SCHOOL NEWS

B.B. varsity basketball teams celebrate their past iterations

The Blind Brook basketball teams present and past had a good day on Friday, Feb. 9.

Immigrant families face FAFSA issues, Latino U strives to lend a helping hand

Applying to college is an arduous procedure. Students have to take tests, submit personalized essays and gather letters of recommendation. But, for many, the process doesn’t end once all their materials are put together and applications are sent out. The majority of them must fill out the Free Application for …

As NYS looks to revamp graduation requirements, B.B. and P.C. schools welcome the change of pace

Regents tests have been a staple of New York State education for a long time—over a century, first popping up in 1865. But has that method of determining whether a student is eligible for a high school diploma become outdated?

RSS flexes with FLES

Blind Brook Schools, like many districts, for years started incorporating World Languages education into the curriculum in middle school, when students are in the sixth grade. However, a plethora of research suggests the earlier children start learning new languages the better, and innovative school districts have leaned into establishing such …

Start Up Studio: New BBMS class gets students looking inwards to ponder the possibilities of future careers

A shake-up in New York State requirements has changed how Career and Technical Education (CTE) is taught in the classroom. Now, schools are obligated to dedicate more time to CTE courses at the middle school level. To meet the new provision, Blind Brook Middle School elected to create an entirely …

B.B. Schools changes up senior tax exemption policy

Senior homeowners in the Blind Brook School District may see an adjustment on their property taxes after the Blind Brook Board of Education amended the district’s senior tax exemption law on Jan. 23.

PCSD to focus on literacy, SEL with new $2.4 million grant

Four years since COVID-19 struck, the effects of the global pandemic still linger in educational settings.

B.B. lawsuit shines light on new details explaining why bond project went awry

In a large-scale construction project at a school district, it’s expected the architect, construction manager and contractors will work together to get the work done efficiently and effectively. And Blind Brook School District officials believe that’s where the system fell apart for them.

Port Chester Board of Education starts talks on 2024-25 budget

Last year, the Port Chester School District got a head start on budget season with a discussion in February. At the monthly Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18, discussions started even earlier.

Blind Brook School District files lawsuit seeking justice in construction fiasco

The Blind Brook School District is going to court, seeking retribution from those officials allege are responsible for putting the community through what was arguably the most strife-filled few years it’s faced.

School Resource Officers are coming to Port Chester

When the idea of bringing School Resource Officers (SROs) into the buildings as a full-time presence in the lives of Port Chester students started circulating, Board of Education President Lou Russo was initially hesitant, he recalled.

Two new holidays added to B.B. Schools calendar

Following a request for input from the Blind Brook School District community, development of the 2024-25 school calendar is well underway, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Colin Byrne. And it’s on track to be proposed at the next Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

The PCHS Peer Tutoring Club: Where students are teachers

While some students are eager to head home after the final bell rings at Port Chester High School, others are just as excited to walk into the library to stay for an extra hour. They feel gratified knowing they’re there every Monday to help their fellow students as members of …

The football merger that couldn’t be

Chris Halstead brought a stern confidence to the Port Chester Board of Education, approaching the microphone with an authoritative sureness as he preached about the opportunity slipping through their grasp.

Revitalized PCHS Model UN club brings underdog ambition, vigor to conferences

As five Port Chester High School students headed to Ursuline High School in early November 2023, they knew, competitively, the cards were not stacked in their favor.