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Dear Families,

For many families, June is the month of countdowns - counting down the days left at school, the tests left to take, the moments until the next adventure begins. End-of-year celebrations and ceremonies are upon us, marking the end of a season, a school year, and in some cases - like graduations - an era.

But as we anxiously count down, with our sights set on what comes next and everything we have to do, I encourage all of us to balance the “x-ing out” of the days left with the fulfillment of being in the moment to celebrate what each of these last days holds. Hold on to what’s happening now. Take a breath and really experience the ending, rather than coasting through it as a means to the next step. 

Whether it’s an end-of-year celebration in a classroom or a graduation ceremony, it’s a symbol of time spent learning and growing together. It’s important to honor that time and give credit to all those who made it possible, before we all move on to the next phase. Make it count - even as you count it down.

Enjoy these last few days, and I hope you all have a wonderful summer respite!

Sincerely,

Victoria Kniewel



 
 

Inter-Generational Reading Project

In a new pilot program, members of the EHS Varsity Track Team returned to their elementary schools to pair up and read with some of the younger students, and the program was a real success by all accounts! Read more…

 

Edgemont Students Succeed at Recent Science and Technology Fairs

Several Edgemont students, ranging from eighth to twelfth grade, were award winners at two recent Science Fairs – the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair and the Westlake Science Fair.

 

 

Math Challenge

Five Edgemont High School seniors earned Semi-Finalist honors for their submissions in this year’s Moody’s Mega Math Challenge.  

 

 

Spring Athletics

Click here to see the Spring Athletics Grid. Congrats to all our student athletes, especially the Boys' Varsity Baseball team who played in the section championship game under coach Mike Cozza! 

 

 

Edgemont Wins "Best Communities in Music Education" Award

The Edgemont school district has received a 2017 Best Communities for Music Education Award, presented by NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants). NAMM surveys schools and districts nationally in order to recognize outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education. Congratulations to everyone involved in making our music program so successful - teachers, students, parents, administrators and Board of Education!

 

 

Edgemont Student Wins "Year In Rap" Contest

EHS Freshman Riya Ganpati was one of eleven winners of The New York Times’ 2016 Year In Rap Contest. Each December, the newspaper invites teenagers around the world to write original raps about the year in current events. Riya’s rap was chosen from over 800 submissions. According to the Times, the 2016 rap submissions covered everything from “Brexit and terrorism to Harambe and Pokémon,” but President Trump was by far the most popular topic. An excerpt from Riya’s winning rap is below.  Congratulations, Riya! 

2016 has been a long year, but there’s a recap for ya right here
Our nation’s in distress and wonderin’ what’s next
Divided we stand over our president elect
Some protest, saying “Love Trumps Hate”
Others chant “Make America Great”

 

 

 
Important Dates
 

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Noon dismissal and last day of school for all K-6 students at Greenville and Seely Place Schools.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017
First day of school for all students K-12

Summer Renovations

This summer, all three school buildings will undergo renovations and improvements. At the Jr./Sr. High School Campus, the guidance suite will be renovated, and the new Multi-Media Photo Lab in Building E will be constructed. The windows and exterior door replacements in the Administration building will start, and the tunnel repair work will enter Phase II. As a result, the Lower EHS campus will be significantly restricted for use over the summer. At Seely Place, the main floor lavatories will be renovated, and at Greenville, interior renovations will increase space for ICAP and other classes.  

On another note, the district is redesigning our website this summer, and we look forward to improved functionality and content for all users upon our return to school in the fall.

New Edgemont Website

 

 

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