The City School District of New Rochelle put out the following press release (h/t Hall Monitor)
The New Rochelle High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society inducted 15 new members during a ceremony held Wednesday morning, March 11 at the school. The students qualified for members based on three measures: Artistic Scholarship and Achievement; Character, and Service.
New inductees are Kelsey Francella, Amy Ginghold, Alica Heinemann, Karen Hernandez, Sergio Hernandez, Danielle Kleinman, Julia Marvel, Victor Morales, Jessica Orellana, Yumna Piracha, Victoria Stoerger, Wajiha Syed, Janneth Valencia, Aleksander Vukasinovic, and YanetZepeda.
At the "budget workshop" otherwise known as the school board meeting under another name, there was some confused looks around the room when John Quinn told board members that the money indicated in the 2009-10 column of the budget is not what the district is planning to spend in 2009-10 but rather what the district was in the midst of spending this year. Quinn said this approach was standard accounting. I cannot imagine that even the New Rochelle School District would not follow standard accounting practice.
To try to understand this, I called the folks at NYSED to get clarification and they pointed me to this page
I am not an accountant and this sort of stuff makes my head hurt so maybe some bright, motivated reader will take a look and see if they help the rest of us understand why the school district presents its budget this way.
In either case, how do we find out what we thought we were learning by reading the budget -- how much is the district going to be spending during 2009-10 on salaries and benefits (and everything else)? In my day of learning about school budgets -- reading, interviews with government officials in New Rochelle and Albany, etc. -- I came away with two initial conclusions.Read more
Where will you be Thursday February 26 at 5PM?
Come join the Iona College Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club (Remington Unit) as we bring the Hit the Books Running Program to New Rochelle. Students 11 to 14 years old will learn about college while their parents learn about paying for it. HSBC Bank will be on hand for questions. Refreshments will be provided.
The Boys and Girls Club (Remington Unit) is located at 116 Guion Place in New Rochelle, New York. This event will run from 5 – 7 PM.
Hope to see you there!
Visit ichitsthebooks.blogspot.com for more.
The Iona College PRSSA has set up a website (ichitsthebooks.blogspot.com) for the Hit the Books Running event that will take place at the Boys and Girls Club (Remington Unit) on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 5 PM at 116 Guion Place in New Rochelle.
The website provides information for students and their parents about college preparation topics such as getting good grades and the difference between loans, grants and scholarships. The site also features links to other websites like collegeboard.com and finaid.org that get visitors started in the college search and help with financial planning.
The College Bound Aid Hit the Books Running program gets students in middle school and the early high school years to start thinking about college. Along with stressing the importance of earning a degree in today's world, the program also gets students and their parents thinking about how they will pay for college.
The Iona College Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will be bringing the Hit the Books Running program to the New Rochelle community. On Thursday, February 26, 2009, the Iona PRSSA will be hosting an event in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club (Remington Unit) in New Rochelle. This event will get students ages 11 to 14 to start thinking about going to college and their parents to start thinking about how to pay for it. The event will take place from 5 to 7 PM at the Boys & Girls Club (Remington Unit) on 116 Guion Place in New Rochelle. High school counselors and HSBC bank will be on hand to provide information to attendees.Read more
The New Rochelle School Board, without any notification, acted unfairly and cut the Music & Art Department's Budget from $120,000 to $60,000. That's 50% People. This is pretty amazing while they still spend taxpayer's hard earned money on $1000 diners and hiring unneccessary consultants.
I demand an audit of the New Rochelle City School District and everyone involved by an outside independant auditing firm. It's about time the hard working people of this City finds out where all this money is going especially when programs that are proven to help children excel get cut!!! I want heads on a platter!!!Read more
the kids at Isaac young middle school are hard worker's and we all work hard toward our work in school.our principal Anthony Bongo is a very good teacher and principal at our school our school is one of the best school's at there in new Rochelle and we have won an award for it and the rest of the students and i are very hard worker. okay maybe the students and i have our up and downs. but dose it matter about how many copies machines in it and the advance class in a school? dose it? anyway the real matter is never judge a book by a cover look inside and read a couple of pages. do u get what i am saying.Our school haves a very high number of students and they work it. And put up with us all that you to Mr.Jose Martinez the Administrative Dean and Mrs.Tawanda Robinson Assistant Principal and Mr.Anthony Bongo our school principal. they all put up through a lot with me and more of the students at my school they provide our education in our school. so do not judge a book by the cover!Read more
Rashad, I am sorry for what I have had to post here but the point needs to be made. Seventh Grade Rashad Brogdon of Isaac E. Young, is one of many New Rochelle students that the New Rochelle School System is failing. I'm not talking grades, I'm talking about teaching. This poor kid, I feel saddened. Just look at his writing sample on his post titled "work" within this site. This just goes to show you the quality of teaching that our children are receiving here in the South End of New Rochelle. If you take a 7th grader from Albert Leonard Middle School, you will see first hand the differences. It is no secret that the administration funnels the majority of funds to the North End Schools. A person would have to be blind not to see this. The South End Schools need the funding more than the North End Schools. Example: Ward School has 3 photo copy machines while Jefferson has one that's always broken. Why are the kaleidoscope classes’ held at Davis rather then Jefferson. Wouldn't you think that you would want to up the grades at the worst performing school in the district? The teachers, the principles, the New Rochelle Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools should be ashamed of themselves. And the blame doesn't just stop there.Read more