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May 2017 Education Roundup

As our schools wrap up their end-of-the-year activities, parents and students come together to celebrate this school year’s great achievements and to showcase work done well. High Schoolers are winning awards for philanthropy and science. Younger children “danced it out” outdoors for physical education. Even our educators are being celebrated, as one of Irvington’s teachers has been given a Google Certification.

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Accomplished Ossining High School Senior Selected as National Merit Scholar

Ossining High School senior, Adriana Scanteianu, is in the first group of winners in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Read more: May 2017 Education Roundup

 

Letters to the Editor: Questioning New School Logo

Students, alumni and residents of Irvington, are you aware of what is happening in our School District regarding the new logo design? We believe that our School District identity is being compromised in an effort to create a new, more modern look. A group of students met with the graphic designers, BOE member Michael Hanna and Superintendent Harrison. The designers explained how they could have taken the look two ways: traditional or progressive. The designers and BOE members favored the progressive one. Although we expressed our disappointment, it was stated that they wanted a modern look because it is 2017. After sharing our opinions about the logo and its disregard for our history, we still felt as if our concerns were not given any serious consideration.    

Read more: Letters to the Editor: Questioning New School Logo

 

Letters to the Editor: Charter Schools

The Spring Issue article, “Charter vs. Public Education” has no real value to the readers of River Journal.

Why? Because there are no Charter Schools in any of the River towns.

Read more: Letters to the Editor: Charter Schools

 

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