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Poughkeepsie HS Student Faces Charge In Online Threat: UPDATE  Mid Hudson Valley, NY Patch

Poughkeepsie HS Under Lock Down Tuesday - Mid Hudson Valley, NY - The threat Tuesday led to a lockdown at the school for a couple of hours.

Police: 15-year-old shot man in head, wounded another  News 12 Westchester

Authorities say the teen shot a 28-year-old man in the head and a 41-year-old man in the leg Monday afternoon.

SUNY New Paltz community shocked by concealed corpse charges against student, ex-student  Poughkeepsie Journal

On a campus of less than 8,000 students, word spread quickly that current and former SUNY New Paltz students were charged with concealing a corpse, senior ...

Is New York's population decline impacting college enrollment? SUNY says yes  Poughkeepsie Journal

ALBANY – Enrollment continues to decline across New York's publicly funded university system, according to new data released last month. The 1.6 percent dip ...

Suspended Poughkeepsie High School principal seeks damages from district  Poughkeepsie Journal

A suspended Poughkeepsie High School principal is seeking damages from the Poughkeepsie City School District, claiming the district violated her privacy and ...

Poughkeepsie teacher resigns after backlash over syllabus some found offensive

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - A Poughkeepsie High School teacher resigned after handing out a syllabus that some found offensive. The teacher, Cesar Olivares, ...

Poughkeepsie: Graduation rate fell 20 percentage points  Poughkeepsie Journal

The district announced its four-year June graduation rate Friday, not long before members of the latest graduating class were to get their diplomas.

Poughkeepsie High School grads: 'Continue to write your story'  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie High School's class of 2018 graduated Friday.

Lawyer to school board: Bring back Poughkeepsie principal  Poughkeepsie Journal

A lawyer for the Poughkeepsie school district privately told the board that suspended high school Principal Phee Simpson should be reinstated.

GRADUATION PROBE: 9 Poughkeepsie High School students improperly graduated  Poughkeepsie Journal

Nine Poughkeepsie High School students who were granted diplomas last year were improperly graduated, according to state and local authorities.

Poughkeepsie school chief resigns  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Poughkeepsie City School District board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Nicole Williams.

Poughkeepsie High School students compete in national ethics bowl  Poughkeepsie Journal

A new club at Poughkeepsie High School is already making its mark.

Poughkeepsie teacher: Transfer violates contract  Poughkeepsie Journal

A Poughkeepsie City School District special education teacher says he was transferred against his wishes, in violation of his contract — and believes the move ...

State: Schools in two local districts need improvement  Poughkeepsie Journal

Schools in Poughkeepsie and Webutuck are among the lowest-performing in New York, according to the state. But Poughkeepsie got some good news, too.

Future of Poughkeepsie's E-TECH program questioned  Poughkeepsie Journal

Questions remain about the future of a grant-funded program designed to prepare Poughkeepsie students for tech and engineering jobs.

Receivership: Poughkeepsie Middle School improves, but issues remain  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie Middle School improved, but is not out of receivership - and it didn't hit as many performance indicators last year as it did in 2016-17.

Poughkeepsie schools to be closed again Thursday as officials investigate  Poughkeepsie Journal

Schools in the Poughkeepsie City School District are closed again Thursday, following a school shooting threat at Poughkeepsie High School seen on social ...

Poughkeepsie celebrates August high school graduates  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Poughkeepsie district held a ceremony for 27 high school students who completed graduation requirements over the summer.

Poughkeepsie's E-TECH won't accept new students this fall  Poughkeepsie Journal

A grant-funded program designed to prepare Poughkeepsie teens for tech and engineering jobs will not be accepting new students next school year.

Poughkeepsie school board to hold special meeting Thursday morning  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Poughkeepsie City School District board will hold a special meeting Thursday morning.

Arlington High School student arrested; threat deemed 'prank'  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office charged the male teen with third-degree falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor.

'Person of interest' located, Poughkeepsie school threat had 'no merit'  Poughkeepsie Journal

A "person of interest" was identified in a social media threat made against Poughkeepsie High School students; threat had "no merit."

Poughkeepsie High School principal suspended  Poughkeepsie Journal

The school board voted to bring disciplinary charges against Poughkeepsie High School Principal Phee Simpson at a special meeting Monday.

Poughkeepsie High School: Fights between students, parents lead to lockdown  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie High School went into a lockdown Tuesday morning after a fight first broke out among students and later between parents, according to city police ...

PCB-free fish a $10,000 win for Arlington High School team  Poughkeepsie Journal

A group of six Arlington High School seniors have created a safe and sustainable source of food in the Hudson Valley.

