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Colette Connolly

Community Advisor

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.

Colette Connolly's Contributions

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Former College Football Player Urges Elmsford Students To Win In Life

    Former College Football Player Urges Elmsford Students To Win In Life

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Ten years ago, a tackle turned into a near-death situation, and students at Elmsford's Alexander Hamilton Jr./Sr. High School crowded into an auditorium Tuesday to hear Inquoris "Inky" Johnson's story. That tackle was intended to stop a wide receiver streaking downfield in a Tennessee Volunteers versus Air Force  football game, but it became a grave ...

  8. Southern Westchester BOCES Take On Restoration Of 9/11 Mural

    Southern Westchester BOCES Take On Restoration Of 9/11 Mural

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- A 9/11 mural created by Westchester County artists will be restored and maintained thanks to an initiative with Southern Westchester BOCES/Center for Career Services. The large mural with over 1,500 individually handpainted tiles was constructed at Richard Presser Park on Central Avenue (Webb Field), but hasn't held up, likely due to changing weather conditions. The ...

  9. BOCES Launches Real World Learning Projects For High School Students

    BOCES Launches Real World Learning Projects For High School Students

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Getting the new crop of high school graduates ready for the real world is behind the SWBOCES Center for Career Services in Valhalla.Establishing everyday connections for students interested in one field or another is the idea behind the new service learning initiative. Once only open to special education students, this opportunity is now available to the general ...

  10. Teachers Learn About Active Learning At BOCES Workshop

    Teachers Learn About Active Learning At BOCES Workshop

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Educators from all over the Hudson Valley got a feel for how active learning should take place at the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center’s Active Learning Center in Harrison on Aug. 22 and 23. The interactive seminar helped educators learn to teach in an active learning space and to prepare for their own transition to an educational setting that is intended to be ...

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