School Announcements / Latest News

  • 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.
     
    Sincerely,
    Xiomara Gonzalez
    New Rochelle High School
  • 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 save@nredlearn.org.

    https://bit.ly/2oqx5YH

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  • 2018 Orientation

    Please see the attached newsletters regarding Orientation for the 2018/19 school year.  Thank you. 

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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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  • Fall Sports: Pre-Season Practices (Updated)

    Please see the attached document for the updated NRHS Fall Sports information.  Thank you. 

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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 – jpetrone@nredlearn.org or Steve Young – syoung@nredlearn.org.

    VARSITY FOOTBALL
    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 ldirienzo@nredlearn.org

    JV FOOTBALL
    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 twashington@nredlearn.org

    FRESHMAN FOOTBALL
    August 20 – Practices begin
    For information contact: Coach Salvo at psalvo@nredlearn.org

    GIRLS’ VARSITY and JV SOCCER
    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 coachfn@ymail.com

    BOYS’ VARSITY and JV SOCCER
    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 jgarcia@nredlearn.org

    GIRLS’ VARSITY SWIMMING
    Practice will begin on Monday, August 20. Site to be announced.
    For questions contact: Coach Fierro at kfierro@nredlearn.org

    GIRLS’ VARSITY and JV TENNIS
    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 msgobbo@nredlearn.org

    VARSITY and JV VOLLEYBALL
    Practices will begin on Monday, August 20. Site to be announced.
    For questions contact: Coach Flaherty at Meghan.flaherty1@yahoo.com

    VARSITY and JV CHEERLEADING
    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 nrhscheerprogram@gmail.com

    GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY
    Monday, August 20 th – 5:00pm (meet at the Nature Study on Webster Avenue)
    For questions contact: Coach Capellan at andycap@optonline.net

    BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY
    Monday, August 20 th – 5:00pm (meet at the Nature Study on Webster Avenue)
    For questions contact: Coach Intervallo at joint415@hotmail.com
    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:

    http://newrochelle.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=45

     

     

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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.
    Best,
    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, cthurnau@nredlearn.org, (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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  • Summer School Information

    Please see the attached documents for Summer School.  You may also check the Summer School / Extended Day page under the "School" tab under "NRHS Departments" under "Extended Day / Summer School Program." Thank you! Have a great summer!

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  • Voters Approve 2018-2019 School Budget

    Voters Approve 2018-2019 proposed budget for City School District of New Rochelle

    The $270,381,160 spending plan maintains existing programs, invests in social-emotional supports, safety and security measures, and adds teaching positions

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (June 19, 2018) Residents today approved the City School District of New Rochelle’s proposed $270,381,160 budget for the 2018-2019 school year that stays within the state tax cap. The plan preserves programming and includes funds for several positions and safety measures.

    The vote was 1,757 – 1,004. The results remain unofficial pending the counting of absentee ballots.

    The cap on the increase in the tax levy – the amount of money to be raised by property taxes – was 2.231 percent. The budget kept the increase to that level by cutting $3.4 million from the tax levy that was included in the $272.8 million budget that voters rejected in May.

    The tax levy in the now-approved budget is $209,002,162. That is an increase of $4,560,520 over the levy of $204,441,642 in the 2017-2018 budget.

    “This budget will serve the District well,” said Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne. “By allocating resources responsibly, the budget preserves our programs, provides for necessary additions and also protects the fiscal health that we have worked so hard to improve in recent years.”

    The newly adopted budget carries an estimated tax rate of $785.72 per $1,000 of assessed value. That’s an increase of $21 per $1,000, or 2.75 percent. The current rate is $764.72 per $1,000. The tax bill for a home assessed at $16,000, the city average, will be an estimated $12,571.52, an increase of $335.95. Such a home has an estimated market value of $695,000.

    All necessary programs, faculty and staff positions currently in place for this school year are maintained in the proposed budget. It adds four school counselors at New Rochelle High School, one in each house. It also adds teaching positions to address pressing student needs. They include 2.1 English as a New Language teacher FTEs split among Albert Leonard Middle School, Isaac E. Young Middle School and William B. Ward Elementary School); three special education teachers (one each at New Rochelle High School, ALMS and IEYMS); and one special education teaching assistant and one special education aide (both at the high school).

    A sum of $200,000 is included for additional safety measures that have been recommended by the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth and that will be recommended in a security assessment being conducted by the global firm Guidepost Solutions.

    About the City School District of New Rochelle

    With nearly 11,000 students in 10 schools, the City School District of New Rochelle, through an active partnership amongst community, parents, staff and students, provides a high-quality and challenging education for every child, in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces rich diversity and drives success.

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  • End of year Announcements

    The NRHS 2018 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thursday June 21st, 2018 at 5:00 PM sharp on McKenna Field at NRHS.  Graduates should arrive no later than 3:45 PM.  Clove Road will be closed for parking beginning at 9:00 AM and will be closed to through traffic beginning at 3:30 PM.

