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  • Working ‘9 to 5’ has paid off

    Three Port Chester students were recognized for their work onstage during the high school’s spring musical “9 to 5.” Senior Elizabeth Montemurro, junior Taylor Masi and sophomore Grace Herbert join the ranks of the elite as all of them were nominated for 2017 Metropolitan High School Theater Awards. 

  • Three BBHS students nominated for Metro Awards following ‘Grease’
    Three Blind Brook High School students were recognized for their work onstage during the high school’s spring musical “Grease.” Juniors Lee Price and Madison Goldberg and sophomore Ryan Vogt are all on the list to potentially win a 2017 Metropolitan High School Theater Award for their acting and behind-the-scenes performances
  • Steve Kaplan will not contest Blind Brook school board vote
    Blind Brook faced an uncertain decision about who would fill its two empty Board of Education seats after a recount on Wednesday, May 17 revealed a three-vote difference between candidates Jeff Diamond and Steve Kaplan. PTA parent Jennifer Schlactus had a large lead over the duo and secured one of the spots with 719 votes.
  • Blind Brook honors senior athletes committed to continue in college
    In the fall, five current Blind Brook seniors will be starting their careers as varsity college athletes. The high school athletic department honored these students on Tuesday, May 16 in the George C. Trautwein Theater.
  • Blind Brook’s recount frenzy
    A school is generally empty around midnight, but Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School was bustling with tired confusion as the results of the election were tallied on Tuesday, May 16. In the end, it was clear that the $43.9 million budget had passed by a wide margin with 959 “yes” votes, but the two open seats for the Board of Education remained unfilled.
  • Former member ousts incumbent, other incumbent the big winner
    Unlike the vote on the $80 million capital project that occurred Mar. 28, Tuesday’s Port Chester school board election results and vote on the district’s $96 million 2017-18 budget were not close. Voters approved the spending plan by a margin of 177, Anne Capeci sailed into a ninth three-year term as the top vote-getter with almost 200 votes more than any of the other three candidates, and former one-term school board member and 40-year Port Chester educator Tom Corbia won a seat on the board with nearly 90 votes more than two-term incumbent Bob Johnson.
  • Nine Port Chester educators headed to Harvard University on May 18 and 19 to participate in the Harvard School of Education Think Tank on Global Competence Education. 

  • PCHS social studies teacher named Outstanding Novice

    Social studies teacher Joseph Gilson was selected as 2017 Outstanding Novice Social Studies Teacher by the Westchester Lower Hudson Council for the Social Studies (WLHCSS). He will be honored at a dinner on May 24 at the Chappaqua Tavern.

  • PCMS 8th graders get a head start on life after high school graduation
    It might be too early to apply or get accepted into a college or university, but it is never too early for students to start thinking about their futures, which is exactly why Port Chester Middle School held its seventh annual college and career fair on Friday, May 12. 
  • Singing with a star
    Port Chester Middle and High School drama club students learned to stop “Standing Still” and what could happen “If I could Change One Thing” while working with singer-songwriter Seth Glier. The students shared the Port Chester High School stage with the Grammy-nominated artist on Friday, May 12. 
  • Ridge Street recess renovation

    Recess is about to get an overhaul as the Blind Brook Board of Education begins looking for vendors to install new playground equipment at Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School. 

  • Early morning voters may have noticed a mistake while attempting to show their support for two Blind Brook Board of Education candidates on Tuesday, May 16 in Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School’s old gym. 

  • Two Blind Brook students win awards by telling their stories through art

    Telling a story is easy, but when it’s the life story of an eighth grader, a little creativity might be needed. Two Blind Brook students expressed themselves and told their stories through a poem and a choreographed dance; their creativity, messages and effort earned them merit awards in the National PTA Reflections: Arts in Education program. 

  • Port Chester High School ranked 161 among the more than 1,500 public high schools in New York State, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best High Schools Rankings. The school earned a silver medal from the publication – a ranking awarded to just 2.4 percent of eligible high schools nationally.

  • P.C. schools finally release full $96M 2017-18 budget

    The Port Chester School District released its full $96 million 2017-18 budget for the public to view a week before it goes to the voters. It is available at www.portchesterschools.org under the Parents/Community tab. 

    The adopted budget proposes a 0.77 percent ($473,223) increase in the total tax levy over last year – this means taxes will not substantially rise for commercial and residential properties.
  • It’s been an ongoing battle of negotiations between the Blind Brook Board of Education and the Blind Brook-Rye Federation of Teachers. 
  • B.B. school board candidates display vast array of experience
    One current board member, one former board member and one newcomer are about to step up to the plate for the ninth inning of the Blind Brook Board of Education election campaign. Current school board president Jeff Diamond, past president Steven Kaplan and newcomer Jennifer Schlactus all met in the Westmore News office.
  • Four P.C. school board candidates tackle the issues at WN forum
    Four are fighting for two seats on the Port Chester Board of Education and it will be up to the voters to decide who will reign victorious. The four overcame their past clashes and toned it down behind the closed Westmore News office door during a two-hour debate on Sunday, April 30. 
  • A Grammy-nominated artist returns to teach P.C. students

    Following the success of last year’s master class and performance, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter decided to return to Port Chester High School on Friday, May 12. 

  • 22 P.C. educators receive tenure
    Twenty-two Port Chester educators received tenure during the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 2 in the Port Chester Middle School auditorium. 
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