Pair Of New Assistant Principals Named At Weston High School Pair Of New Assistant Principals Named At Weston High School
Pair Of New Assistant Principals Named At Weston High School A high school in Fairfield County is welcoming the arrival of two new assistant principals.  Both Parthena Proskinitopoulos and Nicholas Torres have been appointed as the new Assistant Principals of Weston High School, district officials announced on Friday, July 19.  Proskinitopoulos and Torres will replace Juliane Givoni and Matthew Filip, who will become the Weston school district's Director of Human Resources and return to classroom teaching, respectively.  According to school officials, Proskinitopoulos already has plenty of leadership…
'I Like The F— Out Of You:' East Orange Teacher Has License Revoked, Officials Announce 'I Like The F— Out Of You:' East Orange Teacher Has License Revoked, Officials Announce
'I Like The F— Out Of You:' East Orange Teacher Has License Revoked, Officials Announce A New Jersey educator had his teaching license revoked on Thursday, June 27 after repeatedly making lewd comments to a student, officials announced. The State Board of Examiners revoked the license of East Orange English teacher Alim Hasan after he called a student "pretty", told her she smelled good, that she has a "grown woman scent" and that he "likes the f- out of her." The board said Hasan's comments "clearly demonstrate conduct that is unacceptable for a role model for a school children." "Such communications by a teacher to his student are completely inappropriate," the board w…
New Assistant Principal Named At Parker School In Greenwich New Assistant Principal Named At Parker School In Greenwich
New Assistant Principal Named At Parker School In Greenwich With the naming of a new assistant principal, an unfamiliar face will be seen in the halls of a Fairfield County school. Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones announced David Cheris's appointment as Parkway School's assistant principal.  Cheris will assist Principal Mary Grandville in supporting the entire Parkway community, aiding in the development and achievement of school goals and objectives while advocating on behalf of all students.  He replaces Matthew Cerruto, who was named assistant principal of Western Middle School at the end of the school year. “Mr.…
Goshen School District Hit By Cyberattack Goshen School District Hit By Cyberattack
Goshen School District Hit By Cyberattack A school district in the Hudson Valley was the target of a cyberattack that disabled computer services and access to phones and email. In Orange County, the Goshen Central School District announced on Thursday, July 11, that it was the subject of the ransomware incident. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kurtis Kotes said the district notified law enforcement and is working with cyber security experts to determine the source of the attack and take the necessary steps to repair the problems as quickly as possible. In an update late Friday afternoon, July 12, Kotes said: "The disaster reco…
Empower Creativity At Cre8tor Incubator’s Summer Workshops For Kids! Empower Creativity At Cre8tor Incubator’s Summer Workshops For Kids!
Empower Creativity At Cre8tor Incubator’s Summer Workshops For Kids! Cre8tor Incubator is excited to offer new creative technology summer workshops for kids in July and August in Scarsdale, NY, at 135 Summerfield Street. These programs attract children from nearby towns such as Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Bronxville, Pelham, and more. Designed to ignite young imaginations, the workshops provide the curriculum and resources needed to responsibly and safely launch their own YouTube channels. With new sessions every week, parents can enroll their children for one week or the entire summer! Additionally, Cre8tor Incubator offers a robust after-school program starting i…
New Assistant Principal Named At Cos Cob School In Greenwich New Assistant Principal Named At Cos Cob School In Greenwich
New Assistant Principal Named At Cos Cob School In Greenwich Students will see a different face at a Fairfield County school with the naming of a new assistant principal. Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones announced the appointment of Lauren Bird as assistant principal at Cos Cob School in Greenwich, effective immediately.  Bird, who most recently served as assistant principal in Wilton, will assist Cos Cob School Principal Kerry Gavin, supporting the entire Cos Cob community and aiding in the development and achievement of school goals and objectives while advocating on behalf of all students, Jones said. “Mrs. Lauren Bird …
TikTokers Make Fake Accounts Impersonating Chesco School Staff, District Says TikTokers Make Fake Accounts Impersonating Chesco School Staff, District Says
