Please see and sign the petition to suspend and amend the New York State Education Transformation Act of 2015, which provides for the time to develop a researched-based approach to teacher evaluation and the use of student assessments. The time is short to act. Please sign the petition by clicking this link.

Mildred E. Strang Middle School Designated as National School of Character


National character education advocate Character.org recognized the Mildred E. Strang Middle School as one of 64 schools and 3 districts designated as  2015 National Schools of Character.  It is the only school in Westchester County to have received this honor, and is one of only six in New York to be so recognized.  Principal Linda Grimm declared, “We are so honored to be designated as a 2015 National School of Character.  This award acknowledges the values and culture our faculty, staff, administrators, students and families are proud to promote and maintain.”  The school also received recognition in April 2015 as a New York State School of Character by the Sage College.

The Schools of Character application process provides an opportunity for schools to receive feedback as well as recognition for growth and excellence in the area of character education. The finalists underwent an intensive screening process that included site visits, conference calls, and analysis of the impact that their character related efforts had on academics, student behavior, and school culture. The 2015 application process was a collaborative effort facilitated by Mrs. Marie Horowitz, Assistant Principal and the MESMS Character Education Committee, consisting of more than 35 school faculty, administrative and community members.

Becky Sipos, Character.org’s President & CEO, stated, “Being designated a National School of Character recognizes the hard work that these schools put in to develop strong character education programs. They have created caring schools climates and prepare students to be future leaders who care about their communities. We are very proud of all today’s honorees.”

Character.org will honor the designated schools and districts from October 15-17, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit this link to learn more about the national award; visit this link to learn more about the state award.
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The entire community is welcome to attend all public Board of Education meetings.  

The next meeting of the 2014-2015 school year is Monday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m. at Mildred E. Strang Middle School.  Please see BoardDocs for each meeting agenda. 

All Board of Education videos, including the latest from May 11, 2015, are here. Each is annotated in conjunction with the agenda to make it viewer-friendly.  

The most current BOE meeting video is shown via YCSD-TV via FIOS channel 27 and Cablevision channel 18 at both 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM daily.


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Please see the BOE-adopted 2015-2016 Calendar-at-a-Glance.  Note that parent-teacher conference days and other school and community partner dates will be mapped in over the next few months and complete within the Google calendar(s) by August, as usual.