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  • 'Pay It Forward' Students Help Toys for Tots

    Albert Leonard Middle School's Pay It Forward club joined with Toys for Tots on Dec. 2 to help prepare presents for Westchester families so they can provide toys for their children for the holidays. Ten students and two of their mothers spent the morning at the organization's Elmsford location, where they sorted toys by gender and age.
     
    Then they packaged the toys into large bags and carted them to the storage room for delivery later in the month.

    "By the end of the morning, the students were asking if they could come back and help again," said Sara Yeterian, who runs the club. "The coordinator asked if they could return, too. They did a great job of representing responsible and helpful Albert Leonard Middle School students."
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  • Students Gain Real-World IT Experience on Help Desk

    Seventeen New Rochelle High School students are lending a hand as help desk specialists while gaining real-world experience in an innovative arrangement run by Educational Technology Specialist Mark Silviotti.
     
    Silviotti works with teachers to integrate instructional technology methods into their everyday practices. But it's through the IT Essentials course he teaches that students enter the IT/help desk gateway.
     
    "A year ago, while working with our BOCES support team I mentioned that I wanted to start a student help desk at New Rochelle High School," said Silviotti. "I thought, 'What a great idea it would be to get some students involved in helping out our school community.'"
     
    BOCES helped develop the framework.
     
    "Students learn everything from how to assemble and disassemble a computer to knowing proper maintenance skills, to acting as IT professionals," Silviotti said. "The notion of incorporating this class with a student help desk gives the students an outlet to develop 21st Century skills in real-world situations."
     
    Silviotti researched how other student help desks function to develop a curriculum to support the school's needs. 
     
    The help desk is part of Silviotti's ongoing vision of a student-centered approach toward learning.
     
    "I would also like them to begin to write or digitally document about what they are doing," he said. "The idea is to have them blog or podcast about their experiences and show how they have grown as mini-IT professionals. We are also working on having all New Rochelle High School students have the ability to write their own tickets through Service Now. These tickets would be routed straight to the student help desk, which will allow us to have a larger role throughout the building."
     
    Silviotti's plan is to use the IT Essentials course as a prerequisite for a second course that will focus solely on the student help desk.
     
    "The concept, itself, is quite interesting," said sophomore Griffin Bates, a self-professed computer geek who aspires to enter the chemistry or physics work world. "It's not always that complicated of a problem. This help desk opportunity helps non-experienced people get experience, and it takes the pressure off of the professionals who can focus on things that we wouldn't be able to do due to our lack of experience."  
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  • Professional Authors Tell Tales of the Writing Life

    Christopher John Farley, reporter and author, told New Rochelle High School students about the time Kanye West was driving him crazy by calling him again and again.
     
    All Farley needed was West's five favorite music videos for a list in The Wall Street Journal. But the famed rapper, singer and songwriter wanted his list to be the best, and so he revised it endlessly until finally, he changed the topic to his five favorite places to eat in New York.
     
    "It was the best list the Journal has ever run," said Farley, one of two writers who spoke to the students at the Authors Out Loud event in the Linda E. Kelly Theatre on Tuesday. The other author was Rachel Vail, who writes for children and teens.
     
    While Farley told anecdotes about celebrities, Vail told the students about growing up in New Rochelle (she greeted them as "fellow Huguenots") and how her awkward teen years continue to fuel her writing.
     
    "I love to write about how it really feels to be growing up," she said.
     
    Presented by the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence, Authors Out Loud is part of the E.L. Doctorow Legacy Initiative and is a program of the Jeremy Scheinfeld Publishing Center.   
     
    "The authors we have here today have strong ties to the New Rochelle community and have used their love of writing to have a profound impact on our society," said Lydia Adegbola, chair of the New Rochelle High School English department. "We consider it an honor to hear their voices as they share the stories of who they are and their commitment to their craft."
     
    Both authors talked about the benefits of being a writer.
     
    "You get to live a lot of different lives," Vail said. "And you get to work in your pajamas."
     
    Students appreciated the insights into the writing life.
     
    "This is a great way to understand that there are so many career paths," said sophomore Aniyah Daley.
     
    Whatever else they took away, Farley urged them not to miss the lesson in his anecdote about Kanye West's obsession with compiling the perfect list.
     
