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  • 13-11 vote may decide fate of high school

    Due to the overlap of changed dates, the Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee met twice in less than a week on Thursday, Oct. 13 and Tuesday, Oct. 18. During these two meetings, the members learned how state aid is granted from a brief presentation by Assistant Superintendent Maura McAward and used this information to pick the best, and possibly most aid-able building option for Port Chester High School.

  • B.B. Board of Ed presents ideas to modernize Ridge Street School
    It seems to be the season for bond referendum plans, as both Port Chester and now Blind Brook are looking to get voter approval to update their school buildings for a large sum of money. During the Monday, Oct. 17 Board of Education meeting in the Blind Brook Middle/High School auditorium, Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ross and others outlined two plans created in part by the District Facilities Committee, Kliment Halsband Architects and Savin Engineering to modernize the district’s schools. 
  • Advisory Committee narrows down plans for Port Chester High School

    The meeting began with a presentation from Powers & Company Inc. Historic Preservation Services representative Robert Powers and ended with the Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee narrowing down the building choices from 11 remaining concepts to four during their Thursday, Oct. 6 meeting. 

  • For a second year, the Port Chester Middle School teachers and staff will hold a fundraiser to help their colleague, hall monitor/security guard Paul Rojas, pay for medical bills and expenses for his and his wife’s sons who were diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).

  • Blind Brook High School named national Blue Ribbon School

    Blind Brook High School was selected as a 2016 Blue Ribbon School for being an Exemplary High Performing School.

    The district will formally celebrate this recognition at the Board of Education meeting on Nov. 21, according to Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ross. 
  • Thomas A. Edison School launches pilot parent education program

    Educating the future leaders and professionals of the United States is not an easy task, especially if the students are the families’ first to go through the American education system. This is why Thomas A. Edison School has partnered with California’s Parents for Quality Education to form Port Chester’s pilot Parent Institute for Learning Academic Requirements.

  • The Blind Brook school board and district administrators will be discussing a future building project that will update Ridge Street School and potentially add a fabrication lab to the Middle/High School on Monday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Middle/High School auditorium.
  • Author exposes the heroes behind superheroes at RSS

    An author of 75 children’s books visited Ridge Street School on Friday, Sept. 23 to teach the kids that they don’t need to be a writer or a researcher to change history.

    Marc Nobleman spoke to the kids about two of his books: “Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman” made the front page of USA Today and “Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman” was featured on National Public Radio, in a TED Talk and will be the subject of a Hulu Documentary. 
  • Field of fire

    The Port Chester High School Marching Band plays while spectators enjoy the first bonfire in 10 years on the Port Chester High School softball field the Friday of homecoming weekend, Sept. 30.

  • 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.

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