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Ellen Lane

Community Advisor

Ellen Lane is Communications Director for Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES, a collaborative school district serving 18 districts in the region. BOCES provides career and technical education, special education, professional development and management services, helping school districts to save money while enhancing and improving the quality of education offered. Before joining BOCES five years ago, Ellen worked as a daily newspaper reporter and public relations and marketing consultant.

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  1. Pines Bridge Graduates Seven Students

    Pines Bridge Graduates Seven Students

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- How do you measure success? Combine practical and everyday skills, add the number of relationships formed with students and teachers, then apply the calculation to seven students who just graduated from the Pines Bridge School at Puntam/Northern Westchester BOCESThe graduates were greeted by Principal Csilla Mate and retired principal Robert Kelderhouse to mark their ...

  2. Walden, Pines Bridge Students Display Talent In Yorktown

    Walden, Pines Bridge Students Display Talent In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Hip hop, classic rock, comedy and art were on display at the recent 9th Annual Talent Show jointly produced by Walden and Pines Bridge Schools in Yorktown.Dozens of student performed song and dance numbers, including "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," "Cha Cha Slide," "We Will Rock You," and the "Chicken Dance," while a comic strip ...

  3. BOCES Honors Nursing Program Graduates

    BOCES Honors Nursing Program Graduates

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- “There’s something particularly special about our adult students,” is how James Langlois opened the ceremony for the 2016 graduation of BOCES’ licensed practical nursing program. He would go on to describe how the students have to not only focus on their school work but on their home lives as well considering many of them have jobs and even families that need ...

  4. Walden, Pines Bridge Schools In Yorktown Host Art Show

    Walden, Pines Bridge Schools In Yorktown Host Art Show

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- More than 200 students at the Walden and Pines Bridge Schools at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES participated in the "Everyone Is an Artist" art show.“We didn’t have a vision of what the end result was going to be. No matter how it comes out, it is a representation of the student,” said art teacher Jesse Steiner. Steiner used empty boxes from ...

  5. BOCES Names New Superintendent

    BOCES Names New Superintendent

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Dr. James M. Ryan, former superintendent of Carmel Central School District, has been appointed superintendent of Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, replacing Dr. James T. Langlois who retires on June 30. “We are very excited to welcome Dr. Ryan to the BOCES family,” said Richard Kreps, president of the BOCES Board of Education. “I know Dr. Ryan from his term in Carmel ...

  6. Students of Distinction Honored By Somers Board Of Education

    Students of Distinction Honored By Somers Board Of Education

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- Three Somers students who attend programs at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES were honored Tuesday as Students of Distinction at the Somers Board of Education meeting. They were Tyler Deodhari and Noah Krantz, both students at the Pines Bridge School, and Marc Maniscalco, a student in the Local School Building Program in Peekskill. Csilla Mate, principal of Pines Bridge ...

  7. Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES Thanks Crisis Team

    Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES Thanks Crisis Team

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES recently thanked members of the Regional Crisis Team with inspirational plaques created by students in Sandy Hook and Ridgefield, Conn., who belong to Club Comfort, a not-for- profit organization that provides plaques to help students, patients and trauma victims through challenging times. Throughout the school year, members ...

  8. Tech Center At Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES Graduates 486

    Tech Center At Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES Graduates 486

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Four hundred eighty-six students graduated from the Tech Center at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES on Wednesday after completing studies in the fields of cosmetology, animation, graphic arts, engineering, culinary arts, computer science, law enforcement and construction, among others.Stephen Lowry, executive principal of the Tech Center, asked the graduates ...

  9. Fox Meadow Students Learn About Safe Driving

    Fox Meadow Students Learn About Safe Driving

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Fox Meadow High School students recently learned about safe driving with two special tests during Prevention Day. Students donned "drunk vision" goggles and attempted to walk in a straight line with one foot in front of the other. Each student failed. Next, the students played a video game-like driving simulator to take a virtual drive home. They went off the ...

  10. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Students Inducted To Honor Society

    Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Students Inducted To Honor Society

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The following 44 students from Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES have been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society:Brewster High School: Yash Patel (Architectural Design and 3D Modeling); Mikayla Luby (Baking and Pastry Arts); Yexsi Ramos (Certified Nurse Aide); Coleen DeLanoy (Child Development and Education); Gina Primavera (Cosmetology); Alexxis Prinz ...

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