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Colette Connolly

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Colette Connolly serves as the public relations specialist for Southern Westchester BOCES as well as the Elmsford and Bronxville school districts. Colette has been living in the Bronxville area for over 10 years. She is also a successful freelance writer, covering business topics, health, family matters and education for a number of local publications. A native of Ireland, Colette's volunteer activities include serving as an officer in the County Sligo Social & Benevolent Association of New York, which keeps her close to the Irish community and brings her in contact with others who work diligently to keep the bond between Ireland and the U.S. strong.

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  1. Briarcliff, Pleasantville, Pocantico Schools Ramp Up IT With Pilot Program

    Briarcliff, Pleasantville, Pocantico Schools Ramp Up IT With Pilot Program

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- School officials from the Briarcliff Manor, Pocantico Hills and Pleasantville school districts say taking part in a pilot program is helping them to keep track of information, keep data secure and generally ramp up communications.The three school districts are taking advantage of a new managed IT service being offered by the Mamaroneck-based Lower Hudson ...

  2. Westchester High School Students Learn About Career Opportunities

    Westchester High School Students Learn About Career Opportunities

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- More than 1,700 10th-grade students from the lower Westchester are, flocked to the SWBOCES Career Conference recently to learn about different careers from a vast array of experts.The recurring theme throughout the conference -- Show up, work hard and do a good job.The annual event is intended to give juniors an in-depth look into the different types of ...

  3. Elmsford Students Collect Candy For U.S. Troops

    Elmsford Students Collect Candy For U.S. Troops

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Students at the Alice E. Grady School collected nearly 200 pounds of Halloween candy last week, all for U.S. servicemen and women located in various hotspots around the world.Under the direction of math teacher Barrie Hittner, these second- to sixth-grade students participated in the Halloween Candy Buy Back program, in collaboration with Operation Gratitude, which ...

  4. Hudson Valley Celebrates Halloween With Killer Costumes

    Hudson Valley Celebrates Halloween With Killer Costumes

    It was quite the spooky day in the Hudson Valley Monday as Halloween saw the streets filled with ghosts, vampires, monsters and demons.Helping to keep the peace in Elmsford was Batman, who showed up at the school's Halloween Parade looking suspiciously like Superintendent Joseph Ricca.The superintendent promised students from  Alice E. Grady Elementary School and the Carl L. Dixson ...

  5. Design Center Inspires BOCES Architecture, Pre-Engineering Students

    Design Center Inspires BOCES Architecture, Pre-Engineering Students

    RYE, N.Y. -- Students from Southern Westchester BOCES came home inspired after a recent field trip to the New York Design CenterThe center, on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, has 100 showrooms representing more than 500 lines of fine, traditional, contemporary and other furniture.It also houses fabric, floor and wall coverings, lighting, kitchen and bath accessories and decorative ...

  6. Elmsford Rotary Donates Dictionaries To Grady’s Third-Graders

    Elmsford Rotary Donates Dictionaries To Grady’s Third-Graders

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Elmsford Rotary Club held its annual dictionary donation to third-graders at the Grady Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 17.Students at the school were provided with a total of 85 dictionaries, which were handed out during a special presentation. The program aims to increase literacy and help students become curious thinkers – traits some critics say are becoming ...

  7. Elmsford Teens Qualify As First CERT Team in Region

    Elmsford Teens Qualify As First CERT Team in Region

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- In a joint board meeting held Oct. 5, the Elmsford Union Free School District and the Village of Elmsford honored 15 high school students who successfully completed training this summer to become Westchester County’s first Community Emergency Response Team. The students, under the direction of CERT Coordinator Barbara Eannazzo, spent several weeks learning ...

  8. Elmsford Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary Of Anti-Bullying Collaboration

    Elmsford Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary Of Anti-Bullying Collaboration

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Elmsford Board of Education, combined with village trustees and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, renewed a joint commitment to anti-bullying on Wednesday, Oct. 5, during a special board meeting held in the district's Alice E. Grady Elementary School gym. Mayor Robert Williams applauded the initiative, saying the reason for its success has been due to the strong ...

  9. Tech Training For Teachers Extends Beyond Harrison

    Tech Training For Teachers Extends Beyond Harrison

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center has rolled out a slate of professional development opportunities at Tuesday's Fall Kickoff event.These include an EDchat sessions for administrators, a STEAM Support Strand initiative, and a job-embedded professional development pilot for districts specifically located far from the center's base in Harrison.Model Schools ...

  10. Hundreds Turn Out For Elmsford's 'Dads Take Your Child To School Day'

    Hundreds Turn Out For Elmsford's 'Dads Take Your Child To School Day'

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The high turnout for Elmsford’s recent “Dads Take Your Child To School Day” was a real lesson about the importance of presence and participation, More than 209 fathers and significant male caregivers attended the Tuesday event with their young ones at the Alice E. Grady Elementary School and the Carl L. Dixson Primary School.This is the second year the Elmsford Union ...

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