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Table of Contents Newsletter Sample.................................................................... 4-7 2012-2013 Staff Directory Sample............................................ 8-9 2011-2012 Annual Report Sample........................................ 10-11 NHS Induction Ceremony Program....................................... 12-13 External Diploma........................................................................ 14 Facebook Content Screenshots & Testimonials.................... 15-16 Press Release: Thomas Cole Nat’l Historic Site......................... 17 Press Release: Open Door Family Medical Centers.................. 18 Media Alert: Katonah Museum “Commute of the Species”....... 19


Wayne Centr al School District

In this Issue: • AP Scholars • Congratulating Newly Tenured Teachers • International Baccalaureate Update • Megan’s Law • Emergency Evacuation Information • Radiological Emergency Information and FAQ • KI Administration Opt-Out Form • Passport Application Information • Student Spotlight: Thomas C. Armstrong Media Club • Wayne Central Makes the Grade • Upcoming Events • Homecoming Photos

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spirit & sportsmanship abound at homecoming week 2012 What would the start of a new school year be without Homecoming Week? We imagine the answer would be rather dull! The boisterous celebration of school spirit and athletics kicked off Monday, September 17th at the High School with its traditional pep rally recognizing JV and Varsity athletes spanning golf, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading and football. In a “Freaky Friday” style rolereversal, junior and senior girls played a friendly game of powder-puff football while the boys performed riotous cheers on the sidelines in full costume! Students stepped out in style on themed dress-up days throughout the week including, Cowboys & Indians, sports jerseys, and even superheroes, all leading up to Friday’s homecoming parade, football game, and fireworks display. Chemistry teacher Riley Wheaton’s always exciting play-byplay commentary kept the crowd cheering on the Eagles.

With a district-wide theme of cities in the United States, students as young as Kindergarten were given the chance to participate in this year’s homecoming parade. Elementaryaged students donned mouse ears and princess costumes representing sunny Orlando, Florida. When tasked with New York City, the middle schoolers created a miniManhattan complete with the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe, and a vivacious, highkicking chorus line. High School classes captured the essence of destinations including Boston, Honolulu, Las Vegas, and New Orleans. Look inside for a pictorial recap of yet another fantastic Homecoming Week!


National Honor Society Welcomes 42 New Members in Candlelight Ceremony There was much to celebrate on a chilly evening as several students were welcomed into the High School’s chapter of National Honor Society (NHS). Out of the 83 students invited to apply for membership this year, 42 remarkable juniors and seniors were recognized for their Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character in a candlelight induction ceremony held in the Performing Arts Center on Monday, November 19. Being selected for membership in the National Honor Society is the highest possible honor bestowed upon a high school student. NHS Advisor Sarah Callahan oversaw a rigorous selection process beginning in September, which included a surprise assembly for all juniors and seniors qualified to apply for membership. While they were confidentially evaluated by High School staff based on their abilities and acheivements inside and outside the classroom, students prepared a personal statement explaining how they demonstrate the four pillars defining an NHS member

2012

Inductees

Samantha Anseeuw Ariel Ashline-Winters Leah Barrett Ray Beck Rose Boerschlein Jeana Clocksin Daniel Cole Megan Collier Mollie Dana Jennifer Desiato Julia Dombroski Celia Freida Michael Glanzel Nicholas Graziose

Photo Credit: TJT Photography

and were required to procure letters of recommendation from an individual speaking to the candidate’s leadership capabilities. Mrs. Callahan chose her sister, Christine Cornish of Pittsford’s Five Star Bank to address new members at the NHS induction ceremony. Mrs. Cornish spoke of how her experience as an NHS member in Mynderse shaped her as a student, volunteer, leader, professional, and mother. She challenged the inductees to use their opportunities as NHS members to influence their growth and values in a similar fashion. “This is only the beginning, and it will only get better if you allow it,” Mrs. Cornish said in her address. “You are your harshest critic, but instead try being your biggest supporter. Give yourself the empowerment to honor and respect yourself and others’ decisions and contribute your assets to society.” Sarah Hartman Sarah Hooker Michael Houlihan Summer Howard Meghan Johansson David Keirsbilck Colin Kerr Rebecca Kittleson Jacob Light Jacob Macano Austin Maitland Gregory Martino Madison Murphy Brittany Patton

