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  • Social Media Boot Camp

    Social Media Boot Camp, a part of Tusker University, gives parents a crash course on the most popular apps and what to watch for if their children using them. Presented by the Westchester County Police Department and Somers School Resource Officers, this workshop is packed with great tips.

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  • First Female Black Astronaut is Out of This World

    When kindergartners in Melissa Maliniak's class hear that the first Black, female astronaut, Mae Jemison, was told it would impossible for her to go into space, the children are shocked and upset. When they hear that she did it anyway, they celebrate. "I think it's called bravery,” says five-year-old Finn Lyons. “When someone says you can't do something, but you do it anyway." During Black History Month, Somers students have been learning about important contributions of Black Americans.

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  • Seshadri Coca Cola Scholar Regional Finalist

    Somers High School senior Nitin Seshadri has been named a Regional Finalist for the Coca Cola Scholars Program, moving to final round, which would include a $20,000 college scholarship. “Nitin was recently named our Salutatorian for the Class of 2021,” says Mark Bayer, principal of Somers High School. “He is an excellent student who has not only excelled in all of his studies, but also puts his talents to use in a variety of volunteer opportunities.

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  • Dr. Blanch Serves Up Leadership Series

    Just as there are ingredients that make a dish delicious, there are elements that help school leaders manage challenges successfully. Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES has launched a new series, Virtual Leadership Connections, Conversations and Cooking, during which participants from all levels of school leadership share insights on a range of issues, while also discussing (and in some cases preparing) a special featured dish. Our own Superintendent, Dr. Ray Blanch is the host of the series.

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