(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
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued a critical report on the Monroe-Woodbury school district, accusing the district of hiding millions of dollars in operating surpluses while increasing the tax levy by over 9 million dollars during the last three years.
As the recent Citizens Advisory Committee on the Budget report has pointed out, New Rochelle has been doing the same thing since Schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak took office in 2006.
STATE AUDIT: MONROE-WOODBURY CSD INCREASED TAX LEVY $9.3 MILLION WHILE HOLDING $13.6 MILLION SURPLUS
Financial Shifts Not Fully Disclosed
At the New Rochelle Board of Education meeting last night, Barnard Principal Patricia Lambert presented her goals and objectives for the 2012-12 school year. The only problem is that it is April and the school year is about three-quarters over. Last week the board heard a similar presentation at Albert Leonard Middle School from Principal Velma Whiteside. Again, the year is almost over so why are we hearing about this year's goals and objectives?
The system in place now is flawed to the point of being worse than useless and needs to be replaced.
Like Wimpy, the old Popeye character, most New Rochelle administrators come before the board with vague assurances of good things to come as if asking the board for a hamburger today in exchange for the promise of a hamburger on Tuesday.Read more
The New Rochelle Board of Education will meet tonight at the Barnard School to hear a presentation on goals and objectives for the 2011-12 school year from Barnard Principal Patricia Lambert.
Board Of Education Committee Of The Whole Session And Regular Meeting
Tuesday Evening April 3, 2012
Henry Barnard School, Auditorium
129 Barnard Road, New Rochelle, New York
Seeing Is Believing – See For Yourself
7:00 P.M. COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE SESSION
I. Board of Education Announcements
II. Superintendent's Report
A. Barnard Student Presentation: A Journey Through Pre-K with Mrs. Pizzuti and Ms. Morales
B. 2011-2012 Goals & Objectives: Patricia Lambert, Principal, Henry Barnard School
C. College Night – April 4, 2012
D. 2012-2013 Budget Adoption
III. Review of Additional Draft Resolutions
IV. Board/Community Informal Discussion
8:00 P.M. REGULAR MEETING
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS RELATED TO THIS MEETING CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS BELOW:
http://bit.ly/H9w5NI - 2011-2012 Goals for Henry Barnard School
http://bit.ly/GRnYT9 - Draft Resolutions