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Calendar

  • 450 Mamaroneck Ave, 2nd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528

    5:30p CISCO Certified Network Associate Info Session

    Center for Adult & Community Services
  • Putting the A in STEAM: Integrating the Arts into Your STEAM Classroom

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Digital Citizenship: Developing Digital Leaders Utilizing Common Sense Education

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Designing Meetings to Model Instructional Shifts

    Participating administrators will learn structures and strategies to design meetings to model instructional shifts promoting highly effective practices in alignment with five major teacher evaluation rubrics (Danielson, Marshall, Marzano, NYSUT, and Stronge.) Learn how to shift from disseminating information in front of the room to offering differentiated opportunities for learning and collaboration with your staff. Learn to implement "learner-centered" meetings to create a generative culture in which everyone has a voice, which leads to greater engagement during meetings. Some of the topics we will cover include: designing small-group discussion protocols, embedding formative assessment, infusing technology, and creating multiple paths for learning and collaboration.

    Please register in MLP:  https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12439&H=1&I=2432880

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Great Teachers and Leaders - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

    Evidence-Based Feedback and Coaching Conversations that impact Instructional Practice

    The focus of this workshop is on developing skill in evidence based observation within the context of district professional development goals. This learning experience is appropriate for all Lead Evaluators who have been previously certified by their districts and can be used by districts as evidence for recertification.

    This is an advanced course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This one-day workshop serves to build expertise in evaluation including practice in achieving inter-rater agreement through evidence based observation. This course includes focus on coaching conversations that impact instructional practice. The session will also include the most current updates from NYSED.

    Materials:
    Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation.

    Please click here to regitser: Great Teachers and Leaders - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
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District News

  • Eight Students Graduate from Rye Lake High School

    Eight students graduated from Southern Westchester BOCES’ Rye Lake High School on June 10.

    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • Innovative Teaching, Learning Spaces Focus of Ambitious Conference

    The LHRIC's facilities in Harrison will be teeming with educators from across our region July 25th as they participate in the first-ever activ-con 2017

    News Feed - LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • SWBOCES Nursing Students Throw Party for Tappan Hill Children

    After being inspired by children during their clinical rotation at Tappan Hill School, SWBOCES Practical Nursing Program students raised money to throw a party for the youngsters with developmental and physical disabilities.

    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • SWBOCES Students Graduate from Irvington High School

    Nine students from the Southern Westchester BOCES Therapeutic Support Program at Irvington High School received their diplomas at a June 17 graduation ceremony.

    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • Two Tappan Hill Graduates Will Transition to Community-Based Programs

    Thomas Marshall and Paul Schaefer both started with SWBOCES when they were 5. On June 16, the 21-year-olds graduated from the Multiply Disabled Program at Tappan Hill School in Tarrytown.

    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • Eight Students Graduated from the SWBOCES Program at St. Matthew's Last Month

    Charming, helpful, independent, enthusiastic, determined, persistent and committed. Those are just a few of the words used to describe the eight St. Matthew’s graduates in the Class of 2017. Faculty and staff members paid tribute to each student before presenting them with a graduation certificates on June 20.

    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • Rye Lake Campus Middle School Moving-Up Ceremony, 2017

    Rye Lake Campus Middle School recently celebrated two Southern Westchester BOCES students who are moving up to ninth grade and recognized others in the middle school for their successes during the year

    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • Graduates Received their Diplomas at a Ceremony in Late June

    Three longtime Southern Westchester BOCES students who inspired their teachers to improve themselves as educators and as people recently graduated from the AIIM program.

    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • BOCES On-Hold Messages Created by Sound Production Students

    A series of on-hold messages for various BOCES centers were created by students in the Sound Production Program. 

    News Feed - Center for Career Services
  • BOCES Students Recognized at Scholastic Achievement Dinner

    Three BOCES students were recognized May 17 at the Carroll F. Johnson Scholastic Achievement Dinner. 

    News Feed - Center for Career Services
  • Becoming an FBI Agent Among Graduate's Dreams

    The Center for Career Services' 2017 valedictorian Addy Velez has high hopes for her future, including the chance to maybe one day become an FBI agent. 

    News Feed - Center for Career Services
  • New Murals Brighten LHRIC's Offices

    There's an interesting element of color to the LHRIC's offices in Harrison these days. 

    News Feed - Center for Career Services
  • Teacher, coach, now trustee: Corbia keeps connecting with kids

    After four decades teaching and coaching, Tom Corbia has earned the right to relax a bit. Instead, he's still coaching, he's joined his local school board and now he's teaching again - for SWBOCES.

    Corbia is teaching High School Equivalency classes at the Westchester County jail. Southern Westchester BOCES’ Center for Adult and Community Services runs the Sprain Brook Academy there in partnership with the Department of Corrections. “I’m a risk taker,” he says. Read about Tom's story here.

    News Feed - Center for Adult and Community Services
  • Free meals available to NY kids at 3,000 sites this summer

     

    Free meals are now available for children across New York at more than 3,000 Summer Food Service Program sites, the State Education Department announced today.

    Approximately 400,000 free meals will be served daily to children. An interactive USDA online map has been updated this year to provide an easy-to-use tool for families to find a meal site by address, city or zip code.

    “The importance of these programs cannot be overstated; without them, thousands of New York children would go hungry throughout the summer months,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “Summer Food Service Programs help children and parents, providing a critical community service by engaging families at safe, fun summer events.” 

    “Many families struggle to feed their children nutritious meals each day,” Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said. “Children still need good food, even when school is out. SED works closely with the USDA to administer this incredibly important program, to help make sure that our students don’t go hungry during the summer.” 

    • About 400,000 free meals are served daily to New York State children through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, which is underway throughout New York State through September 4, 2017.
    • Statewide, there are 360 organizations serving nutritious meals every day.
    • There are approximately 3,000 SFSP feeding sites throughout the State.
    • It is anticipated more than 20 million nutritious meals will be served to New York children this summer.

    The Summer Food Service Program was established to ensure that low-income children, 18 and younger, continue to receive nutritious meals when schools are not in session. USDA Food and Nutrition Service administers the Summer Food Service Program at the national level and the New York State Education Department administers it at the state level.

    Besides the USDA Online Map, residents can also text “Food or “Comida” to 877-877 or call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-3-HAMBRE or dial 211 outside New York City or 311 within New York City.

    For more information on NYSED administration of the Summer Food Service Program online.

    Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Sprain Brook Academy graduates grateful for second chance

    Eight students of the Sprain Brook Academy graduated this month, and in many respects it was a ceremony like so many others. Family members and friends turned out, for example, to congratulate them and celebrate the achievement.

    Southern Westchester BOCES

Dignity Act Coordinators for Southern Westchester BOCES