Education

January 18, 2019

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Sayli Satpute, a senior at Yorktown High School, has lived her entire life in Westchester County along with her younger brother, Chinmay. At school, she is president of the Class of 2019, vice president of the Student Senate and an enthusiastic student, especially in history and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Dante Giannini, the personal chef of Jimmy Buffett, staged a healthy-cooking display last week for dozens of families at Mildred E. Strang Middle School. Giannini’s evening appearance on Thursday, Jan. 10, was part of a New Year, Healthy You program organized by the school.

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Think about the school your children currently attend. Are you happy with it? Are your kids learning and growing in ways that make you proud? If so, sign them up again for next year, and tell your friends about how great your school is. But if you want to learn more about different options ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School students and 55 local senior citizens came together recently to share stories and enjoy lunch at the school. Seniors citizens attended from Seabury Assisted Living, Yorktown Nutrition Center, and Trump Park. Students from the sixth, seventh, and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the students at Yorktown Community Nursery School danced, whooped, made pots from clay and ground corn on stone as part of the school’s annual Native American Day. A tradition at the school since 2000, the day is a celebration of the history and culture of ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Jothi Ramaswamy and Kiera Wax have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of Lakeland High School’s Class of 2019. As a freshman, Ramaswamy founded ThinkSTEAM, a non-profit organization that offers free technology workshops for girls and seeks to integrate ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland Board of Education approved one bid and rejected another associated with renovations to Lakeland High School’s athletic fields and tennis courts, which is now projected to cost $1.5 million more than originally estimated. At its Dec. 13 meeting, the board awarded a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Councilman Vishnu Patel dipped into his own personal funds to award four $1,500 scholarships to high school students in Lakeland and Yorktown. The 11th-grade students were nominated by principals in their respective schools. The only requirement: having an interest in science ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Students at Crompond School didn’t have to be told twice to eat their vegetables at the recently held fourth annual Farm Fest. Spinach smoothies and sugar-free granola were some of the tastings available at the morning event devoted to health and wellness. Each fourth- and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Kevin Fink, a senior at Yorktown High School, has been selected to perform at the Eastern Division Honors Festival held in Pittsburgh in April. The event is sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. He will be among the more than 200 students selected from ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – It was full STEAM ahead at George Washington Elementary School earlier this month as the school opened its new STEAM lab. First-grade classes at the school were among the first to have the opportunity to visit the newly opened STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Seniors in the community who enjoy service with a smile received a treat when they attended the 38th annual St. Patrick’s Senior Citizen Tea. The fifth-grade students at St. Patrick’s School in Yorktown Heights invited over 100 local senior citizens for tea, coffee, quiche, pie, ...

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QUEENS, N.Y. – Raka Bose, an eighth grader, and Sharik Bose, a sixth grader, won the Editor’s Choice Ribbons at the ninth annual World Maker Faire held at the New York Hall of Science in Queens on Sept 22-23. Both attend Middle E. Strang Middle School. Raka’s project featured an interactive ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Reading, writing, arithmetic—and Tweeting? Yorktown High School is experimenting with three new classes this year, one of which involves being a good digital citizen and using social media, particularly Twitter, to spread positivity. The class, called Husker Discovery, is a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – To say the St. Patrick’s School community has welcomed new principal Rebecca Steck with open arms would be an understatement. The Ohio transplant currently lives 35 miles away in Saddle River, N.J., but families from Yorktown and the surrounding areas have made her feel right at ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - The Lakeland Central School District has produced three semi-finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition—two from Lakeland High School and one from Walter Panas High School. They join the approximate 16,000 semi-finalists nationwide, which represents less than ...

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WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Lakeland Central School District was well-represented at the 57th annual West Point Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 2. George Washington Principal Tracy Norman and Director of Guidance Frank Accetta presented two first-time Youth Excellence Awards ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Lakeland and Yorktown students returned to school last week and parents sent us their best first day of school photos. Additional photos can be sent to yorktownnews@halstonmedia.com.

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Mary Ellen Herzog, the assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services, is retiring from the Lakeland Central School District after nearly 15 years. According to Lakeland’s website, the Department of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Service “works to meet the needs ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – “Every organization has a brand,” said Dr. Ron Hattar, the second-year superintendent of the Yorktown Central School District. If that’s the case, it’s no secret what Yorktown’s brand is. Immediately after taking over the captain’s chair last July, Hattar set course for ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland Central School District’s three elementary schools in Yorktown will likely be staffed by school resource officers beginning in January, said Dr. George Stone, superintendent of schools. The school board, in its 2018-19 budget, approved funding for uniformed police ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Since 1940, Westchester and Putnam residents have been finding their way to Camp Nabby (many summer after summer) in Mohegan Lake. Now, 78 years later, Nabby is bigger and better than ever, thanks to the continuing efforts of the Bertino family, which took over operation of ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Students in Lakeland’s high schools, middle school and elementary schools will have to rise and shine a little earlier this year. The district announced last week that it has made last-minute alterations to its schedule to comply with new state regulations. The regulations ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Steve Rosen, a Lakeland school board trustee since 2008, has begun a 125-month repayment of money earned from the school district between the 2011-12 and 2016-17 school years. Rosen’s earnings as a part-time scoreboard operator and security guard for district sporting events, a ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Graduating seniors from Lakeland High School returned to their old stomping grounds on Wednesday, June 6, as they were celebrated by students in Ben Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson elementary schools. Dozens of students were bused to each school on ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The Lakeland High School Class of 2018 graduated Saturday, June 23, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. All photos were taken by Deena Bell for Yorktown News. Anthony Abatino Ashley Acevedo Anthony Adorno Maha Alam Brittany Alexander Matthew ...

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PURCHASE, N.Y. – The Yorktown High School Class of 2018 graduated Saturday, June 23, at the Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase. All photos were taken by Brian Marschhauser of Yorktown News, except where noted. Matthew C.  Abbate Esther  Acheampong John R. Ahearn Sameer ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School is filled with hundreds of academically and athletically gifted students, but there’s no denying that Ellen O’Callaghan is the cream of the crop. Whether in the classroom or on the athletic field, the valedictorian and sports star always seems to stand ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – No student embodies Yorktown High School’s philosophy of ESTEAM better than Marlee Pincus, salutatorian of the Class of 2018. Introduced by the new administration, ESTEAM promotes an empathy-based approach to STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts, and ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Grades can be overrated, said Lakeland High School’s most academically successful student. Before continuing their education in the fall at 110 public and private colleges or universities across 16 states (see page 6), valedictorian Adrianna DeSantis, in her commence speech ...

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