Yonkers Public Schools News

  • Mr. Michael Walpole Honored With Leadership In Education Award

    School 23 Principal Michael Walpole was honored by the Board of Education with the Leadership in Education Award during the June 14, 2022 Stated Meeting. Presented by the Rotary Club of East Yonkers, the award is conferred on an administrator who personifies the spirit, dedication and accomplishments of an outstanding instructional leader.

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  • Three Teachers of the Year Inducted into Hall of Fame

    The Yonkers Board of Education formally inducted three extraordinary educators into the Teachers Hall of Fame during the June 14, 2022 Stated Meeting. The 66th Annual Teacher of the Year award was presented to Dawn Marie Soliman, Sunitha Howard, and Theresa Smith.

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  • #YPSBeKind Challenge Results Are In!

    We are delighted to present the winners of the #BeKindYPS Challenge, the collaboration between Yonkers Public Schools and the Yonkers Council of PTA/PTSAs that encouraged students to express what kindness means to them. Prizes were awarded by the YCPTA for the most creative expressions in the visual arts and in social media.

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  • We Have a W-I-N-N-E-R

    Congratulations to James Adamo (#7), a student at PEARLS Hawthorne School, for his first-place finish last night in the 56th annual Fifth Grade Spelling Bee. Second place honors go to Adam Al-Shareqi (#15), a student at Westchester Hills School 29, and third place honors belong to Vesper Victoriano (#36), a student at Rosemarie Siragusa School.

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  • Trustees Re-elect Rev. Lopez & Dr. Del Vecchio to Lead Board of Education

    At the 141st Annual Meeting of the Yonkers Board of Education on May 10, 2022, the Trustees re-elected Rev. Steve Lopez and Dr. Rosalba Corrado-Del Vecchio to serve as president and vice-president.

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  • Take the #BeKindYPSChallenge

    Yonkers Public Schools and the Yonkers Council of PTA/PTSAs have joined forces to launch the #BeKindYPS Challenge, a two-week campaign to encourage students' and families' creative expression of kindness in our school community.

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  • Yonkers Public Schools Celebrates Our Staff!

    The Yonkers Board of Education and administration appreciates, values and respects the unique cultural, instructional and aspirational contributions every staff member offers to our learning community.

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  • Schools Closed Monday, May 2, 2022 in Observance of Eid al-Fitr

    The Yonkers Public Schools will be closed on Monday, May 2, 2022 in Observance of Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.

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  • Top 20 Performance for YPS National History Bowl Team

    The Yonkers Public Schools team entered the elite national competition after earning 2nd place in New York State.

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  • City Breaks Ground on Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community School

    The first new public school to be constructed in 20 years is dedicated to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and will serve 675 students from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8, and the local community.

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  • 15th Annual College Awareness Program

    The 15th Annual Early College Awareness program for 8th & 9th grade students and their parents is set for Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 24, from 6:00-8:00PM both days. The sessions will be webcast via Zoom.

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  • March Board of Education Meetings

    The Yonkers Board of Education will hold committee meetings on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 and Thursday, March 10, 2022. A public hearing and the monthly Stated Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. All meetings are streamed live on the District homepage.

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  • Mayor Appoints Lawrence R. Sykes to the Board of Education

    Mr. Sykes is an attorney in private practice specializing in litigation, real estate, and municipal law. He succeeds former Trustee Andrea Brown, and will serve a five-year term.

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  • Governor Lifts Mask Mandate Effective 3/2/22

    Governor Hochul revised the mask mandate in schools. Beginning Wednesday, March 2nd, face masks are no longer mandatory in schools. The use of masks will be optional for all stakeholders in our learning community.

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  • Graduation Rate Sustained

    According to the 2021 graduation data released by the New York State Education Department, 91% of the 2017 cohort – the Class of 2021 – graduated on time.

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  • Nominations Open for Teachers of the Year

    Now in its 67th year, the Yonkers Public Schools Teacher of the Year Program honors teachers who make all the difference in the lives of our students. Nominations are welcome from students, parents/guardians, staff, and the public.

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  • UPDATE! School Begins Thursday September 9 for K-12 Students

    Because of the impact Hurricane Ida’s remnants had on our region, the first day of school for Students K-12 is now Thursday, September 9, 2021.

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  • High School Student MetroCards

    Students Eligible for a Free Student Metrocard Must Submit Their Application ASAP. Student MetroCards will be available for purchase at the District’s high schools beginning 8/25.

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  • Contract for Excellence Public Hearing

    The Yonkers Board of Education is holding a Public Hearing on the Contract for Excellence, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 5:15PM at Saunders Trades & Technical High School, 183 Palmer Road.

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  • BOE Meets August 18, 2021

    In addition to the Trustees’ committee meetings and Stated Meeting, the BOE is holding a Public Hearing on the Cast Charter School, and a Public Hearing on the Contract for Excellence all on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Saunders High School.

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