District Showcase

A New Playground for the School 9 Community
More than 200 volunteers joined forces to build a magnificent new School 9 playground.

Fermi's Fabulous Vocabulists Earn A Championship
The fabulous vocabulists at Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts know the precise word to describe themselves. “Champions” will do very nicely, thank you!

Unified Yonkers Student Leadership Council Reports to the Superintendent
Student government representatives who meet monthly during the school year to discuss ideas, issues and actions to enhance their leadership, met with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Yazurlo for an end-of-year luncheon.

Yonkers Montessori Academy Hosts Swedish Sister School
As part of the Montessori International Studies Program, Yonkers Montessori Academy recently hosted a visit from its sister school, Montessoriskolan Älvkullen, located in Kungälv, Sweden.

Paideia School 15's First Annual Walk Raises Over $10,000 for American Red Cross
The Paideia 15 school community proved that “Together We Can Make A Difference” when they raised more than $10,000 in the first annual Walk for American Red Cross.

Gorton Agriscience Students Sowing Seeds For Market and Their Future
The spring planting season was officially underway when Gorton’s Agriscience Pathway students filled flats with soil and seeds, and then transplanted them into gardens they will tend this summer.

Yonkers Montessori Academy Students Wrap A Rocket
Yonkers Montessori Academy students are participating in the “Dream Rocket” project, an ambitious initiative of the International Fiber Collective, that links the humanities to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.


Board of Education Appoints Dr. Michael Yazurlo Superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools
The Trustees approved a two-year contract for Dr. Michael Yazurlo to serve as Superintendent of Schools, effective May 22, 2014. Dr. Yazurlo has been serving as the District's Interim Superintendent of Schools since February 19, 2014.

Teresa Tralli Named Teacher of the Year
Teresa Tralli, third grade teacher at School 22, has been named the 2014 Yonkers Public Schools Teacher of the Year and will be inducted into the Teacher Hall of Fame. 

Principal Elda Perez-Mejia Named 2014 Administrator of the Year
Elda Perez-Mejia, Principal of Eugenio María de Hostos MicroSociety School, has been named the Yonkers Public Schools Administrator of the Year, earning the Leadership in Education award sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yonkers - East Yonkers in association with the Yonkers Board of Education.

Gorton's Academy of Medical Professions First Hand Training at St. Joseph's Medical Center
St. Joseph’s Medical Center provided tenth grade students from Gorton High School’s Academy of Medical Professions with first-hand training in the field of Infection Control.

Class of 2014 Valedictorians and Salutatorians
These remarkable young people and their parents were honored at the annual Valedictorian-Salutatorian Breakfast. 


Three Yonkers Public High Schools Named Among the Nation's Best
Yonkers Middle/High is a repeat Gold medalist, Saunders Trades and Technical High School is a repeat Silver medalist and Palisade Preparatory School earned its first medal, a Silver. 

Welcome To Seussville
Board President Sayegh, Trustee Perez, and Interim Superintendent Yarzulo were among the young at heart readers who delighted in sharing their love of reading during the annual Read Across America celebration.

Siragusa Students Put Philanthropy to Work for Others
When the Ronald McDonald House van pulled up to the Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, students were waiting to spring into action. More

Sharon Baker-Bosque's grandfather was very special to this School 17 teacher. So much so that his service to the country during World War II inspired a lesson for her students that was at once deeply personal and richly rewarding. More

To nurture a healthy learning environment where mutual respect is the cornerstone, School 22 held a Pro-Peace Assembly More

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 25
Religious Holiday - Schools & Central Office Closed
Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 26
Religious Holiday - Schools & Central Office Closed
Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, October 14
Board of Education Audit, Budget & Finance Committee Meeting/Workshop
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Wednesday, October 22
Board of Education Stated Meeting
Saunders High School Auditorium
7:00PM Communications From the Community
7:30PM Stated Meeting
Monday, November 10
Board of Education Audit, Budget & Finance Committee Meeting/Workshop
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center

Featured Resources

Welcome Back to the 2014-2015 Pride of School 9 Family,

I am elated to welcome everyone back as the new Principal of the Pride of School 9. There are so many exciting things to share about what the school has accomplished since the last year. I am awaiting our time together during our Open House to bring it to you. The Staff here is so dedicated to providing your child with the best possible education that they can receive while in a supportive learning environment. The programs that we hope to sustain; as well as, introduce as new ones will enhance student achievement. One in particular, Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) has been recently implemented and we are in motion to saturate its belief system into the fabric of our school. We have a Morning Pledge and School Song that is beginning to permeate throughout the building which demonstrates the "Pride"  that we have for our school. The students are constantly recognized throughout the day for the R-Respectful O-Organized A-Accountable R-Responsible(R.O.A.R)  behavioral acts that they exhibit during the instructional day. Whenever any stakeholder recognizes them being involved in a R.O.A.R act or action, the students are extrinsically rewarded; i.e., tickets, special activities, as well as a host of other initiatives that strengthen their self-esteem.   

In conclusion, Parents we need your support to ensure that your child receives the educational, emotional, and social support they require on a daily basis. We are soliciting your involvement to join the PTA and become a Class Parent. We are requesting that you go through your child's book bag everyday, and always keep an open line of communication with the school. If you commit to these things and remain receptive to aligning yourself to being an active participant here at the Pride of School 9, your child will reap the benefits in all facets. We applaud your efforts in advance and we know that this will be a successful year for them. Stay connected!

Respectfully yours,

Mrs. Tracie C. Thiam


Hello Parents/ Guardians: Please be advised that your child has been provided with resources to support their use of utilizing library services in the city. Encourage your children to use their local library for researching and supporting their learning experiences throughout the school year.

Weather

Today, 9/22/2014
High: 69 Low: 62
Partly cloudy
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Tomorrow, 9/23/2014
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0% chance of precipitation.