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Black Culture Club Holds Holiday Toy Drive

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:57

Black Culture Club Holds Holiday Toy Drive

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- This past holiday season, more than 100 boys and girls whose parents are serving prison time received Christmas gifts from New Rochelle High School, thanks to the efforts of the Black Culture Club.

The project was the brainchild of Rachel Motley, a junior and a member of the club, who has a deep interest in criminal justice reform. Motley wanted to work on a holiday project that combined Christmas cheer and the prison population. So, when she learned about the Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree program, she knew it was the right choice.

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Art of Change Award Named After Goldberg

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:37

Art of Change Award Named After Goldberg

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Steven Goldberg readily admits he's not one to get surprised. The Secondary Social Studies Department Chairman has been at New Rochelle High School for 30 years, after all. On Wednesday, while attending an assembly at the request of Principal Reggie Richardson, Goldberg got the surprise of a lifetime.

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Wallace Makes it to Wrestling Final

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:04

Wallace makes it to wrestling final

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Fresh off his victory in the Murphy-Guccione Shoreline Classic, NRHS's Jordan Wallace easily reached the finals of the prestigious Eastern States Classic last weekend.

The championship was held Friday and Saturday at SUNY Sullivan.

Jordan went 5-1 over the two days in matches against highly ranked opponents.

Wallace quickly advanced to the Round of 32 where he defeated David Flynn of Monsignor Farrell High School, currently ranked second in the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA). 

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ALMS students, Sophia Pak and Emily Chin, are Doing Their Part to Help the Less Fortunate in New Rochelle

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 09:47

ALMS students, Sophia Pak and Emily Chin, are Doing Their Part to Help the Less Fortunate in New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- ALMS students, Sophia Pak and Emily Chin, are doing their part to help the less fortunate in New Rochelle. The pair started a community service project called ALMS Neighborhood Food Pantry. Their classmates from 7th grade Rockwell house have been donating canned or nonperishable foods to be donated to Hope Community Pantry in New Rochelle. There is still time to donate! Students and staff are encouraged to ask Sophia or Emily for a specially designed bag and bring back a donation.

 

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Students at NRHS Created the Award in his Honor of Steven A. Goldberg for a Lifetime of Achievement

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 09:44

Students at NRHS Created the Award in his Honor of Steven A. Goldberg for a Lifetime of Achievement

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- 30 year veteran teacher, Steven Goldberg, is pictured here with Judine Somerville, the first winner of The Steven A. Goldberg Art of Change Award. Students at NRHS, led by teacher Anthony Stirpe, created the award in his honor for a lifetime of achievement. It will be awarded annually to someone who changes the world through their art or who has an impact through their craft. Somerville was part of the original cast in the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray.

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New Rochelle Board of Education Appoints new Principal of Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 09:00

New Rochelle Board of Education Appoints new Principal of Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle has appointed Dr. Nicolas Cracco as the new principal of the Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center. The Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Cracco at its meeting last night.

Dr. Cracco was the assistant principal of the Early Childhood Discovery and Design Magnet School, P.S. 185, in New York. He previously taught mathematics at Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy in the Bronx.

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Iona Facilities Crew Recognized by Sprague Energy for Response to Dec.16 Incident

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 06:55

Iona Facilities Crew Recognized by Sprague Energy for Response to Dec.16 Incident

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The quick-thinking and action of the Iona College Facilities Management staff helped turn a potential significant incident into a manageable one when fuel oil was released on to the driveway behind the College’s Rice Hall on December 16, 2016. Director Richard Murray and his team were recognized Monday, January 9, by Sprague Energy’s Director of Bronx Operations Tom Carey and Delivery Integrity Program Manager Alex Montoya at a breakfast in Spellman Hall.

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Former NBA Star Stephon Marbury, Now Playing in China, Visits Salesian High School in New Rochelle

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 20:14

Stephon Marbury with Salesian Coach Steve Swarka

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Salesian High School basketball players were surprised to find former New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets star Stephon Marbury shooting jumpers with Coach Stephen Serwaka earlier today. Marbury met with 

The New York City high school legend, known as "Starbury", was born and raised in Brooklyn. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School where he was named New York State Mr. Basketball.

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New York Culinary Institute at Monroe College Ranked in Top 20 Best Culinary Schools

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 16:57

New York Culinary Institute at Monroe College

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BEXLEY, OH — The New York Culinary Institute at Monroe College has been ranked among the Top 20 Culinary Schools by College Rank, a website dedicated to evaluating and ranking college programs and experiences.

Monroe College ranked #19.

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Iona College Sorted #12 in Gryffindor by “Hogwarts Houses” College Ranking

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 16:37
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CHARLOTTE, NC — If you have always wondered, wonder no more, Iona College has been sorted into Gryffindor, one of the four different Hogwarts houses from the Harry Potter book series by author J.K. Rowling. 

