News & Announcements

  • Students Create Eye-Catching Signage

    Walk through Building B at our Center for Career Services and you'll see the incredible work of our Commercial Art students, whose creativity can be seen in the form of vinyl wraps currently on display in various areas of the building.

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  • Join our Cisco Academy Networking Program information sessions!

    Learn about our Cisco Academy Networking Program on Monday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., in Building B on our Career Services campus, 65 Grasslands Road, Valhalla. Register here! 

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  • Students at Tappan Hill School "Lend a Helping Hand"

    Tappan Hill students learned the value of lending a hand around their school during the month of January, a reflection on the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Southern Westchester BOCES Congratulates Region's Reward Schools

    Southern Westchester BOCES congratulates region's newly identified Reward Schools.  

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  • Mother of 2 thanks SWBOCES for helping her set example for kids

    Lisa Wilson-Patrick, a 40-year-old mother of two, is thankful to SWBOCES for allowing her to set a positive example for her children, ages 6 and 15.

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  • Second Quarter Breakfast Celebrates Students' Achievements

    At the Center for Career Services' second-quarter breakfast, several students received awards for their high academic performance. 

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  • Students Get Ready for SkillsUSA Competition

    Students in Christine Ireland's Architecture/Interior Design/3D Art class were practicing the steps necessary to compete successfully in the upcoming SkillsUSA competition, to take place in March. The activity was being done in conjunction with SkillsUSA Day 2018. 

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  • Students Avail of Work-Based Learning Hours Through Collaboration with YWCA

    Students in our Cosmetology Program at the Center for Career Services are getting valuable work-based learning hours through a special collaboration with the YWCA in White Plains. 

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  • Students Learn from Visit to Automotive Technology Center

    A class visit to the Herbert Kurz Automotive Technology Center at Rockland Community Center gave BOCES auto students a peek into the school's well-respected associate's degree program in automotive technology. 

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  • Sound Production Students Will Learn from New Digital Drum Set

    Students in the BOCES Sound Production Program at the Center for Career Services will benefit from a digital drum set that was purchased recently. 

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  • Auto Students Bring Back Coveted Prizes

    Two teams of automotive technology students did their teachers proud after they competed and won a fifth and sixth place at the Westchester/Rockland Regional Automotive Technology Competition in early January. 

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  • Auto Students Work Toward Careers in the Industry

    Making a career for themselves in the auto industry is on the minds of our students as they sit for the ASE exam. 

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  • Drum Performance Helps Students Get Creative

    Architectural students had some help getting creative, thanks to a drum performance held in their class Jan. 29. 

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  • SWBOCES, Questar collaborate on future assessments

    Southern Westchester BOCES was chosen to host educators from throughout the region to collaborate with Questar Assessment on a three-day item-writing workshop.

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  • Sharing and Caring the Theme of Special Assembly

    Students at the Tappan Hill School enjoyed a special assembly at their school Jan. 22 to honor Martin Luther King Jr., Day and to reinforce the importance of sharing and caring. 

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More than a dozen students won medals at the Jan. 19 competition

SWBOCES Careers students shine 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.

Of the 14 medaled winners, two received first place, nine received second place and three placed third. The first-place winners are eligible to compete at the national level later this year.

The students who took home honors include the following:

Cosmetology Program – Julianna Portante, Eastchester High School, first place; Cindy Zuna, Pleasantville High School, second place.

Culinary Arts Program – Nicholas Scott, Rye Neck High School, third place.

Electrical Construction – Ulises Arenas, New Rochelle High School, third place; Richard Puleo, Mamaroneck High School, second place.

Emergency Services Program – Louis DeSanctis, Rye Neck High School, third place.

Pre-Engineering Program – Katiana Michalki, Eastchester High School, second place.

Security, Law & Policing Program – Robert DiFeo, Valhalla High School, first place; Jose Franco, New Rochelle High School, second place; Constance Goldsmith, New Rochelle High School, second place; Gabriel Hernandez, New Rochelle High School, second place; Addy Velez, New Rochelle High School, second place.

TV/Video Production Program – Vincent Reyes, New Rochelle High School, second place; Darren Tripicchio, Harrison High School, second place.

 The competition is just one of several SkillsUSA contests held across the country that test students’ technical and leadership skills in various industries. The non-profit serves students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.