- Recent Graduates Return to Volunteer at their Alma Mater
For many high school students, the thought of returning to the school where they spent the dreaded middle school years is enough to send cold chills down their spines. Not so for recent MCHR graduates, who are flocking to volunteer at their alma mater. Seven St. Jean Baptiste High School seniors along with two Cardinal Spellman freshmen are helping out with everything from assisting in the Pre-K classrooms, to organizing library books, to putting together information folders for prospective students.» Read More
- Taglialatella Scholars in the National Spotlight on "Good Morning America"
November 7, 2013
Thanks to the ongoing support of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Taglialatella, ten MCHR students were featured on yesterday's broadcast of "Good Morning America." The students can be viewed proudly representing Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School on national television with GMA weatherman Sam Champion here. All ten students receive scholarships from the Katherine M. Taglialatella Foundation, which Mr. and Mrs. Taglialatella founded in honor of Mr. Taglialatella's mother. Mr. Champion is chairing a benefit for the KMT Foundation tonight, proceeds from which will fund additional need-based scholarships for MCHR students. The students were thrilled to meet Mr. Champion and GMA anchor Josh Elliott, who invited them into the studio to be a part of the "GMA Live" webcast (which can be viewed here) after the television broadcast. While there, the students asked one another, "Are we in heaven?" We are all very grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Taglialatella and the KMT Foundation for making this opportunity possible for them.» Read More
- MCHR Takes Top Prize in Annual Library Connections Competition
October 24, 2013
Thanks to the generosity of the Library Connections Mini-Grant Program, MCHR is able to promote students’ understanding of real-life issues in their school community for the fourth year in a row. Last year, MCHR was awarded the first prize of $1,500 for implementing a cross-curricular, school-wide anti-bullying campaign.» Read More
- MCHR's 2nd Annual High School Preview Night
The Parent Advisory Council is hosting MCHR's 2nd Annual High School Preview Night on Friday, October 11 at 5:30 PM in the cafeteria/gym. All grade 6-8 families are invited to join us in learning more about New York City high school choices, the application process, and financial aid. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from top high schools including All Hallows High School, Cardinal Hayes High School, Cathedral High School, Fordham Preparatory School, LaSalle Academy, and more.
- MCHR Dancers of All Ages are Back in Step
September 27, 2013
MCHR's hallmark dance program swung into motion this week with the return of ballroom dance and the beginning of Alvin Ailey creative movement and jazz/hip-hop classes. Continuing in the tradition of years of MCHR students before them, our fourth graders took their first steps into the world of ballroom dance on Tuesday, while our more experienced eighth grade class ventured downtown for their first dance class of the year at the American Ballroom Theatre Dance Studio. Ballroom classes will continue every week for the rest of the semester. On Wednesday, our youngest students also had the opportunity to show off their moves for Alvin Ailey Company dance instructor Wendy Rivieccio, who is teaching Pre-K and kindergarten participants the basics of dance through MCHR's After-School program. Grade 1-6 After-School students will be studying hip-hop and jazz with with Ms. Rivienccio. We look forward to watching our students continue to develop into talented young performers!
- Major Capital Projects Completed for 2013-14 School Year
September 9, 2013
Thanks to the long-time support of loyal MCHR friends and the Partnership network, MCHR installed a new roof this summer. The lobby was also spruced up in order to welcome students to a fresh new start to the school year.» Read More
- Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School Joins the Partnership Network
September 3, 2013
Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School is thrilled to be one of six Pre-K through Grade 8 Catholic schools in Harlem and the south Bronx that is part of the recently launched Partnership for Inner-City Education network. These six schools are being managed by the Partnership, an organization that has been integral to the school for many years, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of New York.» Read More
- Sixth Grader Inducted into REACH Program
MCHR 6th grader Dramane Doumbia joined a select cohort of young men this year as one of the newest inductees into the prestigious REACH program, a Regis High School prep program that serves Catholic middle school boys who are academically gifted and demonstrate leadership potential. As an honor roll student who also excels in the MCHR Honors Violin Ensemble, Dramane fit the profile.» Read More
- Students Give Back at St. Francis Food Pantries Benefit
August 1, 2013
As any Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School student can tell you, an MCHR education emphasizes the importance of serving others, especially those in need. On August 1st, MCHR’s Honors Violin Ensemble students got the chance to live out this core value on the big stage—at the 11th Annual Women of Valor Awards Tea benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters at the Waldorf Astoria.» Read More
- The New York Hall of Science Helps Students Hone Scientific Research Skills
Thanks to generous funding from The Partnership for Inner-City Education, MCHR students delve deeper into a wide range of scientific topics with New York Hall of Science Coach Jasmine Maldonado. The Science Coach enhances our science curriculum through in-school instruction as well as working with Grades 6, 7, and 8 in an afterschool CSI Club. Using state of the art equipment including microscopes to study everything from the properties of aerodynamics and gravity to single-cell organisms, MCHR is becoming a center for exploratory learning!
