Campus Alternative High School
50 Washington Avenue
New Rochelle, New York 10801
(914) 576-4393 or (914 ) 576-4397
FAX: (914) 576-4647
Administrator: Joel Fridovich
Welcome to the Campus School!
The Alternative Campus High School is a part of New Rochelle High School, that has been designed to provide approximately eighty students with a small, supportive setting in which to pursue their high school diploma. The program offers high school students who have not experienced the success that they are capable of achieving, or the comfort that they are seeking in a school setting, an opportunity to apply for a “fresh start” in our alternative setting. Student’s who do not demonstrate a strong motivation to enter our program will not be admitted, as we believe that initial motivation is a necessary prerequisite to engagement and success.
The program provides students with small classes, personalized attention, academic supports, counseling supports, and a variety of instructional approaches. Our smaller learning environment also provides students with a greater sense of belonging to our small community. Opportunities for community service and cultural enrichment are also provided as part of our program. We strive to help students improve their self-esteem and we work diligently to help insure that each student experiences and achieves success. The overwhelming majority of students who enroll in our program demonstrate improved attendance, grades and credit accumulation and go on to earn their New Rochelle High School, Regents Diploma. After graduation, the majority of our alumni enroll in college. Other graduates have entered the armed forces, trade school programs or gone directly into the work force. Almost all continue to maintain ties with our school community, reflecting back to us, a sense of appreciation for the opportunity that they had, to attend our alternative setting.
Below please find the Core Graduation requirements. Campus School offers all standard high school courses, as well as a variety of interesting electives.
Core Graduation Requirements
Required Regents Exams
US History and Government
Joel Fridovich - Administrator
Donna Zemba - Secretary
Dennis Dibuono - Custodian
Mariana Burgos - Guidance Counselor
Nina Marino - Nurse
Dr. Sandra Zupicich-Ritossa - Psychologist
Greg Foster - Math
Lorraine Henkel - Math
Karen Tucker - English
Margaret Angeletti - Art and English
Neal Shultz - Social Studies
Lissette Van Voorhis - Social Studies
Christopher Triantafillou - Science and Health
Neil Mattera - Physical Education
Rich Tassello - Physical Education
Veronica Magana - Spanish
Christopher Stelluti - Music
Jennifer Renne, Technology - Teaching Assistant
Gabrielle Disapia - Math Perm. Sub.
Rob Bynum - General School Aide
Missy Flowers - General School Aide
John Beckham II - General School Aide P/T
Dee Brown - General School Aide P/T
Campus School and NRHS News Feeds
Forrest, Manns Sign with Holy Cross, UMaineHuguenot running back Jordan Forrest had already announced that he would attend College of the Holy Cross next year, but teammate Khairi Manns kept followers in suspense until the signing ceremony.On Wednesday - National Signing Day - Manns, the football team's defensive end, revealed that he will attend the University of Maine. They held a ceremonial signing in the New Rochelle High School library, applauded by family, friends, teammates and supporters. Several reporters captured the event.Forrest, Manns and the entire team have spent much of the year in the spotlight, mainly when they fought their way to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association state championship in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse in November. Ultimately, Aquinas Institute - a private school in Rochester - won the game, but the Huguenots' performance captured the hearts of New Rochelle.Last month, Forrest was named Player of the Year for Class AA by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Last week, he was named one of the "Golden Dozen" by the Westchester Chapter of the National Football Foundation for his excellence on the field and in the classroom.City School District of New Rochelle
NRHS AP Government Class Visits WashingtonNew Rochelle High School's AP Government class, led by teacher Debbie Minchin, took a four-day trip to Washington D.C. to learn about the workings of our government.Also accompanied by teachers Timothy Kuklis and Timothy Orlando, they toured the Capitol and met with U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, whose Congressional district includes New Rochelle. They visited the U.S. Supreme Court, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Library of Congress and the United States Holocaust Museum.They also took a nighttime tour of the monuments and placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The trip included a performance of "Twelve Angry Men" in Ford's Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865."Sitting in the gallery of the House of Representatives made me tear up," said senior Dylan Klein. "I want to be there as a legislator one day."Student Alexander Gonzalez said; "The trip was a wonderful opportunity to learn and explore in an exciting new environment, and to enjoy being with my friends to experience a place where many of us have never been before."City School District of New Rochelle
Food Ed Students Serve Schoolmates 'Mindful' LunchForty New Rochelle High School students were treated to healthy dishes including beet bruschetta with hummus and sweet potato and parsnip soup served by their schoolmates recently.
