Brandonn Baez, 10, a fifth grader and victim of bullying at New Rochelle's Trinity Elementary School is speaking out as an Ambassador for Love Our Children as part of the non-profit organization's Anti-Bullying Campaign. The then-fourth grader was the victim of an assault last year when an ongoing bullying situation went from verbal to physical. Now he is turning his experience into an affirmation of his effort to overcoming bullying in his school.Read more
Blair Kiel, 50, died yesterday at the home of a friend in his home-town of Columbus, IN. Kiel played from 1980 to 1983 at Notre Dame and was the only four-year starter for the Fighting Irish since 1913. Kiel went onto to a seven-year pro career with the Buccaneers, Colts and Packers.
Whatever ups and downs he may have had since his first season as a college quarterback, Blair Kiel is largely responsible for my attending Notre Dame. For that he has my thanks.
I was all set to go to Georgetown when my Dad insisted I first go visit Notre Dame. He took me to the Notre Dame - Michigan game in 1980 with Dan Devine's Irish squad taking on Bo Schembechler's Wolverines. Notre Dame and Michigan are two of the oldest programs in college football with more wins than any other and have had an intense rivalry off the field as well as on.
Notre Dame fans don't like Michigan and Michigan fans don't like Notre Dame. That's just the way it is.Read more
Winning medals at ACF (American Culinary Federation) competitions for the Monroe College culinary teams is almost like picking up chocolates and popping them into your mouth. After ten more were earned at the New York State Championships held at SUNY Delhi on March 17, the Monroe total for the academic year (which is not over yet!) is nearing one hundred.
At Delhi the Monroe varsity culinarians earned five ACF gold medals (worth 36.2 points) and the Junior Varsity team finished with five silver medals (worth 34 points).
The lead judge of the competition, Chef Louis Perrotte noted that the top three teams in the competition (Delhi, CIA, Monroe) scored higher than any of the other competing states and regional championships outside of New York.
“This is the most difficult place to win a state championship and any one of the top three finishing teams would be a strong contender to compete at the Nationals,” he said.Read more
(White Plains, NY) -- Westchester County graduate students pursuing careers in social work or public health are invited to apply for scholarship assistance through the Ruth Taylor Award Fund.
The fund was established in tribute to Ruth Taylor upon her retirement as the county’s Commissioner of Public Welfare and in recognition of her nearly four decades of outstanding service. She served from 1933-1949 as commissioner.
The annual awards are sponsored by United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Westchester County government and the Urban League of Westchester County.
Applicants must be residents of Westchester County and enrolled in graduate studies in Social Work or Public Health on a full-time basis. For the 2012-2013 academic year, awards will range between $1,000 and $5,000 for tuition or maintenance, or both.
The application deadline is July 6, 2012.Read more
(White Plains, NY) -- The Stepinac Drama Club will present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway sensation, The Phantom Of The Opera. The Phantom Of The Opera opens on Friday, April 27 on the campus of Archbishop Stepinac High School (950 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains) where the show will run until Sunday, May 6, 2012. Tickets go on sale April 2.
Albert Stanaj, a New Rochelle resident and a student at Stepinac High School, will play the lead role of “The Phantom” in the school’s Drama Club production of Andrew Llloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera.”Read more
Iona Prep's Military History fired cannons in the morning on the front field on March 30th. The students, who have been studying artillery for the last several weeks, orchestrated the steps it takes for the military to fire weaponry. However, no real artillery was used – just potato launchers and tennis balls (some of which went the length of the football field). Mr. Vitacco teaches Military History at Iona Prep, which is a senior elective.Read more
"When I kill myself, it will be your fault," screamed Hui Altman.
Altman repeated her threat several more times before storming out of City Hall last Thursday, sending school officials scrambling to track her down. Eight police officers responded to City Hall with some scouring the City Hall parking lot and others heading to the two New Rochelle public schools where she was, up until last week, a teacher.
Altman was a probationary Mandarin language teacher at Albert Leonard Middle School and also ran the after-school Mandarin program at Ward Elementary School.
Reza Kolahifar, Assistant to the Superintendent for Human Resources, told police he was meeting with Altman in his office at City Hall when the incident began. He informed Altman that she was terminated due to poor teaching performance, effective June 30 at which point Altman became emotionally upset and threatened to take her own life.Read more
The New York State Education Report Cards were released today. While there is plenty of good news in the report cards -- most schools are doing reasonably well -- the recurring problems with Special Education are certain to attract a good deal of attention from school officials, board members, parents of special needs children and the public.
Albert Leonard Middle School and Isaac E. Young Middle School both failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress ("AYP") for Students with Disabilities in English Language Arts ("ELA"). Davis Elementary School failed to make AYP in Math and ELA for Students with Disabilities. New Rochelle High School also failed to make AYP for Students with Disabilities in Math.
Isaac E. Young Middle School failed to make AYP for English Language Learner ("ELL") students in Math and ELA.Read more