New Sports Calendar!
The District has moved its sports calendar to a new platform. View the Athletics Schedule here.
All of the schools in the City School District of New Rochelle have submitted their Phase I reports under Superintendent Dr. Laura Feijóo's entry plan. Each school conducted a deep dive into the data on demographics, student performance and more, presenting the information in a consistent format. The reports will allow the District to set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound) goals. Find the reports and the introduction here:
Preliminary 2020-21 Budget Includes Funding for Exciting Programs, STEAM, and Equity
The District is very excited to share that the preliminary 2020-21 City School District of New Rochelle budget overview proposes funds focused on Excellence, Equity and Innovation. Superintendent Dr. Laura Feijóo believes that the three are synonymous and are the backbone of any leading school district.
Dr. Feijóo has chosen STEAM as the districtwide 2020-21 school year initiative while continuing to support and expand exemplary programs such as PAVE arts, the tremendous athletic department’s varsity boys and girls teams and Science Research along with the excellent languages offerings, music, accelerated pathways, advanced placement courses and dual credit classes.
“These great initiatives will serve to further support the excellent programming in place in each school,” Dr. Feijóo said.
The spending plan will include slightly more than $2 million in discretionary funding, which will be equitably distributed among all schools in an approach called “Student-Based Budgeting.” The money will be apportioned to each school based on student population, weighted to support priorities the District developed from the schools’ recently completed Phase I reports, which were the first step in Dr. Feijóo’s entry plan.
Those priorities include:
“This is an important step toward achieving the goals we see as necessary to fulfilling our mission of providing a high-quality education for all,” Dr. Feijóo said. “This plan demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that New Rochelle emerges as one of the top districts in the country.”
“I believe the district priorities as set by Dr. Feijóo help to address the achievement gaps highlighted throughout the Phase I process,” said Board of Education President Amy Moselhi. “I am pleased that this budget addresses these priories while still ensuring that the academic rigor and high-level programming is supported and expanded.”
These aspects of the District's preliminary plan were introduced at Trinity Elementary School on Tuesday. The presentation came one day after a budget Town Hall in which New Rochelle High School’s Interim Principal Joseph Starvaggi, every Department Chair, House Principals, the directors of guidance, special education, PAVE, Science Research, athletics and more gave a presentation on NRHS priorities for the next school year. The Board is committed to listening to the professionals in the district who view the budget with a pedagogical lens and expertise in order to hear from those who know the students best.
Community members will have an opportunity to offer their input and ask questions of leaders from all the schools at a Budget Café in the library of NRHS at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. They will also be able to offer input during the public comment section of Board meetings.
Incorporating that input, Dr. Feijóo will present the preliminary budget, tentatively scheduled for the March 3 Board meeting. The Board will adopt a final budget on April 21 and residents will vote on it on May 19.
Nominations for the NRHS Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame for 2020 are now being accepted. To access the criteria and nomination form, please click the link below. All nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2020. If you have any questions, please email Sue Riordan at firstname.lastname@example.orgOpens in New Window
Can't make it to a New Rochelle Board of Education Budget Café tonight? Watch it streamed live here. When it begins, at 6 p.m., a link will appear on the page that says, "In Progress: View Event." Click on that to view.
The meeting will be held in the library of New Rochelle High School, 265 Clove Road.
New Rochelle High School has announced that senior Abigail Kazakov is the Class of 2020 valedictorian and Stephen Bartell is the Salutatorian.
“Please join me in congratulating these two outstanding students,” said Interim Principal Joseph Starvaggi. “We are proud of Abigail and Stephen for consistently pursuing academic excellence and for being stellar examples of New Rochelle High School achievement.”
Both students show a range of interests. Kazakov plans to enter the medical field, considering a career in internal medicine or possibly dermatology.
“I’ve always been fascinated by it,” she said.
She is a member of the National Honor Society, secretary of the school’s Spanish Honor Society (for which she also served as a tutor) and a member of the Math Honor Society. In other interests, she plays tennis and practices taekwondo. She has played piano for 12 years, preferring Baroque and Romantic periods.
She said she appreciates the passion of Romantic-era composers such as Chopin and Rachmaninoff.
“When you play their pieces, it’s like a story that you’re telling,” she said.
Bartell plans to major in math in college, possibly with a minor in economics as he explores possible careers. He is president of the Math Honor Society and a member of the National Honor Society and the English Honor Society. He is also active on the Math Team and the school’s chapter of Junior State of America, an organization that helps develop leadership and debating skills.
To unwind from the rigor of mathematics, he plays the flute, preferring Baroque, jazz and blues.
“It’s nice to unplug and be a little more expressive,” he said.
Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey joined in praising the seniors.
“These two students exemplify the high-quality education our District provides,” she said. “We congratulate them and we look forward to their future accomplishments.”
The District makes an effort to follow up on questions that are asked or submitted at Board of Education regular and Town Hall meetings but that remain unanswered in the meetings. Find the questions and answers here.
Find questions and answers organized by category in the "Questions & Answers" section under "About Us"
Magnet applications due March 6, 4:30 p.m.
The District is providing answers to the questions submitted and raised at the February 25 Board of Education Town Hall meeting on Safety and Security, held in Isaac E. Young Middle School. Here you will find questions that were answered at the meeting as well as those that were submitted but were not addressed because of time constraints.
Watch the meeting here.
Please take this brief survey on the skills and experiences the next permanent New Rochelle High School principal should possess. The City School District of New Rochelle has retained consultants School Leadership LLC to conduct a search for candidates. The results will help guide School Leadership and the District in the search.
The City School District of New Rochelle, through an active partnership amongst community, parents, staff and students, will provide a high quality and challenging education for every child, in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces our rich diversity and drives our success.