Air quality, fire safety concerns plague Poughkeepsie schools  Poughkeepsie Journal

Air quality investigations this year revealed mold growth in parts of Poughkeepsie Middle School, Morse, Clinton and Warring elementary schools.

Mold remediation underway at Beacon High School  Poughkeepsie Journal

Add another Dutchess County school district to the list of those dealing with mold issues after a wet and humid summer.

BUYOUT: $433,000 for ex-Poughkeepsie school chief  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Poughkeepsie City School District will pay former Superintendent Nicole Williams more than $433000 to resign.

2018: A year of wins and losses  Poughkeepsie Journal

Demolition crews begin the process of taking down damaged buildings on Academy Street in the City of Poughkeepsie following a partial collapse Monday ...

For local high school graduates, college, military in future  Poughkeepsie Journal

Many of the thousands of students in 16 local Dutchess and Ulster districts to graduate high school this year will head to college, trends show.

Spackenkill High School named National Blue Ribbon School  Poughkeepsie Journal

It's the first high school in Dutchess County to receive the national award for academic excellence.

Dutchess County veterans celebrated in 'Year of the Veteran' parade  Poughkeepsie Journal

Many veterans from around Dutchess County were celebrated on Sunday at the "Year of the Veteran Parade" in the city of Poughkeepsie.

Arlington High School mourns again: senior killed in crash  Poughkeepsie Journal

For the third year in a row, the Arlington Central School District community is mourning the death of a high school senior, weeks before graduation.

Police: 'No evidence' latest Poughkeepsie threat credible  Poughkeepsie Journal

A Poughkeepsie Middle School student alerted officials to a social media post, police said.

Lawsuit claims Poughkeepsie City School District superintendent harmed district  Poughkeepsie Journal

The complaint alleges that Poughkeepsie Superintendent Nicole Williams harmed the district with "numerous acts of misconduct and incompetence."

Arlington High School graduates celebrate next step in life  Poughkeepsie Journal

Arlington High School celebrated its 829 candidates for graduation at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill Saturday afternoon.

Dutchess schools roiled by threats  Poughkeepsie Journal

Amid the growing number of threats, Dutchess County school officials and law enforcement are dealing with is a number of arrests.

Poughkeepsie man shot early Sunday morning  Poughkeepsie Journal

A 30-year-old City of Poughkeepsie man was transported to a local hospital with gunshot wounds following an early Sunday morning shooting, according to city ...

Shaped by trauma, Poughkeepsie's Carter emerges as a standout athlete, student  Poughkeepsie Journal

Jamik Carter witnessed frequent violence growing up in Brooklyn. But he's since become a star on the field and classroom after a move to Poughkeepsie.

Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks in Poughkeepsie on Nov. 30  The Daily Freeman

Poughkeepsie's 25th annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks kicks off Friday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m.. The parade begins at Main and Garden streets ...

Is marijuana addictive? What to know as New York recreational marijuana debate heats up  Poughkeepsie Journal

New York's recreational marijuana battle sits on the front line of a generational war over American cannabis laws. As debate heats up, USA TODAY Network ...

Poughkeepsie students 'learn from past' to make a better future  Poughkeepsie Journal

A Black History Month celebration at Poughkeepsie High School focused on learning from the past to make a better future.

Poughkeepsie can't comply with program for struggling students: audit  Poughkeepsie Journal

In Poughkeepsie district, a state-mandated program designed to help struggling students meet learning standards is not in compliance with regulations.

Poughkeepsie man charged with murder  Poughkeepsie Journal

Terry Cherry faces a felony charge of second-degree murder.

NY Crime Stoppers offering $2,500 reward to find Poughkeepsie shooting suspects  Poughkeepsie Journal

Tips leading to the conviction of individuals involved in the four recent City of Poughkeepsie shootings could be rewarded with up to $2500.

Poughkeepsie students may be getting free, district-funded bus passes  Poughkeepsie Journal

If the Poughkeepsie district budget passes, middle and high school students will get something many say is a necessity for success: transportation.

Poughkeepsie woman, killed in bus crash, was 'just amazing'  Poughkeepsie Journal

A Poughkeepsie teen was identified as the victim in the fatal collision involving a Red Hook school district bus Monday morning.

School board to file lawsuit against Poughkeepsie superintendent  Poughkeepsie Journal

The superintendent will also be asked to forfeit her "compensation during the period of her disloyalty to the board."

Poughkeepsie violence against youth forum aims at finding solutions to shootings, threats  Poughkeepsie Journal

In preparing her speech on gun violence and youth, Poughkeepsie High School 10th-grader Cassidy Douglas settled on a recurring device courtesy of Charles ...

Police: No apparent ties in 4 shooting incidents in Poughkeepsie  Poughkeepsie Journal

The investigation into four shootings in the City of Poughkeepsie over that past nine days has found no apparent ties between incidents, according to city police ...

