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  • 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. 

  • PCHS cheerleaders from all decades to convene for reunion in September

    “We’re from P.C. High, and no one could be prouder!” If you were a Port Chester High School varsity cheerleader, chances are that this cheer rings true.

    The Port Chester Cheerleading Reunion Committee 2016 is excited to announce that they, along with the Port Chester High School Athletic Department, will be hosting the very first PCHS Cheerleading Reunion 2016.
  • New system being designed to improve fire safety at PCHS

    After eight years without one, Port Chester High School’s standpipe system is getting a complete overhaul.

    It was decommissioned in 2008 due to its being beyond repair, according to Ray Renda, director of facilities for the Port Chester school district.

  •  A partnership that increases  pathways to higher education

    STEER for Student Athletes and Wishbone’s first year of partnership brought them a 100 percent success rate in sending nine Port Chester High School student athletes to summer pre-college programs all over the country.

    Ten STEER students in total were given the opportunity to get their programs funded by online donations, a process known as crowd funding.
  • P.C. School District Foundation Aid ‘severely shorted’ again this year

    The Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District is set to receive $241,428 from the $100 million within the Foundation Aid for Community Schools program. 

    The total funding goes to 225 school districts that have been identified as high-need. Districts will use this funding to ensure their curriculum, community resources, and community organizations are supported. 

  • Blind Brook school board to keep same leaders

    The Blind Brook Board of Education nominated and unanimously approved Jeff Diamond for president and Ryan Goldstein for vice president for the 2016-17 school year at their annual reorganization meeting on Wednesday, July 6. 

    Both previously held those roles for the 2015-16 academic year and will continue in those roles.

  • Request for order to keep guidance director denied

    The New York State Commissioner of Education ruled on Wednesday, July 6 to deny the request for an order to maintain the director of guidance position in the Blind Brook School District as part of the petition filed June 21 against the Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ross. The petitioner, parent Daniel Berger, ultimately hopes to repeal the board’s elimination of the director of guidance but also sought a stay of the board’s action while the appeal was in the works.

  • Blind Brook Board of Education explains why they eliminated guidance director

    It has not been an easy month for the Blind Brook Board of Education due to the public’s outcry against the administration’s reorganization. The board met on Wednesday, July 6 to explain why they voted to abolish the director of guidance position in order to create a middle school assistant principal and assistant director of Pupil Services.

  • The first in their family to go to college

    The Don Bosco Scholars luncheon at Sonora Nuevo Latino Cuisine on Sunday, June 26 was a cause for celebration as those involved recalled their journeys of more than 165 hours of coaching, 83 college applications and more than $400,000 in financial aid for all scholars. 

  • The Port Chester High School Class of 1961 will be celebrating its 55th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2 to 7 p.m. The casual event will be held at Pat Fasano Rinello's house at 46 Woodland Dr., Rye Brook.

  • P.C. Board of Education elects Dreves president, Wolff vp

    The Port Chester Board of Education elected a new president and vice president for the 2016-17 academic year at their annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, July 5.

  • BBHS graduates prepared for changes after high school

    With the end of another school year, Blind Brook High School prepared for its annual graduation ceremony. On Thursday, June 23, the band was ready to play, the diplomas had been printed and the seniors were all dressed in their caps and gowns. As Blind Brook said goodbye to its biggest class yet—133 students—it left them with one farewell message: be prepared for change.

  • PCHS graduation a loving ceremony celebrating graduates and mentors alike
    As the sun began to sink behind the clock tower on Friday, June 24, the 2016 graduating class of Port Chester High School took the field to “Pomp and Circumstance” played by the Port Chester High School Band. This year, 306 candidates populated the field, the largest graduating class at Port Chester High School in nearly 40 years. Friends, family, and educators packed the stands at Ryan Stadium to celebrate this momentous commencement. The ceremony, which lasted until it was nearly dark, truly was a celebration, as each of the speakers toasted parents, family, educators, role models and the graduates themselves.
  • P.C. teachers agree to contract after a year without one

    The Port Chester Board of Education unanimously voted to approve a four-year memorandum of agreement with the Port Chester Teachers Association (PCTA) after a year working under an expired contract during a special meeting on Friday, June 24. The contract will go into effect July 1.

    After the PCTA first voted against the agreement, the board sweetened the deal. The association then approved the agreement on June 23 at 4:30 p.m. by a vote of 329-102 with one abstention.

  • Port Chester High School Class of 2016 Scholarship Winners
    A list of Port Chester High School Class of 2016 scholarship winners.

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