Mayor Spano presents Museum School 25 with School of The Month Award for March 2017
YONKERS, NY – April 6, 2017 – Mayor Spano today joined members of Yonkers City Council and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada to present the School of the Month Award for March 2017 to the deserving administration, faculty, staff, parents and students at Museum School 25. Under the leadership of Principal JoAnn DiMaria, Museum School 25 is achieving great success being an active participant in President Barack Obama’s challenge, My Brother’s Keeper initiative. In cooperation with Riverside High School, their students have been serving as mentors for Museum School 25’s younger students who are developing enhanced cognitive skills inside the classroom and are consistently improving outside the classroom as well.
In addition, community engagement has remained a prominent goal of Museum School 25 with their cultural programs, afterschool activities focused on arts and music, and their hands-on activities interacting with different technologies and robotics.
“Over the course of a year Museum School 25 has made a positive change that’s started at the top and made its way down to the students. The administrators, teachers and staff should be proud of the work they’ve accomplished thus far – exposing our young ones to the different experiences which they can apply to the real world at an early age is something that is crucial to their early child hood development,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “By affording our students the opportunity to find their passion, we’re cultivating a learning environment that they want to come to each and every day.”
“On behalf of the Board of Education Trustees, we congratulate the entire Museum School 25 community on receiving this well-deserved award,” noted Board of Education President Rev. Steve Lopez. “The administrators, teachers and support staff are totally focused on the children’s success. Through their ongoing support and with the help of the families, student achievement is destined to improve.”
“Museum School 25’s Principal JoAnn DiMaria, Assistant Principal Roderick Phoenix, School Improvement administrator Sylvia Branchcomb, teachers and staff have revamped instructional practices based on individual student data to provide a cohesive academic program,” according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada. “Principal DiMaria is cultivating a learning community where everyone achieves together.”
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.