Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES: In the News

Students Discover There Is More to Vet Science than Cats and Dogs

September 20, 2018

Ever hear of an avian ophthalmologist?
“There actually is such a thing as an eye doctor for birds,” Christina Urbanski told her Veterinary Science students recently. “The field is not limited to dog and cat vets.”


Child Development and Education Students Learn and Teach

September 13, 2018

Melissa Davis’ Child Development and Education students were excited to start the new school year, where they will not only learn but teach! Students in the program study child development, educational theory, classroom management, and education law in addition to running an on-site preschool two days a week. The program is a perfect fit for students who are interested in teaching or working with students as counselors, therapists, social workers, and many other fields. Second-year students in the program complete an internship in a grade-level classroom of their choice and work closely with a professional teacher. They engage in a hands-on teaching environment before they even start college.


Culinary Institute of America Cooks Up a Demo for CTE Students

September 13, 2018

What better way for high school students to experience the Culinary Institute of America than by sampling some recipes?
CIA seasonal demonstrator and alum Amarissa Scelsi prepared homemade spaetzel for CTE Culinary students on the campus of Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES and discussed what the CIA has to offer.


Back to School at BOCES

September 05, 2018

Microcomputer Technology students get to the nuts and bolts of things during the first week of school.


Honoring Our Own: Mary Lorenzo

September 04, 2018

Dr. Ryan presents his assistant, Mary Lorenzo, with an Award for Excellence in Support Staff Services nominated through the Mid-Hudson School Study Council.


BOCES Mission Awards on Opening Day

September 04, 2018

At the Opening Day ceremonies, BOCES Mission (Service, Innovation, and Partnership) awards were presented. Winners included the Fox Meadow Co-Occurring Disorders Awareness Club (Service), SCIENCE 21 (Innovation), and the team responsible for our Career & Technical Education Peekskill partnerships (Partnerships). Each of the teams recognized was highly deserving and honored to win the award.

Photo: Science 21 Team


Honoring Our Own: Operations & Maintenance

September 04, 2018

While students and teachers may leave campus for the summer, the PNWBOCES Operations & Maintenance team works year round to upgrade and improve the buildings and grounds.  Dr. Ryan took an opportunity during Opening Day ceremonies to honor their commitment to the beautification of BOCES.


A Warm Welcome Back to School from PNWBOCES

September 04, 2018

Photo: Board President, Dr. Richard Kreps, Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Lynn Allen, District Superintendent, Dr. James Ryan, Assistant Superintendent, John McCarthy, and Board Member, Anita Feldman


Learning, Then Working, at BOCES

August 14, 2018

Qadar Chevalier showed Transitions student Zach Malota how he can dunk a basketball.  Now the 6-foot-1-inch Zach tries to do the same every time he goes to gym class.

“Watching Zach try to dunk is my favorite part of the day,” said Qadar. “He had never done anything like that before, so it feels great seeing him trying something new and knowing that I helped with that.”


Social Worker Helps Immigrant Students Cope with Trauma

August 06, 2018

Desahogarse. It means to unburden. And it is the word most often used by Central American teens to describe the benefit of telling someone about the trauma they experienced in their homeland before coming to the United States.

Stephanie Carnes, a bilingual social worker at the Career and Technical Education Center at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES, presented her findings on the value of Desahogarse at the North American Refugee Health Conference in Portland, Oregon, in June.

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