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Bronxville Elementary School Students Examine Bronx River Water for Sediments PDF Print Email

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Contributed by Michael Ganci, Syntax, for The Bronxville School


Mar. 6, 2019:  Bronxville Elementary School fourth-grade students, who have been studying what makes a healthy watershed as part of their science classes, recently analyzed water samples from the Bronx River to test for the presence of sediments.

Before observing the water samples, which were collected by their teachers in the fall, the students made a hypothesis. They supported their hypothesis with evidence from what they had learned about sediment pollution. As part of the project, the students analyzed a 50-milliliter water sample before letting it evaporate from an evaporation tray. Using hand lenses and microscopes, they observed the sediments left in the evaporation tray and recorded the data.

“Results showed a presence of different types of sediments, and the students were excited to find a few living creatures were in the water samples,” science teacher Susan Monaco said.

The students will continue to test samples of water from the Bronx River in the winter and spring to determine if the time of year affects the types and amount of sediments found in the water. As part of the ongoing scientific learning experience, they will visit Scout Field in March to make observations and explain how sediments find their way to the river and what types of natural and manmade sediments might be present at Scout Field.  

“This project gives the students the opportunity to apply the science skills they use in class to an authentic scientific research project, and it empowers them to use their skills as young scientists to make a difference in their community,” Monaco said.

Monaco said the experience has allowed the students to further build their confidence, motivation, and interest in science. 

“They are excited about using their skills to investigate a real-life problem, and they understand their research is important,” she said.

The high-powered microscopes, which the students have been using to conduct their investigation, were provided to the elementary science department through a generous grant from The Bronxville School Foundation.

Pictured here: Using a microscope, a Bronxville Elementary School fourth-grader observes the sediments left in the evaporation tray.

Photo courtesy The Bronxville School


Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. 

 
Bronxville Life & Style: Summer Camp 2019 PDF Print Email

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By Karen Talbot

Mar. 11, 2019:  Now is a great time to start planning for summer.  Below is information about five local Summer Camps that are sure to make your child's summer special!  

I Train With Juan

Get An Edge on Your Competition This Summer With Training Starting June 30th!

10-11am Monday to Thursday

1 day a week - $99 per month

2 days a week - $150 per month

3 or 4 days a week - $200 per month

Click Here to Get This Deal

Get an Edge of the Competition!  Seize The Opportunity!  

I Train With Juan

76 Main Street, Tuckahoe, NY 10707

914-473-3026

CLOAKING


The Chapel School Summer Camp

For Children Ages 3 through 12 Years

June 17 to August 16

Click here for more information

Care Bear Camp

3 to 6 year olds

Morning Session Theme:  Fairy Tales From Around the World 8:30 - 12:00

Afternoon Sessions with Many Different Themes 1:00 - 4:00

Explorer Program

1st to 8th Grade, Full and Half day Programs

Basketball,  Drama,  Adventure  Camp,  Ultimate  Sports  &  Games,  Cartooning,  Mad  Science, ComicBook  Creator,  Computer  Adventures,  Sing  and  Groove,  Service  &  Leadership  Camp,  Animals  in  Art, Tennis, Soccer,  Sports  Sampler,  Website  Creation,  Golf,  and  much  more. 

Eliza Corwin Frost Summer Camp

For Ages 2 through 5 Years

Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 11:30am

$300 per week

10% Discount for 4 Weeks (must enroll by 4/30)

Includes all activities, T-shirt and snack

Click here for more information

Week 1 (June 10 - June 13): ALL ABOUT ME

Campers make "Me dolls" using collage materials and picture frames to display at home!  They will make their own snack mats and tell each other fun facts about themselves. Books and songs include family and identity topics.

Week 2 (June 17 - June 20):  UNDER THE SEA

Campers explore the wonderful worlds of reality and fantasy as they create beautiful watercolor fish, their very own sea scene and learn about sea life - including the flora and fauna that grow underwater.

