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Bright Spots, Thank You’s Highlight Clinton Meeting

The Clinton Central School Board of Education met Tuesday evening to discuss new business.

Clinton Central School Board of Education President Melinda Leising read the District mission statement to begin the meeting and opened the public hearing on Draft Policy 5300. No members of the public wished to speak or comment previously online.

CCSD Superintendent Dr. Stephen Grimm began the District Bright Spots commemorating outgoing CCSD BOE Vice President, and former CCSD BOE President Mary Lou Lauchert for her 12 years of service to the District. Grimm presented Lauchert with a plaque and spoke about the honor and privilege of getting to work with Lauchert.

"You can't do this job alone," Lauchert said. "It's been a great team that I've worked with. Joe (Barretta) and all the administrators and adding Dr. Grimm to the bunch solidified a great team.

“I've worked with 18 different board members and most of whom have had the character, integrity, and diligence to do the work. Students continue to learn and that's what we need is life-long learners. Thank you for being here tonight," she said.

CCS Elementary Principal Ellen Leuthauser shared the placements and recognitions for CCS students who participated in the 2021-22 Olympics of the Visual Arts.

The Elementary School Fashion Design Team finished in second place. The Middle School Fashion Design Team finished in second place. The High School Fashion Design Team won the Most Creative Award for K-12.

The Elementary Sculpture Team won first place and received the Most Creative Award K-12. The Middle School Sculpture Team won second place.

The Elementary Drawing Team won first place. The Middle School Painting Team won third place. The Elementary Painting Team won second place. Around 40 students participated. The Board congratulated the students for their hard work and success.

Elementary Band students performed at the NYSSMA Solo Festival and Clinton Farmers Market.

The Trout in the Classroom 2022 Project was a big success. Leuthauser thanked Monica Moshier, Tom Trevisani and Shelly McNichol for leading a job well done in releasing the trout to a local stream with the help of the fifth grade students.

Third grade students from Mrs. Spado's and Mrs. Lamanto's class planted the school garden.

First grade students were named PebbleGo Animal Experts.

Christian and Chase Gogola sent a drawing of the White House to the White House and received a wonderful letter from President Biden thanking and encouraging…


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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