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James Van Develde

Community Advisor

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.

James Van Develde's Contributions

  1. 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. ...

  2. 14 Lakeland Students Compete In StemFest

    14 Lakeland Students Compete In StemFest

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Middle school students from a range of Westchester school districts, including 14 from Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School, had the chance to demonstrate their scientific acumen at this year's Lower Hudson Valley STEM Festival in Valhalla on March 5.Now in its second year, the STEMFest is intended to highlight the importance of real-world math, science and engineering ...

  3. Lakeland Honors Student Athletes

    Lakeland Honors Student Athletes

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Student-athletes were honored by the Lakeland Board of Education during the Lakeland Salutes part of the board's monthly business meeting held at Lincoln-Titus Elementary School.Cameron Thompson and Sunny Nagpaul who competed in the New York State Indoor Track and Field Championships were among those honored. Cameron won the state title in the weight throw while Sunny ...

  4. Lakeland/Panas Runners Fly High At National Championships

    Lakeland/Panas Runners Fly High At National Championships

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- Lakeland/Panas Runners did well at the New Balance Indoor National Track and Field Championships.Grace Bugara (11th grade Panas), Sunny Nagpaul (12th grade Lakeland), and Cameron Thompson (12th grade Panas) had strong performances this weekend at the New Balance Indoor National Track and Field Championships in New York City. On Friday afternoon, March 11, Bugara raced ...

  5. ACME Honors Two Ben Franklin Teachers

    ACME Honors Two Ben Franklin Teachers

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Two teachers were honored at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School on Wednesday, March 16, for their demonstrated dedication and commitment.ACME Market in Shrub Oak is one of Lakeland Central School District's newest community partners, and it recognized third-grade teachers Mrs. Guadagnolo and Mrs. Malzo as part of ACME's teacher appreciation program.The Shrub ...

  6. Copper Beech Students Showcase Science Skills

    Copper Beech Students Showcase Science Skills

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Sixth-graders presented their original research projects at the fourth annual showcase held over two nights in March in Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School. Parents, students, teachers, and administrators spent the evening walking around the two packed room while discussing the research with the student scientists. Students worked in pairs or individually on their ...

  7. Lakeland Students Perform Well At Science, Engineering Fair

    Lakeland Students Perform Well At Science, Engineering Fair

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- Science Research students from the Lakeland Central School District in Shrub Oak performed Saturday, March 12, at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF). Six of the ten students who were competing from the district won awards. The following students won awards: Walter Panas High School: Miah Cohall - second place, Behavioral and Social SciencesNicole ...

  8. WWII Veteran Visits History Students At Lakeland

    WWII Veteran Visits History Students At Lakeland

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- History students at Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak received a visit to the school by World War II Veteran Dave Mann this week. The 91-year-old spoke to students about his experiences during and after the war in the auditorium at the school. His appearance was made possible through the generosity of the Yorktown Rotary, who brought him to Lakeland on Thursday, March ...

  9. Lakeland Students Compete In Destination Imagination

    Lakeland Students Compete In Destination Imagination

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- The Lakeland Central School Districts' Destination Imagination teams competed March 5 at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry.The district had 20 teams that qualified for the NYS DI Tournament.In all, 118 students from five schools took part in the tournament. Six of the district teams were brand new teams this year. Five teams took first place in the Instant Challenge. The ...

  10. Track, Field Student From Lakeland Wins State Championship

    Track, Field Student From Lakeland Wins State Championship

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- Cameron Thompson, a student at Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak, won the New York State Championship in the Weight Throw on Saturday. He becomes the first indoor state champion in boys indoor track from the district. He qualified for the state championship by winning the Section One Weight Throw. Thompson's best throw at the county meet was 68 feet, 3 inches, which ...

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