2021-22 Budget Focus
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Budget & School Board Election: Tuesday, May 18
Polls Open 7am-9pm, Pelham Middle School Gym
A Note from the Board of Education
In a year which has felt so topsy-turvy, it is hard to believe that plans are already underway for the 2021-22 school year. This spring, in addition to developing the school budget, the Board’s main priority was the safe return of students to additional in-person learning. We are thrilled that elementary and middle school students returned to full-time in-person instruction and that our high school students are able to attend school more frequently. Following months of hard work, things are starting to feel a bit more “normal.”
Spring is a symbol of new beginnings and there are several examples in our schools. Remarkably, the final phase of construction at Hutchinson School is in full swing and the new building is set to open in September. Footings are being installed for the new addition at Prospect Hill, the Business Office has relocated to 314 Pelhamdale Avenue and work will soon begin to convert their former offices into classrooms at PMHS, and each day the new fields at Glover are bustling. These are shining examples of how our community continues to come together to benefit our students.
In addition to our normal operating expenses, this year’s budget includes the largest amount of borrowing associated with the 2018 capital improvement bond. As a Board, our goal is to always maintain our robust academic program and opportunities for our students while being mindful of the tax burden shared by all of us as residents. With this in mind, the Board allocated an additional $550,000 from the Debt Service Fund to supplement the $1.1 million which had been planned to reduce the tax impact on our community. By doing so, the Board is pleased to propose a tax cap compliant levy increase of 2.47% that allows us to meets the needs of the district, funds our capital improvement projects, and supports the goals of our Strategic Plan.
I am particularly proud that the budget supports the Steps A DBT program, Responsive Classroom and our Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), which bolster our strategic commitment to The Whole Child and are especially important as we emerge from the pandemic. This budget also provides for additional world language and science teachers to help meet growing demands, and flexible furnishings to bolster Authentic Learning experiences. Finally, I am pleased that the budget expands our summer program for students who need additional academic support and maintains the technology-based learning resources and devices that have become so crucial to our success.
Polls will be open on May 18 from 7:00 am - 9:00 pm in the Pelham Middle School Gym. Additional information about voter registration and absentee ballots is available on page 12 of this Focus.
On behalf of the Board, I want to thank all of our District staff and our community for their incredible support of our students throughout this challenging year. We feel so wonderful that we will be able to finish this school year in a more traditional fashion as we head into summer.
Please feel free to reach out to me, or any member of the Board of Education or District administration if you have any questions.
2021-22 Proposed Budget
Tax Levy Increase: 2.47% - Complies with Tax Cap
- 4.67% Budget-to-Budget Increase*
- Projected Tax Rate: $18.18 per $1,000 assessed home value
- Expands summer programming for students needing additional academic support
- Funds all current academic and extracurricular programs
- Maintains class sizes at or below BOE guidelines
- Continues professional learning to support the social and emotional needs of students
- Restores World Language and Science teaching positions to meet program demands
- Includes financing for 2018 Capital Improvement Bond
- Builds toward goals of the Strategic Plan
*Budget-to-Budget increase includes $2.5 million increase in debt service due to the 2018 Capital Improvement Bond
School Board Member election
5 candidates running for 2 open seats on the Board of Education
- Ian V. Rowe
- Jess Young
- Janice Powers
- Eileen Miller
- Michael Owen-Michaane
The budget vote and school board member election will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 in the Pelham Middle School Gymnasium. Polls will be open from 7:00 am - 9:00 pm. Eligible voters must be registered to vote.*
- be 18 years of age or older on the day of the vote
- be a United States citizen
- be a resident of the Pelham School District for at least 30 days prior to the date of the vote
- not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction
- not claim the right to vote elsewhere
- be registered to vote with either the County Board of Elections or with the School District Board of Registration.
*You are registered if you are on the Westchester County voters’ list and voted at least once during the last 4 years or you have personally registered with the District.
If you are not registered
A qualified voter may register to vote in the May 18, 2021 election by registering to vote with the Westchester County Board of Election. You may contact the Westchester County Board of Elections for additional information at: Westchester County Board of Elections, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, New York, 10601, by calling (914) 995-2000, or by visiting their website at: citizenparticipation.westchestergov.com/register-to-vote.
You may also register through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website at: dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application.
