Community Check-In

North Rockland Central School District

North Rockland Families:

This week was one filled with so much community.

With fun and competitive nights like the Student Faculty Basketball Game, NR Staff and SPPD vs. the Harlem Wizards, The District Bee and the first ever NR Athletics Unified Bowling match, the third week of March seemed to fly by.

One thing I really appreciate and am constantly impressed by is the way this strong, caring community shows up for our students. From the owners of Breakpoint Bowling setting the stage and cheering for the Red Raiders as they took on Ossining to the Stony Point Police and PAL welcoming and playing with our children at the Harlem Wizards face off and Dr. Seema Narang Dental sitting front row with her family applauding our grades 1-8 District Bee competitors (an event she has sponsored for 10 years) as they crushed each round, our learners really felt the phrase - We are NR.

To keep students excited about school, they need the support and help of the whole community. The often heard statement, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is very true here. I am so proud of the unique partnership and strong connection we have in North Rockland and so look forward to what’s ahead.

Congratulations to all those who made Honor Roll and Principals list this school year and to our Top 5% of the Class of 2023. It is an incredible accomplishment to achieve these honors and I hope each one of you knows how proud your teachers, coaches, parents, families, principals, administrators and Board of Education are of you.

Events in North Rockland are a place that everyone can come together to experience, celebrate and build social opportunities. We recognize that these after school occasions are a common ground where families can create treasured memories and see how we can all work collaboratively to create a better future for their children. Large-scale events like the ones we held each night this week help create opportunities for student-community participation, which is why in this District we work to have as many as we possibly can.

The next three months will be a busy time filled with many milestones, productions, events, competitions, extracurricular activities, learning, testing and engagement. Establishing student-led initiative in their education is key and can help your children take ownership, stay motivated and improve performance as they finish out the school year.

With that being said the District is always looking for ways to better communicate with and highlight our students - not just for their achievements but for their character. The world simply needs a platform that spreads the good. You will find below in today’s check-in the first Red Raider and Lady Raider of the Week - a segment we will now feature in each update recognizing our wonderful student-athletes as well as an in-depth video on the five languages offered at the secondary level.

In The Heights Debuts Tonight!

Behind the Scenes with NRHS Drama Society: In the Heights

NRCSD Language Offerings

Calling all 6th graders!

Hola! Bonjour! Ciao!

It's time to make your language selection for 7th grade! Upon entering 7th grade, students begin their study of a World Language.

In North Rockland taking another language opens a door to so many possibilities, teaches about culture and provides important experiences. ​​Foreign language study enhances one's opportunities in virtually every sector like government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing, communications and beyond.

Students may choose between the five languages NRCSD Offers: Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, French, Italian and American Sign Language. The two-year course extends over 7th and 8th grade and upon successful completion of both years, students will earn 1 High School Credit! The language selection process will be open now until March 24, 2023.

Selection Link >

The World Languages Department is looking forward to meeting you in 7th grade!

NRCSD Language Department Courses

Event Highlights!

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Class of 2023 Top 5%

High Five for the Top 5 %!

Today was a BIG day for our #NR Seniors. This morning, a crowd gathered into the NRHS auditorium to congratulate our Seniors who achieved Honor Roll, Principles Roll and the Top 5 %. Principal DaPonte highlighted the dedication and perseverance of these students both in and out of the classroom. A vast majority of these students participated in extracurricular activities, such as sports, honor societies, clubs, JROTC, and volunteering just to name a few. Each one of them embodies what it means to be a Red Raider. Full List Link.

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NRHS Student Faculty Basketball Game

Faculty steals a win in overtime at the annual Student Vs. Faculty Benefit.

Last night the students squared off against their teachers, with the faculty coming out on top, although some would say it was rigged from the start. The student’s squad was missing many key athletes during the benefit. Although they did not participate, these athletes were on the sidelines cheering on their classmates. More photos.

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2023 District Bee

"I figured out what Bee stands for ... BEST EVENT EVER!!"

And (drumroll please)... The 2023 NRCSD Spelling Bee Champion is Gabiella Daniels!

Daniels was crowned the winner Wednesday night after making it through numerous challenging rounds of competition against the top spellers and building level Bee Winners from all our elementary schools and middle school. The Farley Elementary Schooler’s triumph marks the conclusion of one of our favorite annual North Rockland in-person events until next year. More photos

ICYMI: You can watch the District Bee through the link here -

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The Harlem Wizards vs. NR was a SLAM DUNK!

The NRHS Annex gym was booming with oohs & aahs, laughter, enthusiasm and much much more as The Wizards took on our home team comprised of teachers, principals, Stony Point Police Department Officers and community leaders!

All the fans in the stands were treated to an epic game filled with skills, teamwork, slick dribbling, alley-oops and crazy slams. It was more than just a memorable basketball game, the night was funny, theatrical, exciting, spectacular and raised record funds for the Stony Point PAL. Thanks to everyone who came, helped organize and participated in the community event NR Strong and NR Together! More photos.