Remy Prew-Estes Brayden Riel Kristie Ronzo Collin Sabin Joshua Schiavo-Greenly Nichole Secor Danielle Sents Jennetta Siracuse Justin Townsend Allison Triou Sarah Weyman Pamela Wright Chelsie Yorkey Rheeme Zayed


Congratulating T.C.A. Middle School

Grade 6 High Honor Roll

Andrea Banke, Jacob Battle, Henry Becker, Joshua Beha, Logan Blankenberg, Joseph Camp, Nicholas Carmichael, Jeffrey Clark Jr, Olivia Condon, Kaitlynn Delmaine, Jacob Gabriel, Erin Gibson, Alexa Glanzel, Kathryn Hamel, Madison Leugemors, Jessica Lombardo, Adam Murtha, Sienna Petrino, Tiffany Schaumberg, Hannah Shales, Alexander Sudore, Angelica Sviridyuk, Ryan Welch, Camryn Weller, Mia Wemesfelder, Grayson Zenelovic

Grade 6 Honor Roll

Devin Alberto, Trinity Aloi, Sarina Barber, Seth Becker, Katelyn Bedford, Benjamin Bertou, Amanda Blakely, Emma Bolt, Sophia Bremer, Jaiden Burlee, Abriauna Caine, Sera Ciulla, Susan Costa, Christopher Cregin, Katharine Critchell, Brandon De May, Dominc Ferreira, James Flannery, Emily Forcey, Owen Frink, Taylor Gabriel, Shannon Gent, Elijah Godown, Jonathan Graziose, Austin Hadcock, Hannah Hallman, Casey Hibbard, Logan Holgado, Kiana Iannarelli, Ava Jeory, Jacob Kachmaryk, Alyssa Kimball, Caleb Kornaker, Brookelyn Kunzer, Hanna La Rocca, Megan Lambie, Erika Ledtke, Gavin Lennox, Dominic Lombardo, Kelsey Ludwig, Matthew Lukaszewski, Nicholas Lupinetti, Kayleena McGowan, Colby Mitchell, Allison Montgomery, Caleb Moore, Andrew Mueller, Anthony Muratore, Jonathan Murtha, Brandon Nowak, Justin Oakes, KayaLani Panneitz, Alyson Pero, Emme Pieroni, Justin Piotrowski, Thomas Rauen, Phyllis Reed, Shelby Robusto, Joshua Sable, Carley Schojan, Joshua Schouten, Hayley Schroeder, Hannah Seymour, Mc Kenzie Shoemaker, Rosalie Siracuse, Morgan Soucy, Lauren Starks, Paige Steffen, Emily Strauss, Raeah Syed, Morgan Testa, William Thomson Jr, Matthew Trabold, Katia Travieso, Jacob Wallace, Mackenzie Wallace, Jenna Weidman, Robyn Williamson, Gabriella Zenelovic l r Rol gher Hono hi High 95% and f o e g Avera l: 9% r Rol 94.9 Hono 90% and n twee ge be l: 9% Avera 85.9 t Rol Meri 5% and 8 n twee ge be Avera

Grade 6 Merit Roll

Jillian Angotti, Michael Bietsch, Trenton Bryan, Alysa Buda, Ryan Cahill, Michael Carlotta, Daniel Cholach, Lauren Coene, Ashley Comstock, Antonio Demyda, Andrew Dingman, Brooke Dorazio, Benjamin Emery, Jaylee Gadsby, Nadia Gleffe, Zachary Gouron, Allyson Haag, John Hallman Jr, Dylan Harrington, Shyann Harris, Jarid Grant Hendrikx, Garrett Hewitt, Maxim LaRocco, Breanna Lasher, Alexa Leone, Dylan Marconi, Zachary Matthys, Katherine Meulendyk, Haleigh Neal, Breanna Prizzi, Camerin Ross, Caroline Schimpf, Nicholas Siciliano, Megyn Sperry, Emma Sutton, Connor Thomas, Kaylan Van Schaffel, Cambrie White

