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The Debate Continues on Usage of Lights at Butler Field

The Debate Continues on Usage of Lights at Butler Field

The debate about lights at Butler Field continued at the May 13 meeting of the B...

52 SHS Students Receive Academic Awards and 2 Receive National Merit Scholarships

52 SHS Students Receive Academic Awards and 2 Receive National Merit Scholarships

Matthew Kutzin and Jamie Robelen Received the Friends of the Music and Arts Dram...

From Village Hall: Parking, Firehouse, Time Limits. the Memorial Day Parade and more

From Village Hall: Parking, Firehouse, Time Limits. the Memorial Day Parade and more

Village Parking, lights at Butler Field, time limits for public comments and the...

LWVS Luncheon Speaker Outlines Effort to Fight Hate Crimes

LWVS Luncheon Speaker Outlines Effort to Fight Hate Crimes

Cindy Dunne, Cynthia Deitle and Linda Doucette-Ashman An illustrious crowd of may...

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A-Schoolers Experience the World of Work

DonatScarsdale's A Schoolers got a taste of the working world in January when they left the classroom to pursue internships at businesses and non-profits. The Scarsdale Alternative School Internship Program was created in 1973 to give students hands on experience in the workforce and to increase student freedom and responsibility. A-School classes are suspended during the month of January to allow time for students to complete an internship. Thirty-five hours of work per week are required, but the more regular high school (non A-School) classes a student takes, the more hours they subtract from that required number. A-Schoolers participate in a wide variety of internships.

For her internship this year, Lindsay Donat '19 worked at Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, a non-profit in Mount Kisco that uses horses to help people with special needs. Lindsay noted, "One cool thing I've learned from my internship is that after interacting with a horse just once, that horse will remember you for up to five years."

Hannah Spitzer '18 shadowed a surgeon for her internship. She loved her internship, and now knows that she would like to be a doctor: "I have always been interested in the medical field but now I definitely want to be a doctor. The doctor I have had the privilege of shadowing helps so many people and for all the right reasons. Everyone there is so genuine and they all truly care for their patients. They have demonstrated how important empathy is in the medical field and how much good a doctor can do. I leave internship everyday so happy and excited for the next day and hope that one day this could be my job."

Alex Wilson '19 worked with a charity in New York City called Girls Write Now that mentors underprivileged high school girls to help them go to college and become writers. Alex, like many A-Schoolers, commuted on the train to Manhattan every day. Alex said, "I definitely learned a lot about independence; it's the weirdest feeling to commute with adults and my friends' parents on the train, but I like the sense of freedom that comes with it."

For his internship, Evan Braun '18 worked at the JCC Mid-Westchester in Scarsdale, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community by providing cultural, social, educational and recreational/fitness programs, human services and Jewish identity-building opportunities to people of all ages, backgrounds, religions, or sexual orientation. This internship allowed Evan to work in a wide variety of fields: "What I love with my internship is that I have so many areas to work in which allows me to interact with different types of people, and learn many new things. At the JCC have interacted with people whose ages range from three to ninety."

Hannah Glickenhaus '18 worked at the popular Levain Bakery in Harlem. Many A-Schoolers, like Hannah, consider turning their internship into a job after the month of January is over. Hannah said, "I am considering getting a job at the bakery over the summer! I am very interested in fashion merchandising, and I have been trying to get an internship doing that, but being able to merchandise for a bakery has been a wonderful experience too!"

Camila Tardiff '18 worked at the Sandbox Theater in Mamaroneck. Camila loves working with kids, acting, and directing, and has learned several new skills in each of those fields. She noted, "I have learned a lot of new directing skills; for example, a director needs to be able to be extremely flexible with the number of cast members, size of the stage, the amount of set pieces being placed on stage during specific scenes, and the amount of time the director has to rehearse the show."

Chloe Gold '17 worked at the Doughnut Project, a doughnut shop doughnutsin Manhattan. Chloe discussed the cooperation between small businesses in NYC: "I learned about how the surrounding businesses in NYC really care for each other. My employer buys a majority of their ingredients from stores within a few blocks of them. Every Sunday my boss sends doughnuts to this olive oil shop a few stores down. All the local businesses really support each other and want the others to succeed."