TikTokers Make Fake Accounts Impersonating Chesco School Staff, District Says Great Valley Middle School students made phony TikTok profiles impersonating their teachers, the school district said in a statement on Sunday, July 7.  "I reiterate my disappointment and sadness that our students’ behavior has caused such duress for our staff," wrote Superintendent Daniel F. Goffredo.  "Seeing GVSD in such a prominent place in the news for behavior like this is also disheartening," he said, referring to a New York Times article on the incident.  The Times report claimed the students posted "disparaging, lewd, racist and homophobic videos" across 22 accounts…
New Superintendent Takes Command At Carmel School District New Superintendent Takes Command At Carmel School District
New Superintendent Takes Command At Carmel School District An educator with decades of experience is following in the footsteps of her father and stepping up to lead a large Hudson Valley school district.  On Monday, July 1, Erin Meehan-Fairben officially began her position as superintendent of Putnam County's Carmel Central School District, to which she holds deeply personal ties.  A native of the area, Fairben was born in Putnam County Hospital and was raised within the Carmel community until she was around 5 years old. As a child, she used to play on the steps of Carmel's one-room schoolhouse as her father, Richard R. Meehan,…
Kindergarten Teacher, Mom Of 2 From Menands Gets 'Fairy Tale Ending' Before Cancer Death Kindergarten Teacher, Mom Of 2 From Menands Gets 'Fairy Tale Ending' Before Cancer Death
Kindergarten Teacher, Mom Of 2 From Menands Gets 'Fairy Tale Ending' Before Cancer Death On the last night of her life, Sara Maldonado’s neighbors surprised her family by lining their driveway and sidewalk with dozens of candlelit luminarias. It was a fitting sendoff for the beloved kindergarten teacher, wife, mother of two, and Disney fanatic who died Wednesday, June 26, at the age of 34 following a two-year battle with breast cancer, according to her obituary. “They did something for our family that will never be forgotten. It’s the fairy tale ending she would want,” her brother, Ben Olsen, said on Facebook. “‘Tangled’ is her most favorite movie and they gave her a fairy tale…
Columbia HS Principal Reinstated After Charges Dropped Columbia HS Principal Reinstated After Charges Dropped
Columbia HS Principal Reinstated After Charges Dropped Frank Sanchez has been reinstated as principal at Columbia High School after a grand jury declined to indict him on charges of child endangerment. Sanchez was reinstated at a South Orange-Maplewood School District Board of Education meeting on Thursday, June 27, on a 6-1 vote, with two board members abstaining. The charges against Sanchez stem from an incident involving a student in January at the school in the district, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said. The simple assault charges were referred to Maplewood Municipal Court, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said. Sanchez w…
BOE Rescinds Contract Of Newly-Hired Ramapo-Indian Hills Super Days Before Start Date BOE Rescinds Contract Of Newly-Hired Ramapo-Indian Hills Super Days Before Start Date
BOE Rescinds Contract Of Newly-Hired Ramapo-Indian Hills Super Days Before Start Date Ramapo-lndian Hills Regional High School has rescinded the contract of its brand-new superintendent just days before he was set to officially take office. In its Thursday, June 27 meeting, the district's Board of Education voted 5-0-3 to rescind the contract of Dr. Ronnie Tarchichi, which would have gone into effect on July 1. On May 28, the Board voted 9-0 in favor of approving Tarchichi's contract. ALSO SEE: Ramapo-Indian Hills' New Superintendent Comes With 2 Doctorates, Plans For Vocational Programs RIH BOE President Kim Ansh was not immediately available to comment…
Randallstown High School Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing Minor, Baltimore County Police Say Randallstown High School Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing Minor, Baltimore County Police Say
Randallstown High School Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing Minor, Baltimore County Police Say A 38-year-old teacher in Maryland has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a minor, police announced on Sunday. On Friday, Carlos Arroyo was arrested by detectives with the Baltimore County Crimes Against Children Unit following allegations of sexual misconduct involving a juvenile, according to authorities. Arroyo is a teacher at Randallstown High School, police noted. Randallstown High School Google Maps street view He has been charged with two felonies, which include sexual abuse of a minor and third-degree sexual offense, as well as two misdemeanor offenses. …
Special Education Teacher Accused Of Assaulting Three Students In Fairfax County: Police Special Education Teacher Accused Of Assaulting Three Students In Fairfax County: Police
Special Education Teacher Accused Of Assaulting Three Students In Fairfax County: Police A special education teacher in Virginia has been arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting multiple students, police say. Elizabeth Yoshimi Nagagata, 62, a teacher at White Oaks Elementary School in Fairfax County, is facing charges after investigators received a referral in April regarding an educator who was caught assaulting a student at school. According to investigators from the Fairfax County Police Department, the investigation found that between September 2023 and April 2024, Nagagata allegedly assaulted three students on separate occasions. The nature of the assaults were not …