Qualifications For absentee ballots
If a registered voter will not be able to get to the polls on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 between 7:00 am – 9:00 pm, for one or more of the following reasons, Absentee Ballots are available:
- absence from country on election day
- temporary illness or physical disability, including, but not limited to, the risk of contracting or spreading a disease (e.g., COVID-19) that may cause illness to the voter or to other members of the public
- permanent illness or physical disability
- duties related to primary care of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled
- resident or patient of Veterans Health Administration Hospital
- detention in jail/prison, awaiting trial, awaiting action by a grand jury, or in prison for conviction of a crime or offense which was not a felony
To Vote by Absentee ballot
- Fill out a School District Absentee Ballot Application and return it to the District
- Upon receipt of an Absentee Ballot, fill out the Ballot
- Return the completed Absentee Ballot to the District
Applications, together with instructions for Absentee Ballots, are available on the District’s website at: pelhamschools.org/board-of-education/2021-22-budget.
If Absentee Ballots are to be mailed to the voter, completed Applications must be returned to the District Clerk, 18 Franklin Place, Pelham, NY 10803 no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
If Applications are delivered personally, they must be turned in to the District Clerk at 18 Franklin Place, Pelham, NY 10803 by 4:00 pm on Monday, May 17, 2021.
All absentee ballots must be returned by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 in order to be included in the tallies.
Pauline Davies, District Clerk, is located in the Central Office at 18 Franklin Place, Pelham, NY 10803. Please contact her for any questions on the Budget Vote and School Board Election at (914) 738-3434, ext. 6
2021 Tenure Appointments, 7:30 pm, PMS Gym
PMHS Virtual Science Research Symposium, 6:00 pm
2021 District Retiree Recognition, 7:30 pm, PMS Gym
Check the District website before each event for more information
Includes regular education costs including teacher and support staff salaries, curriculum development and teacher training. 2021-22 BOCES service additions include expanded technology support, staffing, educational software, and safety/security consulting.
Includes services related to Special Education, including Special Education teachers and tuition for special education students attending programs out of District. Salaries and contract services reflect offsetting variances for reclassification of consultant as staff person.
SCHOOL LIBRARY & AUDIO VISUAL
Includes costs for the operation of school libraries, HS Info Center and audio visual needs.
Includes technology support services, network applications, hardware & software support.
Includes counseling services, school nurses, the school doctor, psychologists, attendance and building safety services.
CO-CURRICULAR & INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS
Includes co-curricular activity stipends, athletic director, coaches, team equipment, supplies, supervision at athletic events and athletic training services.
Includes mandated transportation for pupils attending private and parochial schools, special needs students and those attending occupational education programs. Also includes transportation for athletic events and certain trips.
|Charter & Athletic trips||210,000||210,000||-|
Includes allocated costs for use of District fields and facilities by the community.
Represents contractually required pension, health, employment taxes & other employment-related costs.
Includes District share of summer school costs for special needs students.
Includes legal costs associated with student issues (health, welfare, safety, rights, discipline, disabilities, etc.)
CAPITAL (BUILDINGS & GROUNDS)
OPERATION & MAINTENANCE
Includes cost for operation and maintenance of all school buildings & grounds, including custodial staff.
*Note regarding Property Lease: As a result of the interior renovations to Pelham Memorial High School and Pelham Middle School that were approved as part of the 2018 bond referendum, the Board of Education anticipates entering into a five-year lease of office space located within the School District’s boundaries to provide administrative office space for fifteen employees. This budget line provides an estimate of the annual rental fee and related costs of leasing this office space.
Represents contractually-required pension, health, employment taxes and other employment-related costs.
TRANSFER TO DEBT SERVICE
Includes debt service on capital bonds. Increase reflects the permanent financing for the voter-approved 2018 capital projects.
TRANSFER TO CAPITAL FUND
Includes anticipated transfers for district-wide repair and remediation projects accounted for in the Capital Fund. No such projects are planned for 2021-2022.
BOARD OF EDUCATION/DISTRICT MEETING
Includes cost of budget vote, meetings, publications, memberships, consultants, workshops and BoardDocs.
|Supplies & Materials||1,000||2,000||1,000|
Includes stipend for District Clerk.
Includes funds for the operation of the Superintendent’s Office.
Includes funds for the District Business Office including: accounting, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, bidding, audit and personnel functions for non-certified staff. Increase in salaries reflects addition of part-time administrative clerk.
|Contractual & Auditing||111,305||109,855||(1,450)|
Includes legal costs related to contractual negotiations, labor relations, regulatory compliance, tax certiorari proceedings, etc.
PERSONNEL & PUBLIC INFORMATION
Includes funds for advertising/recruiting of certified staff, employee record keeping and the Public Information Officer.
Includes costs for liability and student accident insurance. Also includes school association dues, sewer tax and BOCES administrative fee.
|BOCES Admin. Charge||362,373||393,785||31,412|
INSTRUCTION, ADMINISTRATION & IMPROVEMENT
Includes costs for administration, evaluation and revision of the instructional program, including funds for student supervision and operation of the principals’ offices. Also includes staff development costs.
