Yonkers school swears in new citizens

November 15, 2013 by  

First year staff and students were sworn in at the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Microsociety School in Yonkers as part of an Inauguration Day Ceremony.

The ceremony took place on November 4 and is a yearly event for the school. The new citizens promised to be upstanding members of society and to show respect for their fellow students, teachers, and the larger school community. The annual inauguration ceremony is just one way the school draws connections between the classroom and the outside world.

The mission of MicroSociety schools is to encourage learning by demonstrating its application in the real world. Students see the connections between what they learn in the classroom and what happens in the real world around them. The schools aim to create an environment in class that mimics the realities of society. In addition to the school in Yonkers, there are MicroSociety schools across 40 states. The curriculum and programs on offer vary from school to school and are designed to best meet the needs of the individual school.

Microsociety Inc. recognized Eugenio Maria de Hostos as a model school for 2013. The school earned the recognition at the 21st Annual National Conference. Locally, the school will be recognized by the Yonkers Board of Education on November 20. The board could use stationery printing to make a certificate recognizing the school’s achievement.

The ceremony will take place before the regularly scheduled Monday meeting for the Board, at 7:00 pm. The meeting and recognition ceremony will be held at the Saunders Trades and Technical High School on 183 Palmer Road.