Ex-Bay Shore Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing Students Photographed Third Victim, DA Says Ex-Bay Shore Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing Students Photographed Third Victim, DA Says
Ex-Bay Shore Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing Students Photographed Third Victim, DA Says A retired elementary school teacher on Long Island charged with sexually abusing two of his students is now accused of harming a third student. Thomas Bernagozzi, age 75, of Babylon, was arrested on sex crimes charges in December 2023 after an investigation by Suffolk County Police found that he sexually abused two male students between the 1980s and early 2000s while teaching third grade in the Bay Shore School District. At the time of the alleged abuse, the boys were third-grade students at Gardiner Manor Elementary School and Mary G. Clarkson Elementary School.  Bernagozzi taught a…
2023 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By Byram Hills High School 2023 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By Byram Hills High School
2023 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By Byram Hills High School Two high-achieving seniors at a Northern Westchester high school are being recognized for landing at the top of their class.  In an announcement on Wednesday, June 12, Byram Hills High School revealed its valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2024 are Grace Lin and Daniel Ndocaj, respectively.  The school's administration and faculty celebrated both students' accomplishments. "The achievement is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and excellence throughout their four years at BHHS," said Principal Christopher Walsh, who revealed the top-ranked stu…
New Superintendent Named At Katonah-Lewisboro School District New Superintendent Named At Katonah-Lewisboro School District
New Superintendent Named At Katonah-Lewisboro School District A Northern Westchester superintendent will soon transition to leading another nearby district in the county. In an announcement on Friday, June 14, the Katonah-Lewisboro School District revealed its next superintendent would be Raymond Blanch, who will be formally appointed in the role by the Board of Education on Thursday, June 20.  Blanch, who has served as superintendent of the Somers Central School District since July 2010, will officially begin in his new role on Monday, July 15.  Blanch's selection follows multiple rounds of interviews conducted by the school board in an ef…
UPDATE: 'Inappropriate Comment' Temporarily Halts Distribution Of NJ School Yearbook UPDATE: 'Inappropriate Comment' Temporarily Halts Distribution Of NJ School Yearbook
Update: 'Inappropriate Comment' Temporarily Halts Distribution Of NJ School Yearbook A graduating Ramapo Indian Hills High School student intended "no harm or offense" with an "inappropriate comment" in the senior yearbook, the district's acting chief said Thursday night. According to parents, a graduating senior included an untoward reference to a Jewish Holocaust victim under his portrait photo. In response, Ramapo Indian Hills High School District Acting Supt. Dr. Melissa Quackenbush said officials were halting the distribution of the remaining yearbooks and were talking with the distributor about reprints. "Additionally, we are consulting with the Jewish Federatio…
Teen Responsible For Bomb Threat That Forced Walt Whitman High School Evacuation, Police Say Teen Responsible For Bomb Threat That Forced Walt Whitman High School Evacuation, Police Say
Teen Responsible For Bomb Threat That Forced Walt Whitman High School Evacuation, Police Say A teenager has been identified as the person who was responsible a bomb threat that forced an evacuation at a Montgomery County high school. Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police were called to the Walt Whitman High School on Friday morning to investigate a reported threat. An alert was issued by the agency shortly before 11 a.m. on June 7 regarding a possible threat targeting the building, though it was also determined to be not valid and there was never any danger to the school. On Tuesday, June 11, investigators announced that they identified a 15-year-old as the…
Laurel High School Placed In Lockdown Amid Armed Robbery Investigation (DEVELOPING) Laurel High School Placed In Lockdown Amid Armed Robbery Investigation (DEVELOPING)
Laurel High School Placed In Lockdown Amid Armed Robbery Investigation (Developing) Laurel High School was temporarily locked down on Tuesday afternoon as police investigated a reported armed robbery near the building. An alert was issued by the Laurel Police Department early in the afternoon on June 11 advising that the school was placed in a lockdown and some roads in the area were closed. During the investigation, Cherry Lane was closed in both directions from Van Dusen Road to 4th Street.  Residents and motorists have been advised to avoid the area. Police Activity in the area of Laurel High School. The school administration has placed the school on lockdown…
