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National Merit Scholarship Commended Students

2017 National merit scholarship commended students Jessica Cohen, Tomas Herrera, Anya Justin, Nyi-Rein Kyaw, Cynthia Ma, Ethan Maslyn, and Corrado Mazzarelli

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the names of about 34,000 commended students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.  We are proud to announce that (pictured L-R) Cynthia Ma, Corrado Mazzarelli, Anya Justin, Jessica Cohen, Nyi-Rein Kyaw, Tomas Herrera, and Ethan Maslyn are being recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance.  Commended students place among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  Congratulations to all of you on this significant achievement!

Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist Students

picture of merit scholar semi-finalist

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of 16,000 high school seniors who qualified as semi-finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by their outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.  We are proud to announce that Jeana Chun, Adele Long, Alex Ristic and Andrew Wu were all named semi-finalists.  These young men and women will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 Merit Scholarship awards to be offered next spring. Congratulations on a job well done!

Important Notice Regarding School Calendar

changes in school calendar

At the September 11th Board of Education meeting the school calendar was changed, moving our Superintendent's Conference Day from November 7th to November 17th.

This change will allow for K – 5 parent conferences at Nassau and Hagan Elementary Schools. Nassau and Hagan will also host after school parent conferences on November 16th. This change is in response to the NYS Education Department’s interpretation of half days as not meeting attendance requirements. The June half days listed as 19th – 21 for K – 8 are dependent upon weather closings and meeting the minimum attendance requirements as prescribed by education law.

Todd Middle and Spackenkill High School will host staff development activities therefore no students will be in attendance on November 17th.

November 7th is Election Day and Spackenkill High School will serve as a voting location.

Teen Driving Program is Tuesday, September 12

                                                                                

On the evening of Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Spackenkill High School and The Council of Addiction Prevention and Education (CAPE) of Dutchess County will hold an Assembly for all Seniors. They must take the class to park on school grounds as seniors. Registration is at 6:30 pm. Assembly starts at 7:00 pm sharp. No admittance after 7:00 pm.

Class of 2018 Yard Sale!

Class of 2018 Yard Sale Saturday September 9th 9-4 at the high school

Please support the class of 2018 on Saturday, September 9th for the first ever Spackenkill Yard Sale. We will be at the main entrance of the High School  from 9am to 4pm. Come and see what we got and support the senior class! 

If you have anything you would like to donate, drop it off at the high school front entrance on Friday, September 8th from 3pm till 7pm or on Saturday morning. If you have any questions please call Janet Stong at the High School  463-7810.

Interactive Library Mural

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Graduating senior Isabel Long has created and donated an interactive mural to the Spackenkill High School Library.  She assembled a set of small doors mounted on a large door, that open to painted scenes inspired by some of her favorite books.  Each door contains a unique piece of artwork along with book excerpts and the title of the book that the painting is based on.  The door will be installed permanently in the library.  Thank you Isabel for this beautiful addition to the high school library!

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