Upward Bound struggling since Poughkeepsie High School office removed, staff says  Poughkeepsie Journal

Since its office was removed from Poughkeepsie High School, Upward Bound has been unable to effectively deliver services to students during the day, ...

City of Poughkeepsie shooting victim identified  Poughkeepsie Journal

Seven people have been shot in the City of Poughkeepsie in a series of five incidents police believe to be unrelated.

Poughkeepsie charter school plan draws compliments, concern  Poughkeepsie Journal

A hearing on the proposed charter school drew a crowd on Wednesday, as locals shared concerns and comments.

Grieving families unite: Poughkeepsie to honor Caval Haylett, Ronald Wynn  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie will host a charity basketball game in June to honor former students, Ronald Wynn and Caval Haylett, both of whom died in recent years.

Poughkeepsie school board: attendance policy must be followed  Poughkeepsie Journal

Probe into questionable Poughkeepsie graduations prompted board to issue memo, reminding staff that district's attendance policy must be enforced.

Administrative changes in Poughkeepsie come amid graduation probe  Poughkeepsie Journal

A series of administrative changes in the Poughkeepsie district have come amid a probe of improper or questionable high school graduations.

Poughkeepsie school fund raises questions as state audit nears  Poughkeepsie Journal

As the Poughkeepsie City School District gears up for a state comptroller's audit, school officials say they've been addressing financial concerns.

Spackenkill district reports non-credible social media threat  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Spackenkill school district says a social-media threat involving names of students at the school was deemed non-credible by Poughkeepsie town police.

Meet Milano, Hyde Park's first four-legged school staff member  Poughkeepsie Journal

Milano, a two-year-old golden retriever/Labrador mix, is a certified facility dog who will help Violet Avenue Elementary School students.

Police probe incident between Poughkeepsie Middle School principal, student  Poughkeepsie Journal

Police are investigating an “incident” that occurred between the Poughkeepsie Middle School principal and a student on Tuesday.

Murder arrest follows shooting in city: police  Poughkeepsie Journal

A 25-year-old City of Poughkeepsie man was charged with second-degree murder, a felony, in the shooting of an acquaintance who was found Monday morning ...

Poughkeepsie Middle School principal Da'Ron Wilson cleared in incident involving student  Poughkeepsie Journal

The City of Poughkeepsie Police filed no charges against Poughkeepsie Middle School Principal Da'Ron Wilson following an incident with a student.

'Stay' denied in Poughkeepsie school chief's second appeal  Poughkeepsie Journal

The state Education commissioner denied the Poughkeepsie school chief's request for a "stay" of the board's graduation investigation.

Poughkeepsie football seeks consistency, success under new coach Nigel Whitaker  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Poughkeepsie High School football team is back this year with a new coach, playing back in Section 1.

Excitement, nerves for kids headed back to school  Poughkeepsie Journal

About 45000 students are heading back to class in 16 local districts this week.

John Jay's class of 2018, principal, on to next chapters  Poughkeepsie Journal

Loved ones packed the Mid-Hudson Civic Center Friday night to celebrate with John Jay's class of 2018.

Poughkeepsie shooting victim dies: police  Poughkeepsie Journal

The man found with a gunshot wound to the chest on the westbound arterial was identified as Jaquain Johnson.

Poughkeepsie conflicts highlighted in school chief's latest appeal  Poughkeepsie Journal

A school chief who allegedly failed to look into possible improper graduations, then tried to take over the investigation into the matter once her own conduct was ...

Five people shot in the City of Poughkeepsie within five days  Poughkeepsie Journal

Three people were shot Thursday night within the area of Mansion Street and Winnikee Avenue, according to city police.

Extreme heat prompted early school closures in Hyde Park, Webutuck  Poughkeepsie Journal

The mid-Hudson Valley has been in the grips of a heat wave, which the National Weather *Service* in Albany has said is expected to Thursday night as a cold ...

Local graduation rate flat in 2017  Poughkeepsie Journal

Dutchess County's overall high school graduation rate stayed flat in 2017.

Investigation into incident between Poughkeepsie Middle School principal, student ongoing  Poughkeepsie Journal

City of Poughkeepsie police are continuing to investigate an incident between Poughkeepsie Middle School Principal Da'Ron Wilson and a student.

Educators’ salaries rise 11% in New York over five years  Poughkeepsie Journal

Educator salaries in New York rose 11 percent over the past five years, but the total number of employees in its schools fell slightly over the same period, new ...

Students rally to raise awareness of gun violence, safety concerns  Poughkeepsie Journal

Students around the mid-Hudson Valley held events this morning to raise awareness about gun violence and the need for greater safety on campuses.

