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Local Firefighters Teach Rye Lake Students about Fire Safety
SWBOCES students at the Rye Lake Campus learned how to use a fire hose, sat in a fire engine’s jump seat and watched a firefighter don all her gear when firefighters from the North Castle South Fire District No. 1 visited in early November.News Feed - Center for Special Services
St. Matt's Students Cook up Delectable Thanksgiving Feast
Students at St. Matthew’s School spent two days measuring, chopping and cooking for their pre-Thanksgiving feast of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, jerk chicken, rice, ham, pulled pork, corn bread, rolls, macaroni and cheese, and more.News Feed - Center for Special Services
Announcement regarding Practical Nursing applications
We are currently improving our Practical Nursing admissions process. We hope to make the application and testing information available by the start of 2018. Prospective applicants may submit their name and email address by clicking the link to the form here. We will contact you as soon as the application and testing information is available. Thank you for your patience.News Feed - Center for Adult and Community Services
Information Session to Share Details on Cisco Academy Networking Program
Be sure to check out the Dec. 13 information session on the Center for Adult & Community Services' new Cisco Academy networking program.News Feed - Center for Adult and Community Services
Tappan Hill School Gives Generously to Support the Needy
Tappan Hill School students and staff members brought in enough non-perishable food items before Thanksgiving to fill more than 50 bags. The donations went to people in need across the region.News Feed - Center for Special Services
BOCES Culinary Arts Grad a Chopped Winner at SUNY Cobleskill Competition
Matthew Wellington, a June 2017 graduate of the Culinary Arts Program at the Center for Career Services, takes home the second prize at a special "Chopped" competition hosted by the New York Army National Guard at SUNY Cobleskill.News Feed - Center for Career Services
SkillsUSA Club Benefits from Successful Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser
Students in the SkillsUSA club at the Center for Career Services will be able to use the money raised from a Thanksgiving pie fundraiser to help pay for their trip to the SkillsUSA competition in Syracuse in 2018.News Feed - Center for Career Services
Pocantico Students Create No-Bully Zone During Awareness Month
October was National Bullying Awareness Month. As a part of a continued effort to provide awareness about bullying, SWBOCES students at Pocantico Hills implemented a month of bully-free activities.News Feed - Center for Special Services
SWBOCES Students at Pocantico Practice Kindness
For the SWBOCES students at Pocantico Hills, the week of Oct. 16 was filled with thoughts of kindness. October was National Bullying Prevention Month and as part of the activities for the month, counselors challenged students to think about all the ways they could show a little kindness to one another.News Feed - Center for Special Services
SWBOCES SEPTA Sponsors Workshop on Guardianship and Alternatives
For many years, agencies, lawyers and schools have advised parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to seek guardianship through New York Surrogate’s Court when their sons and daughters come of age. As guardians, parents and relatives obtain broad decision-making authority for disabled adults, including over their financial and health-care choices.
However, guardianship may not be right for everyone. Advocates and agencies that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are promoting a concept called supported decision-making. Agreements are more tailored to individuals’ needs and take into account that they can make certain decisions themselves.News Feed - Center for Special Services
BOCES White Paper Focuses on Value of Vocational Education
Students looking to become more marketable in today's economy will find that a career and technical education is a real asset. Read about its advantages in our recently released White Paper.News Feed - Center for Career Services
SWBOCES helps mom of three, immigrant set a shining example
Maria Aguirre, an immigrant from Mexico, wanted to be an example to her three children. Click here to read about how Southern Westchester BOCES has been with her every step of the way.News Feed - Center for Adult and Community Services
Section One Announcement Regarding Basketball Finals Venue
Download the attached press release to read an important announcement from Section One regarding the venue for 2017-18 Basketball finals.News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
New Look for Ambulance Simulator in EMS Class
Students from three separate programs at the Center for Career Services have been working on this project for the past few months. Find out how they pulled it all together.News Feed - Center for Career Services
Tweets from #NYSCATE17
Were you at #NYSCATE17 this week? View tweets from SWBOCES and LHRIC staff attending the Annual Conference of the New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Education in Rochester this week.News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
SWBOCES staff again 'fills the van' for families this Thanksgiving
