Nyack Hosts Back-to-School BBQ

Nyack Hosts Back-to-School BBQ

Several community sponsors distributed free food, school supplies, and over 300 backpacks to Nyack school district students at the community’s annual back-to-school barbeque on Aug. 28. The Nyack Center, Village of Nyack, Nyack NAACP, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Nyack Teachers Association, Hanneman Funeral Home, and other sponsors participated at the event. The generous efforts of the […]

Two RCC Students Take Home Top Prize at First Online Debate in Rockland Community College History

Two RCC Students Take Home Top Prize at First Online Debate in  Rockland Community College History

Two Rockland Community College students recently competed in an inaugural online debating tournament and took home top prizes. The tournament was held virtually on April 18 and included six competitors representing RCC, Columbia University, Dominican College, NY and Swarthmore.  Rachel Bukher won the first place speaker award during the three-round online debating tournament co-hosted by […]

Nanuet Teen Co-founds Nonprofit to Teach American Sign Language

Nanuet Teen Co-founds Nonprofit to Teach American Sign Language

Two Academy of the Holy Angels students who connected over their lifelong interest in American Sign Language recently established “Sign with Gabi and Shiv.” Sophomores Gabriella Callaghan of Nanuet, New York, and Shivani Sahu of Paramus founded their non-profit as platform to educate people about ASL and deaf culture. Together, the students launched an Instagram […]

A Back To School Shopping Guide for Parents

BY STEPHANIE GATES The most obvious indication that school is coming back to session are the ads for back to school sales in retail stores and on television. In fact, Rockland County School district begins in a less than ___ weeks [whenever you run this] and we know parents are beginning to budget for freshening […]

Music School Founded by Local Man Continues to Thrive in New City

Music School Founded by Local Man Continues to Thrive in New City

BY VICTORIA TANNER Arts education is commonly one of the topics cut from school programming when budgets dip. Parents are able to supplement this by enrolling their kids in after school or weekend music lessons to keep the arts alive. Samuel Faraci,  strongly believes in the value a music education can provide a person, from elementary […]

Back to school with some new gender rules

Back to school with some new gender rules

Title IX changes sexual orientation landscape of public schools BY KATHY KAHN While most parents are still trying to adjust to Common Core and already considering opting out in the 2016-17 school year, there will  be major changes that will be more apparent when your child goes back to school this September. Released in July 2015 […]

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