Westchester Students Help Name Baby Falcons Born On Top Of New Tappan Zee Bridge Westchester Students Help Name Baby Falcons Born On Top Of New Tappan Zee Bridge
Westchester Students Help Name Baby Falcons Born On Top Of New Tappan Zee Bridge Thanks to elementary school students in Westchester and Rockland counties, several baby peregrine falcons born on top of the new Tappan Zee Bridge have been bestowed with creative names.  To name the falcons, which were born in late May on top of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, the New York State Thruway Authority and Veolia Water held a contest in which voters could decide between several names chosen by schoolchildren throughout the region. Nearly 200,000 votes later, the results are in — the four winning names are:  Beakoncé, which earned 26 percent of votes and was the idea of Ms…
St. Charles High School Student Hospitalized After Possible OD While Vaping, Sheriff Says St. Charles High School Student Hospitalized After Possible OD While Vaping, Sheriff Says
St. Charles High School Student Hospitalized After Possible OD While Vaping, Sheriff Says A student at a Charles County high school got a scare on Friday after apparently ingesting THC from a vape pen and possibly overdosing, according to the sheriff's office. At around 11 a.m. on June 7, a student at St. Charles High School was at school and called their parents to advise they were overdosing on an unknown substance. The parents contacted school administrators, officials say, and they located the student, who was taken to the nurse's office. During the investigation, a School Resource Officer recovered a vape pen from the teen, which tested positive for THC/cannabis. The stud…
Graduation Fights At John F. Kennedy High School 'Embarrassment To Community,' Principal Says Graduation Fights At John F. Kennedy High School 'Embarrassment To Community,' Principal Says
Graduation Fights At John F. Kennedy High School 'Embarrassment To Community,' Principal Says What started as a day of celebration ended violently when a brawl broke out during a graduation ceremony in Silver Spring. Several fights were reported outside of John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring this week on the steps of Constitution Hall, according to Principal Vickie Adamson, who called the incident "an embarrassment to our community."  Some recent graduates were part of the conflict, the principal said, but most of the conflicts involved adults and members of the community. According to Adamson, who issued a letter to the community, school staff members unsuccessfully …
Allamuchy BOE Member Threatened Sup't In Trying To Reverse Son's Suspension, Ethics Board Finds Allamuchy BOE Member Threatened Sup't In Trying To Reverse Son's Suspension, Ethics Board Finds
Allamuchy BOE Member Threatened Sup't In Trying To Reverse Son's Suspension, Ethics Board Finds A school board trustee in Warren County crossed the line in trying to have her child's bullying suspension revoked, according to a state ethics board. Lisa Moyer, a member of the board of education in Allamuchy Township, violated several sections of the school ethics board, after her child was suspended for harassment, intimidation and bullying in 2022, the School Ethics Commission ruled. The board recommended Moyer be reprimanded for her actions in a ruling released in April. Moyer, however, says she was just trying to defend her son. Paperwork obtained by Daily Voice shows Moyer's son, 1…
Threat Investigated At Walt Whitman High School (DEVELOPING) Threat Investigated At Walt Whitman High School (DEVELOPING)
Threat Investigated At Walt Whitman High School (Developing) Officers from the Montgomery County Department o Police were called to the Walt Whitman High School on Friday morning to investigate a reported threat. An alert was issued by the agency shortly before 11 a.m. on June 7 regarding a possible threat targeting the building. Police say that officers secured the area and are working to verifying the validity of the claim. The nature of the threat was not disclosed by investigators. More information is expected to be released. This is a developing story. Check Daily Voice for updates. Want breaking news in the DMV as it happens, or want to cont…
PA Elementary School Student Struck By Bicyclist When Exiting School Bus (VIDEO) PA Elementary School Student Struck By Bicyclist When Exiting School Bus (VIDEO)
PA Elementary School Student Struck By Bicyclist When Exiting School Bus (Video) A bicyclist struck a child exiting a school bus in York County and failed to report the incident to any authorities, so the police have released the bus's dashcam video in hopes of tracking him down.  A 10-year-old boy from North Salem Elementary School was struck by the bicyclists while exiting the school bus with several other students in the 2600 block of West Canal Road around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, according to the release by the Northern York County Regional Police Department on June 4.  The police noted the following about the incident: "The school bus was eastbound on…
