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James Van Develde

Community Advisor

James Van Develde has been the Director of Communications in the Lakeland Central School District for the past 30 years following ten years as a newspaper reporter/editor. He is also in charge of the district's Continuing Education program.

James Van Develde's Contributions

  1. Two From Walter Panas Recognized As Commended Scholarship Program Students

    Two From Walter Panas Recognized As Commended Scholarship Program Students

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Walter Panas High School's Lauryn Aviles and Harriet Lengel-Enright have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.Commended students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year. More than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the ...

  2. Panas Honors Hall Of Famers At Football Game

    Panas Honors Hall Of Famers At Football Game

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Three alumni were inducted in the Athletic Hall of Fame Friday during halftime ceremonies at Walter Panas High School.The new members are Craig Glenn (Class of 1993), Michael Parchen (1994), and JoAnn Mittlestadt (2001). The game also highlighted the football team's support of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. The foundation aims to improve the quality of life for ...

  3. Lakeland Goes Pink Raising Money To Fight Breast Cancer

    Lakeland Goes Pink Raising Money To Fight Breast Cancer

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- Lakeland High School joined forces with the Shrub Oak Athletic Club to raise money to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The 6th annual "Tackles for a Cure" game was held Friday, September 9 as part of the Lakeland vs. Tappan Zee high school football game.The game has raised more than $50,000 to fight breast cancer.

  4. Lakeland Kicks Off School Year

    Lakeland Kicks Off School Year

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- Students in the Lakeland Central School District went back to school on Thursday, beginning the 2016-2017 school year. Students were excited to see old and new friends and meet their teachers for the first time.

  5. Lakeland Teacher Selected As Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert

    Lakeland Teacher Selected As Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Mark Henkels, a seventh-grade math teacher at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School, has been recognized by Microsoft as global leader in using technology to transform education.It was recently announced that he has recently been honored as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, joining the more than 4,800 educators in the MIE Expert program worldwide. Each ...

  6. Panas Grad Races Cross Country In Solar Powered Car

    Panas Grad Races Cross Country In Solar Powered Car

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- A Panas High School graduate is part of a cross-country race team that recently completed the American Solar Power Challenge.The 2,000-mile race involves solar power cars from universities in the United States and Canada.Matt Swif,t who graduated from Panas in 2014 is a member of a team from Iowa State University. He is a double major there in materials engineering ...

  7. Lakeland Grad Gonzalez Chases Olympic Dream In Field Hockey

    Lakeland Grad Gonzalez Chases Olympic Dream In Field Hockey

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- U.S. Olympic field hockey player and Lakeland High School graduate Melissa Gonzalez is featured in "Chasing the Dream" on TeamUSA.org.Gonzalez is "an aspiring sunscreen model" known for such facial applications as American flags, an "underground beat boxer" who sings on a moment's notice and someone with "high work ethic ...

  8. Walter Panas High Celebrates Class Of 2016

    Walter Panas High Celebrates Class Of 2016

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Walter Panas High School Class held its 44th annual Commencement on Saturday, June 25 at the Westchester County Center.Valedictorian Clifford Soloway, Salutatorian Matthew Corrado, and Senior Class President Kate Salkowitz addressed the 216 seniors and their families and friends. The graduates were led into the County Center by standard-bearers Junior Class President ...

  9. Lakeland Celebrates Class Of 2016

    Lakeland Celebrates Class Of 2016

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The graduation caps flew at recent commencement exercises at Lakeland High School in Yorktown.The 271 members of the Class of 2016 gleefully tossed their headgear high into the air upon being pronounced “alumni” last Saturday.Student speakers included the Valedictorian Margaret Callery and Salutatorian Dylan Black.Anthony Rigaglia delivered the student address and ...

  10. Lakeland Tennis Player Signs Letter Of Intent

    Lakeland Tennis Player Signs Letter Of Intent

    SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- Lakeland High School's Janis Jimenez signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her tennis career at the collegiate level on Monday, June. Jimenez will compete at Caldwell University in New Jersey.

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