Grade 7 High Honor Roll

Frederick Becker, Katherine Beikirch, Thomas Bolt, Samantha Brasfield, Catherine Brown, Hannah Burns, Autumn Cieplinski, Leah Ebert, James Flanagan, Anthony Flatt, Kaitlin Girard, Alex Gresens, Alesha Griffo, Alexis Gutberlet, Brooke Hastings, Alexandra Jackson, Abigail Jasak, Veronika Jurczuk, Brooke Kelsey, Jake Lasher, Jack LeStrange, Payton Loveless, Olivia Masker, Joan Mattle, Natalie McKenna, Victoria Miller, Paige Neal, Morgan Osborne, Meghan Roberts, Carolyn Rook, Riley Simpson, Joshua Triou, Harrison Wambold, Braeden Zenelovic

Grade 7 Honor Roll

Noah Acebo, Emily Bargy, Tyra Bushart, Kolbe Byrne, Timothy Catalano, Tanner Clark, Finlay Condon, Brett Cunningham, William Dana, Spring DeFranco, Bryce Ennis, Zackary Fisher, Alexis Gentile, Brianna Gerhardt, Rachel Graf, James Graham, Madyson Greenly, Andrew Hurzy, Laura Jackson, Kristin Jason, Lauren Jason, Michaela Johnstone, Cody Kiedrowski, Natalie Kohn, Alana Kornaker, Carly Korneliusen, Jacob Lalonde, Carly Lawson, Katherine Leaty, Michael Leckinger, Melina Leone, Benjamin Link, Ethan Locke, Kayla Lomedico, Charlene Malin, Adrianna Marino, Brenna Martin, Meghan Martin,

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First Quarter Honor Students

Grade 7 Honor Roll, Cont.

Trevor Massett, Rachel McCormick, Hannah Means, Amber Mooney, Kevin Mooney, Jasmine Morse, Laura Nutter, Hunter Olsen, Brandon Oswald, TIffany Perez, Abigayle Pevear, Nathan Piotrowski, Peter Pratt, Bailey Rohlin, Alyssa Rosselli, Bradley Rush, Jacob Schmid, Evelyn Schoenberger, Aaron Scholz, Carrie Schoonmaker, Rachelle Scofield, Angie Shanders, Samantha Sherlock, Skylar Smith, Tara Steensma, Dominic Stramonine, Skyla Stumpf, Amber Taylor, James Trivigno, Victoria Ventura, Timothy Williamson, Matthew Yoder

Grade 7 Merit Roll

Gavin Allison, Jessica Arnold, Seth Artley, Mitchell Bassage, Paul Beck, Racheal Belmore, Travis Birnbaum, Victoria Bogdanoff, KeyShawn Brown, Mark Brown-Drew, Brittany Cunningham, Jeremiah Doran-Slattery, Nina Doty, Thomas Embury, Sean Flannery, Joseph Graham, Cory Green, Nathanial Hickok, Jason Imperato, Jennifer Kruppenbacker, Tyler Maglier, Lillian Masline, Hunter Moody, Nicholas Morrill, Jackson Pierce, Spencer Quinn, Charles Seitz, Natalie Sillato, Lindsay Weidman, Deavon Welch, Kalen Woodard, Isaac Yorkey, Bailey Young, Serena Zona

