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Hello 8th Grade Families,

We are excited to share information about our 8th grade activities! This year is filled with a lot of exciting experiences for our students, especially towards the end of the year!

Our first major milestones have to do with Caps and Gowns, Picture Make-ups and the Yearbook.

  1. Please check the newsletter sent on October 13th for information regarding Caps and Gowns

  2. Picture Day Make-ups will be Friday October 27th - please be sure to come prepared if you are retaking your yearbook picture!

  3. If you want to get a discounted price on this school years yearbook, please make sure you purchase one on or before October 27th! - See this link for the order form

Important PAVE Announcement

Dear Rising 9th Grade Students,

The application for the 2024-2025 NRHS PAVE Program is now officially open!

What is PAVE?

PAVE, which stands for Performing and Visual Arts Education, is a unique opportunity for you to dive deep into the world of art and performance right here at school. During the coming days, your current 8th Grade Performing and Visual Arts Teachers will be speaking to you about this special High School program.

Applications and Auditions:

  • Click Here for the 2024-2025 PAVE Audition Criteria

  • Any interested student who is thinking about auditioning for PAVE should complete the PAVE Application by February 12, 2024.

    • This will help us secure an audition time for any interested students

    • Students will receive confirmation of their in school audition times the week before Mid-Winter Recess

  • Visual Art Audition Materials are submitted via Google Classroom. The art portfolio materials are due on February 26, 2024.

There will also be PAVE Informational Sessions at the upcoming Middle School PTA Meetings:

ALMS: Wednesday, January 10th, in person, 7pm

IEYMS: Tuesday, January 16th, via Zoom, 7pm

You can also find more information on the The District Website, which features a page for PAVE and the New Rochelle HS Performing and Visual Arts Program.

CLICK HERE to complete an application for the 2024-2025 NRHS PAVE Program


Matthew M. Lucero

Director of PreK-12 Performing and Visual Arts

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We hope all is well with you and your family. It felt like yesterday when our eighth-grade students came to us as eager sixth graders. As the start of their final marking periods of middle school approaches, we are looking ahead to the next phase of their lives.

Over the last few weeks and moving forward, we have been ramping up our efforts to prepare them for their transition to high school. This includes meeting with their counselors for course selection and a virtual orientation for families and parents that provides greater insight into life at New Rochelle High School.

The 8th-grade year culminates with a series of activities designed to celebrate the achievements of our students. These include the 8th-grade Formal Dance at the VIP Country Club, a day trip to Holiday Hill, Awards Night, and the Transition Ceremony. The dates and costs for each event are in this message. Please look for further details on each event as the dates approach.

Throughout your child’s time here, they have been held to our school's highest academic rigor and expectations. We want to remind you that basic requirements must be met to participate in any/all end-of-year eighth-grade activities. Participation in these events is contingent upon students meeting behavioral and academic standards. Please note the following:

Academic Exclusions:

● Students with failures in two or more major academic subjects will be excluded from participation in 8th Grade Activities

Behavioral Exclusions:

● Students who continually engage in violations of the code of conduct

● Students who demonstrate ongoing rude and disrespectful behavior towards adults and others

● Students who continue to be late and or attempt to cut class

If you are concerned that your child may not meet the academic and/or behavioral qualifications/expectations, please contact your school counselor. Mr. Smith, the 8th-grade Administrator, can field any inquiries about your child's eligibility for participation in upcoming events.

We look forward to the coming months and exciting times ahead. Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs. Edwards-Thomas, Principal

Mr. Smith, Assistant Principal

Ms. Carew and Ms. D’Ippolito, 8th Grade Co-Advisors

8th Grade Event Payment Schedule