Roosevelt's Smolinski: Diligence, success made graduation so rewarding  Poughkeepsie Journal

Some 272 students were celebrated during a commencement ceremony at the Franklin D. Roosevelt High School.

Security back at Poughkeepsie games, but union plans grievance  Poughkeepsie Journal

Security guards cover two Poughkeepsie basketball games Tuesday, but union to file a complaint to the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.

Lourdes student brings fantasy to life in 'Fearless;' book signing Saturday  Poughkeepsie Journal

Ndidi Aguwa, 17, published her first book in August and will be hosting a signing on Saturday.

Poughkeepsie's E-TECH puts students on track for college, careers  Poughkeepsie Journal

E-TECH seeks to prepare at-risk high schoolers for careers in technology or engineering.

Poughkeepsie HS basketball player dies in crossfire hours after all-star game  WABC-TV

A star high school basketball athlete was gunned down just hours after winning a big game in Dutchess County Wednesday night, and now his heartbroken ...

Poughkeepsie school locked down after students fight, then parents brawl  The Daily Freeman

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. >> Poughkeepsie High School had to be placed in lockdown after a fight broke out among students and another brawl erupted when ...

Charter school: Public hearing on Poughkeepsie proposal set for Wednesday  Poughkeepsie Journal

Locals can have their say on a proposal to create a charter school in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Pawling senior Wrobel reflects fondly on high school  Poughkeepsie Journal

Jack Wrobel and 91 other seniors graduated from Pawling High School on Friday.

Teacher turnover rates drop, but concern remains in some local districts  Poughkeepsie Journal

The average rate of teacher turnover has dropped steadily across 16 local school districts, but rates vary from district to district.

School Walkout: Dutchess teens join nationwide protest  Poughkeepsie Journal

Like students across the nation, many in Dutchess County walked out of school Friday.

Fatal Poughkeepsie fire appears to be 'tragic accident': chief  Poughkeepsie Journal

The City of Poughkeepsie fire that left four people dead appears to be "a tragic accident," said Fire Chief Mark Johnson.

Upward Bound office to be removed from Poughkeepsie High School  Poughkeepsie Journal

Tempers erupted at a Poughkeepsie school board meeting when the board majority voted to remove an Upward Bound office from the high school.

New AD Hodge looks to build stability at Poughkeepsie  Poughkeepsie Journal

Christian Hodge Sr., Poughkeepsie High School's new athletic director, is looking to build the school's sports programs.

Poughkeepsie Farm Project to expand in city school district  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Poughkeepsie Farm Project will receive $100000 in grant money, allowing the organization to expand its gardens.

More than 7,000 rally for gun regulation at March For Our Lives Hudson Valley  Poughkeepsie Journal

More than 7000 people came out Saturday in conjunction with the national movement.

Poughkeepsie trustees' charter school support draws ire of teachers union  Poughkeepsie Journal

Two members of the Poughkeepsie City School District board have drawn ire from the teachers union for supporting a charter school proposal.

Arlington High School Lockdown Lifted After Threat Determined To Be Prank  Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice

Arlington High School was placed on lockdown Monday morning after a 911 call was received about a possible threat at the school, said Lt. Shawn Castano of ...

Lourdes student team wins journalism's Eddy awards  Poughkeepsie Journal

A television journalism program at Our Lady of Lourdes High School took an indepth look at Generation Z and came away with two awards in the process.

Poughkeepsie in search of a permanent athletic director  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Poughkeepsie High School athletic department could again be in flux after the agenda for Friday's Board of Education meeting included a resolution to ...

Webutuck grads learn to prioritize while getting most of school  Poughkeepsie Journal

Taylor Edmundson often was tempted to procrastinate, and given her obligations as a four-sport standout at Webutuck High School, there were plenty of ...

Poughkeepsie saddened over shooting of high school student  Poughkeepsie Journal

An 18-year-old was shot on Talmadge Street early Wednesday morning, according to Detective Lt. Matt Clark of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.

At Marlboro graduation, seniors celebrate accomplishments  Poughkeepsie Journal

Marlboro High School's class of 2018 reflect on their milestones and also look towards a new chapter.

Dover bomb threats: Students finished day, police investigating  Poughkeepsie Journal

DOVER PLAINS - Students in the Dover Union Free School District were evacuated for part of Wednesday morning after a pair of bomb threats were called in to ...

Orchard View graduates persevered to succeed  Poughkeepsie Journal

Orchard View Alternative High School graduated a class of 19 on Friday.

Poughkeepsie High School graduation candidates  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie High School graduation candidates class of 2014.

Siena College, Poughkeepsie high school students take aim at cyberbullying  Spectrum News

The program uses peer-to-peer conversations to teach students to not be bystanders to cyberbullying, but to be "upstanders," calling out their peers who partake ...

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