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Diversity, equity and inclusion have permeated every aspect of Scarsdale Middle School in some way. And there is still more work to be done, according to Principal Meghan Troy and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Dr. Edgar McIntosh.

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Dr. Arshia Nishat took a look around and, despite her and her fellow physician husband working around the clock during a global pandemic, she made the decision to keep their kids fully remote for the 2020-21 school year.

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The pandemic caused a lot of movement in the past two years. Whether it was adults moving their jobs from an office space to their living room, or kids moving their classrooms to their computer screens, most people experienced some change in their daily routines during the pandemic. But some…

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At a virtual Zoom meeting that was livestreamed on YouTube Tuesday, Sept. 28, Edgemont’s Board of Education unanimously voted to contract with the firm of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) to find a replacement for Superintendent Dr. Victoria Kniewel, who earlier in the month announc…

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In tandem with the school district’s implementation of a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) framework, Scarsdale PTA groups and the PT Council are jumping into the mix, forming their own DEI committees, which are looking to help educate students and parents, provide resources and coordina…

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The Edgemont Board of Education reluctantly accepted the resignation for the “purpose of retirement” of Superintendent Dr. Victoria Kniewel, who has been with the district in that role since July 2013, on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Kniewel’s last day will be June 30, 2022.

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Following their 50th reunion in 2005, Scarsdale High School’s class of 1955 decided getting together every five years wasn’t enough — they would gather every year, which they’ve done with the exception of last year due to COVID-19.

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Setting the course for a return to a full-time in-person educational environment, Edgemont school administrators have been strategizing to help transition students back into the classroom Sept. 9 after a year of hybrid and remote learning.

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As a second school year begins amid the spread of a deadly pandemic, questions loom over what this year will bring as coronavirus cases rise due to the delta variant. In August, Scarsdale school administrators announced plans for reopening with vaccination and testing requirements for school…

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A year-long search has concluded with Dr. Derrick Gay chosen to help direct Scarsdale Schools’ diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policy, which will incorporate DEI strategies in the district’s organizational planning and will guide the district leaders, students and the staff on DEI init…

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Schools administrators announced Aug. 19 that all staff and contractors directly involved with students would be required to provide proof of vaccination or a weekly negative COVID-19 test to work in the Scarsdale School District during the 2021-22 school year.

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The Edgemont School District’s hiring practices are now standardized for all buildings, grades and job functions across the district as stipulated in a new hiring handbook. In the past, students and parents were occasionally involved in the hiring process, but it is now an expectation that f…

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As August approaches, similar to a year ago, uncertainty abounds when it comes to masking in school buildings due to COVID-19. Late in the spring of 2021, mask rules were dropped for outdoor spaces, while indoor spaces required permissible face coverings and continued social distancing of at…

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The room had a hum of excitement as students scurried around huddled in groups working on their projects. Laser-focused on the task at hand, students tinkered with aluminum foil, helping one another hold, cut and duct tape a cardboard box which would eventually become their very own solar ovens.

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The Edgemont Board of Education, convening in person for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, appointed new members to the board and announced new district roles at the school board meeting on July 1. 

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The Edgemont School Board heard district goals for the 2021-22 school year and recognized members of the Edgemont community for their excellence at the school board meeting convened via Zoom June 22 and broadcast on YouTube.

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The Scarsdale School Board voted unanimously June 21 to approve New York State’s 64-page Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework and the nine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals for each education level as defined by the district’s Compact Committee.

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The Scarsdale School District concluded, and the board unanimously approved, three collective bargaining agreements June 21 that extended the Scarsdale Teachers Association (STA) and Scarsdale Principals Association (SPA) contracts by three years and the Scarsdale Association of Educational …

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Scarsdale Schools personnel accepted a framed proclamation from NYS Assemblymember Amy Paulin June 24 in honor of Scarsdale Middle School’s Green Ribbon Award status. In April, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced that Scarsdale Middle School (SMS) had earned the prestigious Gree…

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In a longstanding tradition, Scarsdale High School seniors again this year were given the opportunity to choose how they wish to learn during their last four weeks of school, either through an independently structured passion project or a conventional internship. Whether working with small b…

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Following a barrage of confusing messages to parents and school officials over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday, June 7 that the state would allow school districts to decide whether or not students must wear masks outdoors, a modification that Cuomo said was given the greenlig…

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Scarsdale High School (SHS) sophomore Carly Gelles learned she won the 2021 National Catholic Forensic League Tournament in Oral Interpretation of Literature late Sunday night, May 30. Not only did Gelles win the championship, but she elected to compete at the Varsity level, which is open to…

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The five-week, high-intensity game of “Marker Tag” recently ended, with one victor emerging from among more than 130 competitive players. The game, colloquially referred to as “assassin,” is consistently a favorite end-of-year tradition of Scarsdale High School seniors. The responsibility of…