College and Career Sessions / Scholarships

NRHS College Information Sessions

Various colleges and universities will be visiting North Rockland High School to provide information sessions for students. These sessions will be great opportunities to connect with admissions representatives and learn about program offerings. Scan the QR codes on the flyer to register to attend the sessions. Flyer link.

Scholarship Bulletin

Scholarship Bulletin #4 is now available!

After completing the google form application, students will receive an email confirmation. Please keep this for your records.Scholarship recommendation letters from teachers are submitted electronically or dropped at the Campus Life office. NR staff members have access to that information.

It is recommended that you keep a personal record of all the scholarships you have applied to with the confirmation that they were submitted.

Any additional questions, please contact:

Community Info

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NR Athletics

More Red Raider Headlines

The Red Raiders keep on rolling! It was a HUGE week for the red and white.

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NR's first-ever Boys Basketball Section 1 Class AA championship!

The Varsity Boys Basketball team took home NR's first-ever Section 1 Class AA championship! The Red Raiders proved they have what it takes in last night's 52-40 win over Scarsdale.

“We thought maybe they had the potential to make a run like this," Red Raiders coach Jamie Ryan said of the win. “But there’s a point where it’s not up to the coaches and you need players to lead. Connor Wein and Elijah Barclay got us where we needed to go.”

Finishing with 13 points Connor Wein earned the tournament MVP title.

Next up: North Rockland will play Newburgh Free Academy (Section 9) or Elmira (Section 4) at 12 noon Saturday at Yorktown High School. More photos.

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NR Unified Bowling

We’ve got more Red Raiders heating up the roster!

This spring NR Athletics has officially expanded their program to add a new (and fierce!) Unified Bowling Team. Unified Bowling is a Section 1 sport in association with the Special Olympics, where high school student-athletes partner to compete. The Raiders faced off in their first RED AND WHITE competition in a home match against Ossining this week at Break Point Bowl & Entertainment. Head Coaches Joan Nelson and Chris Frank explained the team is gearing up for an incredible and memorable first season NR Together! More photos.

Raider of the Week

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Red Raider of the Week

Andre Veit is our first #REDRAIDEROFTHEWEEK for an incredible winter season and his performance at championships on Feb 9. Andre just began diving this year, he had no prior experience. Along with his teammates, he learned 6 dives (enough to compete quickly). He learned so fast that he was able to qualify for the section championship tournament early in the season. He learned 11 dives quickly enough to compete at the championship meet and went on to replace basic dives with more advanced ones as the season progressed. He finished the season with a remarkable 5th place finish at the section championship meet. Make some noise for Andre!
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Lady Raider of the Week

Kayla Saint-Cyr is our first #LADYRAIDEROFTHEWEEK! Kayla was recently awarded the as the Black Girl Hockey Club (BGHC) Scholarship recipient! She has her sights on a management career in hockey, making way for women. BGHC established the scholarship program to subsidize the costs of playing hockey for Black women ages 9-18 years old. Kayla was also honored this week by our Superintendent Dr. Kris Felicello and Board of Education for her perseverance and scholarship win. Let's make some RED AND WHITE noise for Kayla!

Red and White News

Athletics Update - Spring Sports

  1. NRHS Spring sports will start March 13, 2023
  2. Fieldstone Spring Sports will start March 20, 2023

NR Athletic Online Registration for Spring sports will open on February 13, 2023.

Our unique online store offers athletic apparel totally dedicated to NR athletics with a share of the sale proceeds going to our dept.

Thank you all again for support of NR Athletics!


Please check the NR Athletics website for schedules, information and updates.

Follow us on Twitter @NRockathletics

Be sure to check NR Athletics Website for Schedules and information.

Click here for starting dates for: Winter Sports 2022-23, and Spring Sports 2023.

Raider Rescue 🐾

North Rockland has partner with Hi-Tor Animal Shelter to feature one dog and one cat to help them find a loving home each week. Check out the Shelter Wish List linked here. Red Raiders to the Rescue!!!
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Giselle! 🐶

Meet Giselle!

Hi! My name is Giselle. I am about 2-3 years old. I am well behaved, take treats gently, love kids and all people. I am great with dogs smaller than me who are submissive. I am lovable and will spoil my new family with hugs and kisses. My foster mom says I am crate trained and fully potty trained. Because I still need to work on my jumpiness when I get excited, a home with older kids is preferred. I would be a great companion and would love to find my forever family. If you are interested in adopting, please visit and fill out an application.

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Ozzy and Monty 😻

Meet Ozzy and Monty!

Hi! We are a bonded pair of brothers that are better

together. Our luxurious long hair makes us perfect for

anyone that likes super warm snuggles. We love

sleeping and burrowing in our blankets and we enjoy

being around our humans. If you are interested in

adopting up please go to the website, to

fill out an application!