District Showcase

A New Playground for the School 9 Community
More than 200 volunteers joined forces to build a magnificent new School 9 playground.

Fermi's Fabulous Vocabulists Earn A Championship
The fabulous vocabulists at Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts know the precise word to describe themselves. “Champions” will do very nicely, thank you!

Unified Yonkers Student Leadership Council Reports to the Superintendent
Student government representatives who meet monthly during the school year to discuss ideas, issues and actions to enhance their leadership, met with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Yazurlo for an end-of-year luncheon.

Yonkers Montessori Academy Hosts Swedish Sister School
As part of the Montessori International Studies Program, Yonkers Montessori Academy recently hosted a visit from its sister school, Montessoriskolan Älvkullen, located in Kungälv, Sweden.

Paideia School 15's First Annual Walk Raises Over $10,000 for American Red Cross
The Paideia 15 school community proved that “Together We Can Make A Difference” when they raised more than $10,000 in the first annual Walk for American Red Cross.

Gorton Agriscience Students Sowing Seeds For Market and Their Future
The spring planting season was officially underway when Gorton’s Agriscience Pathway students filled flats with soil and seeds, and then transplanted them into gardens they will tend this summer.

Yonkers Montessori Academy Students Wrap A Rocket
Yonkers Montessori Academy students are participating in the “Dream Rocket” project, an ambitious initiative of the International Fiber Collective, that links the humanities to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.

Board of Education Appoints Dr. Michael Yazurlo Superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools
The Trustees approved a two-year contract for Dr. Michael Yazurlo to serve as Superintendent of Schools, effective May 22, 2014. Dr. Yazurlo has been serving as the District's Interim Superintendent of Schools since February 19, 2014.

Teresa Tralli Named Teacher of the Year
Teresa Tralli, third grade teacher at School 22, has been named the 2014 Yonkers Public Schools Teacher of the Year and will be inducted into the Teacher Hall of Fame. 

Principal Elda Perez-Mejia Named 2014 Administrator of the Year
Elda Perez-Mejia, Principal of Eugenio María de Hostos MicroSociety School, has been named the Yonkers Public Schools Administrator of the Year, earning the Leadership in Education award sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yonkers - East Yonkers in association with the Yonkers Board of Education.

Gorton's Academy of Medical Professions First Hand Training at St. Joseph's Medical Center
St. Joseph’s Medical Center provided tenth grade students from Gorton High School’s Academy of Medical Professions with first-hand training in the field of Infection Control.

Class of 2014 Valedictorians and Salutatorians
These remarkable young people and their parents were honored at the annual Valedictorian-Salutatorian Breakfast. 

Three Yonkers Public High Schools Named Among the Nation's Best
Yonkers Middle/High is a repeat Gold medalist, Saunders Trades and Technical High School is a repeat Silver medalist and Palisade Preparatory School earned its first medal, a Silver. 

Welcome To Seussville
Board President Sayegh, Trustee Perez, and Interim Superintendent Yarzulo were among the young at heart readers who delighted in sharing their love of reading during the annual Read Across America celebration.

Siragusa Students Put Philanthropy to Work for Others
When the Ronald McDonald House van pulled up to the Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, students were waiting to spring into action. More

Sharon Baker-Bosque's grandfather was very special to this School 17 teacher. So much so that his service to the country during World War II inspired a lesson for her students that was at once deeply personal and richly rewarding. More

To nurture a healthy learning environment where mutual respect is the cornerstone, School 22 held a Pro-Peace Assembly More

School 17 News and Events

                                School 17 "Where Learning is Fun"
                                       Mission Statement

Our mission is for staff members to work collaboratively with parents to develop our students' self-confidence and personal growth. The home/school connection will be strong, cooperative and all -inclusive. Every child can and will succeed in a safe and clean environment. School 17 is a school that fosters learning, creativity and growth in a nurturing, happy and stable environment. This school will produce respectful, high-achieving and contributing citizens. Our school accepts the challenge of preparing students for a rapidly changing world and will provide the opportunity to learn and succeed. With the proper support, every child will have their individual needs met to ensure they are college and career ready. Learning can and will be fun.


Come To Our Buy One, Get One

Free Book Fair

Stock Up For Summer Reading

When: May 23rd - May 30th    
Time:  9: 00 AM  to 11:30 AM

Main Floor


Grades 2 - 5: First in Math is Back. A great program  for differentiated instruction.

School 17
Where Learning is Fun!

Welcome to School 17, where learning is fun! We are excited about the new 2013 - 2014 school year. During the month of September, we will give assessment exams to all the students. The results of these exams will give all teachers an idea of the functioning level of each student in their class. The results will also enable them in better plan and prepare for the students in their class. Stay in touch to find out about the many new and exciting initiatives that will be taking place here throughout the school year.
              Mrs. Rita Morehead, Principal

            Off to school we go
       Oh, it's off to school we go,
       We'll take our lunch and ride the bus,
           With everyone we know.

To All Parents / Guardians  : A Letter from the Principal

Please remember that school starts at 8:35 AM. and ends at 3:15 PM. Too many parents
are repeatedly picking up their children much too early or much too late on a regular basis. I am concerned about the amount of instructional time your child is missing. Please try to re-arrange your schedule so that your child has the same opportunity to learn as much as all of the other students in the class.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 25
Religious Holiday - Schools & Central Office Closed
Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 26
Religious Holiday - Schools & Central Office Closed
Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, October 14
Board of Education Audit, Budget & Finance Committee Meeting/Workshop
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Wednesday, October 22
Board of Education Stated Meeting
Saunders High School Auditorium
7:00PM Communications From the Community
7:30PM Stated Meeting
Monday, November 10
Board of Education Audit, Budget & Finance Committee Meeting/Workshop
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center


Today, 9/20/2014
High: 76 Low: 55
Mostly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/21/2014
High: 81 Low: 64
Mostly cloudy
21% chance of precipitation.

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