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Sag Harbor Union Free School District appoints business administrator
12/08/2017
The Sag Harbor School District Board of Education is pleased to announce that it has appointed Philip Kenter, Ed.D. as the district’s new school business administrator at its meeting on Dec. 4. He will officially take the helm on Jan. 16, 2018. “The district is pleased to welcome Dr. Kenter to Sag Harbor Schools,” said Superintendent of Schools, Katy Graves. “With the loss of Jennifer Buscemi, with all her expertise and knowledge around the district, I had so many concerns about replacing her, but I really feel the district has had a tremendous win in Philip Kenter’s decision to apply here at Sag Harbor Schools.” Prior to signing a four-year contract with Sag Harbor, Dr. Kenter served as a tenured school business official in the Tuckahoe Common School District. In this role, which he held since January 2014, he worked on several capital projects in addition to managing the finances of the district. Dr. Kenter also previously worked as an assistant superintendent for finance and administrative services in the Kings Park Central School District; the director of operations/assistant business official in the Miller Place School District; a business manager in the Bridgehampton School District; and as a part-time claims auditor in the Shelter Island Union Free School District. A resident of Riverhead, Dr. Kenter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business and his Master of Professional Science in public service from Long Island University. His Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis on finance and management and doctorate in educational administration are from Dowling College. Outside of work, Dr. Kenter is an Eagle Scout, a scoutmaster with his son’s Boy Scout Troop 94 and a volunteer firefighter in the Riverhead Fire Department. He has been married for over 30 years. “I am very excited to join the Sag Harbor School District. I am looking forward to working with the superintendent and the entire team, as well as the community,” said Dr. Kenter. Photo caption: The Sag Harbor School District’s Board of Education appointed Dr. Philip Kenter as its new school business administrator on Dec. 4, 2017.
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An adventure with purpose
11/17/2017
Sag Harbor Elementary School fourth-graders recently took part in a full-day, outdoor Project Adventure program that provides students with the necessary tools to challenge themselves, communicate and problem solve. During the program, all fourth-grade classes were placed into groups and tasked by teachers to work together in solving a variety of hands-on challenge activities. After navigating the activities, students reflected on their respective performances, focusing on the positive, including their favorite challenges.
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Honoring local veterans
11/16/2017
Sag Harbor Elementary School hosted its 15th annual Veterans Day Breakfast and celebration on Nov. 9 for more than 30 veterans of the Chelberg and Battle VFW Post 388 in Sag Harbor. During the event, the local veterans were treated to breakfast and honored at a special ceremony during the school’s morning program. As part of the celebration, students performed patriot songs and a special thank-you slide show for veterans was presented. As students departed for class, hand-made thank-you notes were presented to the veterans.
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