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    Next Bond Town Hall: Nov. 30 at PMHS Alumni Hall

    The Board of Education of the Pelham Public Schools will convene on Monday, Nov. 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm in PMHS Alumni Hall, 575 Colonial Ave., Pelham, NY 10803, to host a Town Hall meeting on the proposed 2018 Capital Improvement Bond. 

    The meeting will include a presentation from Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Champ on the bond planning process and considerations for determining the final scope of the bond. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. 

    Please click the link below for more information, or visit the bond website

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  • Nov. 30 Board of Education Meeting

    The Board of Education of the Pelham Public Schools will meet on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:15 pm in the Middle School Library on the second floor of Pelham Middle School, 28 Franklin Pl, Pelham, NY 10803.

    At the meeting, the Board will hold a brief regular business meeting before conducting a work session to continue its discussion on the proposed 2018 facilities bond.

    More information on the proposed bond is available by clicking "Hutchinson School Facade/Bond" under the "District" tab at www.pelhamschools.org.

    In addition to Dr. Champ's Superintendent's report, the agenda may include updates from each School Board committee, Dr. Garcia on 21st Century Learning and Professional Development, Rosemary Matthews on Networks of Support and Social-Emotional Development, and Jim Hricay on Finances and Facilities. 

    The full agenda will be available for viewing 24 hours before the meeting. 

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  • Food Service Issue

    On Tuesday, Nov. 14, a high school student reported finding a small cooked worm mixed with broccoli that was served in the school cafeteria. The student immediately reported the incident to Whitsons, our District’s food service provider. As a precaution, the entire shipment of broccoli was immediately disposed of.

    The broccoli comes to the school flash-frozen from an independent supplier and is cooked on school premises. Whitsons has brought forth a formal complaint against the supplier and maker of the product through regular quality-control procedures. Whitsons will also continue to assure all food safety and preparation protocols are consistently in place in our schools.

    Throughout Whitson’s tenure serving the Pelham Public Schools, the company has continuously scored high marks during its bi-annual, unannounced health inspections. The safety of our students and staff is always the District’s first priority and we will continue to provide strong oversight of our food service program.

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  • Date Change: Tri-M Music Induction

    The PMHS Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction scheduled for Nov. 20 has been rescheduled for Jan. 31, 2017 at 7 pm in the Auditorium.

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  • Sock'n'Buskin Tickets for "Fools" on Sale Now

    The Pelham Memorial High School Sock'n'Buskin club will perform Neil Simon's comedy "Fools" in the PMHS Auditorium at 7:30 pm on Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18 and offer a Sunday matinee on Nov. 19 at 2 pm. 

    This hilarious comedy is perfect for all ages! Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/children/senior citizens. The production is directed by Mr. Thomas Beck and Mr. Neil Schleifer. Please email snbtix@gmail.com for information and reservations.

    Neil Simon’s hilarious comic fable tells the story of Leon Tolchinsky, who is ecstatic to be starting his teaching career in an idyllic Russian village in 1891. However, upon arriving in the village, he finds people doing things that can only be described as, well, stupid.

    It turns out that the town has been cursed with chronic stupidity for 200 years, and Leon's quest is to break this curse. However, he doesn’t know that if he stays over 24 hours and fails to break the curse, he too will become a victim of the curse!

    In explaining the choice of Fools as the fall production, Sock’n’Buskin moderator Tom Beck said, “Mr. Schleifer and I read a dozen comedies over the summer, and this one made us laugh out loud!  Yet, it also has poignancy proving without a doubt that Neil Simon is a master storyteller.”

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  • Board of Education Plans Replacement of Hutchinson School

    The Board of Education at its meeting on Oct. 17 determined that building a new school is the best option to meet the needs of Hutchinson. Please read more about this important decision.

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  • Chess Grand Master to Kick-Off Diversity Speaker Series

    The Diversity Oversight Committee of the Pelham Public Schools will kick off its “Aspire to Inspire” speaker series by welcoming International Chess Grand Master Maurice Ashley to host two special events on Monday, Oct. 23 and Wednesday, Oct. 25.

    Mr. Ashley will speak to elementary students and their families on Oct. 23 at Prospect Hill Elementary School and middle/high school students and families on Oct. 25 at Pelham Memorial High School. Each event will begin at 6:30 pm and include an opportunity for students to play chess and hear Mr. Ashley’s inspiring story.

    Please visit the event page to read more and RSVP for either date.

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  • Video Tour of Hutchinson/ Community Meetings

    A video tour of Hutchinson School and recordings of the two community meetings about the proposed bond are now available for viewing on the project website. Questions and feedback about the Hutchinson School options and the bond in general should be directed to boe@pelhamschools.org.

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  • Q&A on Hutchinson School

    Please take a moment to review this Q&A regarding the Hutchinson School facade project and related bond referendum that the Board is considering. Further information on the bond is available on the Hutchinson School facade project page

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  • Architects Provide Update on Hutchinson School Facade

    At the Board of Education's July 11 meeting, Architect Russell Davidson provided an update on the status of the planned Hutchinson School facade replacement and other capital improvements being considered for a bond referendum next school year. 

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  • Dr. Cheryl Champ Announced as Next Superintendent of Schools

    The Board of Education of the Pelham Public Schools is excited to announce that Dr. Cheryl  H. Champ will be appointed as the District’s next Superintendent of Schools at the Board’s meeting on Tuesday, July 11 and assume the position on August 8, 2017.

    Dr. Champ is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Sewanhaka Central High School District in Floral Park, NY, which serves 8,500 students in grades 7-12 and has a staff of 1,200. She comes to Pelham with over 20 years of experience as an educator, having begun her career as a music teacher in South Carolina, North Carolina and upstate New York before serving as assistant principal of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School and principal of Lakeland High School in Yorktown, NY.  Dr. Champ received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Manhattanville College and her Master’s in Education Administration from the College of St. Rose, where she now serves as an adjunct professor.

    “I am thrilled and honored to have been selected to be the next Superintendent for the Pelham Public Schools,” Dr. Champ said. “Pelham is a wonderful community that values education and is supportive of its schools. As one of the top school districts in New York State, Pelham has been a leader in 21st Century Learning, educating the whole child, and fostering life-long learning for staff and students.

    “The strong strategic plan, broad course offerings, parental involvement, and commitment to student and staff development are assets that will continue to drive the success of this outstanding district,” Dr. Champ continued. “I look forward to assuming this crucial educational leadership role, to meeting students, parents, faculty, and staff, and to becoming a member of the Pelham community.”

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