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Bronxville Union Free School District

Students Return to School with Renewed Energy

On their first day of school on Sept. 6, Bronxville students were joyful as they entered the building full of energy and excitement and equipped with supplies for the new school year. They were eager to see their friends, seek out their lockers, compare schedules and meet new teachers who greeted them with smiles.

Kindergartners had an exciting day of firsts as they introduced themselves to their new teachers and developed friendships in their classrooms. Ninth-grade students met with members of the Freshmen Transition Leaders team, who gave them tours of the building, helped them find their classrooms and answered questions in an effort to make a smooth transition to high school. Meanwhile, students in Justine McClellan’s earth science class headed to the Bronx River on their first day to make observations and inferences as part of a lesson on the scientific method.

“This is pretty helpful to find your classrooms and meet new peers through the freshmen orientation groups,” said freshman Harry Charlton as he toured the building along with his group. “I’m looking forward to gaining independence in high school and the opportunity to walk around [the village] for lunch.”

Senior Ellie Walsh, who led a group of freshmen on their first day of school, said she encouraged the younger students to strive for their best academically and to establish relationships with their teachers. “We’re working to show them the path to high school, make them feel comfortable here and guide them on their way to success,” she said.

Bronxville High School Principal Ann Meyer said the academic year was already off to a successful start thanks to the school’s Freshmen Transition Leaders who supported the younger students during their transition. Meanwhile, faculty members welcomed students into new learning spaces, such as updated math and science rooms, thanks to a generous Bronxville School Foundation grant.

“This year we will be doing a lot of exciting work around giving students choice and voice through project-based learning, and we will also be taking a closer look at writing instruction across the grades,” said Bronxville Elementary School Principal Tricia Murray. “We're looking forward to a wonderful year of teaching and learning.”

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