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  • Three Blind Brook students are Merit Scholar Semifinalists

    Three Blind Brook High School students performed well enough on their Preliminary SAT exams last October that they were nominated to be semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    Jonah Glick, Rowan Reddy and Bryan Weintraub join the 16,000 other semifinalists from around the nation and are competing for one of 7,500 scholarships.
  • P.C. Bond Advisory Committee makes headway at high school
    Port Chester High School’s Room 229 was filled with urgent energy and a need to figure out what needs to be done at the high school to address the building’s overcrowding problems during the third Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27. 
  • Despite disagreements about language, BBBOE approves new Code of Conduct
    The Blind Brook Board of Education unanimously approved the new 2016-17 Code of Conduct during their Monday, Sept. 19 meeting, despite there being a debate about the language used. Approving this code finishes a 2015-16 goal Blind Brook Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ross set for the previous year. 
  • P.C. bond committee to focus on high school
    In order to make the decision to change or not to change a building, touring it and seeing firsthand the problems it faces should be on the top of the agenda. That is why the Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee did just that during their second meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20. 
  • BBHS principal in car accident

    The Blind Brook High School principal was in a head-on collision while driving home on Sunday, Sept. 18. Patricia Lambert was taken to Stamford Hospital.

  • P.C. committee meets to consider all options to solve overcrowding
    The change of venue to accommodate drama club practice seemed to be fitting for the first meeting of the Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee, which is tasked with creating a solution to the overcrowding in the school district. 
  • U.S. News & World Report: Blind Brook High School ranked number 32 in state

    Blind Brook High School has been a point of pride for the Rye Brook community for years, and the district is continuing the trend of achieving a high ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 list of best high schools. 

  • Academic Integrity Violation Reports on the rise in Blind Brook schools

    Blind Brook Middle/High School has seen the number of academic integrity reports double since 2012-13, but this may not be a bad thing. 

  • Meet Blind Brook School District’s assistant director of pupil services

    Blind Brook School District welcomed two new administrators this year during the Board of Education’s Aug. 10 meeting, one of whom is filling the newly created position of assistant director of pupil services.

  • Nursery school is coming to Girl Scout House

    Having a playground in their backyard and plenty of parking is definitely a perk for three Port Chester-based Pre-K Academy teachers who just moved their school into the basement of the Girl Scout House in Lyon Park. Their school year begins Monday, Sept. 12 and is for kids who are 3 or 4 years old. 

  •  The Port Chester High School Class of 1951 will gather for its 65th Reunion & Birthday Bash at Westchester Burger in Rye Brook on Sunday, Oct. 2 starting at 2:00 p.m.
  • Blind Brook students meet their teachers

    Elementary school kids either clung to their parents like baby koalas or ran around playing tag with friends as the adults were heavily immersed in discussion about what to expect during the next school year during Blind Brook’s fifth annual Meet-and-Greet event at Harkness Park on Wednesday, Aug. 31. 

  • P.C. High School Marching Band dredges up the 60s with ‘Tommy’
    Crawford Park was filled with rhythmic stomps and loud counting in the morning and bursts of music in the evening during the second week of Port Chester High School’s marching band camp which ran from Aug. 22 to Sept. 1. The first week was held at Port Chester Middle School. 
  • Port Chester schools to focus on overcrowding in 2016-17
    All of the classrooms have been cleaned out, the floors polished and the furniture scoured. The Port Chester School District is prepared to open its doors to students for a full day of class on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The Port Chester schools will have their doors open for 181 days for students and 185 days for teachers, with nine emergency closing days built in to be used for urgent maintenance issues and inclement weather.
  • Meet Blind Brook’s new assistant principal

    Blind Brook Middle School has a new person in the main office, an assistant principal who won’t be switching between two schools like the person who preceded her but who will remain focused on helping the middle school students.

  • B.B. schools open doors with high expectations

    Summer vacation is nearly over and the Blind Brook schools are being polished one last time before hundreds of sneakers walk through their halls beginning Sept. 1 for the 180 weekdays that will make up the 2016-17 academic year. 

  • Parents who send their children to Blind Brook Middle School, Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School, Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School, Port Chester Middle School and Thomas A. Edison Elementary School can now use to get a back-to-school supply list before the first day of class. 

  • Going back(pack) to school

    Organized chaos and about 30 volunteers filled the narrow halls of The Sharing Shelf at 47 Purdy Ave. as people gathered around a long table filled with boxes of school supplies fit for a high schooler. This was the Backpacks to School event, hosted by Family Services of Westchester’s The Sharing Shelf on Tuesday, Aug. 23. 

  • Music therapy program helps special needs students

    The Port Chester School District and the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Music Therapy Institute collaborated this year on a program that uses music therapy to help students with special needs improve social and communications skills.

  • Backpacks filled to brim with school supplies

    Putting age appropriate school supplies in the hands of over 2,000 students is what the Mission Backpack event, hosted by Helping Hands for the Homeless and Hungry Incorporated, is all about. 

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