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300 Hornidge Road Mamaroneck, NY 10543


Tina Wilson
HS Principal
914-777-4800
twilson@ryeneck.org
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Announcements

The opening of the school year can be a very busy time at the High School.  Please make note of the dates of the events, which are listed below.  These events are critical in setting the foundation for a successful and productive school year.
- Student Orientation - Tuesday, September 4, 2018
- Grade 9 - 8:30 a.m.
- Grade 10 - 9:30 a.m.
- Grades 11 & 12 - 11 a.m.
- First day of classes - Wednesday, September 5, 2018 (A Day)
- Open House - Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.

Additionally, please keep your eyes out for a series of summer mailings.

HS Picture Day - Monday, September 17th

Please click HERE for information and order form for HS Picture Day.


PTSA HS Movie Night Flyer

FALL 2018 DRIVERS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Please click HERE for information and the application for the Fall Drivers Education Program


2019 Yearbook Ad Form

MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR STUDENTS ENTERING OR ENROLLING IN GRADE 7 AND 12 BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

Please click HERE for information.

 

Principal's Advisory Committee (PAC) 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 PAC Members are:

Elizabeth Thurer
MaryAnn Germani
Barbara Weinstein
Stephanie Victor
Theresa Spencer (President - Booster Club)
Marci Caplan (High School PTSA VP)
Martina Stoeckhert
Sally Morningstar

Rye Neck Parent & Student Portals

Information about the Parent & Student Portals may be found on the About Your High School page.

 

Current News

First Day of School Brings Excitement and Enthusiasm for Learning

First Day of School Brings Excitement and Enthusiasm for Learning photo

Smiles and excited chatter filled the halls across all Rye Neck Schools on Sept. 4 for the first day of school. With new books and school supplies in hand, students joyfully entered their classrooms, eager to see their friends, meet new teachers and organize their lockers.

“Our opening day was filled with positive energy, enthusiasm and big smiles,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Ferraro said. “Upon entering the buildings on the first day, the students walked into classrooms that were bright and rearranged to create the kinds of active learning spaces needed in 2018 and beyond.”

Kindergartners at Daniel Warren Elementary School had an exciting day of firsts as they attended orientation sessions with their parents and introduced themselves to their new teachers. Meanwhile, F.E. Bellows Elementary School students spent a half-day of classes organizing their school supplies, learning the rules of their new classrooms and getting to know new friends. 

Throughout the day, Rye Neck Middle School students attended a variety of presentations and moved around the building to find their new classrooms. They also met their teachers who greeted them with smiles and guided them through their expectations for the year. The halls at Rye Neck High School were buzzing with chatter as upperclassmen Peer Leaders teamed up with ninth-graders for various first-day-of-school activities that were designed to help the younger students make a smooth transition into high school.

“The beginning of a new school year is filled with excitement as students look forward to reconnecting with friends and teachers,” Dr. Ferraro said.

 

Rye Neck Schools Welcome New Staff for 2018-19

Rye Neck Schools Welcome New Staff for 2018-19 photo
Rye Neck Union Free School District welcomed new staff and faculty members during a two-day orientation, held Aug. 27-28. The group met with administrators, discussed organizational items and received a tour of the community, which was led by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Ferraro and physical education and health teacher Brian Iacovelli. 

“We welcomed new staff across all of the schools, as well as at the district office,” Dr. Ferraro said. “The energy of the new staff, combined with the experience and proven success of those who have been part of our family in the past, will undoubtedly contribute to our reputation for strong learning outcomes.”

The following are new staff members at Rye Neck: 

Darian Bica, physical education and health teacher at Rye Neck Middle/High School.
Stefania Binasco, teaching assistant at F.E. Bellows Elementary School. 
Jamie Bragg, elementary school teacher at Daniel Warren Elementary School (leave replacement).
Robert Brevetti, social studies teacher at Rye Neck High School. 
Jessica Calvini, English teacher at Rye Neck High School.
Samantha Chu, guidance counselor at Rye Neck Middle School. 
Matthew DeBellis, science teacher at Rye Neck High School.
Allison Fields, speech and language teacher at Rye Neck Middle/High School.
Elizabeth Haughton, secretary at Rye Neck Middle School.
Christina Lee, special education teacher at Rye Neck Middle/High School.
Ardijane Mahmud, nurse at Rye Neck Middle/High School. 
Jane Murtaugh, special services secretary.
Anne Reiser, world languages teacher at Rye Neck Middle/High School.
Christina Roufanis, personnel assistant, district office. 
Eric Rudolph, social studies teacher at Rye Neck Middle School.
Colleen Slattery, social studies teacher at Rye Neck Middle School.
Ashley Sullivan, teaching assistant at Rye Neck Middle School.
Douglas Thorn, special education teaching assistant at Rye Neck Middle/High School.
Victoria Valentine, teaching assistant at F.E. Bellows Elementary School.
Zachary Zamek, world languages teacher at Rye Neck Middle/High School.
 

