A History of the Wallkill Central Schools

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When the Borden family arrived in the nineteenth century, educational opportunities in Ulster County were limited; classes rarely extended beyond the eighth grade. This changed when the philanthropic Bordens established their Borden Condensed Milk Company and gave Wallkill the means to construct one of the area's first high schools. In 1938, Central School District No. 1--incorporating the towns of Shawangunk, Plattekill, Gardiner, Marlborough, Newburgh and Montgomery--was formed after residents voted to consolidate the John G. Borden High School with surrounding one- and two-room schoolhouses. Although those early schoolhouses are now long gone, the proud tradition of education and service carries on in the Leptondale, Clare F. Ostrander and Plattekill Elementary Schools; the John G. Borden Middle School; and the Wallkill Senior High School. Local educators A.J. Schenkman and Elizabeth Werlau explore Wallkill Central School District's seventy-five years of educational excellence.
ISBN: 9781626191556
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Images: 86
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A.J. Schenkman is a social studies teacher in Ulster County. He is the author of Wicked Ulster County as well as two earlier publications about Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh. He has published numerous articles on Hudson Valley history in Ulster Magazine, The Times Herald-Record, Chronogram and on his website, Ulster County History Journal. Elizabeth Werlau is an English teacher and has published numerous articles for the Times Community Newspapers of the Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Business Journal and on her website, Ulster County History Journal. She is currently President of the Plattekill Historical Society and on the Board of Directors of the Ulster County Historical Society. William Hecht is the former superintendent of the Wallkill Central School District.
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