Pocantico Students Learn about Electoral College, Popular Vote through Mock Election 

In a mock presidential election at Pocantico Hills Central School Nov. 2, students in grades 4-8 gave the popular vote and electoral college wins to Joe Biden over President Donald Trump.  The fifth- and... Read more »

Pocantico Hills Foundation Grant Funds Painted Rock Garden at School

The Pocantico Hills School has a new garden bed filled with river stones for children to paint, thanks to a grant from the Pocantico Hills Foundation. Students can take a rock home... Read more »

Pocantico Hills Tennis Court Project Moving Forward

After overwhelming community approval in June for new tennis/pickleball courts, the plans are now under review by the state Education Department. It is only a matter of time before the disused courts... Read more »

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Launches Community Garden

Volunteers planted a variety of starter plants from Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Burke Rehabilitation Hospital launched its Community Garden to support employee wellness and healthy living through optimal nutrition.... Read more »

Pocantico Hills School Chef Honored with ‘Dreamer’ Award 

Pocantico Hills School Chef Katherine “Kassie” Keehn, who oversees cafeteria services at Pocantico, is one of 13 recipients of the 28th annual American Dreamer Achievement Awards.   Each spring, Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Special Services [SWBOCES] honors individuals who perform outstanding works of... Read more »

Pocantico School District to Offer Virtual “Camp Poco to Go” in July

Campers can still enjoy arts and crafts, athletics, nature and the company of friends at Pocantico this summer, but it will be from the safety of their own backyard or patio. The... Read more »

Pocantico Teachers Give Lawn Sign to each Eighth-Grade Graduate

As eighth-graders approach the end of their years at Pocantico Hills School, administrators, teachers and families are finding ways to celebrate the major milestone.  The school has been working on what format their June 24... Read more »

Pocantico Hills Students, Teachers, Staff Participate in “Zoomcerts” 

Pocantico Hills School students lost their chance to perform on stage in front of hundreds of people this spring, but vocal/music teacher Sheila DePaola gave them virtual opportunities in the form of Zoom concerts, or “Zoomcerts,” as she calls them.  “I kind of... Read more »

Pocantico Officials to Explain Tennis Court/Generator Budget Proposition in Virtual Meeting

Pocantico Hills Superintendent Richard Calkins and the district’s consultants are hosting a Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday (5/28) to detail the $1.73 million budget proposition to rebuild the tennis court complex... Read more »

With Big Assist from N.Y. Rangers, Brothers Pay Tribute to Late Dad 

Hockey is in Nelson and Benjamin Tirado’s blood. Their father, Nelson Tirado Sr., loved the New York Rangers and the San Jose Sharks. He played in a men’s league at Chelsea Piers in... Read more »