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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. Valhalla High's Lucas van Bramer Gains Merit Scholarship Semifinals

    Valhalla High's Lucas van Bramer Gains Merit Scholarship Semifinals

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Valhalla High School senior Lucas van Bramer was named a semifinalist in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. In the 2015-16 academic year, roughly 16,000 semifinalists will vie for about 7,400 National Merit Scholarships that are worth more than $32 million.Bramer, 17, is the only student from Valhalla High School who advanced this far in the ...

  2. Longtime Valhalla Principal Will Retire At End Of School Year

    Longtime Valhalla Principal Will Retire At End Of School Year

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- After 23 years of service to the Valhalla Union Free School District, longtime Principal Ada Jimenez-Parker has decided to retire at the end of June. "I know this was a difficult decision for her," said Valhalla Superintendent Brenda Myers. "She loves Virginia Road and she has worked endlessly to make our K-2 program a shining star among public schools ...

  3. Valhalla Middle School Program Makes, Decorates Gingerbread Houses

    Valhalla Middle School Program Makes, Decorates Gingerbread Houses

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- On Dec. 17, the Valhalla Middle School Partners' Program met for its Winter Extravaganza, an end-of-year celebration. In addition to spending time together, the groups each opened gingerbread house-making kits and worked to assemble and decorate them for the holidays. The Partners' Program was created as a mentorship program. Its goal is to join students with staff ...

  4. Kensico School Collects Toys For Tots

    Kensico School Collects Toys For Tots

    VALHALLA, N.Y. – Students at Kensico School in the Valhalla Union Free School District collected toys throughout December to donate to the Toys for Tots Foundation. The program, run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, distributes toys to children in need during the Christmas season. The Toys for Tots efforts at Kensico School began approximately five years ago by now-retired teacher Kathy ...

  5. Virginia Road Hosts Successful Holiday Toy Drive

    Virginia Road Hosts Successful Holiday Toy Drive

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Students are helping local children this season, hoping to help others have a nice holiday. For the past decade, Virginia Road School has been collecting toys for The Children's Hope Chest. The organization helps children who face difficult circumstances, including poverty or abuse. Working in collaboration with the Bronx YMCA, the VRES donations give local parents the ...

  6. Valhalla School Fathers Can Socialize, Watch Football At Dad's PTA Event

    Valhalla School Fathers Can Socialize, Watch Football At Dad's PTA Event

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- All Valhalla fathers are encouraged to join the Valhalla Union Free School District’s PTA group for a special annual get-together to discuss student success. The “Dad’s PTA” event will be held tonight, Monday at 7 p.m. at The Cabin Restaurant, 1172 Knollwood Road, White Plains.Fathers are asked to attend the casual meeting, to watch the football game and enjoy some ...

  7. Storytelling Celebrated With Joy At Kensico School

    Storytelling Celebrated With Joy At Kensico School

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Many children, along with their parents and teachers, gathered in Kensico School's library in Valhalla for the 18th annual "Tellebration" on Thursday.The event was a culmination of the storytelling club and celebrated student storytelling and their accomplished work throughout the year. One by one, students approached the microphone to share and discuss ...

  8. Valhalla High Language Class Sees Spanish Play In New York City

    Valhalla High Language Class Sees Spanish Play In New York City

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Valhalla High School's World Language Department instructors Richard O'Riley and Roxanne Franquelli-Beras led a group of college-level Spanish students to the Repertorio Espanol in Gramercy to view the production "La Zapatera Prodigiosa." They took the trip Dec. 9.The play's title translates to "The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife" in English. It was ...

  9. Valhalla Students Learn About STEM Careers, Science At PepsiCo Campus

    Valhalla Students Learn About STEM Careers, Science At PepsiCo Campus

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Valhalla High School students were introduced to hands-on science at the local PepsiCo campus, learning about a variety of careers based in the STEM fields. Approximately 55 juniors and seniors attended the second annual Career Accelerator Day on Oct. 22. The day’s main goal was to give the students practical and tangible experiences dealing with science, technology, ...

  10. Valhalla Schools Host Lacrosse Pancake Breakfast

    Valhalla Schools Host Lacrosse Pancake Breakfast

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Get ready to chow down some pancakes for a good cause on Saturday, Dec. 5 during the Pancake Extravaganza to support the Valhalla High School girls varsity lacrosse team.Although the breakfast is free to all, attendees are encouraged to donate money to help the team reach its goal to travel to Disney World over Spring Break.The breakfast will run from 10 a.m.to ...

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