SAFETY TASK FORCE UPDATE
The district received 50 applicants expressing an interest to be a member of the School Safety Task Force. Parents and community members that volunteered demonstrated a variety of knowledge and expertise including, but not limited to, a myriad of law enforcement agencies, mental health professionals, SYSO, PTA, and Town Council members. The broad set of skills and talents of the applicants made the decision process extremely difficult. It is important to note that the list of volunteers accepted was expanded from the original number of 10 to a final number of 15 members. Input for the selection process was received by administrators and the board president and vice president. The criteria was to ensure there was a balance of knowledge and expertise in the areas listed above and all schools plus community groups were represented. Please follow this link to the School Safety and Security Task Force page on the district website to see related information where the entire membership list will be available by the end of the day Monday, July 9, once we have confirmation from all task force members.
Dr. Raymond H. Blanch
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Headlines & Features
SHS Students Participate in William Paterson University’s 35th Annual World Language Poetry Recitation Contest
On May 17, nine Somers High School World Language students participated in William Paterson University’s 35th Annual World Language Poetry Recitation Contest with Signora Scerbo as their advisor and coach, and Mr. Edier Rivera as chaperone. Over 55 schools were represented from the tri-state area at this prestigious event. French, Italian and Spanish students were selected from each level to memorize and recite a poem, written by renowned international poets, in their respective target language. Click on the button below to read more on this story and see a list of participant/winner names.
The Somers baseball program has been chosen by the Westchester County Baseball Umpires Association as the recipients of the 2018 Robert A. Clemens Sportsmanship Award. The entire program, from lower levels through varsity, is recognized for best exhibiting the qualities that the WCBUA feels best reflect the qualities of good sportsmanship. These include playing with positive energy and enthusiasm, showing pride in their effort individually and as a team, no trash talking, winning with class, losing gracefully, respecting the game and everyone's contributions, and above all competing skillfully, guided by the letter and spirit of the rules.
On Tuesday May 22, Somers Intermediate School students Aaron Went and Jocelyn Klein were honored by the Northern Westchester Rotary for there leadership, citizenship, and academics at SIS. West and Klein are the President and Vice President of the SIS Student Government. Westchester County Executive George Latimer presented an award to SIS and the two students, and proclaimed May 23 as Somers Intermediate School Day in Westchester County.
The 2018 String Summit recently combined the Somers High School Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra with the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music's Chamber Orchestra for a day of rehearsing and performing side-by-side. The two schools played beautifully! Click on the "learn more" text below to watch a video from their rehearsal.