Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES: In the News

Sixty-Seven Students Inducted Into Honor Society

May 17, 2018

Sixty-seven students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society Thursday, having demonstrated scholarship, character, leadership, service and skill at an exemplary level.

The event, held at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES’ Yorktown campus, was attended by BOCES administration, Career and Technical Education Center faculty, students, friends and family members. In addition to those students who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, more than 80 students received scholarships and awards.


Students Chart Their Own Course

May 17, 2018

If you want to know which supports will most help students with disabilities achieve their goals, ask them! That’s the novel idea behind the Student Directed Planning Project of the RSE-TASC, Lower Hudson Regional Technical Assistance Support Center.

Educators, students and family members turned out Thursday for the Fourth Annual Celebration of Student Directed IEPs or Individual Education Plans at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES. Several students from school districts in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties spoke about themselves or presented power points on their strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, goals and accomplishments.


Twelve Receive Doctorates Through PNWBOCES’ Partnership with Manhattanville College

May 15, 2018

On an evening in which it would later become known that tornadoes touched down nearby, Manhattanville College Graduate School of Education hosted a pre-graduation reception for the doctoral class of 2018 at Reid Castle. Amid 100-mile per hour winds, the century-old granite structure held strong—an apt metaphor for the enduring capacity and supportive relationships shaped through Manhattanville's Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.

The crowd of faculty and administrators, graduates and their guests, and graduates from the prior eight years of the doctoral program as well as many currently enrolled, gathered in the gracious Ophir Room. Renee Gargano, Assistant Director for the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, opened the evening, followed by a welcome by Manhattanville College’s Provost Louise H. Feroe and a toast by Dr. Shelley Wepner, Dean of Manhattanville College School of Education.


Walden School Got the Scoop on Good Dental Care

May 11, 2018

Students at the Walden School got the scoop on good dental care from Yorktown's Dr. Jeffrey Ginsberg, a pediatric dentist who visited the school.


Teacher Appreciation at the Walden School

May 11, 2018

Teachers at the Walden School saw inspirational messages and words of thanks all around the building during the week of May 7 through 11 in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Principal Michael Sowul told the faculty "You are the best!!!" and praised the Fun Stuff Committee for filling the school with treats and good wishes all week, culminating in a catered lunch for teachers.


Fashion Design Alum Credits CTE Program for Successful Career

May 10, 2018

Rachel Martin is an associate production manager for J. Crew, working on jewelry, hair accessories and sunglasses as well as product development for all the company’s brands. She credits her experience as a Fashion Design and Merchandising student at The Tech Center at PNW BOCES, when she was a high school senior, with helping her start her career off right.
“I enjoyed spending half of my day at BOCES,” said the 2011 Hendrick Hudson High School graduate. “I learned so many things about merchandising and design from my teacher, Lisa Tobin.”


BOCES Guidance Coordinator Honored

May 10, 2018

Neil Boyle, coordinator of the Guidance & Child Study Center at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES was honored Thursday for his leadership in bringing together schools and community agencies to address the mental health needs of children.

Boyle received the Carol Hardesty System of Care Partnership Award at the Eighth Annual Myra Alfreds Roundtable held at the Greenburgh Public Library. The event drew about 100 community mental health advocates from across the region.


Fashion Show at Tech Center to Feature ‘Night of the Arts’ Designs

May 09, 2018

What? -- Fashion Design and Merchandising students at The Tech Center will present Night of the Arts— their senior Fashion Show. The show will feature students’ original designs, live runway models and video shorts of each designer’s story.
Where? The Tech Center on the PNW BOCES campus located at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown, NY
When? Thursday, May 24th at 5 pm.
Admission: The cost of admission is $5; no admission fee for press.


Educators Learn How to Address Co-Occurring Disorders in Students

May 09, 2018

About 60 to 75 percent of teens with a substance use disorder also suffer from a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety or attention deficit disorder. Figuring out which came first -- the mental health issue or the substance use -- can be difficult as can helping students with co-occurring disorders.

That’s why educators from across the region gathered at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES Wednesday to share best practices and learn about resources to address co-occurring disorders.


Teacher Appreciation Week Recognized

May 08, 2018

District Superintendent Dr. James Ryan and Assistant Superintendents Dr. Lynn Allen, John McCarthy and Todd Currie made the rounds of PNW BOCES school buildings Tuesday to mark Teacher Appreciation Week. Dr. Ryan did the honors serving up delicious cake for the faculty in each building.
“We’re delighted to take this opportunity to recognize our terrific instructional staff, teachers and teaching assistants, and everyone who works to create wonderful learning environments for our students. Teacher Appreciation Week is in some small way an opportunity to say thank you,” said Dr. Ryan.

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