Our Calendar

  • Spring Recess: Pocantico Hills Closed

    Center for Special Services
  • SW BOCES, 450 Mamroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY


    In order to ensure that school libraries throughout our region are supporting their district's goal of graduating College and Career-Ready students, one librarian representative from each district, appointed by the Superintendent, joins their colleagues four times a year to engage in collaborative professional development and informational sessions. These meetings are an essential way to focus on Common Core Learning Standards, relevant resources, curriculum development, primary resources and technology. There is no charge for this membership/service; the program is state mandated and supported, in part by New York State Aid.

    12:00 - 3:00pm

    Register on My Learning Plan

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • 9:30 am Safety Committee

    Center for Interscholastic Athletics
  • 450 Mamaroneck Ave, 2nd Fl, Harrison

    9:30a or 6:00p Workforce Prep Orientation

    Center for Adult & Community Services
  • 2nd Annual CCS Job Fair

    Center for Career Services
  • State Executive Committee

    9:30 am Championship Committee 

    Center for Interscholastic Athletics
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration - St. Matthew's & Valhalla

    Center for Special Services
  • SAT Testing

    Center for Interscholastic Athletics
  • 9:00 am Conference II

    Center for Interscholastic Athletics
  • 9:00 am Conference I

    Center for Interscholastic Athletics
  • Valhalla Campus

    Valhalla Campus No Day Classes

    Center for Adult & Community Services
  • 9:00 am Conference III

    Center for Interscholastic Athletics
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day

    Rye Lake MS/HS

    Center for Special Services
  • 9:30 am Athletic Council

    Center for Interscholastic Athletics
  • SW BOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY


    Get ready for a fun hands-on workshop where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit used by educators in all 50 states and around the world and featured in TED talks.  Participants will receive a FREE Makey Makey kit (valued at $59.99)

    8:30am - 3:00pm

    Register @:  nyscate.org/makeyswboces 

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Prom - St. Matthew's

    Center for Special Services


    Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Supt. Conf. Day, 11:45am Early Dismissal: Pocantico Hills

    Center for Special Services
  • Valhalla Campus

    Valhalla Campus No Eve Classes

    Center for Adult & Community Services
  • Prom - Rye Lake HS

    Center for Special Services
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News from Our Campuses

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    Save the Date! Annual Career Services Classic Car Show set for May 19!

    The annual Classic Car Show on the campus of the SWBOCES Center for Career Services, 65 Grasslands Road in Valhalla, is set for Sunday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

    The Rock 'n' Rods of New York car club will lead the way as we present demonstrations by our students in automotive and collision  technology as well as the 15 other areas of study we offer, from cosmetology and commercial art to culinary arts, audio/video engineering and architecture design, and more!

    Admission is free, and there'll be trophies, music and food. Car registration is on the event day. 

    News Feed - Center for Career Services
  • New Animal Science video: Russian tortoise beak trim

    Teacher Michael D'Abruzzo's Animal Science class was donated a 23-year-old Russian tortoise. D'Abbruzzo's students have been working on trimming the animal's overgrown beak so he can eat more comfortably, as well as trimming its overgrown toenails and cleaning the crevices of its shell.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services
  • ComicFest 2019 Costumes

    Fashion Design & Merchandising students have been busy wielding their superpowers with a thread and needle. They have designed and sewn costumes for faculty and administrators to wear at the upcoming White Plains ComicFest on April 27.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • CTE tour shows off the world of possibilities afforded Careers Centers students

    Board members from component districts were invited today to join members of the Southern Westchester BOCES Board of Education on a tour of the Career Services campus in Valhalla.

    The event began with an overview of Career and Technical Education highlights and initiatives - including a budding drone program and a prestigious CISCO Academy - by Principal James Matera and Senior Director of Adult, Community & Career Services Claudia Murphy.

    The campus is home to 17 diverse career-area programs, such as Automotive Collision, Commercial Art, Culinary Arts and Security, Law & Policing. Visitors took a tour of those programs, highlights of which were stops in the Animal Science program, where students were practicing canine resuscitation techniques, and the studio that serves the Sound and TV/Video Production programs.

    The tour was arranged as an opportunity to show component district officials the many Career and Technical Education opportunities available to their students. To learn more, contact the Center for Career Services at 914-761-3400 or go to www.careers.swboces.org.

    News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
  • SWBOCES budget, Board of Education candidates presented at Annual Meeting

    The Southern Westchester BOCES Board of Education publicly presented the 2019-2020 Budget at its Annual Meeting Wednesday evening. BOCES administrators, principals and staff welcomed component district representatives to the Career Services campus in Valhalla, where Culinary Arts students demonstrated their skills, serving a gourmet, three-course meal. 

