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Statement by New Rochelle Board of Education Candidate Moraydda Rosado

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 01:09
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I would like to thank all the people that voted for me and gave me their support. Every word and form of communication used on my behalf are appreciated, and not taken for granted. As a first time candidate in any type of election, I experienced a small sample of the inner workings of politics as a school board candidate. It is clear that merely being well qualified and eager to make a difference in the community and in the public school system is not sufficient.

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Chess Championship Draws Students from Several Schools

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 07:32

Chess Championship Draws Students from Several Schools

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- William B. Ward Elementary School hosted a National Scholastic Chess Foundation Grand Prix tournament on Saturday, April 22, that attracted more than 100 students from across the district, and from schools in Westchester County and Connecticut.

Students from Ward, Columbus, Davis, Webster and Albert Leonard Middle School took part in the competition that is run by the National Scholastic Chess Foundation based in White Plains.

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PAVE Orchestra Performs at Iona College

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 07:21

PAVE Orchestra Performs at Iona College

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School's PAVE Orchestra performed with the Sound Shore Chorale last Sunday at Iona College's Arrigoni Center. They performed the popular Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741).

 

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ALMS Model UN Club travels to Vancouver for conference

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 07:14

ALMS Model UN Club travels to Vancouver for conference

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Eighteen members of the Albert Leonard Model UN Club participated in a two-day conference in Canada, winning four awards that boosted their confidence because they competed against high school students.

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District Accepts Donation of Artwork Memorializing Racial Integration

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 06:57

District Accepts Donation of Artwork Memorializing Racial Integration

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- High school teacher Darren Gurney donated a collotype of Norman Rockwell's iconic painting "The Problem We All Live With" to the district at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting on behalf of his father, Clark Gurney, a longtime city resident.

The painting will be permanently displayed at New Rochelle High School.

Clark Gurney has lived in the same home in New Rochelle for the past 50 years. Both of his sons went to NRHS, and he's been a huge supporter of the school's baseball team over the years.

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Davis Holds First Daddy-Daughter Dance

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 06:52

Davis Holds First Daddy-Daughter Dance

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Davis Elementary held its first Daddy-Daughter Dance last month, attracting dozens of families and bringing fun and excitement to the school community.

Approximately 180 girls participated in the dance that was held in the school gym last Friday. Balloons and streamers adorned the venue, a DJ played music, and pizzas, heroes and snacks were served.

A photo booth was set up for daddy-daughter pictures.

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05/10 Barnard Spruces up Amy's Greenhouse for Mother's Day Plant Sale and Fair 10 AM

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 05:05

Barnard Spruces up Amy's Greenhouse for Mother's Day Plant Sale and Fair

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Barnard school community's recent Earth Day celebration featured its first Spring Clean Up at Amy's Greenhouse, based on school grounds. 

Families, students, former students, teachers, custodial staff and administrators worked together to get the area around Amy's Greenhouse ready for the annual Mother's Day Plant Sale and Fair, which will be held on May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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PTA Representatives Voice Support for Proposed Budget

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 04:59

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A public hearing on the 2017-2018 proposed school budget was held Tuesday evening in the New Rochelle High School library. The meeting provided an opportunity for city residents to address the Board of Education one last time before the budget vote on May 16. The district had also provided opportunities for public input at three school budget review sessions in March.

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MBK starts 'Take A Student Ambassador To Work Day'

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 04:53

MBK starts 'Take A Student Ambassador To Work Day'

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- My Brother's Keeper New Rochelle launched the "Take a Student Ambassador to Work Day" last week to provide students with opportunities to visit and explore a variety of work environments.

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Board of Education Receives Update on Capital Projects

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 04:48

Board of Education Receives Update on Capital Projects

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- District officials overseeing the $106.5 capital construction projects updated the Board of Education and the school community last week on the status during a recent school board meeting.

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Iona Announces Plans for Campus, North Avenue Revitalization

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 03:33

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Iona College has restated project plans with a clear focus on improving existing buildings on its main campus and along the North Avenue corridor.

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Student Arrested for Bringing a handgun-style "BB gun" to New Rochelle Middle School

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 16:49

A handgun-style BB gun or Pellet gun was seized by police

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --  A student at Albert Leonard Middle School was arrested by New Rochelle police after a handgun-style "bb gun" was found in his backpack at the school.

The arrest took place on March 11, 2017. 

"A  juvenile was charged with criminal possession of a weapon less than 16 years of age and possession of a forged instrument 3rd degree," said New Rochelle Police Captain Cosma Costa. "The case is being adjudicated through the Department of Probation."

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Convicted Sex Fiend Freddie Dean Smith Surfaces Again - This Time Outside Philadelphia

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 17:32
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PHILADELPHIA, PA -- A viewer tip to a Phialdephia television station resulted in the abrupt termination of Freddie Dean Smith by a Pennsylvania school district after just one day on the job.

Investigative Reporter Wendy Saltzman of WPVI-TV Action News, the local ABC affiliate, was alerted to Smith’s hiring on Monday after a viewer did an online search for “Freddie Dean Smith” and found numerous articles on Smith’s depraved, criminal past on Talk of the Sound.

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New Rochelle Fire Department Finds Five Fire Safety Violations at Davis School

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 20:47
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Fire Department issued five Fire Safety Violation notices in March and five Appearance Tickets in April to the City School District of New Rochelle after multiple violations were found at the George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School.

The fire department conducted an inspection on March 6th.

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Middle School Drop-In Program

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:36

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