Education

May 14, 2021

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Katonah-Lewisboro voters will go to the polls next week to name two trustees to the school board and decide on a $113 million budget for next year. The proposed cap-compliant budget would increase spending by $1.77 million—a 1.59 percent hike over current projected outlays.

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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 (3.7or higher) or Honor Roll ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – With Trustee Terrence Cheng of South Salem stepping down after one term, district residents will find only two candidates for two seats when they vote next month. Newcomer Elena Shneyer of Goldens Bridge will join board president Marjorie Schiff, a Pound Ridge resident, in ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Ashlyn Field will become principal of Meadow Pond Elementary School in July, succeeding Carolann Collica Castellano, who has led South Salem’s youngest students since 2007. Field, now principal of Mott Haven Academy Charter School in the Bronx, looked on via Zoom last week as ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – As Katonah-Lewisboro schools fully reopened last week for the first time in a year, a quarter of John Jay High School students were choosing instead to continue learning from home. The district said 245 of the school’s 998 students have opted to attend online classes only to ...

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Harvey’s robotics program continues to impress as two teams of its RoboCavs came up as winners in a big way Saturday, April 17, in the VEX Southern New York State Championship live-remote competition. The RoboCavs team 6277D, paired with a Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School squad, took the ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Giving the COVID-weary yet another reason to hope that normal is nigh, students in Katonah-Lewisboro schools were returning this week to classrooms full time. If things go as planned—and School Superintendent Andrew Selesnick was optimistic they would—almost all the ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – When Millie Peacock was in middle school, she was hooked on Minecraft. “I built houses and houses for days on end,” she remembers. She was so immersed in the virtual building game that her mom, Lyn, began looking for a high school that offered architecture. That search brought ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – At the January inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the nation’s first national youth poet laureate, Amanda Gorman, took to the podium to recite her work, “The Hill We Climb.” Then on Feb. 7, at Super Bowl LV, Gorman would deliver another poem titled ...

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I recently came across a blog article titled, “Why Children Need Camp Now More Than Ever,” essentially a list of social/emotional needs that have been neglected due to the pandemic. The article explains, in the most scholarly way, why children have suffered for the last 13 months and how camp can ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Grace Mango, John Jay High School senior and science-research student, is a voice for nature conservation in the community and is also a role model for young girls interested in STEM. She is set to compete at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) competition ...

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The Harvey School has announced the names of the area students who have earned academic honors for the second marking period of the winter 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 (3.7or higher) or Honor ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Some students in Katonah-Lewisboro schools could begin transitioning to full-time classroom instruction by early next month. “We’re going to start to bring students back—hopefully, if all goes according to plan—as soon as April 12,” School Superintendent Andrew Selesnick told ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – In a budget necessarily punctuated with question marks, spending next year for Katonah-Lewisboro schools would rise 1.59 percent and hike property taxes by 1.79 percent. The $113 million budget is the first built from the ground up while a lethal contagion stalks students, ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – If a basketball court is safe for student-athletes, a stage can be safe for student-actors, a veteran of John Jay’s performing arts program told the KLSD School Board two weeks ago. In a message signed “John Jay High School Performing Arts Students,” senior Scott Weinstein ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – A growing number of students in Katonah-Lewisboro schools are choosing to abandon the classroom and learn at home. Scores of students have migrated from their hybrid weekly schedule—one that combines two days of in-class instruction with three at home—to spend all five days ...

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Parents concerned that the development of their children’s academic skills may have stalled from frequent disruptions in the learning process during the pandemic can take advantage of the RISE program at The Harvey School this summer. RISE, the Re-engage in Summer Enrichment instructional ...

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – An investment team made up of 10th-grade students from the Hackley School in Tarrytown, including Katonah’s Noah Nager, has been selected as a regional finalist for the 2020-2021 Wharton Global High School Competition at the University of Pennsylvania. The Hackley team, named ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Some KLSD high school and middle school students are getting the chance to attend class in-person four days a week, not the two called for under the hybrid learning model. Administrators “continue to look at the space available in schools, particularly in our secondary ...

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The Harvey School has announced the names of the area students who have earned academic honors for the first marking period of the winter 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 (3.7or higher) or Honor Roll ...

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Three upper school students at The Harvey School in Katonah have earned recognition for their outstanding original creations. Senior Mia Cornell received several Scholastic Art Awards for both the Northeast Region and Hudson Valley Art Region. In the Northeast Region, Cornell earned Silver Keys, ...

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The Harvey Summer Camp in Katonah has opened registration for its 2021 session. Following a successful session in 2020, Harvey’s camp directors are planning for another safe and fun-filled summer. “We’re very much looking forward to our 26th consecutive season which will be filled with ...

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John Jay Theatre Workshop presents “The Laramie Project,” by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, on January 21, 22 and 23. The free streaming link will be available on jjhs.klschools.org. The acclaimed play about the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew ...

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The Harvey School has announced the names of the area students who have earned academic honors for the second marking period of the fall 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 (3.7or higher) or Honor Roll ...

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The Harvey School will be hosting two special virtual admissions events this month.  On Wednesday, December 16, families interested in exploring independent school options for middle school and upper school can Zoom into a “Coffee with the Head of School” at 10 a.m. School head Bill Knauer ...

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The Harvey School has announced the names of the area students who have earned academic honors for the first marking period of the fall 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 (3.7or higher) or Honor Roll ...

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The Harvey School admissions department will conduct a Virtual Open House Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participating through Zoom, prospective families will have the opportunity to attend live, online sessions covering a variety of school programs and campus highlights. Director ...

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The Katonah-Lewisboro School Board is expected to decide next week how—or perhaps whether—varsity sports will be played in a season dominated by hybrid learning and pandemic fears. In KLSD, football and all junior varsity sports have already fallen to the coronavirus and girls swimming, lacking ...

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The Harvey School’s admissions team is hosting weekly virtual informational sessions each Wednesday through December. Each of the one-hour Zoom events scheduled from October through December will have its own specific focus. While the admissions events will be conducted virtually as the campus ...

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The Harvey School’s admissions team will host the first of 10 weekly virtual informational sessions Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. Each of the events scheduled to run every Wednesday through December will have its own specific focus. The first session this week, titled “Explore the Middle ...

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