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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 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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Sprawled out on Scout Field in the afternoon sun, family members and students gathered June 18 to celebrate the accomplishments of Scarsdale’s Alternative School graduates.

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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…

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Four candidates vying for two seats on the Scarsdale School Board had an opportunity to make their case to voters May 2 at a virtual candidates’ forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale, which can be viewed here.

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SHS PTA Scholarship Fund chair Dana Matsushita, center, with Debbie Skolnik and Diane Gurden — all parents of current Scarsdale High School seniors — joined about 40 participants for a walkathon that took place Saturday, April 24, at Butler Field track at SHS. Many other generous donors cont…

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SMS Popham House eighth grader Isabelle “Izzy” Zhu
 of Ridgedale Road earned a silver medal for exceptional work in digital arts in the 2021 Scholastic Awards national arts and writing competition.

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Jessica Resnick-Ault sees herself as a journalism expert — a reporter who is capable of debriefing and synthesizing some of the most difficult situations to figure out what went wrong — and she’s hoping to bring those skills to work on the Scarsdale Board of Education.

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While poetry is taught year-round and districtwide in Scarsdale Schools, National Poetry Month certainly puts the genre in the spotlight in April. Scarsdale Public Information Office Michelle Verna spent the month sharing student and staff work on social media.

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Quaker Ridge resident Irin Israel announced April 19 he would run for the Scarsdale Board of Education as an independent candidate in the election scheduled on May 18. He is the fourth candidate to enter the race, and the second independent challenger to the Scarsdale School Board Nominating…

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Mia Wilson, a fifth grader at Heathcote Elementary, was a finalist in the virtual STEM Science Fair sponsored by the National Hockey League, finishing third among hundreds of entrants across the U.S. and Canada.

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The Scarsdale High School (SHS) Women for Women Club (WFW) hosted a    videoconference April 14 featuring former Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Kathy Boockvar to raise awareness of the club and to support the work of WFWI.

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The physical education class exemption that Scarsdale High School sophomores, juniors and seniors who join an interscholastic athletic team are eligible for will return next week. Physical education coordinator Ray Pappalardi said the testing requirement has been waived for the fourth quarte…

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After a rollercoaster year of remote and hybrid schooling, intensive cleaning protocols and ever-changing state and federal guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the Scarsdale School Board voted unanimously April 12 to adopt the district’s $166,862,755  budget for the 2021-2…

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Asking “What is the likelihood you’d drive a complete stranger to the airport at 4 a.m. versus a relative or friend?” and then garnering the expected response that very few people would consider driving the stranger, the Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks Sr., a diversity and implicit bias expert, con…

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Scarsdale’s board of education convened on Monday, April 12 to discuss a variety of changes being implemented with regard to both policy and curriculum. A large part of the discussion centered on the board’s implementation of a Scarsdale-specific iteration of the New York State School Boards…

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The Scarsdale School Board and Village Board of Trustees met March 22 to review a number of common concerns and projects. Among the boards’ immediate concerns are the need to recruit and hire a new village manager, to iron out the process for the collection of school and village tax receipts…

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On Friday, March 26, Scarsdale Schools sent an email blast to Scarsdale families about a “bank fraud” guilty plea by former Sovereign Health Chief Investment Officer Barton Schack. Last year, despite the objection of several Scarsdale parents who are in the medical field, the district contra…

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A cause for celebration for many administrators in the district, grades 3-5 joined K-2 in moving to full-time, in-person instruction on March 22, a little over a year since the coronavirus pandemic derailed schools, forcing districts to redefine how to teach and instruct students safely and …

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Hours after the 2021 Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) March 23 named its two school board candidates — Jessica Resnick-Ault, a journalist, and Jim Dugan, an attorney — Alison Tepper Singer, current board of education vice president, announced she is planning an independent …

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With COVID-19 cases declining in Westchester and a return to full-time in-person elementary education slated for later this month, the Scarsdale School District announced plans this week to reopen all school buildings to full-time, in-person instruction by April 19.

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At a school budget study session March 1 — the second of three planned sessions — Scarsdale School District administrators reviewed the preliminary budget for the 2021-22 school year in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, noting many unknowns lie ahead.

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Scarsdale may add a summer enrichment program for elementary school students if there is enough interest from parents. The program, budgeted at a cost of $250,000, would be funded against tax revenues or from the district’s assigned fund balance, Assistant Superintendent for Business Stuart …

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In an email on Friday, Feb. 5, Scarsdale schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman alerted the community about “another important step towards a more normalized school experience for our students” with increases in in-person learning for grades 3-12. Grades K-2 have been back full time sinc…

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The Scarsdale Board of Education heard a budget presentation Jan. 11 that focused on staffing recommendations and projected enrollment for the 2021-22 school year.

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New York State Assemblymember Amy Paulin presented a proclamation to Heathcote Elementary School Jan. 15 for its designation as a 2020 Blue Ribbon School. Last fall, the U.S. Department of Education announced Heathcote was on the short list for 2020, and after completing a comprehensive appl…