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James Van Develde

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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.

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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lakeland Education Foundation Honors Four At Dinner Dance

    Lakeland Education Foundation Honors Four At Dinner Dance

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Lakeland Education Foundation (LEF) honored four members of the Lakeland Central School District community at its annual dinner dance on Saturday.This year’s honorees were Thomas and Vanessa DiLorenzo of Funflatables, Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School Principal Robert Bergmann, and Board of Education Trustee and former LEF Treasurer Michael Daly.The dinner raised ...

  4. Lakeland High School Welcomes Chris Cummings As New Principal

    Lakeland High School Welcomes Chris Cummings As New Principal

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Christopher Cummings was officially welcomed as the new principal at Lakeland High School on March 1. Cummings comes to LHS from Walter Panas High School where he has served as an assistant principal. "It is with great excitement that I introduce myself as the Interim Principal of Lakeland High School," Cummings said in a letter to the district. "As a ...

  5. Lakeland H.S. Students Build Paper Roller Coasters

    Lakeland H.S. Students Build Paper Roller Coasters

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- Lakeland High School physics students are learning about Newton's Laws in ways Newton may never have envisioned.The Paper Roller Coaster project asked students to a roller coaster out of nothing but paper and Scotch tape. The structure must be strong enough for a marble to travel its length for at least 30 seconds.Students participating in the project, a STEM ...

  6. Phyllis Rose Elementary Performs At George Washington Elementary School

    Phyllis Rose Elementary Performs At George Washington Elementary School

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- The Phyllis Rose Dance Company from Rockaway Park, Queens came to George Washington Elementary School recently to share traditional and contemporary African and African-American dance, music, and folklore with the students and staff in honor of Black History Month.

  7. Lakeland Elementary Schools Receive Donations From Cortlandt Rotary

    Lakeland Elementary Schools Receive Donations From Cortlandt Rotary

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Three Lakeland Central School District elementary schools once again are the beneficiaries of a donation program by the Cortlandt Manor Rotary Club. Third- and fifth-grade students at Lincoln-Titus, Van Cortlandtville and George Washington elementary schools recently received dictionaries and thesauruses from representatives of the Rotary. Rotary has been coming to ...

  8. World War II Vet Visiting Lakeland High School

    World War II Vet Visiting Lakeland High School

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- David Mann, a World War II veteran, will be visiting social studies classes at Lakeland High School in Yorktown on Thursday, March 3. Mann went to war just days after his 18th birthday, not fully understanding what he was getting into. He said he was young, green, inexperienced and didn't even shave. When he came back three years later, he said had seen horrendous ...

  9. Lakeland Education Foundation Honors Four At Annual Casino Night In Mahopac

    Lakeland Education Foundation Honors Four At Annual Casino Night In Mahopac

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- The Lakeland Education Foundation will honor four members of the Lakeland Central School District community at its annual casino night, silent auction and dinner dance to be held at the Villa Barone in Mahopac on Saturday, March 5. This year’s honorees include Thomas and Vanessa DiLorenzo of Funflatables, Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School Principal Robert Bergmann, ...

  10. 'Schmitty' The Weather Dog Coming To Ben Franklin School In Yorktown

    'Schmitty' The Weather Dog Coming To Ben Franklin School In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Schmitty The Weather Dog is coming to Ben Franklin Elementary School in Yorktown Heights.He is coming Thursday, Feb. 18, at 8:45 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. Along with Meteorologist Ron Trotta and children’s book author Elly McGuire, this four pound furry STEM Star from New York City will be bringing her science and weather assembly to Benjamin Franklin School in ...

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