Amid concerns over the strained resources of some Edgemont taxpayers who may have experienced salary cuts or layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the district’s board of education adopted a budget of $63,677,081 for the 2020-21 school year during a videoconference meeting on M…
The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis led state officials last month to postpone beyond June 1 all school board and budget votes in New York, which had been slated for May 19, and it’s not clear when school elections will take place.
Click on the link to Edgemont’s new eLearning website and you’ll find not the state-of-the-art IT tools for teaching math and English at home, but instead an elegant online art gallery filled with sublime still life photographs, inspired illustrations and a bit of thought-provoking animation.
Three weeks into some of the most challenging academic circumstances ever experienced by the Edgemont school community, the board of education on Tuesday, April 14, presented updates on the logistical challenges of distance learning as well as fiscal repercussions of the COVID-19 outbreak.
While still in its formative stages, a proposed schedule for several potential Edgemont School District bond projects — part of a five-year capital facilities plan — was presented at an Edgemont Board of Education meeting conducted by remote access on March 24.
The Edgemont School District and members of the community participated in its first-ever remote access meeting of the board of education on Tuesday, March 24, to discuss current and future distance learning initiatives made necessary by school closures mandated to prevent the spread of the c…
In a continuing effort to help stem the community spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Edgemont School District announced on March 16 that district buildings would remain closed to students and most of the staff through the end of March, and rolled out a comprehensive distance learning pr…
Communication, cancellations and a call for calm in preventing an outbreak of COVID-19 in the school district was at the top of the agenda at the Edgemont Board of Education meeting Tuesday, March 10.
Edgemont High School’s Chamber Choir/Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Kelley Morse, won first place in the large vocal ensemble category at the first annual National Jazz Festival in Philadelphia held Saturday, Feb. 15. Edgemont Vocal Jazz was defending an unprecedented six consec…
The first draft of the 2020-21 Edgemont school budget calls for an increase close to $3 million over last year’s adopted budget and a tax levy increase of about $1.7 million.
Director of curriculum Michael Curtin, social studies department chair Dan Schuchat and Greenville Elementary School principal Jennifer Allen presented the findings of the Tri-State Consortium social studies consultancy at the Edgemont Board of Education meeting on Feb. 11.
Sam Feldman was a little nervous going to SUNY Rockland Community College Jan. 7. He and six others from Edgemont High School were joining more than 300 students from the metropolitan area to take part in the regional competition for DECA, a nonprofit student organization that prepares emerg…
In an open session with the Edgemont Board of Education Jan. 28, community members and administrators gathered to view and discuss the district’s developing academic and facilities proposal.
School district officials presented a five-year capital facilities plan Jan. 14, which included an architectural firm’s three potential scenarios for additions, renovations and expansion of the school district’s infrastructure. To meet the need for expansion, the board is considering a poten…
The Edgemont Board of Education heard concerns Dec. 11 from Superintendent Victoria Kniewel on space issues in the district. Though discussions on maximizing the use of the existing space in the schools began in 2016, Kniewel said simply, “The district is running out of space and needs to do…
For Edgemont and other area districts, students with disabilities are reportedly excelling in school, as presented in a data profile to the Edgemont Board of Education and attending members of the public on Nov. 12. The state of special education at Edgemont schools as of the 2017-18 school …
Students at two Edgemont schools celebrated Veterans Day with a special assembly Friday, Nov. 8 to give thanks to local veterans and learn more about their experiences in the U.S. military.
At the Edgemont Union Free School District Board of Education meeting Oct. 15, Director of Technology Paul Garofano presented his department’s vision for the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) initiatives, with a planned expansion of the curriculum into seventh an…
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 …
Greenville Elementary School opened its doors to students on Sept. 4 to a nearly complete renovated library, which included new paint, carpet and movable seating and bookshelves. The renovation was funded from a $164,000 grant from the Edgemont School Foundation, which will also cover a libr…
Principals took to the microphone at the Edgemont School District’s first board meeting Sept. 10 to review unofficial enrollment numbers, back-to-school preparations completed over the summer and their first-day experiences.
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.
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…
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Edgemont Junior/Senior High School teacher John Catoliato called Measure 99 of “Armando’s Rhumba” “everyone’s nemesis.” The up-tempo composition, released in 1976 by jazz pianist Armando “Chick” Corea, was originally written for three parts — rhythmic handclaps, violin and piano. In the year…
Edgemont Schools technology director Paul Garofano presented his technology budget proposal for the 2019-20 fiscal year at the board of education meeting Jan. 22, a proposal highlighted by a $70,000 increase in expenditures.
When a special needs kindergartner joined Susan Byrne’s class in Greenville Elementary School, he sat on the rug and began flapping his arms.
Diane Rakoff, school nurse for Greenville School, will retire Jan. 2, marking the end of a 25-year run at the elementary school.
As security deliberations continue in the Scarsdale School District, neighboring Edgemont has laid out a plan for security upgrades in its own district.
The teaching of reading fundamentals is the new focus for elementary classrooms in Edgemont Schools. ‘Word Study’ and ‘Intervention’ are front and center in the district’s new literacy program, which launched this year.
The Edgemont School Foundation will present ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro with the foundation’s annual Distinguished Alumni Award Nov. 8.
The Edgemont Board of Education passed a resolution Oct. 9 supporting State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin’s coalition to challenge the IRS ruling against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s workaround on the new federal tax law.
It’s a story known around the world. Fourteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family — her sister Margot, her father Otto and her mother Edith — went into hiding in 1942 during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands in World War II after Margot received a summons to report to a Nazi work camp.
Families and faculty will see a familiar face at the helm of Seely Place Elementary School this fall.
As students went back to school this week, both the Scarsdale and Edgemont school districts released preliminary enrollment numbers for the 2018-19 school year.
Paul Garofano, technology director for the Edgemont Union Free School District, provided the board of education’s May 23 meeting with a short synopsis of the new technology plan the district looks to implement for fall 2018 through 2021.
The Edgemont Union Free School District’s 2018-19 budget passed May 15 by a total of 260 yes votes to 48 no votes.
The Edgemont Union Free School District announced May 9 the hiring of Kyle Hosier as the new principal for Edgemont Junior/Senior High School. The Inquirer reached out to Hosier, currently an assistant principal at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, to speak with him about his new job.
A young man accused of sexually assaulting another student at a small liberal arts college faced an investigation and hearing through the school’s Title IX process.
David Solomon, chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs and member of Edgemont High School’s 1980 graduating class, received the Edgemont School Foundation’s first-ever Distinguished Alumni Award at a May 8 ceremony at the high school to commemorate Solomon.
Former Edgemont school board president Anish Nanavaty was honored April 25 at the Edgemont Community Council’s annual meeting at Greenville School with the Silver Bowl for distinguished community service.
The Edgemont Union Free School District’s board of education adopted its 2018-19 administrative budget during its April 10 regular meeting.
When Edgemont Junior-Senior high schooler William Graif was 6 years old, he was beating his father blindfolded at chess.
Educating and spreading awareness is one of the best and most used methods of helping people understand issues and situations. For three Edgemont students, eighth-grader Noah Bernstein, 11th-grader Sydney Knecht and ninth-grader Anaya Sheikh, they’ve taken matters into their hands when it co…
As 10 a.m. approached each of their schools, students and some teachers poured out of their classrooms in Scarsdale, Edgemont and thousands of other communities around the country in student-led walkouts March 14.