School & Youth News

First Aid Training Event for Girl Scouts

On May 1, 2022, the Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department (TMFD) and Larchmont Volunteer Ambulance Corps (LVAC) hosted a first aid training event for the Girl Scouts of Larchmont-Mamaroneck.  Approximately sixty Girl Scouts from second through fifth grade learned how to activate 911 and assist patients with traumatic and medical emergencies. The girls spoke with first responders and explored the ambulance and fire apparatus. 

OCRA Students Helping to Shape the Future of Mamaroneck

Original Civic Research & Action (OCRA) students have had a chance to help shape the Town of Mamaroneck’s Comprehensive Plan, a framework establishing policies for the area’s long-range planning and development. At a recent forum run by Tiffany Zezula, Deputy Director of the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School — which is helping oversee the public engagement and formulation of the Comprehensive Plan — OCRA students shared their likes, dislikes, and hopes for the future of the Town of Mamaroneck. 

MHS FBLA Students Capture 2nd Place at State Conference

A total of 36 Mamaroneck High School students and 22 Hommocks Middle School students have just returned from participating in the annual Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference in Rochester, NY. The MHS students took 2nd Place out of 47 chapters attending, and the middle school students who have participated for the past two years virtually but attended this year’s conference for the first time in person, brought home a multitude of awards! 

New Central Assistant Principal Named

The Mamaroneck Union Free School District has announced the appointment of Mrs. Ilene Zucker as Assistant Principal at Central Elementary School.  Ilene’s educational journey began 16 years ago as an elementary school teacher in the New York City Department of Education’s District 2.  Ilene spent 10 years teaching across the elementary school grades, primarily as a special educator.  Her time spent developing curriculum and getting to know the stories of each of her students has given her a deep understanding of how children at this level learn, grow and thrive. 

College Money Matters Educates the Next Generation of Borrowers

As federal student debt climbs with a record 43.4 million borrowers, College Money Matters, Inc., a local nonprofit serving college-bound high school students, offers free, valuable information on paying for college without amassing punishing levels of loan debt.  College Money Matters has launched an interactive, independent, ad-free website, https://collegemoneymatters.org , designed to provide, clear, engaging, and unbiased information about how to finance a college degree without incurring more debt than students and families can handle.  

MPR Making News Accessible to Students

In June of 2021, a small group of students at Mamaroneck High School came to Journalism teacher Evan Madin with an idea: to create a student-led radio station. Mamaroneck Public Radio was born.

Girl Scouts Enjoy Camping Day

Over 150 Larchmont-Mamaroneck Girl Scouts and adult volunteers gathered on Saturday May 7th at Girl Scout Camp Addisone Boyce in Tomkins Cove to enjoy a day of outdoor activities, camping skills, arts and crafts and more…or rather s’mores.   Activities were led by volunteers including two local Ambassador Girl Scouts, each fulfilling some of the leadership hours required to earn their Gold Award.  

Bowl for Kids’ Sake to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County

After a two-year hiatus, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc. invites the community to its annual fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, on Tuesday, June 7th from 6 – 8 pm at Bowlero Lanes in White Plains.

Special Olympics Coach Suzanne Elson Retires

Suzanne Elson is retiring after 22 years as the head coach and administrator of the Sound Shore Tigers Special Olympics program.

Select Hommocks Students Achieve High Scores in Advanced National Math Challenge

The STEM Alliance <https://thestemalliance.org/> was thrilled to collaborate with the Mamaroneck School District to bring the national AMC-8 Math Competition to thirty students at Hommocks Middle School in January 2022. This challenging test is taken voluntarily as an extracurricular activity, with students preparing on their own time. The STEM Alliance coordinated the test administration with Hommocks STEM Assistant Principal Soraya Senerchia.

Four Larchmont Restaurants to Stop Using Plastic for a Month Under MHS OCRA-Led Pilot Project

The worldwide push to reduce plastic pollution has three local champions in Mamaroneck High School juniors: Larissa Bertini, Marion Karp and Katie Loga. On June 1, 2022, Larchmont restaurants, The Grange, Lala Taqueria, Turquoise and Apiary, will stop using single-use plastic items for a month and test out eco-friendly alternatives.