Lamont TaylorRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Lamont Taylor of New Rochelle recently held two jobs, one working for the City and the other for the School District. After a reader tip to Talk of the Sound, Taylor may soon have neither.
Taylor worked both for the School District’s Buildings and Grounds Department as a Cleaner at Ward Elementary School and for the City of New Rochelle in the Public Works Department’s Sewers and Drains Bureau.New RochelleBoard of EducationMunicipal
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Board of Education will not renew Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne.
The news was announced via an email sent to the Community" by New Rochelle Board of Education President Rachel Relkin:
We are writing to share an update that Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne has informed the Board of Education he wishes not to extend his contract that expires on June 30, 2019 due to personal reasons. It is his intention to remain as superintendent through the 2018-19 school year.New RochelleBoard of Education
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Board of Education began a formal removal process to terminate another buildings and grounds employee, believed to be the sixth this school year.
The Board voted Tuesday to end the probationary period of Louis Apicella as a Painter-Working Foreman, effective June 15, 2018 as a prelude to his termination and criminal referral for time theft.New RochelleBoard of EducationCourt System
“Sing Your Heart Out” Concert to be Performed at LibraryRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The “Sing Your Heart Out” Chorus, under the direction of Robert Puleo, will perform a joyous, uplifting program of music on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater. The chorus has been rehearsing for months to present a lively concert celebrating life and happiness. Selections include Broadway show tunes, popular songs, a few classics, and a touch of fun opera. The performance is dedicated to the memory of Rosemary Tunney, who was a founding member of the “Sing Your Heart Out” program.New RochelleArtsEvent
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth completed its work on May 30th when Dr. Jonathon Brice presented their final report to the New Rochelle Board of Education and the New Rochelle City Council.
When the Task Force membership was announced, Talk of the Sound made a Freedom of Information request for the list of applicants. We looked over the applicant list to see how many of those on the Task Force applied to be on the task force.
There are 276 names on the list.New RochelleBoard of EducationMunicipal
Ward Students Spread Kindness Through ServiceRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Fourth-grade students at Ward Elementary School took part in two service projects that aimed to help them develop character traits and spread kindness.
Three girls crafted bracelets, packaged them with kind messages, and then sold the bracelets to raise $100. The money was donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Fourth grade language classes at Ward also created posters and collected, organized and donated almost 1,000 pairs of shoes to Soles4Souls, an organization that sends shoes to countries like Haiti, Honduras and Kenya.New RochelleEducation
Derrick James greets well-wishers on Wednesday.Rate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School choral students know how to get to Carnegie Hall: perform with Director Derrick James.
For 18 years, students lending their voices to NRHS choral groups under James' direction have taken trips to perform in locales as far-flung as China, London, South Africa and the Vatican - as well as the famed Manhattan concert hall. It has also taken them to their own school's Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium, the largest venue in New Rochelle, to sing and to receive cheers and standing ovations from their friends, family members and community.New RochelleEducation
Students look for evidence Wednesday afternoon during their final exam at Nature Study Woods. (Photo: Zoe Campbell)Rate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School students investigated simulated crime scenes in the woods near their school at the culmination of a yearlong class in forensic science.
Six classes collected evidence from six homicides in Nature Study Woods on Wednesday. More than 140 students examined the scenes of mock crimes just like real world crime scene investigators do. They were tested on the skills they used to collect undisturbed evidence in a systematic way - not on their abilities to solve the crime.New RochelleEducation
City School District of New RochelleRate Article: 0 Your rating: None 0 No votes yet
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth in New Rochelle has completed its work and released a report detailing its 22 recommendations for creating a stronger sense of well-being among children and youth in the New Rochelle community. The recommendations cover four areas: the City School District of New Rochelle; New Rochelle High School; the City of New Rochelle; and Community Resources. Of the 22 recommendations included in its report, the Task Force suggests updates to School District policies and school code of conduct.New RochelleEducation