    News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Producer Tony Dofat

    Producer Tony Dofat shared stories of how he became an award winning music producer, working with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, with students in the Sound Production class.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Special Services Students Celebrate Countries, Cultures of the World on International Day

    Center for Special Services students at the Valhalla Center researched the food and cultures of Haiti, Italy, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Ireland for International Day in late March.

    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • Library art show

    The art gallery on the second floor of the White Plains Public Library recently underwent a transformation as the bare walls were filled with colorful and unique work done by students in the Commercial Arts program at the Center for Career Services. The Art Show runs through April 22.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Playland Job Fair

    Students at the Center for Career Services had an opportunity to interview for jobs at Rye Playland on March 28. The event afforded students an opportunity to interview for a variety of summer positions, including ride operators, cashiers, EMT personnel, ticket-takers and more.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Visit from NETI

    Animal Science students recently learned more about the Veterinarian Technology program at the New England Technical Institute.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Parent Reunification workshop caps Threat Assessment Team training series

    Sergeant Amery Bernhardt with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety and SWBOCES Supervisor of School Safety and Facilities Brandon A. Cruz led today's latest installment in our Threat Assessment Team workshop series: Parent Reunification.

    Sgt. Berhardt and Mr. Cruz provided nearly three dozen educators, mental health professionals and members of law enforcement with instruction on the theory, process, and execution of reunification after various incidents, with focus on both on- and off-campus sites. Participants also learned action steps to begin this process in their home school districts.

    Today's workshop was the third and final one in an ongoing series offered by the Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support. For more learning opportunities like this, please consult My Learning Plan or our website at http://pd.swboces.org.

    News Feed - Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support
  • 2019 Library Conference puts librarians in the spotlight

    Library Conference keynote speaker Susan D. Ballard told school librarians this morning to let their brand shine. Hosted by Southern Westchester BOCES at its Harrison training center, the 2019 joint Library Conference theme is Building Upon Shared Foundations!  

    News Feed - SWBOCES School Library System
  • Benchmark

    Students in Richard Thomas' Construction and Plumbing class, refurbished benches for the Grove at Valhalla, located next door to the Center for Career Services campus.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • SkillsUSA

    Those representing Southern Westchester BOCES’ Center for Career Services in Valhalla were pleased with their efforts at the recent SkillsUSA. At the end of the day they came away with 16 medals at the regional competition held at the Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Tour of Westchester Country Club

    Culinary Arts students had an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the food service and hotel management at the Westchester Country Club. The field trip also included a special lunch enjoyed by all.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Commercial Art students work with client

    Students in Damian Powers' Commercial Art classes had an opportunity to submit designs for a van wrap for The Color Group. One design will be selected. The project will then continue with Collision Technology students putting their skills to work to put the wrap on the van.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • Valhalla Center CAD class tours county forensic labs

    Mr. Walsh’s CAD class at the Valhalla Center took a trip to Westchester County's Department of Laboratories and Research recently.

    They arrived at about 9 a.m. and were greeted by the receptionist and asked to sign the visitor log.  Their tour guide, Mr. Bob Adamo, led a tour of the Environment Forensics scientists’ lab, commonly known as the crime lab.  The  lab analyzes bodily fluids collected as evidence for the presence of alcohol, drugs and other toxic compounds. The class learned how mushrooms are poisonous and that only those bought at the grocery store should be eaten. They also saw the mobile crime scene forensic lab that is used for long-term crime scene investigations.

    The forensic scientists wear protective safety clothes so they do not contaminate evidence. Some criminals leave DNA on food and other surfaces in crime scenes. The class really enjoyed the forensics lab. They learned about all the important work that is done for the community to keep people safe.

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  • TELL Awards honor seven outstanding innovators instructional technology

    The annual TELL Awards, held March 22 at Edith Macy Conference Center in Briarcliff, honored three teachers, three leaders and one partner as Outstanding Innovators in the use instructional technology. Honorees are nominated by colleagues and peers for innovation, best practices and implementation of systemic change in teaching and learning. The event was a daylong celebration of why these technology leaders do the work they do.

    News Feed - LHRIC Instructional Technology 2019-20
  • Commercial Art students' work on display at White Plains Library

    A formal opening is set for noon on April 1 for the White Plains Library’s exhibit of works by SWBOCES' Commercial Art students. The exhibit it runs through April 22. Find details here on the library's website.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services
  • Art exhibit opens April 1

    Mark your calendars for a special exhibit featuring the creative work of students in Damian Powers' Commercial Art class. The exhibit will open on April 1 and run through April 22 at the White Plains Public Library.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19
  • SWBOCES Career Tech students to take part in White Plains ComicFest

    Our CTE students will be at the White Plains Comicfest Saturday, April 27, at the Galleria in White Plains. Hope we see you there! Learn more at THECONATWP.com.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2018-19