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300 Hornidge Road Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Tina Wilson, Ed. D.
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Principal's Advisory Committee (PAC) 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 PAC Members are:

Theresa Spencer (President - Booster Club)
Marci Caplan (High School PTSA VP)
Martina Stoeckhert
Sally Morningstar
Amy Robertson
Leslie Findlay
Addu Park
Stacy Lavelle

PAC Meetings for 2019-2020:
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17
Tuesday, December 17
Tuesday, March 17
Tuesday, May 12

Rye Neck Parent & Student Portals

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


Current News

RNHS Senior Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

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Rye Neck High School senior Grace West has been named a semifinalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship program. She represents the top 1% of students nationwide who were awarded the distinction. 

West was among more than 1.5 million students from 21,000 high schools who entered the academic competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors. As a result, she is now among 16,000 high school students nationwide to be awarded the distinction by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for earning some of the highest scores on the qualifying test, which served as an initial screen of entrants. 

“Grace is a model student and citizen,” Principal Tina Wilson said. “We are proud of her accomplishment and wish her luck as she continues in the process.”

West is captain of the varsity volleyball team and co-secretary of the Model United Nations Club. She’s also a member of her high school’s Mock Trial team, Peer Leadership, Student Athlete Cabinet and Student Senate. She has completed 240 hours of community service and, outside of school, she is a youth deacon at the Larchmont Avenue Church. 

To become a finalist, the students must submit a detailed scholarship application, demonstrate an outstanding academic record, write an essay and earn scores that confirm their earlier performance on the qualifying test. About 90% of the semifinalists will advance to the next round, and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship. According to its website, the National Merit Scholarship program honors students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The program will award approximately 7,600 scholarships worth more than $31 million next spring.

National Merit Scholarship finalists will be announced in February, while scholarship winners will be announced in the spring.

Student Activists Recognized for Their Efforts

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Members of the Action Research for Community Change, a student-run think tank at Rye Neck High School, received proclamation awards on Sept. 9 in recognition of their research on public perceptions of water quality. 

The students – junior Gabriel Miller and seniors Sean Diamond and Owen Robertson, and graduates Andrew Alcin, Renue Chin and Ryan Germani – conducted a consumer confidence survey on behalf of the Westchester Joint Water Works in numerous locations in Mamaroneck and Larchmont in 2018 regarding the quality of tap water. They were recognized for their efforts and initiative by Town of Mamaroneck Supervisor Nancy Seligson and Paul Kutzy, manager of Westchester Joint Water Works.

The Action Research for Community Change team, facilitated by Dr. Valerie Feit, the K-12 enrichment coordinator and co-director of school counseling, is a Tools for Change program that uses social science research methods to support policy decisions for local organizations. 

“The purpose of Action Research is to address community issues by teaching students how to conduct ethical research that influences policy development for the common good,” Dr. Feit said. “The findings from this study clearly demonstrated that local community members understand and value the quality of the water we use. The final report was submitted to WJWW for use in their informational materials.”

First Day of School Brings Energy to Rye Neck Schools

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With new books and school supplies in hand, students across all Rye Neck Schools filled the halls with smiles and excited chatter as they reported for the first day of school on Sept. 3.

“It was a great start to the 2019-2020 school year,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Ferraro said. “Students arrived eager and excited to meet their teachers and reconnect with friends.” 

Kindergartners at Daniel Warren Elementary School 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 and getting to know new friends. Throughout the day, Rye Neck Middle School students moved around the building to find their new classrooms and meet with their teachers, who greeted them with smiles and guided them through their expectations for the year. At Rye Neck High School, upperclassmen teamed up with freshmen students for various first-day-of-school activities that were designed to help the younger students make a smooth transition into high school.

“We wish all a productive and enriching school year,” Dr. Ferraro said.


Rye Neck Schools Welcome New Staff for 2019-2020

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Rye Neck Union Free School District welcomed 12 new faculty members during a two-day orientation, held Aug. 26-27. The group met with administrators, discussed policies and procedures, worked with their teams and departments, and received a tour of the district and community. 

Eric Lutinski, middle school principal and assistant superintendent for instruction, described this year’s group of new staff as a mix of both experienced and newer professionals. 

“Some of our new staff are Rye Neck alumni or have worked here as interns or student teachers,” he said. “Others come with years of experience in New York City, other Westchester districts or Connecticut. However, our new staff training sessions revealed that they are all thoughtful professionals who will contribute to the success of our students.” 

The following are new staff members at Rye Neck: 
Lina Amello, teaching assistant at Daniel Warren Elementary School 
Elisa Barilli, school psychologist at Rye Neck Middle School
Joseph Callagy, English teacher at Rye Neck High School
Crystal Contreras, Spanish teacher at Rye Neck Middle School
Amanda D’Addona, social studies teacher at Rye Neck Middle School
Chelsea Gillespie, mathematics teacher and teaching assistant at Rye Neck Middle/High School
Jean Laffan, French teacher at Rye Neck Middle School
Nichole Locher, physical education teacher at Rye Neck High School 
Alyssa Massi, mathematics teacher at Rye Neck Middle School
Carolyn Muller, special services teaching assistant at Rye Neck Middle/High School
Brian Pinto, elementary school teacher at Daniel Warren Elementary School 
Kristi Rachiele, science teacher at Rye Neck Middle/High School