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  • P.C. School District Foundation Aid ‘severely shorted’ again this year

    The Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District is set to receive $241,428 from the $100 million within the Foundation Aid for Community Schools program. 

    The total funding goes to 225 school districts that have been identified as high-need. Districts will use this funding to ensure their curriculum, community resources, and community organizations are supported. 

  • Blind Brook school board to keep same leaders

    The Blind Brook Board of Education nominated and unanimously approved Jeff Diamond for president and Ryan Goldstein for vice president for the 2016-17 school year at their annual reorganization meeting on Wednesday, July 6. 

    Both previously held those roles for the 2015-16 academic year and will continue in those roles.

  • Blind Brook Board of Education explains why they eliminated guidance director

    It has not been an easy month for the Blind Brook Board of Education due to the public’s outcry against the administration’s reorganization. The board met on Wednesday, July 6 to explain why they voted to abolish the director of guidance position in order to create a middle school assistant principal and assistant director of Pupil Services.

  • Request for order to keep guidance director denied

    The New York State Commissioner of Education ruled on Wednesday, July 6 to deny the request for an order to maintain the director of guidance position in the Blind Brook School District as part of the petition filed June 21 against the Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ross. The petitioner, parent Daniel Berger, ultimately hopes to repeal the board’s elimination of the director of guidance but also sought a stay of the board’s action while the appeal was in the works.

  • The first in their family to go to college

    The Don Bosco Scholars luncheon at Sonora Nuevo Latino Cuisine on Sunday, June 26 was a cause for celebration as those involved recalled their journeys of more than 165 hours of coaching, 83 college applications and more than $400,000 in financial aid for all scholars. 

  • The Port Chester High School Class of 1961 will be celebrating its 55th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2 to 7 p.m. The casual event will be held at Pat Fasano Rinello's house at 46 Woodland Dr., Rye Brook.

  • P.C. Board of Education elects Dreves president, Wolff vp

    The Port Chester Board of Education elected a new president and vice president for the 2016-17 academic year at their annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, July 5.

  • BBHS graduates prepared for changes after high school

    With the end of another school year, Blind Brook High School prepared for its annual graduation ceremony. On Thursday, June 23, the band was ready to play, the diplomas had been printed and the seniors were all dressed in their caps and gowns. As Blind Brook said goodbye to its biggest class yet—133 students—it left them with one farewell message: be prepared for change.

  • PCHS graduation a loving ceremony celebrating graduates and mentors alike
    As the sun began to sink behind the clock tower on Friday, June 24, the 2016 graduating class of Port Chester High School took the field to “Pomp and Circumstance” played by the Port Chester High School Band. This year, 306 candidates populated the field, the largest graduating class at Port Chester High School in nearly 40 years. Friends, family, and educators packed the stands at Ryan Stadium to celebrate this momentous commencement. The ceremony, which lasted until it was nearly dark, truly was a celebration, as each of the speakers toasted parents, family, educators, role models and the graduates themselves.
  • P.C. teachers agree to contract after a year without one

    The Port Chester Board of Education unanimously voted to approve a four-year memorandum of agreement with the Port Chester Teachers Association (PCTA) after a year working under an expired contract during a special meeting on Friday, June 24. The contract will go into effect July 1.

    After the PCTA first voted against the agreement, the board sweetened the deal. The association then approved the agreement on June 23 at 4:30 p.m. by a vote of 329-102 with one abstention.

  • Port Chester High School Class of 2016 Scholarship Winners
    A list of Port Chester High School Class of 2016 scholarship winners.
  • A list of all the colleges the Port Chester High School Class of 2016 are attending. 
  • Standout PCHS seniors

    Many Port Chester High School students have earned scholarships and accolades. A few, however, have been singled out for special recognition. 

  • For P.C. salutatorian Alfred DiLeo, pursuing finance is common cents

    For most high school seniors, selecting a college, major and career path is a confusing process. For Port Chester salutatorian Alfred DiLeo, however, this process was nearly natural since DiLeo has been preparing for college and his future from the inception of his high school career. DiLeo will be studying finance at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. this fall.

    DiLeo recalled a moment at the end of his freshman year where he spoke to his math teacher, Alex Lepes, and asked for advice on what major to select in college. 
  • P.C. valedictorian Rosa Guerra ready for research opportunities at CCNY

    When Rosa Guerra found out she was the valedictorian of her class, her first thought was mild panic.

    “I was already thinking ahead to the speech I had to write. ‘I have to speak in front of 300 students and their parents,’” the 18-year-old thought.

    Still, being the Port Chester High School valedictorian was not too much of a surprise for Guerra, who had always been a good student. Her grade point average was 99.823. 

  • A list of all Port Chester High School class of 2016.
  • Blind Brook’s Sam Zarkower ready to take on government at Dartmouth
    When Sam Zarkower gets to college, he plans to study government. Not political science, the classics, history or international relations—but government. “They just call it government,” Zarkower said with a smile. In this case, “they” means Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. and the degree he plans to pursue encompasses all those disparate fields of study into one major. “This allows me to study all the things I want,” Zarkower explained.
  • A list of all Blind Brook High School 2016 graduates. 
  •  From Blind Brook to Macalester College, Melissa Blum sets her sights on science

    Come autumn, Melissa Blum will be heading off to Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn.


    Yes, Minnesota. The surprise has been a common reaction from many of her classmates and friends in Rye Brook as most Blind Brook students tend to stay on the East Coast. 

  • Matriculation List for the Class of 2016

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