Grade 8 High Honor Roll

Grace Bertou, Brianna Birnbaum, Benjamin Blakely, Tayler Conrow-De Minck, Camryn Domina, Bethany Edwards, Olivia Emery, Zoe Foery, Anna Gagliano, Katelyn GIbson, Jennifer Girard, Madison Goodman, Kyle Hadcock, Benjamin Harrington, Alexander Hartman, Rachel Haywood, Joshua Herbst, Bailey Jenkins, Kaylin Kilpatrick, Casey Kunzer, Fallon Mullally, Elissa Ocke, Mackenzie Orcutt, Russell Paige, MaryLynn Panepento, Jillian Pembroke, Cooper Pieroni, Emily Privitera, Jordan Raisman, Bryce Saba, Adriana Schenk, Juliana Sherburne, Christopher Tallinger, Alyssa Thomson, Emily Welch, BrynMarie Wright

Grade 8 Honor Roll

Julia Abrams, Brendan Albano, Lily Ames, Ryan Barnes, Jessica Belmore, Nicole Boyatzies, Isabel Bremer, Beautyful Brooks, Mikayla Burmeister, Ethan Butterfield, Emily Champagne, Logan Champlin, Ian Ciulla, Hunter Costa, Jordan Cunningham, Zachery De Groat, Amanda Drexler, Joshua Dunn, Kory Dye, Charlotte Easton, Brody Estabrook, Britni Fox, Zachary Fox, Athena Gullo, Erika Hargrave, Olivia Hillegeer, Jesse Jones, Deana Kilpatrick, Allison Kinnear, Jared Laird, Tyler Lane, Daniel LaRocco, Connor Lawson, Jenna Leone, Joshua Lester, Jenna Lo Piccolo, Daniel LoDestro, Sarah Lozipone, Mitchel Martin, Charlotte Merrell, Jacob Nellenbach, Trevor Oakes, Nathan Peck, Kacey Philbrick, Zachary Pitcher, Abigail Reagan, Carl Reed, Liara Rodriguez-Castro, Stefanie Rosenzweig, Benjamin Schultes, Jonathan Sherburne, Christian Sieczkarski, Emily Smith, Nicole Stramonine, Jordyn Strickland, John Sweeney, Hannah Syed, Skyla Szucs, Adam Tomaselli, Hailey Tyson, Morgan Waasdorp, Benjamin Wemesfelder, Alyssa Wicks, Abigail Williamson, Joshua Wirth Jr, Katie Wood, Hannah Zenelovic

Grade 8 Merit Roll

Caleb Aloi, Megan Amish, Stephan Ange Jr, Jacqueline Arnold, Desmond Jermain Barber Jr, Lisa Becker, Aaron Bellinger, Zachary Blaakman, Matthew Caccamise, Sydney Colon, Adrian Colvin, Roberto Davila, Michele Di Nicola, Olivia Drasch, Jonathan Ecker, Dylan Foster, Michael Gabriel, Tavian Gadsby, Wesley Gerace, Gregory Goupil, Benjamin Hagelin, Matthew Hall, Kristen Hecker, Preston Higgins, Stephen Houlihan, Nicholas Huss, Thomas Knapp, Siera Komarek, Daniel Kunz, Hailey La Rosa, Donna La Shomb, Renee La Shomb, Lauren Lambie, Brooke Larner, Jordan Lea Lindsey, Joshua Maglier, Jalen Matteson, Benjamin Miller, Skyler Moody, Cody Mooney, Alexander Moore, Max Morales, Alexandra Mullin, Jubilee Newton, Brittany Profetta, Zoe Sfikas, Ronald Siciliano, Savannah Smith, Kelly Snyder, Wesley Sones, Vincent Steffen, Sydney Trabold, Lincoln Wright, Tyler Youngman


Wayne Central School District

staff directory 2012-2013 6200 Ontario Center Road Ontario Center, New York 14520 315.524.1000


Wayne Central School District BOARD OF EDUCATION Jeffrey Schultz, President Term Expires 2014 000 Lake Road Ontario, NY 14519 315-524-0000 email@wayne.k12.ny.us

Joyce Lyke Term Expires 2013 000 Lake Road Ontario, NY 14519 315-524-0000 email@wayne.k12.ny.us

Debra Hibbard, Vice-President Term Expires 2014 000 Lake Road Ontario, NY 14519 315-524-0000 email@wayne.k12.ny.us

