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Natalia Baage-Lord

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Natalia Baage-Lord is the Public Relations Specialist for the Valhalla Union Free School District and the Greenburgh Central School District. She has a decade of experience as a newspaper reporter and editor in Westchester County, and has extensive knowledge of social media, feature writing and online publications. She is originally from Belgium, and earned her Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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  1. $10 Million School Bond Easily Passes In Valhalla

    $10 Million School Bond Easily Passes In Valhalla

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Valhalla residents, by a 2 to 1 margin, approved a $9.9 million school construction bond issue on Thursday.The unofficial vote was 373 residents for and 192 against districtwide capital projects that require borrowing about $6.6 million. The other $3.3 million would come from reserve funds. Property taxes are estimated to rise $122.43 annually for a home assessed at ...

  2. Valhalla's New School Year Brings Smiles, Relationships, Learning

    Valhalla's New School Year Brings Smiles, Relationships, Learning

    VALHALLA, N.Y. --  Teachers and students are digging into the 2016-17 school year at Virginia Road School, Kensico School, Valhalla Middle School and Valhalla High School.This year’s theme is “Cultivating Curiosity.” The upcoming school year will offer more opportunities and experiences for students as they build new friendships and learn different subjects in class. The district ...

  3. Valhalla Swimmer Qualifies For State Swimming Championships

    Valhalla Swimmer Qualifies For State Swimming Championships

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Isabella Fountain, a Valhalla High School freshman qualified for the New York State swimming championship last week.Fountain qualified in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24:83 seconds. She earned her spot to compete at states on Sept. 22 when competing against Bronxville and Tuckahoe high schools.The state swimming championships will take place in Ithaca on Nov. ...

  4. Valentina Belvedere Resigns From Valhalla School Board

    Valentina Belvedere Resigns From Valhalla School Board

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Valhalla Board of Education member Valentina Belvedere resigned from her position, leaving an opportunity for a new community member to fill her seat. Belvedere was elected to the school board in 2011 and re-elected for a second term in 2014. She resigned for personal reasons, the district said.In a statement, the district said she was an integral member of Valhalla’s ...

  5. Virginia Road Elementary School Creates Walking Club

    Virginia Road Elementary School Creates Walking Club

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Residents should not be surprised if they see a lot school children out for a morning jog or walk. It is all part of Valhalla’s Virginia Road School before-school club that focuses on walking and jogging.Activity in the morning wakes up the brain and results in increased attentiveness throughout the day. The new club is funded by a grant from Action for Healthy Kids, a ...

  6. Valhalla Boys Soccer Team Honored For Academics

    Valhalla Boys Soccer Team Honored For Academics

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- The Valhalla High School boys varsity soccer team had a great season this past year -- and it has been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for the players' academic achievements.The NSCAA's Team Academic Award is reserved for teams where the members maintain at least a 3.25 grade point average for the entire school year. The combined GPA of ...

  7. Valhalla's CHAMPS Program Gets New Workspace

    Valhalla's CHAMPS Program Gets New Workspace

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Valhalla's CHAMPS program is moving to a new location.The Community Home Academic Modeling of Personal Success (CHAMPS) program will have a new home in the high school when school begins next month.The new workspace will have  bathroom, kitchenette, work table, futon and monitor with scree and students will be able to put their practices into real-life actualization, ...

  8. Valhalla Announces Immunization Requirement For Meningococcal Vaccine

    Valhalla Announces Immunization Requirement For Meningococcal Vaccine

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- In order to attend school, Virginia Diamond, school nurse for the Valhalla Union Free School District, announced that all 7th grade and 12th grade students must have proof of receiving the Meningococcal vaccine.Students entering 7th grade must have one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine. and will be required to get a booster at age 16, Diamond said.Students entering ...

  9. Valhalla School District Honors 4 Retirees For Years Of 'Loyal Service'

    Valhalla School District Honors 4 Retirees For Years Of 'Loyal Service'

    VALHALLA, N.Y. –The Valhalla Union Free School District has honored four recently retired district employees.The staff members, who each retired at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, boast a combined tenure of 83 years in the district.They are:Ada Jimenez-Parker, principal at the Virginia Road School, who ends her career in the district after 22 years;Charlene Bosco, a math teacher ...

  10. Valhalla Schools Launches New Online Sports Registration

    Valhalla Schools Launches New Online Sports Registration

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- The Valhalla Union Free School District launched a new online sports registration program in late July.The district said it eases the registration process and replaces the hard-copy forms previously required for a student to participate on an athletic team. The new registration platform offers the convenience of registering online for sports teams through FamilyID, ...

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