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  • Incoming kindergartners meet their teachers and classmates
    What better way to get rid of the first day of school nerves than with a Kindergarten Ice Cream Social at King Street School? About 30 kids met their teachers and classmates on Tuesday, Sept. 5, the day before school opened.
  • The Port Chester High School Class of 1967 will be celebrating its 50th Reunion the weekend of Oct. 6 and 7.

    On Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., there will be an informal gathering at the Village Beer Garden located at the Port Chester train station.

  • Port Chester High School to add a gender-neutral bathroom

    Port Chester High School is about to undergo a massive $49.9 million renovation designed to benefit students and teachers. In that plan are new classrooms, new science labs, music rooms, a gym and a single-stall, gender-neutral toilet. 

  • RSS’s new playground isn’t open by first day
    Behind Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School sits a cordoned off playground – the new playset was supposed to be ready for the kids by the time school started on Tuesday, Sept. 5 (when this picture was taken), but it’s not quite there yet. 
  • A rainy first day back to school

    Miles Geller, 8, and his mother Jill brave the rain as they walk home from school after the first day on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The King Street School third grader’s mood matched the pouring gray skies as he refused to smile for the camera when his mother asked him to. 

  • P.C. assistant superintendent announces her retirement

    After 21 years of service, Maura McAward, Port Chester School District’s Assistant Superintendent for Business, is retiring on June 30. 

  • ‘He believed in me,’ PCHS graduate says about former band director Bob Vitti
    For 36 years, Bob Vitti guided the hands of thousands of instrument-playing Port Chester High School students. Many of them have fond memories of their former band director. 
  • The first day of school

    Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School students load onto the buses to head home after their first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 5. One common theme was hearing a student happily exclaim “I have no homework!” to their waiting parent.  

  • Former PCHS cheerleader claims the top of the pyramid

    Last year, she took the junior varsity team on their first nationals run. This year, she gets to take the reins of the entire program as varsity coach. She is replacing former coach Chezdis Sanchez-Bors.

  • Blind Brook looks to focus on further reorganization

    It’s going to be a big year for the Blind Brook Schools – the district has a bond referendum to approve the funding for a $44.7 million capital project set for Tuesday, Oct. 17, will be doing ongoing research about implementing alternative scheduling at the middle/high school and will be recruiting a new member of the administrative staff. 

  • Port Chester Schools to focus on improving literacy in 2017-18

    Overcrowding was last year’s mantra, and with a remedy for the crowded classrooms now underway, it’s time to move forward and emphasize literacy in the Port Chester Schools. 

  • “Fiscal stewardship” is the new buzzword for the Blind Brook School District.
  • Going full STEAM ahead at Selma Maisel Nursery School
    Bright young faces entered a room that could be dubbed a tinker’s dream at Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School.
  • Pride of Port Chester salutes America
    The Port Chester High School marching band is ready to show off its star-spangled pride during this year’s American-themed set. . The students were hard at work from Monday, Aug. 21 to Thursday, Aug. 31 learning their footwork and memorizing the three new songs. 
  • All torn up
    Out with the old and in with the new! Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School’s playground is torn up and the holes are being dug for new equipment. 
  • Blind Brook’s new teachers’ contract brings raises and new step policy
    Blind Brook teachers were operating under an expired 2015-16 contract that many teachers argued did not allow them raises. The Board of Education announced on Monday, Aug. 14 that this is no longer the case.
  • Blind Brook sets date for bond referendum

    The Blind Brook School Board set the date for the community’s vote on the district’s proposed $44.7 million capital project. Polls will be open on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School’s old gym at the front of the school. 

  • Port Chester High School is one of 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program. If the school is among the top 40 by the time the contest closes, the district will receive a $25,000 grant to pay for a new computer lab. 
  • Getting ready for school; Playground overhaul at RSS
    Out with the old and in with the new! Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School’s playground is getting an upgrade: the decrepit wooden structures are being replaced with a triple somersault, additional swings, a climbing dome and a custom ladder from Kompan, Inc.
  • The Port Chester High School Class of 1951 will hold its 66th Reunion and Birthday Bash on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Westchester Burger, 275 S. Ridge St., Rye Brook. It will start at 1 p.m. with an indefinite end time.

    The 68th reunion of the Port Chester High School Class of 1949 will be held Sat., Oct. 21 at Pasquale’s Ristorante, 2 Putnam Ave., Port Chester, from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

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