Paige Barlow '19 worked at The Little School, a preschool in Scarsdale. Paige loved the kids she worked with, and was shocked about the maturity of the three-year-olds: "I am surprised at how well behaved and smart beyond their years they all are."

By the time they graduate, A-Schoolers will have completed three internships, or four if they opt to do an internship for their senior project. Thus, they enter the workforce with a great deal of preparation.

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Greenacres Girl Scouts Donate Supplies to Steve’s Camp at Horizon Farms

Greenacres Girl Scouts Donate Supplies to Steve’s Camp at Horizon Farms

On Friday, May 17th, the second grade Greenacres Girl Scout troop presented Steve and Cheryl Kessner, Scarsdale residents and grandparents to two of t...

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Around Town

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Sun Shines Down on the Elementary School Fairs

Sun Shines Down on the Elementary School Fairs

SHS juniors spend their day at the Edgewood fair. The annual elementary school fairs were on Saturday, May 11th. Each school set up games, food, and ra...

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Neighborhood News

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Bring The Family To See Bye Bye Birdie This Weekend At SHS

Bring The Family To See Bye Bye Birdie This Weekend At SHS

L to R: Danielle Lemisch as Deborah Sue, Becca Skar as Kim, Amanda Ruzumna as Margie, Julia McMurray as Helen, Amanda Glik as Suzie, Emily Lattman as ...

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On Our Minds

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Leading Alumni Discuss the Merits of Growing Up in Scarsdale

Leading Alumni Discuss the Merits of Growing Up in Scarsdale

On Stage: Heather Harrison, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Jeffrey Hoffman: On Screens: Lindsay Gotlieb and Andy Jassy The Scarsdale Alumni Association celebra...

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SFCS Begins Next 100 Years; Honors Scarsdale’s Sustainability “Dynamic Duo”

SFCS Begins Next 100 Years; Honors Scarsdale’s Sustainability “Dynamic Duo”

Honorees Michelle Sterling and Ron Schulhof Last Thursday, Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service (SFCS) kicked off its next 100 years of serving...

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Village Voices

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The Debate Continues on Usage of Lights at Butler Field

The Debate Continues on Usage of Lights at Butler Field

The debate about lights at Butler Field continued at the May 13 meeting of the Board of Education when Athletic Director Ray Pappalardi provided an up...

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Shout it Out

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School News

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Twelve Faculty Members Attain Tenure

Twelve Faculty Members Attain Tenure

There were smiles all around at the opening of the May 13 meeting of the Scarsdale Board of Education when 12 teachers attained tenure. Schools Superi...

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Schools

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The Goods

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SHS Students Raise Money To Fight Cancer and Lend a Hand At Hitchcock

SHS Students Raise Money To Fight Cancer and Lend a Hand At Hitchcock

From left to right: Dean Glucksman, Jack McEvoy, Max McEvoy, Aidan Mansfield, Marc Ifrah (not in picture: Ford Lenchner, Rahim & Rhomy Mohamed) Thi...

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Real Estate

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Grievance Day: How to Appeal Your Real Estate Taxes, Plus Sales, Featured Listings and Open Houses

Grievance Day: How to Appeal Your Real Estate Taxes, Plus Sales, Featured Listings and Open Houses

Once a year, property owners can challenge their property assessment. Grievance Day is always the third Tuesday in June, by law; it is not a discretio...

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Today's News

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Arts and Entertainment

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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner- Filipino Style at Hapag

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner- Filipino Style at Hapag

I’ve spent years sampling the cuisines if the world, from Italian, French, Japanese, and Spanish. However, I noticed the sign Hapag in The High Ridge ...

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People

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52 SHS Students Receive Academic Awards and 2 Receive National Merit Scholarships

52 SHS Students Receive Academic Awards and 2 Receive National Merit Scholarships

Matthew Kutzin and Jamie Robelen Received the Friends of the Music and Arts Drama Award As anyone living here knows, Scarsdale kids are some of the har...

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