Education

February 9, 2019

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – For Abigail Wilson, John Jay High School senior and stage manager, managing the chaos of live theater is where she thrives. Born in Denver, Wilson moved to Mount Vernon at age 1. In fourth grade, she moved to South Salem, where she attended Lewisboro Elementary and John Jay ...

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School days for Katonah-Lewisboro middle school students would start at least a half-hour later under classroom-schedule revisions being considered by the Board of Education. Addressing concerns that the middle school students—youngsters about 11 to 13 years of age—are not getting enough rest, ...

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Think about the school your children currently attend. Are you happy with it? Are your kids learning and growing in ways that make you proud? If so, sign them up again for next year, and tell your friends about how great your school is. But if you want to learn more about different options ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Current John Jay High School students and alumni performed a selection of Broadway songs on Friday at the Encore Cabaret, an annual event presented by KLSD ArtsALIVE!, a high school arts booster club. The event was held in the John Jay High School Theater beginning at 7 ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – For John Jay High School senior Emily Knowlton, helping others is always forefront in her mind. It’s this strong commitment to giving back that guides a large part of her daily activities in school, her community, and far beyond the borders of Westchester County. Knowlton was ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Amy Geiger, music technology teacher at John Jay High School, along with four of her students, presented at the Apple Technology Conference at Briarcliff High School on Dec. 4. The instructional technology conference was attended by more than 100 educators from throughout ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Last month, dozens of paintings were on display in a corridor of John Jay High School as part of the Rite of Autumn art display. Four seniors from the school shared with us the meaning behind some of their pieces.

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Ann Marie Lipinsky, a science teacher at John Jay High School, is one of 275 educators to be designated a Master Teacher by the New York State Master Teacher Program. “All of us at John Jay High School and the Katonah-Lewisboro School District, are enormously proud of Ann ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – “Orion is the kind of student every teacher wishes to have in the classroom; he is hard-working, self-motivated, and a real team player,” said Amy Geiger, John Jay music teacher, of her music technology student, senior Orion Cummings. Cummings has always had an interest in ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - As a child, John Jay High School senior Heather Sherr always had a natural curiosity towards science, especially in the area of biology. This natural curiosity would eventually lead Sherr to embark on cutting-edge medical research that could one day improve the lives of millions ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - What grades did John Jay High School seniors give their teachers? In a poll of 147 seniors from the Class of 2018, most gave their district passing grades, with 84 percent saying they felt they were getting a good education in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District. The ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay High School was locked down at around 3:16 p.m. Thursday, but it appears to be inadvertent, police and school officials said. "It was an inadvertent triggering of the system," Superintendent Andrew Selesnick wrote in an email. "Once the system was triggered, all the ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – For John Jay High School senior Sona Minasian, music isn’t just an interest but a passion that guides her life both academically and personally. Born and raised in Katonah, Minasian attended Katonah Elementary School and John Jay Middle School. Growing up, Minasian doesn’t ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay High School has produced eight semi-finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition. They join the approximate 16,000 semi-finalists nationwide, which represents less than 1 percent of all high school seniors. The students are selected based on scores ...

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KATONAH/LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Classes began Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Katonah-Lewisboro schools, and we asked parents to send us first-day photos of their students. Send additional captioned “first day of school” photos (names, grade) to KLT@halstonmedia.com.

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – A 965-square-foot classroom in the former Lewisboro Elementary School will be converted into a “maker space” for STEAM learning following a unanimous approval by the Planning Board at its Aug. 14 meeting. The school, located on Bouton Road in South Salem, was shuttered by the ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – A policy that would prevent teachers and coaches from being hired by parents to provide one-on-one tutoring to their students during the school year is being considered by the Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education. The “Tutoring Policy,” drafted from scratch by the district’s ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Since 1940, Westchester and Putnam residents have been finding their way to Camp Nabby (many summer after summer) in Mohegan Lake. Now, 78 years later, Nabby is bigger and better than ever, thanks to the continuing efforts of the Bertino family, which took over operation of ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – In April, New York State approved a law that gives public school boards the authority to create a charitable contribution fund in which taxpayers can donate to the school district in lieu of paying their school taxes. Because these charitable donations would, in theory, be tax ...

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. – The packed children’s room at the Lewisboro Library welcomed Angel Elektra with applause for the library’s first-ever Drag Queen Story Hour Saturday, July 14. Angel Elektra, adorned with a glittery pout and smokey eye, read books with overarching themes of acceptance, kindness, ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay Middle School’s eighth-grade class took the next step in their academic journey last month when they received their certificates on Moving Up Day as parents and family cheered them on. This fall, the students will enter high school as freshmen. All photos are ...

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HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth College sophomore Gabriel Zuckerberg, a Waccabuc resident and graduate of John Jay High School in Cross River, has been named a Dartmouth Stamps Scholar. Established in 2014, the Dartmouth Stamps Scholars Program recognizes and rewards exceptional students, such as ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The John Jay High School Class of 2018 graduated Tuesday, June 19, at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah. All photos were taken by Deena Bell for The Katonah-Lewisboro Times

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – During her high school years, Katie Ricca was regularly told by her guidance counselor that her grade point average sounded like the fever of a small child. Now, having graduated John Jay High School with above 100, it is the measure that propelled her to the top of the class as ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – It was Kaley Mamo’s love of literature and reading that began her road to academic success. The 2018 John Jay High School’s class salutatorian remembers how her father read the Harry Potter series aloud when she was a young girl and she became enamored with the written ...

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Editor’s Note: This is the Teen of the Month article for July. Its publication was bumped up a few weeks to coincide with the high school graduation. CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – “Daylin is a dedicated young artist who has strengths in multiple areas. He has a very strong observational eye and can draw ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Sixty-five members of the Class of 2018 celebrated their graduation from the Harvey School on Thursday, June 7, as family, friends and faculty gathered to see the seniors receive their diplomas in a mid-morning commencement ceremony in the Fenstermacher Athletic Center. Head of ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Chemistry provides “the ability to look at the world, the universe at a microscopic scale and be able to see the fundamentality of things,” says Guy Pillon, John Jay High School senior, chemist and Science Olympian. Born in Manhattan, Guy moved to Brooklyn where he attended ...

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WACCABUC, N.Y. – In his 35 years working in public education, Dr. Randall Glading noticed that similar words were consistently used to describe the traits of a favorite teacher. “Every time I’d ask the question about a beloved teacher,” he said, “people would describe my grandmother or my ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – For John Jay High School senior Skylar Martins, singing comes as easily as breathing. The singer, songwriter and musician can often be found humming and singing in the hallways of John Jay as she works on her latest composition. While at John Jay, Skylar’s talent and promise ...

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