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At an Edgemont School Board meeting on Sept. 24, board members unanimously approved a contract award for district architectural and engineering services to Fuller & D’Angelo, an architectural firm based out of Elmsford, to update a room utilization study and find out what the district’s …

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The community support, countless meetings and reams of information on field usage led Scarsdale Board of Trustees to vote 6 to 1 Sept. 24 to move forward with the project to install permanent lights at Butler Field at Scarsdale High School.

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Scarsdale High School juniors Natalie Lloyd, Rosana Sabur, Ella Isak and Mia Tellmann, all members of the SHS Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Club, donated $1,000 in proceeds from several SHS events to Patricia Boyce, director of Caregiver Services at Westchester Medical Center Sept. 15 fol…

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Change is inevitable in September as summer turns to fall, kids go back to school or leave for college and the community adjusts to a new routine. The Scarsdale schools’ performing arts department saw its share of shifting districtwide, including a new hire at the elementary level and anothe…

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The Scarsdale Board of Education’s first meeting of the new school year Sept. 10 opened on a somber note, as the board recognized the recent death of Jeffery Michael Langsam and held a moment of silence in his honor. Langsam had worked as an audiovisual specialist at the school district sinc…

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Last spring, students across the state sat for two days of standardized testing as required by the New York State Education Department. The results released Aug. 22 showed 85% of Scarsdale students in grades 3 through 8 scored proficient on the English Language Arts exams and 88% scored prof…

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The New York State Education Department test results released Aug. 22 showed 79% of Edgemont School District students in grades 3 through 8 scored proficient on the English Language Arts exams and 85% scored proficient on the math exams.

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Victoria Kniewel waited at 7 a.m. Sept. 4 in the entryway at Edgemont Junior/Senior High School to greet faculty and staff for their first day of school. Students arrived a little before 8 a.m. and Kniewel, Edgemont’s superintendent of schools, was there to greet them along with the principa…

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At any school district a new school year ushers in some new personnel and new classroom assignments. In Scarsdale, teachers Sheilah Chason and James McLoughlin are swapping places in a way, with Chason joining Scarsdale High School’s STEAM team and McLoughlin moving to teach math at the SHS …

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Although Chinese manufacturer Hon Lik marketed the first e-cigarette in the mid-2000s, vaping has quadrupled in popularity over the past several years, in large part due to its notable popularity among adolescents.

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Common Core is a bust according to a recent study funded by the federal government. The study shows that students in the states that most dramatically changed their standards to comply with Common Core did not excel. In fact, a good seven years after adopting the new standards, there was eve…

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After 10 years at Fox Lane High School in Bedford as the director of health, physical education and athletics and then as dean of students, Chris Coughlin, 45, has moved to Scarsdale Middle School in a new role as assistant principal, replacing Larry Chatzinoff who retired at the end of June.

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As the new school year approaches, it’s a time of new beginnings: new teachers, new classmates and making new friends. For some kids, it could mean going to a new school, including first-timers starting kindergarten. All of this “newness” is very exciting, but it can also be stressful for ch…

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At the Scarsdale School District Board of Education meeting July 11, board members voted unanimously to reappoint Scott Silberfein as president of the board. The board further allowed Silberfein to resign after six months of service to grant the presidency position to Pamela Fuehrer, the new…

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Construction at the Greenacres School began swiftly following the last day of school June 26 — a project that has been in the works for more than a year, comprising about 44% of the school’s $65 million 2018 bond. The board of education voted unanimously April 29 to approve the mechanical, p…

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Faye Turitz, who will retire at the end of June after 11 years as secretary in the Scarsdale Alternative School, has worked in the Scarsdale School system for 17 years, first as a part-time office aide at Heathcote Elementary School and then as a special education staffer for two and a half …

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The groups of family and friends who gathered to celebrate Edgemont High School’s 63rd graduation in the evening on June 26 were just as diverse and full of personality as the cap and gown-clad students on the stage. The crowd that watched from the EHS lawn as the 150 graduates received thei…

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STEP student Fred Smith, center, celebrated his Scarsdale High School graduation June 25 with his family visiting from Memphis, Tennessee, and his local host family, Todd and Gail Leone. STEP scholars have been part of the Scarsdale community for the past 50 years. They live in the home of a…

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With pomp and circumstance, a sea of maroon-clad graduates flooded Dean Field June 26, as 371 Scarsdale High School seniors were certified into the 102nd graduating class.

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For half of his 43 years as an EMT for the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Stephen Rambone would run straight to the SVAC station from Scarsdale Middle School, where he taught technology, to start his shift at 4 p.m. After attending to ambulance calls across the community, Rambone would…

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The Scarsdale High School’s Alternative School class of 2019 gathered in the SHS auditorium June 21 for its graduation ceremony. Usually held outside of the A-School building on Wayside Lane, this year’s bad weather forced everyone inside. But the teachers and classmates made the best of it,…

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Edgemont Board of Education appointed Julia Huang as assistant principal for Seely Place Elementary School June 25. Huang will officially begin serving in the newly created role on July 1, the second addition of this kind in Edgemont after Marissa Ferrara took on the same role at Greenville …

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Another school year comes to an end, as does the tenure of three members of the Scarsdale Board of Education. Bill Natbony, Lee Maude and Nina Cannon, who attended their final board of education business meeting June 10, shared their reflections with the Inquirer.

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Lights on Butler Field took a major step forward at last week’s Scarsdale Schools Board of Education meeting. The board approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that Maroon & White will fundraise for the costs of the entire project, in addition to giving the athletics booster organiz…

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Stephen Bogardus, better known as Steve to his students, plans to retire from the Scarsdale High School theater department at the end of June. During his 16 years at SHS, Bogardus taught students the ins and outs of the backstage industry, how to build sets and how to run shows.

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June 28 will mark the conclusion of Dr. Craig Sherman’s 38-year teaching career — 30 of which he spent teaching and directing the music program for Scarsdale students. He currently serves as Scarsdale High School’s director of performing arts, a role he’s held since 2007.

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Scarsdale High School is a diverse and progressive school that adopts education practices sometimes quite different from what’s offered in surrounding communities. Senior Options, a six-week internship requirement at the end of senior year for SHS students, is one such program in Scarsdale’s…

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Eleven Scarsdale Middle School eighth-graders, all members of the student government, visited Rep. Eliot Engel’s office in Washington, D.C., May 10. Steve Scharf is an eighth-grade social studies teacher and one of the faculty advisors to the student government. The other faculty advisor cha…

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Dozens of Scarsdale High School alumni gathered May 11 to celebrate the school’s 100-year anniversary and to listen to a panel of distinguished SHS graduates whose careers ranged from Amazon executive to NASA space astronaut.

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The mood in the Little Theater was simultaneously nervous and excited May 13 as presentations unfolded during the bookend event of the Science Research program for Scarsdale High School seniors. Not only had Science Research students spent dozens of hours researching projects they were inter…