Lifting Up Westchester Announces Student Essay Contest Explores Lessons Learned from Pandemic

Lifting Up Westchester, a non-profit agency committed to helping individuals achieve self-sufficiency, announces their fourth annual high school student essay contest. Open to all Westchester students in the 7th to 12th grades,... Read more »

Teaching Assistant Returns to Briarcliff to Learn the Ropes from His Mentor

Briarcliff alum and Middle School Social Studies Teaching Assistant Joseph Canonaco remembers his seventh grade social studies classes in vivid detail. The reason, Mr. Canonaco will tell you, is that he had... Read more »

The Road to College: ‘Fall’ing in Line with College Planning

On the road to college, being proactive is crucial for students at any point along the journey. Amid uncertainty, this rings particularly true. The fall offers us an optimal time to check... Read more »

Peekskill School District Receives $500K from NYS Integration Grant

The Peekskill City School District was named one of nine school districts to receive the New York State Integration Program’s Professional Learning Community (“NYSIP-PLC”) Award. This allocates $503,829 of the grant’s total... Read more »

Irvington High School Students Recognized as Positive Influencers

Irvington High School students Jake Epple, Liam Lyons, Ella Rimland and Scarlett Whitney were recognized at the Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth and Student Assistance Services Corporation’s Leaders in the... Read more »

Main Street School fourth and fifth graders celebrate Unity Day

Main Street School students and staff logged onto their computers to observe Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month, on Oct. 21. They celebrated their tight-knit school community to... Read more »

Cafecito Con … Ray Sanchez – Superintendente del Distrito Escolar de Ossining

The “Cafecito Con . . .”  (Coffee with…) interview series spotlights Latino leaders, entrepreneurs and business owners in the Rivertowns community, their stories, challenges and successes.  If you know someone we should... Read more »

Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School Supports Harry Chapin Run Against Hunger’s First Virtual Run

This year, Westchester’s Harry Chapin Run Against Hunger celebrated its 40th anniversary amid fear that the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic would force the event to be cancelled entirely. Yet despite all... Read more »

Teen Leaders Developed Messages for Substance Use Prevention and Emotional Well-Being

In June and throughout the summer Covid-19 related concerns and social unrest were on everyone’s mind. Public schools were closed but it didn’t stop 76 teen influencers from 29 high schools from... Read more »

Irvington High School Science Teacher Honored as Outstanding Educator

Irvington High School science teacher Michele Dunne has been selected as a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator. The award recognizes excellence in teaching and honors educators who are exceptional in their field... Read more »