OnlineCollegePlan.com has sorted 60 of the nation's schools into Slytherin, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff.

Iona College ranked 12th within Gryffindor.

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Holy Name School Declines New Rochelle Board of Education Request to Use Building as a Polling Place

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 17:59
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Holy Name School will no longer serve as a polling place for school board elections in New Rochelle. The decision to decline the request of the New Rochelle Board of Education to hold the May 16, 2017 school elections at Halligan Hall came about after Holy Name changed from a parish school to a regional school of the New York Archdiocese.

In a letter dated December 13, 2016, Father Michael Challinor told School District Clerk Liz Saraiva that the Archdiocese’s safety environment policies bar allowing access to the school building during school days.

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Active Shooter Drill Scheduled for Friday at New Rochelle High School

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 16:19

NRPD Active Shooter Training at Ward Elementary School (7:30 PM on September 5, 2013)

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School faculty and staff will participate in an active shooter drill this Friday, Jan. 27 at 1:30 p.m. within the school building.

This is the first-ever active shooter drill that will involve school district employees. Up until today, the New Rochelle Police Department would run active shooter drills at night when the buildings were almost entirely empty except for the night cleaning staff who did not participate in those drills.

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Iona College Announces Plans for Restaurant, Market on North Avenue

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 16:24
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --Demonstrating its continued support to the New Rochelle community and the ongoing revitalization of the North Avenue corridor, Iona College today announced plans for a community restaurant and market on North Avenue.

Called SAGE Café, the proposed restaurant and market will serve the needs for both Iona students and the broader community, and will be located in taxable commercial space on the ground floor of the newly built seven-story mixed-use facility located at 690 North Avenue -- the former site of the Mirage Diner. 

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Students Honor Steven Goldberg by Creating Art of Change Award in his Name

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 13:09

Students Honor Steven Goldberg by Creating Art of Change Award in his Name

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Steven Goldberg readily admits he’s not one to get surprised. The Secondary Social Studies Department Chairman has been at New Rochelle High School for 30 years, after all. On Wednesday, while attending an assembly at the request of Principal Reggie Richardson, Goldberg got the surprise of a lifetime. 

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The College of New Rochelle Announces Two Alumnae Elected to Board of Trustees

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 12:50

The College of New Rochelle Announces Two Alumnae Elected to Board of Trustees

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle today announced the election of two alumnae to the Board – Christine LaSala and Marlene Melone Tutera. Gwen Adolph, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said the two new board members bring valuable knowledge and insight.

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Jefferson School Educators Demand Superintendent Dismiss New Rochelle Principal

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 22:13

Jefferson School Principal Kimmerly Nieves

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Several weeks ago, I received an anonymous letter from a group identifying itself as “Educators at Jefferson Elementary School”. With no way to contact the group, I reached out to Principal Kimmerly Nieves along with senior school officials. None responded. The letter contains numerous serious allegations. In the absence of a response from Nieves, Osborne and others we feel compelled to share the letter and call for a full investigation into the allegations.

Among the most serious charges:

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On Day After Election of Donald Trump, New Rochelle Elementary School Principal Warned Staff: “our students are waking up to terrifying news”

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 21:08

Columbus School Principal Michael Galland

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Columbus Elementary School Principal Michael Galland sent the following email on the early morning of November 8th. The email is presented “as written” so the typos, grammatical errors, syntax issues and punctuation errors are Mr. Galland’s own.

“columbus staff:

Our children wake up this morning to learn that Donald Trump has been elected president.

No matter your political preference, it is indisputable that the campaign he led for the last year has been historic for a number of reasons.

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New Rochelle School Officials Warn of Anti-Trump Protest at Middle School

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:38
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Students at the Albert Leonard Middle School are planning an Anti-Trump "walkout" this morning.

In an e-mail to staff, obtained by Talk of the Sound, Assistant Principal Daniel Goldberg asked that district employees notify the Principal's Office if they observe groups of students gathering late this morning.

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New Rochelle Schools Chief Bans Discussion, Viewing of @TrumpInaugural

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 20:04
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Donald J. Trump was sworn in today as the 45th President of the United States, an event likely unfamiliar to most public school students in the City School District of New Rochelle. This after Schools Superintendant Brian Osborne banned any viewing or discussion of the nation's 58th Inaguration.

"Word came down from Osborne that nothing is to be shown or talked about involving President Trump," said one source.

"One teacher is in tears," the source added.

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"Steve Harvey Show" airing this Thursday, January 12

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:02

"Steve Harvey Show" airing this Thursday, January 12

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Don't miss the "Steve Harvey Show" airing this Thursday, January 12. New Rochelle High School junior Francisco Maldonado will be featured along with his mentor, Daniel Bonnet, director of the Center for College & Careers for The Guidance Center of Westchester They will discuss the impact of President Barack Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.

 

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