Represents contractually-required pension, health, employment taxes and other employment-related costs.
The three-part budget format (program, capital, administration) presented above is in accordance with NYSED Budgeting Handbook 3 guidelines.
How the Budget is Spent
Our budget continues to focus its spending on students.
Program - 73.8%
Teachers, support staff, books, technology, and supplies directly related to students and instruction
Capital - 17.2%
Utilities, operation/maintenance of facilities and debt service
Administration - 9.0%
Central and business offices, building-level administration, legal costs and insurance
How Pelham's Projected Per Pupil Cost Compares with Other Districts for 2020-21
Our spending is consistently in the bottom quartile compared with other districts reporting data in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam.
10 Lowest Spending
Putnam Valley - 14,131
Mamaroneck - 26,489
Pelham - 27,315
Eastchester - 27,752
Rye Neck - 27,953
Ossining - 28,198
Peekskill - 28,662
Yorktown - 28,865
Pearl River - 29,275
Lakeland - 29,416
10 Highest Spending
Pocantico Hills - 93,179
Greenburg - 44,119
Byram Hills - 41,464
Briarcliff - 38,231
Bedford - 37,463
Irvington - 37,446
Elmsford - 36,901
Valhalla - 36,590
Chappaqua - 35,881
Garrison - 35,869
* Based on 2020-21 projections of reporting districts.
Property Taxes - $67,271,881
The majority of the District’s revenue comes from property taxes. The increase is compliant with the cap allowed by NYS law for the Pelham Schools.
State Aid & Federal Aid - $8,617,933
This amount is based on the State's adopted budget as of April 2021 (subject to change) and includes an increase in Foundation Aid from the state.
Miscellaneous Receipts - $2,290,186
This includes money from categories such as tuition and health services from other districts, shared town maintenance, interest on deposits, county sales tax revenue, rental of real property, and other miscellaneous revenue items.
Appropriated Fund Balance - $450,000
This includes an appropriation of fund balance generated from favorable past operating results.
Appropriated Fund Balance - Debt Service Fund - $1,650,000
This money is an appropriation from the Debt Service Fund, which includes excess proceeds from past bonded capital projects and premiums on recent borrowings.
Projected Tax Rate Per Thousand
|Tax Rate, Res. Homeowners*
Homestead Tax Rate
|Tax Rate, Commercial Property Owners*
Non-Homestead Tax Rate
*Tax rates are per $1,000 of assessed value. The 2021-2 school taxes are based on the 2020 assessments. Rates are subject to change.
How to Calculate Projected School Taxes for 2021-22
Using your property’s 2020 assessed value:
- Divide your total assessed value* for 2020 by $1,000 to get your value on a per $1,000 basis.
- Multiply by $18.18, the projected tax rate.
- Deduct Basic STAR savings of $1,455 or Enhanced STAR savings of $3,386, if applicable.
*Veteran and Partial Exemptions should be deducted from your total assessed value, as applicable.
Assessed valuation has an impact on the amount of taxes a homeowner pays. As of January 2021, the homestead assessed valuation increased by $67,107,649 from the prior year and the non-homestead increased by $22,056,654. These assessment figures are subject to change before tax bills are issued.
|Projected Residential Valuation||$3,043,785,224|
|Projected Commercial Valuation||$486,181,354|
By taking advantage of historically low interest rates, the total borrowing cost of the bond has been sharply reduced from the 2018 projections.
Actual Project Cost
Projected Net Cost with Interest & Building Aid (2018)
Estimated Net Cost with Interest & Building Aid
Total Savings Over Life of the Bond
Success by the Numbers
Our Graduates: Class of 2020
The Class of 2020 showed remarkable resilience as their in-person learning experience was cut short in March 2020 due to the pandemic. In the face of this adversity, they still managed to excel and continue the Pelham Public Schools' high graduation rates.
|Regents Diplomas with Honors Earned||52.3%|
|Total Regents Diplomas Earned||95.7%|
|Local Diplomas Earned||3.4%|
|Graduation Rate, Bridge Academy*||100%|
*An alternative program for students at PMHS better suited in a non-traditional high school classroom.
Improving College Readiness
Our Students: Taking More Challenging Courses & Succeeding
Over the past several years, the District has continued to offer numerous college-level and Advanced Placement courses, offering a rigorous selection for our students. Their performance in these courses continues to outpace their peers across the state.