Week 3 ( June 24 - June 27):  STAR SPANGLED FUN

Campers celebrate the 4th of July at Summer Camp.  The focus will be on Independence Day and the campers will get ready for celebrations by making their own flags and fireworks!  Parents are welcome to join in the parade around the courtyard as the campers wave their flags, play instruments and march to music.

Week 4 (July 8 - July 11):  THE JUNGLE

Lions, tigers and bears which includes making slithery snakes out of wood and creating animal masks.  The classroom projects will center around jungle life, animals and plants.

Bronxville Ballet Summer Camp


Ages 3 - 6 years old

Monday - Friday 9am - 12pm

5 Weeks of Great Ballets

Mini Recital Every Friday

Sleeping Beauty:  July 8-12

Swan Lake: July 15 -19

Don Quixote: July 22 -26

Coppelia: July 29 - Aug 2

Midsummer Night's Dream: Aug 5 - 9

$325 per week (pay by April 5th, receive 25% off 4th week or 25% off any 4th week and 40% off any 5th week)

Click here for more information

Young at Arts Summer Camp

ROCK CAMP:  July 8 - July 12

11:00AM - 4:00PM

featuring coaching by The Nth Power!

Open to students entering 6th - 12th grades in Sept. 2019

Camp Fee: $525 per student

DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.: July 15 - July 19

8:00AM - 4:00PM

Open to students entering 6th grade - 8th grade in Sept. 2019

Camp Fee: $450 per student

DISNEY'S ALADDIN KIDS!: July 22 - July 26

8:00AM - 4:00PM

Open to students entering 3rd grade - 5th grade in Sept. 2019

Camp Fee: $450 per student

Location:  Taylor Hall at Christ Church Bronxville 

All camps end with a full performance of the show on the final day of camp!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


 

Photo:  Shutterstock

Note:  This content is sponsored by the participating companies


 

 
Bronxville February Board of Education Meeting: Curriculum and Budget News PDF Print Email
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By Staff

Feb. 27, 2019:  The Bronxville Board of Education meeting last night included a discussion by Mara Koetke, director of curriculum and instruction, about planning under way for the school’s upcoming assessment by the tri-state consortium. A team from the consortium came to Bronxville in February for a planning meeting. According to Koetke, the visiting team noted that the “district is doing important leading-edge work.” The team is particularly interested in how Bronxville measures student development in the key aspects of the Bronxville Promise – innovation, leadership, critical thinking, and engagement in the world. 

Assistant Superintendent Dan Carlin reported on budget planning for next year. Of note is that next year’s budget includes about $378,000 to upgrade the school’s public address system, which, Carlin explained, will be helpful for security. According to Carlin, this cost will be partially offset by reductions in salaries and benefits due to recent retirements. Carlin also provided an update on facilities. The new flood mitigation pumps are on schedule for an April/May installation. Steady progress is being made on Chambers Field, which, at the earliest, will be ready by Memorial Day. Finally, bids for other capital projects are expected in late March with the goal of doing construction over the summer.

In personnel news, Dr. Rachel Kelly reported that after twenty-three years of service, elementary school teacher Pam Kohlhoff is retiring. Dr. Katz, president of the Bronxville Teachers' Association for the past eleven years, noted that his term ends in March. Board member Thomas Curran recognized Dr. Katz for doing his job “in the finest way.”

Photo by N. Bower

 

 

 

 
BHS Students Fominykh, Krause, and Martin Recognized for Their Writing PDF Print Email
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Contributed by Michael Ganci, Syntax, for The Bronxville School

Feb. 27, 2019:  Three Bronxville High School students, Alisa FominykhAnnabelle Krause, and Phoebe Martin, have been recognized for their writing in the prestigious regional 2019 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards competition.

Fominykh, a senior, won a Silver Key award for her critical essay, “Oh Yeah, We’re Friends,” and Krause, a sophomore, earned an honorable mention award for her critical essay, “Magic Objects in Alice in Wonderland and The Lord of the Rings.” Martin, a junior and co-editor of the student newspaper, received an honorable mention award in the journalism category for an article she wrote on cryptocurrency.

