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July 1, 2022

Being named valedictorian is quite an accomplishment. How were you able to achieve this? Was this something you were striving for? I took a lot of AP and honors courses and always just tried my best. Being valedictorian was never something I strived for, but it was always in the back of my mind.

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Being named valedictorian is quite an accomplishment. How were you able to achieve this? Was this something you were striving for? I was able to become valedictorian because of the unrelenting support of my family and friends. It was because of this support that I was able to overcome any ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown High School Class of 2022 graduated on Saturday, June 25, on the turf field at the high school.   Christine Aery Matthew Alduino Lillian Andresen Shannon Appelle Jenna Argyros Nicole Argyros Jessica Austin Jack Baker Ryan Banks Helena ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - The Lakeland High School Class of 2022 graduated on Saturday, June 25, on the turf field at the high school. Xavier Abreu Grace Adeyeye Mark Agostinelli Emily Ahlstedt Ashley Alexander Gabrielle Alfinito Taylor Alicea Joseph Alleva Josmerlyn Almanzar ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- You nurtured them for 18 years!  Share your family's accomplishments in our Special High School Graduation Pullout on June 30th. Tuesday, June 21, is the last day to send a message. Also, Let's Not Forget the 8th Graders are Movin' On Up! Moving up from middle school ...

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The Yorktown Central School District approved tenure for 22 faculty in the district during its May 23 meeting. “To our tenure candidates, congratulations,” said Superintendent Ron Hattar. “To the families of our tenure candidates, because you didn’t get here alone.” With tenure, district ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. − At its meeting on May 19, the Lakeland Central School District Board of Education authorized a transfer of $80,000 in funds to cover Covid expenses. “The expenses that we’re paying for are for Covid cleaning or cleaning protocols that were enhanced over several years,” Business ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. Kids looking for diverse academic enrichment programs this summer will find a variety of courses offered by The Harvey School in its RISE program including two newly added classes, Coding and Midsummer Shakespeare. For the math-minded kids in grades 6-9 who would enjoy exploring ...

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Founded in Spain in 2004, and with a Manhattan campus that was established in 2013, Maryel School has now proudly expanded to Westchester, with a new location in Yorktown. The international, private, bilingual English/Spanish day school provides a dynamic and rigorous education for students in ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – “Moving forward” was the theme of last week’s Lakeland Board of Education meeting following a contentious campaign that resulted in the re-election of incumbent school board members, who emerged from a crowded field of 12 candidates that included two grassroots ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – At least four challenged books will remain in Yorktown Central School District’s student libraries, the superintendent has announced. Superintendent Ron Hattar said he was following the recommendations of the district’s Book Review Committee, which reviewed “Lawn Boy” by ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland Central School District voters re-elected the incumbent school board members and overwhelmingly approved the budget, according to unofficial results of Tuesday’s election. Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar (1,331 votes), Adam Kaufman (1,217), and Becky Burfeind (1,113) will ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Voters in the Yorktown Central School District chose to stick with the status quo on Tuesday, as the incumbent school board members were re-elected by nearly a 2:1 margin, according to official results.* The $108.8 million budget, which will result in a 1.9% tax increase for ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Six candidates are running for three seats on the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education. The three-year terms will be decided in a district-wide vote on May 17. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the French Hill School. Voters will also be deciding a $108.8 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s two high schools rank among the best in the nation, according to the latest US News rankings. Out of nearly 18,000 public high schools in the country, Yorktown High School came in at 687. In New York State, the school ranked 70th. Lakeland High School ranked 1,538 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown school officials are so enamored with the police officers who roam the high school and middle schools, that they’ve decided to expand the program into one of their elementary schools. At the April 25 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Ron Hattar said he wanted ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Twelve candidates are vying for four seats on the Lakeland Central School District Board of Education. The nine-member board usually has three seats up for grabs every year. However, the resignation of trustee Angela Conti created an even-more-crowded field. Her seat, which has ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – A $175.7 million budget for the 2022-23 school year, a 4.41% increase from last year, was adopted last week by the Lakeland Central School District Board of Education. If approved by voters, this budget would raise property taxes by 1.99% district-wide.  Superintendent Karen ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown Central School District’s $108.8 million spending plan is slated to rise by nearly $6.9 million in 2022-23, a 6.77% jump from a year ago. To avoid passing those costs onto local taxpayers, the district is digging deeper into its cash reserves and relying on a $2.7 million ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Dr. Karen Gagliardi was appointed as superintendent of Lakeland Central School District during a school board meeting on Thursday, March 24. The decision to appoint her was unanimous with a 7-0 vote. She is the first woman that has ever been appointed as superintendent in ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – High school science research programs allow students the opportunity to deeply explore a topic they are passionate about while developing many skills. For some, their work is recognized on a regional and national level through numerous competitions and award qualifications. Ella ...

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The Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES (PNW BOCES) serves as an educational service agency that provides pathways for students to learn and succeed and has a long history of providing quality and cost-effective services.  For families looking for day camps, this summer PNW BOCES has two exciting ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For the first time in school history, the Mildred E. Strang Middle School FIRST Lego League Challenge team is moving on from the initial regional qualifying round into the Hudson Valley regional qualifier. The MESMS Visionaries, made up of 10 middle schoolers and coached by ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In late November and early December, four parents emailed Yorktown school administrators with concerns over seven library books they said contained “vulgar” and “pornographic” material. The emails were obtained by Yorktown News through a Freedom of Information request. The ...

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The following residents earned academic honors for the fall 2021 semester (the names below are people who made the Dean’s List, unless noted otherwise). All names were submitted to Yorktown News by colleges or parents. This is not intended to be a complete list of every Yorktown honors student. If ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s superintendent is trying to get everyone on the same page regarding the eight books that have been temporarily removed from the school district’s middle and high school libraries. “A determination hasn’t been made yet,” Dr. Ron Hattar said at the Board of Education’s ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – More often than not, local school board meetings are sparsely attended affairs that make nary a ripple in the community.  Lakeland’s Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Feb. 10, caused a tidal wave, resulting in a 550-person turnout to the same Lakeland High School ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Frustrations with the community reached a boiling point at a Feb. 10 Lakeland Board of Education meeting, prompting school board president Adam Kaufman to request the removal of two people for repeated interjections, and later causing the police to escort school officials to the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Several books in Yorktown High School's student library are being reviewed following complaints from community members, Superintendent Ron Hattar confirmed to Yorktown News. No decision has been made on the books, which have been made temporarily unavailable in order for the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – With the turn of the calendar into the new year, school districts are entering the initial phase of budget season. At the Yorktown Central School District’s first Board of Education meeting of 2022, Superintendent Ron Hattar gave an overview of what the community can expect in the ...

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