4-Year Perspective - Students enrolled in Advanced Placement Courses
|Year||# of Students
Students enrolled in College Level Courses 2019-20
|Type of College Level Course||# of Students
Advanced Placement Tests Score Comparison
|Advanced Placement Tests||# Tested||Pelham % Scoring 3 or Higher||NYS % Scoring 3 or Higher|
|English Literature & Composition||20||80%||59%|
|English Language & Composition||135||78%||66%|
|U.S. Government & Politics||43||91%||60%|
|Computer Science A||17||88%||72%|
Mean SAT Scores - 2019
|Test||PMHS Mean Score|
Mean ACT Scores
* Comparative state and national data is unavailable this year due to the pandemic.
** NOTE: Due to the pandemic, last year's Grade 3-8 Math and ELA exams as well as the June Regents were cancelled.
Colleges Our 2016-2020 Graduates Are Attending
Two-thirds of the class of 2020 are attending the top three tiers of schools.
PMHS Students in Best Schools
|Class||Most Competitive||Highly Competitive||Very Competitive||Total|
Academy of Art
Arizona State University
Art Institute of Philadelphia
Bridgewater State University
California Polytechnic State University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Catholic University of America
Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina
City University of New York (CUNY): Baruch, Borough of Manhattan Community College, College of Staten Island, Hunter, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, LaGuardia Community College, Macaulay Honors, New York City College of Technology, Queens, Queensborough Community College, Stella & Charles Guttman Community College
Claremont McKenna College
Coastal Carolina University
College of Charleston
College of Mount Saint Vincent
College of New Rochelle
College of the Holy Cross
College of Westchester
College of William & Mary
Culinary Institute of America
Delaware State University
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
Five Towns College
Florida Atlantic University
Florida State University
Franklin & Marshall College
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
High Point University
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University
Keene State College
Kent State University
La Salle University
Laboratory Institute of Merchandising
Long Island University, C.W. Post
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Manhattan School of Music
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Miami University, Oxford
Michigan State University
Monterey Peninsula College
New England Conservatory of Music
New York University
Nova Southeastern University
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania State University
Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Richard Bland College
Roger Williams University
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Sacred Heart University
Saint Joseph’s University
Saint Leo University
Saint Michael’s College
San Francisco Art Institute
Santa Clara University
Santa Fe College
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art & Design
Southern New Hampshire University
St. John’s University
St. Thomas Aquinas College
State University of New York (SUNY): Binghamton University, Brockport, Buffalo State, Canton, Cobleskill, Cortland, Delhi, Dutchess Community College, Environmental Science & Forestry, Farmingdale State, Fashion Institute of Technology, Fredonia, Geneseo, Hudson Valley Community College, Maritime, New Paltz, Oneonta, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Purchase, Stony Brook University, Community College, Tompkins Cortland Community College, University at Albany, University at Buffalo, Westchester Community College
Stevens Institute of Technology
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University
Trinity College, Connecticut
United States Air Force
United States Naval Academy
University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
University of British Columbia
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Hartford
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of London Royal Holloway
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of Scranton
University of South Carolina
University of St. Andrews
University of Tampa
University of Texas
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Wake Forest University
Washington & Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wentworth Institute of Technology
West Virginia University
Western Connecticut State University
Western New England University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
As I wrote to you about the upcoming budget vote last year, our school buildings were closed and “distance learning” was our new reality. Today, I write to you thrilled that our schools have been open nearly the entire year and the vast majority of our students are in class, in person, as it should be.
The contrast between where we are today versus where we were a year ago is stark. Life has slowly been brought back into our schools and the energy on campus is palpable. Once again, the Pelham community has banded together to help our District adapt and thrive. From our PTA members who have assisted with lunch coverage, to the PEF, Pelham Civics and Booster Club, who have supported this year’s unique needs, to our incredible teachers, administrators, support staff, nurses and custodians, who have reinvented how we deliver education, we have all worked collaboratively for the betterment of our students.
Throughout it all, our students have continued to impress. Among their feats are the Sock’n’Buskin Drama Club’s virtual productions, the Middle School being named a School of Character, the Science Research Program’s unbelievable performances and 12 of our varsity teams being named Scholar Athlete Teams. I am immensely proud of our students’ resilience, ability to adapt and their overall growth both academically and personally.
The progress we have made over this past year is considerable and we are committed to building upon these gains. The 2021-22 budget continues to provide a rich academic program and aims to address our students academic and social-emotional needs following a year of learning during the pandemic. We are excited to be expanding our summer programming and continuing to support our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support framework to make sure students receive the interventions they need. We are also pleased to be maintaining the incredible strides in learning technology and look forward to seeing these tools used in the classroom as we plan for a more “normal” school year.
