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…
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.
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.
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…
Scarsdale Middle School implemented a new online dismissal system May 22 which parents use to keep the school up to date when a student will leave the building.
Interacting with others is important across all cultures, religions and backgrounds. It’s something that seems simple, and yet, a lot goes into it, including eye contact, focus and a certain level of empathy.
Entering and exiting some of the schools in the Scarsdale School District will look very different at the end of the month.
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…
Twenty-five to 40 percent of children have sleep problems, according to Dr. Shelby Harris, a board-certified specialist in Behavioral Sleep Medicine who talked with parents about sleep issues May 7 at Fox Meadow Elementary School.
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.
Marisa Ferrara started in her new role as assistant principal at Greenville May 1, a position that had never existed at either of Edgemont’s two elementary schools.
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.
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.
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.
Melissa Feinberg, the current assistant principal at Fox Meadow Elementary School, was recommended by school administration April 11 to fill the principal position as of July 1.
As part of a new string of safety measures within Scarsdale schools, all school staff within the district will be required to wear photo IDs and keep them visible while on school grounds starting April 29.
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…
As Denim Day was observed in the village on April 24, Scarsdale’s Safe Coalition held a public discussion of social beliefs about what is “masculine” and “feminine” and how those concepts relate to sexual violence.
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.
For about 14 minutes on April 2, some parents of Scarsdale Middle School students thought the worst after receiving text messages from their children.
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…
Rutherford Hall was filled March 12 with more than 20 students, a peculiar sight compared to the usual board of trustees meetings at village hall. Almost all of them were from Emily Block’s City 2.0 public policy class at Scarsdale High School. One by one, students went to the microphone to …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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…
When Dr. Arthur Levine’s grandmother was born, there were no airplanes. By the time his children were born, human beings had landed on the moon.
Edgemont Schools Superintendent Victoria Kniewel and her staff presented a preliminary look at 2019-20 school budget Feb. 26, a budget that features a $1.8 million rise in the tax levy from $51.9 million this year to $53.7 million next year.
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.
With air conditioning at the top of a list of community priorities for school facilities, a plan to provide cooling for learning spaces has gathered steam during budget talks this month.
Scarsdale School District’s special education department is proposing a $1 million increase in its budget, according to a presentation from Director of Special Education and Student Services Eric Rauschenbach at the Feb. 11 board of education meeting.
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.