News from Our Campuses

  • A visit to Broadway

    Audio students in Sean Harty's classes get a behind the scenes look at a theater.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Statement on the vote to amend the Section One constitution

    With the passing of a Friday, Dec. 7, closing date for voting on proposed amendments to the Section One constitution, the section’s ad hoc Constitution Committee will continue to seek input from member districts.

    We are pleased with the progress of the collaborative process to date as well as the support displayed by a majority of member districts that voted in favor of the proposed amendments. That support, while falling short of the supermajority necessary to enact changes, demonstrates that the process is moving in the right direction. The committee continues to strive to meet the needs and expectations of our district partners.

    The Constitution Committee will continue to meet as needed to collaborate with, and hear feedback directly from, district stakeholders. Upon the receipt of this information, the committee will reconvene and consider the specific, detailed input that is needed. The Constitution Committee will present member schools with a revised document this winter for a new ballot referendum.

    News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
  • SEPTA to ring in the season with annual Holiday Party 12/13 at Rye Lake Campus

    The Southern Westchester BOCES Special Education PTA's annual Holiday Celebration for students and families is Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at the Rye Lake Campus, 1606  Old Orchard St., White Plains. Please see the attached flyer for all the details. We hope to see you there!

    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • All About Ovarian Cancer: What Nurses Need To Know

    On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Southern Westchester BOCES Practical Nursing Program will host a presentation by Yorktown-based Support Connection, "All About Ovarian Cancer: What Nurses Need to Know."

    Students currently enrolled in the program will hear directly from a survivor, who will share her powerful personal story, including how her cancer was found and successfully treated and critical information such as symptoms to look for and questions to ask patients,.

    Ovarian cancer is often called “the disease that whispers.” The symptoms are subtle and hard to recognize, and there is no routine screening test.  If ovarian cancer is found and treated before the cancer has spread outside the ovary, the 5-year survival rate is about 90%. However, only 20% of all ovarian cancers are found at this early stage.

    Nurses and other medical professionals who interact closely with patients and listen for symptoms can be the key to early detection and survival.

    Support Connection is a not-for-profit organization that provides free support services to women and families dealing with breast and ovarian cancer. Learn more at

    News Feed - Center for Adult and Community Services
  • Careers student creates anti-bullying short film

    TV/Video Production student Sebastian DiGirolomo created a thought-provoking and impactful short film on the important topic of bullying. Have a look and share your thoughts.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Where to find SWBOCES notices about delays, closings and dismissals

    With the increasing chance of inclement winter weather, please note there are a number of media sources where announcements about closings, delays and dismissals are made.

    These include:

    Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Students create costumes

    The students spent several weeks measuring, cutting and sewing, many learning new skills on the spot, after being asked to create costumes for the North Salem High School Drama Department production of “Alice in Wonderland.”

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Read the latest Tools of the Trade!

    The Fall edition of our quarterly campus newsletter, Tools of the Trade, is out! Click here to read about all the great things going on around the Careers campus!

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Student to attend Syracuse University to play basketball

    Career student Teisha Hyman was awarded a scholarship to play basketball at Syracuse University.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • SWBOCES staff dig deep to help neighbors in need this Thanksgiving

    Once again, fundraising efforts among SWBOCES staff helped provide a dozen meals to Westchester families in need this Thanksgiving. 

    News Feed - Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support
  • Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    SWBOCES classes, offices and programs will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from noon Thursday, Nov. 21, through the weekend. We will reopen Monday, Nov. 26. We wish our entire community a Happy Thanksgiving! 

    Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Trip to SUNY campus allows Careers students to explore options

    It was an early morning for 41 students and 5 staff members at the BOCES Center for Career Services. They were on the road at 7 a.m. on Nov. 13 for one of several college exploratory trips that are planned throughout the school year according to School Counselor Maynor Loria.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Veteran educator named new LHRIC Executive Director

    Kathy Conley, currently Assistant Executive Director of the LHRIC, has been named to succeed Executive Director Dennis Lauro effective Dec. 28. The SWBOCES Board of Education made the appointment following a collaborative process that engaged partners from the LHRIC, Rockland, Putnam/Northern Westchester and Southern Westchester BOCES, and their component Districts.  

    News Feed - LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Students for a day

    Read about how Career Center Staff had the experience of being a student for a day during their recent Professional Development Day.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Support the SEPTA at our book fair at Barnes & Noble Nov. 10 & 11

    Attend the annual SEPTA Book Fair Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 & 11, at Barnes and Noble in White Plains from noon to 4 p.m.

    There will be story readings, a treasure hunt and a coloring station. If can't make it, you can still participate and get your holiday shopping done early by ordering online at from Nov. 10-15. At checkout, enter Book Fair ID #12453643.

    We hope to see you there. Thank you for your support!

    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • Teachers immersed in mindfulness in the K-5 classroom

    Teachers at our Harrison training center today are learning what mindfulness is and how the benefits can help both them and their students in the K-5 classroom.
    Among the mindfulness tools discussed are those that can help students increase their focus and attention skills, develop social and emotional skills, and reduce stress and anxiety. Erin Trapasso is facilitating as participating teachers gain an understanding of the importance of mindfulness as well as lessons for adding to their mindfulness “tool kit." In the future when they instruct students to pay attention, they will have a better understanding of what is being asked and how to help students succeed.
    Using principles derived from modern brain research, the workshop is focusing on how to strengthen teachers' social and emotional capacities by equipping them with practices that help regulate emotions, increase compassion, and cultivate inner resilience.
    News Feed - Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support
  • Students visit schools to consider future options

    Several students at the Center for Career Services got an inside look at possibilities for their futures with two career-related field trips.

    On Oct. 30, students traveled to the Universal Technical Institute in Bloomfield, NJ.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Fordham, SWBOCES announce speaker series to begin Nov. 8

    The Fordham University Graduate School of Education’s Division of Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy and Southern Westchester BOCES are pleased to announce an upcoming speaker series for current and aspiring school and district leaders in the greater New York City area.

    News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Culinary Arts program joins 'Taste of Westchester'

    Southern Westchester BOCES Culinary Arts program was among 30 food and beverage vendors invited by Cerebral Palsey of Westchester to participate in its 13th annual 'Taste of Westchester' fundraiser on Oct. 29.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Sewing for a paws cause

    The good news came  when students in Carmen Galiano’s Fashion and Retail class took a field trip to the Westchester SPCA in Briarcliff Manor to deliver cat and dog toys they had made.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19

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