As we developed the budget, we learned that our District would receive an additional $800,000 in Foundation Aid from NYS, which is being used to reduce the budget’s reliance on fund balance, creating more stability in our funding sources. We will also receive an additional $800,000 one-time allocation from the American Rescue Plan to help with pandemic-related expenses. Some options for these funds include hiring virtual teachers to support fully remote learners should such a program be necessary next school year and bringing on additional mental health clinicians.
I hope that you will learn more about the proposed budget and the incredible achievements of our students through the pages of this Focus. Opportunity and resilience have been borne out of this year of adversity, and I feel confident that our District’s brightest days are ahead. Please be sure to vote on May 18, 2021!
Cheryl H. Champ, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools
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Plastic Barriers Provided
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PMHS Science Research Takes Top Honors
The PMHS Science Research Program had a record-setting showing at this year’s Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF), with several students earning top honors in their respective categories.
PMHS was the winningest school at this year’s competition, held March 23, with four students, Brett Bober, Jack Dougherty, Daniel Dusevic and Lucia Lavallee advancing to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the most prestigious high school competition in the world for their projects in the environmental science field.
Dougherty and Dusevic earned “Best Team in Fair’’ honors for their project “A Profile of Heavy Metal Contamination in Lower Hudson Valley Tributaries.” Bober also earned first place in Environmental Science for her project, “Determining Effective Locations of Seagrass to Prevent Coastal Erosion,” while Lavallee placed second for her project “Street Trees: An Analysis of Undergrounding Powerlines in the Northeastern Suburbs.”
Aiden Levy Nominated for U.S. Presidential Scholarship Program
PMHS Senior Aiden Levy was nominated by the State Education Department as one of 25 New York State high school seniors for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects honored scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.
Aiden has showcased academic excellence throughout his time at PMHS. He serves as class president of the National Honor Society, vice president of the English Honor Society and is also a member of the Rho Kappa (social studies), Math, Science and Spanish National Honor Societies. Additionally, he has been named to the high honor roll all four years of high school.
Pelham Middle School Named NY School of Character
Pelham Middle School earned distinction as a New York State School of Character, an honor bestowed to just two schools in the state and 76 in the U.S. this year. The recognition is given to schools that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development which has a positive effect on academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate.
Some examples of how the middle school earned the School of Character Distinction include:
- Collaborating with Pelham Together and author Rosalind Wiseman to create a Student Ambassador Program
- Implementing the One Clip at a Time anti-bias curriculum
- Expanding the International Baccalaureate Service and Action through class projects such as seventh graders’ efforts to donate a well in South Sudan
- Eighth grade IB-MYP Community Projects
- The sponsoring of new student organizations such as our Common Sense Project, G.S.A. (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) and A.C.E. (Access Creates Equity), as well as many other positive outcomes.
World Language Honor Society Inductees 2021
La Société Honoraire de Français
Rachel Atlas, Claire Aumer, Ava Anderson, William J. (Jack) Anderson, Everett Banholzer, Lily Brewer, Sophia DesMarais, Kate Dougherty, Greta Fear, Paige Felgner, Daniel Fredbeck, Alexandra Hart, Eliana Herzog, Samantha Janos, Garrett Jenkins, Martha Johnson, Daniel R. Johnston, Amelia Koff, Emma Koonce, Zachary Long, Malia McLellan, Ellery McSpedon, Caroline Michailoff, Elizabeth Murray, Charlotte Nanda, Maelle Navarro, Katherine O’Connor, Elizabeth Ross, Georgia Russello, Jordan Schwarz, Thomas Shelton.
PMHS Chapter of the National Chinese Honor Society
Tyler Chang, Madison Cohen, Brandon Gimenez, Leya Ivanov, Stephen Liaskos, Gyan Schloyer, Risa Schloyer, Catherine Scott, Oliver Tam, Connor To, Holly Tsang, Graham Yuen.
The Vittorio Emanuele Chapter of La Societa` Onoraria Italica
Alice Barrera, Filip Bukowski, Luis- Jaime Casenas, Frank Carlo Cipriano, Regan Di Natale, Caroline Garufi, Harrison Giglio, Kathryn Girolamo, Clara Kingsley, Daniella Letizia, Benjamin Levine, Eileen Mazzaro, Gabriella Miller, Pamela Patino, Amina Pucci, Andrew Terraciano, Haley Wall.
PMHS Chapter of The American Classical League
Ulysses Conrad, Kathleen Loughran, Eleanor O’Sullivan, Collins Mbonu, Brenna Rini, Dean Shannon.
