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Dr. Steven Garcia, school districts executive director for HR, to depart, becoming fifth administrator to leave in past two years

Dr. Steven Garcia, school district’s executive director for HR, to depart, becoming fifth administrator to leave in past two years

By Oliver Lavallee, Assistant Managing Editor
May 24, 2024

Dr. Steven Garcia, executive director for human resources and leadership in the Pelham school district, has resigned after working in the school system for 11 years, according to an email from Superintendent...

Election officials count absentee ballots in the Pelham Union Free School District election after the polls closed.

Pelham voters approve $93.6 million school budget; Cohen and Gordon defeat incumbents to win board of education seats

By Pelham Examiner Editors
May 22, 2024

The Pelham school district’s proposed $93.6 million budget was approved Tuesday by voters 1,549-445. Kathryn Cohen and Darra Gordon were elected to three-year terms on the board of education, defeating...

PUFSD seeks approval for $93.6 million budget; four candidates on ballot for two school board seats

PUFSD seeks approval for $93.6 million budget; four candidates on ballot for two school board seats

May 21, 2024

Voting in the Pelham Union Free School District election was held Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Pelham Middle School gym. The school board has asked voters to approve a proposed $93.6 million...

No speakers at public hearing on school district budget; board vote on PMHS cell phone policy possible June 18

No speakers at public hearing on school district budget; board vote on PMHS cell phone policy possible June 18

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
May 15, 2024

No one sought to speak Wednesday during the board of education's state-mandated public hearing on its proposed $93.6 million budget, though seven citizens came to the mike during the separate public comment...

Foto Feature: Pelham schools host state associations competitive music festival for lower Westchester

Foto Feature: Pelham schools host state association’s competitive music festival for lower Westchester

By Charlotte Hong, Staff Reporter
May 13, 2024

The down-county New York State School Music Association Festival was held May 3 and 4 at Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School. More than 1,500 student musicians and their teachers from...

Siwanoy Serves initiative reconnects elementary students with community following pandemic

Siwanoy Serves initiative reconnects elementary students with community following pandemic

By Shannon Winston, Staff Reporter
May 6, 2024

Last school year, the site-based council at Siwanoy Elementary School found that a gap between the students and the school's community had been created by the Covid-19 pandemic. To improve the community...

Owen-Michaane and Rowe seek reelection to school board, joined by Cohen and Gordon in four-candidate field

Owen-Michaane and Rowe seek reelection to school board, joined by Cohen and Gordon in four-candidate field

By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor
April 24, 2024

Dr. Micheal Owen-Michaane and Ian Rowe—both one-term incumbent school trustees—and Kathryn Cohen and Darra Gordon will vie for two three-year terms on the Pelham Board of Education in the school district...

Board of education sends $93.6 million budget to voters for approval on May 21

Board of education sends $93.6 million budget to voters for approval on May 21

By Annika Halvorson, Staff Reporter
April 23, 2024

The Pelham Board of Education unanimously adopted Wednesday a proposed $93.6 million budget for the year beginning July 1, sending the spending plan to voters for approval on May 21. The budget would raise...

Siwanoy Elementary School Principal Farid Johnson with students. Photo courtesy CBS News website

Video: WCBS News profiles Siwanoy’s Farid Johnson after he’s named NYS Elementary Principal of the Year

April 18, 2024

WCBS News profiled Siwanoy Elementary School Principal Farid Johnson Monday after he was named New York State Elementary Principal of the Year in March. Watch the evening news show's report here, where...

Administrator shuffle: PMHS principal will depart; PMS principal takes medical leave; district interims to step in

By Oliver Lavallee, Assistant Managing Editor
April 11, 2024

Pelham Memorial High School Principal Mark Berkowitz is leaving at the end of the school year to pursue another position, while Pelham Middle School Principal Lynn Sabia is taking temporary medical leave...

Athletic Director Joe Toombs III presents to the school board.

Three school board members negotiating with Village of Pelham over possible transfer of Julianne’s Playground

By Annika Halvorson, Staff Reporter
March 26, 2024

School Trustees Sidney Burke, Will Treves and Jackie De Angelis have entered into negotiations with the Village of Pelham over the possible transfer of Julianne's Playground to the village, School Board...

Seven students inducted into PMHS Tri-M Music Honor Society

Seven students inducted into PMHS Tri-M Music Honor Society

March 26, 2024

Congratulations to the seven PMHS students who were inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society at a ceremony held on March 20. The honor society, which is advised by K-5 Band Director Andrew Dolgon, recognizes...

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