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  • P.C. Board of Education compromises, reduces proposed bond to $12.5 million

    At another special meeting to address funding for the vital repairs at the middle school on Monday, Dec. 4, the Port Chester Board of Education agreed to decrease the proposed $14.4 million bond announced at last week’s special meeting to $12.5 million. 

  • IB Music class recital features local talent, musical diversity

    Musical melodies echoed across the second floor of Port Chester High School on Wednesday, Nov. 29, as seven students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Music class showcased their talent to peers and for evaluation by the IB committee. 

  • Port Chester school board votes to consider new $14.4 million bond

    The Port Chester Board of Education voted to authorize Superintendent Dr. Edward Kliszus to prepare a resolution for a new $14.4 million maintenance bond. The board held a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28. to specifically discuss emergency repairs at the Port Chester Middle School after a 4,500-pound concrete overhang fell from the building on Oct. 26. 

  •  A look inside PCHS’s IB program
    One of four – Port Chester High School is one of the few schools in the county that offers International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. 
  • Whoa there, partner! B.B. students enjoy reading at Wild West Book Fair
    Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School Principal Tracy Taylor reads “Bizzy Mizz Lizzie” by David Shannon to students as part of the school’s Wild West Book Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
  • Port Chester Middle School was awarded $500 from Khan Academy for excelling in a six-week challenge called LearnStorm. Thousands of schools participated in this year’s challenge and only 33 were recognized for going above and beyond.

  • Another bond is on the horizon for Port Chester School District
    In 1965, Port Chester Middle School was built and 86 precast concrete panels were placed over the windows and building entrances. 
  • Pride of P.C. takes second place in national competition in Pa.

    In a patriotic show, the Port Chester High School Marching Band showed the Pride of Port Chester was also “Proud to be an American.” 

    Their show consisted of three songs: “American Salute” based on Morton Gould’s rendition, “American Trilogy” by Elvis and “God Bless the U.S.A.” by Lee Greenwood. This is former Band Director Bob Vitti’s final show.

  • BBHS travels north to visit ‘Almost, Maine’
    From a hiker camping on your front lawn with her heart in a paper bag, to a girlfriend returning the bags of love her boyfriend gave her, to a shoe falling miraculously out of the sky, anything can happen in the small fictitious town of Almost, Maine.
  • King Street School honors  local veterans and families

    King Street School held its annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 9 to honor the school’s veterans, both parents of students and other relatives. 

  • Three Edison educators to be awarded prestigious Teacher Researcher Award

    Whoever thinks elementary and college students don’t mix never experienced the collaboration between Thomas A. Edison School and Manhattanville College. 

  • Entering the door to addiction is easier than coming out of it

    Having been subject to numerous assemblies about how they shouldn’t do drugs, select Port Chester and Blind Brook High School students had their eyes opened to just how quickly the spiral into addiction can begin.

  • Port Chester High School visits ‘Almost, Maine’

    Ordinary people trying to make their way through the world is the plot of the eccentric vignettes in “Almost, Maine.” From a couple in a failing marriage, to two male friends realizing who they truly love, Port Chester High School students are ready to bring the characters to life.

  • Park Avenue School honors local veterans
    Mother DeAnne Ostrowski embraces her son Tyrus, 9, as he presents her and her husband Jason with medals of honor during Park Avenue School’s Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 8. 
  • About 4,500 pounds of concrete fell, closing Port Chester Middle School
    No one heard the shatter or saw the window overhang fall, but many Port Chester High School Band students saw the damage it caused on Thursday, Oct. 26 around 8:30 p.m. The concrete structure, which is estimated to weigh 4,500 pounds by Fuller & D’Angelo P.C. Architects and Planners’ engineer, peeled away from the back of Port Chester Middle School, shattered room 107’s window, and landed on the ground.
  • Spreading the joy of reading
    Second grade John F. Kennedy Magnet School student Ryan Chunchi goes over a few book options with Give More HUGS volunteer Darin Iraj, 15, of Harrison during the second annual New York BookShare Fair on Friday, Oct. 27. 
  • Port Chester’s after-school program thriving under Carver and PCCFA
    In 2013, Port Chester lost $1.3 million in state grants for after-school programs, causing the district to scramble to find new ways to offer after-school activities. 
  • Over 50 outstanding PCHS students inducted into National Honor Society
    Thursday, Oct 26 marked the day when 55 Port Chester High School students were recognized for their dedication to academia by being inducted into the National Honor Society.
  • PCMS says goodbye to longtime guard

    After 16 years, a beloved security guard is hanging up his uniform and leaving Port Chester Middle School so he can spend more time with his family. 

  • A model to serve the world
    A century-old idea was revived in the 1990s and is now the backbone of the Port Chester School District. As one of four demonstration sites in the country for full-service community schooling, the district was put in the international spotlight. 
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