The school year is quickly approaching the halfway point. It is time for students and parents to evaluate just where each student is headed. Are we making progress? Have their grades improved? Can grades be improved? One month from now we will be looking at the second semester starting. It is easier to start the second half with a great first half. I encourage students, teachers and parents to work hard to get every North Warren student working to their full potential.
There are exiting things going on at the school right now. The Winter Concerts are in progress, the sports teams have started their seasons. Everyone is welcome to come out and support the Cougars. The students work hard every day in practice to improve their sports skills and to make their teams competitive. Come out and let them know you appreciate their hard work. You will see some very good basketball from both our Girls and Boys teams. Not to be forgotten our cheerleaders practice every day and work hard at what they do. Each home game is an exciting event. Come and cheer them on.
We also have a bowling team that is doing quite well. While their matches are not necessarily open to large crowds they do represent our school and I am very proud of what they accomplish.
Our students are involved working with the two local historical societies to create an Audio Visual History project. They will be interviewing senior citizens of both Towns and filming the event for achieves in both of our Town historical societies. The first of the interviews should commence in January. The students are first interviewing the subjects in an informal manner, then structuring a formal interview and the A/V class doing the actual production. We hope that this turns into a permanent program as it seems people keep joining the “senior” ranks.
The school has received a wonderful collection of Adirondack Books from former resident Randy Ellsworth. A total of about 550 books with half of them being books dedicated to the Adirondack region. We are in the process of redecorating a small room off the library to house this collection. We are targeting mid-March for a grand opening and a celebration to thank Mr. Ellsworth for his generosity.
Each day as school lets out, it really is not out. Something exciting is always happening here at North Warren. Just this week I watched students practicing for the various Winter Concerts, other students practicing for the upcoming school play “Lion King” (March), the Chess Club working in the library with new timers that were recently donated to the school by the Ross-Lambert Foundation. There was a piano recital from the Youth Commission program, cheerleading practice, basketball practice, and Quiz Bowl practice.
North Warren is more than just a place where young people learn about the world. It is a place where they can experience things that will help with latter life.
As we approach the Holidays I want to wish everyone in the North Warren Community a blessed Holiday Season. Please come and visit us, take in some games, a play or a concert. If we ever get snow you might want to try part of the Cougar Challenge and snow shoe some trails behind the school.
The New York State Dignity For All Student Act (Dignity Act) was signed into law on September 13, 2010. This legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 - Dignity For All Students.
The Dignity Act states that NO student shall be subjected to harassment or discrimination by employees or students on school property or at a school function based on their actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.
For more information: Dignity Act Overview
Know Your North Warren Dignity Act Coordination Team:
Michael Therio - 8-12 School Counselor x 757
Deirdre Hill - K-7 School Counselor x 757
Theresa Andrew - PreK-12 School Principal x 702
Caleb Martin -Teaching Staff x 406
With current national attention being focused on children’s health and wellness issues, North Warren Central School’s Food Service Department is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance through a web site called mySchoolBucks.com. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find the lunch lines move along much faster so your child has more time to eat and be with friends.
Also, parents will have the ability to print out a copy of their child’s eating history report. This history report will show you all dates and times that your child has purchased a breakfast and or lunch within the past thirty days.
For more information and to access these services simply click on the Food Service link and choose Payment Information.
The North Warren Parent Portal is available to provide parents/guardians online access to student records. Parents/Guardians of students in grades 6-12, who currently receive mailed documentation, are able to access attendance, progress reports, and report cards online.
For more information about signing up for the portal or for tips on accessing your new account, check the PARENT PORTAL GUIDE under the Parents menu above.
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North Warren participates in an internationally recognized bullying prevention program called Olweus. This is a cultural implementation of a philosophy of respect and regard for others that consists of 4 Olweus program components which include:
+ school-level components
+ classroom-level components
+ individual-level components (working w/ individual students & their parents),
+ community-level components