North Salem Middle/High School
Congratulations to the boys varsity lacrosse team. They are the Co-League Champions.
Congratulations to the varsity baseball team. They are the undefeated League Champions, 16-3 overall record, #2 seed in Class B, Section 1 Tournament.
Congratulations to the varsity boys tennis team. They are the Conference I Team Champions and Section 1 Team Champion Runner-Up.
Calendar of Events for end of school year
Driver's Education Summer Program
Information for Students Attending the Prom on May 23
Students attending the prom on May 23 are reminded that they must attend a meeting at 8 am on May 23 and must be in attendance for 7 periods in order to attend the prom which begins at 7 pm. Students and parents are also reminded that there is a full day of school on Friday May 24 and attendance is expected.
Your cooperation and support is appreciated.
Middle School Parents -- Our school has teamed up with A.Hartz Pack To School, a division of Value Drugs, to offer you online ordering of school supply packets for the 2013-2014 school year! This hassle-free program saves you time and money and guarantees that your child(ren) will have all the the teacher-approved school supplies needed for the new school year. To order your packet(s), beginning May 15th, click here, select your school district, school and grade(s). It's that easy! Please note that the deadline for ordering is June 30th.
Middle School Supply List
TODAY IS DAY 4
At left, Henry Sosa refinishing a sailboat at his internship at Fox Lane Boatworks in Brewster. In middle, Liam Ryan tests new 3D TV technology at Sony Pictures Television in Manhattan. At right, Mickey Jacobsen poses with Alawa, a Rocky Mountain gray wolf, at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem
North Salem High School is proud to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2013
Valedictorian Jason Teplensky
Salutatorian Cate Devey
How To Festival Video
North Salem High School is proud to announce that four of our Senior students have been awarded the 2013 Scholarships for Academic Excellence provided by the New York State Education. The recipients are: Jason Teplensky, Noemi Bechu, Brenna Brown and Alexa Putillo
Students in the art department recently participated in the General Federation of Women's Clubs Art Contest, coordinated by club member Karen Amann. At the district level, three students were awarded first place in their category of competition: in watercolor, Brianna Caleri, for her portrait painting; in acrylic, Becca Jesser, for her interior painting, and in computer art, Linda Wang, for her digital self portrait. First place winners at the district level will go on to compete at the state level in Cooperstown at the beginning of May. Three students placed second for their submissions: Brent Marshall with his harvest still life oil painting; Irene Olivera for her charcoal skeleton drawing and Lindsay Baum for her fragmented portrait drawing in graphite. Three students placed third as well: Theresa McDonald for her triptych ink drawing of an animal; Taylor Kowgios for her portrait photograph and Taylor Bleakley for her mixed media work. Congratulations to all participants and winners!
North Salem Girls Earn Gold Award Six North Salem High School students have earned the Girl Scouts Gold Award -- the highest achievement awarded by the Girl Scouts. They are Elizabeth Rich, Phoebe Coughlin, Catherine Devey, Claire Diehl, Cassandra Gizzo and Maren Jasperson. Congratulations!!!
Congratulations North Salem Middle School!!
We are pleased to announce that North Salem Middle School has been designated for the third time as a 2013 Essential Elements School to Watch! Marybeth Casey from the office of Curriculum and Instruction writes: “This prestigious designation recognizes your continued commitment to enhancing your school program and practices. You have developed a model educational program in New York that is consistent with the Regents Policy Statement on Middle Level Education, the Essential Elements of a Standards Focused Middle Level School and the National Forum’s Schools to Watch criteria. Through this rigorous application process and your successful endeavors, North Salem Middle School will be recognized as both a State and National School to Watch for the third time.” North Salem joins an elite group of only 27 middle schools in New York and less than 350 schools across the country as a School to Watch.
UPDATE -- Alexa was awarded a Gold Key and was an American Voices Award recipient in Personal Essay/Memoir.
Congratulations to senior Alexa Salvato who has won regional recognition for her writing at the 2013 The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers.
Alexa was awarded Gold Key, American Voices Nominee in Personal Essay/Memoir. Her written work was also selected as one of only five regional works distinguished as an American Voices Nominee. Alexa was also awarded Silver Key in Science Fiction/Fantasy and Honorable Mention in Writing Portfolio for 'Collected Works'.
Over the past 90 years the list of young writers recognized by The Awards has included Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lena Dunham. Across the nation, tens of thousands of teen submissions are judged each year. For 2013, young writers submitted nearly 700 works from Westchester, Fairfield, and Putnam counties. Of those, 48 Gold Key Medals, 97 Silver Key Medals, and 145 Honorable Mentions have been awarded.
Critical Stance Starts with Creative Thinking
A Creative Thinking activity to help students generate topics for a critical stance research paper on Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby or Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn resulted in a board full of themes for students in Mr. Popken's AP Language class to consider. Using creative thinking brainstorming strategies, students generated, grouped and posted ideas to serve as inspiration for writing a critical stance research paper on either of these novels.
Attention Juniors wishing to become eligible to receive their Senior Parking Privilege next year. Sign up for the mandatory driver safety class with Officer Argiento in April will be available in the main office after break. Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
Those students who took the class in February have already satisfied this requirement. There are additional mandatory requirements that need to met prior to your Senior year in order to qualify for a spot.
Please visit the On Campus Student Parking page for more information.
AP Scholar Awards
The Advocates for the Arts Wants You...
If you are a person who believes in the importance of the arts and are
willing to support the young artists the group called the Advocates for the Arts is for you.
A way to purchase food items for your child...
North Salem Central School District is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money for breakfast, lunch and snack items into your child's school meal account any time. We are looking foward to offering these new services and are confident this new system will benefit you, your child and our district. For more information...>click here
Need Help? See A Teacher!!
Academic assistance is available throughout the school day, after school and even into the evening. Did you know that the following support programs are available to you? ...>more
May Upcoming Events
- Grade 7 trip to Boston
- AP Chemistry Exam
- AP Spanish Exam
- MS Instrumental Concert – 8:00 pm
- AP Calculus AB/BC Exam
- Progress Reports on Parent Portal
- Grade 5 Welcome to Middle School 7:00 pm
- AP English Lit Exam
- AP English Language Exam
- AP Statistics Exam
- AP Studio Arts Exam
- AP Biology Exam
- AP Physics Exam
- AP French Exam
- Middle School Vocal Concert 8:00 pm
- AP US History Exam
- AP European History Exam
- MS/HS PTO Meeting – 8:30 am
- AP World History Exam
- North Salem Foundation for Learning Awards Night – 7:00 pm
- Madrigal Event – 1930’s Radio Talk Show – 7:00 pm
- Grade 8 Exhibit
- Junior Senior Prom
- School Closed
- Science Symposium – 7:00 pm
- High School Academic Awards “Showcase of Excellence”
- Grade 7 and 8 Dance