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Rye Neck High School

300 Hornidge Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Tina Wilson
HS Principal



High School 2018 Summer Reading List 


MS/HS Library Closure Schedule

- Tues. June 12 - Wed. June 20 - Before, during & after school for HS Finals

  and Regents Exams




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ORIENTATION: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 7:00 PM, Dining Hall

Driver Education can help provide the foundation for safe driving behavior and has a number of other tangible benefits including a senior license at age 17 instead of age 18 and insurance discounts that more than pay for the cost of the program (discounts vary by individual insurance companies).

The program starts the week of June 25th and runs for 6 weeks. PAS Auto School has been contracted to provide the in-car portion of the program. Students will be taught by trained and state certified instructors using specially equipped cars (e.g. dual brakes, dual mirrors) to ensure maximum safety. You must have a permit by February 9th to take Driver Education this spring. Please click HERE and complete the application or pick up an application from in the HS Main Office. Course details are available on the application. If you have any questions, please call PAS Auto School at 914-332-7700. Please return the application to the HS Secretary, as soon as possible. Choice of driving time is on a first come-first served basis. The cost of the program is $495.00. Payment is required with the application. Please click HERE for the flyer.

Please note, if you are a Rye Neck Athlete you must sign up for the AM session as this is the only one that does not conflict with the athletic department schedule.


Please visit our Nurse Services page for the most recent health requirements and forms.


The 2017-2018 PAC Members are:

Karla Aber (High School PTSA VP) 
Mary Ellen Dorfman
MaryAnn Germani
Alison Heaton

Theresa Spencer (President - Booster Club)
Jamie Tanaka-Boulia
Elizabeth Thurer 
Stephanie Victor
Barbara Weinstein

Rye Neck Parent & Student Portals

Information about the Parent & Student Portals may be found on the About Your High School page.




RNHS Students Debrief Mamaroneck Supervisor on Water Study

Members of the Action Research for Community Change, a student-run think tank at Rye Neck High School, presented their water study findings before Town of Mamaroneck Supervisor Nancy Seligson on June 12. The students had been collecting data for a consumer confidence survey regarding the quality of tap water.

The students – Andrew Alcin, Renue Chin, Sean Diamond, Ryan Germani, Gabriel Miller and Owen Robertson – conducted the survey on behalf of the Westchester Joint Water Works in numerous locations in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. For the study, which investigated the question, “To what extent do consumers feel confident in the quality of the tap water in their homes?” the students asked local residents whether they drink tap water, use filters, have experienced issues with water in their homes and the degree of confidence they have in the safety of water in our area. 

The Action Research for Community Change team, facilitated by Dr. Valerie Feit, the K-12 enrichment coordinator and co-director of counseling and guidance, uses social science research methods to support policy decisions for local organizations. It is also part of the Rye Neck commitment to civic engagement.

“The results of the water study showed that 78 percent of residents are confident in the quality of our water, which is among the best in the United States,” Dr. Feit said. “Additional findings will be used by the Westchester Joint Water Works to support their public relations efforts.” 

RNHS Students Debrief Mamaroneck Supervisor on Water Study photo


RNHS Names Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Rye Neck High School seniors Allie Liebmann and Olivia Dunne – who have been close friends since kindergarten – have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2018. Both accomplished students, who have worked incredibly hard throughout their high school career, said it was validating to receive the school’s top honors.

“This recognition certainly means a lot to me,” Dunne said. “Throughout high school, I’ve put a lot of time and effort into always doing my best. There were definitely points in high school when I felt overwhelmed by the amount of work I had to do, but ultimately I think that working hard at so many different things was what made me successful.” 

Dunne attributed her success to the support of her family, friends, classmates, teachers and coaches and described them as people who have challenged her and pushed her to become a better version of herself. 

“Allie and I have been really close friends since kindergarten, and I definitely attribute a lot of my success to her,” Dunne added. “She is one of the most patient, generous, and kind people I have ever met, and spending so much time with her has had a tremendously positive influence on me. I love our friendly competition, and her support has played a huge role in my academic life.” 

