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  • Section 1 Brackets are live now!

    This is big! Section I has LIVE brackets up now at Follow your team all the way to a sectional championship!

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  • A Valentine's Day Surprise

    Children at the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley received colorful pillow dolls, courtesy of our fashion students at the Center for Career Services. Read more about it here.


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  • SWBOCES students medal at SkillsUSA

    Fourteen students from a number of different career and technical programs at the SWBOCES Center for Career Services in Valhalla came away with top honors after competing in the Regional SkillsUSA competition held Jan. 19 at Rockland Community College. Read the full story here!


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  • The new SWBOCES Services Guide for 2017-2018 is out!

    The Southern Westchester BOCES Services Guide has arrived, detailing the many cooperative services available through our centers. View it online here and download a copy here.

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  • NYSCATE/LHRIC Conference Includes Workshop on Education Apps, STEAM and More

    Find out what local teachers and technology leaders were able to do during the recent NYSCATE/LHRIC conference held Feb. 3 at the LHRIC's offices in Harrison.


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  • Culinary Alum Gives Credit to SWBOCES Culinary Arts Program for his Success

    We recently interviewed Culinary Arts alum and Eastchester native Dante Giannini about his recent win on the Food Network’s “Chopped” reality TV show and how the SWBOCES Culinary Arts Program helped prepare him for what has already become a phenomenal career. It includes working for a number of celebrities, including his current position as estate chef to Jimmy Buffett and his family.  


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  • Rye Lake Students Urged to Find their Motivation, Define their Own Success

    Motivational speaker David Ibrahim from Berkeley College, in a workshop titled, “Journey to the Top,” offered Rye Lake students some secrets to success in life.  “You can’t kind of want to do something and expect to be successful. When you really want something, you find a way to get it,” Ibrahim said. Read more here.

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  • Tappan Hill Dedicates Bench in Honor of SWBOCES Student Who Passed Away Last Summer

    Although he had multiple disabilities and was in a lot of pain, Steven Moses had a gentle smile, an infectious laugh and a great sense of humor that moved a lot of people. Steven, a Special Services student at Southern Westchester BOCES for six years, died in late August a few weeks after turning 21. On Jan. 6, members of his family attended a ceremony at Tappan Hill School in Tarrytown to dedicate a bench in his honor. Read the full story here.

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  • Culinary Grad a 'Chopped' Champion

    A 2006 graduate of the SWBOCES Culinary Arts Program was recently crowned the winner of the latest season of “Chopped,” the Food Network’s cooking game show.

    Click here to read all about Dante Giannini, the Eastchester High School graduate, who claimed the $10,000 first prize earlier this month when he went up against three other chefs from restaurants across the country. 

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  • Local Educators Get Lesson in Global Citizenship

    A group of teachers and technology education professionals from across the region gathered at the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center’s Active Learning Center Jan. 31 to learn how to pass on the lessons of global citizenry to their students and to becoming global citizens themselves by opening up their classrooms to an array of conversations with people around the world.

    Led by the LHRIC’s instructional technology facilitators Alyssa Arroyo and Raheela Baig, the full-day session was intended to give educators an understanding of the importance of global citizenship in the classroom, which aims to build upon the values of respect, empathy and tolerance, all of which are needed in an increasingly globalized society.

    The workshop also provided them with the digital tools they will need for world exploration and collaboration, as well as hands-on activities and other resources that students can tap into.

    Giving teachers ways to build such a culture within their classrooms and fostering leadership skills among their students was also part of the thought-provoking session.

    Before the day began, participants gathered in a circle to share their goals for the day.  They all agreed that an education in global citizenry was important to students in a rapidly changing world, with one teacher describing it as the “gateway to more understanding of people and places not familiar to oneself.”

    Participants shared their thoughts about creating such an initiative in their classrooms, stressing the need to be connected to the world through social media, the importance of building a personal learning network, following blogs and sharing progress with other teachers.

    Others felt global citizenship could be included in all subject areas. Starting out small at first and building a culture in the classroom before branching out to different communities were all strategies that teachers discussed.



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Dignity Act Coordinators for Southern Westchester BOCES