Annual Budget Vote and Election Results
The Ardsley Union Free School District thanks the community for its continued support.
Budget Vote: Total Votes - 1,120; Yes - 874; No -246
Board of Education Candidates:
Pamela Epstein - 651 (elected); Hrishi Karthikeyan - 697 (elected); George Holt - 616; Write In - 11
Proposition #2 - Establish Capital Reserve: Yes - 885; No - 219
Proposition #3 - Capital Project: Yes - 843; No - 276
New Assistant Principal Appointed at Ardsley Middle School
The Ardsley Board of Education has appointed Jennifer Goldenberg the next Assistant Principal of Ardsley Middle School, effective July 1. Click here to learn more about her.
AHS Announces Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Ardsley High School announces that Zach Gold has been named the Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Robin Xiao has been named Salutatorian.
"Both of these students are outstanding in every way. We are exceptionally proud of them for all their accomplishments,” remarked Principal Rudy Arietta . “They are both very hard working and committed, and have clearly earned this tremendous honor. Zach and Robin will represent this class with great distinction.”
Zach Gold Robin Xiao
Noteworthy News - AHS Cambridge Research Program Explores Global Topics
What policies best address sexual assaults on college campuses? Is improvisation in Jazz truly improvised? Should marijuana be used to treat medical conditions in place of pharmaceuticals? Is it justified to ban the burqa? These are just some of the questions ten Ardsley High School seniors have spent the last year and a half researching in their Cambridge Pre-University Global Perspectives in Research course. Read more ...
With energy bills rising by double-digits year after year, it is important that we look at solutions to control our increasing energy costs. The District began a project two years ago to evaluate the benefits of two types of “green” energy: Solar Panels and Microturbines. Like many homeowners, more and more public institutions are installing alternative energy systems to serve as a key hedge against ongoing projected increases in utility rates. Read more ...
Ardsley High School Students Inducted into NHS
On March 31, Ardsley High School inducted 72 juniors into the National Honor Society. The induction is based on outstanding scholarship, leadership, service and character. Congratulations to all!
More than 450 teams competed in New York State High School Regional Science Olympiad competitions last month, which is more than any other state in the nation. AHS Science Olympiads qualified for the New York State competition by winning first place in our region. On March 10th and 11th at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, the top 55 teams from across the state competed in 25 academic and engineering events for a chance to represent New York at the national competition in Dayton, Ohio. AHS finished in 29th place, our school’s best finish at the state competition. Individual highlights of student's performance are as follows:
- 1st Place (Gold Medal) in "Robot Arm" by Jonathan Montague and Michael Arbore
- 7th Place medal in "Ecology" by Zach Gold and Simrat Kohli
- 12th Place in "Disease Detectives" by Simrat Kohli and Ben Sherman
- 13th Place in "Astronomy" by Tara Venkatadri and Isha Brahmbhatt
- 14th Place in "Material Science" by Ben Sherman and Simrat Kohli
The gold medal performance in "Robot Arm" by Jonathan Montague and Michael Arbore, was a highlight of the competition for all that witnessed it and was indicative of the countless hours poured into this creative invention.
Jonathan Montague and Michael Ardore Simrat Kohli and Zach Gold
Middle School Science Olympiads Shine at State Competition
The middle school Science Olympiad team competed April 7-8 at the State tournament in Syracuse. There were 39 teams competing in 25 events.The top 10 finishers in each of the events received medals. Six Ardsley students received medals.
- Kyle Chang- 4th place Reach For Stars, 6th place Mission Possible
- Joyce Lu- 10th place Herpetology
- Tulika Nerkar- 10th place Herpetology
- Anthony Popa- 4th place Reach For The Stars
- Liam Shen- 6th place Mission Possible, 9th place Ecology
- Patrick Sheng- 9th place Ecology
The Ardsley High School Junior Varsity Academic Challenge Team traveled to Arlington, Virginia to compete in the National History Bowl Championships. They were named the champions of the Junior Varsity Lower Bracket Group and received a congratulatory plaque. Team members included sophomores Joshua Amir and Joel Peter and freshmen Matthew Casey and Baldwin Chen.
On March 13th, select Ardsley High School students who have demonstrated a keen interest in writing beyond the classroom, were chosen to attend the 30th Annual Young Authors Conference. Click here to read more.......
Ardsely High School senior and Panther Voice Editor-in-Chief Tamsyn Brann received a National Gold Medal In Journalism in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Of the 330,000 competition submissions this year, she is one of only 973 National Gold Medal Award Winners, of which only three medals in Journalism were awarded to high school seniors. Tamsyn will receive her award at Carnegie Hall ceremony in June, after which the Empire State Building will be lit in gold to honor the national award recipients.
On March 4th, the Ardsley High School Science Research Program competed in the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. Students presented 18 projects, 15 of which were recognized with best in category or special awards. We are proud to announce that three of the students were selected to advance to the international competition.
Concord Road School 3rd and 4th graders raised $24,697 for the American Heart Association in their Annual Jump Rope for Heart Program! The students learned the value of community service and heart-healthy habits all while having fun!
Six AHS seniors have advanced to finalist standing in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations to Tamsyn Brann, Christopher Florez, Zachary Gold, Rose Hornyak, Kruti Sutaria, and Ethan Weiss.