It is with great pleasure that I welcome back our students, teachers, and staff to the 2017-2018 school year – a year filled with promise and achievement!
I am honored to have been named the Acting Superintendent of the Greenburgh Graham UFSD. Our mission is, and always has been, to ensure that our students receive the education and services necessary for them to advance into society as adults with a clear focus, a sense of confidence to pursue their dreams and a purpose that will continue to cultivate as they advance in their career. I am amazed every day as I watch our students grow academically and socially, as I listen to their success stories and how hard they strive to make today just a little bit better than yesterday. Struggles are a part of our everyday lives and we encourage our students to embrace these obstacles by giving them the tools they need to manage difficult situations. We have the power to make a positive impact on the lives of our students every day. It is up to us to use this influence to remove barriers, support students in their challenges, and give them access to the knowledge and information that will enable them to reach their full potential.
Our teachers, staff, and administrators have been working diligently in preparation for the new school year to ensure that we meet the developmental needs of our students in order for them to begin to form the basis of ideas and actions that will give them the opportunity to be an integral part of our society. Some of the programs that we are integrating into our curriculum include an enormous donation from Hewlett Packard that will advance our District’s technology initiatives and will enhance our instructional program to ensure college and career technology-readiness for our students. We continue to advance our “Every Student Every Day” program which emphasizes the benefits of students attending school every day. This year we added attendance initiative that will provide parents and guardians the support they need to ensure that their child/children benefit daily from a curriculum that is designed to enhance their academic achievements.
I truly believe the collaborative efforts of our teachers, staff, and parents/guardians along with the partnerships we have forged with our community will give our children the tools they need to reach their full potential.
On behalf of the School Board, we wish the entire Greenburgh Graham family an exciting and successful school year.
Oliver B. Levy
FSA's Annual Multicultural Dinner
Greenburgh Graham UFSD presents FSA's Multicultural Dinner
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Transportation to the school will be provided promptly at 5:30pm from the Woodlawn Train Station. The bus will be departing back to Woodlawn from the school at 8:00pm. Join us for professional family photos, free book giveaways, student dance performances, and much more!Ziccolella Elementary School
"We Are The Dream" A Celebration of Black History Month
To celebrate Black History Month, the district will be having an assembly so all students can share in the theme: “We Are The Dream” Continuing the Love , Faith and Message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. There will be a wonderful student and faculty performance that combines dancing, readings and singing, based on historical events that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement.Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District
The Graham School Talent Show
The Ziccolella Elementary School students will be performing in a talent show on Friday, February 3rd at 10:00 AM. Practice is in full swing. Family and friends are invited to attend the show.Ziccolella Elementary School
We're partnering with Yankee Candle Fundraising and Home & Family Fundraising by Yankee Candle to help achieve our goal this year. To help support us click on the attachments below and order items online. Your purchases ship directly to your home and our school receives 40% of each sale.Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District
8th Annual Fall Fling Picnic
Our wonderful students from Greenburgh Graham Union Free School District will, once again, be serving the seniors and adding smiles to their faces. Our ever loyal “cooks,” the Rivertowns Rotary members, will be grilling, as will the faculty from Greenburgh Graham UFSD. The 8th annual Fall Fling picnic will take place Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Registration begins at 11:30 and doors open at 11:45.Martin Luther King Jr. High School
Scholastic Achievement Winners 2016
The Greenburgh-Graham School District celebrates the three students who have won achievement awards from The Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents (LHCSS) over the past two years. These students attended the Carroll Johnson Annual Scholastic Achievement Dinner where they received scholarships alongside other students from high schools in the Lower Hudson region. This year, on Wednesday, May 18, Kiara Cornejo, Salutatorian of the 2016 graduating class of Martin Luther King HS, and a member of the PBL Program, was honored at the 51st annual Achievement Dinner. Our students take pride in their work and their competitive academic achievements.
Check out the full story below:Martin Luther King Jr. High School
Every Student, Every Day
The Greenburgh-Graham School District promotes perfect school attendance. Our initiative “Every Student, Every Day” is our way of ensuring that students come to school daily. Being in school, leads to succeeding in school. Chronic absenteeism is most detrimental factor that prevents students from succeeding. Student attendance impacts achievement, high school graduation, and college attainment rates all of which affect economic productivity and social progress.
Source: Balfanz, B., Byrnes, V. (2012). The Importance of Being in School: A Report on Absenteeism in the Nation’s Public Schools. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Center for Social Organization of Schools.Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District
Voices, Hearts, Lives
High school students worked with artist-in-residence Richard Hoehler, writer, director and performer from Penguin-Random House, to create original pieces which culminated in an original theater production called Voices, Hearts, Lives. For a month and a half, students worked for 1 & 1/2 hours a day, 3 days a week to produce amazing, poignant, introspective narrative pieces which they performed collaboratively for an audience of friends, relatives, and faculty members.Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District