The student cooks in the Science of Food class whipped up dishes from their own recipes with farm-to-table, sustainable ingredients as the culmination of a semester-long "Food Ed" program with the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.
They studied personal and cultural connections to food as well as topics of sustainability. The lessons focused on many facets of agriculture, even caring for the soil itself.
"They studied how to maintain healthy soil, how to restore depleted soil and how the foods that you choose to grow have an impact on that living skin of the earth," teacher Julia Chillemi Kouyoumdjian said.
For the lunch event, Chillemi Kouyoumdjian's 30 students prepared, cooked and served the meal to two other classes in Room 207. The focus was "mindful eating," which "increases your awareness of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation," their menu explains. It continues, "Eating mindfully is a practice that uses all your senses in choosing to eat food that is both satisfying to you and nourishing to your body."
They chose ingredients from the Stone Barns farm; others were sustainably sourced. In addition to the bruschetta and the sweet potato soup, there was kale risotto, "classic farm soup" and a seasonal salad. With each course came a story about how people can share their cultures by sharing foods, how food can be a form of medicine and how healthy soil leads to more nutritious ingredients.
Students who took the class said they planned to eat healthier and to spread the word about the connection between how we grow food and the world around us.
"I commit to eating healthy foods and staying away from bad foods that may be detrimental to my health," Gillian Okaiteye wrote in an action plan questionnaire.
Several said they would start their own gardens or join a community garden. Nick Calderone said he would like to help his mother cook and perhaps even make the family dinner on his own. Colin Logan, like many others, said he would let others know what he had learned.
"I will spread awareness about issues with the food system, such as unfair distribution and non-ethical production practices," Logan said.City School District of New Rochelle
Jake Logan Wins Con Edison Athlete of WeekNew Rochelle High School senior wrestler Jake Logan won last week's Con Edison Westchester Scholar Athlete of the Week. Logan won the County Championship on Jan. 19, going 3-0 and being named Most Outstanding Senior at the event. He also had a victory in a dual match win vs. lona Prep.Logan won the Eastern States Wrestling Tournament's 182-pound class on Jan. 12. It is the second year he has won that tournament. He also won the Shoreline Tournament earlier in January.
His record for the season is 26-0. He has a career record of 161-29 and is 67-0 the last two years. As a junior, he went 41-0 and won the state championship in the 182-pound class. He has not given up a takedown since his sophomore year.
He has earned a scholarship to Lehigh University, one of the top Division I wrestling programs in the nation.
"Jake has outstanding character and leads by example in every practice," Wrestling Coach Eddie Ortiz said. "He consistently demonstrated a positive attitude and work ethic that the younger kids on the team look up to. It is for these reasons that he was named captain of the team his junior year."
Listen to an interview with Logan on 100.7 WHUD.City School District of New Rochelle
Meteorologist Teaches Students Science of WeatherWhile many of us complain about bad weather, the third-graders at Daniel Webster Magnet School can talk about it more knowledgably, thanks to meteorologist Erica Grow of NBC TV's Storm Team 4.Grow and a team of helpers stopped by the school on a recent (very rainy) day to teach the students about hurricanes, tornadoes and flash floods.
"Flood water, when it's in motion, is more powerful than a tornado," Grow said. "Just six inches of water can knock you right off your feet if it's moving fast enough."
With a can of shaving cream, Grow sprayed depictions of clouds on the arms of students who had volunteered to help with the demonstration. She created horizontal stratus clouds, puffy cumulous clouds, tall cumulonimbus clouds and, finally, high-in-the-sky cirrus clouds, which are "very thin, delicate, wispy even."
"Our approach is to get students excited about science, to create lifelong learners," Grow said before the lesson. "It's important to bring STEM education to students in a way that they might not get otherwise, and that will hopefully spark a newfound interest."
Principal Melissa Passarelli added, "This fits perfectly with our strategy of offering inquiry-based learning centered on real-world applications."
Consider that interest sparked.
"It's fun to explore what it feels like to be in that weather," said student Addison Kurtin.
