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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. Harlem MagicMasters Take On The Lakeland Dream Team in Cortlandt Manor

    Harlem MagicMasters Take On The Lakeland Dream Team in Cortlandt Manor

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- The Harlem MagicMasters will take on the Lakeland Dream Team -- coached by Dr. George Stone Superintendent of Schools -- on Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Walter Panas High School Gymnasium in Cortlandt Manor. The event is sponsored by the Panas Parent Club (PPC) and will raise money for scholarships. Advance tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults. ...

  2. Lakeland Copper Beech Students Collect 51 Blood Donations

    Lakeland Copper Beech Students Collect 51 Blood Donations

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School held another successful blood drive last week as students collected 51 donations. This included 10 donations of double red cells. Student volunteers under the direction of sixth-grade teacher Michelle Reuter helped organize the drive, serving as assistants to those donating as well as providing music to entertain ...

  3. Yorktown's Thomas Jefferson School Celebrates Fall Festival

    Yorktown's Thomas Jefferson School Celebrates Fall Festival

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Families, friends and staff turned out Saturday, Oct. 17, to celebrate the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School PTA's selection as a National PTA School of Excellence. The school was holding its first Fall Festival on Saturday as well. The school was chosen for its achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. Being recognized as a National PTA School of ...

  4. Shrub Oak Athletic Club Helps Tackles For A Cure Raise $20,000

    Shrub Oak Athletic Club Helps Tackles For A Cure Raise $20,000

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- The Lakeland Central School District and the Shrub Oak Athletic Club joined together to raise a combined total of $20,000 for breast cancer research during a Tackles for a Cure game on Oct. 2. “It was a true community event, and the district should be proud of the collaboration that the schools provided,” said Beth O’Neill one of the Tackles for a Cure ...

  5. Lakeland School Board Getting Public Input On Veterans' Tax Exemption

    Lakeland School Board Getting Public Input On Veterans' Tax Exemption

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Lakeland Central School District Board of Education is holding a public hearing on the Basic Alternative Veterans' Exemption on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Walter Panas High School. The purpose of the hearing is to provide an opportunity for the Lakeland community to express their opinions and provide input to the Board of Education prior to ...

  6. Lakeland School Board Plans Vets Exemption Hearing

    Lakeland School Board Plans Vets Exemption Hearing

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Lakeland Central School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the Basic Alternative Veterans' Exemption. The hearing will take place Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Walter Panas High School. The components of the exemption are: Basic: Tax exemption of 15 percent of the assessed value of the property, up ...

  7. Thomas Jefferson Elementary Named PTA School Of Excellence

    Thomas Jefferson Elementary Named PTA School Of Excellence

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and its PTA recently received recognition as a National PTA School of Excellence.“The partnership between Thomas Jefferson Elementary and TJ PTA is a true example of what can be accomplished when schools and families work together,” said Otha Thornton, president of National PTA. “Thomas Jefferson Elementary and TJ PTA have put ...

  8. Benjamin Franklin Students Learn Math Through Humor

    Benjamin Franklin Students Learn Math Through Humor

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Benjamin Franklin Elementary School students recently had the chance to learn more about math using humor and imagination through a presentation by Arithmetickles. Arithmetickles is an interactive touring show that seeks to use imagination and humor to show students how to explore creatively and solve math problems in real-life situations. The Benjamin Franklin ...

  9. Lakeland High Inducts Two Coaches, Two Teams Into Hall Of Fame

    Lakeland High Inducts Two Coaches, Two Teams Into Hall Of Fame

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- Lakeland High School inducted two retired coaches and two sports teams into the 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame at halftime Friday as part of the school's homecoming football game vs. Byram Hills. Inductees were: Dennis Robinson, who spent 30-plus years as a physical education teacher and 20-plus years as athletic coordinator at Lakeland High. He led Lakeland to three ...

  10. Walter Panas HS Inducts Three Into Hall Of Fame

    Walter Panas HS Inducts Three Into Hall Of Fame

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Walter Panas High School inducted three former student athletes into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 11 at halftime of the home football game. This year's inductees include: Jamie Irving, Class of 2002, Five years varsity lacrosse, Captain (2002) All League, All Section, Journal New First Team, All American. Also played varsity basketball and field hockey. ...

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