"Julius Caesar' and The Comedy of Errors" opens Thursday, Nov. 14 and runs through the weekend at John Jay Middle School. Photo Credit: Courtesy of
Members of the Mind Your Mind club at Rye Neck High School posted positive messages around the building to uplift their peers. Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of the Rye Neck Union Free School District

Around Westchester Schools: John Jay Opens 'Julius Caesar', Mount Pleasant App, Rye Neck Notes

Shakespeare Tragedy, Comedy Opens At John Jay 

Two of Shakespeare's Roman plays: the classic tragedy "Julius Caesar" and the fast-moving and delightful "The Comedy of Errors," directed by David Fritsch, are on stage now at John Jay Middle School.

In the plot, a case of mistaken intent results in war and a case of mistaken identity ends in hilarity. Click here to purchase tickets.

Performances are Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets as well as at the door 30 minutes before each performance in the John Jay Middle School theater, 50 North Salem Road, Cross River.

Mount Pleasant Parents: Download Snow App

Snow days are coming so click here to download the upgraded Mount Pleasant Central School District School Messenger app so you can receive messages including weather alerts.

The app allows you to control how you receive messages. You may opt to receive calls, texts or emails and specify which devices should receive them from the Preferences link within the app. 

For questions about the app, email

Students Say Peers Matter In Notes

"Be Brave," "Love Yourself," and "You Are Enough" are some of the messages students in the Mind Your Mind Club at Rye Neck High School wrote on Post-it notes and placed around the building to show support for their peers.

 “We know that school days can sometimes be stressful due to academic or social reasons. Our hope is that a small and thoughtful positive message may serve as a reminder to someone to take a deep breath, remember that feelings are temporary and that they are supported at school by friends and staff," said Nicole Crispinelli, school psychologist and adviser of the club. 

Members raise money for mental health organizations and practice mindfulness through yoga and breathing exercises.

The club also brings awareness to mental health and advocates against social stigma.