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Yonkers District and Curriculum
The curriculum in Yonkers covers the major academic subjects and designs major areas of learning within each. Teachers plan instruction and assessments based on state curricular expectations, and align this instruction to meet the needs of the student in order to achieve these expectations. The Yonkers School District curriculum focuses on developing student interest, fostering essential questions, and preparing college-bound students. Extracurricular activities extend the opportunities for students to develop leadership, social, and professional skills in areas of personal interest.
We currently cover the following Plant City-area school district: Yonkers Public Schools.
Schools in Yonkers include:
Robert C. Dodson School is located on 105 Avondale Road, Yonkers, NY, 10710. Abraham Lincoln School covers grades PreK-8 and can be contacted at (914) 376-8159. At Robert C. Dodson School, staff work collaboratively with parents and the community to promote creativity, lifelong learning, academic excellence and curiosity. The curriculum follows the New York State Common Core Learning Standards, helping to provide a solid foundation in all academic areas to help students succeed in the future. Following New York State’s common core standards, students take classes in social studies, mathematics, English Language Arts, and others. In social studies, students learn about geography, history and how people and things change over time, citizenship and government, economics and the role of money, and about different careers and work environments. Students are also encouraged to learn through real-life experiences such as through extracurricular activities and field trips. Contact SchoolTutoring Academy to learn more about our one-on-one tutoring.
Kahlil Gibran School is located on 18 Rosedale Road, Yonkers, NY 10710. Edison Career and Technology High School covers grades PreK-8 and can be contacted at 914-376-8580. The curriculum at Kahlil Gibran School puts a focus on literature, reading, and writing with a strong emphasis on the writing process and current events. The staff and community at Kahlil Gibran School are committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment for students, while also being supportive of a wide range of learning styles. Like other schools in New York State, Kahlil Gibran School also follows a curriculum that includes New York State common core learning standards to ensure that every student is prepared for higher education and a future career. This includes learning about science, including describing the characteristics of living things and earth and space, acquiring knowledge of the physical properties of the world, and learning to ask questions and make observations following the process of scientific thinking. In English, students are taught to read and understand a variety of texts, such as storybooks, and poems. They are also taught to make connections between themselves and the text. Students at Kahlil Gibran School are challenged and encouraged to participate, be involved, and be creative. Contact SchoolTutoring Academy to learn more about English Tutoring we offer.
Riverside High School is located on 565 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701. Riverside High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 914-376-8425. At Riverside High School, students are helped to reach their full potential through being encouraged to have high expectations, individuality, and mutual respect. The curriculum at Riverside High School also follows New York State’s common core standards, while also being challenging, diverse, and relevant. The implementation of technology has also been important in education of students as it helps to encourage different styles of learning. In mathematics, student learn about geometry, algebra I and II, statistics, and more. An emphasis is placed on problem solving, reasoning, and modelling to real world situations. In English Language Arts and Literacy, students should demonstrate a knowledge of standard English, and be able to present and support their knowledge and ideas in a clear way. SchoolTutoring Academy offers tutoring in all subjects, including English and Math.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Yonkers District Curriculum
The Language Arts curriculum reflects the New York State Learning Standards emphasizing regular opportunities to read, write, speak, and listen in order to develop self-aware learners who are knowledgeable about their own writing. In Social Studies, students examine various ideas important to democratic society, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to vote. Students also discuss varying viewpoints on critical issues in history, including the role and scope of government.
The Math curriculum also develops students’ ability to be self-aware, especially with the adoption of Standard Three, which expects that students be proficient with the skills of math, be able to communicate with equations and reasoning, and to use new tools to become problem solvers. The Science curriculum follows a similar framework as Math, both seeking to present tools to students which they can internalize and then use the tools to problem-solve real-life issues. Of particular emphasis in science is the ability to formulate, test, and come to conclusions about scientific phenomenon.
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Yonkers Area Educational News
- Positive Results Amid Spending Cuts - Despite the presence of necessary budget cuts, the Yonkers School District reports an increase in graduation rate up to 72%, almost to the national average of 77%! Another celebration comes with the reception of $750,000 from a New York Assembly Grant so that five varsity sports can be reinstated for students to participate in.
