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Shane McGaffey

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Shane McGaffey is general manager of PCTV in Pleasantville and serves on the Board of Education.

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  1. Pleasantville Honors School Employees For 25 Years Of Service

    Pleasantville Honors School Employees For 25 Years Of Service

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville school district honored three longtime staff members at the Opening Superintendent's Conference Day on Sept 1. Superintendent Mary Fox-Alter recognized three staff members -- fifth-grade teacher Hillary Dettwyler, Pleasantville High School social studies teacher/department chair/curriculum coordinator Virginia Mancini and Director of Educational ...

  2. Pleasantville School District Wins National Communications Award

    Pleasantville School District Wins National Communications Award

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville Union Free School District is the recipient this year of the National School Public Relations Association’s (NSPRA) Golden Achievement Award, which recognizes exemplary work in all aspects of school communications and engagement. Pleasantville was one of 94 school districts nationwide, and 11 from New York state, to be recognized with the Golden ...

  3. District Clerk Irene Powers Honored Tops Pleasantville Schools Update

    District Clerk Irene Powers Honored Tops Pleasantville Schools Update

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Here's a look at what's been happening in the Pleasantville School District: The Board recognized the following academic, artistic, and athletic student achievements: Boys’ Track League Championship; Boys’ Lacrosse League, Section, and Regional Championships; the top 10 percent of the Class of 2015;  the Marmaduke 11th Grade Writing Award-winners (Sarah Cusack, ...

  4. Kindergarten Circus Tops Pleasantville Schools Update

    Kindergarten Circus Tops Pleasantville Schools Update

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The kindergarten circus came to town last week, as kindergartners at the Bedford Road School entertained the Pleasantville community with costumes and songs. Third-grade students explored the world from the inside of a portable globe. Classes entered the globe through a zipper along the International Dateline in the Pacific Ocean. The BOCES-sponsored workshop ...

  5. Pleasantville High Wins Two Events At State Track Meet

    Pleasantville High Wins Two Events At State Track Meet

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pleasantville High School's Patrick Watts won the Division 2 state championship in the 800 on Friday, with a time of 1:52.22, setting a school record by more than a second and a half. He was also fourth overall in the Federation (all public, Catholic and private schools in the state). Watts' time qualified him to compete at the New Balance National Championship ...

  6. Bedford Road Wellness Days Top Pleasantville School News

    Bedford Road Wellness Days Top Pleasantville School News

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Two wellness events, K Fit Day and Jump-a-thon, took place recently during recess at Bedford Road School. Both encouraged students to move to keep their minds and bodies healthy. Teachers Jen Picco and Tom Miccucci and PTA parent volunteers were instrumental in keeping Bedford Road School students on the move. In other Bedford Road School happenings, Student ...

  7. Pleasantville High School Celebrates Metro Awards

    Pleasantville High School Celebrates Metro Awards

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- At Pleasantville High School, the Metro Awards have become an annual tradition. Pleasantville High School won four Metro Awards  Monday night for "Man of La Mancha", including Best Production. James McCarthy won his second straight Metro Award for Best Actor for his performance of Don Quixote and Pleasantville also won for Best Music Director and Student ...

  8. Pleasantville School District Clerk Irene Powers Retiring

    Pleasantville School District Clerk Irene Powers Retiring

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Irene Powers, who retires as district clerk and secretary to the superintendent, effective June 30. In other action at the board's meeting on May 19: The board granted tenure to speech therapists Rita Curtin (middle school) and Corin Hendricks (Bedford Road School) and to teaching assistant ...

  9. Pleasantville Fourth-Graders Visit To Middle School Tops Weekly Update

    Pleasantville Fourth-Graders Visit To Middle School Tops Weekly Update

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Fourth-grade students from the Bedford Road School walked to the Pleasantville Middle School Tuesday, May 19, and met the fifth-graders, who gave them a tour of the building. They had the opportunity to ask questions of the current fifth graders and met the Middle School teachers and administrators. Other district happenings from May 18–22: At Bedford Road School ...

  10. Pleasantville School District Budget Passes

    Pleasantville School District Budget Passes

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Voters in Pleasantville approved the district's 2015-2016 budget Tuesday. Voters voted to approve the budget, 584 votes to 231 votes.  The $48.9 million budget carried a 1.8 percent tax levy increase and a 1.3 percent tax rate increase. Incumbents Lawrence Boes and Emily Rubin Persons ran unopposed for another term on the Board of Education. 

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