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  • Greenhouse Gets Generous Ventilation Donation

    Amy's Greenhouse at the Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center has received a donation to upgrade its ventilation system and enhance its energy efficiency from Rough Brothers, Inc., the largest greenhouse design, engineering and manufacturing company in North America. The CEO of Wadsworth Controls, Patricia Dean, donated the environmental control system to work with the equipment being installed. 

    News of the donation was made official when, during its November 13 meeting, the Board of Education approved the resolution to accept the generous gift worth $25,000.

    "We've been eagerly awaiting the green light on this upgrade since August," shared an enthusiastic Kathleen Connolly, who is a Pre-K teacher at the Barnard Early Childhood Center. "We are so excited! Being able to regulate the temperature more accurately is going to make a world of difference for the overall function of Amy's Greenhouse."

    Amy's Greenhouse, a sizable 662-square-foot glass and metal greenhouse, was erected in 2005 in memory of Amy O'Doherty, who perished at the age of 23 in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Amy's mother Geraldine Davie, a former Barnard Elementary Pre-K teacher, helped create the facility through generous gifts donated in Amy's memory. Since 2005, Amy's Greenhouse has been utilized for many educational and extracurricular programs, as well as the school's annual 9-11 ceremony.

    "Amy's Greenhouse is a beloved district site," said Connolly. "Along with being an enduring living memorial, the greenhouse is part classroom, part science lab, part seed starter, part plant conservatory, and much more."

    The system, which will be installed this winter, includes a new environmental control system, horizontal air flow management fans, and evaporator cooler. Together, these components will be controlled as a single, integrated system.
    Rob Tanzer, who heads the Institutional Greenhouse and Conservatory Restoration & Renovation group at Rough Brothers and is known as the company's "greenhouse geek," has been the district's point person. Tanzer's team of experienced engineers, designers, manufacturers, and constructors is an industry leader in monumental conservatory renovations, construction, and recreation.

    "Everyone at Rough Brothers is so pleased to be able to do this for New Rochelle," said Tanzer. "The greenhouse means so much to so many people in this district and community; it's an honor to provide these materials and installation - at no charge to the district - so that programs and positivity can continue to grow in Amy's Greenhouse." 

    Connolly said the district is thrilled to have made this connection with Rough Brothers.

    "After this new ventilation system is installed, Mr. Tanzer has said that Rough Brothers will continue to work with us," she added.

    She is particularly looking forward to working with their team to create an ongoing maintenance schedule. That would keep Amy's Greenhouse performing at its best, so it can continue to provide a place of learning, reflection and solace.

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  • iRobot Co-Founder Beams into Albert Leonard

    The Robotics Club at Albert Leonard Middle School received a very different kind of robocall on November 7, and it had the district's aspiring roboticists very excited! 

    Helen Greiner, a co-founder of the company iRobot - the Fortune 500 company that gave us the Roomba - beamed in for a video conference with students. Greiner is recognized as a Highly Qualified Expert, and advises the United States Army on its robotics programs. She was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Leadership by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in 2014. 

    The roughly 30-minute Q&A session came just as the students are preparing for robotics tournaments in January and February. Questions ranged from how Roomba products are used, to ideas for how their capabilities could be expanded for other applications. Students were also interested in machine learning, and how robots gather and apply knowledge as they function. 

    Greiner shared stories about the research and development that went into bringing the Roomba to market, including one account of an early test model that used "whiskers" to sense how close it was to walls or furniture, just like a mouse does.

    The robotics students shared their ideas for the upcoming tournaments, focused on the general topic "Into Orbit."

    They are working on a Chat Bot - an artificial intelligence developed to converse with astronauts to help alleviate feelings of homesickness and other issues related to the isolation they may experience in outer space. Also, Interstellar Truck Stop explores how a truck stop in space - and its robot attendants - may offer interstellar travelers a place to refuel and relax.

