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​Due to a delay at the printer, the 2017-2018 District Calendar will be mailed by the end of next week.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Athletic Program Honored

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Tri-State Report

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Code of Conduct

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Board of Education Appointments

Board Appoints new and MSHS Principal and PQ Assistant Principal

 

At the North Salem Board of Education meeting on July 10, 2017, Mr. Vince DiGrandi was appointed to the MSHS principal position and Dr. Stephanie Bell was appointed to the position of PQ Assistant Principal.

 

Mr. DiGrandi comes to us from the Mahopac Central School District were he is the tenured principal of Mahopac Middle School. Prior to that, Mr. DiGrandi served as principal in Fishkill Plains Elementary School and Wappinger Junior High School, Assistant Principal at John Jay, and served as an elementary teacher in Westport, CT

 

Dr. Bell comes to us from the Wooster School in Danbury were she served as the Head of the Lower School, and the Head of  both the Prospect and Bridge Programs.  Prior to her work at the Wooster School, Dr. Bell was an Assistant Principal in the Rockland BOCES and has 18 years of elementary teaching experience in New York school districts including Rye City and Katonah-Lewisboro.

 

At the June 21, 2017 Board of Education Meeting, the North Salem MSHS Science teacher and Department Head, Dr. Kathleen Murphy, was appointed as the new  MSHS Assistant Principal and earlier in the spring, PQ Assistant Principal Mr. Julio Vasquez was appointed as our new Director of Instruction and HR.  

 

The appointments today complete the selection process for our new administrators.  All four will be in positions this summer, before the opening of schools in September.

Seniors, and Administrators, Graduate

Seniors, and Administrators, Graduate photo

Despite an initial rained-out ceremony, North Salem High School’s class of 2017 was all smiles during the June 21 rescheduled affair at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah.

The school’s 55th annual commencement ceremony kicked off with a processional to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance,” courtesy of the high school band.

The four senior members of the Madrigals – Aidan Gerard, Sarah Rossi, Jake Wildhorn and Jack Zimmer, sang the National Anthem before retiring Principal Dr. Patricia Cyganovich welcomed all to the ceremony and introduced salutatorian Michael Selzer.

In his address, Selzer pointed out that social media encourages self-promotion among his peers and often leads to an unrealistic image.

“And we do this, not searching for happiness, but instead pursuing the approval of others,” he said, encouraging his peers to “live beyond the scope of Snapchat.”

“If you can live your life in pursuit of happiness, instead of approval, then go out and find that happiness,” Selzer concluded.

Before each graduate enjoyed a moment of celebration as they walked across the stage to collect their diploma, the class was officially certified by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Freeston and Board of Education President Ms. Carolyn Aversano.

Dr. Cyganovich also listed the many awards that seniors have earned this year, and with the help of Assistant Principal Dr. George Bovino, presented a number of additional awards to seniors on stage.

Valedictorian Stephanie Blackwood earned a laugh from the audience when she summed up the last 13 years of her peers’ education as, “Stuff happened and now it is over.”

She went on to encourage her fellow graduates to “embrace your passions and define yourself and your successes in any way you please.”

In her final remarks as principal, Dr. Cyganovich spoke on behalf of herself and Dr. Bovino, who will also retire at the end of the school year. She shared a video highlighting some of the things that make the school and local North Salem community a special place, drawing inspiration from New York Yankee Derek Jeter’s recent tribute to New York.

“Thank you, North Salem, for asking a lot of us so we could ask a lot of others,” she said. “Because the truth is, no matter where you go in the world, when a place feels like home as North Salem does to us, you never really leave. It will always be with you.” 

 

MISSION MONDAY: Tri-State Takes a Look

MISSION MONDAY: Tri-State Takes a Look 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.

The North Salem Central School District played host to a team of administrators and teachers from the Tri-State Consortium for a three-day visit from April 26 – 28.

In its efforts to engage students to continuously learn, question, define and solve problems through critical and creative thinking, the district has engaged in collaborative efforts with the Tri-State Consortium and EdLeader21 Consortium to answer the following two questions.  

1.    To what degree is the Mission having an impact on students in and out of the classroom?
2.    To what degree are Mission-linked instruction and learning embedded in the culture of the district?                   

Answers to these questions will help the district continue to improve its work with students in preparing them to be problem-solvers, decision-makers and innovators for life.

View highlights from the visit in the below video.

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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