Tom Nicholson Term Expires 2013 000 Lake Road Ontario, NY 14519 315-524-0000 email@wayne.k12.ny.us

Jerry Champagne Term Expires 2013 000 Lake Road Ontario, NY 14519 315-524-0000 email@wayne.k12.ny.us

Dom Paz Term Expires 2014 000 Lake Road Ontario, NY 14519 315-524-0000 email@wayne.k12.ny.us

Jeremy Eaton Term Expires 2015 000 Lake Road Ontario, NY 14519 315-524-0000 email@wayne.k12.ny.us

Matt Prinsen Term Expires 2015 000 Lake Road Ontario, NY 14519 315-524-0000 email@wayne.k12.ny.us

Karen Moore Term Expires 2015 000 Lake Road Ontario, NY 14519 315-524-0000 email@wayne.k12.ny.us


Kindergarten ELA 2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

100

80

60

2008-09

40 2009-10

2010-11 2011-12

20

0

Running Reading Record Assessment

MacMillan McGraw Hill Assessment

Final Report Card Grade

Year

Running Reading Record

MacMillan McGraw Hill Assessment

Final Report Card Grade

2005-06

93%

97%

2006-07

95%

95%

94%

2007-08

91%

97%

95%

2008-09

85%

89%

84%

2009-10

96%

98%

96%

2010-11

*89%

95%

89%

2011-12

90%

93%

94%

*2010-11 Began reporting independent reading level. Previous data reflect instructional reading level.

Goal


Grade 8 Regents Biology 100 passing

80

mastery

60

passing special education

40

20

0

99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09

09-10

10-11

11-12

Special Education Passing

Year

# of Students Taking Exam

Passing

Mastery

1999-00

32

97%

38%

2000-01

37

100%

54%

2001-02

34

100%

47%

2002-03

35

100%

69%

2003-04

45

100%

80%

2004-05

44

100%

91%

2005-06

53

100%

92%

2006-07

41

100%

83%

2007-08

71

100%

80%

2008-09

94

100%

43%

2009-10

82

100%

72%

100%

2010-11

89

100%

61%

100%

2011-12

91

100%

62%

N/A

Goal


The Wayne Central Food Service Staff

The Faculty Council High School Cafeteria Staff High School Custodial Staff Parent Volunteers

Jerry Champagne Jeremy Eaton Debra Hibbard Joyce Lyke Karen Moore Tom Nicholson Dom Paz Matt Prinsen Jeffrey Schultz

The Wayne Central Board of Education:

Dinner Catered by:

Susan Mack Tim Toal / TJT Photography Stephanie Williams Nique Wilson

Special thanks to the following people:

Sarah Callahan, National Honor Society Advisor

Stephanie Miller, High School Assistant Principal

Derek DeMass, High School Assistant Principal

Michael Pullen, High School Principal

Joseph Siracuse, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

Renee Garrett, Superintendent of Schools

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Monday, November 19, 2012 James A. Beneway High School

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Dinner & Reception To Follow in the Cafe.

Pianist......................................................................................................... Traci Schaumberg

Closing Remarks....................................................................................Victoria Coutant

oath of new members

Induction of New Members...................... Derek DeMass, Assistant Principal

Character........................................................................................................Megan Gentile

Leadership.........................................................................................Christine Petromallo

Service................................................................................................................ Allison Mullin

Scholarship...............................................................................Dylan Galusha, Treasurer

Spirit of the Torch................................................................Jacob Yankloski, President

Lighting of the candles

Address to Inductees............................................................. Mrs. Christine Cornish

Welcome Message..............................................................Jacob Yankloski, President

National Anthem................................................Matthew Dell’Olio, Allison Mullin

Processional.................................................................. Senior Members & Inductees

program

National Honor Society Induction

Brayden Riel

Danielle Sents

Brittany Patton

Michael Glanzel Nicholas Graziose

Christine Petromallo Brittany Saba Traci Schaumberg

Dylan Galusha Megan Gentile Gabrielle Hamman Victoria Helfer Quinn Hennessy Trifon La Mora Allison Mullin

