District Announcements

  • Chess Grand Master to Kick-Off Diversity Speaker Series

    The Diversity Oversight Committee of the Pelham Public Schools will kick off its “Aspire to Inspire” speaker series by welcoming International Chess Grand Master Maurice Ashley to host two special events on Monday, Oct. 23 and Wednesday, Oct. 25.

    Mr. Ashley will speak to elementary students and their families on Oct. 23 at Prospect Hill Elementary School and middle/high school students and families on Oct. 25 at Pelham Memorial High School. Each event will begin at 6:30 pm and include an opportunity for students to play chess and hear Mr. Ashley’s inspiring story.

    Please visit the event page to read more and RSVP for either date.

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  • October 17 Board of Education Meeting

    The Board of Education of the Pelham Public Schools will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:15 pm in the Middle School Library on the second floor of Pelham Middle School, 28 Franklin Pl, Pelham, NY 10803.

    At the meeting, the Board will continue its decision-making analysis with the goal of settling on a direction for Hutchinson School as it relates to the proposed bond for this school year.

    The Board is considering a variety of options for Hutchinson because of the need to replace the brick façade on the outside of the school and increase accessibility to the building. They include seven options for a building extension with an elevator and other accessibility improvements and a varying number of new classrooms as part of the addition, as well as the option of building a new school.

    On Oct. 10, the Board began its final deliberations on the best course of action for Hutchinson. At that meeting, the Board agreed upon 10 criteria that will factor into the decision: safety, capacity, disruption to learning during construction, best fit for educational program, future financial flexibility, predictability/ risk during construction, best stewardship of resources, best value to community, ability to gain community support, and providing the best quality of life for students. The Board then assigned weight factors on a scale of 1-10 to each of the criteria.

    At its upcoming meeting on Oct. 17, the Board will seek to find consensus on which of the 8 options (7 extension/renovation, plus possibility for new school) best support each of the criteria. The Board will assign scores (1-10) to each proposal, then, using the weight factors, will see which option scores the highest overall and thus best meet the criteria. The Board will then use those scores to help select the best option with which to proceed.

    Once the Board makes its decision about Hutchinson School, the focus will shift to determining the needs at the other schools and facilities to shape the scope of the final bond proposal.

    More information on the various proposals for Hutchinson, including a video tour of the school, a PowerPoint presentation of the options, and recordings of two community meetings about the project are available by clicking “Hutchinson School Façade/Bond” under the “District” tab at www.pelhamschools.org.

    The full agenda will be available for viewing 24 hours before the meeting. 

     

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  • Video Tour of Hutchinson/ Community Meetings

    A video tour of Hutchinson School and recordings of the two community meetings about the proposed bond are now available for viewing on the project website. Questions and feedback about the Hutchinson School options and the bond in general should be directed to boe@pelhamschools.org.

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  • Q&A on Hutchinson School

    Please take a moment to review this Q&A regarding the Hutchinson School facade project and related bond referendum that the Board is considering. Further information on the bond is available on the Hutchinson School facade project page

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  • Architects Provide Update on Hutchinson School Facade

    At the Board of Education's July 11 meeting, Architect Russell Davidson provided an update on the status of the planned Hutchinson School facade replacement and other capital improvements being considered for a bond referendum next school year. 

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  • Dr. Cheryl Champ Announced as Next Superintendent of Schools

    The Board of Education of the Pelham Public Schools is excited to announce that Dr. Cheryl  H. Champ will be appointed as the District’s next Superintendent of Schools at the Board’s meeting on Tuesday, July 11 and assume the position on August 8, 2017.

    Dr. Champ is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Sewanhaka Central High School District in Floral Park, NY, which serves 8,500 students in grades 7-12 and has a staff of 1,200. She comes to Pelham with over 20 years of experience as an educator, having begun her career as a music teacher in South Carolina, North Carolina and upstate New York before serving as assistant principal of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School and principal of Lakeland High School in Yorktown, NY.  Dr. Champ received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Manhattanville College and her Master’s in Education Administration from the College of St. Rose, where she now serves as an adjunct professor.

    “I am thrilled and honored to have been selected to be the next Superintendent for the Pelham Public Schools,” Dr. Champ said. “Pelham is a wonderful community that values education and is supportive of its schools. As one of the top school districts in New York State, Pelham has been a leader in 21st Century Learning, educating the whole child, and fostering life-long learning for staff and students.

    “The strong strategic plan, broad course offerings, parental involvement, and commitment to student and staff development are assets that will continue to drive the success of this outstanding district,” Dr. Champ continued. “I look forward to assuming this crucial educational leadership role, to meeting students, parents, faculty, and staff, and to becoming a member of the Pelham community.”

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  • Revised 2017-18 Draft Calendar

    Please click here to view the revised draft 2017-18 calendar approved by the Board of Education on June 13. Please note, this calendar is subject to change.

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  • View BOE Meetings: Agendas, Live, Archive

    Click Here for Meeting Agendas.

    Click Here for Meetings Live online or watch on Cablevision 77 and FiOS 42.

    Click Here for Archived Board Meetings and Other Events.



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  • Kindergarten and New Student Registration

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