Mayor Spano presents Cedar Place School with School of the Month Award for April 2016
YONKERS, NY – April 28, 2016 – Mayor Spano this week joined members of Yonkers City Council, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Quezada, members of Yonkers Public Schools Board of Trustees to present the School of the Month Award for April 2016 to the deserving administration, faculty, staff, parents and students at Cedar Place School. Under the leadership of Principal Magdaline Delany, Cedar Place School is achieving great success in the areas of philanthropy as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
"Cedar Place School truly impressed us with their talents, numerous philanthropic efforts and successes with their STEM program,” said Mayor Spano. "The administration, teachers, staff and students have proven themselves worthy of this recognition and serve as a wonderful example of what our schools are capable of when given the resources and opportunity to shine."
Over the course of this school year, Cedar Place students have been immersed in the world of virtual reality, expanding their skills, knowledge, and ability to solve problems by creating non-violent games using a virtual reality platform. They also participated in the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies for Patients” campaign, raising over $2,300 and worked with “Jump Rope for Heart” to raise $2,500 for the American Heart Association.
“The energy and enthusiasm of Principal Delany and the Cedar Place School’s staff motivates their students to achieve. Their performance is an example of what students are capable of achieving when the adults are focused on providing the support and encouragement not only in the classroom but in creative extracurricular endeavors,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada. This recognition highlights the work and continuous commitment of the administration, teachers, support staff, PTA, and parents.”
“On behalf of the Board of Education Trustees, I would like to congratulate Cedar Place School Principal Magdaline Delany and the entire school family on their very well-deserved award. We applaud the work they continue to do to raise student achievement, to integrate the arts into instruction and to nurture community service,” said Board of Education President Dr. Nader J. Sayegh.
Mayor Spano’s School of the Month recognition program began in January 2014 as a way to celebrate the significant academic success, extracurricular achievements and community volunteerism of Yonkers’ students, teachers, administration and staff at Yonkers Public Schools.