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November 2017

New Nurses' Suite at IEYMS

November 03, 2017 - 11:24

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Isaac E. Young Middle School nurse Kate Lawrence says when students enter the school's new nurses' suite these days they have this to say, "Wow! It's bright!"

Thanks to funding from the bond passed in May of 2016, the nurses' suite is not only brighter, but bigger and better.

"It's like night and day," said Lawrence, who has worked at IEYMs for 8 years. "We have new floors, new rooms and a new bathroom."

IEYMS nurses Elise Schepp (left) and Kate Lawrence

ALMS Karaoke Night Raises Funds for Music Festival Trip

November 03, 2017 - 11:20

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- It makes perfect sense. Albert Leonard Middle School music students, eager to make it to the nationwide Music in the Parks festival next spring, raised funds for the trip by singing.

The music department held a karaoke fundraiser last Friday, in which students (and some faculty members) sang solo or in groups, romping through a range of current hits.

Brianna Saunders wowed the crowd at ALMS Karaoke Night

Jefferson Students Progress in Readathon

November 03, 2017 - 11:14

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Jefferson Elementary School students are on course to top a million minutes of reading this month in a readathon that has students logging the time they spend devouring books about Captain Underpants, a Bad Kitty, and a pigeon who really, really wants to drive a bus.

"Everybody's enthusiastic about it," said Jefferson PTA President Michelle Barragan.

Jefferson Students Progress in Readathon

Students Create Sculptures Inspired by Storm King Art

November 03, 2017 - 11:07

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Sculpture students in the New Rochelle High School Visual Arts program recently learned where to go to find art that is too large to hang on a wall, place on a pedestal, or even fit in a building. On a trip to Storm King Art Center in Orange County, they found a wide variety of sculptures, including some that towered over them.

"It opens their eyes to art as being not just something in a museum or a gallery," said teacher Joanna Schomber. "Some of the sculptures are two or three stories high."

NRHS Visual Arts Sculpture students visit Storm King Arts Center

Iona Women's Soccer Advances in MAAC Championship On PKs

November 03, 2017 - 11:03

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The tenth-seeded Iona College women's soccer program advanced to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference quarterfinals in dramatic fashion on Saturday afternoon, taking down seventh-seeded Fairfield in penalty kicks.  The Gaels and Stags ended double overtime tied 1-1, and the Maroon & Gold emerged the victor on penalty kicks, 5-4.

Iona Women's Soccer Advances in MAAC Championship On PKs

NRHS Senior Wins County Youth Service Award

November 03, 2017 - 10:50

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School senior Angel Bonilla gives back to his community in many ways, including volunteering at the New Rochelle YMCA and tutoring fellow students in math.

Recently, his willingness to help earned him the Milly Kibrick Youth Service Award, a distinction that was given to 10 seniors throughout Westchester by the County Youth Bureau. It is an annual honor given to high school seniors in Westchester who demonstrate leadership in community service.

Angel Bonilla (left) with his teacher, Elizabeth Alvarez-Peña

BoEd Holds Meeting in Lincoln Attendance Zone

November 03, 2017 - 10:33

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- More than 200 residents came out to a historic New Rochelle Board of Education meeting this week, held in the Lincoln School Attendance Zone.

The Tuesday meeting was held at the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle, Remington Unit, 116 Guion Place, setting the session in the area that was once served by Lincoln Elementary School. The school closed following a landmark 1960 desegregation case, Taylor v. Board of Education of City School District, which found the district had perpetuated a racial imbalance there.

City School District of New Rochelle

New Webster Singing Group Performs Favorite Songs

November 03, 2017 - 10:25

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A new singing group for fourth and fifth graders at the Daniel Webster Magnet School has attracted dozens of students who are having a great time singing their favorite pop and rap songs.

"A lot of my friends like to sing and we thought it would be a fun opportunity to do it with more people," said fifth-grader Caroline Bach, a member of the group.

Vocal music teacher Heidi Jaye, the group leader, said her aim is to focus not so much on the nuts and bolts of scales, keys and so on, but on allowing the students to have fun.

New Webster Singing Group Performs Favorite Songs

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