The Trustees unanimously adopted a resolution, “to recognize Eid-al-Fitr on the academic calendar of the Yonkers City School District, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, and continuing each school year thereafter, as an approved religious observance day.
Mayor Mike Spano, along with Yonkers Board of Education President Rev. Steve Lopez and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, announced Yonkers Public Schools has replaced all of its polystyrene (known as Styrofoam) food trays with 100% recyclable food trays.
It was a long, gratifying road to the National History Day competition for the team from Enrico Fermi School, whose hard work, determination and competitive spirit earned them the Most Outstanding Research Award.
Yonkers Board of Education President Rev. Steve Lopez, announced thatTrustee Edgar Santana resigned from the Board of Education as of Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Mr. Santana is taking a new position, which precludes him from serving as a Trustee.
NY Streets arena football players are offering a free clinic for students in grades 8-12 on Wednesday, June 12 from 3:30-5:30pm at Roosevelt High School-Early College Studies. This clinic is open to any Yonkers student.
If you ask School 23 5th grader Leandro P. to spell “success,” don’t be surprised to hear the letters m-o-s-q-u-i-t-o, which he gave in the correct order to win the 55th annual Citywide Fifth Grade Spelling Bee at Saunders Trades & Technical High School, Monday, June 3, 2019.
The Leadership in Education award, also known as the Administrator of the Year, is presented to an administrator who personifies the spirit, dedication and accomplishments of an outstanding instructional leader. Dr. Solimene, principal of Riverside High School, is just such a leader.
Across the country this week, communities will herald the importance of quality education and the invaluable work of educators. In Yonkers, we take this opportunity to acknowledge every adult in our school district for your commitment to the students we serve.
Mayor Mike Spano today joined members of Yonkers City Council and Yonkers Board of Education to present the School of the Month Award for March 2019 to the deserving administration, faculty, staff, parents and students at the Patricia A. DiChiaro School.
It is necessary to make up a day of school because of the number of snow days used so far this school year. As per the District calendar adopted last April, makeup days were scheduled for Spring Recess, if required. Therefore, Monday, April 15, 2019 will be a regular school day. All schools will be open for instruction.
Yonkers Public Schools presents the Annual All-City Concert Thursday, April 11, 2019 beginning at 7:00PM at Lincoln High School, 375 Kneeland Avenue. The concert, a cherished tradition for more than 30 years, features the All City Secondary Concert Band, the All City Jazz Band, the All City Elementary Choir, and the All City High School Choir. Yonkers residents are welcome to enjoy the evening. There is no charge for admission.
The first Yonkers Public Schools Parent/Child Family Math Day is set for Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:00AM to 1:30PM at Lincoln High School. The day is filled with hands-on workshops for Kindergarten through Grade 5 students, including, Multiplication Bingo, Play Dough Sculpting, Sudoku for All! and so much more. Info & Registration at the link.
The annual art exhibition celebrating young artists with autism is underway in the event space at Yonkers Public Library Riverfront branch now through April 30, 2019. A gala reception honoring the artists, teachers and families, was held at the library last week, officially opening the exhibit, and is open throughout the month of April. Highly recommended!
The Yonkers Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing Wednesday, March 20, 2019 beginning at 5:00PM at Saunders Trades & Technical High School, 183 Palmer Road, to solicit comments regarding the International Academy for Culture, Arts, Science and Technology Charter School (“The CAST Charter School”) pending request to SUNY Charter Schools Institute.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, along with the Yonkers Board of Education Trustees, the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, Yonkers City Councilmembers, local union leaders and Yonkers Public School students, today gathered at Yonkers City Hall to call on New York State to provide additional state education aid to Yonkers.
Nineteen year old Frank Fortuna was among the thousands of American, British, and Canadian troops who crossed the English Channel by ship and plane in June 1944, landing on the beaches of Normandy, France in the decisive, bloody battle that would change the course of the second World War.
The Yonkers Public Schools graduation rate for the Class of 2018 is 86% with our August graduates included, surpassing the statewide rate of 83%, according to data released by the NY State Education Department yesterday.
The dedication of the Mayor Angelo R. Martinelli Auditorium and the Re-Opening of the Tony DeMatteo New Turf Field and Athletic Facility at Roosevelt High School on January 11, 2019 was a glorious celebration of gratitude.
The annual Yonkers City Basketball Tournament begins Monday, December 10th with the Boys taking to the court. Girls action begins Tuesday, December 11th. Select ReadMore for the schedule, and come fill the stands!
Parent Teacher Conferences will take place the afternoon of Friday, December 14, 2018 for grades PreK - 8. There will be a half day of instruction for the children. Dismissal times, and after-school childcare information at the link.
The young voices of School 16 will open the Yonkers Public Schools holiday concert series when 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders perform in concert Friday, December 7th at their school. This is the first of more than 40 performances and holiday events Districtwide through December 21st – everyone a treat! Link to the full schedule…
DASA stands for Dignity for all Students Act. DASA is designed to protect public schools students from bullying by employees or other students based on actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. Click http://www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/for more information.