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Back to School With a Smile

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Students were welcomed back to school by teachers and administrators on Sept. 6 for another fantastic year of learning. Throughout the day, students had a chance to get to know their schedules and acquaint or reacquaint themselves with the buildings and procedures as they greeted friends and discussed their summer memories.

“Myself and Dr. Murphy, as well as the entire staff, were excited to welcome back our sixth- through 12th-graders to what we know will be an outstanding year,” said North Salem Middle School/High School Principal Vince DiGrandi. “It was great having our students back and feeling the energy in the building!”

Similarly, at Pequenakonck Elementary School, students were thrilled to reconnect with their classmates, meet their new teachers and begin a new year.

“We are so happy to have everyone back at school,” Principal Mary Johnson said. “Our first day was a huge success with lots of smiles.”

Mission Monday: Demonstrating Sustainability at PQ

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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.

Last academic year, fifth-grade students at Pequenakonck Elementary School worked tirelessly and meticulously to plant a beautiful pollinator garden. This practice allowed students to hone their skills of being a good citizen, a component of the district’s Profile of a North Salem Fifth-Grader.

In making intentional choices that demonstrate concern for a sustainable environment, the now sixth-grade students were able to leave behind a lovely legacy for the students who follow them. The garden serves to support local pollinators, including birds, bees and butterflies. By allowing the garden to grow wild with minimal pruning and deadheading, the flowers eventually go to seed and provide food for birds.

PQ students will take advantage of the pollinator garden this year and participate in a wide range of activities, including writing workshops, observing like scientists or simply enjoying a peaceful outdoor classroom.

North Salem CSD District Emergency Response Plan

The District Emergency Response Plan for the 2018-2019 is attached for review and and a 30 day public comment per NYSED regulations.  If you have any comments, please email the District Clerk, Mary Rhuda at mrhuda@northsalemschools.org

 2018-2019 Emergency Response Plan

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!

Chase University River Central School District