The Trinity Elementary School in New Rochelle, NY held its annual Holiday Boutique. Treats and holiday gifts were sold to raise money for the Trinity PTA. Frosty the Snowman made a special appearance.Read more
Jorge Ron, a math teacher at Isaac E. Young Middle School in New Rochelle, NY was escorted from the building earlier today after allegedly striking a student, sources tell Talk of the Sound.
"He smacked her in the face", said one source who asked not to be identified.
Talk of the Sound has learned that sometime this morning a female student went to the school nurse and reported that she had been hit by a teacher. The teacher was later told to leave the building. He was followed by school security guards who observed him to make sure he left the building and the campus. The police were not called to the scene.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Iona College men's basketball head coach Tim Cluess will be on the air with Mike Francesa this afternoon on his Mike'd Up show on Sports Radio 66 WFAN, 660 AM. The show is also simulcast on the YES Network. Cluess is scheduled to appear at 4:05 pm ET.
The Gaels are coming off a thrilling 70-68 overtime win at Denver last night where the squad erased a 13-point second half deficit. Senior Randy Dezouvre drained an 18-footer with 1.6 seconds left to lift Iona to the win.
The Maroon & Gold are now 7-1 overall with seven straight wins after a disappointing 91-90 defeat in the season opener vs. Purdue. Since taking over the helm last season Cluess has led the Gaels to a 32-13 mark, tied for the most wins (Long Island University) among the 23 NCAA Division I Schools recognized by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.Read more
Two former New Rochelle High School students have agreed to plead guilty to charges stemming from their arrest last February in an attempted armed robbery at the school.
Jermaine McCleod, 19, and Rashad Simpson,17, were arrested on February 10, 2011 by New Rochelle police at the New Rochelle High School on charges of Attempted Armed Robbery in the 2nd Degree and Attempted Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree.
The incident occurred on February 9th, just a day after McCleod had been caught stealing money from a cash register at the school cafeteria. McCleod and Simpson are well-known to police and prosecutors.
According to Lucian Chalfen, spokesman for the Westchester County District Attorney's Office, Simpson will be sentenced on January 10, 2012 for a guilty plea of Attempted Grand Larceny in the 4th degree. McCleod will be sentenced on February 9, 2012 for his plea to Attempted Robbery in the 3rd degree.Read more
The School Board continues to grope and fumble around some fundamental questions on Employment criteria, union & management relations, and community transparency. However they do seem to be actively engaged and, hopefully, that will lead to growing insight, skill, and application that will benefit the citizen in the not too far distant future.
They might start affirmatively with dismissing the Superntendent. This is long overdue and surely there must be some sense of the need for this on the part of some school board members who are most likely those elected most recently. Were this done, a dark cloud would begin heading southeast and arrive somewhere in Suffolk County; a more amenable location for this controlling, unaware and stultifying force who has damaged our district and actually our non-eductional growth and development prospects and possibly done so mortally.Read more
With the framework of New York State and Federal Law, the City School District of New Rochelle is governed, on a day to day basis, by Superintendent's Regulations. To understand what has gone on with Jose Martinez, the hiring of 9 people in the last 6 weeks without the required background checks and, in particular, the hiring of Nadine Pacheco as administrator at Trinity Elementary School, one needs to understand the district's own rules and the ways in which they were not followed.
In particular, it is important to be familiar with Superintendent's Regulations 4110, 4120 and 412, as well as, Section 2573 of the New York Code Rules & Regulations.
4120 explains the need to consider only qualified candidates:
"All persons nominated for employment shall meet all qualifications established by the State Education Department and the Board of Education for the type of positions for which the nomination is made." Also, "Recruitment activity shall insure that an adequate number of properly certified and qualified candidates are recruited." (emphasis added).Read more
New York State Schools Chancellor John King made a short visit to New Rochelle today. Two programs were highlighted, one at Daniel Webster Elementary School and another at Columbus Elementary School.Read more
Three notable entrepreneurs from the world of sports and entertainment will be the featured speakers at a special Careers in Sports and Entertainment Series program to be hosted by Iona College’s Hagan School of Business at 5 PM, Thursday, December 8. It will be held in the Hegarty Room at the Hynes Athletic Center on the Iona campus, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle.
The speakers are all founders of their companies as well as award-winners in their respective fields:Read more