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
Salesian High School, a Catholic High School for young men, is holding an Open House for prospective students. The Open House will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2009, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys and their parents are invited to tour the school, obtain information about programs and activities, and meet administrators, teachers, and students. The school’s campus is at 148 East Main Street in New Rochelle. Please call the school at 914-632-0248 for more information or visit theSalesian High web page.Read more
On October 29th, 2008, a Latino student in evident pain was brought to the nurse’s office by a fellow seventh grader at Isaac E. Young Middle School in New Rochelle, NY. “Joseph” (not his real name) told the school nurse, Carla Murphy, he had been playing outside during recess, slipped on the wet grass and fell with his arms outstretched onto a concrete surface. He told Nurse Murphy that “both arms hurt” and - indicating his wrists and forearms - that he was in extreme pain. Nurse Murphy, interrupted from eating her lunch, handed the boy a bag of ice and called the boy’s mother to come pick him up from school. The mother, Maritza Rodriguez, asked the nurse to call for an ambulance. Murphy refused and hung up the phone on the mother. More than six hours later, an emergency room doctor told Rodriguez, that both her son’s arms were severely fractured between the wrists and the elbows. Joseph was absent from school for more than two months and only recently returned.
The New Rochelle Board of Education, along with Superintendent Richard Organisciak, Assistant Superintendent Jeffrey Korostoff and Jefferson Elementary School Principle Cindy Slotkin have done nothing to remedy the ongoing issue with extremely unhealthy climate control within class rooms located in the basement section of the school.
It has been reported to the above mentioned, especially Principle Slotkin, as well as News12, who did a report about a year ago regarding this very same issue. But SURPRISE!!!, nothing was ever aired and the problem still exists.
Mrs. Slotkin continues to expose our children to this unhealthy environment rather than relocating the scheduled classes to another classroom.
I know of more than a few children that have become ill due to the extreme cold conditions. The class room temperature averages 10 degrees below the outside temperature.
Contractors have attempted to fix the issue without results, and they all have been paid in full.