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Colonial Man Visits MKES 4th Graders!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
MKES fourth graders had the wonderful opportunity to work with Sam Ladley, the Colonial Man, for a two-day hands-on workshop.  Each day began with an assembly for all of 4th Grade, during which Sam dressed in period clothing, describing the daily life of both Native Americans and Colonial people, while sharing authentic artifacts with the children.  Students then had the chance for... more info
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MKES - 5th Grade Pancake Breakfast
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Our fifth graders had a fantastic time working as wait staff at Mount Kisco Elementary School’s annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 15th.  Fifth grade students were polite and attentive as they served MKES students, families and friends during this delicious fundraiser.  We would like to extend a sincere thank you to the fifth grade parent volunteers who helped make this... more info
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4-Herson Creates Iroquois & Algonquian Dioramas
Mount Kisco Elementary School
These photos are students in Ms. Herson's fourth grade class working on their Iroquois/Algonquian dioramas in the library. The students have studied these cultures and are including elements they have studied. They will present their models and share what they have learned.
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Harlem Wizard Player KING ARTHUR visits MKES
Mount Kisco Elementary School
King Arthur from the Harlem Wizards visited MKES. He was truly an inspirational role model for our students. King Arthur demonstrated some of his awesome ball handling tricks and shared a caring message about hard work, respect and healthy living. What a fantastic way to start a rainy, cold Monday!Please click on the LINK below to watch a video of KING ARTHUR at MKES!
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1st Grade Visits The Mount Kisco Police Station
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Our first graders took a walking trip to the Mount Kisco Police Station! Students learned about the roles and responsibilities of police officers in our community. Students had the opportunity to tour the police station and saw the court room, the control room, a jail, and even had the chance to sit in a real police car!
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The Random Farms Theater Group Performs at MKES
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On Monday, November 3rd, our second through fifth graders were entertained and informed by an assembly program called The New Kid.  The Random Farms Theater group, comprised of child actors ages 8-13, performed this musical play which encouraged healthy dialogue about the dangers of bullying, teasing and cliques.  This program was a perfect complement to our OLWEUS anti-bullying... more info
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Pre-K & Kindergarten Halloween Parade at MKES
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Families and extended families came out to cheer our Pre-K and Kindergarten students during their annual Halloween Parade. Despite the cloudy and cool weather, the smiles on our students faces warmed our hearts. Happy Halloween!
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How Many Blades Of Grass?
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Some fourth graders recently took on a big challenge—to figure out how many blades of grass are on the field across the street from MKES!  After estimating and refining their estimates, students measured the dimensions of the field and calculated the area.  Then they collected and counted the number of blades of grass in a sample area.  They used this information to calculate... more info
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Child's Play Touring Theater Comes To MKES!!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The Child’s Play Touring Theater visited Mount Kisco’s 4th and 5th grade classes for the second consecutive year.  After an entertaining group performance during which the actors presented examples of children’s writing, individual classes then hosted the acting troupe.  The children were active participants in creating a group-generated story that was then brought to life in the... more info
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4th Grade Visits The FLMS Ropes Course!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On October 21st, the fourth graders went to the Ropes Course at Fox Lane Middle School.  They worked together to solve challenging problems.  They showed great teamwork and cooperation.  Everyone had a great time!
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1st Graders Love To Read!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
As part of the Daily 5, first graders worked hard for 20 days to achieve their goal of reading alone for 20 minutes!  Hip, Hip Hooray!  1st graders have so much fun reading!Please click on the link below to watch our READING SLIDESHOW!
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MKES 5th Grade Goes To College!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The fifth graders proved it's never too early to think about going to college! On October 14th, they visited beautiful Mahattanville College for a tour, to meet college students, to eat some of the delicious pizza, and most of all to spark their interest in going to college someday. The kids were excited to see the sights and to experience life as a college student for a brief amount of... more info
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MKES Fire Safety & Prevention Assembly
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Every year volunteers from Mt. Kisco Fire Department come to MKES to speak to our students about their jobs and the importance of fire safety. Students began this experience with a fire drill. They next had the opportunity to see how our local firefighters would respond to a fire with their vehicles and equipment. The firefighters shared need-to-know tips about fire safety and provided... more info
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International Walk To School Day!!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
On Wednesday, October 8th our school participated in International Walk to School Day.  We joined thousands of children and educators around the world who also walked to school on this special day to promote the importance of daily exercise.  It was terrific to see so many of our students, staff, and families walk to school on this beautiful day!MKES staff members... more info
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2nd Grade Learns About Communities At BELLIZZI Restaurant
Mount Kisco Elementary School
As part of our  second grade social studies curriculum we are studying communities. The second grade classes walked to Bellizzi to learn about this local business. We were welcomed by Izzy and the Bellizzi staff, learned about the business, toured the kitchen, and ate delicious pizza!!
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4th Grade Takes Learning To Our MKES Community Garden
Mount Kisco Elementary School
Fourth grade students are learning about the interdependence of the Three Sister’s Planting and why the Native Americans choose these plants to grow together.  Students will discover the importance of food preparation and preservation through harvesting, shucking and grinding corn kernels. Students will also assist in clearing out the Three Sisters Garden, which includes harvesting... more info
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MKES Fall Festival & 5th Grade Car Wash Weekend!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The greater Mt. Kisco school community came out in droves to the first annual MKES Fall Fest. A special thanks goes out to Camp Kiwi and our All-Star team of organizers and volunteers. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Families, friends, and the staff of MKES all enjoyed this festive evening. This community event celebrated the beginning of another productive year at Mt. Kisco... more info
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5th Grade Goes To FLMS ROPES COURSE!!
Mount Kisco Elementary School
What a day! The 5th graders were fortunate enough to visit the Fox Lane Middle School ropes course on September 19th. The students worked in teams to conquer challenges, face fears, build trust, and make new friends. The smiles on all their faces, and the strong sense of community made that day a great success! Enjoy the pictures to have a glimpse at the days' activities. 
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New York State School Music Association Area All-State Ensembles
News of Districtwide Interest
  Forty-one music students from Fox Lane High School in the Bedford Central School District will participate in the annual New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All-State High School Concert.   These musicians were chosen based upon their solo performances at the NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival held this past spring. As participants, these students will rehearse and... more info


