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Car Wash this Saturday, June 11, for Bronxville High School French Exchange Program PDF Print Email


June 8, 2011:  On Saturday June 11, the Bronxville High School French Exchange participants will be having a car wash from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Bronxville Elementary School canopy.

All proceeds will be used to defray the costs of the Bronxville-Caen French Exchange program.

Pictured here:  The Eiffel Tower, of course, which Bronxville student Elise Weir plans to visit while participating in the Bronxville High School French Exchange program.

58 Bronxville High School Seniors Honored at Scholastic Achievement Reception: See List of Students PDF Print Email


June 1, 2011:  At the end of the school year, a select group of Bronxville High School seniors--those who have been on one of the honor rolls for more than half the number of quarters they have attended BHS, including one quarter in grade 11 and one quarter in grade 12--are honored for their scholastic achievement at a special celebration.

This year, 58 seniors were invited to attend the celebration on Thursday, May 26, at Siwanoy Country Club.  The festivities began at 6:30 pm when approximately 140 parents and students arrived, first for refreshments, and then for the ceremony.

High school principal Terence Barton congratulated the students for their diligence and fine records and introduced the guest speaker, Justin O'Brien, who teaches AP Calculus at Bronxville.

Mr. O'Brien talked about his previous jobs, including a researcher at a lab, a PhD student, and a Silicon Valley computer professional, as well as others.  His central message to the students was to pursue their passion in each stage of their lives and to make a commitment to that passion.

Afterwards, Anne Abbatecola, director of counseling at the high school, and Marcellus Lessane, assistant principal of the high school, handed out certificates to the students.

Organizing the event were parent Hiroko Kulason and a group of proud, dedicated parents.

Below is an alphabetical list of the students invited to attend:

1. Adrian, Robert
2. Arcano, Benjamin
3. Bartsch, Elliott
4. Begert, Jack
5. Blessing, Sara
6. Borcich, Anthony
7. Bothwell, Heather
8. Brashear, Alexander
9. Bruton, Julia
10. Byrne, Olivia
11. Carmel, Nathalie
12. Carpenter, Nicole
13. Carroll, Tyler
14. Casperson, William
15. Ciaputa, Lydia
16. Cody, Allyson
17. Davies, Bradley
18. Detwiler, Elizabeth
19. Diserens, Charles
20. Easley, Kevin
21. Ebrahim, Ahmed
22. Engros, Austin
23. Gay, Devon
24. Goldman, Nina
25. Gray, John
26. Grunseich, Ryan
27. Hartwell, Alexander
28. Keating, James
29. Kulason, Kay
30. Lettiere, Emma
31. Louka, Charalambia
32. Lucariello, Lauren
33. Macaulay, William
34. McCormick, Charles
35. Monaco, Sarah
36. Moustakas, Kristen
37. Murray, Megan
38. Near, John
39. Noonan, Kirsten
40. Palermo, Henry
41. Pennoyer, Jane
42. Poorman, Gregory
43. Radik, Mikhail
44. Redpath, Karleanne
45. Saari, Serena
46. Sargent, Gregory
47. Shoemaker, Stephen
48. Sunier, Sheridan
49. Tao, Tony
50. Taras, Ryan
51. Timoney, John
52. Tutrone, William
53. Ulrich, Matthew
54. Warnken, Molly
55. Weir, Janelle
56. Weiss, Nicole
57. White, Charlotte
58. Winant, Sara

Pictured here: From left to right are Bronxville High School students Ryan Taras, John Gray, and Jack Begert.

High School Prom Held at Beckwith Pointe Beach Club: See Photos of those Attending in Their Tuxes and Smashing Dresses PDF Print Email


May 25, 2011:  The weather held for the annual Bronxville High School Prom, which took place on Friday, May 20, at the Beckwith Pointe Beach Club from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm.  The boys looked handsome in their freshly pressed tuxedos, and the girls arrived in lovely, understated dresses, some short, some long, and of all the colors in the rainbow.

Parents looked on with pride as they joined their teenagers (who only a few years ago were too young to cross the street alone) at the pre-prom reception on the front lawn of the high school.  Accompanied by their parents, the students arrived by 6:00 pm for check-in, picture-taking, and an otherwise jovial time.  Sponsored by the High School Parent Council, high school parents Beth Aherne and Kelly Connors along with Nonie Flannery and Barbara Hudson helped coordinate the pre-prom festivities.

The prom itself was thrown by the junior class, a long-standing tradition.  Junior class officers and their parent advisor, Karin Kuhns, labored hard to put together a fun evening of dinner and dancing.  The care with which the evening was planned could be seen in the lovely invitation designed by Julian Bardin and Alex Hartwell.

