Somers Students Earn Scholarships from Circolo da Vinci

May 25, 2017

JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Four Somers High School seniors were awarded scholarships Tuesday, May 16, by Circolo da Vinci, a nonprofit Yorktown organization that promotes Italian-American heritage. The 35th annual scholarship dinner was held at Ceola Manor in Jefferson Valley.

This year’s scholarship award recipients were: Alexa DelBene of Yorktown High School, Melissa Corcione of ...

ROAM Overseas Rekindles Somers Foreign Travel Program

SOMERS, N.Y. – There’s only so much that can be learned in a textbook.

That’s why high school teachers Desiree St. John, Paul Saia and Lisa Siano were devastated when the Somers Central School District, like many neighboring schools, ceased school-sponsored trips overseas last year.

Years ago, the foreign language department led a successful world travel program, which was ...

Student Orientation Day—How to Prepare

As soon as high school is over, students go off to their college of choice for orientation day. So much information is shared in one or two days that sometimes you cannot even remember what was shared.  Here are some tips to do prior to going to orientation day that might help understand what is presented and enjoy the day!

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Joseph, Portnoy Elected to Somers School Board; Budget Passes

SOMERS, N.Y. - Two education professionals were elected Tuesday to the Somers school board as voters unseated one incumbent and voted overwhelmingly to approve the district’s proposed new budget.

MaryRose Joseph, a teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, topped a field of five candidates, drawing 658 votes, and Lindsay Portnoy, a former Hunter College professor who is ...

Somers Student Accepted to Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Jadon Silva, a middle school student at Soundview Preparatory School in Yorktown, has been accepted to the 2017 Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.

Soundview’s academic head of middle school, Marissa Irish, nominated Silva based on his strong academic and personal growth this year. The six-day program provides a historical view of ...

Contested Somers School Board Race to be Decided Tuesday

SOMERS, N.Y. – Voters in the Somers Central School District will tackle a wider-than-usual array of decisions when they go to the polls next week.

Besides a proposed $88.3 million budget, residents will be asked to approve spending of $1.7 million for repairs and upgrades at the high school and to choose, for the first time in years, among multiple candidates to fill two school board ...

At Primrose, Second Graders Run the ‘Wee Deliver’ Post Office

SOMERS, N.Y. – For second graders at Primrose School, the only thing better than receiving letters in class is working at the Wee Deliver Post Office that delivers them.

A beloved tradition, the Wee Deliver Post Office was started years ago by second grade teachers to integrate lessons about community life with letter writing—and give the school’s “big kids” a ...

Making a Choice

April just passed and college decisions have come in. With the positive results, students must make choices as to where they will decide to attend college. Reviewing every college to settle on one is like starting the process over, but without the application to complete. Or is it?

Reflection is the key to the process.

Place all the college names on a piece of paper individually—in a ...

Somers School Budget Public Hearing Held Tuesday

SOMERS, N.Y. – The Somers Central School District’s proposed $88.3 million budget for 2017-18 will have a public hearing Tuesday, one week before voters register their opinion at the polls.

The tax-cap-compliant budget would hike spending by 1.64 percent and the tax rate by 1.55 percent, to $160.23 for each $1,000 of assessed value. Containing neither major cutbacks nor major new ...

Five Vie for Two Seats on Somers School Board

SOMERS, N.Y. – For the first time in four years, voters will choose from among competing candidates next month to fill seats on the Somers school board.

A five-candidate field has one incumbent trustee, as well as a 2015 Somers High School graduate, a designer of advanced digital-information systems and two education professionals running in pursuit of two openings on the seven-member ...

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