Board of Education 2015 Commencement Address Transcript
Good evening to the Pocantico Hills class of 2015. On behalf of the board of education, I want to tell you how honored we are to take part in this very special night.
When I was growing up, I certainly had no idea what a board of education was. Like your parents and your families, the five members of the board take a keen interest in your education at Pocantico. Graduations give us the chance to celebrate your achievements, look back at how far you’ve come since Pre K, and wish you luck as you leave 8th grade and head off to new schools in the fall. Each board member here tonight Read more...
CASDA Final Report - 06.02.15.pdf
CASDA Report for Administrative Restructuring
In December of 2014, the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) at the University of Albany’s School of Education responded to a request from the Pocantico Hills School Board to study our district's administrative structure. The Board is now in possession of the final report from CASDA and is sharing the results in their entirety with the community. We are offering a link to the final report online, and copies are also available in the main office of the school.
The Board would like to thank the community for its participation in this process, as we prepare for the retirements of our Superintendent and Principal on Special Assignment. The
CASDA report provides a framework--not a blueprint--from which to start our discussions about the administrative structure of the school. The Board asks for the continued engagement of the community to help us position the school with the best people who can provide the strongest likelihood for success in the future.
The Board and CASDA will meet for a public presentation of the report at a date to be set soon. At that time, the community is encouraged to attend the presentation--to listen, comment, and engage in the beginning steps of an exciting process for the school.
Thank you for your support,
Emily Segal, Board President
The year is almost over and we are in the process of completing all of the many activities that we have scheduled.
We have had a very active year here at Pocantico Hills School District. Our students have learned to write poetry in kindergarten and to explore percentages using bar models. Our middle school students built bridges with Mr. Cook that they designed using the West Point Bridge Design program as part of our STEM rotation. We expanded our gardening program and, under the direction of Mrs. Ilana Brennan, our students helped to grow beautiful herb and vegetable plants and sold them during our spring concerts. These learning experiences and activities enriched our already rigorous and challenging curricula Read more...