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District Announcements

  • Seeking Public Input on the District’s Strategic Roadmap

    The Board of Education is developing an action plan that will guide the implementation of the District’s Strategic Roadmap. We seek your input on the draft plan, provided below in both English and Spanish.

    One avenue for input is to email your comments to All comments received by September 30th will be reviewed by each Board member before the October 5th Board of Education meeting.

    Prior to that meeting, there will a presentation detailing the plan’s strategic objectives. Following the presentation, a public input session will be held to provide stakeholders with an additional way to make suggestions.

    We encourage you to be a part of this collaborative process by emailing your comments or taking part in the public input session.

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  • Department of Health - Review of Latest Battery of Water Reports & Press Release

    Please see attached letter from Superintendent Osborne regarding latest water testing results and associated press release.

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    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Please see attached letter from Dr. Osborne regarding elementary early dismissal on September 7, 2016 and for the entire 2016-2017 school year.

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  • Health & Safety

    Please click here for Health & Safety information, which includes the Lead in Schools water reports.

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  • Sign Up for CSDNR NEWS

    Register here to sign up for the 2x weekly CSDNR News.

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  • Home Access Opens End of Day AUGUST 29

    Home Access Center Opens at Day's End on MONDAY, AUGUST 29th. If you currently have an account, you will be able to log in.

    If you need to register, registrations will take place at City Hall beginning Monday, August 29th. The hours are between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday only. There are NO registrations on Fridays. You will need to bring a form of photo identification for yourself, either a driver's license or passport.

    Location: City Hall
    2nd Floor- Technology Department/Data Processing
    If you have forgotten your password, please e-mail:

    We also anticipate having registrations during the 'Meet The Teacher' nights at the various schools.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • 2016-2017 School Calendar

    Please see attached for the 2016-2017 School Calendar.

    City School District of New Rochelle

    New Immunization Requirements for School Entry for 2016-17 Grades 7 and 12. Please see attached for more information.

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William B. Ward Elementary School

Message from the Principal

Dear Ward families,

On behalf of the William B. Ward Elementary School community, I welcome you to our school. Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to learn about Ward. I would like to say how proud and impressed I am with our staff, students and families here. Amazing things are happening at Ward every day, in the classrooms and beyond.
I know that together we will continue to grow and improve upon our success so far. As always, my door is open. If you ever have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached via email at

Franco J. Miele, Principal

School Announcements

  • Welcome to Ward Elementary School

    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.  Our school also offers Dual Language and FLES instruction in grades K through five. These enrichment programs provide students with the opportunity to learn a second language.

    William B. Ward Elementary School
  • Doors to New Library Open at Ward Elementary

    Ward Elementary School recently celebrated its beautifully refurbished library with a ribbon-cutting by Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne and Principal Franco Miele, plus students, parents, teachers and administrators. The library's brand new look was made possible by the school's more than 1,000 grade K-5 students who read 1,487,477 minutes and raised almost $44,000 during PTA-led Read-a-thons. Great job, everyone!

    William B. Ward Elementary School
  • Welcome to your NEW eChalk Page

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    William B. Ward Elementary School

Calendar of Events

  • Planetarium Show

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  • Class Parent Meeting

    William B. Ward Elementary School
  • Read-A-Thon

    William B. Ward Elementary School
  • Rosh Hashanah Begins at Sundown

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  • Rosh Hashanah - District Closed

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Our Mission

At Ward, we C.A.R.E. ...

"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".