Education

April 28, 2021

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland Central School District has been hosting their annual career fair for high-school students for 14 years, but they have never held a career fair like this year’s. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social-distancing guidelines, Lakeland’s job fair was done completely ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Monday, April 19, was the first day in 13 months the majority of Yorktown Central School District students were present in their buildings. That day, the district welcomed back all students who committed to an in-person learning model for the remainder of the 2020-21 school ...

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Harvey’s robotics program continues to impress as two teams of its RoboCavs came up as winners in a big way Saturday, April 17, in the VEX Southern New York State Championship live-remote competition. The RoboCavs team 6277D, paired with a Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School squad, took the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Following the finalization of the 2021-2022 New York State budget during the first week of April, the Yorktown Central School District provided updated figures on its projected budget spending. The district now plans to increase their spending by 2.21 percent to a final figure of ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland Board of Education voted to unanimously approve the budget during its meeting on Thursday, April 8. The budget would increase by 2.1 percent to a total revenue figure of $168,255,026. For the second year in a row, the tax levy is flat. Dr. Brendan Lyons, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Central School District would increase spending by 1.48 percent over last, according to a budget presented by Dr. Ron Hattar, schools superintendent, during the Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 22. Under the proposed budget, school district residents ...

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I recently came across a blog article titled, “Why Children Need Camp Now More Than Ever,” essentially a list of social/emotional needs that have been neglected due to the pandemic. The article explains, in the most scholarly way, why children have suffered for the last 13 months and how camp can ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland Central School District is in the process of welcoming back their students to a four day a week, in-person instruction model on April 6, following the return from spring recess. Dr. Brendan Lyons, schools superintendent, informed the Board of Education during its ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland Central School District proposed an increase in spending of $1,111,813 (or 2.54 percent) to their instructional budget to create 10 reserve teaching positions for the 2021-22 school year. These teachers would be a flexible reserve roster for instruction at the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Central School District has received an offer from the Westchester Medical Center for a $150,000 grant to put towards mental health support and services for their middle- and high-school students. Michael Rosen, director of pupil personnel services at Yorktown, ...

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The Harvey School in Katonah has announced the names of area students who have earned academic honors for the second marking period of the winter term. Yorktown residents Jeannie Fink, grade 12 and Alexa Williams, grade 9, and Amawalk resident Mia Cornell, grade 12, have achieved GPAs of 4.0 or ...

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VALHALLA, N.Y. – The semi-finalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s undergraduate transfer scholarship were announced on Monday, Feb 22. Yorktown resident and German international transfer student, Bianca Braun, was among the 406 community college students chosen to move on. Braun is ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The graduating Class of 2021 has endured a prolonged period of uncertainty during the pandemic. They have been living through all the hardships that come with remote learning, canceled extracurricular activities, and social isolation, while not knowing whether their accomplishment ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Among all the thrillers that air on network and cable television these days, perhaps nothing is more frightening or confusing than the evening news. That’s one reason why Yazmine Sibiski, a 16-year-old student at Lakeland High School, has started the Breaking News Club at her ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – The Yorktown Central School District will elimintate its hybrid learning model and return students to school five days a week by the end of April, administrators said last week. Students will still have the option of attending all classes remotely. The updated plan to ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland’s first in-person school-board meeting in months attracted dozens of district parents who, over the course of the four-hour meeting, expressed displeasure with the administrations reopening plan that would see students return to school four days a week beginning Tuesday, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown School District administrators are in the process of developing three new courses at the high-school level for the 2021-22 school year. The prospective courses are a data science elective, an unnamed humanities and cultural awareness elective, and the addition of science ...

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Parents concerned that the development of their children’s academic skills may have stalled from frequent disruptions in the learning process during the pandemic can take advantage of the RISE program at The Harvey School this summer. RISE, the Re-engage in Summer Enrichment instructional ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – During the Lakeland Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21, Dr. Brendan Lyons, superintendent, reported the percentages of students who have opted to stay in remote learning full-time rather than commit to a hybrid learning program of both remote and in-person. Lyons ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In a world where school has been reduced to sitting in front of a computer screen for hours at a time, staying active becomes an increasingly difficult challenge. Physical education classes held on Zoom are one way to keep students moving around during the day, but Yorktown High ...

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The Harvey School in Katonah has announced the names of area students who have earned academic honors for the first marking period of the winter term. Yorktown residents Jeannie Fink, grade 12, and Alexa Williams, grade 9, and Amawalk resident Mia Cornell, grade 12, have achieved GPAs of 4.0 or ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A $2 million project to renovate the high school gymnasium and improve amenities at the turf field was approved last week by the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education. In 2017, district voters approved the creation of a capital reserve fund of up to $12 million.

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Three upper school students at The Harvey School in Katonah have earned recognition for their outstanding original creations. Senior Mia Cornell received several Scholastic Art Awards for both the Northeast Region and Hudson Valley Art Region. In the Northeast Region, Cornell earned Silver Keys, ...

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The Harvey Summer Camp in Katonah has opened registration for its 2021 session. Following a successful session in 2020, Harvey’s camp directors are planning for another safe and fun-filled summer. “We’re very much looking forward to our 26th consecutive season which will be filled with ...

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Two local teens are among the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. They and their schools will be awarded $2,000 each. The scholars are Niharika ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Is the middle of a pandemic the right time for a school district to renovate a high school gym? With a $1.8 million proposal on the table and a decision needed this month, members of the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education debated that question at their meeting ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Staffing shortages, rising COVID-19 cases and fewer in-person learners all factored into the Lakeland Central School District’s decision to institute a holiday “pause” on in-person learning from Dec. 17 to Jan. 19. The district has suffered many pandemic-related vacancies, Dr.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Formed earlier this year, the Yorktown School District’s Cultural Awareness and Equity Task Force has continued to meet on a regular basis. Textbooks, particularly ones that address issues of diversity, have been an area of focus for Lisa O’Shea, the district’s assistant ...

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The Harvey School in Katonah has announced the names of area students who have earned academic honors for the second marking period of the fall term. Yorktown residents Jeannie Fink, grade 12, and Alexa Williams, grade 9, and Amawalk resident Mia Cornell, grade 12, have achieved GPAs of 4.0 or ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland High School has announced the newest members of its National Honor Society. Students are required to demonstrate achievement in the four ideals of the National Honor Society: scholarship, leadership, character, and service. In addition to a high grade-point average, ...

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