Education

August 3, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Friends of Karen, the non-profit children’s charity, has launched its 2018 Back to School Program.  The organization, which supports families in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are struggling to stay afloat financially and emotionally while caring for their ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Board of Education approved two amended athletic policies on July 3, expanding the length of time students can be excused from physical education classes in lieu of other activities and adding a Title IX contact to the website. Historically, the district has allowed for ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem District voters passed the 2018-19 budget and capital reserve fund spending on Tuesday, May 15, allowing the district to move forward with a project to reconstruct the water supply system at the middle school / high school. The budget passed with 201 to 74 votes ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - About a dozen female athletes at North Salem High School voiced their concerns about gender inequality in the school’s athletics programs at a Board of Education meeting on May 2. The students, most of whom were dressed in team uniforms, spoke one after another during the ...

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North Salem, N.Y. - There will be no new faces on the North Salem School Board. Incumbent trustees Paul Giamundo and Andrew Pelosi are the only residents to file for a seat on the seven-member board. Petitions were due Monday, April 16. Giamundo has served 13 years as a trustee. “Over ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The administration at North Salem Middle/High School has always stressed the importance of safety as it works to create a comfortable learning environment for students, teachers and staff alike, and many feel this attitude has only strengthened since the school shooting in ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Applying to college in the 21st century can be an intimidating task for high school students and their parents. But thanks to GuidED Consulting LLC, there is now someone to help navigate through the morass of paperwork and complex application process and end those sleepless ...

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RIDGEFIELD, CT.-Visitors at the School of Rock open house event last month were greeted by a mohawked prop skeleton and the dulled sensation of a bass rift hammering through the chest. Featuring walls lined with professional band posters and mood lighting, the atmosphere of School of Rock upon ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-School districts around the country this week continue to discuss safety measures in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in which 17 people died. For Schools Superintendent Kenneth Freeston, the tragedy hit particularly close ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-In its 12th year, Art Against Abuse still delivers a powerful message about dating abuse among young people. The annual event is held in memory of Elizabeth Butler, the 17-year-old North Salem High School senior brutally raped and murdered in 2005 near the Croton Falls Train ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-A breakfast cart is coming to North Salem Middle/High School to increase morning meal consumption among the teens. Karen Seikovsky, food service director for district food vendor Aramark, said the cart is designed for students too busy to stop into the cafeteria in the ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-PQ Students were asked to create a Valentine’s Day card, decorated in any art medium, both on the front and inside. Judging by the North Salem Recreation Department and the PQ PTO took place on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Prizes and ribbons were awarded to first-, second- and third-place ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Pequenakonck Elementary School held its annual father-daughter “Snowflake Ball” on Feb. 2 in the gymnasium of the school with a DJ, ice cream sundaes, popcorn, photo keepsakes and party favors.

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The North Salem High School Robotics Team “tech-wise guys” (and two girls!) advanced to the regional tournament of the FIRST Tech Challenge after qualifying in Peekskill. The team also won the Motivational Award. The regional championship is Feb. 11 at Pace University in ...

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KATONAH, N.Y.-Harvey School Honors The Harvey School in Katonah has announced the names of the students who have earned academic honors for the first marking period of the winter term. Several area residents have been recognized for earning a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher (Cavalier ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Teens from North Salem had their artwork on display this weekend in the annual exhibition for young artists at the Katonah Museum of Art. The event, now in its 35th year, puts aspiring artists in a professional setting and involves the teens in all aspects of the museum ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.- Residents who gathered in the auditorium of the North Salem Middle/High School to listen to speakers from the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) wanted to know one thing: Is the new compressor station in Southeast, located in the village of Brewster on ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-North Salem Middle/High School wrapped up its winter productions Dec. 19 with the high school’s winter concert. The production was the last in a series of recitals showcasing the hard work of the vocal and instrumental students, as well as their teachers, during the school year ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-At least 130 kids and parents came out for the annual STEAMfest at Ruth Keeler Memorial Library last month. Children and their families enjoyed free, hands-on workshops related to science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). This year, Jaymes Dec, a teacher at ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The hill outside of the North Salem Middle School cafeteria was covered in trash bags over the weekend. What they held, though, was not trash, but tons of donated clothing and toys collected by the North Salem Athletic Booster Club that will be distributed to those in need across ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Deborah Rafferty Oswald has always had a love of history. And since she was a young girl, she knew she wanted to be a writer. Now, the North Salem teacher has found a way to fuse her passions. Oswald, a fifth-grade teacher at Pequenakonck Elementary School and a member of the ...

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Students from North Salem and Purdys were among those recognized by The Harvey School in Katonah for earning academic honors for the first marking period fo the fall term. Several area residents have been recognized for earning a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher (Cavalier Scholar), a 3.7 or ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Twenty three of North Salem’s sixth, seventh and eighth graders gave the audience a rundown of Shakespeare’s classics on Friday night in “I Hate Shakespeare,” a play by Steph DeFerie. The crowd was in stitches as some of The Bard’s beloved characters played their well-known role ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.--What started out as a joke among five friends who attend John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers has morphed into something they can be far more proud of: a 250-member group determined to do good. The John Stamos Cooking Club is no more. Firmly planted in its stead is The ...

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