District News and Announcements

  • Home Access Center- Attention Parents and Guardians

    Please check with your specific building regarding the opening of Home Access. You may use the user IDs and passwords you have used before. If you have forgotten either of the 2, please e-mail nrhomeaccess@nredlearn.org. Registration for new users will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at City Hall on the 2nd floor.

    Thank you.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Opening Week Schedule for Students

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Elementary - Half Day Dismissal at 11:40 a.m.

    ALMS

    8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - 8th Grade

    9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - 7th Grade

    10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon - 6th Grade

    IEYMS

    8:30 to 10:30 - 6th Grade

    10:00 to 11:00 - 7th Grade

    11:00 to 12:00 noon - 8th Grade

    NRHS

    9th Graders only -- full day

    no bus transportation on September 6

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    Elementary - Full Day

    ALMS/IEYMS - Full Day

    NRHS - 9th and 10th graders full day, orientation for Grades 10, 11 & 12

    Friday, September 8, 2017

    NRHS -- All students full day

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • New Rochelle School District Regretfully Announces Passing of Special Education Teacher Lauren Denninger

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (August 20, 2017) – The City School District of New Rochelle is deeply saddened by the passing of Lauren Denninger, a special education teacher and facilitator at Isaac E. Young Middle School known for her devotion to her students.

    She passed away August 18 and had served the District for 19 years. She was 43 years old.

    “Lauren was a dedicated special educator who touched hundreds of children’s lives,” said Yvette Goorevitch, the New Rochelle schools Director of Special Education who hired Denninger in 1998.

    Denninger’s devotion to her students extended beyond the school day. She spent hours after school and weekends tutoring students to help their reading development.

    “Early on in her career, she sought training in the intensive Wilson Reading System teaching program, because she understood the importance of helping adolescents learn to read in order to forever change their lives,” Goorevitch said. “Lauren was a trusted colleague and friend. She was among the ‘coalition of the committed.’”

    Isaac E. Young Principal Anthony Bongo added; “Lauren's capacity to love students and staff created a climate of compassion and understanding that made it easier to accomplish very difficult tasks. Her humor, mixed with her fierce commitment to our school, made students and staff better.”

    “Lauren was an excellent teacher, a wonderful person and a tremendous asset to Isaac E. Young Middle School and the entire school community,” said schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne. “She will be deeply missed by all.”

    “She had a lasting and profound impact on many students over the years,” said New Rochelle Board of Education President Rachel Relkin.

    Family and friends will gather on Monday, August 21st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home, 767 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, according to the notice on the funeral home’s website. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 a.m. at Saints John & Paul Roman Catholic Church, 280 Weaver Street, Larchmont. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Toms River, New Jersey.

    Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to NY Medical College of Cancer Research. In addition, donations can be made to a college fund for Denninger's daughter, Margaret.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • With Regret, We Announce the Passing of Lauren Denninger

    The City School District of New Rochelle is deeply saddened by the passing of Lauren Denninger, a special education teacher and facilitator at Isaac E. Young Middle School, where she had served for 19 years.

    She passed away August 18.

    “Lauren was a dedicated special educator who touched hundreds of children’s lives,” said Yvette Goorevitch, the New Rochelle schools Director of Special Education who worked with Denninger during her career there. “Early on in her career, she sought training in the intensive Wilson Reading teaching program, because she understood the importance of helping adolescents learn to read in order to forever change their lives. Lauren was a trusted colleague and friend. She was among the 'coalition of the committed,' always assuming competence. May her memory always be for blessing.”

    Isaac E. Young Principal Anthony Bongo added; “Lauren's capacity to love students and staff created a climate of compassion and understanding that made it easier to accomplish very difficult tasks. Her humor, mixed with her fierce commitment to our school, made students and staff better.”

    “Lauren was an excellent teacher, a wonderful person and a tremendous asset to Isaac E. Young Middle School and the entire school community,” said schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne. “She will be deeply missed by all.”

