Message from the Principal
Dr. Bongo is proud to introduce Dr. Tawanda Robinson as our Interim Principal.
Please remember my contacts:
phone: 914-576-4360, text: 914 336 7800
Please use these contacts anytime or any day. I want us to "stay connected".
Announcement from Dr. Bongo
February 28, 2019
Dear Isaac E. Young Community,
I am writing to you all with both great excitement and some sadness.
I have accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Personnel and Special Services for our City School District of New Rochelle. I will assume this new role within the next few weeks and will move to the District’s main offices on North Avenue.
Over the past 20 years at IEYMS, I have built many wonderful relationships and have amassed countless experiences that have enriched my life beyond measure. I will always consider myself part of the IEYMS family.
In my new role, I will continue to devote myself to nurturing and supporting students not only here at IEYMS, but throughout all of the public schools in our great city.
At the same time, I am very excited that Dr. Tawanda Robinson will immediately become the interim Principal here at IEYMS. I have worked alongside Dr. Robinson my entire time at IEYMS and she has been a mentor, colleague, and friend. I know of no one better for this position.
Over the coming weeks, I will speak with students and staff about these changes, and I will ensure that we make this transition without a hitch. I will always be available if you have any questions.
This is not an ending, but a new beginning for all of us.
Dr. Anthony Bongo
Querido Isaac E. Young Community,
Les escribo a todos con gran emoción y algo de tristeza.
He aceptado el puesto de Asistente del Superintendente de Personal Estudiantil y Servicios Especiales para
nuestro Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de New Rochelle. Asumiré este nuevo rol dentro de las próximas
semanas y me trasladaré a las oficinas principales del Distrito en North Avenue.
Durante los últimos 20 años en IEYMS, he construido muchas relaciones maravillosas y he acumulado
innumerables experiencias que han enriquecido mi vida más allá de toda medida. Siempre me consideraré
parte de la familia IEYMS.
En mi nuevo rol, continuaré dedicándome a educar y apoyar a los estudiantes no solo aquí en IEYMS, sino
en todas las escuelas públicas de nuestra gran ciudad.
Al mismo tiempo, estoy muy emocionado de que la Dra. Tawanda Robinson se convierta inmediatamente en
la Directora interina aquí en IEYMS. He trabajado junto al Dr. Robinson todo el tiempo en IEYMS y ella ha
sido mentora, colega y amiga. No conozco a nadie mejor para esta posición.
Durante las próximas semanas, hablaré con los estudiantes y el personal acerca de estos cambios, y me
aseguraré de que hagamos esta transición sin ningún problema. Siempre estaré disponible si tiene alguna
Esto no es un final, sino un nuevo comienzo para todos nosotros.
Dr. Anthony Bongo
New York State Assessment for English Language Arts
Students if you need help with academics, homework, or would like some additional time to study, you should POWER UP! Before and after school is your time to receive additional help with learning. Teachers are available to assist you. Make sure you check the teacher's extra help schedule. You can also join our AM and PM Homework Club. AM homework club is held on Mondays and Tuesdays 7:30-8:15 am, room 221. PM Homework Club is held Mondays and Fridays in the library from 2:45-3:40. Hope to see you soon.
Congratulations to all our students who had perfect attendance for the month of November during the first marking period. Certificates were handed out to students during homeroom on Friday, December 7th, 2018. School attendance is mandatory and is critical to student success. Students are expected to be in school every day and on time. Please contact your child's school counselor or the the attendance teacher, should you require assistance.
School Counseling Department
Middle school is an exciting yet challenging time for students, their parents and teachers. According to the American School Counselor Association, during this transition from childhood to adolescence, middle school students are characterized by a need to explore a variety of interests, connecting their learning in the classroom to its practical application in life and work; high levels of activity coupled with frequent fatigue due to rapid growth. During the middle years, adolescents are searching for their own identity as they begin to grow more mature. At Isaac E. Young, the school counselors support students and families in the areas of academics, career and college readiness and social emotional development. School counselors are here as a resource for students. Please contact the school counseling office should you need assistance
Mrs. Cirilio: School Counseling Office Secretary 914-576-4367
Mrs. Rodriguez: School Counselor
Mrs. Rhett: School Counselor
Mrs. Gabr: School Counselor
Mrs. Smith: School Counselor
If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook for the 2018-2019 school year please see the form below! Yearbooks start at the low price of $30!
Y.E.S. PROGRAM IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ALMS AND IEY STUDENTS
The YOUNG ENGINEERS SCHOOL (Y.E.S.) is now accepting applications for this summer. This program is an outstanding enrichment opportunity for middle school students who have shown and continue to show proficiency in Math, Science, and Technology Ed. Students must be currently attending the New Rochelle Public Schools. We offer expert instruction combined with fascinating experiments and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities specially designed for middle school students.
Students can select to attend any one of three different two week sessions. The hours for each session are Monday-Friday, 9am – 3pm, snack and lunch are provided, however, transportation is not provided. Parents are responsible for getting their children to and from ALMS. The program fee is $375.00 per student for each of the two week sessions. Due to the popularity of this program seats do fill up very quickly. For more information and/or to register, interested parents and students can click on the link below to obtain a brochure/applicationIsaac E. Young Middle School
Register for sports using "FamilyID"
If you are interested in registering to participate on one of our athletic teams please see the attached "FAMILYID" form.Isaac E. Young Middle School
IEY Exploring NYC Club
IEY Exploring NYC Club on a recent visit to the United Nations and Brooklyn BridgeIsaac E. Young Middle School
"Start with Hello Week"
"Start with Hello Week" took place at Isaac E. Young Middle School from September 24 - September 29. "Start with Hello Week" brings attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation in our schools and communities. It empowers young people to create a culture of inclusion within their school community. Here are a few highlights from our amazing week.
Go Knights!Isaac E. Young Middle School
IEY Memorial for Lauren Denninger, Special Education Teacher
IEY Memorial for Lauren Denninger, Special Education Teacher
On Friday, May 25th, the IEYMS community honored their colleague, teacher, and friend, Ms. Lauren Denninger. Dr. Anthony Bongo, IEY Principal, shared thoughts and memories of Ms. Denninger while the school planted and dedicated a tree in her honor. Pictured below is a special tree that was planted in honor of Ms. Denninger, (pictured Ms. Denninger's family by the tree). Another two pictures show the IEY Castle Choir singing and students and staff releasing biodegradable balloons.Isaac E. Young Middle School
Calendar of Events
Board of Education - Special Meeting
6:00 p.m.City School District of New Rochelle
Culture and Climate Committee Meeting
Carew Room, Central AdministrationCity School District of New Rochelle
Health & Safety Committee
City Hall, Carew Room
3:00 p.m.City School District of New Rochelle
Facilities & Finance Committee
City Hall, Carew RoomCity School District of New Rochelle
NRHS, 7:00 p.m. Doors open 6:45 p.m. Must be on timeCity School District of New Rochelle
Parents and Guests to IEYMS:
We welcome you to visit Isaac E. Young Middle School. When visiting between the hours of 8:15 and 3:30, please enter the building using the entrance facing Pelham Road. Parking is available on the street or in the lower lot. Our handicapped entrance is located on the side of the building off of Centre Avenue. You will need picture identification to enter the building. After 3:30 pm, the Centre Avenue entrance should be used to enter the building.
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."