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Thursdays, MS/HS Instrumental Concert has been postponed

The MS/HS Instrumental Concert scheduled for the evening of May 17th has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30 pm.

Thank you! The 2018-2019 Budget

May 15, 2018 Budget Results!*

 

The 2018 – 2019 Budget Passed!

Thank you!

 

Proposition 1:  Budget                 

YES:   201           

NO:   74

 

Proposition 2: Capital Fund Reserve

YES:    219

NO:      45

                  

Board of Education Member

(Two, 3-year terms) July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021

 

Paul Giamundo:  214

 

Andrew Pelosi:     226

 

Write Ins:   Marcy Miller               

 

 

 

 

*Unofficial results


Senior Takes Advantage of Table Tennis Talent

Senior Takes Advantage of Table Tennis Talent photo
High school senior Matthew Needle is a seasoned table tennis professional who has practiced the sport since sixth grade.

Several years later, he’s looking forward to sharing his talent with the North Salem Schools community by making the sport the focus of his senior O.P.T.I.O.N.S. project.

To prepare for the culmination of the project, Needle interned with middle school physical education teacher Mary Sireci. He has used his world ranking in the sport and experience – which earned him a slot as a quarterfinalist in the Olympic trials – to share his passion for table tennis.

Needle spearheaded a table tennis exposition held at Tiger Stadium (the high school gymnasium) and is offering his expertise to interested students in physical education classes at the school.

Click this link to see Needle demonstrating his table tennis speed, finesse and impressive skill in the gym.
 

Sharing Kindness Among Generations

Sharing Kindness Among Generations photo

Pequenakonck Elementary School’s kindergarten classes happily visited their intergenerational friends at Salem Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Purdys in April, marking the seventh straight year of this annual get-together to share kindness, communication, literacy, music and smiles! This trip is part of the school’s unique, ongoing ONE CUB Kindness Initiative, founded by paraprofessionals Lisa Finer and Britt Togonon in 2008.

The young learners entered the facility’s arts and crafts room with a book in one hand, ready to read to their senior partners. The friends conversed and colored together as they enjoyed each other’s company. A beautiful pot of flowers signed by each student, a memento for the seniors of this special day, was gifted and admired with delight. The trip concluded with a singalong, including old standard tunes and a patriotic song. You can’t help but get goosebumps listening to voices harmonizing, whose owners are separated by 80-100 years!

This unique friendship has been ongoing throughout the year. The year culminates with this wonderful trip in April – a truly heartwarming experience for all!

The mission of ONE CUB is to empower our students with the knowledge that they can make a difference in our world through kindness, citizenship, problem-solving, communication and celebrating the differences in us all. ONE CUB contributes to forming the foundation of these building blocks and skills that the students will cultivate and refine over their years at PQ, the MS/HS and well beyond. A happy heart is an important thing to have – always! It all starts with ONE CUB!

 

Bee-ing Kind to the Earth for Earth Day

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Students at Pequenakonck Elementary School learned about the significance of bees for the survival of humans during a special Earth Day assembly.

During the assembly, students learned that without bees, there would be no plant life; without plants, there would be no animals; and finally, without plants, human life would not be possible.

The lessons of the assembly connected directly with the fifth-grade pollinator garden that fifth-grade teacher Virginia Tait spearheads with support from the Garden Club.

Thank you to Colin Remick from Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES for presenting this informative assembly.
 

Mission Monday: Mastering the Art of Stop-Motion

Mission Monday: Mastering the Art of Stop-Motion photo

Welcome to Mission Monday, a series of posts highlighting the ways North Salem students embrace the district mission of engaging in continual improvement, including questioning, defining and solving problems through critical and creative thinking. To learn more about the North Salem Mission, please click here.

Art students recently had the opportunity to create their own stop-motion videos, which require significant time and planning.

Students expressed their creativity in forming their videos. Their work speaks to the district’s Profile of a Graduate; specifically, the critical and creative thinking strand. Students linked creative and critical thinking in a process for developing, evaluating and solving problems in a timely manner to successful create their stop-motion videos.

 

 

Professionals Offer Career Insight

Professionals Offer Career Insight photo
Tenth-grade students had an opportunity to learn what it takes to work in fields including law enforcement, the performing arts, health care and engineering during the annual Career Fair on March 29.

Students rotated between sessions with several of the 16 guest speakers of their choice to gain insight into professional work that they may be interested in pursuing in the future. 

Learn more about the Career Fair in this video.

2018-2019 District Calendar

Attached is the Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 North Salem Central School District Calendar.

 2018-2019 Calendar

MISSION MONDAY: An Animated Walk Through History

MISSION MONDAY: An Animated Walk Through History

Welcome to Mission Monday, a series of posts highlighting the ways North Salem students embrace the district mission of engaging in continual improvement, including questioning, defining and solving problems through critical and creative thinking. To learn more about the North Salem Mission, please click here.

View the below video to see our amazing journey to create a Mission for all students!

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