At 7:00 pm students boarded coach buses to transport them to the facility at the Beckwith Pointe Beach Club and return to the school by 11:30 pm.  Driving to the prom in private vehicles or in limousines was prohibited.

A few weeks before the prom, high school Principal Terry Barton sent a letter to students detailing the "High School Rules" covering the prom.  Among them, students wishing to attend the prom had to be in school the whole day of the prom.  Students using or possessing alcohol or drugs during the evening would be detained until their parents arrived to pick them up and would be subject to suspension from school.  Additionally, students were reminded that they were not to smoke at the dance.

To see photos of the students in full dress at the promenade, hit the link below:

Pictured here: Boys from L to R:  Dylan McCann, James Harrison, Greg Sargent, Ben Holland, Tyler Grantham, John Harrison, and Harrison Burge.

Girls from L to R:  McKenzie Burton, Sydney Gemes, Megan Murray, Nicole Sears, Jane Pennoyer, Julia Bruton, Tevon Troja, Nicole Carpenter, Sarah Monaco, and Katie Kuhns.

Photos by N. Bower

Nicole Carpenter and Charlotte White to Be Honored by Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents Today, May 25 PDF Print Email

May 25, 2011:  Nicole Ann Carpenter and Charlotte Amanda White, seniors at Bronxville High School, will be honored by the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents (LHCSS) at the 27th annual Carroll F. Johnson Scholastic Achievement Dinner at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown on Wednesday, May 25.

Nicole and Charlotte were chosen to receive this award because they have the highest GPAs in Bronxville's graduating class of 2011.   Both Nicole and Charlotte have taken over eight Advanced Placement classes, and both have been able to maintain strong grades while involved in multiple after-school activities, including captain of their sports teams, participation in student government, and a big commitment to community service.

More than 100 valedictorians and salutatorians from schools in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, and Dutchess counties will be participating in this occasion, accompanied by their high school principals or headmasters/headmistresses and district superintendents.

The dinner was the brainchild of Dr. Carroll Johnson, a past White Plains school superintendent, who felt that the area's top scholars were not being recognized the way standout athletes and musicians were.

Nicole Carpenter will be heading to Georgetown University in the fall, and Charlotte White to the University of Southern California.

Pictured here:  Charlotte Amanda White (left) and Nicole Ann Carpenter, honorees tonight at the 27th annual Carroll F. Johnson Scholastic Achievement Dinner sponsored by the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents.

St. Joseph School Places First Among New York State’s Schools in the Nation’s Annual Mystery Class Competition PDF Print Email


May 25, 2011: The Journey North Mystery Class is an annual project that challenges students to use the Earth's seasonal cycles to discover the locations of ten mystery classrooms from around the world. The activity takes place over an eleven-week period during which clues are revealed. In addition to science skills, the students utilize math skills and their knowledge of Social Studies to meet the challenge.

This year, the 5th, 6th and 7th grades of Saint Joseph's School (SJS) participated in the project and accomplished a remarkable feat. Out of 137 fifth grade entries, Saint Joseph's School (SJS) was 1 of 2 New York State schools to have all 10 sites correct. Out of 136 sixth grade entries, SJS was the only New York State school to have all ten sites correct. Out of 72 seventh grade entries, SJS was the only New York State school to have all 10 sites correct.

In all grades, SJS was the only New York Archdiocese School to have all 10 sites correct!!!

The Journey North Mystery Class involves fifth stages. First, the project requires the students to calculate the weekly photoperiods for each classroom location. This is determined by the sunrise and sunset times of each location.

Second, with this data, the students make an estimation of the latitudes north or south of the equator. Third, on the vernal equinox, the students must locate the longitudes using mathematical equations. This is determined through the sunset and sunrise data based at the Prime Meridian.

Fourth, in the last four weeks of the project, the students receive weekly interdisciplinary clues that relate to the geography, politics/government, monetary system, ecosystem, fauna/flora, food, flag, and other multicultural facts about the locations. These clues help the students identify exact locations.

The fifth and final stage occurred on April 19, 2011. The students submitted their exact locations with their respective latitudes and longitudes. The competition required the students to research locations such as the Republic of Congo, Argentina, China, Israel, Argentina and Antarctica. Some of the questions the students researched were:

Where is Setswana spoken?
What region of the world lies atop two distinct tectonic plates?
What is a "gwangyoksi?"
What countries have bases in Antarctica and where are they located?
What is a durian and where is it grown ?

On May 13th, our students will have the opportunity to meet their no-longer-mystery friends through videos, pictures and greetings.


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