Margaretville

MCS students get Engineered byDesign education

By Brian Sweeney
Seventh- and eighth-grade students at Margaretville Central School are nearing completion of the district’s initial year of participation in the innovative Engineering byDesign program.

Engineering byDesign (EbD) utilizes the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to provide a well-rounded learning experience. The program was introduced four years ago and is currently being used in more than 350 school districts.


MCS to stage 'Annie Get your Gun'

Staff report
Cassandra Olin, band director at Margaretville Central School, says she was at school last summer, completing work for her master’s degree. Some of the other degree candidates started talking about why schools don’t produce old Broadway musical shows. Olin says the kids aren’t familiar with the names, but everyone knows the songs. Olin, who took over the MCS Scitamard Society, that’s “dramatics” spelled backwards, decided to give one of the old shows a try.


Honor students named at Margaretville

Margaretville Central School has announced its honor rolls for third quarter of the 2012 – ’13 school year.


RCS girls top rival Blue Devils

By John Bernhardt
Roxbury’s Marissa Greene was making up for lost time in the Rockets’ softball opener at home. Injuries in both her sophomore and junior seasons prevented Greene from getting much time on the softball field. Friday, Greene started anew, pounding out four hits and scoring four times as Roxbury launched a new softball season by beating Margaretville, 24-9.


Jefferson nips in MCS baseball play

Staff report
Defending champion Jefferson scored four times to break open a 5-5 tie and then held on to squeak past visiting Margaretville, 9-8, in the Delaware League opener for both teams Monday afternoon. Four Jefferson base hits, the big blow a two-run Jimmy Reese single, proved to be Margaretville’s undoing.


MCS nets tennis win over WAJ

The Margaretville Central School Varsity Tennis Team raised its league record to 2-0 Thursday when they defeated visiting Windham-Ashland-Jewett, 4-3. Margaretville won its first match on Wednesday by default over Charlotte Valley.


Short piles up 13 strikeouts in MCS victory

Staff report
When Margaretville’s Kyle Short and Gilboa’s Hunter Grace match wits on the baseball mound, you don’t want to miss it. The two junior pitching aces started off throwing strikes in Thursday’s opener, right where they left off in a season-ending contest at Cooperstown’s Double Day Field last year. The Blue Devils outlasted their hosts, 4-3, holding back a final-inning Wildcats’ rally to earn a nail-biting win.

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MCS benefits from grant funding

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Central School officials have recently been notified of two grants awarded to the district.

The district will be receiving a VAP (Virtual Advanced Placement) grant through Ulster BOCES and a Replication Grant from the State Education Department.


Blue Devils softball has eye on the title

By John Bernhardt
“We’ll surprise people this year,” Margaretville softball coach Bill Lonecke insisted when talking about his 2013 team. Lonecke’s confidence is forged by experience and five consecutive Blue Devil Upper Division Delaware League championships. The Margaretville coach and his team have their sights set on number six.


Fairview Library helps people get online through Connect2Compete

Margaretville — Connect2Compete is a new initiative at the Fairview Library to promote the importance of digital literacy skills and increase access to free computer and Internet training classes through EveryoneOn campaign.

Connect2Compete is a unique collaboration of government, corporate, philanthropic and community leaders committed to harnessing technology, especially the transformational power of the Internet, to improve the lives of Americans and their ability to thrive in the global economy.

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