Somers Students Build a New Heart

March 11, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y.-Somers High School students Kristian Kallesten, Gabriello Lima and Griffing Carpiniello worked in their electronics and robotics class to design and prototype an interactive study tool for their health class. The study tool can be used to teach students about the inner parts and workings of the human heart.

GuidED Consulting Helps College-Bound Students Find Their Way

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Applying to college in the 21st century can be an intimidating task for high school students and their parents. But thanks to GuidED Consulting LLC, there is now someone to help navigate through the morass of paperwork and complex application process and end those sleepless nights.

Since Dr. Deborah Hardy formed the business over a year ago, originally as a “mobile school ...

Somers Students, Adviser Win State Leadership Awards

SOMERS, N.Y.-Several members of the Somers High School community received prestigious statewide leadership awards at a conference in Albany.

Victoria Dotto, a senior and student council president at the high school, was awarded the Kristen Haver Memorial Award at the New York State Council on Leadership and Student Activities (NYS CLSA) at the organization’s 30th annual leadership ...

Somers Education Foundation Throws Blackjack Bash

SOMERS, N.Y.-This year’s Blackjack Bash features more honorees than ever before along with a movie trailer screening, all in the name of raising money for students.

The honorees are Rick and Joan Mancini, Pete McDonald, Gus Talleur and the 17 members of the secretarial staff from Somers schools. All of the honorees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for their service to the children ...

BOCES Student Chefs Put Hearts Into V-Day Luncheon

SOMERS, N.Y.-What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than at a luncheon at the student-run Educated Palate restaurant? Hospitality students on the campus of Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES, including students from Somers, put their hearts and passion into preparing and serving a three-course meal to local patrons.

Diners were treated to a composed green salad with molasses ...

Somers High Named a Rewards School

Somers High School has been named a High Performing Reward School by the New York State Education Department. The high school is one of only 135 schools in the state to achieve the designation.

“We are so proud of our students, faculty and staff at Somers High School,” said Superintendent Raymond Blanch. “They consistently aim high and work hard to exceed their ...

Weather Closures Force Somers to Shorten School Break

SOMERS, N.Y.-The 2018-19 academic year in Somers’ public schools will start later, end later and—as schedule-makers had hoped to provide this year—include three weeklong breaks and a four-day Memorial Day weekend.

Unfortunately, the current calendar has run afoul of winter’s weather, already erasing the extended Memorial Day celebration and threatening, so far, to ...

Preliminary Outline of $90M Somers School Budget Presented

SOMERS, N.Y.-With final numbers still developing in multiple areas, the contours of a proposed budget for Somers public schools emerged for public viewing last week.

Spending for the first time would top $90 million, supported by some $77 million in property taxes and about $13 million coming from state aid and other sources such as interest income, facilities rentals and sales tax ...

New Visions Grad From Somers Credits Program for His Success

SOMERS, N.Y.-Adam Howie is reaching for the stars. The recent Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate, who majored in aerospace and mechanical engineering, has worked on projects for NASA and is now studying for his master’s degree in mechanical engineering.

As a student at Somers High School, Howie attended the New Visions engineering program at the Career and Technical Education ...

Baccalaureate Program at Somers Middle School Green-Lighted

SOMERS, N.Y.-The Somers Board of Education has given its support to Somers Middle School to move forward with implementing the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. 

The Middle Years Program is an extension of the International Baccalaureate Program that started at the high school this year. 

Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch, middle school Principal Jeff Getman, and ...

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