Education

June 3, 2020

Hearing from constituents fearful that mail-in ballots may not arrive in time for voting on Tuesday, June 9, a state legislator is seeking to push school district and library elections back a week to Tuesday, June 16. Sen. Pete Harckham explained Tuesday, June 2, that the COVID-19 pandemic has ...

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The North Salem School District suffered a blow last week after it announced plans to hold high school graduation at the Four Brothers Drive-In in Amenia. While the news was being celebrated by seniors and their parents and quickly caught the attention of national media outlets due to the ...

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, May 1, that New York state schools will be closed for the remainder of the year. "Given the current situation, K-12 schools and college facilities will remain closed for the rest of the academic year and will continue to provide distance learning. This is ...

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Sheptin Tutoring Group will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, April 21st from 8:00 - 9:00 PM, "College Planning in a Time of COVID-19." With rampant rumors and information changing almost instantaneously, we will discuss topics such as: 1. College visiting 2. Standardized test taking 3.

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Please join nationally recognized small business expert Mike Blinder, owner of Editor & Publisher Magazine, and author of "Survival Selling Even in the Toughest of Times," for a free online webinar on how your business can weather these difficult economic times and prosper afterwards.  The ...

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The Somers and Lakeland Central School Districts have announced students will be working through Spring Break because of an executive order from Governor Cuomo threatening school's state aid. In a letter to parents, Somers Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch said Cuomo announced that districts ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Animal Embassy, the exotic animal rescue and environmental education company based in North Salem, is continuing to teach students about wildlife even with no classroom to visit.  Chris Evers, human in charge, is using Google hangout to share the nearly 100 animals he cares ...

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On top of everything else to feel worried about right now, parents may be stressed out about suddenly being thrown into the role of teacher with schools closed for the next few weeks. But, with a few simple tips, all homes can become natural classrooms. 1. Create a Literacy Rich ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - The Katonah-Lewisboro School District will be closed through Sunday, March 22, Superintendent Andrew Selesnick wrote in an email to parents. The move was made despite there being no confirmed cases of the virus in the school community. "This closing is intended to help ...

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The 9th annual Brain Bee competition, hosted by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, was held recently on Burke’s campus in White Plains. High school students who aspire to careers as brain surgeons or neuroscience researchers competed at the event. From Burke’s and other regional competitions, Brain Bee ...

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The following is from the Katonah-Lewisboro School District: In light of the rapidly evolving situation regarding the coronavirus, our schools will be closed to students tomorrow so that we can hold a staff development day. In addition, our schools will be closed tomorrow and throughout the ...

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For Daniel Zitomer, a musician and John Jay senior, music doesn’t exist without physics. Every time he plays the drums, he thinks about how the sound travels and creates a tone, not only as a musician but as a scientist. It is this combination of music and science, coupled with his fierce sense of ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After Dr. Deborah Hardy left her position as a high school counselor more than three years ago, she started her own counseling service—GuidED Consulting.  Since that time, the business has grown from seven student clients to more than 100.  “GuidEd began as a venture for what ...

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John Jay Theatre Workshop presents the comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart this Friday, November 22, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 23, at 1 and 7 p.m. $10 / students & senior citizens $5. Tickets are sold one hour prior to curtain at each performance. 

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The Indian, a symbol for generations of John Jay athletes, will no longer be the high school mascot, the school board declared Thursday. Reacting to a recommendation by School Superintendent Andrew Selesnick, the board’s seven members agreed, without formally voting, that the venerable ...

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For Katie Gebbia, John Jay High School senior and theater student, it’s not just about the performance, but the learning experience.  Katie was born in Mount Vernon and began performing at a very early age. Whether singing, acting or dancing, Katie felt most comfortable in front of a crowd. As ...

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Promising comments but not a formal vote to decide the fate of John Jay’s Indian iconography, the Katonah-Lewisboro school board was expected Thursday night, Nov. 7, to put that thorny issue back into the administration’s hands. In the latest volley in the mascot controversy, school board ...

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For John Jay High School senior and music technology student Lily Oyen, music is more than just a class—it’s a passion that drives her.  Born in New York City, Lily was 5 when her family moved to Lewisboro. While attending Increase Miller Elementary School, Lily began gravitating toward music.

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – ArtsALIVE, the booster club for the arts in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District, honored students and teachers at its end-of-year reception on Tuesday, June 11, at John Jay High School. The organization presented awards to graduating seniors, who will further their ...

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DANBURY, Conn. – Wooster School held its commencement exercises on Friday, June 7, at its Danbury, Conn. campus to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2019. These seniors join more than 3,000 alumni who have graduated since Wooster’s founding in 1926. Local graduates were: • Reed Baker, ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Jordan Schwartz, an accomplished science research student, culminated his meritorious high school career being named salutatorian of the Class of 2019. During his time at John Jay High School, Schwartz competed and placed in a number of science research competitions, such as ...

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GREENWICH, Conn. – Sacred Heart Greenwich, a private Catholic school for girls, graduated its Class of 2019 on Thursday, June 6. This year’s valedictorian was Meredith Wilson, of Katonah, who will attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall. “As we reach the end of this chapter in a much ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The John Jay High School Class of 2019 graduated Tuesday, June 25, at Caramoor. This list was provided by the Katonah-Lewisboro School District Lindsey J. Agustin Brooke Melissa Altneu Milton Steven Alvarez Akshay Amin Christopher Aponte Lucas Bauer Taylor Rose ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – The following students from the Katonah-Lewisboro area graduated from Kennedy Catholic High School last month: • Michael Abbamont • Erin Wolter

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Seventy-four seniors at The Harvey School graduated Thursday, June 6, at morning commencement exercises held in the Fenstermacher Athletic Center on the campus of the Katonah school. Local graduates were: Brian Fridie, Goldens Bridge Sara Hoffman, South Salem Jane ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - Members of the John Jay High School Class of 2019 will continue their education in the fall at 127 public and private colleges or universities across 31 states and territories.  Arizona University of Arizona California Chapman University Harvey Mudd College Loyola ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Nearly 100 John Jay High School students performed about 20 acts on Saturday, June 8, at the annual Variety Show. The talented students pulled out all the stops this year to honor Steve Morse, the retiring performing arts teacher who was directing his final show. “This was ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Twenty-one educational programs across Yorktown’s five schools are being fully funded in 2019-20 thanks to donations from the Foundation for Excellence in Yorktown Education and other parent-run organizations. The Foundation for Excellence chipped in $21,700 of the $60,000 that ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - Words have the power to inspire, empower, influence and inform. They can bring joy or cause anguish. They can unite people or divide them. They have inspired revolutions and movements all across the world. Even in a progressively digital world, the written word is the engine ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay High School’s Spring Concert Series, which showcased the students’ many musical talents with several shows last month, culminated on Thursday, May 16, with a program of music from three ensembles: the Concert Band, the Symphonic Band, and the Wind Ensemble.

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