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300 Hornidge Road Mamaroneck, NY 10543


Eric Lutinski, Ed.D.
Principal/Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
(914) 777-4702
elutinski@ryeneck.org
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MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR STUDENTS ENTERING OR ENROLLING IN GRADE 7 AND 12 BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

Please click HERE for information. 

 

PRINCIPAL'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The 2018-2019 Middle School PAC Members are:

Arlena Amos (PTSA VP)
Devina O'Reilly
April Tunno
Laura Sutter
Audrey Tauber
Kristen Vetter  

RYE NECK RECORDER 

The Rye Neck Middle School Newspaper is the District's first online newspaper started in 2009.  Middle School students have the opportunity to submit summaries of articles that they've read about topics and issues of interest to them.  Ranging from global concerns on human rights to new scientific discoveries to "feel-good" stories, Rye Neck Middle School School students are exploring the world beyond their community  and reporting back to their peers with a new-found knowledge and awareness.

The current issue of the ​Rye Neck Recorder​ can be found at 

 

MS CLUBS & ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

Slide Show Description of Clubs and Enrichment Programs

List of Clubs and Enrichment Programs (includes day, time and location)

 

RNMS BAND/STRING/CHORUS SIGN-UP 2018-19 

Please complete the Google form above if your child is interested in joining one or more band, string or chorus ensembles for the 2018-19 school year.

 

Please visit our Nurse Services page for the most recent health requirements and forms.

 

USING THE PARENT PORTAL

Please check the portal regularly to avoid surprises, and discuss what you see with your child.  If you are unsure how to use the Parent Portal, please view this prezi to answer any questions you may have.   

 

Helping Your Child Succeed in Middle School

 

Current News

Students Spread Kindness With Peace Dove Paintings

Students Spread Kindness With Peace Dove Paintings photo

Sixth-graders at Rye Neck Middle School are spreading kindness, peace and positive messages throughout their school, thanks to an art project they recently completed in teacher Trisha Appel’s art classes.

Inspired by Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and his famous antiwar painting called “Guernica,” the students created their own original paintings that incorporated the international symbol of peace – a white dove – at the center of their work. 

“The students used the dove as a means to carry their message throughout their work,” Appel said. “Many expressed how their doves were being used to show a positive message and bring that message to others as they view their work.” 

Using pencils and paper, the students first sketched out their ideas before painting their compositions with watercolor paints. Then, they painted their dove white with tempera paint to make it stand out, and later outlined it in black oil pastels or black pencils to either smooth out the edges for a softer look or create a crispier edge. They also incorporated different words of encouragement, scenes of nature, landscapes, people and city skylines to help express their messages of peace, kindness and positivity. As a final step to the project, the young artists added borders to their finished works and reflected on the experience. 

“In my project, the dove is rising with the sun – with the rays of different words that describe peace, such as hope, love, peace, joy, life, grace, unity, pride,” said sixth-grader Samina Quli, who added that her dove is rising to bring hope to a new day. “When people look at my painting, I hope they feel a bit happier. In darkness, you can always find a speck of light.”

The students’ work also directly aligns with the No Place for Hate program at Rye Neck Middle School, which was spearheaded by sixth-grade guidance counselor Meegan Lawlor as a way to promote kindness within the school community. 

“The peace dove art project will be used as a visual means for all students to remember to be kind and to stand up for what is right in order to make our school a safe and fun place to be for everyone,” Appel said. “The students liked the idea of being able to brighten up the halls of the middle school with positive messages expressed through their own works of art.”

As sixth-graders work on this project each trimester, their paintings will decorate the middle school halls with messages about peace and kindness throughout the year. In addition, several paintings will be chosen to be displayed at an upcoming exhibit at the Mamaroneck Library, to be held in December. 

Seventh-Graders Work Together Through Obstacle Course Challenges

Seventh-Graders Work Together Through Obstacle Course Challenges photo
Seventh-Graders Work Together Through Obstacle Course Challenges photo 2
Seventh-graders recently bonded over a variety of outdoor teambuilding activities, which were designed to promote a sense of community, trust and collaboration. They learned how to work together, solve problems and enhance their communication skills when they took their annual field trip to the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown Heights on Sept. 21. 

“This trip taught students the necessary skills to complete certain physical and mental challenges as a group, and these skills are now being used at school to help create a supportive classroom environment,” English teacher Christopher Tinnirello said.

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.