Education

October 23, 2020

The following is from the North Salem School District: Today we were informed that an individual within the North Salem Central School District has been designated as a COVID-19 case.  We are required by law to maintain this person’s confidentiality, which prevents us from further identifying ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Many attempting to tune in to the online North Salem Central School District Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7, were frustrated to find that there was no sound throughout the entire hour-and-a-half meeting.  On Tuesday, Oct. 13, Superintendent Ken Freeston ...

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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 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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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - In a charged statement at last week’s North Salem School Board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 23, James Savarese, president of the North Salem Teachers Association, criticized what he said was the district’s mishandling of sanitizing and cleaning many high-touch surfaces in the ...

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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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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Westchester Exceptional Children’s School in North Salem has been acquired by and merged with the Westchester School for Special Children. The merger was confirmed last week by Leonard Spano, WSSC’s executive director. The organization has two schools in Yonkers and ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Department of Education announced Wednesday, July 8, that they will issue guidelines for the reopening of schools during the first week in August.  “The state will announce a decision on whether or not those schools reopen, and we want to make ...

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Two local Catholic schools are closing as part of an overall shuttering of 20 schools, the Archdiocese of New York announced on Thursday, July 9. St. Patrick’s Parochial School in Bedford and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Shrub Oak will be closing due to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem High School celebrated its graduation a little different this year with the help of the Four Brothers Drive-In Theater in Amenia. See our special Graduation section here.  

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. -  During his keynote speech on Saturday, Dr. George Yancopoulos, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, challenged Yorktown High School graduates to “question everything,” including the “popular narratives” behind social justice movements. “I ...

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The Harvey School announces its 15th consecutive year of offering the eHarvey online summer session. This year’s session, beginning Monday, June 29 and ending Friday, Aug. 14, offers seven weeks of intensive study online with teacher support. eHarvey’s summer options include classes in academic ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - While some local school districts have remained silent in the wake of nationwide outrage against systemic racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, the North Salem school board passed a resolution during its Zoom meeting Wednesday, June 17, ...

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The Harvey School admissions office is hosting a Zoom session called,” Coffee with our Academic Leaders,” Wednesday, June 24, at 10 a.m. Those interested may join the online session to learn more about The Harvey School in Katonah as an academic option for their child this fall. Attendees are ...

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Harvey School graduates Ryan Piken of Baldwin Place and Michael DiVestea of North Salem have won the Ronald W. Duncan Music Awards for excellence in the field of music. Piken, who won the award for excellence in vocals and DiVestea, for excellence in instrumental, received their awards at the ...

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The Harvey School in Katonah has announced the names of area students who have earned academic honors for the spring term.  Several area residents have been recognized for earning a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher (Cavalier Scholar), a GPA of 3.7 or higher (Head's List), or a GPA of 3.3 (Honor ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Four North Salem teachers with nearly 100 years of combined teaching experienced are slated to retire in the next two years.  The school board accepted the retirements on Monday, May 4, though did not identify all the teachers who put in their notice on the agenda for that ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Voters overwhelmingly approved the North Salem School District's budget tonight, June 16, and voted to keep incumbent Trustees Andrew Brown and Kurt Guldan in their seats. Brown was the top vote getter with 1,347 votes followed by Guldan with 1,234 votes. The long-time board ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - High school graduation is a precious moment in time that, like other milestones in life, only comes around once. While yearbooks and cap-and-gown photos will likely be safely tucked away in drawers or the cloud, other important ephemera could eventually be lost to history.

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A group of Harvey's international students boosted Northern Westchester Hospital’s stock of personal protective equipment Thursday, June 4, when they presented hospital officials with the first 6,000 of a planned donation of 10,000 masks. Harvey sophomore Evan Xu and his parents worked to ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday, June 7, that the deadline for residents to mail in their school budget/election ballots will be extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said he will issue an executive order that will allow ballots to be accepted by hand delivery through 5 ...

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They say everyone loves a parade, so to do something special for this year’s seniors, The Harvey School in Katonah celebrated the graduation June 4 of the 67 members of the Class of 2020 with a commencement car parade on campus. Responding to ideas from leaders of the senior class, the school ...

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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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