    “She had a lasting and profound impact on many students over the years,” said New Rochelle Board of Education President Rachel Relkin.

    Family and friends will gather on Monday, August 21st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home, 767 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, according to the notice on the funeral home’s website. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 a.m. at Saints John & Paul Church, 280 Weaver Street, Larchmont. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Toms River, New Jersey.

    Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to NY Medical College of Cancer Research. In addition, donations can be made to a college fund for Lauren's daughter, Margaret.

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  • Come Observe the Solar Eclipse!

    Head over to McKenna Football Field at New Rochelle High School at 2:30 pm on Monday August 21st to observe a Solar Eclipse! Special glasses will be handed out to all who attend. Additionally, telescopes with filters will also be available for observing. If you have any questions please send an email to smisner@nredlearn.org or bzeller@nredlearn.org. All parents, students, and community members are encouraged to attend!! Don't miss this rare event!

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Attention Parents

    Registration for the Home Access Center will be held at City Hall, 515 North Avenue, 2nd Floor on the following days and times:
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - only - between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Please bring a form of identification for yourself, either a driver's license or passport.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Congratulations Class of 2017!

    The New Rochelle High School class of 2017 graduated on June 22 in a ceremony filled with pride, praise and eyes turned to the future.

    In the school's 119th commencement exercise, 642 students received their diplomas. Dressed in purple robes with white sashes, they walked across William H. McKenna Field and into a new phase of their lives.

    "Honor things that make sense, but don't be afraid to create new traditions and blaze new trails," high school Principal Reginald Richardson told them. "Each and every one of you has unlimited potential to contribute positively to our society."

    Graduation will take the members of the class of 2017 in many directions.

    "Our dreams for the future vary widely," salutatorian Melanie Anaya said in her address to the class. "Some of us want to become politicians, others doctors or mechanics or anything under the blue sky."

    Several of the graduates, sharing hugs and snapping photos with friends and relatives after the ceremony, showed a variety of goals and dreams. Nicolette Mejia will study culinary arts at Westchester Community College. Jaren Smith will attend Berklee College of Music in Boston to study music production and engineering. An aspiring songwriter, he credited his time in the high school chorus and teacher Derrick James with bringing out his singing ability.

    "He helped me to become a master of my craft," he said.

    Nicholas Romandelli said NRHS, with its many Advanced Placement courses, prepared him well to study economics at Lehigh University. He took eight of them. "You really get a good perspective of what college is like," he said.

    Albert Forero will study mechanical engineering at the New York City College of Technology. "New Rochelle, because it's a big, diverse school, prepares you for anything in life," Forero said.

    During the ceremony, valedictorian Wendy Yu told her fellow students she was eager to see the success of her classmates.

    "I can't wait to see where the power of your minds takes you all," she said. "And I only hope that together we will carry forth with an open mindset as we disperse across the world."

    Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne challenged the students to take their place in the world fearlessly.

    "I urge you to ask the hardest questions, tackle the thorniest problems," he told them. "Confront injustice. Create and innovate. The world is in your hands. Make the most of it."

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  • Public library offers summer reading, programs

    New Rochelle students of all ages can look forward to a fun and entertaining summer full of learning at the New Rochelle Public Library.

    "Build a Better World" is the theme of the library's 2017 Summer Reading Game. It is among an array of free six-week programs to help elementary school-age children stay energized and on-track with their learning. (See the full calendar.)

    The kick-off event will be held Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library will be offering a sampler of the programs, including a hands-on building workshop with ArchForKids and live entertainment by the National Circus Project.

    Preschoolers and students entering grades K-5 can register for the Summer Reading Game at the kick-off event or anytime during the summer.

    The library is also offering free summer programs for middle and high school students, including creative writing classes, Mexican dance lessons, healthful cooking workshops, yoga journaling and weekly movies. The six-week sessions begin the week of July 3.

