News & Announcements

  • Meet new Nursing Program Coordinator Bridget Ciliberto

    Veteran nurse and classroom instructor Bridget Ciliberto found her calling at SWBOCES and has been named Practical Nursing Program Coordinator.

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  • 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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Twenty-first Century Teaching, Learning Spaces the Focus of LHRIC’s Upcoming Non-Traditional Conference

It promises to be the most non-traditional of education conferences you can think of.

Attendees at the first activ-con 2017, an ambitious first-of-its-kind event to be held July 25 at the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center’s headquarters in Harrison, are not expected to participate in a “sit ‘n get” type conference.

Instead, they will use the LHRIC’s space, including its state-of-the-art Active Learning Center, with its focus on bistro furnishings, soft seating and areas for quiet learning, to go on a series of learning excursions and missions.

The activities will be centered around instructional design, space and technology as it applies to 21st century classrooms, teaching and learning.  

As well as using the ALC, other areas of the LHRIC’s facilities will be transformed into “active learning spaces” to accommodate the day’s innovative series of activities.

The conference is a joint effort between the LHRIC and the Great Prairie Area Education Agency, which is based in Iowa.

Prakish Nair, the founding president of Fielding Nair International, an award-winning, global leader in education planning and architectural design, will headline the event, in addition to Dr. Robert Dillon, director of Innovation Learning at The School District of University City in Missouri.

The New York-based participants will collaborate digitally with their counterparts in Iowa as they actively investigate opportunities, strategies and challenges involved in creating 21st century learning environments that support collaboration, community, creativity and curiosity.

Activ-con 2017 will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m on the third floor of the LHRIC’s facilities at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue in Harrison. Close to 100 educators from multiple school districts throughout the region will have a chance to talk to classroom furniture and technology vendors during the event.

To sign up, go to the LHRIC’s conference page at