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Senior Experience
Edgemont Tech Dept.

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As educators, we strive to provide students with authentic learning experiences. To use a sports analogy, education without authentic experience is like all practice without ever playing in the game.  We want our students to put all of their learning to real and practical use; this is how the deepest understanding can occur.

Senior Options, a program wherein Edgemont seniors engage in internships, independent studies, or creative projects during the last four weeks of high school, has historically been a voluntary, opt-in program. We are excited to share that after years of enhancing the educational experience of our students and evaluating our practices, the program has been expanded. Now called "Senior Experience," it is a requirement for all graduating seniors and is coordinated by Mr. Michael DeVito and Mr. Dan Schuchat.

In an effort to increase available placements and opportunities offered to the Edgemont seniors, the District is asking willing and qualified parents and community members to get involved. Please consider offering an Edgemont senior a chance to work in your business or agency.  Ideal mentors are individuals in a supervisory capacity in a legitimate business, agency, or organization that is publicly verifiable.

Your role as a mentor, and the valuable hands-on experiences you can provide, will be of immeasurable value to a member of the EHS Class of ‘19.  If you are interested in helping Edgemont seniors find placements for their Senior Experience, please fill out the attached questionnaire. Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Victoria Kniewel

 

One River Gallery
Edgemont Tech Dept.

Students from Studio in 3-D are exhibiting their interactive art history inspired shadowboxes, as well as a few shoe sculptures. Students from Studio in 2D also will exhibit works inspired by artist Andy Warhol. Also included will be several few works by AP art students.

The exhibit will be at One River School on on Central Avenue, in Hartsdale. Please see the attached poster.

Edgemont art students have work on display at One River Gallery 112 S. Central Ave, Hartsdale from December 15-27. 

Stop by for a few minutes and check it out!

Congrats to our MUN Award Winners
Edgemont Tech Dept.

The following students earned conference awards at the Brewster Model UN conference.

Best Delegates: Matt Herena and Allison Hallowell 

Honorable Mention: Aashna Shah, Andrew Perlman, Ariella Zagorsky, and Jack Tomkiewicz 

 

The following students earned conference awards at Rutgers Model UN conference. 

Most Improved: Allison Hallowell 

 

Security Update -2018
Edgemont Tech Dept.

Our two new security monitors welcome students each morning as they arrive to the jr. high/high school campus. Read about the latest safety measures being implemented at all three schools below.

 

 

Dear Families,

 

The safety and security of our students is our primary concern. After collaborating with law enforcement and other experts in the field, and listening to our parents/guardians and faculty/staff, we have added some additional security features at all three schools in addition to all of our safety practices already in place.

 

At Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School, Summit Security has provided us with two full-time personnel whom we refer to as security monitors. One monitor is stationed in the main office building, and the other moves throughout the campus.  Every building on the EHS campus now requires key card entry, with the exception of the main office building, which will be fully operational when the construction is completed. Drop-off and pick-up traffic continues to be supervised by teacher aides and custodians. In addition, we have exterior security cameras.

 

At Greenville and Seely Place Schools, vestibules will soon be constructed to create a more secure entry space. Quick item drop-off will be facilitated without entry into the main buildings and parents of course are welcome when scheduled for individual or class-wide events/meetings.  Additionally, as many of you are already aware, we have added supervision in the parking lots for drop-off and pick-up.

 

We ask for your cooperation and support in making these safety measures as effective as possible.  While we of course welcome parents in our schools, the security of our students requires our vigilance and your partnership.

 

  1. Always make the main office of every school your first stop.  Obtain a visitor’s pass, should you need one, and display it clearly throughout your stay.  

  2. Drive slowly and carefully in all parking lots and surrounding streets.  Respect the directions of our parking lot supervisors. Adhere to all traffic signs.  Be courteous and patient.

  3. Follow the proper procedures for taking your child out of school during the day.  Those procedures are reviewed here.


 

The safety and security of our students is of the utmost importance to all of us.  We thank you for your continued partnership.

 

Sincerely,

 

Victoria Kniewel

 

 

Digital Health Education
Edgemont Tech Dept.

Please join us as the PTA/PTSA present parent workshops with Janell Burley Hofmann, author of iRules on November 7th and 8th. For more information on these workshops, click here for more info.

 

 

Dear Edgemont Families,

 

No matter the age of our children today, we, as parents, all have questions about the role technology plays (and will continue to play) in our kids’ lives.  As part of the district's strategic goal focused on social-emotional learning, I’m excited to announce that this year, we will be working with digital health educator and author, Janell Burley Hofmann.  A leader in the field of educating and parenting in the digital age and author of iRules, Janell offers thoughtful insights and specific strategies for navigating the unique challenges children face today.  

 

Thanks to generous sponsorship by our PTA/PTSA, Janell will be in our district working with staff, students and parents from November 6th-8th.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to work with her, and become part of our conversation about social and emotional health in today’s school culture.

 

On November 6th, our district has a Superintendent's Conference Day scheduled (no school for students), and  Janell will be working extensively with the entire staff throughout that day. In the days and evenings that follow, she will be working with students and parents, and I hope you’ll participate.

 

There are two opportunities to attend parent workshops with Janell.  If you are interested in attending either one, please sign up by clicking the workshop link below:

 

Sign up for Workshop 1:   Wednesday, November 7th from 6-7:30pm in the EHS LGI (ground fl. of library)

Sign up for Workshops 2: Thursday, November 8th from 12-1pm  - EHS Library

 

In anticipation of these Edgemont parent workshops, Janell is very interested in how she can best address our community’s specific concerns. Please take a couple of minutes to fill out this brief survey, and submit your responses by Friday, October 19th.  Your thoughtful responses to this survey will help ensure that Janell’s workshops target the needs of Edgemont’s students and parents.

 

With phones in their pockets and Chromebooks in their backpacks, our children are growing up in exciting and challenging times. I hope you’ll join us in working with Janell!

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

Paul Garofano

Director of Technology