Basketball Bash - Slamtastic
News of Districtwide Interest
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Get your tickets now to our all-elementary fundraiser, the BCSD Basketball Bash on Sunday, December 7.  Coaches and staff from all five elementary schools, plus Dr. Hochmann and Mr. Patrick from the district office, will play a rip-roaring, hilarious game of basketball against the Harlem Wizards.  Who will score the most?  Who will laugh the most?  Join us at 2:00pm at the FLHS... more info


Elementary Parent Math Nights are Back!
News of Districtwide Interest
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Elementary Math Parent Nights are back! Donna Swift, Elementary Consulting Teacher, will host a series of information session for parents of elementary students. Please see below, or print the attachment.SESSION 1: It’s still “long division,” but it looks and sounds a little different!Parents of fourth grade students are invited to a math evening with Donna Swift, the BCSD... more info


MKES ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
Mount Kisco Elementary School
The staff of Mount Kisco Elementary School started the school year by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness about this tragic illness.  In an effort to support the fight against this disease, the staff of MKES will also be making a donation to the ALS Association.  We now challenge the administrators in Central Office and the members of the Board of Education... more info
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Happy New School Year
Board News Only
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Back to School Letter Submitted to The Record Review August 1, 2014   Jere Hochman Superintendent Bedford Central School District   Thank you!  To the residents, businesses, civic and recreation partners, volunteers, and houses of faith in our district’s towns and village of Bedford, Mount Kisco, New Castle, North Castle, and Pound Ridge, “Thank you!”  It is with pride... more info