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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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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…

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Members of the community gathered May 8 to dedicate a cherry tree planted on the grounds of Scarsdale High School in memory of the Steinberg family.

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School board members voted unanimously April 29 to approve the mechanical, plumbing and electrical bids for the planned Greenacres School renovation and construction, which is slated to break ground as soon as students and teachers leave the building for the summer at the end of June.

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Edgewood Elementary School will welcome a new principal when Dr. Scott Houseknecht retires in July after 30 years as the school’s leader.

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Ron Schulhof can be seen in the crowd at most public Scarsdale school meetings. He can’t be missed, taking notes on his iPad and listening intently to the speakers. Now Schulhof, 38, is looking to change seats, from the audience to the decision-making table.

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Bryan Paul grew up in a household of educators. His mother was an English teacher and department head for more than 30 years and his father was a physical education teacher, coaching every sport Paul and his brother played growing up.

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After waiting for several minutes, Emily Block stood up to address her City 2.0 class in the Little Theater at Scarsdale High School. The students, all seniors, were about to present their final community action projects, which they had worked on since the beginning of March.

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When Claudine Gecel moved to Scarsdale nine years ago, she spent two years thinking she had a neighbor who on occasion would blast sporting events from his house. Soon she came to discover it wasn’t a noisy neighbor — it was the music and announcer through the PA system at Scarsdale High Sch…

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Eve Feuerstein, the previous Edgemont Junior/Senior High School assistant principal who became interim principal at Seely Place Elementary School in August, is now a probationary principal at the school.

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Eight students within the Scarsdale School District are currently unvaccinated. But some of those families are reconsidering the MMR vaccine in light of the current situation, Eric Rauschenbach, director of Special Education and Student Services, told the board of education April 8.

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Elementary schools are a hotbed for nostalgia. That’s why travelling back to Edgewood School brought forth so many emotions for this reporter and nearly 100 other alumni who returned en masse to witness Edgewood’s 100th anniversary celebration last weekend.

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Christopher Coughlin is poised to become Scarsdale Middle School’s new assistant principal, with a four-year probationary period starting July 1 and a base annual salary of $183,000.

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A group of seven students in Scarsdale High School’s advanced topics in entrepreneurship class won a $5,000 grant from the Wells Fargo No Barriers Global Impact Challenge for their creation of an adaptive shirt and circuit, which they will be presenting at the No Barriers Summit in Lake Taho…

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In a public event on April 3, the Scarsdale Schools Education Foundation in conjunction with the Siegel Family Endowment will sponsor Salman Khan, the creator and educator behind the popular learning system Khan Academy, to speak about his entrepreneurial journey and his website’s impact on …

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As excitement and discussion continue to build around what type of development will spring up at the Freightway garage site, one concern seems to be resolved — the development would have a minimal impact on the neighborhood school.

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At 6 years old, Matthew Barotz could name every U.S. state capital. Now 13 and an eighth-grader at Scarsdale Middle School, he is a semifinalist in National Geographic’s 2019 GeoBee. The statewide portion of the competition, which will determine who moves on to the national bee in May, will …

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The Scarsdale Board of Education approved an environmental quality review of the plan for Butler Field lighting March 11. But the board said it planned to finalize a donor recognition policy and a memorandum of understanding with Maroon and White booster group before taking any further actions.

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After 29 years, Scott Houseknecht will retire as principal of Edgewood Elementary School at the end of this school year. Known for his student-centered pedagogy, Houseknecht, now 64, moved to the Scarsdale school district from Pennsylvania, where he was a teacher in State College for nine ye…

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As the Scarsdale Board of Education is engaged in a review of multiple policies, including those governing its election system, the Scarsdale League of Women Voters met Feb. 11 to discuss whether to support two proposed policy changes, which would be put to a public vote this spring.

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Edgemont High School continues to churn out some of the top performing students in the state, an achievement further evidenced by senior Angie Jang’s trip to the semifinals of the Regeneron Science Talent Search.

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Dr. Joe Schippa and Ed Stickles, director and assistant director of the Pupil Personnel Services department for Edgemont Schools, previewed the district’s plans for its special education program for the 2019-20 school year at the board of education meeting Feb. 4.