RNHS Names Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

RNHS Names Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian photo
Rye Neck High School seniors Allie Liebmann and Olivia Dunne – who have been close friends since kindergarten – have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2018. Both accomplished students, who have worked incredibly hard throughout their high school career, said it was validating to receive the school’s top honors. 

“This recognition certainly means a lot to me,” Dunne said. “Throughout high school, I’ve put a lot of time and effort into always doing my best. There were definitely points in high school when I felt overwhelmed by the amount of work I had to do, but ultimately I think that working hard at so many different things was what made me successful.” 

Dunne attributed her success to the support of her family, friends, classmates, teachers and coaches and described them as people who have challenged her and pushed her to become a better version of herself. 

“Allie and I have been really close friends since kindergarten, and I definitely attribute a lot of my success to her,” Dunne added. “She is one of the most patient, generous, and kind people I have ever met, and spending so much time with her has had a tremendously positive influence on me. I love our friendly competition, and her support has played a huge role in my academic life.” 

Liebmann also credited her friends’ and family’s support for giving her the opportunity to pursue her passions and praised Dunne for her constant support and friendship. 

“My parents and teachers have always been there to help me with anything I needed, but it is really my friends who have had the most impact,” Liebmann said. “Olivia is a smart, amazingly hardworking, strong, talented person and I truly would not have been able to accomplish anywhere near as much in high school without her.” 

Liebmann added that she was humbled to receive the recognition. 

“I think being valedictorian is a reflection of my hard work, my love of learning and the support I’ve had throughout high school,” she said. 

The soon-to-be graduates said if they could give any piece of advice to the incoming freshmen, it would be to pursue their passions, explore new opportunities, participate in extracurricular activities, take classes in subjects that interest them, but also do things that are completely out of their comfort zone.  

“High school is a great time to find out more about the things you’re passionate about,” Dunne said. “Don’t be afraid to take challenging classes or classes that require a lot of work. Get involved, dedicate yourself to a few things you love, and do everything you can to expand on that passion.”

Dunne is a member of the Science Research Program at the high school and has competed at the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair since eighth grade. She is part of the Independent Learner Program, Italian Club, Mock Trial team and Student Senate, and has been class president for four years. She also gives back to the community by volunteering and giving pitching lessons to younger softball players. Dunne is a member of the varsity softball and varsity basketball teams. Liebmann is a member of the Mock Trial team, Spanish Club, Student Awareness Coalition, high school band and varsity field hockey team. She also gives back to her community by volunteering with the Midnight Run organization and tutoring younger students in math and chemistry.

In the fall, Dunne will attend the University of Chicago, where she plans to pursue her interests in molecular engineering and biological sciences. Liebmann will be attending Yale University, where she plans to further pursue her interests in math and science. 
 

Rye Neck Students Display Artwork at Two Library Exhibits

Rye Neck Students Display Artwork at Two Library Exhibits photo

A group of 60 talented art students from Rye Neck Middle School and Rye Neck High School have their artworks on display at the Mamaroneck Public Library and Rye Free Reading Room Central Library exhibits through May 31.

The diverse collection of student works at the Mamaroneck Public Library features drawings, photography, painting and collage projects of 42 students in grades 6-12 from throughout the school year. Meanwhile, the Rye Free Reading Room Central Library exhibit features a collection of acrylic paintings of 18 high school students.

“This year’s student body is exceptionally talented,” said art teacher Jennifer Dallow, who organized the exhibits along with fellow teachers Trisha Appel and Karen Fontecchio. “We are thrilled to have two shows going on simultaneously. Getting artwork into the community is one of our goals as art teachers in Rye Neck. It is great for the community to view the work of the students and it is a great way for students to show their talent and enrich the lives of others.” 

In addition, more of the students’ artwork is currently on display at the high school library and hallways of the front lobby. According to Appel and Fontecchio, many of the students were inspired by artists, art movements and various techniques to create the diverse range of artwork.

“It is a wonderful culmination of work at this time of year,” Dallow added. “We can see the end result in a lot of areas and see students demonstrating their knowledge of media and design principles. It is rewarding for us as teachers to be able to hang such quality work in our local community.”