In a media release from the Conference of Big 5 School Districts Reverend Steve Lopez, President of Yonkers Board of Education, was appointed to serve as Vice-Chairperson. His leadership term is effective July 1, 2020.
Mayor Mike Spano appointed Lakisha Collins-Bellamy, Esq. to serve a five-year term as a Trustee of the Yonkers Board of Education on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. She succeeds Dr. Edward Fergus, who was filling the unexpired term of former Trustee Edgar Santana.
Necessity is the mother of invention could never be more true as it has been throughout the COVID-19 health crisis. As the school year draws to a close, school district and communities across the country reinvented the traditions of high school graduation for the Class of 2020.
Yonkers Middle High School Principal Jade Sharp receives the Leadership in Education Award, while Montessori School 31 primary teacher Maureen Corrigan-Connell, Yonkers Middle High School grade 8 Social Studies teacher Beth Isenberg, and Roosevelt High School – Early College Studies Spanish teacher Dr. Ida D’Ugo are the 65th Annual Teachers of the Year.
At the 139th Annual Meeting of the Yonkers Board of Education, held by video conferencing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trustees re-elected Rev. Steve Lopez and Ms. Judith Ramos Meier to serve as president and vice-president respectively. Both will serve one-year terms in their leadership posts.
In adherence with social distancing requirements, the Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting to discuss extending the COVID-19 Emergency Agreements with bargaining units and any other business brought before the Board at 4PM Thursday, April 2, 2020 via Zoom video conference.
The Governor’s Executive Order requires all schools in the state to remain closed until April 15, 2020, at least. It also requires Districts to continue distance learning, meals, and childcare during any remaining vacation or snow days, including the upcoming Spring Recess.
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our schools, but the District is preparing for a prolonged closure. Schools will be closed for students on Friday, March 13 for Superintendent’s Conference Day.
While there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease in our schools at this time, we must be prepared. The Yonkers Public Schools Emergency Health and Facilities Management Plan is being supplemented by a Contingency Instructional Plan that will provide students with 14 days of lessons for every grade level.
At the February 26, 2020 Stated Meeting of the Yonkers Board of Education, the Trustees unanimously adopted Resolution 10.8 appointing Dr. Edwin M. Quezada to a new five year term as superintendent of schools. The new contract commences February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2025.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada presented testimony before the New York State Joint Legislative Fiscal and Education Committee earlier this this week. He addressed head-on the structural budget constraints which sabotage Yonkers ability to sustain educational programs and the personnel required to deliver them. Dr. Quezada offered a four-point plan for sustainable recurring revenue to maintain outstanding academic outcomes for all students - and to close the persistent budget gap.
Three Lincoln High School Science Research students were among 550 young scientists from throughout the region who participated in the Westchester Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Jessica Abu’s Environmental poster board earned her a coveted 2nd place.
With enough credits to earn their high school diplomas, 36 Gorton High School students are off and running to college and career a semester early thanks to their participation in the FLIGHT program (Future Leaders Inspired and Getting a Head Start on Tomorrow).
Intense concentration is required when determining the "cause of death" in Ms. Mancuso's Forensics class at Lincoln High School. The hands-on lessons are absolutely RIBBIT-ing while students document cuts, abrasions, marks, and more during the Frog-topsy. See for yourself, and much more from around the District this week.
Celebrate a Yonkers Public Schools teacher with a nomination for this prestigious honor. The Yonkers Kiwanis Club, Mayor Mike Spano, Yonkers Public Schools, and Yonkers Board of Education Trustees team up to sponsor the City's 2020 Teacher of the Year Awards. Nominations are due February 14, 2020
“Once again, it is my pleasure to report that Yonkers Public Schools’ graduation rate is up over last year reaching 88% of our seniors graduating on time,” announced Yonkers Board of Education President Rev. Steve Lopez.
Thanks to the efforts of Assemblymember Nader J. Sayegh, a $750,000 grant will help Yonkers Public Schools modernize the Lincoln High School auditorium and Yonkers Middle High School sports facilities.
Rev. Steve Lopez, President of the Yonkers Board of Education, announced that the Board is accepting applications for two positions of Trustee for the Yonkers Public Library. Applications are due December 30.
The new funding will allow the center to continue its collaboration with 20 schools to help more of the city’s Black, Latinx, and low-income students complete 8th grade math and be on track to earn their high school diplomas.
Congratulations to Litzy Mejia and Adam Taber on their nominations for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Litzy, a senior at Palisade Prep and Adam, a senior at Yonkers Middle High School were nominated by the New York State Education Department.
Hearty congratulations to the School 30 community - Mayor Mike Spano's School of the Month for November 2019! Lots of good things happenning in this sweet school - thanks to a terrific faculty and staff, an involved and generous parent community, good neighbors, and most of all, magnificent students!
"Today we give our thanks, most of all, for the ideals of honor and faith we inherit from our forefathers - for the decency of purpose, steadfastness of resolve and strength of will, for the courage and the humility, which they possessed and which we must seek every day to emulate..."
Yonkers Public School has designated Wednesday, October 16th as the annual College Board Testing Day. These in-school assessments exemplify the District’s pursuit to provide equity and access to the college process and are at NO COST to families.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Schools Superintendent Dr. Edwin M. Quezada recognized Attendance Awareness Month at an assembly at Family School 32 by asking Yonkers students to participate in the Pledge 182 campaign, in which they commit to attending school every day and on time.
More than 1,400 students, faculty, and staff gathered on the Yonkers Montessori Academy field to declare their commitment to a peaceful world during the school's observance of the International Day of Peace.
Parents/Guardians are invited to attend the annual Back-To-School Open House at their youngster's school. This is an opportunity to meet your child's teachers, say hello to other parents, and to learn the expectations for the academic year.
Our oldest students were little babies on September 11, 2001. Today, as young adults, they stand with the entire Yonkers Public Schools community to remember and honor victims and survivors, those who served in response to the attacks, and the resolve of our country.
Congratulations and welcome to Yonkers Board of Education Trustee Abdool Haroon Jamal who took his seat at the August Stated Meeting. Trustee Jamal was appointed by Mayor Mike Spano to serve the children of our city.