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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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Progress is being made in the fight against COVID-19 in Westchester. Based on the Centers for Disease Control’s seven-day metrics, Westchester County currently has “substantial” community transmission of COVID-19, down from a “high” transmission rate. According to a map as of Oct. 6, Westche…

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Eighth graders Lilly Rosenthal and Caterina DeCataldo were elected president and vice president of the Scarsdale Middle School Student Organization (S.O.) after a week of intense campaigning.

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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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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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Though there weren’t the kinds of major hot-button issues we’ve seen during the COVID-19 pandemic and the in-person attendance and at-home viewership were way down, the Sept. 20 Scarsdale Board of Education business meeting was loaded with information.

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Scarsdale Schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman provided a COVID-19 update on Westchester County quarantine guidelines, the county’s testing program and elementary school outdoor lunches via email Tuesday, Sept. 14.

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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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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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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…

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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…