Anna Biuso Nellie Black Benjamin Bobo Joshua Bowman Alexandra Camp Victoria Coutant Matthew Dell’Olio

Jacob Yankloski

Rachel WIlliamson

Jessica Sudore

Nicole Stein

Emily Northrop

Rheeme Zayed

Chelsie Yorkey

Pamela Wright

Sarah Weyman

Allison Triou

Justin Townsend

Jennetta Siracuse

Margaret Dorfner

Meghan Barone

Madison Murphy

Celia Freida

Senior Members

Austin Maitland Gregory Martino

Julia Dombroski

Jacob Light Jacob Macano

Mollie Dana Jennifer Desiato

Colin Kerr Rebecca Kittleson

Daniel Cole Megan Collier

Nichole Secor

David Keirsbilck

Jeana Clocksin

Collin Sabin Joshua Schiavo-Greenly

Summer Howard Meghan Johansson

Kristie Ronzo

Ray Beck

Leah Barrett

Remy Prew-Estes

Rose Boerschlein

Sarah Hooker Michael Houlihan

Ariel Ashline-Winters

Sarah Hartman

Samantha Anseeuw

Inductees

National Honor Society Induction


Superintendent of Schools

Board of Education President

Given by Wayne Central School District, Ontario Center, New York

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has completed all the requirements prescribed by the Board of Education and approved by the University of the State of New York, and is therefore entitled to this

Thomas Panchyshyn

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL ART TRAIL OFFERS A JAUNTY STROLL THROUGH (ART) HISTORY CATSKILL, NY- Fifteen scenic miles in the Catskills between The Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana New York Historic Site couldn’t be more beautiful. This stretch of history, known as The Hudson River School Art Trail, leads visitors to the sites that inspired America’s first great landscape painters by mapping the sites that inspired works of art by Hudson River School painters Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Asher B. Durand, Jasper Cropsey, Sanford Gifford and other pioneering American artists. For more information about the Hudson River School Art Trail, visit http://www.thomascole.org/trail or call (518) 943-7465. The Art Trail, which is open for walking and hiking through October 31, brings together a series of eight sites where Hudson River School artists created some of their most recognizable works. The trail showcases breathtaking views of the landscapes appearing in Hudson River School works not only from the Thomas Cole Site and Olana but also landmarks that inspired the artists such as Catskill Creek, Kaaterskill Clove, Kaaterskill Falls, North-South Lake, Sunset Rock and Pine Orchard, the site of the former Catskill Mountain House. A number of these sites now feature outdoor exhibits with reproductions and historical background of the awe-inspiring paintings. “Rising to eminence in New York during the mid-nineteenth century, this group of artists forged a selfconciously ‘American’ landscape vision for what was still a relatively new nation,” says Elizabeth Jacks, Executive Director of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. “The artists were united by their belief that their art might lead to spiritual renewal and contribute to the formation of a uniquely American national culture.” A celebration of America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School Art Trail is a project of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, made possible through a partnership with Olana New York State Historic Site, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the National Park Service Rivers and Trails program, with assistance from the Greene County Tourism Promotion Department. Whether making plans for summer outings or planning ahead for leaf-peeping season, a visit to the Art Trail should definitely be added to any itinerary for a visit to New York’s Hudson River Valley. About The Thomas Cole National Historic Site The Thomas Cole Historic Site, historically known as Cedar Grove, is where the artist Thomas Cole lived, worked, was married, and where he died at the age of 47. Today the site consists of the Federal style brick home (c. 1815) in which Thomas Cole resided with his family, as well as the artist’s original studio building, on five landscaped acres with a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains. Directions The Thomas Cole Historic Site is located at 218 Spring Street in Catskill, New York, near the western entrance to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, with easy access from the New York State Thruway, Exit 21. #####


