2012-2013 News Archive
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June 21, 2013       Ramapo Central celebrates graduation and promotions
June 20, 2013       Congresswoman Nita Lowey awards SHS ASPIRA chapter
June 20, 2013       Tech director honored by Rockland County School Boards
June 19, 2013       Frederick receives EDDY Award for school board service
June 19, 2013       First-graders trade design tips with IBM engineer
June 18, 2013       Olympic spirit alive in District elementaries
June 18, 2013       Independent study projects build students’ research and presentation skills
June 13, 2013       SHS Rube Goldberg contraption a smash
June 12, 2013       Connor fifth-grader recognized as a “top student” by CTY
June 11, 2013       Ambassador for the cello connects SMS to the UK
June 10, 2013       WoW gamers explore the meaning of life
June 6, 2013         Ramapo runs for REACH June 9
June 6, 2013         Retirees honored by Board, administrators
June 5, 2013         Seniors earn $100,000 in local scholarships
June 3, 2013         “Must-Hear Music” June 4 at SHS

May 31, 2013        Kinderstars welcome new Cherry Laners
May 31, 2013        Jalloh and Stella inducted into National Technical Honor Society
May 31, 2013        SHS students, first responders team up to promote safety
May 28, 2013        With paint, student explores French culture through art
May 24, 2013        Class of 2014 remembers Amy Clifford
May 24, 2013        The “Force” is strong with Sloatsburg artists
May 23, 2013        Board celebrates District’s SIT winners
May 23, 2013        Teachers share best practices with curriculum leaders statewide
May 22, 2013        Students team up for SMS blood, bone marrow drive
May 21, 2013        SMS kicks off Arts & Music Night series
May 15, 2013        Connor celebrates its 6th Annual Diversity Night
May 10, 2013        Krosoczka inspires Connor artists and authors
May 8, 2013          Graduating top 10% honored by Board
May 8, 2013          Senior artists shine at annual reception
May 8, 2013          Montebello second-graders host town hall meetings with local mayors
May 6, 2013          Art therapy students put learning into practice at HUMC
May 3, 2013          The Music Man, Jr. opens May 3 at Suffern Middle School
May 2, 2013          Graduating artists to show their portfolios May 2
May 2, 2013          Bay places second at SkillsUSA state competition
May 1, 2013          SMS makes headlines with flipped classrooms

April 30, 2013        Arbor Day saplings bring big smiles to elementaries
April 30, 2013        SHS salutes third quarter Mountie PRIDE awardees
April 30, 2013        Three juniors attend West Point leadership conference
April 25, 2013        Model UN Club members recognized at Stuyvesant conference
April 25, 2013        Green Team helps keep Sloatsburg beautiful
April 24, 2013        Students present original research at STIR Symposium
April 24, 2013        McCann selected as a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar
April 22, 2013        Mounties remember former principal at April 22 ball game
April 19, 2013        Syborgs a DIY sensation at Engineering Expo
April 19, 2013        Plumer, Schachter debate their way to County title
April 18, 2013        Calm at the core of Montebello’s test day strategy
April 16, 2013        Students’ artistic and scientific talent on display April 16 & 17
April 16, 2013        Air quality presentation helps sixth-graders “see” pollution
April 16, 2013        REACH Foundation to fund 10 school initiatives
April 15, 2013        Students prepare for state assessments
April 15, 2013        Instrumental Petting Zoo draws eager musicians-to-be
April 12, 2013        Juniors begin to explore options at on-site college fair
April 12, 2013        Colonial signal drum starts the day at Sloatsburg
April 9, 2013          Veterans’ memories speak to the human cost of Vietnam War
April 4, 2013          Viola students win state PTA Reflections awards
April 4, 2013          Hands-on history transports Cherry Lane to Colonial America
April 3, 2013          Board honors ice hockey Section champs
April 3, 2013          Festival of Arts Celebrates 12th Year at Connor
April 1, 2013          Viola scientists and engineers find inspiration in daily life

March 21, 2013     “Never again”echoed in Holocaust program at SMS
March 18, 2013      Honor Society takes art to the streets
March 13, 2013      West Side Story opens March 14
March 13, 2013      Sloatsburg celebrates Seuss Day
March 13, 2013      Freshmen advance to state National History Day competition
March 12, 2013      Connor launches its Great Math Challenge
March 12, 2013      SMS Heroes & Cool Kids reaches out to Montebello
March 11, 2013      Zhan wins American Legion Oratorical Scholarship
March 11, 2013      SHS hosts Academic League Invitationals
March 7, 2013        Little Shop of Horrors opens at SMS
March 6, 2013        Proposed staffing reductions to narrow budget deficit
March 5, 2013        Gelb named NYS Outstanding Social Studies Supervisor
March 1, 2013       
Attention seniors: scholarships available

February 28, 2013 
SMS students rise to “penguin igloo” design challenge
February 28, 2013 
SHS students named to Career and Technical Education honor roll
February 26  2013  SMS, Montebello buddy up for the Rockland Read-In
February 26, 2013  Three SHS students named National Merit Scholarship Finalists
February 26, 2013 
SHS salutes second-quarter Mountie PRIDE awardees
February 22, 2013  District working to reduce deficit for 2013-14
February 15, 2013 
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February 15, 2013  Second budget workshop to be held Feb. 20
February 14, 2013  Creative word work builds vocabulary at Sloatsburg
February 14, 2013  2013-14 District calendar now online
February 13, 2013  Suffern places 7th at Regional Science Olympiad
February 12, 2013  Roll-over projections presented at first budget workshop
February 12, 2013  Mother-Daughter Breakfast encourages girls to consider engineering careers
February 11, 2013 
Suffern High School students pay-it-forward with “kindness grams"
February 11, 2013 
Shining Stars Club promotes math fluency at Connor
February 7, 2013   
Peaceful problem-solving a priority for Montebello Student Council
February 5, 2013    Prom dress is product of SHS fashion design course
February 5, 2013    Speech team wins county title
February 4, 2013   
First budget workshop to be held Feb. 5 


January 29, 2013    Veteran’s spirit and determination inspires at SMS
January 28, 2013    Teachers, staff and retirees brave frigid temps to give blood
January 25, 2013    Pre-registration has begun for incoming kindergarteners
January 18, 2013    Teachers to sponsor Jan. 23 community blood drive

January 16, 2013    GTT leverages animation to teach the power of presentation
January 14, 2013    SHS student named a 2013 Intel Semifinalist
January 14, 2013
    Third-graders make headlines at Viola
January 10, 2013   
Canstruction yields 10,500+ meals for neighbors in need
January 9, 2013
      Winter concert season in full swing
January 7, 2013      Weather whiz blows into Montebello
January 2, 2013      SMS students connect to Somali peers

December 21, 2012 Young Authors newspaper is hot off the press
December 19, 2012
Connor goes Colonial (for a day)
December 18, 2012
SHS hosts county-wide briefing on NCAA changes
December 14, 2012 
Steffens tapped as Sony Education Ambassador

October 19, 2012     School bus safety matters