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.
Dear Parents and Community Members,
The end of the school year is upon us and always seems to somehow arrive as a surprise. Students across the District are busy with exams and other “close of school” activities. May and June are chock full of concerts and performances of student work such as the MYP Expo and our Science Research Symposium. At Springhurst, our first-grade classes welcomed the birth of eleven baby chicks, and our elementary Enrichment Clusters resulted in extraordinary examples of students deeply engaged in learning.
Over the summer, as always, lots of scheduled facilities and maintenance work will take place in all three schools as we wrap up the last bit of “odds and ends” from our capital projects. Springhurst is now fully air-conditioned, as well as the third floor of the High School along with the gymnasium and improved ventilation in the Middle School gym. Our new turf fields, at the Middle School/ High School and at Springhurst get lots of use by the various athletic teams and recreational programs. The tennis courts are extremely popular with students and residents who enjoy the chance to play in such a beautiful setting at Springhurst.
Our most crucial summer news is the designation of a new “School Zone” on Broadway in front of the Middle School/High School campus. The reduced speed limit will be 20 miles/hour on school days from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This important traffic safety improvement is the result of the tireless efforts of the PTSA Safe Routes Committee, the Village of Dobbs Ferry, the School District and local government working as partners to ensure a safer walking, biking, driving experience for our students and the larger community of Dobbs Ferry.
Before the academic year ends, we want to thank the many organizations that have made tremendous contributions to the Dobbs Ferry schools. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Dobbs Ferry Schools Foundation, Dobbs Ferry PTSA, SPRING Community Partners and the many athletic booster organizations - the Touchdown Club, Goal Club, Three-Point Club and Diamond Club - as well as Trailguides, who support our students and families throughout the school year. Students enjoy a richer, more robust experience every day because of the fierce dedication of our parent/community partners.
It’s been a wonderful 2017-2018 school year and I want to say congratulations to the Class of 2018! They inspire us every day, and have proved in multiple ways that they are “Independent Thinkers Prepared to Change the World.”
Lisa Brady, Ed.D.