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Ellen Lane

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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. Artist Reveals 'Hidden Potential,' In Trash Inspires Fox Meadow Students

    Artist Reveals 'Hidden Potential,' In Trash Inspires Fox Meadow Students

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- An artist who makes art out of trash visited with students recently at Fox Meadow Middle/High School.Aurora Robson talked about her art created from trash or what she refers to as  “displaced abundance.”She will return later this year to lead the students in making their own art from discarded materials.A Canadian born artist who has lived in New York for more than 20 ...

  2. Mahopac Students Learn About Native American Life

    Mahopac Students Learn About Native American Life

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Mahopac students recently learned what life was like for early Native Americans.Clint “Rides His Horse” Chartier, a Colorado lecturer and expert on the history and culture of the Plains tribes, appeared in traditional buckskin garb at the Fulmar Road Elementary School.He talked to the children about the dangers of buffalo hunting and how Native Americans survived the ...

  3. Brewster Resident Appointed To Putnam/Northern Westchester Board

    Brewster Resident Appointed To Putnam/Northern Westchester Board

    BREWSTER, N.Y. -- Brewster Board of Education member and longtime educational advocate Mary Cay Nilsen has been appointed to the Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Education. Nilsen replaces Carolyn Aversano, who recently resigned.“It all starts with that baby in your arms,” said Nilsen, a stay-at-home mom who first began thinking about how to make children’s lives better when she had ...

  4. Somers’ Brittney Morel Honored As BOCES Student Of Distinction

    Somers’ Brittney Morel Honored As BOCES Student Of Distinction

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- Somers student Brittney Morel is going to find it pretty hard to top the beginning of her senior year.Morel, who studies cosmetology at the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Tech Center, recently was asked to serve as the president of the school's chapter of SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry leaders who work together to ensure ...

  5. Walden Students Get Educated About Electoral Process

    Walden Students Get Educated About Electoral Process

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A lucky classroom of students at the Walden School at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES recently learned about the electoral process, just in time to make the recent election make sense.Because this week's election was one for the record books, teacher Debra Haggerty spent the last few weeks teaching her students about the electoral process, culminating in a ...

  6. Teachers Discuss New Education Guidelines At BOCES' Regional Forum

    Teachers Discuss New Education Guidelines At BOCES' Regional Forum

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Teachers in Westchester and Putnam counties met recently at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES to work on developing a plan to implement the federal government's Every Student Succeeds Act.The federal law passed in March 2016 calls for education reform.It replaces the No Child Left Behind measure signed by President George W. Bush in 2002. Each state must develop a plan ...

  7. BOCES Welcomes New Educational Leadership Ph.D. Class

    BOCES Welcomes New Educational Leadership Ph.D. Class

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A fall Ph.D. program for teachers is about to enter its eighth year at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES.The Manhattanville College doctoral program in educational leadership, run with BOCES, has a already graduated 23 students, and 100 more are currently pursuing their degrees.About 40 teachers and scholars attended an event to celebrate the accomplishments and ...

  8. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Students Wowed By 'Batmobile'

    Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Students Wowed By 'Batmobile'

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- The Walden School at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES had a special vehicle pull up to its front door last week, and it made quite an impression. It looked like a Batmobile but "Holy Hoodwink" ... it was a Polaris Slingshot autocycle. The three-wheeled autocycle angled around the circular driveway at the PNWBOCES campus, to the absolute delight of ...

  9. K9 Super Sleuth Meets Fox Meadow Students

    K9 Super Sleuth Meets Fox Meadow Students

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Fox Meadow Middle/High School students had the chance to meet an 80-pound, long-eared super sleuth last week when Wiltsy, the K-9 detective, came to the school for a visit. Teacher Patty Lucido invited Trooper Fran Torson of the New York State Police K-9 Unit to come to class with her canine partner in response to questions students taking Lucido’s forensic ...

  10. New Tilly Foster Educational Institute Opens In Putnam

    New Tilly Foster Educational Institute Opens In Putnam

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N. Y. -- Classes are underway at the newly opened Tilly Foster Educational Institute in Southeast, a cooperative educational center for culinary arts at Putnam County's Tilly Foster Farm.Officials from Putnam County, Putnam Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES, and local government gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 13, for a ribbon-cutting ...

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