    "He was driving me crazy, but then I realized there was a method to his madness," Farley said. "Sometimes it does take that kind of drive, that kind of attention to detail to be the best, to get across your voice, to make your impact."
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  • Technology Camp Comes to IEYMS Classrooms

    It didn't take long for the sixth-graders at Isaac E. Young Middle School to begin programming patterns of lights and sounds when they started a technology camp last week.
     
    "When you finish your artwork, you press 'upload' and it shows up on the LED panel," said Isabel Ayala, a member of a team called the MERR Gang, which also included Ashlyn Cohen and Diana Oliveros.
     
    All 400 sixth-graders learned coding from the nationwide company iD Tech, which brought its instructors in with technology kits from littleBits. The company offers summer computer camps. But this week, the camps ran in four schools across the country. The others were in Chicago and California.
     
    The lessons offered the school's first-year students invaluable STEM experience.
     
    "We are so excited that our students have been gifted this opportunity," said Assistant Principal Tawanda Robinson. "Programs such as iD Tech serve as pathways for learning. This offers students authentic hands-on experiences and provides a glimpse into the vast and complicated world that is technology."
     
    The lessons didn't stop with the end of the in-school tech camp. iD Tech will be giving six IEYMS students full scholarships for a full week of camp at any of the 150 locations across the country. The company will also donate 10 littleBits Coding Kits.
     
    When students worked with sound, they started off with a two-tone siren, but quickly expanded to longer strings of notes.
     
    "I like how we can experiment with it and make it more abstract," said Oliveras of the MERR Gang. "You can use your imagination."
     
    "It's really fun to play with because you get to focus on the music," said Belen Salomon of the Warrior Wolves.
     
    Teachers said the students were enjoying it from the start.
     
    "They like the behind-the-scenes aspect, seeing how things work," history teacher Patrick DiPrimo said.
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  • Jefferson Students Create Iroquois, Algonquin Dioramas

    When fourth-graders at Jefferson Elementary School recently learned about Native American longhouses and wigwams, they finished the unit by building their own.
     
    Their dwellings were model-sized, of course, and became the centerpieces of dioramas that included figures of Native Americans, horses, streams, grass and trees.
     
    Student Daniel Elliot's longhouse boasted an authentic look. It was made of bark that he and his grandparents foraged for off the side of the road on a trip upstate. The grass that surrounded the model was made of maté tea leaves. Deerskin-shaped strips covered benches.
    "We went into the forest and we found a couple of pieces of bark on the floor," he said. "They used deerskin to sleep, that's why we put deerskins on the bed."
     
    Elliot's grandmother Lourdes Elliot, who helped forage for the bark, enjoyed the project.
     
    "Working with him is fantastic. I love it," she said. "To me, it's important that the family gets to do things together."
     
    In the unit, students studied the Iroquois and the Algonquins in the pre-Colonial days of what is now the New York area. They learned that Algonquins built faster, lighter canoes (that the Iroquois often took from them). They learned that the Iroquois lived in longhouses occupied by up to 20 families while Algonquins generally lived in smaller wigwams meant more for nuclear families.
     
    While learning about the history, the unit combined art in the dioramas and English in the essays they wrote. They also developed and practiced computer skills, creating double-bubble charts to compare the cultures of the two peoples.
     
    Student Jeimy Lopez reflected that she would like living in a longhouse.
     
    "It would be fun," she said. "I could live with my family members."
     
    They built with cardboard and sticks or twigs. Streams were created with blue fish-tank gravel or melted and re-hardened hot glue. For student Rocco Regina, the top of a two-liter soft drink bottle made a perfect frame for a wigwam, complete with the hole in the top to serve as the smoke hole.
     
    "They have a smoke hole because they have a fire in the house," he said.
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  • NRHS PAVE Artists Experiment in Varied Media

    The walls of the bridge to House IV in New Rochelle High School are covered with the works of the PAVE art students' first marking period projects.

    Drawing inspiration from masters - blown glass artist Dale Chihuly and author Annie Dillard - the student artists created drawings, painted paper, sculpture and digitally enhanced photographs. Students from the three PAVE levels collaborated on the exhibition and held the official opening Thursday evening.
     
