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March 2017

Kaleidoscope Students Get Taste of Chinese Culture

March 18, 2017 - 09:56

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Chinese dumplings, dim sum and even acrobats were part of a recent cultural experience enjoyed by students of Webster Elementary School's Kaleidoscope program as part of their Mandarin language class.

The 46 fourth and fifth-graders who learn Mandarin with Huanyue "Michelle" Wang, are in a two-year program featuring a rigorous and rich curriculum where they receive 40 minutes of instruction every other day. By the time fifth-grade is complete, they have a solid language footing.

Kaleidoscope Students Get Taste of Chinese Culture

03/13 Family University to Come to New Rochelle 5:30 PM

March 18, 2017 - 09:50

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle's Family University is planning an evening of education and information for middle and high school students and their parents. The event is a collaborative effort organized by New Rochelle FOCUS and the City School District of New Rochelle. The event will take place on Monday, March 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at New Rochelle High School.

Family University to Come to New Rochelle

Social Contracts Support Restorative Practices

March 18, 2017 - 09:46

NEW ROCHELLE, NY --The City School District of New Rochelle is offering the powerful lesson of reconciliation by advocating restorative practices as a means of handling student discipline challenges.

The thinking behind this is that if students are offered a chance to correct a bad situation they created, it will become a teachable moment that helps them become responsible adults.

At Albert Leonard Middle School (ALMS), the faculty has begun offering social contracts to help students navigate conflicts and solve problems.

Social Contracts Support Restorative Practices

Unraveling Gender Festival Scheduled for March 25 at NRHS

March 18, 2017 - 09:26

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Unraveling Gender, a one day educational extravaganza that provides a safe space to discuss gender identity and expression, will take place on March 25 at New Rochelle High School.

The festival aims to celebrate diversity and foster an inclusive community where people of all genders can express themselves fully. The goal is to educate the community and create an open discussion where members can ask questions and talk with professionals.

Unraveling Gender Festival Scheduled for March 25 at NRHS

Lacrosse Defeated by Brown 16-5 at Mazzella Field

March 18, 2017 - 08:52

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Iona College Lacrosse program was downed by Brown 16-5 at Mazzella Field on Saturday afternoon. Junior Pamela Giordano led Iona with three goals on seven shots. Senior Erin Pugh and sophomore Maureen Murphy each found the back of the net in the defeat. Pugh also grabbed a game-high eight ground balls and caused four turnovers.

In net, Shannon McCaffrey started the game, and was relieved by freshman Samantha Tyo, who allowed nine goals and stopped six Bears shots.

Lacrosse Defeated by Brown 16-5 at Mazzella Field

Iona Bats Fall Short in Slugfest Against UT Martin, 14-10

March 18, 2017 - 06:47

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Despite 11 hits and seven earned walks, the Iona College softball program fell short against UT Martin in a slugfest, 14-10.  Junior Catcher Tori Danner had a team-high three hits and four runs batted in to the Gaels in a game where they and Skyhawks combined for 36 total baserunners.

Senior First Basemen Kristen Turner hit her second homerun in as many days to give the Maroon & Gold a 2-0 following its first at-bat.  Her blast scored sophomore centerfielder Marisa Gergel who walked in the No. 2 hole.

Iona Bats Fall Short in Slugfest Against UT Martin, 14-10

Dee Earns First Team All-America Nod with Seventh Place Finish at NCAA Indoor Championships

March 18, 2017 - 06:34

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- After earning eighth place during the preliminary race on Friday evening, Liam Dee improved upon his standings among the nation's best by finishing seventh in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships mile finals. With the finish, the junior garners First Team All-America honors.

Closing out his final 800 meter of today's race in 1:55.77, Dee posted a mile time of 4:07.82 to earn the seventh place finish. The England native finished in 4:00.72 on Friday to earn one of the 10 spots in the final race.

Dee Earns First Team All-America Nod with Seventh Place Finish at NCAA Indoor Championships

Students Compete at Esteemed Science & Engineering Fair

March 18, 2017 - 06:28

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On March 4, 2017 seven 12th graders in our Science Research program competed in the prestigious Regeneron Westchester/Putnam Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF). Our girls were among 570 students from 38 high schools whose work was judged and we are very proud of each of their original research projects. They are pictured below with faculty members Ms. Paulette D'Alessio, far left, and Ms. Hannah Gousse, far right.

Students Compete at Esteemed Science & Engineering Fair

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