    Greiner extoled the virtues of "keeping it simple" as they develop their ideas. She also shared thoughts on the future of robotics in the home and beyond, and some very human wisdom in the form of career advice. 

    "Figure out what you're interested in; what you're passionate about," she said. "Pursue that, because then your career is not a job, it's really just what you love doing".

    "It's not every day students get an audience with the co-founder of a leading robotics company," said Robotics Club faculty advisor Stephen May. "We're talking about an internationally renowned roboticist who's had a hand in technology that's affected the daily lives of so many people. How cool, that she spent this time with our students!"

    During the teleconference Greiner shared that she, like many of the Albert Leonard students, is a big Star Wars fan. It has been reported that the robot character R2-D2 inspired her toward pursuing a career in robotics. As the session wrapped up, one student asked her if there was anything else she liked about the movie.

    "There was a little cleaning robot on the Death Star," she recalled, referencing the "mouse droid" that George Lucas named the MSE-6. "That was a lot like the Roomba."

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  • 9th Grade PTSA Presenation

    This is the presentation from the PTSA on November 1, 2018 regarding 9th grade

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  • Watch the Oct. 22 Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Magda Parvey

    Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey answered questions from the community at a Town Hall meeting in the Linda E. Kelly Theater at New Rochelle High School. She was accompanied on stage by Board of Education Vice President Amy Moselhi. Board member Paul Warhit moderated. View the meeting here.

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  • Progress Reports Available

    Parents and Guardians of Middle and High School Students,

    Progress reports for students in New Rochelle High School, Albert Leonard Middle School and Isaac E. Young Middle School have been mailed and should arrive in homes early next week (week starting October 21.) The reports are also now available on your Home Access account.


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  • Meet Dr. Parvey at Oct. 22 Town Hall Meeting

    Community members will have a chance to ask questions of Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey at the Board of Education's next Town Hall meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22.
    The session will be open to the public and will be held in the Linda E. Kelly Theater at New Rochelle High School, near the entrance off North and Braemar avenues. This will be the second in a new series of meetings that the Board has initiated with the community to hear and respond to questions from parents, students and others.
    It will be an opportunity for the community to become better acquainted with Dr. Parvey, who was named Interim Superintendent on Oct. 2. She replaced Dr. Brian Osborne, who left after four and a half years in the position.
    Dr. Parvey had served as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and Chief Academic Officer since joining the City School District of New Rochelle in 2016.
    The District will provide Spanish language translation for those in attendance, and the session will be streamed live via the District website, Participants can submit questions to the district clerk's office in advance or submit questions on index cards the night of the Town Hall. Those who would like to submit questions in advance can email them to Citizens who cannot attend the Town Hall are also welcome to submit questions via the same email address. 
    The Board of Education plans to host several more Town Hall meetings throughout the school year.  Dates will be forthcoming.
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  • PTSA Junior Presentation

    This is the presentation from the PTSA meeting on October 12, 2018 regarding important information for Junior year students and parents.

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  • PTSA Senior Meeting

    This is the presentation held at the PTSA meeting on September 27th that goes over senior year events, especially the college application process and other useful information for all seniors. 

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  • Wall of Fame Inductees

    See below to find the announcement for this year's Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame inductees.  Thank you.

    New Rochelle High School proudly congratulates four alumni who were selected for induction into its Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame.  Dr. Michael Oxman, Class of 1954; Ms. Madeline Hooper, Class of 1963; Dr. Cheryl Tyler, Class of 1992; and, Mr. Rasaun Young, Class 1993 were elected on the basis of their outstanding professional achievements along with their notable contributions to their respective communities. Their plaques will be unveiled during a ceremony to take place on:

     Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the House 2 stack area.

