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Another school year comes to an end, as does the tenure of three members of the Scarsdale Board of Education. Bill Natbony, Lee Maude and Nina Cannon, who attended their final board of education business meeting June 10, shared their reflections with the Inquirer.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Jaclyn Finger, SHS class of ’19, is the head of the Scarsdale High School Green Ribbon Club, a club devoted to making sure mental health is talked about and de-stigmatized among the student body.

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Dozens of Scarsdale High School alumni gathered May 11 to celebrate the school’s 100-year anniversary and to listen to a panel of distinguished SHS graduates whose careers ranged from Amazon executive to NASA space astronaut.

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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…

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Members of the community gathered May 8 to dedicate a cherry tree planted on the grounds of Scarsdale High School in memory of the Steinberg family.

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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.

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Edgewood Elementary School will welcome a new principal when Dr. Scott Houseknecht retires in July after 30 years as the school’s leader.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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At a board of education meeting April 9, members of the Scarsdale School District school board voted unanimously to adopt the proposed 2019-20 budget.

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Elementary schools are a hotbed for nostalgia. That’s why travelling back to Edgewood School brought forth so many emotions for this reporter and nearly 100 other alumni who returned en masse to witness Edgewood’s 100th anniversary celebration last weekend.

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Christopher Coughlin is poised to become Scarsdale Middle School’s new assistant principal, with a four-year probationary period starting July 1 and a base annual salary of $183,000.

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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…

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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 …

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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 …

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When individuals or families make a donation toward a cause or facilities in the community, their generosity may be acknowledged with a plaque or brick with their names on it.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Social and emotional wellness — and a stronger sense of community — -as the key to safety and security in local schools dominated the conversation at a public forum Jan. 23 led by Scarsdale School District officials, local mental health professionals, police and clergy.

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For several weeks the Scarsdale School District and the Scarsdale Coalition for Safer Schools have communicated — through email and public comment at board of education meetings — about ways to make Scarsdale schools safer.

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Although eligible for re-election to the Scarsdale Board of Education, current member Nina Ledis Cannon announced Jan. 14 she will not seek a second term due to expanded professional obligations on the faculty of Hunter College. The Hampton Road resident has lived in Scarsdale for more than …

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With a draft budget plan for the 2019-20 school year in the works, the school board on Jan. 14 heard enrollment trends and considered preliminary staffing requests.

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Commemorating all that’s transpired over 100 years is no easy feat, but it’s a little easier when past alumni, former teachers and current students come together to look back on their shared history.

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There was outcry from members of the community in August when Scarsdale High School decided to close down Butler Field, the lone turf field in the village, deeming it “unsafe” for use by student-athletes. Some were shocked by the abrupt closure, which coincided with the start of the fall spo…