Earlier this week, staff at our Harrison campus raised money to provide Thanksgiving meals for families served by Westhab of White Plains. On Tuesday, our colleagues at our Administrative Offices at Berkley Drive in Rye Brook, led by Treasurer Christine Jansen, stepped up as well, donating $735 to buy holiday meal fixings for another six families.News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
Thanksgiving Meals at Westhab
Employees at Southern Westchester BOCES shared the warm spirit of Thanksgiving by participating in a food drive that benefited families at a local shelter.News Feed - Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support
High School Students from Across Westchester Attend Career Conference
The annual Career Conference at the Center for Career Services drew a large crowd again this year, with speakers from a variety of industries talking to the region's 10th-graders about the career options available to them.News Feed - Center for Career Services
SWBOCES Opens Sensory Room for Students at Pocantico
The SWBOCES therapeutic program at Pocantico Hills is pleased to be able to offer a new sensory space to its students. The space offers equipment that can be used to help children with their gross motor, fine motor and balance skills. The sensory gym also provides sensory stimulation to help calm and center students.News Feed - Center for Special Services
SEPTA's Annual Book Fair Fundraiser a Success
Southern Westchester BOCES thanks everyone who visited Barnes & Noble in White Plains to participate in the group's annual Book Fair fundraiser.News Feed - Center for Special Services
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Child Abuse: Identification and Reporting Procedures
All applicants for a NYS educational certificate are required to complete at least 2 hours of coursework in child abuse identification and reporting procedures. Attendance will be sent electronically to your TEACH account.
This 2 hour workshop will focus on the following: *Identifying child abuse and neglect
*Professional issues and concerns
*Legal responsibilities in reporting child abuse/neglect cases
Please register in MLP: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2438702&D=12439Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
Strategic Steps in Global History and Geography 10: Working with the Social Studies Framework, Toolkit, and Regents Exams - Session Two
This series of workshops will focus on the changes in the Global History and Geography curriculum, and corresponding changes in instruction and assessment.
Participants will learn about:
*the Transition Global 10 Regents exam (which begins in June 2018)
*the new 2019 Framework-Based Global 10 Regents Exam and its development
*shifts in instructional practice to incorporate inquiry-based experiences
One goal of the series is to develop a database of additional primary source documents and stimulus-based questions as well as materials to support inquiry-based learning. The workshops will integrate information, skills, and strategies for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities.
Emphasis will be placed on the critical role of Social Studies Practices/Skills. Practical and strategic steps will be shared regarding how to use and adapt Inquiries from the NYS Toolkit, as they align to the changes in the Framework.
Each session will include collaborative planning so teachers can discuss instructional strategies and shared challenges with colleagues whose experience may differ from their own.
TEACHERS MUST REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION SEPARATELY.
Session 1 October 16 - will focus on Regents examinations (Transition and Framework-based) with special attention to the new Enduring Issues Essay. Participants will examine in depth the prototype essay and will work in small groups with provided documents, mapping the documents to the grade 10 framework. Participants should be able to take this experience and apply it to their classrooms and schools.
Session 2 December 13 - The second session will explore ways of developing the new introductory unit on The World in 1750. Participants will work to develop curriculum based on the implementation of the Social Studies Framework.
Session 3 March 16 - The third session will concentrate on curriculum development based on the implementation of the Social Studies Framework.
Please register in MLP: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2556140&D=12439Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
Football Committee Meeting
Crows Nest - 9:30 amCenter for Interscholastic Athletics
Digital Library Advisory Board MeetingSWBOCES School Library System
Supporting Students with Social Differences and Disorders
The workshop will discuss disorders associated with atypical social patterns, particularly autism. Participants will engage in hands-on exploration of "social tools" such as Social Stories™, Comic Strip Conversations™, Power Cards, and Scales. Participants will create at least 1 tool that is applicable to a student or group of students in their classroom or therapy room.
Please register in MLP: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2551610&D=12439Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
SW BOCES - 9:30 amCenter for Interscholastic Athletics
Hanukkah EndsCenter for Interscholastic Athletics
Early Dismissal: Farragut MS, Irvington HSCenter for Special Services
Christmas EveCenter for Career Services
Christmas DayCenter for Career Services