     Those interested in attending must email Sue Riordan, no later than December 1, at:

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  • Math Department Dual Enrollment Courses

    Greetings Parents of New Rochelle High School:
    The Math Department is pleased to announce that we have expanded our dual-enrollment course options. 
    Students enrolled in full-year College Algebra, College Precalculus or College Calculus at the high school are now able to earn four SUNY credits at a reduced rate through the WCC Early College Experience Program (ECE).  The cost per credit is $61 this year.
    Please review the attached application for further information and details. The deadline to submit these forms is Friday, September 28th. If your child is enrolled in one of these courses, then we encourage you to apply.
    Should you have any questions, feel free to give my office a call (914-576-4564) or send me an email.
    Xiomara Gonzalez
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  • Important NRHS Information

    Please see the attached flyer for important information regarding the 2018/19 school year.  Thank you!

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  • Draft 2018-2019 Safety Plan Posted; Public Comments Invited

    The draft 2018-2019 safety plan was introduced at the Sept. 4 New Rochelle Board of Education meeting in the Linda E. Kelly Theatre. Find the draft plan via the link below or under Safety & Security Updates on this home page. The Board is expected to adopt a final version by October 15.

    The public may comment on the plan. Send comments to

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  • Metro Card Services

    Please know that you may buy Metro Cards online  at:

    Also, the Metro Card office will be open on Thursday, September 6th.
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  • Project SEARCH Honored at National Conference

    New Rochelle's Project SEARCH, a job readiness program for students with developmental challenges, achieved highest honors at the national organization's annual conference in Savannah, Georgia last week. The New Rochelle chapter - Montefiore New Rochelle Project SEARCH - was lauded for reaching a 100 percent success rate with its 2016-2017 class, placing all eight participants in long-term employment.
    "We were thrilled to accept the award this year and look forward to achieving more goals in the near future," said project instructor Kathy Barbara.
    The program is a collaboration among the City School District of New Rochelle, Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) and Ability Beyond.
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  • Athletic Practices Begin Today! Here's an Update from the Department

    Athletic practices begin today (8/13) for some teams. Here's an update from the Athletic Department:

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    Department of Athletics
    Update on Team Practices

    Due to the construction continuing at the high school the following is updated information regarding practices. If you have any questions you can e-mail the respective coaches or the Athletic Department: Judy Petrone – or Steve Young –

    Monday, August 13 – Tuesday, August 14 - Practice at City Park – Depart NRHS at 10:15am
    Wednesday, August 15 – Friday, August 17 – Practice at City Park – Depart NRHS at 8:00am
    Saturday, August 18 – Practice at City Park – Depart NRHS 8:00am
    For questions contact: Coach DiRienzo at

    Monday, August 13 – Tuesday, August 14 - Practice at City Park – Team will depart from Isaac
    Young MS at 2:15
    Wednesday, August 15 – Friday, August 17 – Practice at City Park – Team will depart from
    Isaac Young MS at 7:45am
    Saturday, August 18 – Practice at City Park – Team will depart from Isaac Young MS at 7:45am
    For questions contact: Coach Washington at

    August 20 – Practices begin
    For information contact: Coach Salvo at

    Monday, August 13 – Friday, August 17 – Practices will be at City Park from 11:00am-1:00pm
    and from 3:00-5:00pm
    Saturday, August 18 – Practice at City Park from 8:00-10:00am
    For questions contact: Coach Fran at

    Wednesday, August 15 – Practice at City Park 9:00-11:00am and 3:00-5:00pm
    Saturday, August 18 - Practice at City Park from 9:00-11:00am followed by a team lunch at the
    high school.
    For questions contact: Coach Garcia at

    Practice will begin on Monday, August 20. Site to be announced.
    For questions contact: Coach Fierro at

    Monday, August 20 th – 9:00am (meet at the New Rochelle High School’s tennis courts)
    Practice will be Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm.
    For questions contact: Coach Sgobbo at

    Practices will begin on Monday, August 20. Site to be announced.
    For questions contact: Coach Flaherty at

