PQ playground update

April 24, 2018

The following is an update on the Pequenakonck Elementary School playground from Superintendent Ken Freeston:

The North Salem School District’s facilities committee met on Monday, April 16, and decided that the most efficient way to complete the septic project is to go out to bid for the remaining work.

The septic project is divided into four zones or quadrants which encompass both ...

Playground in Disrepair Angers Parents

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - New playground equipment is coming to Pequenakonck Elementary, though not fast enough for some parents.

The playground was torn up two years ago when the district underwent a project to replace its septic system and due to a number of obstacles, it’s still not complete.

Superintendent Ken Freeston said the state Department of Health held up some aspects project, ...

Pillow Projects

NORTH SALEM, SOMERS, N.Y. - Sixth graders got the chance to design their own pillows. The students first measured a 15-inch by 15-inch pillow, traced a half-inch seam allowance, constructed the pillow on the sewing machine, stuffed the pillow, then closed the hole with an overcast stitch.

Ridgefield Academy race to honor out-going head of school

Registration is now open for the first annual RA5K and Fun Run being held by Ridgefield Academy, an independent, co-ed day school for children in preschool through eighth grade. The event will be held Sunday, May 20, at Ridgefield Academy, 223 West Mountain Road in Ridgefield, Conn.  

To register, visit

The RA5K was created to honor the outgoing head of ...

North Salem High's Math Honor Society Celebrates Pi Day

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The annual festivities were held on March 14 in honor of the first three digits of Pi – 3.14. A pie contest was featured in which 12 pies were entered, with two students, Charlie Reiner and Claire Bonzoni, emerging as the winners. More than 50 slices were sold at $2 each, with the proceeds to be donated to a cause determined by the members of the Math Honor Society. In ...

North Salem Students Visit D.C.

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-North Salem Middle School students went to Washington D.C. last week to learn how history has influenced the future. Highlights of the trip included a wreath-laying ceremony and tour of Arlington Cemetery and visits to the Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials, along with the WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War and Marine Corps ...

School Leaders Learn How to Prevent Tragedy

How can teachers, guidance counselors, school resource officers and others identify students at risk of becoming violent? That was the topic of a workshop Thursday, March 22,  at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES attended by about 100 school leaders from across the region.

Led by Sgt. Amery Bernhardt of the Westchester County Police Department and Frank Guglieri, coordinator of regional ...

Reading Is Elementary for Dr. Seuss Fans in North Salem

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries and community center participate by bringing together children and books. At Pequenakonck Elementary, teachers decorated their classroom doors in silly and surprising ways to celebrate the day.

Ben's Bells Ring for North Salem Elementary Students

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Students at Pequenakonck Elementary School were awarded for their kindness earlier this month through the Ben’s Bells program.

Ben’s Bells is an organization with a mission to inspire, educate and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening themselves and their ...

Reflections on a High School Walkout

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-As a 17-year-old senior in high school, I have not been impacted by many national and political events the way I have been by the tragedy in Parkland, Fla.

All across the country, countless numbers of people grieve for the kids who lost their lives so abruptly. In response to this, many in America have strongly advocated for change regarding the sale and production of ...

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