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SWBOCES Opens Sensory Room for Students at Pocantico
The SWBOCES therapeutic program at Pocantico Hills is pleased to be able to offer a new sensory space to its students. The space offers equipment that can be used to help children with their gross motor, fine motor and balance skills. The sensory gym also provides sensory stimulation to help calm and center students.News Feed - Center for Special Services
SEPTA's Annual Book Fair Fundraiser a Success
Southern Westchester BOCES thanks everyone who visited Barnes & Noble in White Plains to participate in the group's annual Book Fair fundraiser.News Feed - Center for Special Services
SWBOCES Students at Pocantico Rewarded for Being Kind
For the SWBOCES students at Pocantico Hills, the week of Oct. 16 was filled with thoughts of kindness. October was National Bullying Prevention Month and as part of the activities for the month, counselors challenged students to think about all the ways they could show a little kindness to one another.News Feed - Center for Special Services
SWBOCES Students at Pocantico Earn Rewards for Positive Behavior
Be safe. Be respectful. Be responsible. These are the goals of the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support program. Students are recognized daily, weekly and monthly for their progress in meeting behavioral expectations. Our September Superstars each received a $5 coupon to use at the Pocantico Hills book fair.News Feed - Center for Special Services
Students Learn About Rare Breed of Dog
Students in the Animal Science class at the Center for Career Services had the chance to interact with some rare Portuguese water dogs and learn much about them from their breeder.News Feed - Center for Career Services
SWBOCES SEPTA to Hold Annual Book Fair Fundraiser
Organization Receives Portion of Barnes & Noble Sales Nov. 11 and 12
The SWBOCES Special Education Parent Teacher Association is holding its annual Book Fair next month at the Barnes & Noble at City Center in White Plains. The bookstore will donate a portion of sales that day to SEPTA. Shoppers present must present the attached flier at the register.
The event will include a treasure hunt, storytime sessions and a coloring station.
If you can't visit Barnes & Noble that weekend, you can support SEPTA through your purchases on BN.COM/bookfairs between Nov. 11 and Nov. 16. Enter Bookfair ID 12236485 at checkout.News Feed - Center for Special Services
Parents Learn about Community Groups, Request Afterschool Activities at SWBOCES SEPTA Meeting
At the SWBOCES Special Education Parent Teacher Association’s Back to School Coffee, parents learned about services that local community organizations offer and spoke with administrators about their interest in afterschool programs and a prom.
Groups that provide services and assistance to families attended the morning and evening sessions Oct. 3, including Pegasus, a therapeutic riding farm in Southeast; the Arc Westchester; and Tobii Dynavox, which provides devices to help children communicate by touch and sight. The Music Conservatory of Westchester, Shames JCC on the Hudson and the Guidance Center of Westchester attended the evening session and talked about their recreational and support services.
“We all need the support services and to find out what is available for our kids,” said Marcela Stern, a SWBOCES parent and SEPTA board member.News Feed - Center for Special Services
SWBOCES SEPTA Book Fair Saturday and Sunday
Please support the SWBOCES Special Education Parent Teacher Association by shopping at the organization’s annual Book Fair Nov. 11 and 12 at Barnes & Noble in the City Center in White Plains.News Feed - Center for Special Services
SWBOCES SEPTA to Sponsor Workshop on Guardianship
The Southern Westchester BOCES Special Education PTA is offering a workshop Thursday on guardianship and supported decision-making for children with special needs.News Feed - Center for Special Services
LHRIC's Tech Summit Attracts School, District Leaders
The LHRIC's first TLI session of the new school year kicked off Oct. 29, with a keynote presentation from SAMR expert Dr. Ruben Puentedura and more.News Feed - LHRIC Instructional Technology
Brandon A. Cruz Welcomed as School Safety/Facilities Supervisor
Brandon A. Cruz joined Southern Westchester BOCES over the summer as the Supervisor of School Safety and Facilities. He works in the Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support, where he assists our 32 component districts.News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
Watch: Who we are and what we do
Watch our new video and learn more about the Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support and the School Library System.News Feed - Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support
Preventive Treatment clinics offered after Hepatitis A Scare
In the wake of a recent Hepatitis A scare in Westchester County, preventive treatment resources are available to anyone who believes they may be affected, SWBOCES Supervisor of Safety and Facilities Brandon Cruz advises.News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
Communications team takes six honors in statewide contest