    There will be no reserved parking available.  Attendees will be required to find the nearest available street parking.  Please be mindful not to block fire hydrants and driveways.

    Attendees who require wheelchair access or who otherwise have limited mobility can be dropped off at Flandreau Avenue at the top of the NRHS administrative parking lot.  From there they will receive an escort to McKenna Field. Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

    Students will be able to pick up their diplomas on Friday June 22nd from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the House II Upper Cafe. Diplomas will also be distributed with report cards from House 4 on Tuesday June 26th and Wednesday June 27th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

     

    Final report cards will be distributed from House 4 on Tuesday June 26th and Wednesday June 27th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

     

    Report cards that are not picked up by June 27th will be mailed home on June 29th.

    Any student, who fails a course or Regents exam required for high school graduation, must attend summer school. Summer school will be in session from Monday, July 9th, 2017 through Tuesday, August 14th, 2017. Due to construction at the High School, summer school classes will be held at ALMS.

     

    Textbook and Library Book Returns:

    All students are required to return all textbooks, library books and any other borrowed materials and equipment by June 11th.  Students who do not return books by the due date will be billed for the replacement cost.  Students must either return the books or pay for the cost of the book. If you are returning a book, you can bring the book to your teacher or the appropriate department office.  If it is a library book, then it should be returned to the library. Students who have outstanding books will have a hold placed on their accounts and may not receive report cards or transcripts.  Graduating seniors who fail to turn in or pay for outstanding books will not receive their diplomas. If you need to pay for lost books, payments can be brought to Ms. Nunes in the main office.

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  • ALMS PTA Hosts Science Festival

    Science experiments, games and exhibits enthralled students, parents and teachers at the Albert Leonard Middle School PTA Science Festival on June 5. Hosted by the PTA's STEAM Committee, it was the first science festival at the school in recent history. Among those taking part in the educational festivities was Albot, a robot created by the LEGO League Robotics Club at ALMS.
     
    "The festival was a huge success and exceeded any and all initial expectations," said ALMS Principal John Barnes. "We give great thanks to the PTA steering committee who secured the grant and worked so hard to plan every aspect of the event. In addition, we had many Albert Leonard Middle School faculty members who participated in the event from planning to volunteering, and we thank the many fabulous high school, middle school and elementary school students who volunteered their time setting up, hosting experiments, distributing food and sharing their work with us."
     
    Participating in the Science Festival were: the BioBus, which brings science exploration to students; IDEA New Rochelle, which promotes arts and technology; Mercy College's Center for STEM Education; It Takes a Village to Educate a Child, which offers STEM camps; We Future Cycle; Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak; and MacInspires.  Interactive tables offered demonstrations of DNA extraction, shibori tie-dye technique, physics experiments and more.
     
    The event was part of a national PTA program in which 30 schools across the United States were awarded a grant from Bayer.
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  • Seniors Receive Awards in Two Ceremonies

    New Rochelle High School seniors received awards for academics, service, overcoming obstacles and many other achievements, all to the cheers and applause of classmates and family members in the Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium on Monday. The honors were given out in two sessions, the Senior Awards Assembly in the morning and the Senior Awards Ceremony in the evening.
     
    "Seniors, congratulations for all of your honors," English teacher Lakia Robinson said after she was chosen by the class as the honored faculty member in the morning session. "May you continue to explore and excel, continue to push the boundaries and inspire everyone around you."

    "Our students have proven to be talented, resilient and ambitious," said Dr. Magda Parvey, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, during the evening ceremony. "Our students are service-oriented, activists and leaders in their own right."

    The awards come from each school academic department, community organizations and private scholarship funds. In addition to academics, awards were given out in a wide range of categories, such as political activism and recruiting blood donors.

    For a full list of the awards, what they are given for and who received them, click here.
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  • IEYMS Choir Earns Second in Regional Competition

    The Isaac E. Young Middle School's Castle Choir sang their way to second place in the regional Music in the Parks competition in Connecticut, performing "Alterations" by Andrea Ramsey and "Dona Nobis Pacem" by Mary Lynn Lightfoot.
     
    Thirty-six IEYMS seventh and eighth graders performed in the festival at Central Connecticut State University on June 1. They competed with 12 other middle school groups. After the performance the IEYMS singers enjoyed the afternoon in the Nutmeg State, visiting Lake Compounce amusement park in Bristol. 
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  • New Rochelle High School Senior Awards

    The attached is the complete list of awards bestowed at the New Rochelle High School Class of 2018 Senior Awards Assembly and Senior Awards Ceremony on June 11, 2018.

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Calendar of Events

  • Jefferson PTA Fall Book Fair

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  • Jefferson PTA Fall Book Fair

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  • Ward Picture Day

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  • Health & Safety Committee

    City Hall, Carew Room

    3:00 p.m.

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  • NRHS

    Planetarium show

    Free, open to the public

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