Update on School District Water Testing
Please see attached letter from Dr. Osborne outlining the latest water testing results for district schools.
Please see the attached document for an invitation to the Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony on October 25th.
October 19, 2016
Doors open at 6:45 p.m., show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Please be reminded that all students must adhere to the school dress code. We need the assistance of our parents to make sure that students arrive to school appropriately dressed and ready to learn. We may contact you and ask you to bring appropriate clothing for your child if they arrive to school in clothing that violates the dress code.
The following is an excerpt from the NRHS 2014-2015 Student-Parent Handbook:
All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Teachers and all other district personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and helps students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in school.
Students’ clothing, grooming, and appearance shall be safe appropriate, and not disrupt or interfere with the rights of others or the educational process.
Include footwear at all times.
Hats, bandannas, or scarves are not to be worn in the building except for medical or religious purposes.
Short shorts, mini and/or micro mini-skirts, see-through garments, tops with “plunging necklines,” crop tops, halters, clothing that reveals bare midriffs or underwear, are prohibited and should not be worn to school. (A guideline for the appropriate length of skirts, dresses, and shorts is no more than 3-4 inches above the top of the knee.)
Pants may not hang down, restrict movement, or reveal underwear.
Clothing may not include items that are vulgar, obscene or libelous, or that denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability.
Clothing may not promote, endorse or encourage the use of alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances, illegal drugs or other illegal or violent activities.
Students who violate the student dress code shall be asked to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending article of clothing. If necessary or practical, the student may be asked to replace the clothing with an acceptable item. Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to discipline, up to and including in-school suspension for the day. Any student who repeatedly fails to follow the dress code shall be subject to further discipline, up to and including out-of-school suspensions.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us to maintain a learning environment that is appropriate for all students.
Please see attached.
Hello NRHS friends and families,
New Rochelle High school continues its proud tradition as an award winning, comprehensive educational institution. We are a truly diverse school, with more than 3,400 students who come from over 60 countries. Although we are a large school, we excel at providing individualized attention to meet the needs of every student.
We offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that is aligned to the common core learning standards. Because we are committed to developing fully prepared and engaged 21st century citizens, our academic program provides students with opportunities to explore a wide variety of interests beyond the state mandated curriculum. With more than 240 different course offerings which include the performing and visual arts, business, architecture, computer science, 40 different Advanced Placement and honors classes and a nationally recognized athletics program, we have something for everyone.
I invite you to explore our website to learn about all of the opportunities that are available to NRHS students. Please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you ever have any questions or concerns.
Dear NRHS Students and families,
The deadline for students to sign up for the “Astorino Challenge in Education” (ACE) to November 11, 2016. County Executive Rob Astorino has once again issued his ACE challenge to all Westchester students in grades 6 through 12. Achieve a final G.P.A of at least 3.8, 95% or “A” average, or better (depending on your school’s grading system) AND/OR perfect attendance for the entire school year and receive a free season pass to Playland.
Remember, Student Improvement is also a criteria for winning. Improving grades a full grade point, letter or 10 percentage point improvement from the previous year’s final report card will also win the student the free season pass to Playland (Final 2nd year G.P.A must be at least a 2.0, 75% or C average).
The student improvement category encourages more students and rewards those who might not have perfect attendance, or an A average but, still hit the books hard and earn significant improvement in their grades. The whole purpose of the ACE challenge is to offer a little extra incentive to get our kids to strive to do their very best is the classroom.
Interested students who want to take the challenge can go to www.westchestergov.com/ace
New Rochelle High School Principal Reginald Richardson is not only a beloved leader in our school community, he's also an outstanding teacher; and, was just featured in the Journal News!
The Center for Digital Education honored New Rochelle High School for breaking new ground in the use of digital content and curriculum this past July. The award recognized the district's innovative implementation of digital curriculum based on the writing and film program created by English teacher Mr. Anthony Stripe.
The Center for Digital Education (CDE), in collaboration with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), honored the k-12 schools selected at the fourth-annual Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards (DCCAA) in Denver.
“It’s exciting to see that schools all over the country are moving from pilot projects to full-scale implementation of digital content and curriculum,” said Dr. Kecia Ray, executive director of the Center for Digital Education. “This year’s honorees are taking the practice of education to new heights that show great promise for other districts to follow.”
DCCAA awards are presented to schools in three categories: Large District/Schools (12,000 or more students), Medium District/Schools (3,000 - 12,000 students) and Small District/Schools (up to 3,000 students).
"New Rochelle High School, with its smaller learning communities, is dedicated to developing responsible, respectful, tolerant citizens who value cultural diversity and who possess the intellectual, social and emotional independence to become lifelong learners and contributing members of a global society."