The Office of Public Information took six awards in the New York State School PR Association's 2017 contest for its work promoting the students and programs of our centers and component districts.News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
Face painting, good fun at Wellness Fair
Staff from Career Services painted faces and served up culinary delights at the White Plains Wellness Fair.News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
SWBOCES staff celebrate Halloween with 'Room & Gloom'
Halloween is a pretty big deal around our Harrison offices. Read more and see photos from the lunch-time "Room & Gloom" festivities, in which staff from several of our centers dressed up and decorated for the occasion.News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
Veterinary Science Class a Hub of Activity
Instructor Michael D'Abruzzo brings a lot of practical, real-world experience to the animal science class.News Feed - Center for Career Services
Students in Fashion Class Learn Entrepreneurial Skills from BOCES Grad
Just five years out of the BOCES Fashion Design/Merchandising Program and Osh is already designing clothes for celebrities in the entertainment industry. Read about the hard work and determination that has gotten him to this point.News Feed - Center for Career Services
Board of Education meeting rescheduled
The Sept. 27 meeting of the Southern Westchester BOCES Board of Education meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 5 at our Administration Building, 17 Berkley Dr., Rye Brook.Southern Westchester BOCES
Architecture/Design Students Enjoy Cooper Hewitt Museum Interactive ExperienceNews Feed - Center for Career Services
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Making the Changes in Elementary Social Studies: Examining the Framework, Toolkit, and Regents Exams for applications to Grades K-5.
The Social Studies Frameworks were revised in February of 2017. This workshop will focus on changes in curriculum, instruction and assessment as it applies to grades K-5. Elementary students need to begin to develop the skills to not only comprehend but also analyze and evaluate primary and secondary sources, both text and non-text.
Participants will concentrate on examining the NYS Social Studies Toolkit and learn how to integrate the inquiry-based model into the elementary classroom. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to closely examine grade level inquiries relating to their present assignment and develop strategies for immediate implementation. Each session will provide time for teachers to plan collaboratively to create document-based inquiry learning experiences that will provide their students with opportunities to develop conceptual understandings as well as acquire specific social studies skills and practices.
Please register in MLP: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2556193&D=12439Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
Cultivating a Growth Mindset in the Reader's Workshop Grades 3-5 - ELA
Literacy: A growth mindset is the belief that one’s abilities can be developed with hard work and effort. This belief can benefit young readers by helping them view challenges as opportunities for growth and inspire them to take charge of their learning. In this workshop, we will explore how to foster a growth mindset within your students through incorporating specific language and practices into your reader’s workshop. The focus will be on developing a growth mindset in individual students through conducting compliment conferences, supporting students in goal setting, and observing students through a strengths based lens, an in-depth exploration of small group structures you can put in place to facilitate collaboration and growth mindset based conversations among your students and an introduction to several routines and resources you can incorporate into the reader’s workshop that will get student thinking, writing, and talking in ways that promote a growth mindset.
Please register in MLP: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2610946&D=12439Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
How to Better Offer Integrated Speech & Language Therapy
The workshop is intended to offer speech-language pathologists (SLPs) an opportunity to explore how to improve their integrated speech and language practices. Participants will use the 3-tier framework, co-teaching models, and curriculum-relevant therapy components to guide their conversations. Participants will engage in mock scenarios to practice some of the strategies offered.
Please register in MLP: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2551407&D=12439Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
SW BOCES - 9:30 amCenter for Interscholastic Athletics
Student of the Quarter 1
AM Session: 9 - 10 AM
PM Session: 12:30 - 1:30 PMCenter for Career Services
Early Dismissal: All SW BOCES SchoolsCenter for Special Services
CIA Office Closes @ Noon - Thanksgiving HolidayCenter for Interscholastic Athletics
Thanksgiving Recess : ALL SW BOCES SchoolsCenter for Special Services
Thanksgiving Recess - CIA Office ClosedCenter for Interscholastic Athletics
Thanksgiving DayCenter for Career Services