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

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

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

Teachers District-Wide Learn to Code

By Emma Konrad Volume 69, Issue I Briarcliff is becoming more and more tech savvy. Step one was becoming one to one with our technology where every student gets a laptop. Step two is teachers learning how to code. Teachers, district wide, will be learning through Apple programs, on-line self-instruction, district professional development opportunities, and collaborative sharing amongst colleagues. Another resource for teachers could be … Continue reading Teachers District-Wide Learn to Code