North Rockland Central School District
North Rockland Families:
This was an exciting week in North Rockland, beginning with a visit from Regent Wills of the New York State Education Department Board of Regents for an in-depth look on how our SEL program has expanded, becoming such an important part of our District and an example for the state.
Our Holiday Concert series, food, toy and coat drives for our community, Winter Boutique and other festive events kicked off across our school buildings with incredible success! In addition to taking part in frosty curriculum, events, concerts and donation collections I'm proud to share that our students have been taking charge and getting themselves out there by volunteering.
Caroling at the Stony Point Town Parade and tree lighting ceremonies, assisting in Toys for Tots collections and honoring our local veterans are just some of the actions learners have taken to help spread joy. Seeing so many of our students taking up causes that will better this season for so many in our community really adds to the magic of the holidays.
It's part of North Rockland's family culture and dynamic to care about one another, especially this time of year. In the video below you will see how although Haverstraw Elementary is made up of four houses, they are truly one family.
The Ron Clark Academy House System and Amazing Shake competitions have brought fun, electricity and excitement to the school day. This year upper elementary students are taking on more responsibility by taking on the role of house leaders.
Whether it be SEL, The House System or Amazing Shake, it is our mission to ensure that when we implement programs where children thrive, that we keep building upon them. The Board of Education, school leaders and administrators have been rigorously training and working on rolling out these wonderful initiatives on a larger scale across our schools.
As always in NRCSD, there’s so much more to come!
NRHS Winter Concert Spotlight & Musical Preview
Regent Wills - Dr. Frances Wills visited the North Rockland Central School District!
Wills represents Rockland on the New York State Education Department Board of Regents. It was a very special morning at West Haverstraw Elementary as she was welcomed by our students, staff, Superintendent Dr. Kris Felicello, Deputy Superintendent Anthony Zollo, administrators and school board members for a SELebration! Via a round table panel with NR’s SEL leaders, everyone sat down for an in depth look on how the program has become such an important part of our District and example for the state.
Social Emotional Learning in our buildings is about increasing self-awareness, academic achievement and positive behaviors both in and out of the classroom. It was an honor to show how it’s been integrated into the daily structure of our students' day. The unique approach to “checking in with ourselves” has also not only helped students with their mental well being, it’s brought a deeper sense of community forward in our schools.
We will be sharing more from the important visit. Our students were very excited to show off their SEL skills and put on special performances for Dr. Wills as well. Special thanks goes out to District SEL Specialist Reyna Texler and Director for K-6 Curriculum & Programs Amanda Aiello Ayatollahi for coordinating the day and for all the work they do to implement such a strong, successful program in our schools. More photos linked here.
Winter Wonderlands/Holiday Events
NR will continue adding special celebration dates as they are finalized.
Haverstraw Elementary School
12/23 - Winter Wonderland
12/2 - Bingo Night
12/2 - Bilingual Parent Information Night - Tech Support
Farley Elementary School
12/15 SPES & FES Holiday Boutique ~ 6-8 PM
FES Candy Grams
Fieldstone Middle School
12/9 - Grade 8 Elective Assembly
12/13 - STEAM Fair @ 6 -7 pm in Main Lobby
12/13 - Grade 7 Winter Concert @ 7 pm
12/14 - Grade 8 Winter Concert @ 7pm
12/14 - FLEP Celebration @ 2pm - Cafe B
Stony Point Elementary School
12/12 - Holiday Concert @ 6:30pm at North Rockland High School 12/20 - SPES Family will caroling around the community
Thiells Elementary School
12/14 - Winter Wonderland Drive Thru event. Snow date of December 15 - Please complete this form to let us know if you'll be attending. Thank you!
West Haverstraw Elementary School
12/19-23 - School Spirit Days - Link
12/22 - School Polar Express day.
12/21 - Winter Wonderland sing along event hosted with the PTA @ 6pm
Interact Club Holiday Collections
Toys for Tots and the Hats, Scarfs, Gloves, Mitten & Sock Drive are happening now. The club will also continue collecting winter coats. The spirit of holiday cheer encourages us towards generosity, and drives are a great way to help kids get into the giving.
PANS/PANDAS Shoe Drive
PANS/PANDAS is a medical condition that causes an autoimmune encephalopathy, resulting in varying degrees of psychiatric symptoms, learning issues and motor coordination disruptions. PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections, or PANS-Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Syndrome. www.pandasnetwork.org. NR has joined forces with local families to participate in the PANDAS Network shoe fundraiser. The fundraiser is to increase awareness and provide support for PANDAS Research. Gently used or new shoes can be dropped off to our schools collection boxes like the on pictured below at Thiells Elementary.
(North)Rockin’ and rollin’ into the holiday season!
Last Friday night, a crowd gathered along East Main Street in Stony Point, with anticipation of the many guests of the Light Up Holiday Parade. The trucks rolled in, outfitted with lights, decorations, sponsors and characters to bring joy to everyone in attendance. At the end of the parade was the main attraction, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, who were greeted by carols from The Stony Point Elementary Third Grade Chorus. They did an amazing job spreading Christmas and holiday cheer by singing LOUD and NR Proud for all to hear! More photos.
“Never forget where you came from, failure to prepare is preparing to fail and high school is four years, North Rockland is forever.” - Coach Cas
NR Proud our Red Raiders signed on the dotted line!
SIGNING DAY: Congratulations to NRCSD’s varsity athletes who signed to play collegiate sports with their respective schools. It was so rewarding to see each of our dedicated student athletes, many who have been playing for NR since childhood, put pen to paper and officially commit to continuing their athletic career by signing their National Letter of Intent.
Sophia Corretjer-Villanova- Lax
Kevin Devine-Providence- LAX
Olivia Leon- STAC- Softball
Nathaniel MacAlpin- SUNY POLY- Baseball
Allison Murphy- Mercy- Softball
Jayden Rios- Felician- LAX
Alex Sullivan- Rochester- Basketball
Looking forward to watching all of you play at the next level and carry in your hearts RED AND WHITE for life! More photos.
Red and White Gear is here!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Thanks to the entire community, our NR Athletics store was a huge success last year and our store is back just in time for the holiday season!
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 and Happy Holidays from NR Athletics!
Raider Rescue 🐾
"Dodger is another one of Hi Tor's big boys with a heart and personality to match. He is a young 3 and a half year old who came to us as a stray back in May. He loves all of our other dogs and gets along well with people. He is a handsome brown hound with big youthful eyes. Once you meet him, Dodger will steal your heart and then your couch. If you are interested in adopting him please fill out an application on our website Hitor.org."
"Cookie is a gorgeous 7 year old white and black cat. She was brought to us just over a year ago
when her owners were moving and couldn't take her with them. She was very nervous when
she first came to us but has since opened up. She loves butt scratches and treats. She is
however a one cat household. She doesn't want to share her human with anyone else. She also
gets very offended when you take pictures of her fat belly but it's easy to smooth things over
with a good petting. If you are interested in adopting please fill out an application on our website Hitor.org."