Month: December 2017

Seventh-grader Nick Boron completes a lab experiment to determine the specific pH levels of different solutions. Photo courtesy Rye Neck school district

Rye Neck students receive colorful lessons in chemistry

Seventh-graders – who have been studying about acids and bases and the pH levels of different common solutions in Lauren Zeoli’s science classes – recently completed a lab experiment to further test their knowledge. Equipped with pH paper, which is used as an indicator to test the acidity of water-based liquids, […]

The immortal James Baldwin

The immortal James Baldwin

Dec. 1, 2017 was the 13th anniversary of the death of the immortal James Baldwin. He was a writer, essayist, human rights activist and impeccable debater and speaker. He debated his friend Malcolm X, as well as his foe James Buckley at Cambridge in England in 1965. He was a […]

Westchester County awards more than $6 million in grants for 2018, 2019, and 2020 for programs under Westchester’s Invest-In-Kids. Photo courtesy

Westchester announces $6M for youth programs

County Executive Rob Astorino today announced that grants totaling more than $6 million – $2,123,000 annually for 2018, 2019 and 2020 – will be awarded to 34 agencies for 56 at-risk youth programs under Westchester’s Invest-In-Kids program. “Invest-In-Kids is a vital partnership between Westchester County and our non-profits that responds […]

Competitors from the first annual baking competition pose with Mrs. New York City.

Nora’s Ovenworks hosts annual children’s baking competition

Nora’s Ovenworks held its second annual kids baking competition, giving children from around Westchester County a chance to show off their skills in a contest amongst their peers. The competition took place on Dec. 9 at Nora’s Ovenworks, a bakery that specializes in customized cakes, located at 64 Halstead Ave. […]

The hands-on activity help students learn the connection between coding and algorithms.

Code Creators builds on students’ programming knowledge

Students at F.E. Bellows Elementary School – who have been learning basic computer programming – recently participated in a hands-on activity that helped them understand the connection between coding and an algorithm, which is the sequence of commands that instruct a computer. Through the Code Creators workshop, which is part of […]