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    Ardsley Names New Superintendent

    Dr. Schoenfeld   The Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ryan Schoenfeld as the new superintendent of the Ardsley Union Free School District effective July 1, 2018. Read more .....

    To read a personal letter from Dr. Schoenfeld, click here.


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  • Grad!

    Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

    Smiles, laughter, tears and celebration filled our athletic field Wednesday as the Class of 2018 turned their tassels from right to left. This graduating class is a very special group of students who have reached new heights. Their successes illustrate their passion for learning and their focus on global citizenship.

    The Class of 2018 now continues on their learning journey. We are very proud that, according to the Barron's ratings, this senior class enrolled 26% of its students into the Most Competitive category and 27% into the Very Competitive Category of colleges. The class of 175 seniors are attending 111 different colleges and universities. Matriculation at these colleges spans the United States, England, France and Canada.

    Graduating is just another word for opportunity. We wish continued success to the Class of 2018 as they leave us to start new experiences, meet new people, explore their passions, and follow their dreams.

    Click here for a short video of memories from the Class of 2018’s senior year!

    Click here to view the Ardsley Senior Walk-thru on Fios1 News

    AHS Students in the News! - Watch us on News 12!

    Congratulations to the AHS Innovate and Girls Who Code clubs for designing and organizing a very successful 'Hackathon' yesterday. Approximately 50 kids from 9 area high schools participated and spent the day learning, coding, collaborating and having lots of fun together. Congratulations to all the category winners! Click here to watch the News12 segment on the event.

    AHS Annual Wellness Fair - Watch us on Fios and Fox News!

    On Monday, March 26, Ardsley High School celebrated its 10th Annual Wellness Day and Fair with the theme of “Wellness Around the World” and a specific emphasis on stress reduction and mental health. In recognition of this exciting milestone, Brandon Marshall, Wide Receiver for the New York Giants and founder of Project375, a national nonprofit dedicated to education, support, and mental health treatment, delivered the keynote address.  A staunch advocate for early detection and treatment of mental health disorders, Mr. Marshall shared the story of his own mental health challenges with the Ardsley student body. The Wellness Around the World Fair spotlighted how different cultures promote physical wellness and mental health with over 30 interactive and informational booths and displays. Click here to watch the FIOS1 news clip and here to watch the segment on Fox News.

    A Unified Message from the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents was published with the Journal News on

    We are calling on state and federal legislators to immediately enact stricter gun control legislation and to provide adequate funding and access to mental health services for children and families. Click here to read the full article.

    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.B Sherman and J Cole



    Helpful Resources

    Visit the websites listed below for resources you may find helpful as you contemplate discussing the recent tragedy in Parkland, FL with your children in whatever way you feel is appropriate. 

    For adults:

    APA: Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting

    ADL: Table talk: Family conversations about current events

    American School Counselor Association (tips and resources)

    NASP: Talking to Children about Violence

    NASP: Managing Strong Emotional Reactions to Traumatic Events

    For our children:

    APA: In the aftermath of a shooting - Help your children manage distress

    PBS: Talking with kids about news

    Additional helpful resources on tolerance:

    Child Development Institute: How to teach your kids about tolerance

    Everyday Family: 6 ways you can teach your child tolerance

    Beyond the golden rule: A parent's guide to preventing and responding to prejudice 

    ADL: Anti-bias tools and strategies

    ADL: Discussing hate and violence with children



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