    Monday, August 13 th – 5:30pm at Isaac Young MS
    August 18 – 21 – cheer camp at Trail’s End (more information to follow)
    Wednesday, August 15 - There will be a Varsity Cheer Parent Meeting at 7:30pm at Isaac Young MS
    Thursday, August 16 – There will be a J.V. Cheer Parent Meeting at 7:15pm at Isaac Young MS
    For questions contact: Coach Trozzi at

    Monday, August 20 th – 5:00pm (meet at the Nature Study on Webster Avenue)
    For questions contact: Coach Capellan at

    Monday, August 20 th – 5:00pm (meet at the Nature Study on Webster Avenue)
    For questions contact: Coach Intervallo at
    In order to be ready for the start of the season you must have a completed Sports Physical
    and have submitted the health form to the High School’s Health Office. The sports physicals
    can be dropped off at the Health Office at Trinity School on Monday, August 13 and Tuesday,
    August 14 (no later than 11:00am)


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  • Announcement about NRHS Principal/Annuncio sobre el director de NRHS

    The New Rochelle Board of Education tonight (8/7) accepted the resignation of New Rochelle High School Principal Reginald Richardson, which was submitted earlier in the day. Assistant Principal Joseph Starvaggi was named Interim Principal, and House II Principal Camille Edwards-Thomas was named Interim Assistant Principal.

    The actions were taken at the Board of Education meeting in City Hall.

    Find Mr. Richardson’s letter here.

    The Board of Education issued the following statement:

    “The City School District of New Rochelle Board of Education would like to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to Mr. Richardson for his service in our district as New Rochelle High School Principal. During his leadership, the high school significantly increased its engagement with community services to lend a helping hand to students in need of extra help and guidance. Mr. Richardson also added to the already extensive list of Advanced Placement classes offered. He successfully co-chaired the first Westchester chapter of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. We wish him much success in his future endeavors.”


    El Consejo de Educación de New Rochelle aceptó esta noche (8/7) la renuncia del director de New Rochelle High School Reginald Richardson, que se presentó anteriormente ese mismo día. El subdirector Joseph Starvaggi fue nombrado director interino y la House II Principal Camille Edwards-Thomas fue nombrada subdirectora interina.

    Las acciones se tomaron en la reunión de la Junta de Educación en City Hall.

    Encuentra la carta del Sr. Richardson aquí.

    La Junta de Educación emitió la siguiente declaración:

    "La Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de New Rochelle desea extender nuestra sincera gratitud y agradecimiento al Sr. Richardson por su servicio en nuestro distrito como Director de New Rochelle High School. Durante su liderazgo, la escuela secundaria aumentó significativamente su compromiso con los servicios comunitarios para ayudar a los estudiantes que necesitan ayuda y orientación adicional. El Sr. Richardson también se agregó a la ya extensa lista de clases de Advanced Placement que se ofrecen. Él co-presidió con éxito el primer capítulo de Westchester de la iniciativa My Brother's Keeper. Le deseamos mucho éxito en sus esfuerzos futuros.”

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  • Board of Education Meeting Streaming Now

    Watch the New Rochelle Board of Education meeting live here:



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  • Notice Concerning Principal Richardson/ Aviso Sobre el Director Richardson

    The district is in receipt of the following letter.  This is a personnel issue.  The Board of Education will discuss the matter in executive session at its August 7 meeting and has no further comment at this time.

    El distrito está recibiendo la carta siguiente. Este es un asunto de personal. La Junta de Educación discutirá el asunto en una sesión ejecutiva en su reunión del 7 de agosto y no tiene más comentarios en este momento.

    July 26th, 2018
    Dear Dr. Osborne,
    I hereby rescind my letter of resignation dated July 19th 2018.
    Reginald Richardson,
    Principal of New Rochelle High School




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  • NRHS Offices Move to House 4 Temporarily; Most Summer School Classes at ALMS

    Administrative offices and most operations at New Rochelle High School have been moved to House 4 until late July while crews ramp up construction and replace electrical switchgear equipment in other areas of the building.

