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  • BBHS football players encouraged to give back

    Even in the off-season, the Blind Brook High School varsity football team is pitching in to help their greater community.

    Team members and their coach stationed themselves in front of Acme Supermarket in the Washington Park Plaza on Saturday, Feb. 4 collecting donations for Food 2 Grow On.

  • Blind Brook Board of Education meetings are generally decently attended by the district’s faculty, but Monday, Feb. 13’s assembly saw the Blind Brook High School auditorium filled with over 100 members of the Blind Brook-Rye Federation of Teachers. They were eager to hear Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ross’s presentation of the district’s preliminary 2017-18 budget. 

  •  B.B. Teachers Federation calls for a fair new contract

    The Blind Brook-Rye Federation of Teachers spoke about their desire to obtain a new teachers’ contract because teachers are currently working under a contract that expired on June 30, 2016. 

  • How much will the P.C. bond cost you? Average homeowner will pay 98 cents per day

    For the first time in three months, the Port Chester Board of Education was in unanimous agreement during their Tuesday, Feb. 7 meeting at the Port Chester Middle School. But, then again, the board members weren’t voting on anything related to the proposed capital project. 

  • Geared up and ready to roll during regionals

    The Blind Brook High School Jellyfish were oiled up and gearing to go, but the water was too turbulent for them to stay ahead during the Hudson Valley NY FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship on Sunday, Feb. 5 at Pace University in Pleasantville.

  • Supporting the schools beyond the students

    Working in a Port Chester school isn’t just about empowering and supporting the student, it’s also about making sure the student’s family isn’t left behind. This is what Carmen Parker, the community school coordinator at Thomas A. Edison Elementary School, works to ensure. 

  • Rocking out with a real star

    It was a big night for Port Chester Middle School theatre students on Thursday, Feb. 2 ?? not only was it the first time the kids got to run through their entire “School of Rock” musical, but they got to perform in front of a Broadway star.

  • To spend or not to spend $80M?

    It’s been a tough battle for everyone involved, but the date is finally set and the community will be able to decide on Tuesday, Mar. 28, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., if the Port Chester School District needs to undergo a $79.95 million capital project. Polling will take place in the Port Chester Middle School gymnasium.

  • Rocking P.C. Middle School off of its foundation

    Port Chester Middle School is the first middle school to rock audiences’ socks off! PCMS is the first of four middle schools to be able to perform “School of Rock.” Director Mark Zizolfo explained that because the show is still being performed on Broadway, licenses are harder to obtain.  

  • Port Chester schools step up their social media game

    Port Chester School District attendees and social media users may have noticed the recent change to how the schools distribute information. Recently, Superintendent Dr. Edward Kliszus decided to set up Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for the district (@PortChesterUFSD) as well as advertise all of the administrators’ Twitter handles on the district’s website, 

  • Last week’s article titled “A decade of Port Chester school bonds” did not include the current number of registered voters. 
  • BBHS principal returns after four-month recovery

    It’s official: Pat Lambert returned to her position as principal of Blind Brook High School on Thursday, Jan. 12, as announced during the Blind Brook Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24. 

  • A decade of Port Chester school bonds

    The Port Chester School District is well-versed in voting for school bonds: there have been three from 2005 to 2015 and only one of them has met with success. With a new bond scheduled to go to the voters in the spring, following is a breakdown of the past projects the PCSD has attempted over the last decade. 

  • Fighting for the future

    It’s not often fifth graders get the chance to meet with a state senator, but thanks to Ann Rose Santoro, one of the district’s Instructional Support Specialists, and her brain-child “Take your Legislator to Work Day,” JFK’s student council spoke with George Latimer on Thursday, Jan. 12 about what can be done to help their school. 

  • For the first time in 35 years, the Port Chester Middle School Band is going to have a bassoon player.

    The Port Chester School District’s Music Department Chairman Ken Kraut said in an email: “The bassoon adds a tone color to the ensemble sound that can’t be replicated by any other instrument. It is one of the oldest and most respected wind instruments.”

  • Can an $80 million school bond pass?
    It’s been two months since the Port Chester Board of Education voted to accept the Bond Advisory Committee’s $78.66 million bond recommendation, and the only thing that has changed about the proposed plan is its price tag. 
  • How will construction affect Ridge Street School students?

    Blind Brook’s potential construction bond was faced with one major question before the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Jan. 9: how will removing classrooms and a lunchroom in Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School during the academic year affect students?

  • Reporter's Notebook: PCHS student’s arrest with 19 bags of cocaine raises questions for community and police

    Judge Anthony Provenzano’s Wednesday, Dec. 28 9:00 a.m. Rye Town Court session provided high drama and a spotlight on major social issues prompted by the actions of a 20-year-old Guatemalan immigrant, Erick Mejia.

    Everyone else in court that day was dealing with a traffic ticket of one kind or another. 

  • It’s never too early  to plan for the future
    A select few Port Chester Middle School students are benefitting from a business whose corporate headquarters in Purchase is nearly in the school’s backyard. PepsiCo and PCMS partnered 11 years ago to assign mentors to sixth graders based on the student’s academic criteria and other factors to help prepare them for high school and college.
  • Over 41 years of service to the Port Chester schools

    Her motivation and dedication started a long time ago when she visited her sister, who taught at a state-run school in Massachusetts for adults with special needs. Although she always wanted to be a teacher, this visit guided her to the position she would hold for over 41 years. 

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