September 2018

New ALMS Mural Spreads Message of Kindness

September 28, 2018 - 17:37

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Albert Leonard Middle School students returning to class this month found a bright new mural encouraging them to be kind.

Larry Minetti, an ALMS parent and an art teacher in the Bronx, spent many of his summer evenings at the school, creating a stairwell mural, 18 feet tall and 10 feet wide, that students couldn't miss. Its anti-bullying message, in vibrant letters: "One kind word can change someone's entire day."

Larry Minetti and his mural at ALMS

Celebrating 'Life and Light' at Amy's Greenhouse

September 28, 2018 - 17:33

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- They come each year to honor Amy Doherty, who was lost in the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, and to celebrate the place of "light and life" that has grown from her memory.

They gather at the Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center, home to Amy's Greenhouse, which was built with donations in Doherty's name. It has become a center of learning and personal growth for students.

A tribute to Amy Doherty in the greenhouse

Outreach Committee Seeking Members

September 28, 2018 - 17:19

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Advocacy and Outreach Committee, which advocates for the District through engagement with community organizations, elected officials, students, families, staff and the public at large, is seeking five members from the community. Meetings are expected to be held on the second Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at Central Administration. 

City School District of New Rochelle

Board's Back to School Kickoff Town Hall Meeting Set for Thursday

September 28, 2018 - 16:56

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Board of Education is inviting the community to its Back to School Kickoff Town Hall meeting next week.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, in the Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium at New Rochelle High School, 265 Clove Road, New Rochelle.

City School District of New Rochelle

Four NRHS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

September 28, 2018 - 16:41

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Four New Rochelle High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which honors top academic achievement.

Eliza Crocker, Josh Glickman, and two brothers - Adam Jones and Eddie Jones - were among approximately 16,000 students across the country named in the 64th annual competition. The semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of the high school seniors across the country.

New Rochelle High School seniors (from left) Adam Jones, Josh Glickman, Eliza Crocker and Eddie Jones were named National Merit Semifinalists.

F.U.S.E. to Hand Out 12,000 Free Books to Students

September 28, 2018 - 15:57

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle teachers' union will hand out up to 12,000 books - that's $125,000 worth of volumes - in the Trinity Elementary School tomorrow.

The books are free to District students. They'll be handed out in the school at 180 Pelham Road on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until the books run out.

Billy Coleman, Executive Vice President of F.U.S.E.

The New Rochelle Youth Bureau Equips Middle and High School Students for the New School Year

September 28, 2018 - 09:52

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Youth Bureau, in partnership with the Dumont Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care and Alpha Medical Equipment, hosted their first annual backpack & school supply two-day event giveaway for middle and high school students at City Hall.

Youth Bureau staff and reps from both organizations helped distribute 250 backpacks - filled with essential school supplies - to students.

The New Rochelle Youth Bureau Equips Middle and High School Students for the New School Year