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New Rochelle High School Administrator David Diamond Back Following One Month Suspension Over Allegations of Inappropriate Contact with a Student

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 21:43

David Diamond

Rate Article:  0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- David Diamond, Assistant Director of Special Education at New Rochelle High School, returned to work last week after an unexplained month-long absence which began in March.   Talk of the Sound has confirmed through multiple sources that his absence followed a meeting at City Hall in which school officials sought Diamond’s resignation after the latest in a series of complaints by high school employees of inappropriate behavior by Diamond involving male students.   New Rochelle Education Board of Education

New Rochelle Board and Budget Vote Set for Tuesday, May 16th

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 19:05

Rosh Hashanah Observed Oct. 3 and 4

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- With the departure of David Lacher and Chrisanne Petrone, there are two openings on the Board of Education come this July 1.

The current board has approved a budget for the 2017-18 school year of $259,622,488, with a $5,936,852 spending increase, or 2.34 percent, over the previous year’s budget.

There will be two candidate forums:

League of Women Voters Forum on Monday, May 8 6:30 p.m. at New Rochelle Library

PTSA Forum on Tuesday May 9th at 7 p.m. at the NRHS Library.

School Board Candidates:

Amy Moselhi 

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New Rochelle High School Cheerleading “Coach of the Year” Out as Athletic Department Financial Fraud Investigation Expands

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 02:38

Marisol Martel, Steve Young, Chrissy Stanionis (l. to r.)

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Chrissy Stanionis, last year’s Journal News Coach of the Year, is out after two decades as one of the most successful high school cheerleading coaches in New York State. The move comes a month after investigators from the Westchester County District Attorney's Office began a series of visits to offices of the City School District of New Rochelle in City Hall and began examining Athletic Department financial records.

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Students Travel to England to Study Shakespeare

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:57

Students Travel to England to Study Shakespeare

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Students enrolled in Iona College's Shakespeare in Performance class spent their spring break in England. During the trip, they experienced the theatres and the history of London, attending two plays by William Shakespeare -- Othello and Much Ado about Nothing -- and visited the birthplace and hometown of Shakespeare in Stratford Upon Avon. The group of 13 students also took a walking tour featuring Shakespeare locations around London. Additionally, the class cruised the River Thames and visited Oxford, Warwick Castle and the Cotswolds.

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Jefferson Elementary hosts 15th NYS Great Read Aloud

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:44

State Senator George Latimer reads to children

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Jefferson Elementary School celebrated its 15th annual New York State Great Read Aloud Friday by inviting prominent community members, business leaders, elected officials and sports and entertainment figures to read stories to the school's 600 students.

Guest readers included New Rochelle Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne, state Senator George Latimer, District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, New Rochelle Public Library Director Tom Geoffino and New Rochelle Police Detective Terrence Fudge, among others.

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Iona Preparatory’s Mission Peru Trip Provides Unique Service Opportunity for Students

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:59

Front Row (L-R):Joseph Kramer,James Mahaney,Luke Tobia,Peter Harkins,Iain Pile,Mr. Sean D’Alfonso,(L-R back row):Thomas Leto,Mr. Mario Aceto,Zach Quarnstrom,Jack Kristensen,Noah Darden,Rory Naughton,Chris Bond,David McLaughlin,Ottavio Castaldi

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Westchester’s only all-boys K-12 Catholic institution to make the “Best Catholic High Schools in New York State” and “Best Private High Schools in New York State” on Niche.com, Iona Preparatory recently sent a group of students and chaperones on a life-changing service immersion trip to Peru. They visited the country’s most impoverished areas to gain first-hand knowledge of a completely differently way of life and survival, as well as a better understanding of how to better advocate for change and tackle global issues such as poverty and injustice at their sources.

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Anthony Stirpe to Receive Apple Distinguished Educator Award

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:39

Anthony Stirpe

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Anthony Stirpe, who leads the innovative writing and filmmaking program at New Rochelle High School, will receive the Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) award.

The distinction is given to a select handful of educators from across the world for setting trends and transforming the lives of students through technology. The award also recognizes the educators for bringing positive change to the school and the wider community.

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Middle School Drop-In Program

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 08:35

Middle School Drop-In Program

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --The Middle School Drop-In Program offers a variety of activities for youth in grades 5th, 6th, and 7th (completed as of June, 2017).  It runs from June 26th - August 4th (no program on July 4th) from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  Activities include but are not limited to, arts and crafts, sports (basketball, volleyball and soccer), board games and much more.  Peanut-free lunch included.  The supply free of $60.00 is due at the time of registration. The program takes place at both middle schools (Isaac E Young Middle School and Albert Leonard Middle School).

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New Rochelle High School Administrator May Return Next Week After Unexplained Month-Long Absence

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 17:05
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- David Diamond, Assistant Director of Special Education at New Rochelle High School, will return to work next week after an unexplained month-long absence. This according to an email sent yesterday to special education staff at the high school.

Joseph Starvaggi, NRHS Assistant Principal, responded to weeks of speculation as to the sudden disappearance of Diamond, saying: 

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Amy Moselhi Runs for Board of Education in the City School District of New Rochelle.

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:02

Amy Moselhi Runs for Board of Education in the City School District of New Rochelle.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Amy Moselhi resident of New Rochelle’s Glenwood Lake area running for the Board of Education in the upcoming May 16th, 2017 election.

About Amy Moselhi

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Iona Prep Names Next Upper School Principal

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 09:14

Iona Prep Names Next Upper School Principal

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Westchester’s only all-boys Catholic school to make the “Best Catholic High Schools in New York State” and “Best Private High Schools in New York State” on Niche.com, Iona Preparatory has named Kieran Daly as its next Upper School principal. Mr. Daly, whose career has spanned more than 30 years at Iona Prep, currently serves as Dean of Students. He will become principal effective July 1, 2017. Mr. Daly has also served at the Upper School as a teacher, Dean of Freshman, Science Chair, Assistant Dean of Discipline and Director of Facilities.

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