Resolution J1753-2013

Congratulating South Middle School in Newburgh, New York, upon the occasion of celebrating its 75th Anniversary on May 18, 2013

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  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating South Middle School in Newburgh,
New York, upon the occasion of celebrating its 75th Anniversary  on  May
18, 2013

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend institutions of true purpose and high  achievement  whose  exem-
plary  programs  and  accomplishments clearly demonstrate the pursuit of
excellence in education and service to the community; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late South Middle School in Newburgh, New York,  upon  the  occasion  of
celebrating its 75th Anniversary; this auspicious occasion will be cele-
brated on Saturday, May 18, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  The  mission  of  South  Middle School is to provide quality
education with high expectations for all students in a learning environ-
ment that is safe, equitable, engaging,  respectful  of  diversity,  and
designed to prepare students for success in an ever-changing world; and
  WHEREAS,  South Middle School accomplishes its mission through a part-
nership that includes students, administrators, teachers, staff, family,
and the entire Newburgh community; and
  WHEREAS, South Middle School is made up of the following three  houses
(small schools within school instructional units): Community and Govern-
ment, Engineering/Technology, and Performing Arts; and
  WHEREAS,  At the 75th Anniversary celebration there will be an opening
ceremony, a one mile run/walk, various field events, Zumba, refreshments
and a kickball game; and
  WHEREAS, Under the superb leadership of its Principal, Michael Ragusa,
South Middle School  continues  to  fulfill  its  laudatory  educational
purposes  and is proudly aware of its distinguished past; it is eager to
fulfill its commitment to its students, faculty, alumni  and  community,
and  is  planning  with  vision and purpose for the growth and change it
will encounter in the years to come; and
  WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a  unique  opportunity  for
this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and  pay tribute to South Middle
School in Newburgh, New York; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an  educa-
tional  institution of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to
our attention, it should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  South  Middle School in Newburgh, New York, upon the occa-
sion of celebrating its 75th Anniversary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to South Middle School, Newburgh, New York.

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