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Open Door Family Medical Centers Receives Grant from St. Faith’s House Foundation (Ossining, NY) Open Door Family Medical Centers (http://opendoormedical.org/) has received a $10,000 grant from St. Faith’s House Foundation, an independent foundation based in Tarrytown that provides assistance to at-risk children throughout Westchester. The grant money will support Open Door’s 4-Our-Children Program, which provides mental health counseling and supportive services to children between ages 2-16 identified as at-risk for emotional, behavioral and developmental health problems. Open Door’s 4-Our-Children Program is a preventative mental health initiative that provides routine screenings that help to identify a child’s social, emotional and behavioral issues. By beginning screenings as early as age 2, the program aims to positively impact family life and academic performance as well as curtail serious mental health problems that develop later in life, which often stem from untreated childhood difficulties. In addition to clinical treatment programs, families have access to Open Door’s support groups, parenting classes, and programs organized in partnership with Family Ties of Westchester. Open Door’s 4-Our-Children Program is supported solely by private funding. About St. Faith's House Foundation St. Faith's House was founded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1898 by Lena McGhee with the spiritual direction and encouragement of two local Episcopal bishops. The house provided shelter and services to pregnant teens and young mothers. In 1900 Ms. McGhee relocated the program to Tarrytown. In the late 1960's, applications began to fall off, staff salaries had to be increased and the number of the staff for this 24-hour per day facility exceeded the number of girls. After due deliberation by the Board, it was determined to become a private foundation gifting its funds in the fields of service to and for children and young people in Westchester County. The Foundation has been bestowing grants in this manner since 1974. About Open Door Family Medical Centers Open Door has received the highest Recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical HomeTM (PPC-PCMHTM) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This ranking distinguishes them from medical practices across the nation as less than 12% are presently eligible to achieve this advanced standing. For 39 years, the federally qualified community health center has served a multi-cultural community and has provided top quality medical, dental care and social services to the Westchester community, particularly the economically disadvantaged. Open Door has four centers in Westchester located in Ossining, Port Chester, Mt. Kisco and Sleepy Hollow. In addition, Open Door operates five school-based health centers in Port Chester at The Edison Elementary School, Park Avenue School, Kennedy Magnet School, Port Chester Middle School and Port Chester High School. In 2010, 43,505 patients were treated at Open Door, making 170,061 patient visits. In the same year 13,842 children were treated. Funding for Open Door Family Medical Centers comes from local, state and federal grants as well as private foundations and individuals. ####


MEDIA ALERT COMMUTE OF THE SPECIES PUPPET PERFORMANCE COMMUTES FROM GRAND CENTRAL TO KATONAH ON METRONORTH FOR PARADE THROUGH TOWN - SATURDAY MAY 22 Presented by The Katonah Museum of Art, Processional Arts Workshop and the MTA WHO: The Katonah Museum of Art (www.katonahmuseum.org) Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles of Processional Arts Workshop (www.superiorconcept.org) WHAT: Commute of the Species – A life-size puppet performance and procession WHEN: Saturday, May 22 Beginning in Grand Central Terminal, species puppets will board trains at the following Harlem Line MetroNorth stations arriving in Katonah at 1:53pm • • • • • • •

12:48pm: Grand Central Terminal 12:58pm: Harlem-125th Street 1:20pm: White Plains 1:28pm: Valhalla 1:40pm: Chappaqua 1:46pm: Mount Kisco 1:53pm: Katonah

WHERE: The train ride ends at the Katonah MetroNorth Station where the Puppet Procession will be joined by people from all over the region. The Procession will wind its way through the streets of Katonah. Katonah MetroNorth Station 70 Katonah Ave at Jay Street Katonah, NY WHY: This isn’t your everyday community parade! Life-size puppets of Chinese Mitten Crabs, Gypsy Moths, Zebra Mussels and other creatures will arrive in Katonah by way of MetroNorth and lead the community in a boisterous romp through town during the Katonah Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Stroll. Families, local businesses, and community leaders including Katonah Museum Executive Director Neil Watson welcome the arrival of non-native Hudson Valley species to Katonah with musical instruments, masks, costumes, and their very own puppet friends. ####


Stephanie L. Williams