Lakeland, Yorktown Board of Education Candidates Set

April 20, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For the second year in a row, there will be an uncontested Board of Education race in the Yorktown School District.

Jackie Carbone, Peter Bisaccia and Lisa Rolle, all incumbents, are running for re-election. No other candidates submitted petitions, according to District Clerk Yvette Segal.

Bisaccia and Rolle were both appointed to finish the unexpired terms of ...

Lakeland Student Awarded at Regional Science Fair

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Jothi Ramaswamy, a science research student at Lakeland High School, was awarded for her performance at the Westchester Science & Engineering Fair, which took place at Sleepy Hollow High School on Saturday, March 17.

Ramaswamy, whose project was titled, “Investigation of Daily Functional Risks in the Senior Population Using Support Vector Machines, Logistic ...

Yorktown Science Superstars Advance to World Competitions

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – At the recent Regeneron-Westchester Science and Engineering Fair, 600 students from 40 regional high schools presented their research projects to local professionals. The topics covered a broad range of categories including psychology, biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science, math, botany and animal science.

“It is fantastic to see the continued growth of ...

Foundation for Excellence ’80s Night Benefits Yorktown Education

JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Yorktown School District teachers, administrators and supporters cut loose on Saturday, March 24, as they enjoyed a Totally Awesome ’80s Night at Vittoria’Z in Jefferson Valley.

The event, organized by the Foundation for Excellence in Yorktown Education, brought out more than 200 people and raised more than $10,000 for the school district, according ...

Yorktown Rookie Robotics Team Heads to World Championships

Editor's Note: In the print version of this article, the name of the team was incorrectly written as United Serial Brothers. The team name is actually Universal Serial Brawlers. We regret the error and wish the team luck in Detroit.

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In late April, a collection of the best high school robotics teams in the world will meet in Detroit, where they will compete in an ...

Lakeland Proposes Additional Security Monitors

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-Lakeland administrators are proposing more than a half-million dollars’ worth of expansions to school security and mental health programs for the 2018-19 school year.

At the March 15 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. George Stone said the district has identified, as its biggest security priority, the need for security monitors during afternoon and evening ...

Yorktown Students Promote Kindness, Lobby for Safer Schools at Walkout

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – When the clock struck 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, thousands of students from around the nation got up from their desks and walked out of school for 17 minutes as part of a gun-control related protest and to honor the lives of those killed last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

In Yorktown, around 9:45 a.m., student body leaders organized ...

Yorktown High Physics Students Tour IBM Campus

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-On Dec. 12, the Yorktown High School AP Physics class, led by Dan Moore, took their annual trip to the local IBM campus.

Joined by Superintendent Dr. Ron Hattar, the students toured the facility and met with more than 15 scientists and researchers. Among other things, they were excited to learn the story of how a supercomputer beat top “Jeopardy!” champions, winning ...

Lakeland High Presents Save-A-Life Day to Teens, Adults

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-Everyone has the ability to save a life, said Dr. Michael Fowlin, the keynote speaker at Sunday’s Save-a-Life Day at Lakeland High School. Sometimes, he said, a smile is all it takes.

Fowlin, recalling the story of a man who jumped to his death from the Golden Gate Bridge, said a two-sentence note was left behind in his apartment: “I’m going to walk to the ...

Lakeland Mum on Principal’s Resignation

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-Lakeland administrators and school board members remain tight-lipped about what led to the resignation of Robert Bergmann as principal of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School.

Bergmann, principal since 2014, officially stepped down from his post on Friday, March 9. The resignation was accepted by the Board of Education at its March 15 meeting.

Frank Ruolo, formerly an ...

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