Sarah Wolpoff

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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 see the district emphasize priority toward language acquisition education—especially since Fall 2021, when an influx in state aid started to reform the schools by facilitating long-desired enhancements.

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.

Officers, K9 Mac and civilians honored with P.C. Police Association awards

To recognize excellence, sacrifice and courageous acts in local law enforcement, every few years the Port Chester Police Association hosts an award ceremony honoring noteworthy moments in the line of duty.

PAS students name falcon ‘Estrella’ to shine over Mario Cuomo Bridge

A parliament of Park Avenue Elementary School owlets have expanded their feathered identities and avian interests through healthy competition, earning the much sought after naming rights to a celebrity of sorts among the bird enthusiasts and children across the region.

Kindness without compromising

Rays of sun shined through the floor to ceiling stained glass windows adorning the walls, offering a natural illuminance to the room while dozens of ballet dancers rehearsed on Sunday, May 19. As students of the Rye Ballet Conservatory, they filled the school’s chapel location—a 19th century stone church on Milton Road in Rye with space they renovated in 2019 to be an artistic facility.

P.C. Schools budget passes in drastically low turnout vote

An unusually uncompetitive race put all eyes on the Port Chester School District’s 2024-25 budget proposal, and high tensions cloaked the room in silence as the votes came in to determine its fate.

Reunited students, teachers reflect on school’s success and history

Opened in Fall 1973, Blind Brook High School has been shaping both students and faculty that have stepped foot in its halls for a half century—an “experimental school” that quickly became esteemed for prestigious outcomes.

The spirit of Blind Brook High School lives on for 50 years and counting

“With 50 years, you’re celebrating the anniversary of when it opened, but you’re also celebrating all that’s happened in those years,” said Blind Brook High School Principal Dr. Jennifer Chirles. “There’s all the students and staff who have passed through in 50 years, and how we’ve maintained our original spirit, but still evolved to modern demands and expectations.”

Two principals who shaped PCSD to retire at the end of the year

The “Taylor Swift” of the Port Chester School District—as they affectionately call themselves—are wrapping up their final tour. And their sentiments are just as bittersweet as many of the popstar’s songs.

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