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  • Grades 3-8 Parent Workshop

    There will be an IMPORTANT Parent Workshop that you MUST attend: The 2017 New York State Assessments, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. OR Friday, March 24, 2017 at 9:00 A.M In the Library

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  • Yonkers Public Schools Children Deserve Better!

    ADVOCACY NOW! The Governor’s budget will come out before April 1, 2017. Demand what our students need and deserve! Please follow the steps below: Call Governor Andrew Cuomo at 1-518-474-8390 and tell him that: “Yonkers Public Schools children deserve better and I am demanding that the Yonkers Public Schools be properly funded. Please support the fixing and/or rebuilding of our schools in Yonkers.” or/and Email Governor Cuomo at http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact or gov.cuomo@chamber.state.ny.us

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  • Hostos Micro City elects new president and vice-president!

    Students in grades Pre-K through 6 elected Yazmin Martinez as the new head of our MicroSociety government. Kiara Collazo is the new vice-president.

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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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  •  STEAM Fridays!

    This school year, the Eugenio Maria de Hostos MicroSociety School has instituted STEAM Fridays across all grade levels. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. It’s more fun than traditional learning styles, and makes more sense to all types of learners, because it is based on the natural ways that people learn and are interested in things. Students like STEAM lessons because they are almost always investigating things that matter to them. An average lesson starts with giving students a reason to be interested in the topic. Then students research things to learn the content they need to know to gather and analyze data, then they plan and build something, correct it, analyze it and report on it. Ask your student about their STEAM Friday experiences.

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  • We are collecting items for our STEAM resource center.

    STEAM Materials List

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