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The Westbury Times - Schools

Westbury Middle School Starts Newspaper

Looks like The Westbury Times has some competition. Westbury Middle School has just started their own newspaper, called the Lancer Ledger.

“A lot of kids would ask me what they said on the announcements. When I was a student I got the announcements through the school paper,” says Faculty Advisor Tim Mueller. “It made me realize we were really lacking something we could easily implement.”

The paper, which will be available in print at the schools, and accessible online and on mobile devices, will cover school events, assemblies, sports, and student accomplishments. There will also be an advertising section, to let students know free events going on in Westbury.

The paper will be student based and student focused. Students contributed the content of the first issue, which came out last week. Mueller things that the paper will help increase literacy, as well as increase awareness of school happenings.

“It’s going to get the word out,” Mueller said. “Kids don’t realize the wealth of events, announcements and accomplishments going on at our school and now they will not only know what’s going on, but it will create a stronger community.”

You can download the latest issue of the Lancer Ledger at