Teacher Robert Cross said Fominykh wrote her essay for an Advanced Placement Language and Composition assignment, which challenged the students to examine a “loaded” word or phrase that revealed some insight into our community or culture. Fominykh wrote about the word “friend” and its diminishing significance in a 21st-century dominated by technology.

“I was impressed with her pointed observations on friendships paradoxically multiplying thanks to Instagram and Facebook yet becoming simultaneously more impersonal and less satisfying,” Cross said. “In her critical essay, Alisa cleverly reaffirmed the importance of honest, person-to-person friendship while lamenting their decline in the modern world. Alisa has always been a skilled wordsmith with a trenchant, engaging voice.”

Teacher Chris Doyle, who is also an adviser to the Echo student newspaper, praised Martin for her work ethic and ability to tell a story in an understandable way.

“She is a tireless worker for the Echo and comes up with excellent ideas for topics and is able to stay after a story until she gets her interview or verifies all the facts,” Doyle said. “She has made some nice changes to the website this year and brought many new writers to the paper.”

Fominykh, Krause, and Martin will be recognized at an awards ceremony at Manhattanville College on March 3.

Pictured here: Bronxville High School students Alisa Fominykh, Phoebe Martin, and Annabelle Krause.

Photo courtesy The Bronxville School

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. 

 
 
BHS Students Advance to Regional History Day Competition PDF Print Email
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Contributed by Michael Ganci, Syntax, for The Bronxville School
 

Feb. 27, 2019:  A group of Bronxville High School freshmen and sophomores who have been conducting extensive historical research over several months have advanced to the 2019 Lower Hudson Valley Regional National History Day Competition, which will be held on March 9 at St. Thomas Aquinas College. They advanced after being named winners in one of several categories at the schoolwide competition on January 30.

The students’ authentic work focused on this year’s National History Day theme, Triumph and Tragedy in History, and is displayed in one of five ways–paper, website, documentary, performance, or exhibit. As part of their research, many of them contacted experts in the field, analyzed the evidence and data they collected, and developed theses that addressed the theme.

At the regional competition, the students will be interviewed by professors and scholars and articulate what they have discovered through their historical research. Winners in that competition will advance to the state competition and ultimately to the national finals.

Congratulations to the following students who have advanced to the regional competition.  

Research Paper
Meg Outcalt (Great Fire of London)

Isabel Overby (Armenian Genocide)
Ines Saad Munchenbach (1947 Partition of India)

Website (Individual)
Ava Black

Lainey Neild
Emily Plaza

Website (Group)
TJ Curran, Ben Davis, Earl Gretzinger, George McCormick, and Connor Randall

Peyton Beldotti, Peter Curran, Casey Mckhann, Riley Ramundo, and Willy Swenson
George Daher, Ingemar Hentschel, Kamil Mutlucan, Tora Ozawa, and AJ Radik

Documentary (Individual)
Peter Coquillette

Annabelle Krause
Mimi Zannetos

Documentary (Group)
Timothy Atkeson, Spencer Dessart, Liam Heraty, Billy Rizzo, and JP Swenson

Katherine Hennessy, Isabella Horvers, and Megan Krestinski
Ted Conway, Eric Fleisig, Ben Mandanas, and Teddy Wardell 

Performance (Individual)
Lucy Clark

Maggie Lockwood
Mayme Ribka 

Performance (Group)
Patrick Bird and Izaak Thoms, Music and Irish Rebellion

Exhibit (Individual)
Ashley Goldbaum

Theodora Reichel
Amir Yaghoobi

Exhibit (Group)
Eliza Brennan, Elizabeth Burnell, Rory Denning, Maya Madhaven, and Sydney Tuck

Caroline McGrath, Caroline Palermo, Evelyn Roberts, Kelly Wield, and Avery Widen
Lily Jebejian and Alice Vranka 

Pictured here: Bronxville High School students who advanced to the Lower Hudson Valley Regional National History Day Competition after being named winners in one of several categories at the schoolwide competition.

Photo courtesy The Bronxville School 


Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. 

 
 
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