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  • Blind Brook 6th graders win prize at First Lego League Challenge

    Even though they were the rookies, three local sixth-graders took home medals and trophies from the regional qualifier First Lego League Challenge. 

  • The science of addiction

    Research shows that willpower is irrelevant when it comes to the ability to get hooked on drugs, and some children are more prone to addiction than others, according to neuroscientist Dr. Stephen Dewey. 

  • Property tax refunds outrage B.B. school district and village

    Officials in the Blind Brook School District and Village of Rye Brook are livid about having to issue substantial refunds of commercial property taxes to Reckson Operating Partnership and Doral Conference Center Associates due to the settlement of tax certiorari proceedings whereby the two challenged the assessment of their Rye Brook properties for up to seven years. 

  • Learning to relax

    In a competitive school district that strives for high academic standards, a new program at Ridge Street Elementary School is teaching students how to handle stress at a young age.

  • Christmas for puppies at Port Chester Middle School

    As the holiday season consumed the community during the past few weeks, students and faculty at Port Chester Middle School made sure humankind’s furry and fluffy companions were not forgotten in the spirit of giving.

  • Fifth-graders learn about Japanese culture,  make new friends through Exchange Day program

    Over the course of two days, fifth-grade students at Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street Elementary School and the Greenwich Japanese School were not only enriched by cultural appreciation but became friends in the process of sharing and learning about each other’s customs.

  • Dr. Colin Byrne appointed B.B. Interim Assistant Sup’t

    The Blind Brook Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Colin Byrne as the interim assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment at its meeting on Monday, Dec. 11.

    This is a new position in the district. Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ross explained there used to be a director for curriculum, instruction and technology position in the administration that was disbanded and split between two roles in 2008 
  • The Port Chester Middle School Physical Education Department is partnering with a local pet rescue group this holiday season. Pet Rescue of NY, located in Harrison, is a local non-profit that fosters and adopts out dogs and cats. 
  • Thirty-four PCHS students accepted into exclusive honor societies

    Port Chester High School junior and senior students were inaugurated into national honor societies on Tuesday, Dec. 5. 

  • P.C. Board of Education compromises, reduces proposed bond to $12.5 million

    At another special meeting to address funding for the vital repairs at the middle school on Monday, Dec. 4, the Port Chester Board of Education agreed to decrease the proposed $14.4 million bond announced at last week’s special meeting to $12.5 million. 

  • IB Music class recital features local talent, musical diversity

    Musical melodies echoed across the second floor of Port Chester High School on Wednesday, Nov. 29, as seven students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Music class showcased their talent to peers and for evaluation by the IB committee. 

  • Port Chester school board votes to consider new $14.4 million bond

    The Port Chester Board of Education voted to authorize Superintendent Dr. Edward Kliszus to prepare a resolution for a new $14.4 million maintenance bond. The board held a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28. to specifically discuss emergency repairs at the Port Chester Middle School after a 4,500-pound concrete overhang fell from the building on Oct. 26. 

  •  A look inside PCHS’s IB program
    One of four – Port Chester High School is one of the few schools in the county that offers International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. 
  • Whoa there, partner! B.B. students enjoy reading at Wild West Book Fair
    Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School Principal Tracy Taylor reads “Bizzy Mizz Lizzie” by David Shannon to students as part of the school’s Wild West Book Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
  • Port Chester Middle School was awarded $500 from Khan Academy for excelling in a six-week challenge called LearnStorm. Thousands of schools participated in this year’s challenge and only 33 were recognized for going above and beyond.

  • Another bond is on the horizon for Port Chester School District
    In 1965, Port Chester Middle School was built and 86 precast concrete panels were placed over the windows and building entrances. 
  • Pride of P.C. takes second place in national competition in Pa.

    In a patriotic show, the Port Chester High School Marching Band showed the Pride of Port Chester was also “Proud to be an American.” 

    Their show consisted of three songs: “American Salute” based on Morton Gould’s rendition, “American Trilogy” by Elvis and “God Bless the U.S.A.” by Lee Greenwood. This is former Band Director Bob Vitti’s final show.

  • BBHS travels north to visit ‘Almost, Maine’
    From a hiker camping on your front lawn with her heart in a paper bag, to a girlfriend returning the bags of love her boyfriend gave her, to a shoe falling miraculously out of the sky, anything can happen in the small fictitious town of Almost, Maine.
  • King Street School honors  local veterans and families

    King Street School held its annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 9 to honor the school’s veterans, both parents of students and other relatives. 

  • Three Edison educators to be awarded prestigious Teacher Researcher Award

    Whoever thinks elementary and college students don’t mix never experienced the collaboration between Thomas A. Edison School and Manhattanville College. 

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