The Federico García Lorca Chapter of La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
Katherine Alexander, Mary Kate Boldyrev, Emiliano Caltenco, Virginia Capeci, Giovanni Carrion-Silva, Analia Casey, Owen Cuomo, Edward D’Angelo, Claire Deeney, Abigail Douglass, Carolyn Dudek, Jane Dunbar, Alex Esteverena, Lucas Facciuto, Isabella Garcia, Erin Ginn, Matthew Gregware, Charles Gutch, Lauren Holley, Jordan Hurd, Aaron Jose, Sarah Kaplansky, Andrew Kelly, Austin Kelly, Jayvi Khemraj, Aidan Kiernan, Rachel Lief, Tessa Loria, Luke Mackool, Valery Madrid, Marco Maggiore, Matthew Martinez, Matthew McCormick, Claire McDonald, Colleen McDonald, Samantha Min, Sarita Nagesar, Thomas O’Halloran, Caleb Persanis, Christian Pesante, Timothy Pettus, Nicholas Pilla, Rowan Proffitt, Ana Ramirez, Christopher Rella, Benjamin Rosenberg, Stella Schlumbom, Jackson Shampanier-Bowen, Dorina Shkoza, Henry Smith, Eric Soderberg, Joseph Solimine, Maya Spunberg, Sofia Tahan, Mark Tarazi, Brianna Valencia, Katherine Valente, Emma Van Praagh, Gabriel Varela Martens, Rafael Varela Martens, Diana Vilchez, Aidan Walsh, Caitlin Winston, Aidan Zusin.
PMHS Curriculum Honor Societies
Science National Honor Society
William (Jack) Anderson, Kathryn Alexander, Ava Anderson, Rachel Atlas, Claire Aumer, Brett Bober, Riley Bober, Lily Brewer, Filip Bukowski, LJ Casenas, Tyler Chang, Grace Condon, Ulysses Conrad, Camille Cornachio, Edward D’Angelo, Jack Dougherty, Kate Dougherty, Katherine Elliott, Lucas Facciuto, Paige Felgner, James Findikyan, Daniel Fredbeck, Caroline Garufi, Charlie Gutch, Joshua Handelman, Alexandra Hart, Nya Haseley-Ayende, Eliana Herzog, Dyllan Hofflich, Lauren Holley, Jordan Hurd, Samantha Janos, Daniel Johnston, Aaron Jose, Andrew Kelly, Amelia Koff, Dylan Lee, Ben Levine, Stephen Liaskos, Rachel Lief, Ann Liu, Samuel Long, Kathleen Loughran, Timothy Lyons, Luke Mackool, Eileen Mazzaro, Matthew McCormick, Colleen McDonald, Malia McLellan, Ellery McSpedon, Marlen Mendez-Singh, Caroline Michailoff, Samantha Min, Namrata Moral, Charlotte Nanda, Katherine O’Connor, Will Otondi, Timothy Pettus, Rowan Proffitt, Georgia Russello, Risa Schloyer, Stella Schlumbom, Jordan Schwarz, Jackson Shampanier-Bowen, Thomas Shelton, Eric Soderberg, Joseph Solimine, Emma Spencer, Maya Spunberg, Oliver Tam, Mark Tarazi, Jack Tirsch, Connor To, Katherine Valente, Caitlin Winston, Bonnie Wu, Graham Yuen.
Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society)
Kathryn Alexander, William (Jack) Anderson, Rachel Atlas, Claire Aumer, Everett Banholzer, Riley Bober, Lily Brewer, Filip Bukowski, Matthew Cannella, LJ Casenas, Analia Casey, Tyler Chang, Grace Condon, Ulysses Conrad, Ian Cullen, Edward D'Angelo, Regan DiNatale, Lauren Evans, Lucas Facciuto, Allison Feldman, Paige Felgner, James Findikyan, Daniel Fredbeck, Caroline Garufi, Kate Girolamo, Charlie Gutch, Joshua Handelman, Alexandra Hart, Eliana Herzog, Dyllan Hofflich, Lauren Holley, Jordan Hurd, Samantha Janos, Martha Johnson, Daniel Johnston, Aaron Jose, Sarah Kaplansky, Andrew Kelly, Amelia Koff, Dylan Lee, Ben Levine, Stephen Liaskos, Rachel Lief, Ann Liu, Samuel Long, Zachary Long, Tessa Loria, Kathleen Loughran, Timothy Lyons, Luke Mackool, Eileen Mazzaro, Matthew McCormick, Claire McDonald, Colleen McDonald, Malia McLellan, Ellery McSpedon, Caroline Michailoff, Ella Miller, Samantha Min, Elizabeth Murray, Charlotte Nanda, Van Dai Nguyen, Katherine O’Connor, Thomas O’Halloran, Eleanor O’Sullivan, Will Otondi, Ava Pedorella, Timothy Pettus, Olivia Pollock, Rowan Proffitt, Luke Quartararo, Christopher Rella, Brenna Rini, Georgia Russello, Risa Schloyer, Stella Schlumbom, Jordan Schwarz, Jackson Shampanier-Bowen, Thomas Shelton, Dorina Shkoza, Eric Soderberg, Joseph Solimine, Emma Spencer, Maya Spunberg, Oliver Tam, Mark Tarazi, Jack Tirsch, Connor To, Holly Tsang, Katherine Valente, Caitlin Winston, Bonnie Wu.
Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society
Kathryn Alexander, Zachary Altschiller, William Anderson, Ava Anderson, Rachel Atlas, David Atlas, Claire Aumer, Olin Banholzer, Everett Banholzer, Riley Bober, Eliza Bratone, Lily Brewer, Filip Bukowski, Luis-Jaime Casenas, Analia Casey, Tyler Chang, Madison Cohen, Grace Condon, Georgia Connolly, Ulysses Conrad, Camille Cornachio, Ian Cullen, Edward D’Angelo, Sophia DesMarais, Kate Dougherty, Abigail Douglass, Carolyn Dudek, Katherine Elliott, Lauren Evans, Lucas Facciuto, Greta Fear, Paige Felgner, James Findikyan, Caroline Garufi, Kathryn Girolamo, Charles Gutch, James Halvorson, Joshua Handelman, Alexandra Hart, Eliana Herzog, Dyllan Hofflich, Lauren Holley, Jordan Hurd, Leya Ivanov, Samantha Janos, Garrett Jenkins, Martha Johnson, Daniel Johnston, Sarah Kaplansky, Amelia Koff, Emma Koonce, Allison Lange, Kathryn Lange, Rachel Lief, Zachary Long, Nicholas Loria, Tessa Loria, Kathleen Loughran, Luke Mackool, Eileen Mazzaro, Claire McDonald, Colleen McDonald, Malia McLellan, Ellery McSpedon, Caroline Michailoff, Gabriella Miller, Samantha Min, Elizabeth Murray, Sarita Nagesar, Charlotte Nanda, Katherine O’Connor, Thomas O’Halloran, Eleanor O’Sullivan, William Otondi, Charles Parent, Ava Pedorella, Timothy Pettus, Nicholas Pilla, Olivia Pollock, Rowan Proffitt, Natalie Pursel, Elizabeth Ross, Georgia Russello, Risa Schloyer, Stella Schlumbom, Jordan Schwarz, Catherine Scott, Jackson Shampanier-Bowen, Dean Shannon, Thomas Shelton, Dorina Shkoza, Henry Smith, Eric Soderberg, Joseph Solimine, Emma Spencer, Maya Spunberg, Cameron Stanford, Andrew Talamas, Oliver Tam, Mark Tarazi, Jack Tirsch, Connor To, Katherine Valente, Caitlin Winston, Graham Yuen.
National English Honor Society
Kathryn Alexander, Zachary Altschiller, Ava Anderson, William Anderson, Rachel Atlas, Claire Aumer, Livia Banavar, Olin Banholzer, Everett Banholzer, Riley Bober, Lily Brewer, Filip Bukowski, Jamie Burke, Luis-Jaime Casenas, Analia Casey, Tyler Chang, Madison Cohen, Grace Condon, Ulysses Conrad, Ian Cullen, Edward D’Angelo, Sophia DesMarais, Regan DiNatale, Kate Dougherty, Abigail Douglass, Carolyn Dudek, Katherine Elliott, Lauren Evans, Greta Fear, Paige Felgner, James Findikyan, Isabella Garcia, Caroline Garufi, Kathryn Girolamo, Charles Gutch, Joshua Handelman, Alexandra Hart, Dyllan Hofflich, Lauren Holley, Leya Ivanov, Samantha Janos, Garrett Jenkins, Martha Johnson, Daniel Johnston, Sarah Kaplansky, Austin Kelly, Amelia Koff, Emma Koonce, Allison Lange, Kathryn Lange, Aiden Levy, Stephen Liaskos, Rachel Lief, Samuel Long, Zachary Long, Tessa Loria, Kathleen Loughran, Ethan Luce, Luke Mackool, Eileen Mazzaro, Claire McDonald, Colleen McDonald, Malia McLellan, Ellery McSpedon, Caroline Michailoff, Gabriella Miller, Nicholas Milo, Samantha Min, Namrata Moral, Elizabeth Murray, Sarita Nagesar, Charlotte Nanda, Katherine O’Connor, Thomas O’Halloran, Eleanor O’Sullivan, Charles Parent, Ava Pedorella, Timothy Pettus, Olivia Pollock, Rowan Proffitt, Natalie Pursel, Ana Ramirez, Brenna Rini, Elizabeth Ross, Georgia Russello, Risa Schloyer, Stella Schlumbom, Jordan Schwarz, Catherine Scott, Jackson Shampanier-Bowen, Dean Shannon, Thomas Shelton, Dorina Shkoza, Henry Smith, Eric Soderberg, Joseph Solimine, Caroline Spana, Emma Spencer, Maya Spunberg, Cameron Stanford, Oliver Tam, Mark Tarazi, Jack Tirsch, Connor To, Katherine Valente, Caitlin Winston, Graham Yuen, Aidan Zusin.