Liebmann also credited her friends’ and family’s support for giving her the opportunity to pursue her passions and praised Dunne for her constant support and friendship. 

“My parents and teachers have always been there to help me with anything I needed, but it is really my friends who have had the most impact,” Liebmann said. “Olivia is a smart, amazingly hardworking, strong, talented person and I truly would not have been able to accomplish anywhere near as much in high school without her.” 

Liebmann added that she was humbled to receive the recognition. 

“I think being valedictorian is a reflection of my hard work, my love of learning and the support I’ve had throughout high school,” she said. 

The soon-to-be graduates said if they could give any piece of advice to the incoming freshmen, it would be to pursue their passions, explore new opportunities, participate in extracurricular activities, take classes in subjects that interest them, but also do things that are completely out of their comfort zone.  

“High school is a great time to find out more about the things you’re passionate about,” Dunne said. “Don’t be afraid to take challenging classes or classes that require a lot of work. Get involved, dedicate yourself to a few things you love, and do everything you can to expand on that passion.”

Dunne is a member of the Science Research Program at the high school and has competed at the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair since eighth grade. She is part of the Independent Learner Program, Italian Club, Mock Trial team and Student Senate, and has been class president for four years. She also gives back to the community by volunteering and giving pitching lessons to younger softball players. Dunne is a member of the varsity softball and varsity basketball teams. Liebmann is a member of the Mock Trial team, Spanish Club, Student Awareness Coalition, high school band and varsity field hockey team. She also gives back to her community by volunteering with the Midnight Run organization and tutoring younger students in math and chemistry.

In the fall, Dunne will attend the University of Chicago, where she plans to pursue her interests in molecular engineering and biological sciences. Liebmann will be attending Yale University, where she plans to further pursue her interests in math and science. 

RNHS Names Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian photo



Science Research Students Celebrate Achievements at Annual Symposium

Rye Neck High School student-scientists celebrated their outstanding achievements in the field and showcased their science research projects during the 16th annual Science Research Symposium, held on June 4 in the middle/high school campus library.

The evening consisted of poster board presentations by first- and second-year students in the program, who had been developing their ideas and refining their research throughout the year, followed by keynote addresses by seniors Olivia Dunne, Evelyn Hong, Marisa Santoli and Rebecca Taylor. 

Dunne presented her project, “How Can Antibody Conjugation Assist in the Intake of Gold Nanoparticles by Fshr-Expressing Cells?” for which she worked at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai along with her mentor, Dr. Aurelian Radu, an associate professor of cell, developmental and regenerative biology. Hong presented her project, “The Effect of Art Participation in High School on Adolescents’ Creative Ideation.” She took part in the Imagination Lab with her mentor, Dr. Baptiste Barbot at Pace University in the Department of Psychology, where she focused on the possibility that virtual reality can enhance an individual’s creativity. For her project, “The Effect of Alkaline-Phosphatase Gene Expression on Hair Cell Regeneration in Zebrafish,” Santoli worked with her mentor, Dr. Aaron Steiner in the biology lab at Pace University. For her project, “The Effect of Gene Deletion on Axonal Growth and Motor Recovery,” Taylor worked with mentor Dr. Nadjat Serradj in the Hollis Lab at the Burke Medical Research Institute. 

The Science Research Program – under the leadership of teachers Kristen Bonnici, Kelly Cappa and Linette Milo – provides students with a chance to gain an in-depth understanding of a topic of their choice in a variety of scientific areas, including biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics, physics, space science, social sciences and psychology, and conduct independent research with the help of a mentor. During the course of the program, students complete projects in labs and participate in numerous competitions at the local and national level.

“It’s been a really great year,” said Milo, adding that the students have won numerous awards at the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair, which brought together more than 250 student-scientists from Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties. “The students are definitely hardworking; they were able to balance and juggle all of their Advanced Placement classes, sports and go into the lab and do research.”