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News from our schools

  • Special Services Student Resource Page launched

    Check out our newly launched Special Services Student Resources Page. We've compiled many of the best resources available for use by students across our Special Services programs and put them in one place. You can also find it at the Special Services home page. 

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  • Decagon Students Salute Achievements of African Americans

    Students in five classes at the Decagon made presentations as part of the third annual Black History Month Celebration.

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  • Receive Special Services website alerts on your mobile device

    Receive real-time Center for Special Services website alerts and updates on your mobile device by downloading the eChalk Notify app on the App Store or Google Play

    All alerts that appear on our website are pushed directly to the app so you won't miss them. Connect using code 4NIIB7 to get instant alerts from Any eChalk user can also log in to receive alerts from all classes and groups.

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  • Black History Month at Rye Lake Campus

    For the third annual Rye Lake Campus Black History Celebration, students and staff collaborated on a skit about Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • SWBOCES Students at Pocantico Meet New Therapy Dog

    Students in the Southern Westchester BOCES program at Pocantico Hills School recently met Duke, a 7-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix who is the school’s new therapeutic support dog.


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  • Musicians Play Jazz Concert for SWBOCES Students

    Staff and students in the SWBOCES program at Pocantico Hills were pleased to welcome five musicians from the Manhattan School of Music on February 6. The School of Music students performed in honor of Black History Month. The selections included “Take the A Train,” “Moanin” and “Caravan.” After a wonderful performance, the musicians answered questions from SWBOCES students.

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  • SWBOCES Students, Staff at Pocantico Celebrate Lunar New Year

    Students in the Southern Westchester BOCES program at Pocantico Hills School celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year last Friday with a dragon dance, dumplings and noisemakers.


    Teacher Karen Walker’s class took the lead in the festivities to celebrate the Year of the Rat. Students made a dragon out of yellow cloth, cardboard boxes, paper, tinsel, streamers and other materials. Three of them wore the costume and paraded up and down the hallway while another classmate and a staff person played homemade drums.

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  • Middle School Teacher Wins Rye Lake Cookie Bake Off

    Congratulations to the winners of the fourth annual Rye Lake Middle School/High School Cookie Bake Off, which took place Dec. 18! Middle School teacher Jesse Fierro won first place for his mother’s Italian anisette cookies. Michelle Carpiniello, an administrative assistant, won second place for her edible cookie dough. She had chocolate chip, chocolate, chocolate chip and sugar cookie dough on spoons for students and staff to taste.


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  • Tappan Hill Students Excited about New Lu Interactive Playground

    Southern Westchester BOCES’ Tappan Hill School received a new tool this year that gets children moving, helps with hand-eye coordination, requires them to think on their feet, and gets them excited about gym class.

    It is the Lü interactive playground, which projects games onto the wall using a giant projector, 3D camera, and light and sound system. Tens of thousands of kids in 20 countries use the Lü technology each week, but Tappan Hill is the only school in the area that has it, according to school Principal Phyllis Rizzi.


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  • Holiday Cheer at Center for Special Services Campuses

    Center for Special Services campuses were filled with cheer in the lead-up to the holidays. Students at the Decagon took part in a singalong Dec. 19. Santa Claus attended and gave out candy canes. Several students got up and danced as the band played and children and staff sang along. On Dec. 20, students and staff performed during a concert at Tappan Hill School.


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