The Dobbs Ferry School District strives to develop independent, curious, and open-minded learners who think critically, work collaboratively, act ethically and are knowledgeable about the world around them.
DFHS Senior Blake Hord Named Finalist in Prestigious Siemens Science Competition
DFHS's Science Research Program can now add a Siemens Competition finalist to it's growing list of awards, More than 1,600 projects were submitted this year in the nation's premier research competition in math, science and technology. Senior Blake Hord was named one of 96 regional finalists across the country...and the only finalist in Westchester County! Click to read full news release.
In collaboration with the Dobbs Ferry PTSA we will be hosting a series of book chats this coming November/December. The book chats will be held in different neighborhoods throughout Dobbs Ferry to make it more convenient for everyone interested in participating. We will be discussing themes from Adam Grant’s book Originals, which provides new perspectives on the value of non-conformity in education and ideas for nurturing creativity in children.
To participate in one of these informal conversations, click on the following link: http://signup.com/go/ZB3QZH
The dates/times for the book chats are:
Dear Parents and Community Members,
The start of a new school year is always exciting and I know that the 2016-2017 academic year will be a fantastic journey for all of us.
First, welcome to our new website, launched in August, which features new software and a fresher look and improved user experience. Along with the District website, each School website has been reorganized and redesigned. We think our parents and community will be excited about the new graphics and modern template which complements the District’s updated brand design.
Our school facilities have also had a face-lift. Over the summer, we replaced the slate roof on our historic High School building and the High School/Middle School campus now has a brand new turf field. At Springhurst, the excavation and installation of an entirely new artificial turf field and four tennis courts is in progress, and these are expected to be completed in October. Renovations there also include the parking lot and bleachers.
Additional work will continue at specific times during the upcoming school year with the bulk of future work, including air conditioning at Springhurst and the High School gymnasium, scheduled for summer 2017.
Beginning in September, the High School will offer AP Computer Science Principles as an elective option to all students in grades 9-12. The High School will also be offering two business electives and will re-open its connection to Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). The business electives include Sports Management, Marketing and Media and Business and Product Development.
Since technology continues to be foundational to teaching and learning in our schools, the High School has created a formal digital citizenship curriculum for students in grades 9-12. The curriculum will be directly implemented in social studies and will be supported by all of the disciplines. Digital citizenship continues to be an important aspect of the student experience in our classrooms K-12 as the District is in year four of our 1:1 Chromebook program which includes every student in grades 4-12.
We are particularly proud of our most recent Springhurst initiative, which focuses on environmental preservation and the benefits of composting and waste reduction. This coming year marks the launch of our very own on-site composting venture! We will begin to process our organic waste from the school lunchroom to create soil to nourish the thriving 28 organic garden beds in the Outdoor Classroom, as well as provide mulch for all three Dobbs Ferry School District campuses!
The Dobbs Ferry School District is proud of its contribution to this amazing community. The Village of Dobbs Ferry continues to garner recognition as one of New York’s most desirable places to live, and we know that our schools play an important role for families who want to raise their children in a small-town environment with access to the finest public schools. Our partnership with the International Baccalaureate makes us truly unique among New York public school districts and continues to fulfill our District mission of creating “Independent Thinkers Prepared to Change the World.”
Lisa Brady, Ed.D.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Board of Education Retreat - Board Room
6:30 PM Facilities Committee
7:00 PM Finance Committee
10:45 AM - 11:00 PM Early Dismissal - Grades K-2
11:00 AM Early Dismissal - HS/MS
11:15 AM - 11:00 PM Early Dismissal - Grades 3-5