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July 6, 2022

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – The Katonah-Lewisboro School District hosted its first Sustainability Celebration two weeks ago with a series of green displays at John Jay High School. For 90 minutes, visitors enjoyed games and chalk drawing, refreshments and live music as they viewed student and school ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Nearly two decades ago, the Rooney family was looking for a new place to call home. Most important to them was a strong school district with an established special education program for their daughter, Kacie, who has Down syndrome. “We did our research and we really wanted to ...

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Being named salutatorian is quite an accomplishment. How were you able to achieve this? Was this something you were striving for? I always aimed to do the very best I could in school, with a lot of encouragement from my family and friends. I was not necessarily striving for salutatorian; it was ...

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Being named valedictorian is quite an accomplishment. How were you able to achieve this? Was this something you were striving for? While I never strove to be valedictorian, I always told myself that working hard and doing my best was most important and that if I did that, I would be content with ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The John Jay High School Class of 2022 graduated on Tuesday, June 21, at Caramoor. Amanda Nicole Albert Dylan Q. Albert Javier Alicea-Kahn Allison Hannah Altholz Isaac Amdur Sabrina Amoriello Kristen Augustensen Carolina Agata Bal Luke Andrew Barcroft Logan ...

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KATONAH-LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- You nurtured them for 18 years!  Share your family's accomplishments in our Special High School Graduation Pullout on June 30th. Tuesday, June 21, is the last day to send a message. Also, Let's Not Forget the 8th Graders are Movin' On Up! Moving up from middle ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay Middle School Principal Jeffrey Swiatowicz and Mary Ford, the Katonah-Lewisboro assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, were among 15 educators receiving tenure last week in a vote of the school district board.  Meeting in the high school cafeteria, ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The Harvey School has announced the names of the area students who have earned academic honors for the first marking period of the spring term. The following have been awarded a Cavalier Scholar certificate (GPA of 4.0 or higher) or have earned places on the Head’s List (3.7 or ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. Kids looking for diverse academic enrichment programs this summer will find a variety of courses offered by The Harvey School in its RISE program including two newly added classes, Coding and Midsummer Shakespeare. For the math-minded kids in grades 6-9 who would enjoy exploring ...

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Founded in Spain in 2004, and with a Manhattan campus that was established in 2013, Maryel School has now proudly expanded to Westchester, with a new location in Yorktown. The international, private, bilingual English/Spanish day school provides a dynamic and rigorous education for students in ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – For the third time in as many months, a message of hate has been put on disturbing display at John Jay Middle School in Cross River. A racial epithet, scratched earlier this month in a boys lavatory, joins swastikas found in separate incidents at the school in February and ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – The largest in-person voter turnout in years approved the Katonah-Lewisboro School District’s $115 million budget last week and returned three incumbents to their seats on the school board. Unofficially, 2,255 voters went to the polls on May 17 and re-elected trustees Julia ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - For the first time in recent memory, three incumbent school board members will face challenges when Katonah-Lewisboro School District residents go to the polls next week. Voters will be asked on the May 17 ballot to choose from among six candidates to fill the three board ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay High School ranks among the best in the nation, according to the latest US News rankings. Out of nearly 18,000 public high schools in the country, John Jay came in at 479. In New York State, the school ranked 55th. US News grades the schools in six ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – The Katonah-Lewisboro school board named two new assistant principals and approved a BOCES budget in an abbreviated April 19 meeting. It also touched off a Facebook flap by limiting the rare Tuesday meeting to brief but essential business after School Superintendent Andrew ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – David Bournas-Ney, a first-grade teacher at George M. Davis Elementary School in New Rochelle, was appointed assistant principal of Meadow Pond Elementary School at Katonah-Lewisboro School District’s Board of Education meeting on Thursday, April 7. Previously, Bournas-Ney ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Robotics students from the Harvey Middle School will be traveling to Dallas, Texas, next month to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship tournament. Leading the pack of Harvey’s RoboCavs headed to Worlds will be seventh graders Lee Birch, Daniel Kiamie, and Sullivan ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Erika Glick, a vocal critic of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District’s literacy program, has declared her candidacy for one of three school board seats up for grabs next month. A Katonah mother of two, she joins two other outspoken critics of district policy in challenging ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – In May, voters in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District will get their chance—two chances, really—to say what they think of $115.7 million in proposed spending for next year. But last week was the school board’s turn to speak—and its seven members did, unanimously voting to ...

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Eighth-grade students in John Jay Middle School are pulling together to raise funds to help drill a well in South Sudan. The genesis of the project is the book “A Long Walk to Water” by Newberry Medalist Linda Sue Park. Each year, sixth graders read the gripping novel about two Sudanese ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Team SMRT, one of the four sections of the Robotics Team at John Jay High School, showed off their skills at the state championships on March 6, where they finished the qualification round in first-place overall, in a field of 28 teams from around the state. They also set a ...

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The Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES (PNW BOCES) serves as an educational service agency that provides pathways for students to learn and succeed and has a long history of providing quality and cost-effective services.  For families looking for day camps, this summer PNW BOCES has two exciting ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Katonah-Lewisboro schools were expected this week to make protective face coverings an optional COVID safeguard as cases of the coronavirus continue to drop. Superintendent Andrew Selesnick said masks would become optional on Wednesday, March 2, the date set last weekend by ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – A battle over special-needs education in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District, waged publicly since last spring at school board meetings, will move this spring to the ballot box. Matthew Goglia, the father of an autistic 6-year-old and a persistent critic of KLSD policies, ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay High School seniors taking the literary analysis and creative writing class received a virtual visit from a decorated television writer on Friday, Jan. 28. If you have turned on a TV over the past 10 years, odds are you have consumed an episode of a show written or ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Katonah-Lewisboro school officials heard impassioned pleas last week to let parents decide whether their children should wear masks, regardless of any state mandates. “The mental, emotional, and social harm that we are doing to our children by forcing them to wear a mask to ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – After a five-month absence, a Lewisboro police officer was expected to be back this week at John Jay High School. Police Chief David Alfano said Police Officer Michael Smushko will fill the role through June. Smushko, retired from the Yonkers Police Department, was appointed ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Kaitlyn Varriale, John Jay High School senior, humanities research student, and the class of 2022’s valedictorian, works to improve the lives of others in her community and beyond through her health policy work and advocacy efforts. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut, Varriale ...

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The new year looks very promising for the Harvey School’s robotics program. The school’s RoboCavs enter 2022 having garnered excellent results in December tournaments by earning several top awards in two separate competitions. The RoboCavs team 6277D captured the prestigious Design Award at the ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – As women have steadily increased their presence in the American workforce, one field has lagged in female opportunity: STEM. According to a report published by the United States Census Bureau in January with data as recent as 2019, women make up 48 percent of the total workforce ...

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