Fort Montgomery Elementary School To Close For Year Fort Montgomery Elementary School To Close For Year
Fort Montgomery Elementary School To Close For Year Delays from the state Department of Education have forced a Hudson Valley school district to close an elementary school for a year. The school, Fort Montgomery Elementary School, is located in Orange County. According to Superintendent of Schools Michael McElduff, the district submitted all required documentation for the extensive project review to the State Education Department.  On Thursday, May 30, the district had not heard back from the state on the proposed improvement and much-needed upgrades for the school. "The district has been proactive in communicating with SED and h…
Report Of Grenade At Wilton School Sparks Response From Bomb Squad Report Of Grenade At Wilton School Sparks Response From Bomb Squad
Report Of Grenade At Wilton School Sparks Response From Bomb Squad Classes at a Connecticut school were interrupted after someone discovered what appeared to be a grenade on campus. Emergency crews in Fairfield County were called shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, June 3, after the device was found outside the Middlebrook School in Wilton, near the school’s batting cages. Wilton Police said administrators placed the campus into a “secure” mode, and several classrooms located adjacent to the area were moved to a different part of the building. Members of the Stamford Bomb Squad responded and determined that the device was hollow and non-functional. Administrator…
Ritchie Park Elementary School Principal Accused Of Assaulting Student In Rockville: Police Ritchie Park Elementary School Principal Accused Of Assaulting Student In Rockville: Police
Ritchie Park Elementary School Principal Accused Of Assaulting Student In Rockville: Police The elementary school principal in Montgomery County accused of assaulting a student has turned himself in and is facing charges, according to the police. In February, the Rockville City Police Department was tipped off by a staff member about an alleged assault of a student at Ritchie Park Elementary School, and an investigation by the agency and state's attorney's office identified Principal Andrew Winter as the suspect. On Monday, June 3, police say that a warrant was issued by a District Court Commissioner for one count of second-degree assault, and the 54-year-old Winter turned hi…
Boonsboro County High School Evacuated, Dismissed Early For HazMat Situation Boonsboro County High School Evacuated, Dismissed Early For HazMat Situation
Boonsboro County High School Evacuated, Dismissed Early For HazMat Situation Some students in Washington County got an unexpected half-day while fire crews investigated a HazMat situation at Boonsboro High School on Monday morning. Shortly after 9:45 a.m. on June 3, the Washington County Division of Emergency Services and fire and rescue personnel from multiple agencies were called to the building, which had to be evacuated after "a substance was discovered in the mechanical room."  Be advised at this time the Boonsboro Fire Department and Washington County DES HazMat crews are investigating a HazMat... Posted by Boonsboro Fire Department on Monda…
Multi-Millions Of Federal Funding Will Bring 116 New School Buses To These Virginia Districts Multi-Millions Of Federal Funding Will Bring 116 New School Buses To These Virginia Districts
Multi-Millions Of Federal Funding Will Bring 116 New School Buses To These Virginia Districts Hundreds of new, green school buses will be purchased for 18 Virginia school districts thanks to federal funding. The Clean School Bus Program rebate competition is funded by President Biden's Investing in America agenda, helping Virginia accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles and replace older, diesel fueled school buses, which have been linked to asthma, the Environmental Protection Agency said. Here's how much funding and how many buses local districts will receive: Loudoun County Public Schools has been selected to receive $3,975,000 in rebate funding to purchase 25 clean …
Long Island Schools Received $600M From State Lottery Last Year Long Island Schools Received $600M From State Lottery Last Year
Long Island Schools Received $600M From State Lottery Last Year Lottery officials announced that Long Island schools received $600 million in the last fiscal year. A new report from the New York Lottery shows that of the $3.7 billion Lottery Aid to Education revenue raised yearly, Long Island schools received a pretty chunk of change. Between Nassau and Suffolk counties, the total amount of financial aid comes out to just under $600 million during the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Of that, Nassau County schools received approximately $239 million, while Suffolk County schools got $359 million. The New York Lottery has contributed to state education since …