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Lakeland, Yorktown School Leaders React to Florida Shooting

February 22, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-In the wake of last week’s high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in which 17 people were killed, Lakeland and Yorktown school administrators were quick to remind parents that they are doing all they can to keep their children safe.

“The safety and security of our students is our highest priority,” said Dr. Ron Hattar, superintendent of Yorktown schools.

Yorktown High School Students ‘Just Gotta Dance’

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Yorktown High School Dance Company returned last month with its annual winter program, “Just Gotta Dance.” The high school dancers performed a special show for seniors on Thursday, Jan. 18, followed by two weekend performances.

The dance company is advised by Christine Orlando, a special education teacher, and Jessica Mackenzie, a school psychologist. The program ...

Yorktown School Board Appoints Lisa Rolle to Fill Vacancy

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Lisa Rolle has been appointed to the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education, filling the vacancy left by Thomas Donatelli, who resigned in December.

Rolle’s appointment was unanimously approved by the board. She will serve until May 15, when the next trustee election takes place.

“I am looking forward to working with the school board and ...

Yorktown Teen Wins County Cheerleading Scholarship

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Kaeleigh Aulicino, captain of the Yorktown High School cheerleading team, won the Annette Hroncich Westchester County Cheerleading Scholarship on Thursday, Jan. 11. Here, she’s pictured with her cheer coach, Angela Battista, at the Westchester County Center after winning the scholarship.

Yorktown Teen Honored for Indian Classical Dance Performance

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Yorktown High School junior Nimisha Gupta was recently honored by the Town of Yorktown for completing her arangetram, which is the debut on-stage performance of a former student of Indian classical dance and music. This first performance follows years of training.

In the case of Gupta, she completed her Bharatanatyam training in 10 years. Her dance teacher is Dr. Nalini Rau of ...

Yorktown Police Do Lunch at Middle School

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-As part of their School Spirit initiative this year, Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School students and staff recently honored local law enforcement, including the Yorktown Police Department. Chief Robert Noble met and talked with students during their lunch periods. He was joined by School Resource Officer Robert Pavletich.

Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School Hosts 'STEAM-A-Thon'

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School hosted “STEAM-A-Thon”—a ThinkSTEAM event—on Saturday, Jan. 6, an all-day event sponsored by HERlead, in which middle-school girls from around the tri-state area participated in technology workshops.

ThinkSTEAM, an organization that helps involve young girls in technology, was the brainchild of Lakeland High School ...

Yorktown High School Junior Wins ESTEAM Logo Design Contest

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Dr. Ron Hattar, superintendent of the Yorktown Central School District, invited students of all ages to participate in a logo design contest for ESTEAM, which promotes an empathy-based approach to STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).

With more than 1,500 votes tallied, the winner of the contest was Ryan Serafin, a junior at Yorktown High School.

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Educators to be Honored at Lakeland Education Foundation Casino Night

February 12, 2018

The Lakeland Education Foundation will honor two teachers and a special group of Lakeland community partners at its annual Casino Night, Silent Auction, and Dinner Dance, to be held at the Villa Barone in Mahopac on Saturday, March 10.

Last year, the foundation, founded in 1994, topped $1 million raised and donated to benefit the district’s students.

This year’s ...