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  • P.C. Board of Ed votes to approve  $78.66M bond recommendation

    It’s been a long two months for the Bond Advisory Committee (BAC), and now the group can disband because the Port Chester Board of Education voted unanimously to approve their recommendation for a $78.66 million bond during their Tuesday, Nov. 29 meeting. 

  • P.C. Bond Advisory Committee recommends $78.66 million project
    The first step to creating a new bond referendum was completed on Tuesday, Nov. 22 when the Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) voted to send their recommendation to the Board of Education.
  • Blind Brook High School principal is recovering

    Blind Brook High School’s principal has been recovering in Stamford Hospital and a rehabilitation center since she was in a head-on collision on Sunday, Sept. 18. 

    During the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 21, Patricia Lambert walked into the Monroe E. Haas Instructional Media Center with her family and was immediately greeted with hugs.

  • Haunting stories come to life in PCHS Drama Club fall play

    Spend an evening watching author Edgar Allan Poe’s imaginings of mad men with plots for personal gain during the Port Chester High School Drama Club’s rendition of “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe.”

    “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” is a play adapted by Robert Mason, and PCHS’s rendition features five of Poe’s stories: “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Purloined Letter,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Oblong Box” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.”

  • A Blind Brook witch hunt

    An act of adultery turns into a town crying “witch!” during Blind Brook High School’s Fall Drama “The Crucible.”

    The show will run on Friday, Nov. 18 and the following Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the BBMS/HS auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12 for kids and seniors and $15 for adults. 

  • Drinking water tested in Port Chester schools

    The Port Chester School District recently completed testing their water for lead as part of the law Governor Andrew Cuomo signed on Sept. 6 to test drinking water in New York schools. The results were posted on the Port Chester School District website on Friday, Nov. 11 and showed that 44 sinks out of the 355 that were tested in eight buildings were found to be unsafe to drink from. 

  • Port Chester marching band takes third in final competition

    The beginning of the school year was uncertain for the Port Chester High School Marching Band when the administration learned that band director Bob Vitti could not immediately return to school due to his health. Assistant band director Madeline Rende stepped forward to take charge and under her, with some help from Vitti, the band has flourished. 

  • Inspiring P.C. teachers through collaboration and innovation
    Learning doesn’t stop after high school or college, especially for those who are doing the educating. Over 60 teachers from all over New York came to Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Doral Arrowwood Hotel and Convention Center in Rye Brook to meet with their peers and learn how to bring new ideas and practices into their classrooms. 
  • P.C. Board of Education praises Bond Advisory Committee’s work

    The Port Chester Board of Education met with Fuller and D’Angelo P.C, Architects and Planners on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to familiarize themselves with the plans the Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) voted on before the board receives the BAC’s final recommendation. 

  • Putting a price on the future of Port Chester schools

    The Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) is potentially one meeting away from presenting their recommendation to the Board of Education. The members made their final decisions on school plans as well as how much the project could potentially cost during their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

    Maura McAward, assistant superintendent for business, was able to provide a rough estimate of how much aid the elementary school builds would be eligible for. She reminded the committee that the aid is only confirmed once the New York State Education Department does their own analysis.
  • A small amount of alcohol changed a mother’s life

    A mother who was in law enforcement for 10 years before becoming a stay-at-home parent had two daughters that anyone would be proud of. Now, because of alcohol, she only has one.

    Debbie Allen was invited by the Blind Brook Parent Teacher Association and Community Coalition to come to Blind Brook Middle/High School on Thursday, Oct. 27 and give two lectures about the dangers of drinking. Allen agreed and shared Shelby’s Rules, a story and set of directions she created three weeks after her daughter’s death in 2008. The morning lecture was given to students and the evening talk was for parents.
  • Bond Advisory Committee makes its final decisions

    The Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) is almost finished with its charge; members have chosen what to do with Port Chester High School and during their Tuesday, Oct. 25 meeting, they finalized plans for the elementary schools. 

  • Over $14,000 raised for Port Chester family
    A family of four was surrounded by nothing by love, hugs and superheroes in Port Chester Middle School’s gym on Friday, Oct. 21. The school hosted a second Super Brothers B Fun Run/Walk to help their longtime security guard and hall monitor Paul Rojas and his family. The first fundraiser was held in 2015. 
  • 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.

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