Lauren Dempsey, a junior at Rye High School, started eight years ago donating her brother’s and her old Halloween Costumes to the Carver Center in nearby Port Chester.
” I noticed that my brother’s and my old costumes were just sitting there in our attic. I thought that maybe some other children could use them since they were just sitting in the attic.” said Dempsey
Each year Dempsey collects between 150-300 costumes to help the children be able to dress up for Halloween. Dempsey wants to help the children of the Carver Center ensure that every child has a chance to wear a Halloween costume this year.
Dempsey has a donation box located in each of the elementary schools, Rye Middle and Rye High Schools.
Please help by donating new and gently used Halloween costumes for boys and girls of all ages. Donations are being accepted now- just place the costume in the donation box in the lobby of each of the Rye Schools.
Costumes will be collected until, October 24th. The Carver Center would like to give them out the weekend before Halloween.
Lauren Dempsey would like to thank everyone in advance for their generosity.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lauren Dempsey RHS Class of 2016.
The Blind Brook Community Coalition unites all parts of the community to promotes safe and healthy lifestyles for children.
At the end of last year, the Blind Brook Community Coalition comprised of youth, parents, representatives from faith based, education, civic groups, business, law enforcement and government organizations discussed the following directions for the 2014-15 school year:
Utilize the Community Coalition website to increase communication among all constituents and to provide parental resources to support alcohol and drug free youth
Review and develop a plan to respond to the student needs based upon data from the Youth Development Survey
Launch a marijuana prevention program
Create and present a “Wellness” program
Work collaboratively with representatives from all community sectors to develop preventative drug and alcohol student educational and recreational programs
Provide training for constituent groups
The Blind Brook Community Coalition would like to extend an invitation to Blind Brook K-12 parents, community members, business representatives, government and faith based organizations in the community to join the Blind Brook Community Coalition.
This year the coalition will meet at 8:00 am in the middle school cafeteria on the following dates:
October 22, 2014
December 10, 2014
February 11, 2015
April 15, 2015
May 27, 2015
Subcommittees may meet on other mutually agreeable dates to accomplish subcommittee work.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the coalition, please send Mary Mediate an email before Wednesday, October 22nd.
Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced that “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise: Your Prescription for Financial Well-Being,” a free panel discussion for seniors, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Digital Arts Experience, 170 Hamilton Ave., White Plains, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
“This is a terrific opportunity for seniors to get valuable advice from leading professionals on important issues that directly affect their lives,” Astorino said. “I encourage all seniors to take part and come prepared with questions.”
The topics and panelists for this presentation are:
·“How to Choose a Home Care Agency Wisely and Who Pays for the Service” – Felice Petrello, operations manager, BrightStar Care
·“Long-Term Care Insurance: Designed With You in Mind” – Michael T. Sheridan, financial adviser, Edward Jones
·“Diagnosing and Deciphering Your Medical Bills’ – Adria Gross, president, MedWise Insurance Advocacy
·“Smart Seniors” – Gary Brown, Esq., assistant attorney general, Westchester Regional Office
Resurrection Grammar School will be having an Open House on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, from 8:45am-11:00am for prospective new students. Parents are encouraged to attend to see what Resurrection Grammar School has for your children.
Resurrection Grammar School is located at 116 Milton Road in Rye, NY.
Any questions you can contact Doreen Pircio at 914-925-3500 or she can be reached by email at: Doreenp@resurrectionschool.com
On Friday, October 24th, Rye residents will have an opportunity to BBQ and play Bingo at the Rye Recreation Center. This is a great time to get together with your family and friends and have a great time too!
The deadline for registration for this great event is on Wednesday, October, 22, 2014 at 5pm.
A ceremony at the Rye High School Performing Arts Center honored 121 Rye High School seniors on October 16th as these students were recognized as 2015 National Honor Society Members.
The National Honor Society was established in 1921 and recognizes outstanding high school students. The NHS serves to honor students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Seniors must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.750 earned during freshman, sophomore, and junior years to be eligible for membership into the National Honor Society.
Rye High School proudly commends the following students: Andrew Abate, Yuika Abe, Michael Agosta, Caroline Amstutz, John Arenas, Nobel Azim, Mason Baldwin, Matthew Belanger, Christina Benincasa, Jacqueline Beveridge, Ryan Bird, Katharine Brand, Sarah Breckenridge, Emily Brown, Brakeley Bryant, Santiago Buenahora, Clarissa Carson-Rose, Michael Chen, Morgan Cobban, Andrew Coccari, William Dailey, Julia Davis, Timothy DeGraw, Andrew DeStaebler, Grace Dowling, William Durkee, Judson Ellis, John Emanuel, Payton Emery, Brendan Faries, Rebecca Fung, Emma Futamara, Caleb Glassberg, Bonnie Gould, Amelia Haddad, Charles Hager, Kotono Hamaguchi, William Hammer, Timothy Hardis, James Hedge, Frida Henningsson, Andrea Holguin, Alexander Howells, Caroline Hyland, Sarah Jautz, Chloe Jennings, Rebecca Jordan, Michael Kamer, Nanami Kanno, Min Kim, Alexandros Koutsogeorgas, Hannah Krapes, Kerry Lavalle, Jing-Wei Lee, Hannah Leverenz, Andrew Livingston, Anjali Logue, Kayla Love, Samuel Lubeck, Peter Mackenzie, Faizan Malik, Ruby Mann, Natalia Marques, Niamh McCrohan, Margaret McDermott, Michael McGinnis, Mary Kate McLoughlin, Keifer Mueller, Amber Mustafic, Katie Nash, Molly Nash, Alexander Neave, Andrew Nemeth, Kiera Nemsick, Charlotte O’Connell, Brandon Olivier, Hayley Orr, Ryan Ott, Leendert Overwheel, Laura Ann Pacos, James Palmer, Alexandra Pankoff, Samuel Papert, Andrea Peraza Calderon, Daniel Philip, Madeline Pollard, Molly Powers, Kaitlyn Pryor, Aisling Quirke, Emily Quirke, Marielle Raiford, Alexander Reifsnyder, Spencer Reno, Charlotte Romano, Bridget Salice, Samantha Schwab, Keith Secon, Brenna Smith, Jack Smith, Noah Spaeth, Madeleine Speal, Michael Stack, Allison Sullivan, Charles Swank, Mariam Syed, Jake Taft, Kenta Takatsu, James Timmings, Edward Tolley, Charlotte Tucci, John Urban, Alec Van Beek, Jennifer Verille, Cristiana Villani, Lindsey Vita, Elinor Vizard, Jennifer Wales, JiCi Wang, Joseph Watanabe-Gastel, Andrew Willis, Gregory Yannett.
Inside Rye would like to congratulate all of these Rye High School Seniors for their achievements!