Todd Librarian is Selected for the 2024 Caldecott Committee

Years ago, when Todd Elementary’s librarian Tara Phethean was working as an assistant to legendary children’s book publisher and editor Dick Jackson, she would often mail copies of picture books […] Read more »

Students Learn the Ins and Outs of a TV News Report Straight from the Source

In 1997 BBC video journalist James Cooke was asked to move from London to New York for six months to help in the network’s Manhattan branch At the time, he […] Read more »

Todd Fifth Graders Shine in their First In-Person Concert

It was a combination of hard work, dedicated teachers and a sprinkle of beginner’s luck, which led to Todd Elementary’s fifth graders pulling off a fantastic in-person spring concert that […] Read more »

Todd’s First Graduating Class Takes a Walk Down Memory Lane

When was the last time you set foot in your elementary school? For most of us, it was probably on the last day of school, prior to moving on to […] Read more »

Briarcliff High School’s Artists Showcase their Work

The undeniable talent of Briarcliff High School’s art students will be on full display this week and members of the community are invited to view it in-person. The Department of […] Read more »

Ninth Graders Practice Mindfulness in Biology Class

There has been a national surge in school-based mindfulness training, driven by research supporting its multiple benefits for students. Those benefits are why Briarcliff High School Social Worker Tim Pellegrin […] Read more »

Briarcliff Manor’s Nestor Lassic remembered as dedicated, beloved 

The family of a beloved Briarcliff Manor employee is mourning his unexpected death and reaching out to the community to help pay for his funeral expenses.  Nestor Lassic Sr., who […] Read more »

Todd Elementary School Participates in the Hour of Code Event

Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science, according to, the organization behind the “Hour of Code” campaign. Computer science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By […] Read more »

Can $3 Million Help Bring Route 9A Into the 21st Century?  

When the Briarcliff Peekskill Parkway opened in the early 1930s, its hilly, winding design was well suited to New York City motorists out for a weekend jaunt.  It’s hard to […] Read more »

Seventh Graders Help Design Therapeutic Toys for Children

Creativity is the name of the game in Austin Perry’s Design and Modeling class, an enrichment course that is part of Project Lead the Way. Recently, seventh graders at Briarcliff […] Read more »