District News

  • Not to be Missed: Annual All City Concert March 31

    The accomplished student musicians and vocalists who are the Yonkers Public Schools Secondary School Band and Choir will perform under the direction of Cecilia Myers and Andrew Seligson during the annual All City Concert Friday, beginning at 7:00PM March 31, 2017 at Lincoln High School, 375 Kneeland Avenue in Yonkers. The concert is free, and open to the public.

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  • Reminder: Transportation Applications Due April 1

    Transportation applications for students attending charter, private, and parochial school for the 2017-2018 school year, and Yonkers Public Schools students requesting alternate school bus transportation are due no later than April 1, 2017.

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  • Parent Workshop: Writing the College Application Essay

    A must for high school parents (and their students)! Learn practical tips about the college application essay, and resources & strategies to support the entire application process, Thursday, March 23, 2017.

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  • Board of Education March Meetings

    The Trustees busy schedule includes five committee meetings, and the monthly Stated meeting when community input is welcome.

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  • School 5 Welcome Back Open House

    The School 5 community is invited to the Welcome Back Open House and Tour Monday, February 27, 2017 at 2:00PM celebrating the completion of $2.3 million in emergency repairs that began December 18, 2016 due to a burst standpipe.

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  • City & District Unveil Next Step in Rebuild Yonkers Schools Advocacy

    Mayor Spano unveiled the campaign’s latest step at Yonkers Middle High School to over 100 Yonkers Public Schools student leaders and asked them to contact state legislators to fund the $2 billion infrastructure plan, with #Fund2Rebuild.

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  • Yonkers Student Artwork on Display

    Mayor Spano's African American Advisory Board challenged students to recreate the paintings of Henry Ossawa Tanner, the most significant African American artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  • Conversations: Budget Town Hall Meetings

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada will host a series of Town Hall meetings on the proposed 2017-2018 budget beginning March 17, 2017. The Superintendent will speak briefly about the budget, and then respond to questions.

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  • Graduation Rate Up. Again.

    The District’s graduation rate increased to 82% for students who first entered 9th grade in 2012, outperforming the Big Five school districts, and the dropout rate was cut in half to 2%, below the state average of 6%.

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  • Mr. Brian Gray

    Greetings Cross Hill Academy,

    I BELIEVE in Cross Hill Academy families and students!

    We had another good year of academic growth last year and are ready to do even better this year. We BELIEVE that each of our students are gifted in many ways and it is our intention to explore their talents as they academically climb to even higher levels of achievement!

    Families, remember that we are a uniform school. This is more important than ever as we continue to have two schools at our location. All students must wear tan or khaki pants/skirts/shorts with a hunter green or light blue top. We believe that the children at CHA were more proud of our school last year than ever before. If you have concerns about the uniform, please email me and I will assist the family in getting the items needed to comply. Last year we were at around 80% compliant. Now the need is far greater due to the increase in enrollment of both schools; we must able to identify students quickly by school and uniforms help us with that. I Believe ALL students can be in uniform daily.

    I am excited and cannot wait for you all to return to school.


    Brian Gray

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  • For information or concerns regarding The Dignity for All Students Act, please contact Keith Fields at (914) 376-8300.  

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