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March 31, 2014

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Applications sought for Fort Ti Teacher Institute 

TICONDEROGA — Fort Ticonderoga is accepting applications from teachers to participate in the 2014 Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute set for July 13 through 17. 

The focus this year is “1776 at Ticonderoga” and will accommodate 14 teachers for a weeklong exploration of the critical year of independence as it unfolded at Fort Ticonderoga. Applications are due April 15.

Full-time classroom teachers and school librarians at public, charter, independent and religiously affiliated schools are eligible to apply.

Participants will work with author and historian James L. Nelson, exploring topics related to the failed invasion of Canada and the subsequent retreat to Ticonderoga, the structure of the Continental Army, the construction and manning of a fleet to protect Lake Champlain and how the events of 1776 at Ticonderoga helped lay the groundwork for the American victory at Saratoga the following year.

Tim Potts, past president of the New York State Council for the Social Studies, will lead participants through pedagogical activities applicable in the classroom.

Several immersive experiences will allow teachers a greater appreciation of the day-to-day work of Continental soldiers who served at Ticonderoga in 1776. 

Learn more and find the application at: www.fort-ticonderoga.org.

Two NCCS Board seats up for vote in May

CHAMPLAIN — Northeastern Clinton Central School District is seeking candidates to fill two vacancies on the School Board.

Both seats are at large, with one for a full five-year term from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2019, and the other for an unexpired term for the period May 21, 2014 through June 30, 2016.

The candidate with the highest vote total will fill the full-term vacancy, and the person with the second-highest vote total will fill the unexpired seat.

The Petition for Nomination of Candidate is available in the District Office, 103 Route 276, Champlain, Monday through Friday except school holidays, or via the web at www.nccscougar.org. Petitions must be directed to the district clerk, be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the district and state the name, residence and phone number of the candidate.

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