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Voters elected 12 candidates to join the Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee in the 2022 election that ended Jan. 11, and approved all eight proposed amendments for the SBNC Resolution, including one that expands the procedures for vetting and interviewing candidates, and one that al…

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Scarsdale Schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman announced Friday, Jan. 7, via email that Test to Stay and Test to Return will begin Monday, Jan. 10, as the district has received 5,000 antigen testing kits from New York State.

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Village residents will vote on Jan. 11 to determine whether the School Board Nominating Committee Resolution, which establishes guidelines for the SBNC’s processes, will be amended. Resolution Chair David Benderson and Resolution Vice Chair Sarah Bell of the SBNC have put forward eight propo…

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Though Test to Stay in school was approved by the Westchester County Department of Health on Thursday, Dec. 9, neither the Scarsdale nor Edgemont school districts have adopted the optional program to keep unvaccinated, asymptomatic students who had a COVID-19 exposure in school, while some o…

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Greenburgh police responded Dec. 16 to Edgemont High School on White Oak Lane and met with Superintendent Victoria Kniewel who said she had been advised by the principal that a 13-year-old male student suggested there was a gun hidden in one of the school bathrooms. The student was suspended…

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Six Edgemont eighth grade boys flew to Orlando, Florida, Dec. 3-5 to compete against more than 100 hopefuls in the 2021 National Chess Tournament, hosted by the U.S. Chess Federation. They returned as grade-level national champions.

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There were two big discussions when it came to protocols for business meetings and a question about costly consulting budget transfers at the Scarsdale Board of Education meeting Monday, Dec. 6, with board member Ron Schulhof at the center of continuing to question policies and practices.

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During a board of education meeting that lasted less than 19 minutes, Edgemont announced on Nov. 23 that it would return to in-person meetings on Dec. 7, in addition to finalizing the list of desired characteristics for its superintendent search.

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Scarsdale’s School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) election will take place Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 7 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 9 p.m. in the Scarsdale Middle School auditorium lobby at 134 Mamaroneck Road. In the event schools are closed on Jan.11 due to weather or other event, the election will…

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The Scarsdale High School library was filled with sunshine Wednesday, Nov. 17. Former death row inmate Anthony Ray Hinton, who was exonerated after 30 years in prison for two murders in Alabama he did not commit, was the sun in the center, and the students, faculty, staff, administrators and…

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Walk in the door of the Scarsdale Middle School on Human Rights Conference Day and you can tell that this is not a typical day at the middle school. It is a special day of guest speakers, assemblies, presentations and hands-on classroom activities that hopefully inspire the students to know …

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School budget season officially began as the board of education met with the district auditor Monday, Nov. 15, to assess district finances, followed by a public forum Wednesday, Nov. 17. At the forum, the school board heard priorities from community group representatives and their questions …

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The Edgemont Board of Education met on Nov. 9 to discuss the search for a new schools superintendent and other district business. They were joined by Susan Guiney and Deborah Raizes of the firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA), which the board contracted last month to manage the sea…

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When Charlie Mackesy wrote — literally by hand in calligraphy — and illustrated 2019’s bestselling “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,” little did he know the types of inspiration he would in fact inspire. After Scarsdale Middle School principal Meghan Troy shared the book with social…

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Scarsdale High School junior Simone Glajchen made a discovery last school year that she hope will positively impact the broader Scarsdale community for years to come. After hearing about an old club from her sister, Glajchen decided to revive the Scientific Scarsdalian website and breathe ne…

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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…