- Early College High School - A new school option that has been developed in the district is the Early College High School located at Roosevelt High. Students are provided with college-level coursework, critical thinking opportunities, and the chance to conduct research and enhance their critical writing skills which are essential for their future college experiences.
- Future Engineers - Students from Yonkers who have recently participated in an enriched summer program in Engineering at a local area college are gaining even more experiences with the opportunity they have received to learn from professionals at the NY Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation. This type of experiential learning based upon community-school partnerships will create a learning experience that will last a lifetime.
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About Yonkers, New York
Yonkers is located along the Hudson River and is New York’s 4th largest city. Being in the center of Hudson Valley and New York City makes Yonkers the gateway between the two. As Hudson Valley is known for its farms, orchards, and vineyards, the businesses Yonkers and the Hudson Valley are closely tied. At the center Downtown Yonkers is a plaza called Getty Square where the municipal government is also located. Getty square is also the home of some major shopping areas, and the downtown Yonkers is a hub for local businesses and nonprofits.
The population of Yonkers is approximately 202 019, with about 25% of the people in the city being under the age of 18 and people over the age of 65 making up of 15% of the population. As a large percentage of the population is under 18, the school system in Yonkers continues to grow, with Yonkers having some of the best-rated schools in the region. The median household income in Yonkers was $62 399. The city also ranked among the “Top 100 Best Places to Live” by Liveability.com and also ranked one of the safest cities in the United States.
Untermyer Park in Yonkers is spread out over an area of 43 acres. The park’s gardens were originally planted by civic leader Samuel Untermyer. Featuring beautiful gardens overlooking the Hudson River, the Untermyer Park is a great location for events and also as a place to visit to enjoy a beautiful day. One of the famous gardens in Untermyer park is The Walled Garden, inspired by Indo-Persian gardens. It is divided into quadrants by waterways, and variety of flowers including lilacs and hydrangeas and also shrubs are contained in the garden. The walled garden also contains some Greek inspired elements such as the Temple of the Sky and a roofless circle of Corinthian columns.
The Hudson River Museum is known for its imaginative, thought-provoking exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The Hudson River Museum houses a wide variety of collections ranging from exhibitions of 19th century Hudson River school paintings, contemporary art installations, a historic home built in 1877, Hudson Riverama – a hands-on environmental teaching gallery, and even a planetarium! The museum was originally founded in 1919, and in 2019 it will have its 100th year anniversary. Programming at the museum also includes artist led workshops, and different music and dance performances. The museum also places a large emphasis on community involvement, having hands-on programming in science and art for all ages.
In 2008, the Science Barge was docked in Yonkers, NY. The barge is a prototype sustainable urban farm that now also operates as an environmental education center. A green house is also featured on the barge, where fresh produce such as peppers, lettuce, eggplant and tomatoes are grown with zero net carbon emissions, zero pesticides, and zero run off. Power on the barge is also generated in a green way sing solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels. Water for the garden is also provided by collecting purified rain and river water. The Science Barge is also open for schools to visit on educational field trips.
- The first safety elevator was invented by the Otis Elevator Company in Yonkers in 1853. The elevator automatically came to a stop and locked in place if the hoisting rope broke. This invention helped the elevator industry establish credibility, and today, the Otis elevator company has installed elevators in Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Empire State building in New York City, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and the CN Tower in Toronto.
- The lead singer of Aerosmith Steven Tyler was born in Yonkers! Before he changed his name, he was known as Steven Tallarico
- One of the biggest St. Patrick’s day parades in the United States is held in Yonkers!
Chalk Talk: Writing Right
The biggest mistake students make when writing essays for tests (standardized or in a class) is this: Failing to answer the question. Whether the essay topic is, “Who is your hero? Why?” or “Explain the effects of the Hickey Treason on George Washington’s leadership and presidency,” the important thing is to do answer the question as thoroughly as possible. Go with the standard format of an introduction, at least three body paragraphs (with topic sentences featuring your main points), and a conclusion. Don’t be ashamed to doodle out a little prewriting if you need to—it will keep you from meandering away from your subject. Finally, be sure to read your work when you’re finish. Catch errors in wording, grammar, or punctuation, and be sure it makes sense and fulfills the requirements.