School Budget Vote
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Mohansic Elementary School
7:00AM - 9:00PM
Crompond Fourth Grade Students Participate in Revolutionary War Encampment
On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, fourth grade students from Crompond Intermediate School culminated their studies of the life and the American Revolution with a day of living history, reenacting life in an encampment during that period. This year, Jonathan Kruk, “Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley,” came to teach students through a variety of activities designed to stimulate hands-on learning.
Students stepped back in time and dressed as American Revolutionary soldiers, working with teachers and parent volunteers to participate in muster, workshops, singing and assembly. This annual spring event integrates studies of social studies, English language arts, and physical education as children learn about and participate in marching in ranks, pitching tents, writing diaries, playing music, eating and other workshops.
Yorktown's "Tech Tuesdays" Program Featured Nationally
Please click here
to read the spring 2013 Scholastic Administrator
article about how the Yorktown CSD professional development "Tech Tuesdays" program is changing the nature of instruction throughout the district. Here is a link
to the full publication.
YCSD Hosts Second Annual "Energy Throw Down"
From April 24 - May 24, 2013, students and staff from throughout the Yorktown Central School District will be participating in the second annual competition to see which building can save the most energy. All are invited to brainstorm ways to conserve energy and reduce the carbon footprint. All school calendars have suggested ideas, including turning off water, using eco-friendly water bottles, reusing copier paper and more. On the final day, a district-wide “Earth hour” will be held where all will be asked to turn off lights, computers, and other electronic equipment to help conserve energy. In June, the electric bills from the previous months will be compared to see which building team saved the most energy, and the winner will be presented the “Green Light Bulb” award. Last year, Mohansic Elementary won the coveted award. Which school will save the most energy this year?
Mrs. Lori Roberts Named Principal of Crompond School
Mrs. Lori Roberts has been named as Principal of Crompond School to succeed Mr. Kenneth Levy, who has served as an elementary principal in the Yorktown Central School District for 12 years and is retiring effective July 31, 2013. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ralph Napolitano declared, “First and foremost, Mrs. Roberts cares about children and provides many opportunities for them to grow and develop into competent, caring and confident learners who want to make a difference. She is a life-long learner who is always interested in applying the most effective and efficient strategies to today’s classrooms; she is currently enrolled in the Doctoral program at Manhattanville College, where she continues to thoughtfully examine how children learn best.” Mrs. Roberts participates in and often facilitates many district committees and study groups, including Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS), Response to Intervention (RTI), Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR), Curriculum Council, technology team building and district Emergency Response Teams.
Mrs. Roberts has served the Yorktown school community for 16 of her 25 years in education. She has served as Assistant Principal at Yorktown High School for the past four years and prior to that, taught fifth grade in Yorktown for more than 10 years.
Yorktown High School Science Research Students Present in Tri-County Science Fair
On Saturday, April 20, several Yorktown High School Science Research students presented their research in the Tri-County Science Fair. Kaitlin Ferguson won first place in the psychology category for her research: The Periaqueductal Grey and its Relation to Aggression Modulation; Satoko Mii won second place in the medicine category for her research: The Effect of Psychological Stress on the Development of Breast Cancer and Lauren Hannah won third place in the chemistry category for her research: Image-Guided Radiotherapy of Colorectal Cancer. Kaitlin Ferguson also received the highest award for the entire fair and won a chance to present her research at the state level in June, when she will present at the Science Congress held by the Science Teachers Association of NY (STANYS).
Please see the video from the recent Special Education PTA (SEPTA) meeting
, featuring developmental pediatrician Dr. Stephan Cowan, as he discusses his new book, Fire Child Water Child: How Understanding the Five Types of ADHD Can Help You Improve Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Attention
. He offers practical activities that parents and teachers can use to help each child develop calm focus by transforming his or her innate abilities. Click here for larger version
. Also showing at 4:30 PM on Cablevision 18 and FIOS 27.
Attention Parents of Incoming Kindergarten Students:
Please see the Kindergarten Registration web site
for important information about the process and documentation you will need.