Yonkers Public Schools News 2016-2017

  • Mental Health Awareness: Talking About 13 Reasons Why

    13 Reasons Why is a fictional TV-MA rated series streaming on Netflix about a teenage girl who dies by suicide. There is growing concern among mental health professionals about the content. The District is providing information resources for students and families.

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  • Mayor Spano Reappoints Dr. Sayegh to BOE

    As a trustee of the Board of Education, Dr. Sayegh joins eight other members to represent the official policy making body of the Yonkers Public School District.  He previously served a full term, including three years as Board President.

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  • Trustees Elect Officers

    At the 136th Annual Meeting of the Yonkers Board of Education, 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.

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  • Roosevelt's Ed DeChent Honored With Leadership in Education Award

    The most significant impact on Roosevelt’s success story is the leadership of Principal DeChent. His soft spoken demeanor demands respect and in turn empowers students to learn by example and mirror his behavior.

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  • Staff Appreciation

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  • Public Hearing on the 2017-18 Budget Tuesday, May 9

    The Yonkers Board of Education welcomes your comments on the 2017-18 Proposed Budget at a Public Hearing Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 5:30PM in the 4th Floor Board Conference Room, One Larkin Center. The Board will also hold its 136th Annual Meeting.

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  • LaTasha Thomas - Employee of the Month

    Ms. Thomas loves her work as a Museum School 25 school aide. She is an integral member of the entire school community, she goes above and beyond her assigned role, and is an unending source of support for the students, the faculty, and the administration.

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  • Fearless Fathers

    Next in the Fearless Fathers series is special guest Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, Superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools who will share his journey as a father, and as an educator, Thursday, April 27, 2017 beginning at 6:30PM at School 22.

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  • Honors for Young Writers & Their Teachers

    The students are participants in the Youth Mentoring Initiative for International Understanding, a collaboration of Lawrence College’s graduate writing program, the Greater New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association and Yonkers Public Schools.

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  • Art Show Celebrates Talent of Students in Autism Program

    An exhibit of artwork created by students in the Yonkers Public Schools Autism Program will be on display in the Yonkers Public Library Riverfront Branch during the month of April.

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  • April Board of Education Meeting Schedule

    The Trustees busy schedule includes four committee meetings, and the monthly Stated meeting when community input is welcome.

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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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  • 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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  • February Board of Education Meetings

    All are welcome to Yonkers Board of Education meetings! The Trustees busy schedule includes working meetings of the Facilities, Audit, Budget and Finance, Instructional Affairs, and Policy committees, and the monthly Stated meeting when community input is welcome.

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  • College-Bound Gorton Seniors take FLIGHT - Graduate a Semester Early

    With sufficient credits under their belts, a fabulous group of Gorton High School students are off and running to college a semester early thanks to their participation in the FLIGHT program (Future Leaders Inspired and Getting a Head Start on Tomorrow).

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  • Call for Nominations: Teacher of the Year

    The Yonkers Kiwanis Club in collaboration with the City of Yonkers and Yonkers Board of Education will present the 2017 Teacher of the Year Awards to three deserving members of the Yonkers Public Schools faculty. Teachers will be selected based on nominations submitted by students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

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