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Appointment of new EHS Principal
Victoria Kniewel

 

After a comprehensive search process that began in January, the Board of Education appointed Mr. Kyle Hosier as the new principal of Edgemont Junior/Senior High School at their meeting on Tuesday, May 8.   Mr. Hosier comes to Edgemont from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, where he has been an assistant principal for several years.

 

Although we can never replace Mr. Ganeshananthan, we can build upon his legacy. Through focus groups and surveys of faculty, students and parents, we collected detailed descriptions of the qualities Edgemont values in its next principal. We created a profile based on this input and, through an interview process that included students, faculty/staff members and parent representatives, we considered each candidate in light of this profile. Once we had a finalist, a group of eleven Edgemont representatives conducted a site visit at Horace Greeley High School. The representatives toured the school with Mr. Hosier and met with their like-constituent groups from Chappaqua.

 

A number of words and phrases from the leadership profile that we developed and used during the hiring process describe Mr. Hosier well: forward-thinking, motivating, and able to navigate a wide range of ever-changing academic, social, and emotional issues in a high-performing district.   With over eleven years as an educational leader as Dean and Assistant Principal, Mr. Hosier has a calm, easy-going personality and is described as authentic and genuine by students and colleagues alike. In addition to a strong knowledge base in curriculum and instruction, he has experience planning and implementing large-scale projects and initiatives.

 

Following his appointment, Mr. Hosier commented, “I look forward to meeting with different constituents over the next several months to better understand the unique characteristics which make Edgemont Junior-Senior High School such an exceptional community.   Edgemont has a long-established reputation of providing students a renowned education. After speaking at length with students, staff, parents, and administrators throughout the interview process, I find there is no question that this reputation is well-deserved.”

 

Before coming to Chappaqua, Mr. Hosier was an assistant principal at Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School in New York City, where he had previously been a Dean and a teacher of U.S. History, Economics and Government.  He has degrees from the State University of New York at Albany, Fordham University and Mercy College. His work as both an administrator and as a classroom teacher have prepared him for the challenges and rewards of leading EHS.

 

I thank you for your valuable insight throughout this process, and I look forward to your  joining me in warmly welcoming Mr. Hosier to our outstanding community. Opportunities for “meet and greets” will be forthcoming; I look forward to seeing you there.  As always, I am grateful for your support.

Increasing Youth Participation in Democracy
Edgemont Tech Dept

"Students who are U.S. citizens, NYS residents and turn 18 in the year 2018 are able to pre-register to vote while they are 17 years old.  They may only participate in elections--federal, State, and local--if they are 18 by the date of the election."  

 

  • To help prepare students for a lifetime of civic engagement, New York State is working to increase voter registration throughout the State by offering more opportunities to register to vote. Students who are U.S. citizens, NYS residents and turn 18 in the year 2018 are able to pre-register to vote while they are 17 years old. They may only participate in elections—Federal, State and local—if they are 18 by the date of the election. 
  • New York State is making it easier for students to register to vote – either by paper form or online by visiting Register to Vote in NYS.  Voter registration forms are available in the Edgemont School District Office.
Edgemont Creates Banner for Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS
Brent Kammerer

Edgemont has created banner for everyone at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Project spearheaded by Jamie Musoff ('19) with assistance from Ms. Amorosa, Ms. Williams, and Ms. Britton

Edgemont shines at the Berklee Jazz Festival
Brent Kammerer

 The EHS Music Department had a very successful trip to the Berklee College of Music 50th annual HS Jazz Festival.  Berklee is the largest festival of its kind in the United States and features thousands of student performers from public and private high schools from across the US and beyond.  Please congratulate our EHS students on the following accomplishments when you see them:

 

One student from each participating ensemble receives a judges' choice award.  In addition, judges select one superior musician and three outstanding musicians from the hundreds of students in each ensemble category.

 

EHS Jazz Combo- Category Small Ensemble 3 (S3), 5th place

Judges' Choice Award- Peter Hoerenz

 

EHS Jazz Ensemble- Category Large Ensemble 4 (L4), 5th place

Judges' Choice Award- Olivia Kelly

 

Jazz Singers Showcase- Iola Cheng-Thomas top ten finalist

 

EHS Chamber Choir/Vocal Jazz Ensemble- Category Vocal Jazz 2 (V2), 1st place (5th consecutive year!)

Judges' Choice Award- Marilyn Mathews

Superior Musician Award- Marilyn Mathews

 

We are profoundly grateful for all the people who have supported our students in their musical endeavors, and a special thank you goes out to Victoria, Devan, Eve, and Jennifer for their continued support of the music program. We would also like to recognize our AMAZING chaperones, Art Nelson (VIP Senior Chaperone), Lauren Moore (Associate Chaperone), and Michelle Greenwald (Assistant Chaperone) for ensuring that our students were happy and safe throughout the trip.