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James Van Develde

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James Van Develde has been the Director of Communications in the Lakeland Central School District for the past 30 years following ten years as a newspaper reporter/editor. He is also in charge of the district's Continuing Education program.

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  1. Lakeland Student Scientists Present Research At Science Research Symposium

    Lakeland Student Scientists Present Research At Science Research Symposium

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- Ten senior research student scientists from Walter Panas and Lakeland high schools recently presented their research at the annual Science Research Symposium in the Lakeland High School auditorium. The students presented summaries of their completed research papers to parents, community members, administrators, and staff. Dr. Alwyn T. Cohall, professor of sociomedical ...

  2. Music Association Gives Gold Rating To Lakeland Middle School Honors Band

    Music Association Gives Gold Rating To Lakeland Middle School Honors Band

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- The Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School Honors Band achieved a gold rating at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Band Majors Festival at Fox Lane High School on Wednesday, May 18.The LCBMS Honors Band is directed by Richard Russo; it's comprised of 64 sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students.A gold rating at the NYSSMA Band Majors Festival is ...

  3. Van Cortlandtville Elementary School Teacher Honored For Tech Teaching

    Van Cortlandtville Elementary School Teacher Honored For Tech Teaching

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Amanda McArthur Gawron, a third-grade teacher at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School, received an award Tuesday morning as 2016 Technology Teacher of the Year this morning by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC). Gawron is a graduate of Lakeland schools having attended George Washington Elementary School, Copper Beech Middle School, and Lakeland High ...

  4. Lakeland Receives Approval For Smart School Proposal

    Lakeland Receives Approval For Smart School Proposal

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- New York State recently approved the Lakeland Central School District's Smart School proposal. “Since technology is always changing, the district's technology plan will be reviewed annually and adjusted as needed to address these changes,” said Dwayne Hoffmann, director of information technology. Lakeland is one of 52 districts in the state to receive approval so far. ...

  5. Jefferson Valley Show Celebrates Lakeland Musicians, Artists

    Jefferson Valley Show Celebrates Lakeland Musicians, Artists

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The 31st annual Lakeland Week of the Arts kicked off with a celebratory night of music and art on Monday, May 9, at the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown. The opening ceremony featured live music from Lakeland Central School District student musicians. The TJ Pride Singers from Thomas Jefferson Elementary School were joined by high school singers at the opening ...

  6. Lakeland School District Holds Annual Art Week At Jefferson Valley Mall

    Lakeland School District Holds Annual Art Week At Jefferson Valley Mall

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- The Lakeland Central School District will host its 31st annual “Lakeland Week of the Arts” event at Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights Monday May 9 through Sunday, May 22. The art exhibition will kick off with a special ceremony in the mall’s Center Court on Monday, May 9, from 6:15 - 7 p.m. with art on display through Sunday, May 22. "Jefferson ...

  7. Lakeland Future Business Leaders Compete At State Conference

    Lakeland Future Business Leaders Compete At State Conference

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. --Lakeland High School’s students of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed in April at the State Leadership Conference in Rochester, N.Y.The annual event drew over 700 FBLA members. They competed in events, campaigned for state positions, attended workshops and networked.The areas of competition included business law, hospitality management, emerging business ...

  8. Four Panas Students Earn Honorable Mention In Science Competition

    Four Panas Students Earn Honorable Mention In Science Competition

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Four freshmen from the Walter Panas High School's Science Research Program, Jocelyn Peryea, Riti Bhandarkar, Nicole Chiulli, and Erik Creighton, were recognized as Honorable Mention Winners in the 2015-2016 Toshiba National Science Teachers Association Exploravision competition. The Honorable Mention award placed the team's project among the top 10 percent of all ...

  9. Yorktown Chamber Visits Lakeland Schools

    Yorktown Chamber Visits Lakeland Schools

    SHRUB OAK, N,Y. -- The Lakeland Central School District hosted the Yorktown Chamber Commerce's Breakfast Networking meeting Monday at the Administration Building in Shrub Oak. As part of the meeting, Mary Ellen Herzog, assistant superintendent for Pupil Personnel, presented Certificates of Appreciation to Yorktown Auto Body's Perry Cosikoff and his employees. He and his staff are ...

  10. Lakeland Receives Music Education Award

    Lakeland Receives Music Education Award

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- The Lakeland Central School District has received the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation's 2016 Best Communities for Music Education Award. "This designation highlights the top K-12 music education programs in the nation, and we are now part of this elite group," said Jamie Stroffolino, the district's Coordinator of Music K-12. ...

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