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District Students Join in Italian Heritage Celebration

October 20, 2018 - 15:24

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Students from the City School District of New Rochelle helped the Westchester Coalition of Italian American Organizations celebrate Italian Heritage and Culture Month this week.

Six District students were among those honored by the organization for excelling in studying the Italian language. They received certificates in the Presentation and Proclamation of Italian Heritage and Culture Month in Eastchester High School on Tuesday evening.

Thirteen students from Jefferson Elementary School took the stage to sing songs in Italian as part of the ceremony.

District students with their certificates from the Italian Heritage and Culture Month ceremony.

NRHS Students Take Part in Local Arts Festival

October 20, 2018 - 15:20

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- This weekend, when New Rochelle pulls out all the stops to showcase the arts, New Rochelle High School students will join in the celebration. Student collages and paintings will be on display in the school and student performances will take place at the Starbucks in Wykagyl.

The annual weekend-long New Rochelle & Pelham ArtsFest begins today and invites all to enjoy creative works and live performances in venues throughout the city and neighboring town. NRHS students' events in the festival will take place tomorrow. They are:

New Rochelle students will have their artwork displayed as part of New Rochelle & Pelham ArtsFest.

PBS and NASA Program in Spotlight at Columbus

October 20, 2018 - 15:14

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Anny Vanegas, a third grade teacher at Columbus Elementary, co-presented a webinar Monday on using digital media in the classroom. It was part of an initiative called Bringing the Universe into America's Classrooms, a collaborative project between PBS affiliate WGBH and NASA. The program launched in 2015 when NASA awarded WGBH nearly $10 million to develop digital media tools and resources that could be used in STEM education. Vanegas began working with the program as a teacher advisor in 2016. She is one of about 50 educators in that role across the country.

Columbus third-grade teacher Anny Vanegas

Buddy Bench Fosters Friendship at Jefferson

October 20, 2018 - 14:11

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In the Jefferson Elementary School play yard, there is a new spot just for making friends. It's a Buddy Bench - a brightly colored seat where students go when they want to meet someone new.

Jefferson's bench is named in memory of Elena Braia, a third-grade teacher who the school lost to cancer two years ago.

"If somebody doesn't have a friend, they could sit right here and somebody could ask them to play," explained third-grader Ivette Moreno.

Jefferson Elementary School unveiled a new Buddy Bench in memory of teacher Elena Braia, who passed away two years ago. Buddy Benches help school children make new friends.

Buddy Bench Fosters Friendship at Jefferson

October 20, 2018 - 14:11

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In the Jefferson Elementary School play yard, there is a new spot just for making friends. It's a Buddy Bench - a brightly colored seat where students go when they want to meet someone new.

Jefferson's bench is named in memory of Elena Braia, a third-grade teacher who the school lost to cancer two years ago.

"If somebody doesn't have a friend, they could sit right here and somebody could ask them to play," explained third-grader Ivette Moreno.

Jefferson Elementary School unveiled a new Buddy Bench in memory of teacher Elena Braia, who passed away two years ago. Buddy Benches help school children make new friends.

ALMS Student Sharpens Advocacy Skills Supporting Immigrants

October 20, 2018 - 14:01

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Hannah Klupt, a sixth-grader at Albert Leonard Middle School, feels strongly about supporting immigrants in the United States known as Dreamers - those who have lived in the country since they were children. Now, she is better prepared to make her case for them following a recent weekend of workshops at Columbia Teachers College.

"It's a big issue in this country," she said. "And the country is a democracy. I want it to be that everyone is welcome."

Hannah Klupt, a sixth-grader at Albert Leonard Middle School

Meet Dr. Parvey at BOE Town Hall Monday

October 20, 2018 - 13:54

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 planned for 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. The District will provide Spanish language translation for those in attendance, and the session will be streamed live via the District website, www.nred.org.

Dr. Magda Parvey

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.

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