New Rochelle Man, Charged with Murder, Convicted in Pistol Whipping Violent Crime Spree After Separate Trial

March 01, 2018 - 15:19

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Sincere Smith, 22, of New Rochelle was convicted of Assault in the 2nd Degree, a felony, after a jury trial, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today.

The jury handed up the verdict Feb. 28, 2018 after a week-long trial regarding an incident on May 13, 2017 at a barber shop on Main Street in the City of New Rochelle.

Sincere Smith

Magnet Open Houses This Thursday!

March 01, 2018 - 15:17

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The rescheduled magnet program open houses at Columbus and Webster schools will be held this Thursday, March 1.

The open house at the Columbus Elementary School, 275 Washington Ave., begins at 6 p.m.

The open house at the Daniel Webster Magnet School, 95 Glenmore Drive, begins at 7 p.m.

(Originally planned in early February, they were postponed by inclement weather.)

Magnet applications must be delivered in person to the District offices at 515 North Ave., 2nd floor, by March 9 at 4:30 p.m.

Magnet Open Houses This Thursday!

New Rochelle High School Establishes Regular Armed Police Presence

February 27, 2018 - 23:11

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle and the City government have come to terms on a plan to provide a daily armed police presence in and around New Rochelle High School.

“Today, we have reached an agreement with the City of New Rochelle to establish a regular armed police presence at NRHS for the remainder of the school year,” said Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne in a letter to parents. "Police officers will be assigned to monitor school entrances and to patrol the periphery of the school property.

New Rochelle High School Model Congress Tour Invite Gets No Takers from Long Island High Schools

February 26, 2018 - 22:56

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School offered a tour of the school and a discussion on school safety to six Long Island high schools that announced 11 days ago that they would not attend an upcoming Model Congress event in light of recent school violence in and around the high school.

There were no takers.

Kindness Counts Challenge Begins at Ward Elementary

February 26, 2018 - 12:20

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- It's been said no act of kindness - however small - is ever wasted, and Ward Elementary School faculty and administrators are reinforcing that through its month-long kindness challenge.

Coordinated through the School's Student Council, the "Kindness Counts Challenge" activities are intended to remind everyone how easy it is to be kind and how compassion, sympathy, helpfulness or thoughtfulness can make a huge difference in someone's life.

Kindness Counts Challenge Begins at Ward Elementary

Hockey Team Clinches Share of League C Title

February 26, 2018 - 12:15

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle High School varsity ice hockey team clinched a share of the League C title on Monday night after a decisive 9-0 win over White Plains High School. It is the team's first league championship since the 2007-2008 season.

The Huguenots finished with a 3-1 league record with wins over Mount Pleasant, Horace Greeley and White Plains and now shares the title with Horace Greeley High School, who also finished with a 3-1 record.

City School District of New Rochelle

Science Research Students Succeed at Symposium

February 26, 2018 - 12:09

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Four New Rochelle High School students earned impressive honors at the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (WR-JSHS) held at John Jay High School in Cross River on February 4.

NRHS Science Research students Zahra Masih, Leora Segal, James Calano and Casandra Chen came back with outstanding results, explained Science Research Program Director Jeff Wuebber, demonstrating their tremendous Science Research expertise.

James Calano, Zahra Masih, Casandra Chen and Leora Segal

Board Names Middle School Math Chair

February 26, 2018 - 11:53

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Tiffany Sassone, an assistant principal and coordinator of the Math Science Partnership Project in Yonkers, will become the next middle school math department chairperson in New Rochelle on March 7.

Sassone was hired Tuesday by the New Rochelle Board of Education to replace John Pratt, who retired. She will maintain the math instructional program, review curriculum materials and supervise the quality of math instruction, among other duties, at Albert Leonard and Isaac E. Young middle schools.

Board Names Middle School Math Chair