Rye City School District ▪ 411 Theodore Fremd Ave Suite 100S, Rye, NY 10580 ▪ (914) 967-6100 

 Board Notes  

2012-2013 Board of Education
Laura Slack, President ▪ Katy Keohane Glassberg, VP ▪ Karen Belanger ▪ Kendall Egan ▪ Edward M. Fox ▪ Nancy Pasquale ▪ Chris Repetto 

A Summary of the 1/22/13 Rye City School District Board of Education Meeting


Recognition of Excellence Awards

Superintendent Dr. Alvarez presented Rye Recognition of Excellence Awards to 15 students, ranging from grades 5-12, who were selected to All-County and All-State musical ensembles. Dr. Alvarez explained that student musicians are selected to these prestigious ensembles based on their auditions. Upon selection, they spend time rehearsing with their groups in preparation for the All-State and All-County Music Festivals. Dr. Alvarez was joined by other members of Central Administration, members of the Board, and members of the public in congratulating the following students, listed by ensemble:

Area All-State Orchestra: Will Hammer - grade 10 (RHS) - Violin, and Nabil Azim - grade 10 (RHS) - Violin

Area All-State Band: Trevor Hele - grade 12 - (RHS) Oboe, and Emily Tepler - grade 12 (RHS) - Oboe

Area All-State Mixed Chorus: Yuika Abe - grade 10 (RHS) - Soprano, and Danny Keller - grade 11 (RHS) - Bass

Area All-State Women's Chorus: Clara Robertson - grade 12 (RHS) - Soprano

Intermediate All County Band: Guy Junkins - Grade 8 (RMS) - Trombone, and Anders Jensen - Grade 7 (RMS) - Trumpet

Intermediate All County Orchestra: Su-Lynn Kok - Grade 9 (RHS) - Violin, Aidan Pasquale - Grade 7 (RMS) - Bass, and Esther Yu - Grade 7 (RMS) - Cello

Elementary All-County Orchestra: Audrey Fung - Grade 5 (Milton) - String Bass, and Jonathan Lloyd - Grade 6 (RMS) - Cello

Elementary All-County Band: Ben Kuster - Grade 6 RMS - Baritone

Strategic Priorities

Dr. Alvarez presented a report on District goals, titled "In Pursuit of Educational Excellence: Strategic Priorities." The presentation details measurable outcomes, specific strategies, and long-term plans to address the following five key areas:

  • Student Achievement
  • Teacher Effectiveness
  • Culture of Caring
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Community Engagement

The full report, including charts outlining plans for each goal for the next three years, will be posted on the homepage of the District website, www.ryeschools.org, by early next week.

Regular Meeting

February 12, 2013
8:00 pm 
Rye Middle School    Multipurpose Room

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