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The 10 candidates elected Jan. 14 to join the School Board Nominating Committee are Cecilia Anon-Kowalski and Prem Itharat of Edgewood, Swapna Kanekar and Jonathan Lemle of Fox Meadow, Deborah Jeanne Skolnik and Cindy S. Yau of Greenacres, Curtis Parker and “Claire” Yin Yang of Heathcote, Su…

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Jordan Copeland, chair of the Joint Committee of the School Board Nominating Committee, met with members of the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale Dec. 18 to address questions regarding the committee’s proposed 21 amendments to the SBNC resolution, which will be on the ballot Jan. 14 electi…

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The School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) election will take place Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 7 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 9 p.m. in the Scarsdale Middle School auditorium lobby at 134 Mamaroneck Road.

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During a school board presentation Nov. 18 on student engagement and assessment, Assistant Superintendent Edgar McIntosh said the district’s ultimate goal is to produce students who are “skillful, knowledgeable and possess the dispositions that position them to be informed, ethical, collabor…

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On a recent chilly but sunny Saturday, groups of kids filtered into Scarsdale Middle School during the early morning hours. Though it was a weekend, the school was alive with Scarsdale third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students, excited to put pen to paper.

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The Joint Committee of the School Board Nominating Committee is proposing several amendments to its governing resolution, and is soliciting public comment upon its proposals.

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Scarsdale Superintendent of Schools Thomas Hagerman and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Edgar McIntosh expanded their discussion of the district’s ambitious 2019 to 2024 Strategic Plan at a school board meeting on Nov. 19. The presentation provided a deep…

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This year’s fall musical promises to bring enchantment to the entire family this year with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” Originally adapted into a musical for the small screen by Hammerstein in 1957, the live adaptation first premiered on Broadway in 2013. It ran for 770 performanc…

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Students and faculty spent some time out in the cold on Monday after smoke in a science lab caused fire alarms to go off at Scarsdale High School. During second period, around 9:39 a.m., a material in one of the science labs became overheated, producing enough smoke to trip the fire alarms. …

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The Greenacres Neighborhood Association invited its members to Greenacres Elementary School on Oct. 30 to bring residents up to date on the Greenacres construction and renovation projects. The gathering also included a tour of new classrooms and discussions with faculty and staff.

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The Scarsdale Board of Education meeting on Nov. 4 addressed some concerns from citizens about security as well as updates on construction and other capital improvement projects. Thomas Smith, CPA, director of EFRP Group LLC External Audits, spoke in the pre-meeting business brief about comp…

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The Scarsdale School Board voted unanimously on Oct. 21 to approve the 2019-20 districtwide safety and emergency management plan effective Sept. 1. The plan was updated in June and conditionally approved at the board meeting on Sept. 23.

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It was just before 9 a.m. and the seventh-grade class was slowly filtering into the dimly lit middle school auditorium. Almost all the seats were taken and, as you’d expect, the students were chatty. The kids slowly lowered their voices as Dr. Richard Stumacher, a pulmonologist from Northern…

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Earlier this year, Pew Research Center conducted a survey that found 27% of U.S. adults haven’t read a book in the past year. More specifically, households with incomes under $30,000 a year are more likely to be nonbook readers (36%), while the same low-income communities were more likely to…

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Scarsdale High School senior Jacob Faierman set out two years ago to interview a number of undocumented immigrants, seeking to hear their stories of coming to America and to learn what their lives were like before moving. This past August, he transformed those interviews into a book of six s…

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Two weeks after a swastika was found in a bathroom at Scarsdale High School, three students told high school administrators Sept. 26 they saw offensive graffiti in one of the boys’ bathrooms.

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In an effort to increase communication between the board of education and the board of trustees, members of both boards met Sept. 25 to review upcoming projects and discuss possible initiatives.

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The community support, countless meetings and reams of information on field usage led Scarsdale Board of Trustees to vote 6 to 1 Sept. 24 to move forward with the project to install permanent lights at Butler Field at Scarsdale High School.

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Scarsdale High School juniors Natalie Lloyd, Rosana Sabur, Ella Isak and Mia Tellmann, all members of the SHS Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Club, donated $1,000 in proceeds from several SHS events to Patricia Boyce, director of Caregiver Services at Westchester Medical Center Sept. 15 fol…

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Change is inevitable in September as summer turns to fall, kids go back to school or leave for college and the community adjusts to a new routine. The Scarsdale schools’ performing arts department saw its share of shifting districtwide, including a new hire at the elementary level and anothe…

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According to national groups focused on helping LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex and asexual or allied) students, New York is one of the better states to live in as an LGBTQ person due to its progressive and anti-discriminatory laws.

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The Scarsdale Board of Education’s first meeting of the new school year Sept. 10 opened on a somber note, as the board recognized the recent death of Jeffery Michael Langsam and held a moment of silence in his honor. Langsam had worked as an audiovisual specialist at the school district sinc…

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Last spring, students across the state sat for two days of standardized testing as required by the New York State Education Department. The results released Aug. 22 showed 85% of Scarsdale students in grades 3 through 8 scored proficient on the English Language Arts exams and 88% scored prof…

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At any school district a new school year ushers in some new personnel and new classroom assignments. In Scarsdale, teachers Sheilah Chason and James McLoughlin are swapping places in a way, with Chason joining Scarsdale High School’s STEAM team and McLoughlin moving to teach math at the SHS …

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After 10 years at Fox Lane High School in Bedford as the director of health, physical education and athletics and then as dean of students, Chris Coughlin, 45, has moved to Scarsdale Middle School in a new role as assistant principal, replacing Larry Chatzinoff who retired at the end of June.

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At the Scarsdale School District Board of Education meeting July 11, board members voted unanimously to reappoint Scott Silberfein as president of the board. The board further allowed Silberfein to resign after six months of service to grant the presidency position to Pamela Fuehrer, the new…

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Construction at the Greenacres School began swiftly following the last day of school June 26 — a project that has been in the works for more than a year, comprising about 44% of the school’s $65 million 2018 bond. The board of education voted unanimously April 29 to approve the mechanical, p…

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Faye Turitz, who will retire at the end of June after 11 years as secretary in the Scarsdale Alternative School, has worked in the Scarsdale School system for 17 years, first as a part-time office aide at Heathcote Elementary School and then as a special education staffer for two and a half …

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STEP student Fred Smith, center, celebrated his Scarsdale High School graduation June 25 with his family visiting from Memphis, Tennessee, and his local host family, Todd and Gail Leone. STEP scholars have been part of the Scarsdale community for the past 50 years. They live in the home of a…

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For half of his 43 years as an EMT for the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Stephen Rambone would run straight to the SVAC station from Scarsdale Middle School, where he taught technology, to start his shift at 4 p.m. After attending to ambulance calls across the community, Rambone would…

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The Scarsdale High School’s Alternative School class of 2019 gathered in the SHS auditorium June 21 for its graduation ceremony. Usually held outside of the A-School building on Wayside Lane, this year’s bad weather forced everyone inside. But the teachers and classmates made the best of it,…

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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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Eleven Scarsdale Middle School eighth-graders, all members of the student government, visited Rep. Eliot Engel’s office in Washington, D.C., May 10. Steve Scharf is an eighth-grade social studies teacher and one of the faculty advisors to the student government. The other faculty advisor cha…