The PMHS Knight & Lamp Chapter - National Honor Society
Class of 2022
Kathryn Alexander, Zachary Altschiller, Ava Anderson, William Anderson, Rachel Atlas, Claire Aumer, Hiba Bakry, Everett Banholzer, Olin Banholzer, Sophia Battaglia, Riley Bober, Lily Brewer, Filip Bukowski, Emiliano Caltenco, Luis-Jaime Casenas, Analia Casey, Tyler Chang, Madison Cohen, Grace Condon, Ulysses Conrad, Camille Cornachio, Ian Cullen, Edward D’Angelo, Luca Dennison, Sophia DesMarais, Regan DiNatale, Kate Dougherty, Abigail Douglass, Carolyn Dudek, Katherine Elliott, Lauren Evans, Lucas Facciuto, Greta Fear, Paige Felgner, James Findikyan, Daniel Fredbeck, Isabella Garcia, Caroline Garufi, Harrison Giglio, Kathryn Girolamo, Charles Gutch, Joshua Handelman, Alexandra Hart, Eliana Herzog, Dyllan Hofflich, Lauren Holley, Lin Huang, Jordan Hurd, Samantha Janos, Garrett Jenkins, Martha Johnson, Daniel Johnston, Aaron Jose, Sarah Kaplansky, Andrew Kelly, Austin Kelly, Clara Kingsley, Amelia Koff, Emma Koonce, Allison Lange, Kathryn Lange, Benjamin Levine, Rachel Lief, Ann Liu, Samuel Long, Zachary Long, Tessa Loria, Kathleen R. Loughran, Timothy Lyons, Luke Mackool, Eileen Mazzaro, Matthew McCormick, Claire McDonald, Colleen McDonald, Malia McLellan, Ellery McSpedon, Angelic Menzel, Caroline Michailoff, Gabriela Miller, Nicholas Milo, Samantha Min, Gabriela Motta, Elizabeth Murray, Sarita Nagesar, Charlotte Nanda, Maelle Navarro, Van Dai Nguyen, Katherine O’Connor, Thomas O’Halloran, Eleanor O’Sullivan, William Otondi, Charles Parent, Pamela Patino, Ava Pedorella, Timothy Pettus, Olivia Pollock, Rowan Proffitt, William Puchalla, Natalie Pursel, Christopher Rella, Brenna Rini, Benjamin Rosenberg, Georgia Russello, Dylan Sasson, Risa Schloyer, Stella Schlumbom, Jordan Schwarz, Catherine Scott, Jackson Shampanier-Bowen, Dean Shannon, Thomas Shelton, Dorina Shkoza, Eliot Shytaj, Henry Smith, Eric Soderberg, Joseph Solimine, Emma Spencer, Maya Spunberg, Cameron Stanford, Oliver Tam, Mark Tarazi, Jack Tirsch, Connor J. To, Holly Tsang, Matthew L. Urquiaga, Katherine Valente, Ra’Lyn Velez, Caitlin Winston, Bonnie Wu, Graham Yuen, Aidan Zusin.
Class of 2021
Amanda Boiano, Madeline Buehrer, Emma Carew, Thomas Fontanella, Emma Hupprich, Aidan Kiernan, Haley Wall, Caitlin Woods.
PELHAM Public Schools
18 Franklin Place
Pelham, New York 10803
Board of Education
Jessica DeDomenico, Pres. - (917) 376-9009
Sue Bratone Childs, Vice Pres. - 654-8585
John Brice - 522-8473
Eileen Miller - (917) 207-6742
Vincent Mazzaro - 261-1765
Leah G. Tahbaz - 654-4877
Jessica R. Young - (617) 803-0495
Superintendent of Schools
Cheryl H. Champ, Ed. D. - 738-3434, ext. 1155