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Friday, October 9
Monday, October 12
Columbus Day - Schools & Offices Closed

Tuesday, October 13
Wednesday, October 14
Thursday, October 15
Friday, October 16
Monday, October 19
Half Day All Schools - Professional Development Day

Tuesday, October 20
Wednesday, October 21
Thursday, October 22
Friday, October 23


Today, 10/9/2015
High: 77 Low: 54
Rain showers
79% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/10/2015
High: 63 Low: 47
Partly sunny
7% chance of precipitation.

Dear Ward families,
Welcome back to the 2015 – 2016 school year! I am looking forward to another great year. Ward school is a very special place because of all our wonderful students, staff and families. I know that together we will continue to grow and improve upon all of our successes so far.
As always, my door is open. If you ever have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please make note of the change in my email address. I can be reached via email at
Franco J. Miele

William B. Ward Elementary School is located in New Rochelle, New York. A strong academic program not only stresses mastery of basic skills - reading, writing, and mathematics - but includes a comprehensive social studies program and an in-depth inquiry based science program. 

Ward School is a warm, positive, energetic and enthusiastic place where all children can reach their full potential as students academically, socially, and emotionally.  Diversity is one of our strengths.  Building upon this, Ward School strives to "produce responsible, self-sufficient citizens who possess the self-esteem, initiative, skills, and wisdom to continue individual growth, pursue knowledge, develop aesthetic sensibilities, and value cultural diversity by providing intellectually challenging educational programs".

CSDNR Parent Home Access Center is OPEN for all K-12 Parents who have accounts.

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Pioneering Use of Technology Transforms Teaching in New York Schools

Click here to read Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne's latest Huffington Post article.

My Brother's Keeper

On April 29, 2015, New Rochelle officially accepted President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge and in effect, MBK New Rochelle was formed. MBK New Rochelle is being led as a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the City School District of New Rochelle.

MBK Interim Report

MBK Promotional Flyer English/Spanish

Spend an Evening Under the Stars

Do you think there is life on other orbiting bodies in our solar system? Come to the NRHS Planetarium show to find out on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.

Watch the trailer to the film Oasis in Space

Questions? - Admission is free
Oct.15 Oasis.pdf
Six NRHS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Congratulations Eli Sills, Taylor Ullrich, Oliver Hughes, Rebecca Meisler, Sammy Stone and Gabrielle Altman.


Dr. Osborne Welcomes the School Community

In his 2015-2016 letter to the community regarding the opening of schools in New Rochelle, he expresses his excitement for the students and staff.

To read the letter click here

To read the letter in Spanish click here

Photo courtesy of Legacy Studios

Three NRHS Students Receive Perfect Score on ACT

Congratulations Eli Sills, Adam Itzkowitz, and Benjamin Greenfield.

Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne speaks with WVOX radio talk show host Amy Bass on the opening of schools in New Rochelle. Listen here! Please note, you need to be using Internet Explorer to hear the program at this time.


The City School District of New Rochelle now provides an easy to use solution for online payments for Grades 6-12 Metro Cards and the K-12 Food Service Lunch Program. The CSNDR Web Store provides a secure, simple way for you to make payments online.

By logging onto  you have 24/7 access to make quick easy payments. The CSDNR Web Store accepts debit or credit cards from Discover, Visa, and MasterCard. A non-refundable processing service fee of 4.16% will be applied at checkout.

For full instructions, please open the attached file.

CSDNR Web Store -Directions.pdf
All CSDNR Schools will practice a 15 minute early dismissal drill on Friday, Oct. 9 - Please expect your children to arrive home via bus or other mode of transportation 15 minutes earlier than usual

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Paperless Board Meetings

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