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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Our Coverage of SWBOCES

  • Tappan Hill, Volunteer New York! Partnership a Success

    After six weeks working together to decorate bags and fill them with candy, a group of SWBOCES students and Volunteer New York! mentors invited Tarrytown first responders to Tappan Hill School to thank them for their service.

    The Volunteer New York! mentors are adults with developmental disabilities in the RISE program, which stands for Readiness for Integrated Service Engagement. The collaboration was a pilot project whose purpose was for the Volunteer New York! volunteers, who are in their 20s, to serve as role models for some Tappan Hill students who are approaching graduation. Those who participated are in the school’s multiply disabled program, which educates young adults who have developmental disabilities and are often medically fragile.  

    “Our goal is to connect young adults with different abilities who have already been in school to volunteer out in the community,” said Patti Colombo, RISE manager.

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  • Volunteers, Tappan Hill students 'RISE' to the occasion

    Read about a unique collaboration this summer between Tappan Hill Students and some special volunteers who are helping us say thanks to the first responders who do so much for us!

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  • Graduates at county jail told 'these lives matter'

    Read about nine young men and women enrolled in SWBOCES programs who received high school equivalency diplomas in a recognition ceremony at the Westchester County jail Wednesday. 


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  • Join SWBOCES SEPTA Today!

    The Southern Westchester BOCES Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) invites families of children with special needs to join and take part in events throughout the school year. Read their Letter of Introduction and complete a membership form and survey today!

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  • Take a look back at last month's Decagon Prom

    Last month the Decagon team on the Rye Lake Campus decided to go above and beyond on graduation day, throwing a prom for the graduate and her classmates.

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  • Register now for International Baccalaureate workshops

    The Center for Professional Development is partnering with International Baccalaureate to offer IB workshops at our Harrison training center in September. Click here now to learn more and line up top-shelf professional development in this prestigious and in-demand specialty. 

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  • Fordham Summer Institute under way!

    Partnering with Fordham University, SWBOCES and Rye City Schools educators are participating in “Creating the Conditions for Continuous Improvement in Schools & Systems.” The three-day seminar, July 10-12, is led by Fordham’s Elizabeth Leisy Stosich, co-author of “The Internal Coherence Framework,” and Margaret Terry Orr, and hosted by SWBOCES’ Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support. Learn about more such great learning opportunities at

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  • Opportunity Leaders workshop highlights College Board, NYSED partnership

    Presenter Nimat Jones led this July 16 Opportunity Leaders workshop in partnership with NYSED and the College Board at our Harrison training center. The half-day program prepared school leaders to use information from AP courses and SATs to prepare students for college and career. One aim is to increase school leaders’ access to AP programs and offer a look at new supports for AP schools.

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  • Students Graduate from Irvington High School TSP Program

    It was a beautiful day for 20 students who graduated from the Irvington High School TSP Program June 16th. 

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  • Rye Lake High School Graduates Seven

    It was a joyous moment for the seven graduates who celebrated the completion of their high school years at the Rye Lake High School graduation ceremony in June. 

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