Education

May 11, 2020

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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Recognizing and Relieving Stress – Tools for Parents and Caregivers Managing New Stress at Home Tuesdays, 12-12:30pm, and Thursdays, 3-3:30pm,  4/28-5/14 Webinar sessions will be held through Zoom video conference.  Hosts: Phil Kavanagh, Director of School Counseling and Student ...

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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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NEW DATES: Spring Art 2020 at the Somers Library Mondays, 5/4, 11, 18, & 6/1, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm PLEASE BE AWARE THAT, DUE TO COVID-19, THIS EVENT MAY BE CANCELED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY TO SEE STATUS OF THE EVENT                                                                       ...

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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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Editor's note: The headline on this story that ran in the March 19th edition of the Somers Record was incorrect. The proposed school budget for next year remains under the tax levy cap for the ninth year in a row. This year's tax levy is inside the allowable tax limit set by state calculations. It ...

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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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On top of everything else to feel worried about right now, parents may be stressed out about suddenly being thrown into the role of teacher with schools closed for the next few weeks. But, with a few simple tips, all homes can become natural classrooms. 1. Create a Literacy Rich ...

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The 9th annual Brain Bee competition, hosted by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, was held recently on Burke’s campus in White Plains. High school students who aspire to careers as brain surgeons or neuroscience researchers competed at the event. From Burke’s and other regional competitions, Brain Bee ...

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The following is from the Somers Central School District: As of right now, the state and county health departments continue to recommend that schools shut down only if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 within a school. At this time, no one in our schools has tested positive for the virus. As ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers schools transportation director Joe Bernardi has been placed on administrative leave in the wake of a DWI arrest of one of the district’s bus drivers. Schools Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch made the announcement Monday, Dec. 23, in a letter to parents. Bernardi is also ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Central School District is waiting on law enforcement to release more details about a bus driver removed from his route during an afternoon run last week when students complained of his erratic driving. Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch sent out an email to parents and ...

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Danielle Donnelly, a student at Somers Intermediate School, raised money for the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla. She raised $800 and delivered it to the hospital during WHUD’s radiothon in November. Danielle raised the money with the help of her friend, Lucy Williams. Every morning ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After Dr. Deborah Hardy left her position as a high school counselor more than three years ago, she started her own counseling service—GuidED Consulting.  Since that time, the business has grown from seven student clients to more than 100.  “GuidEd began as a venture for what ...

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The subject of Reis Park’s troubled tennis courts has been batted around for what seems like forever. Decades ago, the town replaced their aging asphalt with synthetic grass and plastic mat so they could be used for other activities. These materials are notoriously slippery when wet and, ...

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The following is from Our Montessori:  Longtime Montessori Method practitioner Sarah Marinelli has been named Educational Director at Our Montessori School, which has locations in Westchester and Putnam counties. Marinelli is a Purdys resident.  The announcement was made by Betty Hengst, ...

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As a sophomore at Somers High School in 2014, Zach Krauss thought that he would go on to study weather at Cornell University.  His forecast was accurate: This semester, he will graduate with a degree in meteorology and a double minor in climate change and applied economics from the Ivy League ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – The school district is urging parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of e-cigarettes after a student got sick after vaping. According to Superintendent Dr. Raymond H. Blanch, the district was extremely concerned to learn Tuesday that two middle school students had been ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Teachers, clerical, administrative and custodial staff, as well as construction crews, have all been as busy as bees getting ready for this year’s crop of kids, says Somers Central School District spokesman Matt Carr. Besides the usual summer break sprucing up of classrooms and ...

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