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New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. New York is the 27th-most extensive, the third-most populous, and the seventh-most densely populated of the 50 United States.
New York was inhabited by various tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian speaking Native Americans at the time Dutch settlers moved into the region in the early 17th century. In 1609, the region was first claimed by Henry Hudson for the Dutch. Fort Nassau was built near the site of the present-day capital of Albany in 1614. The Dutch soon also settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson River Valley, establishing the colony of New Netherland. The British took over the colony by annexation in 1664.
The borders of the British colony, the Province of New York, were roughly similar to those of the present-day state. About one third of all the battles of the Revolutionary War took place in New York. The state constitution was enacted in 1777. New York became the 11th state to ratify the United States Constitution, on July 26, 1788.
Westchester County, locally known as Westchester, is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. Westchester covers an area of 450 square miles (1,200 km2) and has a population of 949,113 according to the 2010 Census, containing 45 municipalities. The county, established in 1683, was named after the city of Chester in England. The county seat of Westchester is the city of White Plains.
The county’s location puts New York City and the Long Island Sound to its south, Putnam County to its north, Fairfield County, Connecticut to its east, and Rockland County as well as New Jersey to the west across the Hudson River. Westchester became the first suburban area of its scale in world to develop. Its significance as a suburb derived mostly from the upper-middle class development of entire communities in the late 19th century, and the rapid population growth that occurred as a result.
In terms of household income, Westchester County is the fifth-wealthiest county in New York and is the forty-seventh wealthiest county nationally. Westchester County ranks second after New York County in terms of highest median income per person, with a higher concentration of incomes in smaller households.
North Salem Central School
The North Salem Middle School/High School (or North Salem MSHS), is located at 230 June Road in North Salem. The campus provides both middle and and high school students with technologically equipped science labs and research facilities, a music suite, an art-media center to allow for the integration of technology and the arts, and indoor as well as outdoor locations for physical activity and recreation. A state-of-the-art library media center offers students and community members access to the Internet, computers, video and listening stations, and an expanded research collection. Computer labs, Smart Boards, and wireless labs expand the opportunities for technology use throughout the building.
Extra and co-curricular programs are essential parts of the total educational experience for both middle and high school students. An extensive interscholastic athletic program of more than 50 teams for students in grades 7 – 12 and intramurals for middle school students are also important components of North Salem Middle/High School. They include basketball, baseball, field hockey, football, golf, skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, cross country, skiing, ice hockey, cheerleading, and lacrosse.
In addition to athletics, North Salem Middle/High School offers a diverse selection of co-curricular clubs such as art, drama, musical theater, International Club, math, newspaper publishing, literary magazine, yearbook, Mock Trial, chess, technology, Club Espanol, sound and lighting, book club, Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse, Leaders’ Club, Model UN, and student government opportunities.
Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters
In the mid to late 1700s, the land was settled by Charles Graymalkin and his wife Marcia. Little is known about the this period. Sometime between the late 1700s and early 1900s, a large Neoclassic mansion was constructed on the land near Breakstone Lake just outside of Salem Center, New York. The estate was inherited by Brian Xavier and he lived there with his wife, Sharon and their son, Charles, until Brian’s untimely, accidental death. Sharon died not long after and the ownership of the estate pasted on to Charles. Charles Xavier was born and raised in the mansion and is the tenth generation Xavier to own the mansion.
After graduating Oxford University, Xavier decided to devote his life to teaching and converted the grounds into Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. The school is poised to open as the premier private boarding school in the area. Its curriculum was designed to provide a comprehensive academic program to serve identified talented and gifted students in grades nine through twelve.
Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters has computers available for classrooms, classroom labs, media center and school cluster labs. Teachers also have access to computers in the classroom and teacher work areas. Every classroom is also equipt with Smart Boards as well as digital projectors. The auditorium has video capabilities and sound projection. The media center has a Synergy system for delivering video, DVD, and cable. The media center also has a satellite dish to deliver channel various language station to forign language classes. Other assets include: Large TV Monitors for Math class instruction, dental clinic, dental labs, full student commercial kitchen, media labs, current industry software, and many other assets.
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Connecticutis the southernmost state in the northeastern region of the United States known as New England. Its capital city is Hartford. The state is named after the Connecticut River, a major U.S. river that approximately bisects the state. The word is a French corruption of the Algonquian word quinetucket, which means “long tidal river”.
Connecticut is the 3rd least extensive, 29th most populous and 4th most densely populated of the 50 United States. Called the Constitution State, Nutmeg State, and “The Land of Steady Habits”, it was influential in the development of the federal government of the United States. Much of southern and western Connecticut (along with the majority of the state’s population) is part of the New York metropolitan area: three of Connecticut’s eight counties are statistically included in the New York City combined statistical area, which is widely referred to as the Tri-State area. Connecticut’s center of population is in Cheshire, New Haven County, which is also located within the Tri-State area.
Connecticut’s first European settlers were Dutch. They established a small, short-lived settlement in present-day Hartford at the confluence of the Park and Connecticut rivers, called Huys de Goede Hoop. Initially, half of Connecticut was a part of the Dutch colony, New Netherland, which included much of the land between the Connecticut and Delaware rivers. The first major settlements were established in the 1630s by England. Thomas Hooker led a band of followers overland from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and founded what would become the Connecticut Colony; other settlers from Massachusetts founded the Saybrook Colony and the New Haven Colony. The Connecticut and New Haven Colonies established documents of Fundamental Orders, considered the first constitutions in North America. In 1662, the three colonies were merged under a royal charter, making Connecticut a crown colony. This colony was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution.