5 Things: State Test Scores, 9/11 Commemorations

Five things to know for Tuesday, Aug. 9.

1.   State Test Scores Released

The New York State Department of Education just released state test results for the English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessments. The assessments measure performance in these subject areas for students in the third to eighth grade. Check out our story to see the complete results for the Pelham school district.


2.   9/11 Commemorations

The 10th Anniversary of September 11th is about a month away. Several organizations are already making plans to commemorate one of the most tragic days in our nation’s history. Westchester County announced this week that it will hold its annual ceremony at twilight at the Kensico Dam Plaza. The event will take place at 6 p.m. so that people can attend other commemoration events earlier in the day.


3.   Blog for Patch

Become a blogger for Pelham Patch. We already have great bloggers, from 19-year-old Carmela Bonito, who just started blogging about her battle with Lyme Disease, to Louise Kelly and the students at the Colonial Times Newspaper (check out their blogs in our Local Voices section). We want more local people to join our roster of great contributors. If you want to become a Patch blogger, you can sign up here.  


4.   Pelham Art Center

Beginning Aug. 21, the Pelham Art Center will close for two weeks, so if you’re interested in visiting one of the center’s exhibits, now is as good a time as any.


5.   Israeli Art Exhibit

Speaking of art, you can also check out an exhibit in nearby New Rochelle (after you visit the Pelham Art Center, of course). Beth El Synagogue is showcasing an exhibit by renowned Israeli artists, such as Ruth Levin and Shraga Weill.


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