Salutatorian learns to value balance during time at Port Chester High School

In May, Damaris Ramirez was zoned in on AP testing—one of the last hurdles to leap on the race to the Port Chester High School finish line, which she planned to cross with successes in her pocket. Not only did Ramirez finish the race to the end, but she earned …

Blind Brook High School Class of 2024

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Port Chester High School Class of 2024

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Port Chester students earn multicultural seal of approval

There’s been a shift in focus towards the Port Chester School District’s language programming in recent years. Since the 2021 increase in Foundation Aid started offering more flexibility, the World Language department has been growing to become a more sustained pathway towards bilingualism. That journey, which could span a student’s …

Former Bluebirds return to the nest

As Takashi Kimura walked through the halls of Ridge Street Elementary School, he was filled with mixed emotions. “It’s definitely a little sad, because it might be the last time I’m here,” he said. “But it feels amazing to walk through here again.” He was one of the 60 now-graduated …

P.C. school board gives sup’t 6% pay raise, extends contract

Port Chester Superintendent Dr. Aurelia Henriquez was alarmed and distraught after the last Board of Education meeting.

Capeci’s legacy lives on

Friends, family and colleagues of Anne Capeci gathered in the Board Room in the Port Chester School District’s administrative building last Wednesday to celebrate the former trustee—who was also known across the community due to her job as Rye Town Court clerk—with an official dedication of the space in her …

RSS students turn seeds into salads

On Tuesday, June 18, students had their first Saladbration, an event that saw children tasting the tomatoes, snap peas and other fruits and vegetables they grew over the course of the 2023-24 school year. The lessons utilized the school courtyard and greenhouse, two new spaces that enhanced the building as …

JFK principal makes bittersweet decision to leave the Port Chester School District

Judy Diaz has always been there enthusiastically cheering fifth-graders on at the end of the year as they ceremoniously move up from John F. Kennedy Elementary School to become middle schoolers. But this year the sentiments hit a little differently because she’s graduating with them.

Behind-the-scenes BBHS theater techie takes the spotlight at the Metro Awards

In dramatic award show fashion, all 22 nominees were announced one-by-one in the sold-out auditorium—a competitive category for theater students, closing their eyes and crossing their fingers amid their peers.

World Language expands across Port Chester Schools

Given the diverse backgrounds encompassing Port Chester Schools’ student body, Spanish is everywhere across the majority Hispanic district. Whether it’s chatter in the halls or instruction in the classroom, students who are both new to the language and speaking it at home are heavily exposed. So, it’s no surprise to …

‘This garden is a reflection of her’

Clara Jones was known for being there for her students. The beloved Edison Elementary School kindergarten teacher would frequently go the extra mile for her students during her 25 years in the district. When Jones died of cancer in September 2022, it left a community in mourning.

RSS fifth-graders take global DI title

Ridge Street Elementary School is no stranger to Destination Imagination (DI) competitions. DI, an international program, promotes creative problem-solving by presenting students with challenges relating to several categories including engineering, fine arts and public service. On Saturday, May 25, at the 2024 Global Finals in Kansas City, Mo., a team …

Students graffiti RSS, and everyone loves it

Every single fifth-grader at Ridge Street Elementary School was caught red-handed, shaking up cans, adjusting their tips and using spray paint to cover one of the bleak, gray walls in the building’s courtyard with colorful tags.

Blind Brook senior awarded National Merit Scholarship

When Fiona Chen was named one of the five Blind Brook High School students who qualified as 2024 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, she admitted it wasn’t something she had on her radar.