2011 New Rochelle High School Graduating Seniors
Every year, when I attend the awards ceremony at the New Rochelle High School, I am amazed and totally impressed with our body of graduating students, and the colleges and universities they will be attending. Last night at just one of the awards ceremonies, I was again in awe of our students. New Rochelle is a wonderful place to reside.
Here are just the colleges and universities that the top 25 students will be attending:Read more
Momo is on this way to Iona!
After ending the 2010-11 season at 25-12 but with two heartbreaking losses, one to St. Peters in the finals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for an NCAA berth and a second to Santa Clara in the finals of the CollegeInsider.com tournament, things just got a whole lot better for Tim Cluess and the Iona Gaels, landing a premier point guard from a team that made it deep in this year's NCAA tournament.
Outstanding New York City school boy point guard Lamont “Momo” Jones, a bi time player who recently left the University of Arizona at the end of his Sophomore season to be closer to his grandmother near his home in Harlem, is coming to New Rochelle.
With the Arizona Wildcats, Jones averaged 9.7 points per game and played a major role in helping the Wildcats advance to the Elite Eight in this past season's NCAA Tournament. In the last 10 games of the season he shot .481 (37-of-77) from the field in the last 10 games to go with a 2:1 (22:11) assist:turnover ratio. Five of his nine games in double figures came in the last 10 outings.
Jones is a major talent, slotted to be starting point guard at Arizona, a school known at Point Guard U for its history of producing top point guards including Steve Kerr (Chicago Bulls), Damon Stoudamire (Portland Trailblazers), Mike Bibby (Vancouver Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks), Jason Terry (Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks), Jason Gardner, Jerryd Bayless (Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers), Khalid Reeves (Miami Heat), Miles Simon (Orlando Magic), Gilbert Arenas (Golden State Warriors), Salim Stoudamire (Milwaukee Bucks).Read more
Talk of the Sound has learned that as of June 7, 2011, just 310 of 862 students in the 2011 cohort at New Rochelle High School have met criteria for the high school's new "certified" graduation. The New Rochelle High School graduation will take place on June 22nd.
Throughout the school year, New Rochelle High School Principal Don Conetta has been presenting projections on students who "will graduate", who "won't graduate" and "may graduate". Conetta used these projections to assert three months ago that 546 of the 862 students in the class of 2011 are "likely to graduate". At this point, 310 students have meet criteria either because they already had enough credits going into the last quarter of the school year or they completed the night school program which ended last Thursday.Read more
The remarks below were prompted by my continuing dismay with school board elections, especially this year.
Board of Education Unfair Election Practices Presented to the New Rochelle Board of Education on June 7, 2011.
Under New York State law, the local of Board of Education administers elections for school board and budget referendums. The Board of Education has a rooting interest in the outcome of these elections; they want compliant board members who will support administration policy and go along with budget increases and tax increases and they want a "yes" vote on budget/tax levy referendums. There is a glaring and obvious conflict of interest.
The school board controls a massive amount of tax money and this responsibility should not be taken lightly. The board should certainly not be put in a position where they may be tempted to put their finger on the scale, so to speak, in an attempt to alter election outcomes.
The only viable solution is to place school elections under the supervision of the local County Board of Elections so that it can be managed by parties with a direct stake in the outcome.Read more
The College of New Rochelle has been named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. For the second year in a row, CNR received this award.
“At The College of New Rochelle, our commitment to service is an integral part of our mission,” said President Stephen J. Sweeny. “Our entire College Community is very proud of the work our students accomplished under the guidance of Helen Wolf, Director of Campus Ministry.” 2,869 CNR students completed service in the 2009-2010 academic year, which comes to 183,751 hours of service.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 2011) Iona College will host the 57th Annual Convention of the College Theology Society (CTS), June 2-5. The theme will be “They Shall Be Called Children of God: Violence, Transformation and the Sacred.” This marks the first time that Iona will host this thought-provoking convention.
Founded in 1953 as a Roman Catholic organization, the CTS is comprised of more than 900 college and university theology professors throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. While maintaining its roots in the Roman Catholic tradition, the Society is increasingly ecumenical in its membership and concerns.
The convention will feature four plenary sessions and 57 break-out sessions organized by 22 topic areas in theology and religious studies. The plenary sessions, which will be presented by prominent theology professors, are:
Violence, Religious and Secular: Questioning the Categories
Senior Research Professor
Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology
De Paul University, Illinois
God among the Ruins: Companion and Co-Sufferer
M. Shawn Copeland
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Boston College, Massachusetts
James T. LoganRead more
Dear Alumni and Friends,
Bro. Thomas R. Leto Iona Prep President
On Saturday, April 30th, The Journal News of Westchester County had a story relating that the Christian Brothers Institute has filed for Chapter 11 protection and reorganization with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York. As a separately incorporated entity Iona Preparatory School is neither involved in nor affected by this filing. There will be no short or long-term consequences on the viability and continuity of our school, or on the quality of education that is the hallmark of Iona Prep. Students, parents, faculty and our entire community can be confident that Iona Prep will continue its long-standing tradition of providing the highest quality education that challenges our young men in an environment and culture based on our Catholic faith, the Gospel of Jesus and the traditions of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers.
New Rochelle, NY (April 2011) Dick Cavett, Emmy Award winner, television personality and writer, will be master of ceremonies at Iona College’s Trustee Award Dinner, Friday, April 29 at The Waldorf Astoria, New York City.
The event will honor Brother James A. Liguori, CFC, EdD, who will be ending his 17th and final year as Iona College’s seventh President, in recognition of his contributions in raising the college’s stature.
“Brother Liguori has left an indelible mark at Iona College. His legacy is evident everywhere on the campus,” said James P. Hynes, Chair of Iona’s Board of Trustees. He added: “Under his leadership, Iona was transformed from a commuter school to a prestigious, nationally-recognized, mid-sized college and a vital neighbor in the New Rochelle community.”Read more