    Early in the period, students interviewed each other and created portrait drawings in ebony pencil.  They then read Dillard's classic 1982 essay "Total Eclipse" and created colored pencil drawings. 
     
    In late September, many of the artists visited the exhibition of Chihuly's spectacular glass sculptures at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. They created two colored marker drawings on site at the NYBG. Back at school, employing Chihuly's free-form style, they painted on paper outside for two days. They then cut, folded and formed the painted paper into their own sculptures inspired by the glass master's forms.
     
    Taking the project further still, the students photographed their sculptures and, using Photoshop, placed them "on site" somewhere on the NRHS grounds. They imagined what their works would look like in an eclipse and changed the photos accordingly.
     
    Finally, the group created a newsletter documenting the event.
     
    The exhibition will be on display in the hallway, near the Museum of Arts & Culture in the school, through December.
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  • IEYMS Wildlife Club Learns to Rehab Animals

    How often does one get to meet an albino wallaby? The students in the Isaac E. Young Middle School Wildlife Rehabilitators in Training Club have. 

    Two animal experts stopped by in recent months to introduce the 30-plus club members to the rare, all-white marsupial and a host of other creatures, including pigeons, a hedgehog, several species of monkeys, a chinchilla and a large - and loud - bird from Australia called a kookaburra.
     
    The far-flung friends visited the club with human companions from Animal Nation in Rye and Noah's Park Retreat in Goshen, N.Y.
     
    But it is more than rarities and denizens of distant lands that hold the students' attentions. The students are also learning how to help creatures more common to our area, including the ubiquitous eastern gray squirrels. At the end of last year, club members created a release pen for the Weinberg Nature Center in Scarsdale.
     
    "I think it's important to help animals that can't survive on their own," said eighth-grader Gaby Meda, a member of the club. "Many times, they're overlooked or mistreated."
     
    Club advisor Regina Simoes is also a wildlife rehabilitator in New Rochelle licensed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, a role that keeps her busy as a beaver. She rehabilitates dozens of squirrels each year that are left orphaned or stranded, often when trees are cut down. She has been using the new pen for a crucial transition phase in their re-introduction to natural settings.
     
    "The pen will be used every spring, summer, and fall for many years to come, helping to release rehabilitated wildlife back into the wild," Simoes said. She hopes the club members will obtain their licenses to join her in protecting the creatures.
     
    The students are learning the importance of squirrels, bees and other creatures, and how their lives are interconnected with humans.
     
    "They really help us in many different ways," said eighth-grader Carlos Perez.
     
    "I just like the feeling that I did something good - that I saved animals' lives, and that I can save a lot more," said eighth-grader Melanie Moncada.
     
    Cindy Polera, the Scarsdale village naturalist and environmental educator of the Weinberg Nature Center, is impressed with the students' dedication.
     
    "They're a great group," she said. "They're curious, they ask a lot of questions and they're focused. They're wonderful kids."
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  • Thanksgiving Spirit Pervades Campus School

    Thanksgiving brought a spirit of helping out and togetherness to the Campus Alternative High School as students helped distribute turkeys to families in need and gathered with staff for their own holiday feast featuring foods from many nations.

    These have become modern day traditions at the school. Students volunteer to pick up turkeys from a local grocery store and deliver them to HOPE Community Services in New Rochelle. This year, the students, with volunteer firefighters, helped to unload 150 turkeys and to distribute more than 400 of the birds to families, including the elderly.

    “This is a wonderful way for students to give back to the community through warm smiles, conversation and a helping hand,” said Teaching Assistant Jennifer Renne. 

    “I enjoyed the work I did because it was for a good cause,” said senior LeSandra Turner. “I like helping others, especially around the holidays. It was great working with my fellow classmates in providing a meal for needy families.”

    The students and staff held their Thanksgiving feast the day before the actual holiday – another tradition the school has observed for more than 20 years. The celebration featured a wide variety of dishes and desserts, including pasta dishes, rice and beans, tamales, eggplant parmesan and macaroni and cheese. 

    “On this special day before Thanksgiving, Campus had a wonderful feast that included alumni, friends and family,” said junior Omari Walker. “I have never felt so welcomed and thankful for what they have done for me and my classmates. This Thanksgiving feast has showed me a lot about people’s true spirit of giving.”

