The Blog of Randolph Academy

  • This Year’s National Mental Health Awareness Month is Especially Important
    May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and while mental health is at the core of our work with our students – and has been since we opened our doors back in 1985 – as we’ve all seen following the pandemic, it’s as formidable a concern as ever. We’ve all seen the statistics and media reports detailing the severe impact […]
  • Maya Angelou poem sparks Black History Month project for middle school students
    Teacher aide Mrs. Kickbush works alongside middle school math/restorative justice teacher Ms. Baldwin.  While brainstorming ideas with our students for some new artwork to display on the hallway board outside their classroom, their thoughts originally revolved around all-things spring – maybe due to some wishful thinking on these long winter days. So Mrs. Kickbush and her students started to create […]
  • The Imprint profiles Randolph Academy’s approach to students with emotional and behavioral challenges
    Randolph Academy was pleased to welcome New York State Youth Justice Reporter Adilia Watson to its Hamburg campus in early December, as she prepared a feature story for The Imprint, an independent daily news outlet focused on the nation’s child welfare and youth justice systems. Since 2013, Imprint reporters have produced rigorous, in-depth reporting on the courts that process children, […]
  • Randolph Academy Honors School Nurse Lisa McPherson with 2021 ‘Golden Apple’ Award
    Randolph Academy has named School Nurse Lisa McPherson its Randolph campus 2021 “Golden Apple” Award recipient. Ms. McPherson joined the district in 2019 and has since cared for more than 100 K-12 students, each of whom has unique emotional or mental health needs. The honor, which recognizes a staff member’s outstanding professional contribution and achievement, is given annually to an […]
  • New York State School Boards Association honors Randolph Academy as ‘Champion of Change’
    Randolph Academy, a public school district which supports, empowers and educates children struggling with various emotional and mental health disabilities, was honored this week by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) with its “Champions of Change” award. The distinction comes following Randolph Academy’s launch of a new internship program in partnership with the Department of Sociocultural & Justice […]
  • Randolph Academy honors School Nurse Shelly Harris with 2021 ‘Golden Apple’ award
    Randolph Academy has selected Shelly Harris as its 2021 “Golden Apple” Award recipient. She received the award at the Sept. 21 Board of Education meeting during a brief ceremony. Ms. Harris joined Randolph Academy in 2014 as its school nurse and has since cared for several hundred children ages K-12, each of whom has had unique emotional or mental health […]