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The Scarsdale Board of Education held a virtual public meeting March 18 to discuss a revised plan for the $166 million 2020-21 school budget, which showed a slight decrease from previous estimates.

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After a Scarsdale Middle School faculty member tested positive for COVID-19, schools closed March 9 and classes ceased for a week. But Scarsdale schools officially launched e-learning — or distance learning — Monday, March 16, as the community stayed home to curb the spread of coronavirus by…

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After a middle school faculty member tested positive for COVID-19 and Scarsdale schools closed for eight days as a precautionary measure, students are processing how the days off will affect the future school year and the potential for lost educational opportunities.

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Scarsdale Public Schools announced Sunday, March 8, that all schools in the district would close March 9 through March 18 “in an abundance of caution” after school officials learned a middle school faculty member tested positive for COVID-19.

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Scarsdale Public Schools announced Sunday night, March 8, that all schools in the district will close March 9 through March 18 “in an abundance of caution” and “social distancing” after school officials learned a middle school faculty member tested positive for COVID-19.

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Scarsdale High School won the New York City National History Bowl tournament on Feb. 23 at Basis Independent High School in Brooklyn. Varsity team members Caroline Higgins, George Primoff and captain Andrew Morin beat 14 teams including Stuyvesant, Dalton, Darien and Great Neck. Morin also w…

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Over the Presidents Day break this month, the Scarsdale Speech and Debate Team traveled to the 46th annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament, the largest invitational competition in the country. Scarsdale had not had a competitor advance to the final round of any category since 2016, but…

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In 1989, when Jeffrey Deskovic was only 16 years old, he was identified by police in Peekskill, New York, as a suspect in the case of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl from his school. According to Deskovic, he was “shy and didn’t fit in with his classmates,” and was emotional about …

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A cutting-edge fashion show is coming to the Scarsdale High School auditorium Jan. 24 from 3 to 4 p.m. But the teens strutting the catwalk won’t be modeling the types of ensembles our kids usually covet — say, the latest from a village boutique or something from the juniors’ department at Bl…

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Rebecca Alexander is a role model for resilience. An author, psychotherapist, fitness instructor, disability rights advocate and extreme athlete, she is also almost completely blind and deaf. When she was in college, Alexander discovered she had the rarest form of a genetic condition known a…

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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 …