    English teacher Karen Tucker coordinates the meal with help from other staff members. Neil Mattera cooked four – yes, four – turkeys and Almaire Fridovich baked a scrumptious ham. Students and teachers set up the cafeteria and served the food together.

    Former students also visit, including alumni from years ago, who bring their children and who share their accomplishments and memories of Campus. They help out or pay a visit to their favorite teachers and Program Administrator Joel Fridovich.

    Joel Fridovich wrapped up the event with a speech thanking all who participated and extending well wishes to students, alumni and staff. Uneaten food and desserts are donated to the HOPE Soup Kitchen as another way to support the community. 

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  • After Arriving from Mexico, Sofia Ochoa Excels at IEYMS

    Fernanda Sofia Ochoa, an Isaac E. Young Middle School eighth-grader, wants to spread the message that everyone is capable of moving beyond any barriers in life.

    Known as Sofia, Ochoa became a student in the City School District of New Rochelle after arriving from Mexico last year. Speaking only minimal English, Ochoa quickly caught on, has had notable academic achievements and has aspirations to become a doctor or architect.

    “Sofia is intelligent, kind, is helpful to students and is such a respectful young lady,” said Jecelyn George, her guidance counselor.

    Ochoa said it wasn’t easy to arrive in a new country and go to a new school.

    “When I came here, I was really scared because it’s really different from Mexico,” Ochoa recalled. “This is a big school. I thought I was going to get lost.”

    Her family reinforced the importance of not giving in or giving up.

    “My mom and brother always told me, you need to do well. If you see a wall in front of you, don’t say, ‘I need to wait.’ If you do, you will be stuck.”

    Ochoa didn’t wait. With a thirst for learning, she threw herself into her studies, earning either an A or A+ in all of her classes in every marking period last year.  Her limited knowledge of the English language morphed into a commanding fluency.

    Indeed, her academic accomplishments were so stellar that she was selected for IEYMS’ chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Her math and science proficiency placed her in Algebra and Biology --- both high school classes --- this year.   

    “You need to see what’s on the other side of ‘the wall,’” she said.  “It might be scary but, focus and do it.  It could be a ‘difficult wall,’ but on the other side there could be an opportunity that could help you in your future.  If you’re still stuck in the same place, you’re not going to go anywhere in your life.”

    What advice does she have for others?

    “You need to always be focused on what you want to do for your future,” she said. “This (school) is best place in the U.S. for me. I see many possibilities to help me with my life. If you’re not seeing the positive things that are in school, you’re not going to get anywhere.”

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Isaac E. Young Middle School

Message from the Principal

November 21, 2017

As we quickly move ahead with our school year, and get ready for the cold weather, I want to wish everyone the best for the holidays and vacation. My goal is to continue to serve our students and families with distinction. Our teachers and staff have been working hard and long to bring the best academic programs and a safe environment for our community. If you feel that any aspect of your child's school experience needs attention, please reach out to me anytime. Any issue can be resolved with communication and trust. My goal is to have that with you.
Please remember my contacts:

914-576-4360 (phone)

Abongo@newrochelle.k12.ny.us

Abongo@nredlearn.org

914 336 7800 (text)

Please use these contacts anytime or any day. I want us to "stay connected". Once again, I wish you all the best as we await a New Year; and remain committed to all of you.  Best wishes.

School Announcements

  • 8th grade PTA meeting Dec. 12th, 7 pm-8 pm

    Isaac E. Young 8th Grade Parents,

    Please join us for the first 8th grade planning meeting held on

    Date: December 12, 2017      Time: 7:00PM – 8:00 PM.   Location: IEY School Auditorium.

    Discussion will consist of:

    -       Forming 8th Grade Parent Committee & Volunteers

    -       8th Grade Prom Ticket Price

    -       Fundraising

    -       Upcoming Events and Trips

    If you have any questions please contact Anna Clark 8th Grade Committee Chair at 914.246.1866 or aiclark1@aol.com.

    As the 8th grade committee we are looking for your help to plan and fundraise for our end of year events. The success is completely dependent on the participation of the 8th grade parents and students.

    This meeting won’t take much of your time.

