Coser 646 - School Communications


We're here to tell your story

The award-winning team in the Southern Westchester BOCES Office of Public Information provides a variety of services to support your communications strategy. 

graduate at ALC Citizenship ceremonyWe produce the official publications of Southern Westchester BOCES, including its annual Services Guide and Budget Book as well as newsletters, catalogues and brochures for our centers. Experienced school communications specialists provide participating districts with targeted communications services, including presentations, publications, social media strategy, web content management and crisis communications support.      

ALC graduates celebrateWe are routinely recognized by the New York and National School Public Relations Associations for outstanding quality and achievement. We are savvy social media users experienced in engagement, audience targeting, mobile video and cross-platform messaging. We have established relationships with professional consultants, enabling smooth production schedules and cost-effective pricing. Our staff of former journalists work closely with local media and online partners.

Want to learn more?

Call us today to learn how we can help tell your schools' story: 914-592-4203. 

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    Practical Nursing Applications Are Due!

    The April 30 deadline to submit Practical Nursing Program Application is fast approaching. Attend a free Information Session April 14 or April 23. Click here for more information now!

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    Our commitment to Digital Accessibility

    Southern Westchester BOCES is committed to creating an environment where we meet the needs of all whom we serve. We strive to make our facilities and technology accessible to all students, staff and visitors in accordance with WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines.

    As part of this commitment, Southern Westchester BOCES is introducing the AudioEye toolbar. This feature will provide a comprehensive set of tools enabling our website visitors the ability to experience interfaces that are most accessible and usable to their needs. Please see the Southern Westchester BOCES Website Accessibility Statement and click here to learn more about AudioEye.

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  • Threat Assessment Team workshop set for Monday

    School district officials and others responsible for developing safety and emergency response plans will attend a Threat Assessment Team Workshop Monday, April 16, at Southern Westchester BOCES training center in Harrison.

    This workshop will cover a multitude of questions. What do we really mean by threat assessment? How is a threat assessment conducted? Will I be prepared?

    Hosted by Sgt. Amery Bernhardt of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety and SWBOCES Supervisor of Safety and Facilities Brandon Cruz, this event will present a practical toolkit for assembling a Threat Assessment team.

    The workshop is already at maximum enrollment, with 65 participants registered. Future such workshops are already in discussion to accommodate demand.

    Participants will receive guidance on how to assess threats as a team while also focusing on the importance of communication among schools, students, faculty, and law enforcement. Practical scenarios throughout the program will help participants attain crucial threat assessment skills.

    In many cases information about a threat has been made known prior to it even happening, said Cruz, who coordinates professional development programs for SWBOCES centers and component districts.

    “We want to help people start making the connections beforehand,” he said. “Here at Southern Westchester BOCES we are being proactive on this rising issue.”

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  • Librarians and libraries shine at annual conference

    The 8th Annual School Library System Conference drew some 100 school librarians from 33 local districts and one private school libraries, and school librarians, in the spotlight.

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  • Students at the Center for Career Services Apply for Summer Jobs

    Students got a leg up on the competition March 28 as they took the opportunity to apply for summer jobs during a special Career Fair held on campus.

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  • Middle School Students Arrive at Career Services Center for Shadowing Experience

    What better way to get a feel for a program than to shadow another student while she works? That's what seven Dobbs Ferry Middle School students did recently at our Center for Career Services. 

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  • TELL Awards Given to Teachers, Administrators Exhibiting Innovation in Local Schools

    The LHRIC's TELL Awards celebrated innovation in technology in several of the region's school districts during a special event held March 28.

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  • Scholarships, networking with lawmakers make for memorable conference

    Five Hudson Valley students were awarded $3,650 in scholarships at the annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute conference in Albany March 10-12.

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  • Much Interest in Center for Career Services' Open House

    There was a lot of interest from current parents and those not yet familiar with the programs offered at the Center for Career Services. Read more about our very successful Open House. 

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  • Relive the top moments of Section One March basketball

    Click through below to relive some of the highlights by the Section One student-athletes who made it a March to remember.

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  • School Safety expert offers districts lessons learned from tragedies

    A school Safety consultant shared insights and analysis based on lessons learned from tragedies during a seminar attended educators from across Southern Westchester BOCES and its component districts. 

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  • Students Spend Day at Beauty Expo

    Cosmetology students spent a fun day in New York City March 6 at the annual IBS Beauty Expo.

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