Namaste! Briarcliff Health Class Hosts Yoga Instructors 

As part of Makar Sankranti, a two-week Hindu celebration that marks the change of seasons and the return of increasing sunlight, Allison Murphy’s Middle School health class hosted yoga instructors from Hindu... Read more »

Fortnite: Why are Parents Worried about this Video Game Craze? 

The outcry of violence in video games has existed nearly as long as video games themselves. Going all the way back to 1976, public outcry caused a game called Death Race to be pulled... Read more »

Local Group Takes on Teens’ Biggest Addiction: Their Phones

It’s no secret the youth of America are spending more and more time on smartphones. What’s becoming clearer, though, is the harm phones are causing them. As mothers, and smartphones users themselves,... Read more »

Family Math Night at the Tarrytowns

Students counted, laughed and counted some more on February 28 for the annual Family Math Night at the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns.   John Paulding and W.L. Morse students and their families filled the cafeteria... Read more »

BHS Spring Musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Is an Immersive Hit! 

The Briarcliff High School theater was abuzz with students rehearsing roles, building a car and creating stage magic through models, video projection and sound effects for the original production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang presented March 1, 2... Read more »

Pocantico Hills Selects New Superintendent of Schools

On Thursday, April 11, the Pocantico Hills Board of Education appointed Richard Calkins as its next superintendent of schools. Mr. Calkins will take over for retiring Superintendent Carol Conklin-Spillane July 1. He... Read more »

Rivertown Parents Examines Introverts

Are you (or someone you love, teach or parent) an introvert? If so, do you understand how introversion impacts learning and socializing? Rivertown Parents, a consortium of local PTAs, asked the community... Read more »

State Education Commissioner Visits Ossining School District

The Ossining School District was pleased to welcome State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and Board of Regents member Judith Johnson to Park School on March 8.   The commissioner visited a pre-kindergarten class, then she and Johnson listened to presentations... Read more »
Colonial Day Washington Irving

Washington Irving Colonial Day 

Washington Irving students stepped back in time without leaving school on February 15, Colonial Day, a time-honored tradition where fourth-graders, teachers and staff members immerse themselves in colonial life.  Students and staff members dressed the... Read more »

Irvington Main Street School Names Geography Bee champion

Main Street School held its 10th annual Geography Bee competition on March 6, when a group of 15 fourth-graders and 15 fifth-graders answered questions covering all facets of geography worldwide.  Ten rounds concluded with an... Read more »