- Art for a Better World Fair: Dominic Taglialatella Helps MCHR Artists Shine
December 4th - 9th
Dominic Taglialatella, a beloved role model to the MCHR community, was internationally recognized for his generous spirit and remarkable work with the Katherine M. Taglialatella Foundation at the Art Basel-Miami art fair. » Read More
- MCHR Advisory Board Member Eric Lee Invites Students to the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
December 1, 2012
MCHR Advisory Board Member Eric Lee graciously took 10 students to the Alvin Ailey matinee performance at City Center. Moved by the mesmerizing show, our young dancers found themselves in awe of these dancers’ ability to capture such visceral emotion and master so many forms of dance. The support of friends like Mr. Lee enables MCHR students to experience these wonderful culturally enlightening experiences.
- Racing for Charity: MCHR Supports Ronald McDonald House
This past November, MCHR joined over 20 other schools and over 1,000 runners in Central Park for the Ronald McDonald House Fun Run. Through the support of family members and friends, 34 students raised over $5,000 to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provide a “home away from home” for families of children with cancer as well as a supportive, nurturing community. Participating in this event enabled students to learn the importance of philanthropy while reaping the benefits of healthy exercise!
- MCHR Students Showcase their Fancy Footwork for the Rt. Honourable Theresia Villiers MP
October 25, 2012
Pierre Dulaine, founder of the American Ballroom Theater, hosted the Secretary of State of Northern Ireland, the RT. Honourable Theresa Villiers MP and other esteemed guests in East Harlem. He chose MCHR to illustrate the merits of ballroom dance as he is expanding the Dancing Classrooms Program internationally. Dancing Classrooms’ curriculum encourages a sense of teamwork, respect, camaraderie, and discipline among our students while allowing them to have fun and appreciate the art of dance. Ballroom dance has become an integral part of MCHR’s performing arts program, and one from which all of our students reap incredible awards. The school is especially grateful to Brad and Barbara Evans for supporting the Dancing Classrooms program at MCHR because without their patronage, the students would be unable to have these unforgettable experiences!
- MCHR Partners with Horizons Mentoring Program
Four of our current First Graders benefited from a six-week summer mentoring program at St. David’s School, a private all boys elementary school on the upper east side of Manhattan. Horizons provided students with exceptional academic, cultural, and recreational enrichment opportunities including swimming lessons, field trips, and individualized instruction.
- Students Explore the Great Outdoors at Rye Nature Center
For the fifth summer in a row, MCHR students enjoyed the stunning natural beauty of Rye Nature Center in Rye, New York. Thanks to the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, 26 of our young learners developed an appreciation for environmental conservation issues and reveled in the natural beauty of the outdoors. These unique experiences enabled students to see a new world outside of Manhattan and develop new friendships in the process.
- Honors Violin Ensemble Performs at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel
August 2, 2012
The Honors Violin Ensemble had the privilege of showcasing their talents for St. Francis Food, Pantries, & Shelters’ ‘Women of Valor’ tea. Students reveled in the beauty of the grand ballroom but kept their composure while performing in front of such an esteemed audience.
MCHR offers violin instruction as a curricular enhancement to Grades 3, 4, and 5. Through our partnership with Ten O’Clock Classics, students in the upper grades have the opportunity to join the Honors Violin Ensemble and further develop their passion for music.
- Mr. Stanley Sponsors School-Wide Trips to the Big Apple Circus
Mr. Stanley’s incredible generosity allowed every student at MCHR School to witness the world-renowned Big Apple Circus. Circus Artists performed spectacular feats ranging from juggling to acrobatics to contortions! This unforgettable show allows students to see the wonderful world of magic and have a ball!
- Gospel Choir Joins Critically Acclaimed Violinist Daisy Jopling at Symphony Space
Impressive musician Daisy Jopling invited MCHR’s Gospel Choir to accompany her and perform at Symphony Space. Our singers serenaded the audience with Christmas Carols sharing their holiday cheer. Given our school’s dedication to dance and music, we always appreciate the opportunity to showcase our love for the arts.