Somers Woman Helps Guide Hispanics Through College Admissions Process

October 21, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y.--The Hispanic population has fewer students graduating from college than any other ethnic group in the county and one Somers resident is trying to change that.

Shirley Acevedo Buontempo, 54, is the founder and executive director of Latino U College Access, a nonprofit that helps Hispanic students get into college and supports them until they get their degree. 

Acevedo ...

Somers enchants for third time: Annual Disney sing-along fundraiser coming up

SOMERS — Students from the Somers High School Musical Company have come together for what will be the third  “Disney in Concert” fundraiser.
The student-run show is being put on by a cast and crew of about 30 students impassioned by the goal of raising money for the spring musical.
"This really allows us fund things for the show like sets,"said senior Michelle ...

Somers Schools Pay Tribute to 'Trendsetter' in Library Science

SOMERS, N.Y.--Upon entering the newly renamed Linda M. Chapman Library at the Oct. 5 dedication ceremony, one could deduce much about its namesake.

According to a table labeled “Linda’s favorite things,” she liked butterscotch candies, “Harry Potter” and a certain gray scarf. She also had developed friendships and relationships with  colleagues who would ...

Tuskers Travels Announces 2018 Itinerary

SOMERS, N.Y.--Tusker Travels will journey down under in July 2018 and will head to France during spring break 2018. It is accepting applications through Oct. 27 for both of these trips.

This non-profit educational travel company was established a year and a half ago by five Somers High School teachers, Christine Lepkowski, William Maelia, Christine Brooks, Angela Holder and Anna Timone. The ...

Next Phase of Strategic Planning for Catholic Education in New York Launched

Dr. Timothy J. McNiff, superintendent of the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York, has announced the beginning of an ambitious strategic planning process to design the roadmap for its Catholic schools in the coming years, highlighted by the launch of a new webpage dedicated to collecting feedback from key constituencies. The launch of this initiative and webpage mark an exciting new ...

Somers Schools Shift Focus in Languages

SOMERS, N.Y.--A new approach to foreign-language proficiency in Somers schools emphasizes spoken communication, perhaps in the language’s native land, over classroom reading and writing.

“When kids take a foreign language in school, their goal is to be able to go to a country where people speak that language and to communicate effectively and to understand the culture and ...

Student News

Luke Morello selected for youth exchange scholarship to Germany

Luke Morello, a Somer High School student from Purdys, has been selected for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship, which funds an academic year of high school study and cultural immersion in Germany for a select group of American students. The CBYX program is funded jointly by the U.S. Congress and the ...

Somers High School Traffic Light Up and Running

SOMERS, N.Y.--A new traffic light to regulate vehicles entering and leaving Somers High School braced for its first major test this week as classes resumed for the new school year.

State engineers installed the light and a separate left-turn lane this summer on Route 139 (Primrose  Street) at the high school driveway. 

As designed by the state Department of Transportation’s ...

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