeck High School students came up with a creative solution with the help of Jeanne Dorrer and Dennis Fox, from Dennis Fox Salon and their… Continue reading

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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The Community Coalition for Rhinebeck Youth, in partnership with the DEA, Rhinebeck Police, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, encourages you to help keep our youth safe by properly disposing of your unused and unwanted… Continue reading

Young Rhinebeck Announces Half Day / Whole World Friday April 29, 2011

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Friday, April 29, BMS and RHS students will have an early dismissal from school.  Young Rhinebeck, a non-profit organization, has arranged for a special program for that afternoon.  This HALF DAY/WHOLE WORLD PROGRAM will… Continue reading

PETITION FORMS AVAILABLE FOR PROSPECTIVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS

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Petition forms and an information packet are available for individuals who wish to become candidates for election to the Board of Education of the Rhinebeck Central School District. Interested parties should contact the… Continue reading

The Bard Math Circle is coming to Starr Library

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This Saturday, April 2nd, 1:00-3:00pm The Bard Math Circle is coming to Starr Library, bringing puzzles and games that set a playful mood to investigating and problem solving, from arithmetic to algebra. Math… Continue reading

SCHOOL TO BE IN REGULAR SESSION ON APRIL 1, 2011

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SCHOOL TO BE IN REGULAR SESSION ON APRIL 1, 2011 FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF DUE TO BOE-APPROVED ALTERNATE MAKE-UP PLAN FOR EXTRA EMERGENCY CLOSING DAY At their meeting on February 8, 2011, the… Continue reading

Rhinebeck school budget draft cuts levy increase to 2.76%

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RHINEBECK — School district trustees on Tuesday reviewed a proposed $28.28 million budget carrying a 1.85 percent increase of $513,222. Under the budget there would be a $23.38 million property tax levy representing… Continue reading

Community Coalilition Announcement

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The Community Coalition for Rhinebeck Youth welcomes and encourages parents, grandparents, and teens to check out our new website @ http://www.rhinebeckyouth.org.  Through the generous donation of his time and expertise community member, Graham… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Crew Spaghetti Dinner ~ Saturday, March 26, 2011

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Rhinebeck Crew  Spaghetti Dinner, Live Music & Silent Auction   Saturday, March 26, 2011 5:00 – 8:00 pm  Father Brogan Center – Good Shepherd Church  $15 for Adults $13 for Seniors or Children under 12… Continue reading

Teacher retirements reduce Rhinebeck school tax levy hike

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RHINEBECK — Eight  teacher retirements have helped the Rhinebeck school district trim more than $500,000 from a draft budget for 2011-12, reducing a tentative tax levy increase to 2.76 percent, trustees learned Tuesday.… Continue reading

Two Rhinebeck school administrators freeze their own pay

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RHINEBECK — School district trustees today will be given a draft 2011 budget lower than the currently proposed $28.63 million plan after the district superintendent and business administrator promised to freeze their salaries.… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Community Nursery School is taking registrations for September Classes

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All RCNS programs run from 9:00 to 11:50 am. We have a MWF class that is predominately 4-year-olds. and a TTH class which is mixed 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds. We also have a 5… Continue reading

The Rhinebeck Board of Education~Workshop Scheduled for Saturday, March 12th

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The Rhinebeck Board of Education will hold their annual budget development workshop on Saturday, March 12, 2011 starting at 9:00 am in the BMS cafeteria. This is a Board work session focusing solely… Continue reading

OVER THE LIMIT: Most local school superintendents make more than proposed caps would allow

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— If  salary caps proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo are enacted, superintendents in 11 of 18 school districts in the Mid-Hudson Valley would have their pay limited to amounts below 2010-11 levels when… Continue reading

CISPE General Meetings to Discuss Upcoming Rhinebeck School Budget & Other Issues ~ March 8th & 9th 2011

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An Open Invitation to all Parents!  Please join us for a General Meeting of CISPE – Community in Support of Public Education – a community-led group of parents building awareness of the needs… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Schools Parents, Students, and Staff Asked to Provide Feedback on School Climate

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The Rhinebeck Central School District, in partnership with the National School Climate Center (NSCC), is asking all Rhinebeck Central School District parents, students and school personnel to complete the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory… Continue reading

Rhinebeck school board mulls naming rights for buildings

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“Given the financial situations that school districts find themselves in, I think it’s incumbent on us to use every opportunity we can to find ways to support our programs, and one of those… Continue reading

Proposed Rhinebeck school budget calls for tax levy hike of 5.6%

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District officials said they hope to get the tax levy increase under 5 percent by cutting $327,152 from supplies, equipment, field trips, repairs and maintenance, software, textbooks, and travel and conferences; $383,792 from… Continue reading

Fair association offers scholarships

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RHINEBECK — Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to state high school seniors and students enrolled in college, a sponsorship of the state Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York State Showpeople’s… Continue reading

School To Be In Regular Session on April 1, 2011

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At their meeting on February 8, 2011, the Rhinebeck Board of Education approved exercising the option of holding a regular day of classes on Friday, April 1, 2011 to make up the 6th… Continue reading

BMS To Offer Program on Cyberbullying and Technology Use/Abuse for Interested RCSD Parents on Feb 18, 2011

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Would you like to learn to educate your child on how to make safe choices when using electronic devices?  Protect your child from online/electronic risk taking?  Teach your child how to avoid being… Continue reading

District Includes ‘Three-Hour Delay’ as Option in Its Emergency Response Toolkit

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On Tuesday, February 8, 2011, in response to a unique combination of winter road conditions and weather information, the Rhinebeck central School District implemented a three-hour school delay in order to get children… Continue reading

2011-12 Kindergarten Registration

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Plans are already under way for the children who will enter Kindergarten in the Rhinebeck Central School District in the Fall of 2011. Parents who have a child who will be five years… Continue reading

Host a Rotary International Exchange Student – 2011

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Experience another part of the  World in your own Home  The Rhinebeck Rotary Club is looking for a few good families to temporarily “adopt” a student from another country for part of a school… Continue reading

Dutchess County schools chiefs wary of tax cap

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Tough choices lie ahead for school districts if a proposed statewide cap on property taxes becomes real, three school superintendents said at a panel discussion Thursday held by the Dutchess County Economic Development… Continue reading

WINTER BLOOD DRIVE ~ February 7th 2011

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THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY AND SADD  WILL BE HOSTING A WINTER BLOOD DRIVE. PLACE: RHINEBECK HIGH SCHOOL PHONE: 871-5500 ex 5501 WALK-INS ARE WELCOME! CRITERIA: *DONORS MUST BE AT LEAST 16 Years and 1 10… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Continuing Education

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Spring classes begin this month!  Visit the school’s website at http://www.rhinebeckcsd.org and look under the Resources tab for Continuing Education – there you will find a list of classes with descriptions and a… Continue reading

School bus drivers still working in region despite strike vote

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Rhinebeck district Superintendent Joseph Phelan said the company has looked into ways to continue to provide its service if the union does follow through on the strike vote after Jan. 25 so the… Continue reading

RHINEBECK ROTARY HOSTS~CHANCELLOR LIVINGSTON SCHOOL SHOW CHOIR

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On Monday, December 20, 2010, the Rhinebeck Rotary Club was pleased to welcome performances of music by students who are part of the Chancellor Livingston School Show Choir, directed by Music Teacher Sandy… Continue reading

Morton Memorial Library Presents Child Development Check Ups January 20th 2011

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Morton Memorial Library Presents Child Development Check Ups Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & Wednesday, February 9, 2011 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Morton Hall Through… Continue reading