November 2017

Peer Tours for New Students Create Warmer Welcome at Trinity

November 22, 2017 - 05:49

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- When Trinity Elementary School fifth-graders Erick Alvarez and Catalina Fuentes recently showed a new schoolmate from Guatemala around the building, they were kicking off a program to help welcome students from other countries and those who do not yet speak English fluently.

Alvarez and Fuentes gave their tour in Spanish, visiting the main office, nurses' office, auditorium and cafeteria, and introducing their new friend to the CAMPEL (computer, art, music, physical education and library) teachers.

Trinity school counselor Melissa Kelly with Erick Alvarez and Catalina Fuentes.

In Thanksgiving Parade and Beyond, NRHS Band Marches On

November 22, 2017 - 05:43

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- If you come out to see New Rochelle's Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday, be sure to cheer for the New Rochelle High School marching band. About 60 student musicians will be playing rousing tunes in the procession, a seasonal favorite event in New Rochelle.

It's been a busy season for the band. The musicians have drawn applause at six New Rochelle High School football games and played patriotic songs at the Veterans Day ceremony in downtown New Rochelle's Memorial Plaza last weekend.

They're looking forward to the parade.

NRHS band members rehearse.

Webster Students Stage Show with Life-Size Puppets

November 22, 2017 - 05:20

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The papier mâché puppets were so large that it took three Daniel Webster Magnet School fourth-graders to operate just one.

"You are the arm; be the arm," teacher Adam King reminded the two students who each operated one limb, while another held the torso and head aloft. They were rehearsing with Peacemaker, the main puppet character in a tale about the uniting of the Iroquois peoples.

Webster fourth-graders rehearse Peacemaker and the Tree of the Great Peace.

ALMS Teacher Marion Costa Leads Opening Doors Club for Students

November 22, 2017 - 04:51

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A safe harbor for Albert Leonard Middle School LGBT students now exists, thanks to a new club led by teacher Marion Costa.

The school's Opening Doors Club, officially the most visible component of the middle school's newly established Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), was created this past school year. Costa feels it's already a positive impact for students looking for a place they can go to be who they are. 

ALMS teacher Marion Costa in her classroom.

Women's Volleyball Legacy Continues With Fifth Straight Championship

November 17, 2017 - 15:34

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle hosted the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's volleyball championships on Saturday, November 4 at the Wellness Center. The CNR Blue Angels were regular season champions and entered the tournament as the one seed. CNR defeated Pratt, No. 3 seed, in straight sets to claim the 2017 HVIAC women's volleyball championship. 

This win was the fifth-straight HVIAC title for the Blue Angels. The team did not drop a set during the regular season conference play or in the championships. 

Women's Volleyball Legacy Continues With Fifth Straight Championship

Women's Swimming Earns Victory over SJC-Brooklyn, Falls to SJC-Long Island

November 17, 2017 - 15:29

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The women's swim team took on St. Joe's Brooklyn and St. Joe's Long Island on Saturday afternoon at The College of New Rochelle's Wellness Center. It was their first home tri-meet of the season. The women earned a win over St. Joe's Brooklyn by a single point, but fell to St. Joe's Long Island to bring their overall record to 2 - 2. 

Sophomore Chloe Wang picked up two victories on the day in the 100yd Breaststroke and the 100 Individual Medley. Wang recorded season best times in both races.

Women's Swimming Earns Victory over SJC-Brooklyn, Falls to SJC-Long Island

CNR Women's Soccer Puts Up a Fight In Final Game of the Season

November 17, 2017 - 15:17

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle women's soccer team persevered through their inaugural season. They had some tough battles and circumstances to face in the beginning of the season, but the Blue Angels pulled together and had an outstanding performance for their first year. Captain Maria Alejandra Estupinan (Cali, Colombia) shared her thoughts on the past season by saying, "I am really proud of everyone and how far they have come and for sticking through with the season through all the challenges."

CNR Women's Soccer Puts Up a Fight In Final Game of the Season