Education

October 3, 2018

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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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Lakeland High School salutatorian Timothy Callery is thankful for the support he received during his time in Yorktown, but he’s ready for the next chapter to begin. In the fall, Timothy will take his love of business, economics and history to Villanova University. Just 18 years ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Hotshot Hotwires, a team of seven middle and high school students, won the first-place award in programming at FIRST Championship in Detroit, Mich., held April 25-28. The team competed against more than 100 top teams from more than 40 countries. Only five teams from the United ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – What is a teacher to do when a student asks a question and they don’t know the answer? Look in a textbook? Google it? Perhaps. But Jen Saldutti, a first-grade teacher at Mohansic Elementary School, had an even better option. On Thursday, May 3, Saldutti and her students ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The soldiers marched from Danbury to Crompond. Though tired and poorly outfitted, they were bolstered by support from the French, Canadians and Native Americans who swelled their ranks. At Crompond, they made camp, wrote home to loved ones, feasted on stew and faced the British in ...

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WACCABUC, N.Y. – In his 35 years working in public education, Dr. Randall Glading noticed that similar words were consistently used to describe the traits of a favorite teacher. “Every time I’d ask the question about a beloved teacher,” he said, “people would describe my grandmother or my ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Six area high school seniors were awarded scholarships Thursday, May 10, by Circolo da Vinci, a nonprofit Yorktown organization that promotes Italian-American heritage. The 36th annual scholarship dinner was held at Vittoria’Z in Jefferson Valley. This year’s scholarship award ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown School District voters overwhelmingly approved a $97.9 million budget with a tax rate decrease of 0.22 percent and a tax levy increase of 0.09 percent, according to unofficial results provided by District Clerk Yvette Segal. BUDGET ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Lakeland School District voters have elected Michael Daly, Angela Conti, Karen Pressman and Robert Mayes to the school board, according to results provided by Communications Director James Van Develde. BOARD OF EDUCATION  RESULTS Michael Daly (incumbent)—726 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A $97.9 million budget that cuts spending and lowers taxes has been unanimously adopted by the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education. The budget, which lowers spending by $240,000, will now be decided by district voters on Tuesday. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 ...

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Editor's Note: Michael Daly's name was misspelled in the print version of this article. We regret the error. SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Five candidates are running for four open seats on the Lakeland School District Board of Education: Incumbents Michael Daly and Karen Pressman will be joined on the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown native Alexa Kauffman has been appointed director of Harvey School’s Cavalier Camp’s Little Cavs summer program. Kauffman started at the camp in 2011 as a group counselor and two years later became head counselor and assistant director. She has a bachelor’s degree in ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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