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Rye Neck Students to Discuss Climate During TEDx Conference

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Rye Neck High School will host its second independently organized, licensed, youth TEDx conference on March 20 from 6-9:30 p.m. TEDx conferences include talks, participatory activities and presentations that encourage the audience and speakers to share ideas and perspectives around global themes. 

Seventeen students in grades 8-12 will present this year’s theme, “#CLIMATE.” The theme was chosen by the speakers because it reflects their deep concern for moving the community from apathy to action. The students will share their ideas in short, concise talks, and the audience will have a chance to participate and exchange their thoughts in breakout discussion groups. 

The presentations represent a wide range of climate change topics, from large-scale impacts, such as global migration and economic divestment, to the importance of meatless family dinners and youth leadership. The students will share new and surprising ways of thinking and will present well-known basic facts from new perspectives. 

The school will also host various local resources and organization exhibitors, who are committed to working with the community to help save the environment on a more microcosmic level. TEDxRyeNeckHigh #CLIMATE is about sharing ideas and to have everyone who attends make a commitment to go above and beyond what they are already doing to live sustainably and to inspire others to do the same. Exhibitors at the event will share their mission and further engage with audience members to work together to combat the detrimental effect of climate change. 

Tickets are limited to 200 and are available on the district’s homepage at For more information, contact Dr. Valerie Feit at

Kindergartners Celebrate 100th Day of School Milestone

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Daniel Warren Elementary School kindergartners reached an exciting milestone in their educational journey with the 100th day of school on Feb. 14. They celebrated by using the number 100 in a variety of ways and commemorated how much they have grown and learned since September. 

“The 100th Day of School is an exciting day for our young learners,” kindergarten teacher Lauren D’Alesandro said. “We celebrate being able to count to 100 by ones and 10s, in various ways. The children took part in movement activities, counting using numerals, objects, manipulatives and 10 frames.” 

Throughout the day, the students made “100th Day” crowns, built with 100 blocks, LEGOs and Unifix Cubes, and created 10 frames with 100 stickers for the milestone event. In addition, the kindergartners – who brought in projects of 100 items they had collected – shared their creative projects with their classmates and toured the school to see what types of projects the other kindergarten classes had created. They also invited parents and family members to school and proudly presented their projects to them. One child made a banner of pictures of himself from birth to age five, while another child created a collection of 100 seashells from the beach. 

Besides having fun on their 100th day of school and using their mathematics skills, D’Alesandro said the activities further supported the students’ social development. 

“We celebrate the children’s ability to recognize letters, letter sounds, high-frequency words and reading books that are just right for them,” she said. “We look at the development of the whole child.” 

In addition, with the support of Principal Tara Goldberg and the PTSA, the kindergartners are hosting a 100th Day Book Drive. Their goal is to collect 100 used books from each grade that are loved and ready to be shared with others. Then, the kindergartners will count these books by making stacks of 10 and counting by 10s to 100. 




This event is an interactive conference of ideas worth sharing.  It features youth leaders, community partners, exhibitors, and audience participation.   Please click HERE for information on the event.  TICKETS are limited and available at:


Please see the attached redlined and clean versions of Policy 2350 - Board of Education Meetings - which had a first read at the February 12, 2020 Board of Education Meeting.


Please see the attached redlined and clean versions of revised Policy 1741 which had a first read at the Februar 12, 2020 Board of Education Meeting.