North Salem Middle/High School
The North Salem High School Fitzgerald Chapter of the National English Honor Society inducted forty-two new members on Wednesday morning. The mission of the NEHS is to celebrate achievement in language arts and to promote a lifelong passion for literacy and composition. Congratulations to all the new members!
School Newspaper Staff Works with Broadcast Journalism Veteran
The Tiger Times school newspaper staff was lucky enough to have Paul Friedman, a 40-year veteran of television broadcast journalism and North Salem resident, speak with them about the tenants of good journalistic writing. “Every writer needs an editor,” Mr. Friedman told the staff members who learned about the importance of voice, concision, and good grammar, and the distinction between writing for their teachers and writing for a broader audience. Mr. Friedman, who also worked with the staff in a series of workshops last year, reviewed the strengths and weaknesses of the first Tiger Times issue of this year and challenged students to focus more deliberately on their leads—the first line of their articles. The staff is looking forward to working with Mr. Friedman throughout the year to improve their journalistic writing skills.
On Thursday, October 24, Wendy Mass - the author of middle school’s summer community reading book Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life - visited North Salem. Through the generous financial support of the PTO and the North Salem Foundation for Learning, Ms. Mass’s day-long visit include an assembly attended by all middle school students and two small writing workshops. The assembly was an engaging discussion which considered author creativity, the art of crafting a storyline, and the challenges of being a published author. With the help of North Salem English Honor Society members, small groups of middle school students also participated in a writing workshop in which students received individualized writing instruction. All of the hard work and planning by North Salem’s teachers and staff, coupled with the dynamic presentations and coaching of Wendy Mass, provided students with a unique, enriching experience.
Nine North Salem MS students were chosen to participate in the very first Northern Westchester Honors MS Band. Students were selected based on their ability high level of interest in band. The band was sponsored by Syracuse University and directed by Dr. Bradley Ethington, from Syracuse University and Mr. Stephen Austin, from the North Salem CSD. The student musicians were flute players Natalie Babon, Kelly Mytych, Sara Reiss, KAitlyn Thayer and Breanna Trainor, clarinet players Gabrielle Marino and Jessica Reiner and trumpet players Julianna Austin and William O'Leary.
The North Salem Community Garden was a wonderful success. Here are some photos of the wonderful produce. Stay tuned for instructions as to when and how you can sign up for the next growing season. Call Dr. Bovino with any questions at 914-669-5414 x2029.
Photos provided by: Joan Gabel-Myers, Community Garden Member
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November 21 MSHS Parent Teacher Conferences -- no students
November 22 Middle School Drama
November 26 HS Math Honor Society Induction Breakfast
November 27 MSHS Early Dismissal -- 10:30 am
November 28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday -- no school
December 3 High School Winter Concert -- 8:00 pm
December 10 MS Instrumental Concert -- 8:00 pm
December 12 HS National Honor Society Induction -- 5:30 pm
December 17 MS Vocal Concert -- 8:00 pm
December 18 MS/HS Progress Reports on Parent Portal
December 20 MS/HS Early Dismissal -- 10:30 am
December 23-Jan 1 School Closed -- Holiday Recess