Community Votes No on the Bond Vote

By Sean Fischer Volume 69, Issue II On December 13, the Long-Range Planning Committee proposed a bond vote to the community, to which they responded with a resounding no. In what turned out to be a contentious battle between those for and against the bond (and subsequent building renovations), the vote culminated with a total of 1600 votes: 688 in favor and 912 against. The … Continue reading Community Votes No on the Bond Vote

Senior Maddie Plank to Attend Princeton for Basketball

By Kyle Harris Volume 69, Issue II Every few years, an athlete of extraordinary talent passes through BHS. We have just this in this year’s graduating class with Maddie Plank. Not only has she excelled in the classroom, but she has also reached the highest heights athletically. Her hard work and determination led to her receiving 1st team All-State, Super 7 recognition and a spot … Continue reading Senior Maddie Plank to Attend Princeton for Basketball

Apple Crisp Teacher Development Day

By Will Zimmerman Volume 69, Issue II While Briarcliff teachers learned about the functionality of Apple products from Apple experts, high school students enjoyed a rare, middle-of-the-week, day off. Inside the high school, teachers worked to learn about the functionality of different Apple products, as well as new opportunities and programs that will enhance what they are doing inside the classroom. Outside the classroom, Apple … Continue reading Apple Crisp Teacher Development Day

An Interview with New BHS Student Assistant Counselor

By Chloe Goldstein Volume 69, Issue II Briarcliff Bulletin- So, you previously worked at Briarcliff High School, correct? Mrs. Ohmes– Yes, so we work for a private agency called Student Assistant Services and they provide student assistant counselors for schools in Westchester. I’ve been with Student Assistant Services as a counselor since 2002. And about four years ago, I gave up my permanent spot at … Continue reading An Interview with New BHS Student Assistant Counselor

BHS Adds Second Asst. Principal to Promote Student Wellness

By Sean Fischer Volume 69, Issue I In her fifteenth year working for the Briarcliff Manor School District, Mrs. Diane Blank, the current middle school assistant principal, is set to become the second Assistant Principal at the high school, working in conjunction with current Assistant Principal Mr. Murphy and Principal Mrs. French to aid in the District’s push for student well-being and the care of … Continue reading BHS Adds Second Asst. Principal to Promote Student Wellness

Active Shooter Scare at Global Citizens Festival

By Izzy Gualtiere & Isaac Hentel Volume 69, Issue I It was around 7:45 P.M. on September 29, 2018. Many were at the Global Citizens Festival and were having the time of their lives until attendees at the concert stepped and jumped on water bottles. This sounds silly, but the sounds of the water bottles exploding sounded like gunshots, and the police immediately declared an … Continue reading Active Shooter Scare at Global Citizens Festival

A Plastic Ocean: Briarcliff Gets Involved in Climate Change

By Jason Sendek & Jack Sendek Volume 69, Issue I A Plastic Ocean, directed by Craig Leeson, shows the startling amount of plastic waste that has accumulated in the ocean. Single-use plastic bags break down into micro-plastics that can take thousands of years to fully decompose. This has led to a buildup of plastic in areas of the ocean. Currently, the Pacific Garbage Patch contains … Continue reading A Plastic Ocean: Briarcliff Gets Involved in Climate Change