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Barbara Nackman

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Barbara Livingston Nackman is a communications specialist and veteran news writer. As a public relations assistant with Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown, she oversees school communications for the Yorktown Central School District. Prior to this, Barbara was a reporter at The Journal News/Lohud.com for nearly two decades covering a variety of municipal beats from northern Westchester communities, to Putnam County government to regional real estate news. 

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  1. Reading Areas At Yorktown Elementary Schools Memorialize Former Teacher

    Reading Areas At Yorktown Elementary Schools Memorialize Former Teacher

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Reading areas at two Yorktown elementary schools have been dedicated to the memory of a former teacher in a June ceremony.Brookside and Mohansic elementary schools now have outdoor areas to read and honor the memory of Carole Jacobson who died in 2015.The areas reflect “her joy, her happiness and her very special gifts,” said Mohansic Principal Susan Berry in a June 3 ...

  2. Yorktown Graduates Class Of 2016

    Yorktown Graduates Class Of 2016

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown High School held its 2016 commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon, June 25, at the SUNY Purchase campus, and diplomas were presented to 309 graduating seniors. Yorktown High School musicians performed and school Principal Joseph DeGennaro addressed the crowd along with Superintendent Dr. Ralph Napolitano. Jillian Barry was this year's valedictorian ...

  3. Crompond Fifth-Graders Make Books For Haitian Children

    Crompond Fifth-Graders Make Books For Haitian Children

    CROMPOND, N.Y. -- Fifth graders from Crompond School recently created books to donate to orphaned children in Haiti. Retired Yorktown teacher Lois Burke of Peekskill initiated the project and donated books to coordinate with an upcoming church-mission trip to Haiti. Burke's idea was “to provide materials suitable for young children and to show the children in this Haitian orphanage that ...

  4. Yorktown Schools Appoint New Assistant Superintendent

    Yorktown Schools Appoint New Assistant Superintendent

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- At its May 23 meeting, the Board of Education of the Yorktown Central School District appointed Lisa O’Shea to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction effective July 1. The post had been held for ten years by Dr. Florence O’Connor who announced her retirement in May. The search drew 84 candidates for the position. A Screening ...

  5. Businesses Partner With Life Skills Program To Help Yorktown Students

    Businesses Partner With Life Skills Program To Help Yorktown Students

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Students participating in Yorktown Central School District’s Life Skills program are getting hands-on work experience with the help of local Yorktown-area businesses. These high school students with developmental disabilities are learning academics that include social studies, computers, art and math, but also getting a good dose of real life job experience. One goal ...

  6. Yorktown School District Reduces Tax Levy On Upcoming Budget

    Yorktown School District Reduces Tax Levy On Upcoming Budget

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Central School District Board of Education announced Monday night that it will reduce the tax levy increase to zero percent for the 2016-2017 school year budget. The previous estimated tax rate increase of 0.26 percent was lowered because of additional state aid receipts and a recent positive evaluation of the school district's financial ...

  7. Yorktown High School Orchestra Earns Highest Rating

    Yorktown High School Orchestra Earns Highest Rating

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N. Y. -- Yorktown High School's Concert Orchestra is celebrating a "superior" rating earned at the Rhythms International Festival last month in Washington D.C.The 56-member orchestra performed performed “Serenade for Strings” by Tchaikovsky and “Perseus” by Soon Hee Newbold at the festival. The rating is the highest possible, school officials said.“This group ...

  8. Yorktown Schools Celebrate Banner Year For Student Scientists

    Yorktown Schools Celebrate Banner Year For Student Scientists

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A record number of Yorktown students have participated in a prestigious science fair this year, school officials said.More than 30 students from the Yorktown High School’s Science Research Program presented their projects and findings at the recent Westchester Science & Engineering Fair.The fair brings together more than 500 students from dozens of high schools in ...

  9. Yorktown Senior Michael Rothman Commits To Manhattanville Baseball

    Yorktown Senior Michael Rothman Commits To Manhattanville Baseball

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Yorktown High School senior Michael Rothman signed a letter of intent with Manhattanville College and plans to play baseball there next season on an academic scholarship.His future plans include majoring in business management, but first helping the team 'win a league championship and then a section championship.'Rothman's come a long way, being born in Moscow ...

  10. Yorktown HS Students Receive Certificate Of Distinction For Math Contest

    Yorktown HS Students Receive Certificate Of Distinction For Math Contest

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown High School freshman Eric Lu and Kenny Zhang recently received certificates of distinction for their superior performance on the American Mathematics Contest. This qualifies them to compete in the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, in April. The competitions -- which involve students from around the country -- are organized by the ...

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