Schools Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

October 20, 2018 - 13:46

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Across the City School District of New Rochelle, classes have been observing Hispanic Heritage Month with dance performances, lessons on the influences of Latin American luminaries and art projects inspired by the upcoming Dia de los Muertos.

The Columbus Elementary School PTA has been busy preparing for that school's annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration tonight, in which families of the students and alumni enjoy dancing and food from throughout Latin America.

Barnard Early Childhood Center students learn about Latin dance.

Show Your Pride For Homecoming Weekend

October 20, 2018 - 13:20

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Come out and show your Purple Pride for the homecoming game tomorrow.

Senior Day begins at 2 p.m. on McKenna Field - before the big game - when senior football players and cheerleaders are introduced to the fans with their parents.

The game starts at 2:30 p.m. with the Varsity Football team hosting Timber Creek from New Jersey.


City School District of New Rochelle

Special Olympics Team Achieves in First Event

October 20, 2018 - 12:47

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- As the athletes from New Rochelle's Special Olympics team played together against rival schools in the Regional Fall Sports Festival last Saturday, coach Rhonda Boychews saw something amazing happen.

"I watched as their confidence grew with each game," Boychew said of the eight team members who faced four other teams in Beacon, N.Y. "They experienced real competition with real failure and real success. In the end, they came away with three hard-earned goals and a second-place finish in their division."

Special Olympics Team Achieves in First Event

Alice Walker Enthralls New Rochelle Audience

October 20, 2018 - 12:25

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On Wednesday night, the main event in town was at New Rochelle High School where hundreds of audience members in the Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium reveled in a visit by author and activist Alice Walker.

The literary giant best known for her 1982 Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Color Purple offered her wisdom and observations on facing racism, the Spielberg-directed movie adaptation of her famous book, environmentalism and more. She also gave advice on writing.

Alice Walker came to New Rochelle High School to speak Wednesday.

Meet Dr. Parvey at Town Hall Event Scheduled for October 22

October 20, 2018 - 12:14

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Community members will have a chance to ask questions of Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey at the Board of Education's next Town Hall meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22.

The session will be open to the public and will be held in the Linda E. Kelly Theater at New Rochelle High School, near the entrance off North and Braemar avenues. This will be the second in a new series of meetings that the Board has initiated with the community to hear and respond to questions from parents, students and others.

Dr. Magda Parvey

Holiday Book Sale at Library

October 20, 2018 - 11:54

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A Holiday Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library will be held on Friday, November 2nd, and Saturday, November 3rd, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Library’s lobby.  The sale includes a variety of gently used gift-quality books from popular novels and mysteries in hardcover and paperback, non-fiction in hard-cover and paperback, to children’s books, brand new jigsaw puzzles, DVDs, CDs, and classic literature in attractive editions. 

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