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"Andrea Stewart-Cousins' session remarks on the Marching Cobras Resolution"

“Superintendent’s Corner”
April 2, 2014

 

After a long, hard winter, spring is finally here. It is hard to believe that we are two thirds of the way through the 2013-2014 school year. The month of March was capped off by the Open Houses held on March 13th at each of our four academies. Each of the Open Houses were extremely informative. For example, the Open House at Greenburgh Academy featured both Black History and Women’s History. A temporary museum that had a number of artifacts featuring the contributions of African Americans and women in our society was the focus of the Open House. Parents, students, staff and faculty found the temporary museum to be highly educational.

With the winding down of the school year and the beginning of warmer weather, there can be a temptation for students to lose focus and in some cases, their attendance suffers. We encourage you to assist your child to make a strong finish. Please be aware in order to participate in gradation, each senior must be in good standing academically and behaviorally. Graduating students must have met all credit/course/examination requirements. The following may help your child stay focused and please reinforce these recommendations with them:

  • Concentrate on classes and maintain high expectations for yourself and your grades. Your academic success is the primary goal and your academic record will follow you for a lifetime.
  • Help one another and continue to make good choices. The weeks and months before graduation often include many opportunities to celebrate and participate in experience that you will remember for years to come. Do so safely and in a way that protects you, your classmates and friends.
  • Be a “Class with Class”. Finish your senior year with actions that make you, your family, the school and the community proud.

As you know, the fourth and last semester of the school year begins on April 7th; therefore, you will receive your child’s report card the second week of April. Whether your child is graduating in June or returning to school in the fall, the future at our four Academies and beyond is bright.

If you would like more information regarding GNC please visit our website (http://www.greenburghnorthcastleschools.com/). For referral information please contact Dr. Robin Levine at 914-798-7200 ext.2232 regarding day placement and for residential placement please contact either Jill Bergner, Director of Intake, at 914-693-3030 ext. 2037 or Karen Safris, Supervisor of Intake, at 914-949-0665 ext. 2301.

Sincerely,

Dr. Edward Placke

Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Edward Placke
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