Board of Education Meeting
The Ardsley Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. It is anticipated the Board will immediately adjourn into Executive Session at 6:20 p.m. in the Board Conference Room.
This is a Workshop Session that will start at 7:00 pm. Dr. Allan and Ms. Hudes will be presenting an update on the district’s work with Thinking Maps. This is a follow up to the previous presentation done in January 2016 which is available for your review on the website under the Board of Education tab. At Tuesday’s meeting, administrators, staff and students will be discussing how they use Thinking Maps and their impact on learning.
The Board invites the community to attend and the agenda for the meeting is available on the district website under the Board of Education tab in BoardDocs.
Call for Committees
We invite parents and community members to join us in collaborating on two important issues: strategic planning and planning for the impact of increased enrollment. If you are interested in learning more or joining one of the committees, information can be found on the following link - Call for Committees - Strategic Planning and Enrollment 2018.
We wish all of our school families a blessed and happy holiday season. Enjoy some holiday cheer by listening to our AHS Chorus as they performed this week under the tree at Rockefeller Center.
Noteworthy News: The Dignity Act at Work in Ardsley
Our district curriculum includes many learning experiences and programs that focus on broadening students’ views and that demonstrate the importance of tolerance, empathy, and acceptance in our world. Visit The Dignity Act at Work in Ardsley Schools under the Ardsley website District Info tab to view a sampling, by school, of the District’s curricula that focuses on these critical issues.
In the News: Thinking Maps
Check out the Enterprise article, "School district utilizes Thinking Maps as teaching tools," and learn more about this district wide initiative that helps students think more critically and effectively both inside and outside the classroom. To read more about Thinking Maps, visit the Press Box under the Ardsley district website tab District Info, Press Box.
Noteworthy News: New coding units at Concord Road School
Our commitment to Project Lead the Way™ (PLTW), a rigorous engineering curriculum, has expanded this year to include not only engineering units at Concord Road School but coding units as well. Read more about the new coding units under the Ardsley district website tab District Info, Press Box.
National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Announced
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of US high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. Join us in congratulating our two semi-finalists, Jared Cole and Benjamin Sherman.
Visit the websites listed below for resources you may find helpful as you contemplate discussing the recent tragedy in Las Vegas with your children in whatever way you feel is appropriate.
For our children:
Additional helpful resources on tolerance:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM BOE Meeting
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CRS Harlem Wizards Game @ AHS Gym
February 2, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CRS - Report Cards Available Online
February 6, 2018
7:00 PM BOE Meeting
February 8, 2018
February 14, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CRS - Jump Rope for Heart
February 19, 2018
8:00 AM Presidents' Day - Schools Closed
February 20, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Winter Break - Schools Closed