"When it's over," schoolmate Clara Garcia-Gallet added, "you can see what's left from the bad weather and you can study it."City School District of New Rochelle
A Note About the False Alarm at New Rochelle High School
On Thursday, January 24, New Rochelle High School Interim Principal Joseph Starvaggi sent the following message to parents and guardians:
This is New Rochelle High School informing you that there was an evacuation today at approximately 10:30 AM. Unfortunately, students and staff had to evacuate into the rain for about 25 minutes. This was caused by routine maintenance on our heating system which created steam due to the cold weather. This procedure is performed regularly, however, this time it triggered the alarm. Today was a testing day, so students who were in the building for testing, were allowed an additional 25 minutes to complete their tests. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
In response to a request from a community member for more information, Director of Facilities Carl Thurnau provided this further explanation and response on Friday, January 25:
The statement is accurate. There was a heating complaint in the area of the library. One potential cause of no heat can be a system that has become air-bound or air-locked. This air lock prevents hot water from properly circulating through the system to provide heat. One of our HVAC technicians performed a routine maintenance proceedure that involves opening valves at points in the system which will allow any air in the system to escape. There is also a certain amount of hot water that will be released with the air. This is called a blow down proceedure. On this occasion, when the air/water mixture was released, it vaporized in the cold crawlspace, turning to steam which then set off a smoke alarm.
I have advised our staff that in the future, any necessary blow downs will be performed after school, and with the fire alarm in standby for that short duration to prevent any re-ocurrance of this issue.
I will put a ticket in the system regarding this event.
As a reminder, members of the community can report any health or safety issues with the District's reporting system found here.New Rochelle High School
2019 Regents and Midterm Exam Schedule
Please see the attached document for the 2019 midterm exam schedule. Thank you.New Rochelle High School
Science Research ApplicationsPlease click on the link below for the Science Research Applications. Thank you!New Rochelle High School
Alumni Join Choral Students in NRHS WinterFest TraditionIt's a tradition in the New Rochelle High School WinterFest Choral Concert for alumni to return and join the students on stage in singing the climactic number, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah. The song raised the roof last night in the Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium and capped two days of concerts - instrumental on Wednesday, choral last night. Over the two evenings, audiences enjoyed music celebrating the season's holidays and other joys. (And other songs and instrumental pieces that are just fun.)"Our students are simply amazing," said Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey. "These concerts really showcase the diversity, the talent and the dedication that make the New Rochelle community so special."
Watch the performance of the Hallelujah Chorus, conducted by Choral Director Jeremy Barbaro with piano accompaniment by Co-Director David Jutt here.City School District of New Rochelle
Trinity Love Committee Knows Everything You Do MattersAt Trinity Elementary School, the holiday season is the perfect time for the Love Committee to spring into action.Not that this group of teachers waits for winter before spreading their message of appreciation for all. The committee was formed during a school book fair last February, when Physical Education teacher Troy Millings saw the need to make books available for all students, even those whose families could not easily afford them.
Soon, he was working with several other teachers - Ivette Herrera, Kelly Hawkins, Patricia Thomas and Jillian Ritacco.
They made books accessible to everyone in a subsequent sale, and they continued to spread random acts of kindness to colleagues and others to keep school spirit high. For Mother's Day, all female teachers received lollipop flowers. On Father's Day, it was construction paper bow ties with candy centers for the male teachers.
"If we love our students and we love what we do, we need to reach out," Millings said.
"The Love Committee has become part of the fabric of our school," said Principal Michael Hilderbrand.
Just this morning, the committee held a surprise breakfast for school monitors, the unsung heroes of the school, with carol singers, a photo booth and more. With the holidays arriving, they started an "Amazon Toy Drive" that brought in more than 100 wrapped presents - which was so many that they were able to donate 25 to a local church and to families that were affected by recent fires in New Rochelle.
"Whether it's Christmas or Hanukkah - whatever they celebrate - these kids need gifts," Hawkins said.
The committee's initiatives have also expanded, with outside organizations joining in.
"It has spread to the entire community. It's more than just Trinity," said Herrera.
At one point, the members may have been easy to identify with their distinctive Trinity blue T-shirts. But the shirts caught on, and now many others have them as well. On the front of the shirt is a paw with heart in the center. The back sports the words "Everything you do matters," something Hilderbrand is known for saying.
"It's now the school mantra," Millings said.City School District of New Rochelle