    In addition, students entering grades 8 through 12 can select between two three-session workshops of Sound and Video: Re-imagined. Instructor Sean Hartywill teach the technicalities of sound and video production while integrating the art of the industry and participants' creativity. Students will learn the basics in creating music, shooting a video and editing it all together.

    For complete details, please visit the library website.

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  • Columbus gets grant for bee garden

    There's good news for Columbus Elementary and for the bees it hopes to nurture.

    The school has been awarded a Bayer Feed a Bee Grant to help develop a Plant Forage Garden for Local Pollinators. The $1,000 grant will fund a planting project, which will provide a tangible, sustainable solution to the current lack of forage for bees and other pollinators. 

    "As grant recipients, we will use this opportunity to develop a student-led, community supported, problem-based approach to the planning, construction and maintenance of our Feed a Bee Garden at Columbus School," said Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn, the K-5 science facilitator at Columbus. "With an integrated STR2EAM (Science/Technology/Reading/Research/Engineering

    /Art /Mathematics) approach to guide our work, the students will experience firsthand how interdependent relationships in ecosystems work. This is an important New York State Science Learning Standard, and it will influence our planning decisions about the garden." 

    Columbus is one of 58 projects that have been funded in 31 states and Washington D.C. The Feed a Bee program was designed to increase food for bees and other pollinators by planting pollinator-attractant plants and establishing additional forage acreage.

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  • After 46 years, Albert Leonard's Di Iorio retires

    Students in Jo Ann Di Iorio's Albert Leonard Middle School class could never complain that they had nothing to read. The seventh-grade English Language Arts teacher's room is as much a library as a class. Shelves are stuffed with volumes categorized by genre, and spinning racks offer paperbacks for the borrowing. Many of them are titles Di Iorio hand-picked over the decades at used book sales and church and tag sales.

    "I choose books that I love, and I talk about literature," she said. "I try to impress my enthusiasm on them."

    Now, after teaching middle school in New Rochelle for 46 years - her entire career - Di Iorio is stepping down.

    She is one of 44 teachers, administrators and other staff members retiring this year. But no other has served as long as Di Iorio, who began teaching at the Isaac E. Young Middle School in 1971. After 25 years there, she moved to Albert Leonard and taught another 21 years.

    "Jo Ann is one of the sweetest, kindest, most giving and loving teachers I've ever had the pleasure of working with," said Albert Leonard Principal John Barnes. "What makes her so amazing and special is that she's always looking to improve upon the previous day."

    When he once asked her how she keeps it fresh after 40-plus years, she said, "I still haven't taught my best lesson yet."

    Di Iorio changed with the times, embracing technology as it emerged and methods of teaching that address the different ways students learn. But the best part has remained the same: "It's the excitement in the classroom when learning takes place," she said. "You see eyes open wide. You notice that ah-ha! moment."

    Her book collection includes classics and modern fiction. Farewell to Manzanar, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Pushcart War, Slumdog Millionaire and Dogs Don't Tell Jokes are all there. A popular one is Fever 1793, about an 18th century teenager surviving a mosquito-borne epidemic in Philadelphia. A favorite of Di Iorio's is Nothing But the Truth by Avi.

    Di Iorio won't be leaving completely. She plans to be a substitute teacher in the district. And that library? That will be a gift to her successor.

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  • Easily manage day-to-day student administration and information such as demographics, scheduling, attendance, discipline, standardized tests, report cards and transcripts.
  • Provides Teachers with an integrated gradebook, assignment and attendance management system as well as the ability to easily communicate with parents.
  • Provides Parents the ability to be more informed as to their child’s grades, attendance, assignments and discipline information.
  • Equips Superintendents, Principals, other District Administrators and even School Board Members with daily school status, student performance and progress against key No Child Left Behind (NCLB) measures (such as Adequate Yearly Progress - AYP).
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