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Yorktown Foundation for Excellence Donates $20k to School District

June 14, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Foundation for Excellence in Yorktown Education presented the board of education with $20,300 in grant money to fund completely or in part 14 teacher grants, and two $1,000 scholarships to Yorktown High School graduates.

The teacher grants will go toward the purchase of books, electronics, supplies and field trips that enhance the learning experience for students in ...

Sister of New Yorktown Superintendent to Resign from School Board

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Christine Montero will resign from the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education to avoid any potential conflict with her brother, Dr. Ronald Hattar, who the school board tapped last week to be the district’s new superintendent.

Pending a school board vote, Hattar will take over the position from retiring superintendent, Dr. Ralph Napolitano, on Monday, ...

Lakeland Education Foundation Is a Well-Oiled, Grant Funding Machine

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Smart Boards, iPads and 3-D printers—these are only some of what might not exist in the Lakeland Central School District without two-plus decades of continuous contributions from the Lakeland Education Foundation.

The all-volunteer foundation, started in 1994, supports Lakeland schools by raising funds for specific student and teacher-initiated projects that enrich ...

Hattar Named Superintendent of Yorktown School District

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Central School District's nearly three-month long search for a new superintendent of schools ended Friday June 2, when the Board of Education announced in a press release that Dr. Ronald Hattar of the Eastchester Union Free School District, was chosen to fill the position.

The search began in March, shortly after Dr. Ralph Napolitano announced his intent ...

D.A.R.E. Program to Expand in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Since the 1980s, D.A.R.E. programs have been incorporated into the middle school curriculum of students in school districts nationwide, including Yorktown’s. The Yorktown Police Department plans to improve that curriculum by expanding it to different ages.

According to Police Chief Robert Noble, some subjects are too mature for the fifth-grade students subject to ...

Yorktown High School Auditorium Named for Departing Superintendent

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – It was an emotional evening for departing Yorktown Schools Superintendent Dr. Ralph Napolitano, as friends, family and staff celebrated his retirement at Villa Barone in Mahopac, Thursday, May 25.

At the party, which drew about 325 people, Napolitano was surprised with a banner, revealing that the auditorium at Yorktown High School had been renamed for the longtime school ...

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Principal Retires After 51 years

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Sister Gabriel Miriam Obraz, principal of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton elementary school in Shrub Oak, has retired after 51 years, the last 43 as principal, according to the Archdiocese of New York.

Students at the elementary school recently came together to celebrate and perform for Obraz during a special luncheon as part of the annual May Crowning ceremony on ...

Yorktown School Board Expects to Make Superintendent Decision Soon

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Central School District Board of Education is in the final stages of its search for a new superintendent, President Jackie Carbone said at Monday night’s board meeting.

Carbone said the seven-member school board has narrowed down its list of candidates, though she did not reveal a specific number. She said the board has spent the last few weekends ...

Yorktown Science Superstars Earn Awards at Westchester Fair

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In March, Yorktown High School Science Research students presented their projects and findings at the Regeneron Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF), which brings together nearly 600 high school students from 40 area schools to present their advanced science research projects to local professionals.

While much of the focus is on the students who moved onto a ...

Yorktown Students Complete WISE Projects

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School seniors were brought before the Board of Education after straying from their classrooms. However, they were not there to be reprimanded—just the opposite.

The students are near the completion of their semester-long Wise Individualized Student Experience (WISE) projects. WISE Services is a not-for-profit organization that helps participating ...

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