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02/24 African Dance and Drum Performance at Library 2 PM

February 11, 2018 - 12:19

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- An African Dance and Drum performance will be presented by the Bokandeye African Dance Troupe on Saturday, February 24th at 2:00 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. A “BID Family Day” event, the performance is free and open to all ages. 

Anthony Wooden, founder and director of Bokandeye African Dance Troupe, will lead his acclaimed 

troupe of dancers and drummers in a program depicting the rich cultural meanings of the 

African Dance and Drum Performance at Library

ALMS Club To Encourage Healthy Relationships

February 11, 2018 - 12:05

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Next month, Albert Leonard Middle School will become the home of a Rising STAR club, set up at the school with Hope's Door to encourage healthy dating relationships.

Organized by faculty advisor Cory Binenbaum, a health teacher, the group's first meeting will be Feb. 13.

Hope's Door came to the school recently to give the eighth graders guidance and advice on what makes a relationship healthy or unhealthy. Student Quincy Simmons said it was helpful learning the lesson, "so you know how to handle yourself in a relationship."

ALMS Club To Encourage Healthy Relationships

Trinity Students Enjoy Hands-On Lesson With Animals

February 11, 2018 - 11:51

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Alice the box turtle, Chili the chinchilla, and a few of their friends visited first-graders at Trinity Elementary School recently when The Nature Company stopped by to teach them about creatures from around the world.

Anthony Cogswell, founder of The Nature Company, brought the mini-menagerie to the school, along with facts about each critter, for in-depth science lessons the students could get their hands on.

Trinity Students Enjoy Hands-On Lesson With Animals

Update Your Contact Information to Receive Important Announcements

February 11, 2018 - 11:38

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle has made it easier for school families to provide or update their contact information. Updating this information is a vital step in the District's process of communicating information quickly and clearly to parents and guardians about events such as school delays, closings or emergency situations.

City School District of New Rochelle The District delivers this information through emails, phone messages and texts, so it is important to have the most accurate and up-to-date contact information for every family.

City School District of New Rochelle

District Moves Forward with Safety Measures

February 11, 2018 - 11:27

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle continues to add safety and security measures, now aided by input from a community information meeting that filled the Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium in New Rochelle High School.

"I want to assure everyone that the valuable input we gathered will help guide the District as we continue to adopt measures that hold the safety of our students as our top priority," Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne said after the Tuesday meeting.

District Moves Forward with Safety Measures

MBKNewRo Donates Books

February 11, 2018 - 11:16

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Schools across the City School District of New Rochelle recently welcomed a precious gift - free books, donated by My Brother's Keeper. The books were part of a collection drive bounty that Volunteer New York! ran for MBKNewRo during its for 9/11 Day of Service back in 2016.

MBKNewRo, a partnership of the City of New Rochelle and the school district collected enough books to spread reading materials throughout the city, helping to ensure that children and young adults have something to read.

City School District of New Rochelle

High School Teacher Follows Her Passion

February 11, 2018 - 11:00

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Debbie Minchin follows her passion day in and day out in her role as New Rochelle High School's AP U.S. government teacher, and she encourages her students to do the same.

"I think my students are interesting people," said Minchin, who is marking her 25th year of teaching at the high school. "I'm interested in what they think and why they think as they do. My real passion is helping them find and nurture their current passions and maybe find passions they didn't know they had."

High School Teacher Follows Her Passion

Middle Schools Announce Geography Bee Winners

February 11, 2018 - 09:34

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Approximately 70 students from Isaac E. Young Middle School and Albert Leonard Middle School answered tough quizzes about mountain passes, rivers and state boundaries when they participated in the first round of the 30th annual National Geographic Bee competition, held Jan. 29 and 30. 

Brian Hernandez, an Isaac E. Young Middle School eighth-grader, and Nikhil Mukraj, an Albert Leonard Middle School seventh-grader, won their respective schools' competition and have a chance for a $50,000 college scholarship, should they win the national competition.

Middle Schools Announce Geography Bee Winners

Henry Barnard Prepares for Black History Month

February 11, 2018 - 09:25

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In an effort to expand the Social Studies curriculum to include black history beyond February, Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center students started exploring the topics of slavery and freedom in January, reading about the Underground Railroad and its heroes, and working on two art projects commemorating Harriet Tubman and the enslaved people she helped to seek freedom.

Kindergarteners are creating their own quilt codes, inspired by those used by enslaved people on their flight to freedom, while first-graders are creating a mosaic of Harriet Tubman.

Henry Barnard Prepares for Black History Month

District to Launch Safety Reporting Mobile App

February 11, 2018 - 09:20

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle is partnering with Westchester County-based Anonymous Alerts®, an award-winning anti-bullying and safety reporting mobile app and system for students, community members and staff. Anonymous Alerts® is a patented anonymous two-way communications® system that empowers students to anonymously report bullying and harassment, weapons, drug/alcohol usage and other safety concerns directly to school officials.

District to Launch Safety Reporting Mobile App

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