BOE Honored by Students and Staff

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It was an exciting evening at district’s Board of Education meeting, as Junior-Senior High School students joined forces to demonstrate their appreciation for the hard work and dedication members of the board of education put into the district. 

To kick off the festivities, the board honored Nicholas Rivera with the opportunity to lead the auditorium in the Pledge of Allegiance. Nicholas was recognized for his efforts for epilepsy research and was recently the grand marshal for the Walk to End Epilepsy. A few other students were also selected to sing the national anthem.

Also attending the celebration were athletes and coaches of the volleyball, football, cheerleading, cross-country and soccer teams, who expressed their gratitude for the board’s year-round efforts. The varsity cheerleading team performed a lively thank you cheer and students also presented a thank-you video to board members as well. Senior Katelyn Reddy presented gifts to the board, which included signs and school jerseys that displayed each board member’s name. In addition, junior Matthew Machovec gave a speech of appreciation to complete the celebration.

Superintendent of Schools Lisa Ruiz also thanked the board for their significant time and dedication they give to their positions. 

This recognition follows the New York State School Boards Association’s School Board Recognition Week that runs from Oct. 21-25. This allows school board members to be honored for their volunteer service, commitment and contributions to their schools and community.

In addition, Rhame Avenue Elementary School teacher Sarah Kane was presented for tenure to the board of education. Rhame Principal Ayesha McArthur spoke highly of Ms. Kane before commemorating her for her hard work and commitment to the district and community. Ms. Kane was presented with flowers for this recognition. 

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