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Education

May 6, 2021

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, last week unveiled its 2021 assessment of public high schools. The annual report ranked 17,856 high schools nationally and 1,218 statewide. U.S. News reviewed nearly 24,000 high schools in all 50 states ...

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NORTH SALEM, NY – The League of Women Voters of North East Westchester (LWVNEW) is moderating an upcoming school board candidate forum in North Salem. The virtual forum will be held Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m. and available for live viewing at https://www.northsalemschools.org/Page/251. North ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem High School’s Ellen Herlihy was recently honored with a Public Health Award from the Westchester Board of Health.  National Public Health Week was observed from April 5-11, and a number of wellness advocates from throughout Westchester were honored for their work ...

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Harvey’s robotics program continues to impress as two teams of its RoboCavs came up as winners in a big way Saturday, April 17, in the VEX Southern New York State Championship live-remote competition. The RoboCavs team 6277D, paired with a Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School squad, took the ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - If the current proposed 2021-22 budget is approved by voters on May 18, the North Salem Central School District plans to purchase a new 66-passenger school bus and a new handicap van.  The expenditures would be possible with newly announced funds from the New York State ...

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Improving the athletic fields at the North Salem Central School District has long been discussed and planned for over the last few years.  At the March 24 Board of Education meeting, the first in-person regular meeting since March 2020, the Athletic Fields Improvement Project figured prominently ...

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I recently came across a blog article titled, “Why Children Need Camp Now More Than Ever,” essentially a list of social/emotional needs that have been neglected due to the pandemic. The article explains, in the most scholarly way, why children have suffered for the last 13 months and how camp can ...

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Of the $1.9 trillion contained in the American Rescue Plan, K-12 schools in New York state are expected to receive about $9 billion.  Under the plan, signed into law on March 11, more than $2.5 billion will go to school districts in Westchester County alone. Since monies will be distributed ...

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State health officials have offered more clarity on the drinking water contamination at a North Salem school. The wells at the Pequenakonck Elementary School were recently tested in accordance with the state’s newly adopted and “highly protective” Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) of 10 parts ...

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The Harvey School in Katonah has announced the names of the students who have earned academic honors for the second marking period of the winter term. Several  North Salem area residents have been recognized for earning a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher (Cavalier Scholar), or a 3.7 or higher ...

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In less than a month, North Salem Central School District middle and high school students can sit in their classrooms every day of the school week.  The reopening was announced by district Superintendent Ken Freeston at the March 10 board meeting.  “We’re happy to make a big announcement ...

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Water at the Pequenakonck Elementary School has been contaminated by two so-called “forever chemicals,” North Salem school officials announced Wednesday, March 17. The school, located on June Road, was placed under an immediate water advisory by the state Department of Health. The water is ...

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A preliminary report on diversity and racial equity in the North Salem Central School district was presented to the Board of Education last week. The Feb. 24 meeting was the board’s first ‘work session style’ meeting that put aside the usual board procedural motions to focus solely on diversity ...

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The North Salem Central School District has received $230,000 from the Smart Schools Bond Act, an education technology initiative first proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed by New York State in the 2014-15 Enacted Budget and approved by voters in a statewide ...

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Parents concerned that the development of their children’s academic skills may have stalled from frequent disruptions in the learning process during the pandemic can take advantage of the RISE program at The Harvey School this summer. RISE, the Re-engage in Summer Enrichment instructional ...

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The Harvey School in Katonah has announced the names of area 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 Scholar), or a 3.7 or higher (Head's ...

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Three upper school students at The Harvey School in Katonah have earned recognition for their outstanding original creations. Senior Mia Cornell received several Scholastic Art Awards for both the Northeast Region and Hudson Valley Art Region. In the Northeast Region, Cornell earned Silver Keys, ...

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The Harvey Summer Camp in Katonah has opened registration for its 2021 session. Following a successful session in 2020, Harvey’s camp directors are planning for another safe and fun-filled summer. “We’re very much looking forward to our 26th consecutive season which will be filled with ...

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As survey has revealed that teens learning remotely from home for much of the week, coupled with limitations in hanging out with friends, has elevated their stress levels. At the Jan. 20 North Salem Board of Education meeting, Adam VanDerStuyf, director of pupil personnel services, said that a ...

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

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The Harvey School will be hosting two special virtual admissions events this month.  On Wednesday, December 16, families interested in exploring independent school options for middle school and upper school can Zoom into a “Coffee with the Head of School” at 10 a.m. School head Bill Knauer ...

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

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