Five IHS Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Five Irvington High School seniors — Max Kerner, Ryan Meng-Killeen, Zoe Mermelstein, Clara Montgomery and Evan Pickar — have qualified as semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The students, who have shown outstanding academic talent, are among 16,000 high school students nationwide who were awarded the distinction by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. They represent the top 1 percent of students from across the country with the highest scores on the qualifying Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Irvington’s semifinalists took the qualifying test in 2015 along with 1.6 million other juniors from more than 22,000 high schools, and are in the running for approximately 7,500 scholarships worth more than $33 million that will be offered next spring.
An additional 10 Irvington seniors were recognized by the NMSC as Commended Students for their performance on the qualifying test, ranking among 34,000 others nationwide who were awarded this designation. They are Stephanie Ades, Dorian Barber, Bradley Goldsmith, Remy Mermelstein, Scott Mitchell, Dillon Palmieri, Jordan Schwed, Gabriel Siegel, Kieran Sullivan and Max Ziluck.
"Being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is an incredible honor and demonstrates tremendous dedication by so many IHS seniors,” said Principal David Cohen. “We are very impressed by their accomplishments."
National Merit Scholarship finalists will be announced in February, while scholarship winners will be announced in the spring.
Monday, October 10th & Wednesday, October 12th
There will be no school on Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus Day
School will also be closed on Wednesday, October 12th in honor of Yom Kippur.
VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration Deadline is October 14th
Election Day is coming up! The Irvington PTSA and our Legislative Strategic Advisory Committee remind you to make sure that you are registered to vote in Westchester County.
The 2016 General Election includes races for President, U.S. Senator, U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate and State Assembly, and judicial offices.
Every school year, new families move to the Rivertowns to take advantage of our excellent schools--we want to reach out to all of you who are qualified to vote in New York, but who need to update your voter registration or register to vote for the first time.
The most important date for you to remember is OCTOBER 14. That is your deadline to be registered to vote in New York State.
Good resources for forms and information are www.elections.ny.gov and/or citizenparticipation.westchestergov.com/voting. There, you will find interactive forms allowing you to change your address, register to vote, vote by absentee ballot, etc.
The following are the some important deadlines:
Register in person: at the County Board of Elections (25 Quarropas Street, White Plains) by Friday, October 14
Register by mail: forms must be postmarked by Friday, October 14 AND received by Wednesday, October 19
Apply for absentee ballot by mail: forms must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 1
Apply for absentee ballot in person: at the County Board of Elections by Monday, November 7
Deliver absentee ballot in person (either by you or by a representative officially designated by you) to the County Board of Elections by Tuesday, November 8
Deliver absentee ballot by mail: ballots must be postmarked by Monday, November 7.
Thank you, and please remember to vote on November 8!
GIFTS & GOODIES FUNDRAISER IS ON!
Get a head start on holiday shopping by supporting our annual Gifts and Goodies Fundraiser! There are 100s of high-quality items ranging from holiday and everyday gift wrap, to jewelry, housewares, kitchen goods, gourmet foods and chocolates, and subscriptions to best-selling magazines!
Every dollar you spend helps the PTSA fund valuable enrichment and community programs for our kids, so every purchase (big or small) makes a difference! Spend $60 to qualify for free shipping. Order and pay online, and get your order shipped to your home!
*** Click here: PTSA Gifts and Goodies ***
or copy http://www.gaschoolstore.com/Login and enter ID: 4201513 for Irvington PTSA.
Stop by Dows Lane to see a display of a selection of items and take a look at three of our favorites:
Reusable Chalkboard Labels for Storage and Organizing
Sapphire Sparkles Bracelet
Kids Flat Wrap Assortment
Look for the product catalog and flyer in your child's backpack this week. Sale only runs until October 16th!
Questions? Email IrvPtsaGiftsandGoodies@gmail.com
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Tuesday, October 18th
Our General Membership meeting is open to all current Irvington PTSA members. Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 9:00 in the Dows Lane Multi-Purpose Room.
The PTSA will present a financial report from the 2015/2016 school year, and those present will vote on the proposed 2015/2016 PTSA budget.
Please join us to understand how your generous contributions are spent to enrich the education of our students.
RIVERTOWN PARENTS & ARDSLEY SAYF PRESENTATION
A screening of Screenagers, and a panel discussion on growing up in the digital age.
Tuesday, October 18th
Ardsley Middle School
WINTER COAT DRIVE
Please donate clean, gently used or new coats, hats, gloves and scarves for all ages. Collection boxes will be in Dows Lane and Main Street School lobbies.
Thank you for helping those in need!
Join us in our work to bring out the best in Irvington schools.