Education

October 16, 2019

Ellen Herlihy, junior co-president of Warr;ors, recalled feeling hesitant about joining the mental health club as its first member. A year later, she is proud to see the club has been a safe space for students to talk and support each other.  “It’s not a club that you have to have mental illness ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem schools are more accessible to people with special needs, after the school district remodeled its facilities over the summer. The renovations, part of the district’s five-year plan, included widening bathroom doors, restructuring stalls and installing sinks. Under ...

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From gardening to produce taste tests to a farmers’ forum, this year Pequenakonck Elementary School students will get up close to nature through a Farm to School program. School board member Brandy Keenan, chair of PQ’s new Farm to School Committee, said the ultimate goal is to help children ...

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The North Salem Central School District announced Monday the hiring of an interim athletic director after a controversial decision to demote Henry Sassone, who held the position for more than 30 years. At a special Board of Education meeting July 22, the district hired Denise Kiernan, who has ...

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North Salem, N.Y. - The North Salem Board of Education has decided not to reappoint Henry Sassone as athletic director and its unclear whether he'll return as the boys' basketball coach in September. The school board is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Monday, July 1, for its annual reorganization ...

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Eddie Fiscella, of North Salem High School, is to receive a $1,000 music scholarship.  On June 7, at Yorktown Town Hall, the Justin Veatch Fund will present Fiscella and six other high school students with these scholarships. The Justin Veatch Fund is a Yorktown-based charity that provides ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - A bear that took a detour through the playground at PQ Elementary School today, May 30, has moved on to another location but students will be kept inside the remainder of the day. PQ Principal Mary Johnson confirmed at 11 a.m. that the bear was no longer in view but that the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - More than 200 students from schools around New York and Connecticut had their work published in the Northeast Westchester Rotary Club’s 14th edition of “On My Mind,” presented on May 15 at JFK Catholic High School.  Local author, teacher and radio host Vin Dacquino wrote the ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The school budget passed handily in North Salem and both incumbents were re-elected to the school board along with newcomer Brandy Keenan. According to Superintendent Ken Freeston, the budget passed 413 to 131.  Trustees Jennifer Binette and Deborah D'Agostino were ...

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In addition to the newest remodeling of the North Salem School District Website, administrators of the District School Communication Committee have developed a new way of providing scholastic information to audiences of students, teachers and parents alike; they have created an app.  “One of the ...

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It was silent in the auditorium at the North Salem Middle School / High School as Holocaust survivor Peter Somogyi told of his experience in Auschwitz as the subject of experiments by Dr. Josef Mengele. Mengele is widely considered one of the worst Nazi doctors for his role in the killing of 6 ...

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The district has reduced, and in some instances cut, Sunday sports practices in an effort to save money on custodial costs, drawing criticism from parents who felt the action wasn’t properly communicated to the community. The issue was brought up by parents at a recent school board meeting; the ...

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The future of the Snowflake Ball and Bowl-O-Rama—two much anticipated events for Pequenakonck students—is uncertain after the district’s lawyer decided the events violated the school's Dignity for All Students Act policy. Dozens of parents turned out to the Wednesday, Oct. 17, Board of Education ...

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