Superintendent's Blog

  • Congratulations to Dr. Matt Younghans

    Posted by Martin Cox on 8/8/2019

    Little Tor Elementary Principal Matt Younghans received his Doctoral Degree during a Hooding Ceremony at Seton Hall University on May 18.

    Dr. Younghan's degree is a Doctorate of Education in K-12 Administration from the School of Educational Leadership, Management and Policy.  Dr. Younghan's dissertation title was "The Effect of a Supplemental, Web Based Program on Student Achievement in a Suburban New York State School District."

    Congratulations to Dr. Younghans for this outstanding academic leadership accomplishment, and thank you for applying your knowledge to your work as a school leader in the Clarkstown Central School District!

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  • Congratulations Birchwood School Graduates

    Posted by Martin Cox on 8/7/2019

    Congratulations to the five students who graduated from Birchwood School during the Graduation and Awards Ceremony held in the school's courtyard on June 24.

    The Class of 2019 Graduates include Jakob Doherty, Elizabeth Langer, Tyler Pavlik, Thomas Porter, and Matthew Stalter.

    Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Aaron Golland performed on the keyboard the selection titled By, Panic! At The Disco.  Principal Jon Slaybaugh provided students, parents, teachers, staff, Board of Education members and guests a Welcome Address which was then followed by an Awards Ceremony for students.

    Teacher/Teaching Assistant Christina Daniello received the Perfect Attendance Award for Staff.  Matthew Stalter won the Academic Excellence Award.  Other award winners included the following: Birchwood Memorial Award - Jackob Doherty and Tyler Pavlik; Helping Hand Award - Elizabeth Langer; SEPTA Award - Matthew Stalter; Nita Fierro Perseverance Award - Thomas Porter; Marilyn Gansler Personal Integrity Memorial Award - Matthew Stalter.

    Susan Buchweitz on behalf of Mary Porter, was a Parent Speaker. A second Parent Speaker was Susan Rothstein. The Alumni Speaker was Emily Blachorsky.

    Board of Education President Tammy Bierker and Vice President David Gosman awarded diplomas to students alongside Board members Christine Alia, Zizette Deutsch, Walter Litvak, and Irene Tagaris.

    I wish the Class of 2019 Birchwood School Graduates great success with their future endeavors!

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  • Congratulations South High School Graduates

    Posted by Martin Cox on 8/7/2019

    A total of 364 students graduated from Clarkstown High School South on June 21.

    Following the Processional, The Troubadours performed the Star Spangled Banner.  Class of 2019 members of The Troubadors included Jonathan Abraham, Marjorie Horowitz, John Kelly, Ashley McDonald, Benjamin Samalin, and Hailey Schwartz.  Speeches were provided by Class President Carly Donoghue, Salutatorian Dev Patelle, and Valedictorian Mia Dominick.  

    Principal Deb Tarantino spoke to the graduates prior to the awarding of diplomas by Board of Education President Tammy Bierker, Vice President David Gosman, and Board members Christine Alia, Walter Litvak and Irene Tagaris.

    Congratulations to the Class of 2019 graduates of South High School, and best wishes for great success with your future endeavors!

     

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  • Congratulations North High School Graduates

    Posted by Martin Cox on 8/7/2019

    A total of 344 North High School students graduated during the Commencement on June 25 at Rockland Community College. 

    During the Processional, members of the North High School Orchestra, under the direction of Music Teacher Vincent Reina, performed Pom and Circumstance.  Class of 2019 Orchestra Members included Hannah Armstrong, Ryan Leiter, Jonathan Mikalov, and Nicholas Zippier. 

    Anisha Kasi led the graduates and audience with the Pledge of Allegiance while Jackson Poulin followed with the National Anthem. Principal Dr. Harry Leonardatos welcomed the audience, and was followed by Salutatorian Logan Meda and Valedicatorian Sophie Finkelstein.

    During the Commencement, the North High School Chamber Choir performed the selection titled Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro).  Class of 2019 Members of the Chamber Choir included Lauren DiPrima, Ronny Fahmi, Louis Giampiccolo, Julia Greenwald, Kimberly Luzbet, Amanda Nicolaides, Jackson Poulin, Nicholas Sannicandro, Lindsay Schneider, Lior Shani, and Alyssa Spagna.

    Student Council President Justin Mizrahi and Senior Class President Daniel Gendy presented the class gifts.

    Board of Education President Tammy Bierker, Vice President David Gosman, and Board Members Dan Cazes, Zizette Deutsch and Walter Litvak awarded diplomas to the students. 

    Congratulations to our Graduates from the North High School Class of 2019 and best wishes for great success in your future endeavors!

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