    Most NRHS summer school classes have been moved to Albert Leonard Middle School at 25 Gerada Lane. There will be shuttle bus service from NRHS to ALMS for summer school classes.  The buses will leave from North Avenue by the Huguenot Children's Library (near Eastchester Road) on the following schedule: 8:00, 10:00 and 12:00. Buses will leave ALMS at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30, returning to North Avenue.

    Other NRHS business, including picking up transcripts, will take place in House 4, where internet service and phone lines have been re-routed.

    House 4 will also be the temporary home of the District’s re-registration process, which begins this summer with incoming ninth-graders.

    Power was turned off in most of the building on June 26 to allow crews to replace the equipment. The work is part of Phase II of the $106.5 million bond project approved by voters in 2016. The $46 million phase is on course to be completed later this year.

    Access to House 4 is off North and Braemar avenues or from the end of Flandreau Avenue. The building’s main entrance at 265 Clove Road is temporarily closed to the staff and the general public.

    The NRHS administrative office can still be reached at (914) 576-4500.

    For questions on the construction, contact Director of Facilities Carl Thurnau,, (914) 576-4222.

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  • Congratulations, Class of 2018!

    The New Rochelle High School Class of 2018 graduated Thursday afternoon in a commencement ceremony filled with advice, encouragement and challenges for the students to be the best that they can be.

    “I call on the Class of 2018 to find a path that each of you finds genuinely purposeful,” valedictorian Elijah Pomerantz said to the sea of 670 fellow purple-robed seniors on the high school’s McKenna Field. “Standing on the precipice of adulthood, we all have to decide what this next chapter of our lives will bring. Whether we are heading off to college, to work or to serve our nation, we are all poised to begin our adult years auspiciously.”

    An incoming member of Princeton University’s freshman class, Pomerantz was one of 15 graduating seniors who will attend Ivy League colleges in the fall. The class completed a sweep of the prestigious schools, sending at least one student to each of the eight ivies – including eight students to Cornell University alone.

    Pomerantz and salutatorian Randall St. Louis remarked on the wide range of passions and skills exhibited by the class.

    “As I look out at this crowd in front of me,” said St. Louis, who will attend Harvard University, “I see future scientists who have grown out of the Science Research Program, future athletes who have started their careers with championships here, future artists and performers from the PAVE program who will soon be walking red carpets, future engineers who will take us deeper into the age of technology and future leaders who I hope to see on ballots later in life.”

    Class President Ever-Maat Mack challenged her fellow graduates and the families and friends present to think about “privilege and perspective.”

    “If you can’t understand where others are coming from, you can’t empathize,” she said. “We should strive to treat each other with a certain level of unconditional respect.”

    Principal Reginald Richardson said the seniors had faced challenges and had shown themselves to be “passionate, intelligent, articulate and resilient.”

    “Because of you, I am filled with hope and optimism for the future,” he said. “Because of you, I can see a world much better than the one we have today.”

    Board of Education Vice President Jeffrey Hastie also addressed the graduates, telling them that they have shown courage and kindness this year.

    “The most impressive takeaway for me is your sense of now,” Hastie said. “Now is your time to action. Now is your time to speak. Now is your time to do. You are not waiting your turn, asking for permission. Nor should you. You will shape your future and no one else. Such a conviction at any age is inspiring, but more so in the young.”

    Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne told the graduates that they are ready to shape, “even radically alter,” the world.

    “Graduates, whatever you do next, learn as much as you possibly can in every possible way,” he said. “Your education is not a place you attend or a class you take. It’s how you ultimately make sense of the world and your place in it. May you take the critical thinking and deeply held core values that are so embodied by New Rochelle, and bring all your joy, creativity and compassion to lead us to a better tomorrow.”

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Calendar of Events

  • ** Our Lady of Guadelupe **

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  • Barnard PTA Book Fair

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  • Half Day - Elementary Schools

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Dismissal - 11:40 a.m.

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  • IEYMS Holiday Boutique

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  • IEYMS Holiday Boutique

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