    Thank you,

    8th Grade Committee and PTA Board

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  • IEY PTA Fall Fundraiser

    For every $25 sold, student has a chance to receive entry into a raffle to win an Apple Watch

    Catalogs and order forms were distributed to all students. (Additional catalogs and order forms available in the main office)

    All proceeds will fund PTA sponsored after school and evening activities for Students and Families

    Questions: email IEYPTA@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page Isaac E. Young Middle School PTA

    Please see attached flyer.

     

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  • IEY Movie Night - Nov. 3rd

    The IEY PTA is hosting a movie night for all students, Friday night November 3rd.

     47 Meters Down (rated PG13)

    • Bring a blanket to sit on and join us in the Gym - Entry is Free!
    • Sign up in the main office is required as space is limited
    • Drop off time is 6pm and pick up time is 8:30pm sharp.
    • This is a drop off event for students only, chaperones will be provided
    • Snacks and Beverages will be sold

    If you are interested in volunteering or you have any questions, please email IEYPTA@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page Isaac E. Young Middle School PTA

     

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  • Extra Help 2017-18

    Please see attached for our 2017-18 extra help schedule. 

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  • Celebrating Cultures at the Castle

    Celebrating Cultures at the Castle

    Please join us this Saturday, October 14,  from 10:00am-1:00pm. We will have music, cultural exhibits, student presentations, book giveaways, educational and support materials, disaster relief booths (Floods & Earthquake), hot dogs & hamburgers, and tons of fun!

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  • School Picture Day continues on 10/11. Makeups are 11/17.

    Our next School Picture Day is 10/11. Students will take their school picture during phys. ed. class. Makeups are 11/17.

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  • IEYMS Anti-Bullying Awareness

    On Friday, October 6th, IEYMS students were welcomed to school by the IEY Castle Ambassadors (pictured) to promote anti-bullying awareness. Students met with their first period class, during an Advisory day,  where they learned about anti-bullying. The lesson focused on the IEY Anti-Bullying Rules:

    1. We will not bully others.

    2. We will try to help students who are bullied.

    3. We will try to include students who feel left out.

    4. If we know that someone is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

    The IEYMS community is observing National Bullying Prevention Month during October. Every October schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™. The goal: encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages. 

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  • Progress reports should be coming home soon!

    Progress reports should be coming home soon! Please contact your child's counselor if you have any questions. 

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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!!

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  • Six IEYMS artists are FIT for SUCCESS this Summer

    Six graduating eighth grade students at Isaac E. Young Middle School will get a taste of college life this summer as they prepare to take art classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY) in New York City.  The students were chosen on merit and their demonstrated commitment to improving their craft as artists.  In the wake of New York state’s newly announced Excelsior Program, which allows middle income families to send their children to state funded colleges tuition free, these 8th graders will get a first-class introduction to the college experience. FIT has long been recognized internationally as one of the most prestigious colleges for its’ fashion design, art design, and international marketing programs. The students are being sponsored by a number of staff and administrators at IEYMS including: art teachers Claudia Cassone, Michael Fry, and Isabel Maldonado; math teacher, Calvin Heyward; Assistant Principal Daniel Gonzalez, and Principal Dr. Anthony Bongo.

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Calendar of Events

  • Columbus Holiday Boutique

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  • Board of Education - C.O.W.

    Daniel Webster Magnet School, 6:00 p.m.

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  • Columbus Holiday Boutique

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  • Columbus Holiday Boutique

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  • Health & Safety Committee

    Central Administration, Carew Room

    2:00 p.m.

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Our Mission

Built by the Past, Ready for the Future...
"Our mission as the Isaac E. Young Middle School Community is to provide personalized learning opportunities that promote a high standard for academic success and creativity, as well as critical and independent thinking in a safe and healthy environment. Students will become responsible and respectful citizens who are lifelong learners and contributing members of their society and who meet the challenges of a diverse and changing world."

Construido por el Pasado, Listo para el Futuro\
Nuestra misión, como la Comunidad Escolar de Isaac E. Young, es proporcionar oportunidades de aprendizaje personalizado que promuevan un nivel alto para éxito académico y creatividad, así como pensamientos lógicos e independientes en un ambiente seguro y saludable.  Los estudiantes se convertirán en ciudadanos responsables y respetuosos y serán estudiantes de por vida y miembros contribuyentes de su sociedad y quienes cumplan con los retos de un mundo diverso y cambiante.

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