The presidential primaries came to New York this past week with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump winning their respective parties, getting both closer to facing each other in the election this November. Trump was named the Republican winner shortly after the polls closed at 9:00 p.m. Clinton’s declaration came roughly a half hour later. Supporters of Bernie Sanders complained about inaccurate opening times and missing voter names at Brooklyn polling stations, causing the New York City Mayor and Comptroller to call for an investigation into the city’s Board of Elections. Primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island on April 26th are next for the candidates.
During the recent Mamaroneck Board of Election meeting, the Superintendent and Board approved the appointment of Jenny Rodriguez as the new Assistant Principal at Mamaroneck High School. Her term will begin July 1, 2016, when she will replace Dr. Michael Mercanti-Anthony. Mercanti-Anthony was named as the Interim Assistant Director of Special Education for the school district last month. Mamaroneck School District Superintendent, Dr. Robert Shaps said “We’re thrilled to welcome Ms. Rodriguez to the Mamaroneck schools family”. She spent the last seven years as the instructional leader and Assistant Principal at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School in New York City.
The U.S. News & World Report recently conducted their annual ranking of the best American high schools. Rye Neck was ranked at number 31 in New York State and 174th in the country, while Mamaroneck came in at 47 in the state and 394th in the country. U.S. News & World Reported employed the help of social science research firm RTI International to amass its rankings. They measured schools with the use of four key metrics: math and reading proficiency for all students, testing proficiency for disadvantaged students, graduation rates and college readiness via Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.
On this weeks round table discussion we had Anna Giordano, executive director of We Future Cycle come and give us a lesson on composting and to make us aware of different ways to preserve our environment.
The Rye Neck Girls Lacrosse team played against Valhalla in a game this week where leads flip-flopped. With the game tied at 11, Panthers defender Allision Baal raced down the field and unleashed her bag of tricks in our Play of the Week.
Our Pet of the Week is Delilah, an adorable Spaniel mix puppy. She is about 10 weeks old and weighs around 10 pounds. She is very sweet, friendly and social. For more information on Delilah and other pets just like her, please go to www.ny-petrescue.org.
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