The Latest District News 2019-2020

  • Graduation Measures Regional Meeting Set for March 3

    The NYS Board of Regents will create a Blue Ribbon Commission to review the State’s high school graduation measures and reaffirm what it means to obtain a diploma in New York State Regents and State Education Department are holding regional meetings to help inform the work of the Blue Ribbon Commission. Please join us on March 3, 2020. Registration is required..

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  • Yonkers Public Schools Graduation Rate Up Again!

    “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.

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  • The Yonkers BOE Welcomes You to Their Meetings

    The Trustees of the Yonkers Board of Education welcome you to their January 2020 Committee meetings and their monthly Stated meeting. Please select Read More for the Board’s complete meeting schedule.

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  • The Decade Begins With a $750,000 Grant

    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.

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  • Yonkers BOE Accepting Applications for Library Trustee

    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.

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  • Bank Street Awarded $11.2M Grant to Continue Work with Yonkers Public Schools

    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.

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  • NY State Education Department Nominates Two Seniors as U.S. Presidential Scholars

    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.

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  • School 30 is the School of the Month!

    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!

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  • Superintendent's Thanksgiving Message

    "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..."

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  • Academically Talented Applications Due 12/20/19

    Applications for the District's Academically Talented Programs for the 2020-2021 school year are due no later than Friday, December 20, 2019.

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  • Farewell Regent Johnson

    We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of NYS Regent Judith Johnson (3rd from left). She was a champion for equity, access and fairness across all NYS school districts.

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  • Joyous Celebration of Latino Culture

    A glorious celebration of Latino culture took place Thursday, October 17, 2019 recognizing the rich contribution and vital presence of Latinos in the City of Yonkers.

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  • Community Health & Wellness Fair Set for November 2

    Yonkers Public Schools, together with Mayor Mike Spano and the City of Yonkers, is hosting a Community Health & Wellness Fair Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM at the Hostos School.

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  • College Board Testing Day for All High School Students Wed. 10/16

    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.

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  • Attendance Matters! Family School 32 Takes the Pledge

    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.

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  • Thomas Cornell Academy is School of the Month!

    Mayor Mike Spano presented the School of the Month award for September 2019 to the Thomas Cornell Academy. This gem of a school sparkles with dreams and achievement.

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  • Mayor Spano Appoints Dr.Fergus & Dr. Castanaro to Board of Education

    As Trustees of the Yonkers Board of Education, Dr. Fergus & Dr. Castanaro join seven other members of the Board, which is the official policy making body of the school district.

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  • Yonkers Montessori Academy Joins International Day of Peace Celebration

    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.

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  • Attend a Back-To-School Open House!

    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.

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  • 18 Years On: September 11 Commemoration

    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.

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