On Saturday, January 28, 2017, 14 Yalow 1st- and 2nd-grade students competed in their first electric épée competition. These 6-, 7-, and 8-year-olds are scholars with swords, making their paths to college. They are being trained by international coach Alexander Abend, along with coaches Jinaki Brown and John Arden. 10 girls and 4 boys from our advanced Saturday classes—where students use steel blades—took part in the competition. The championship bout (shown in the video) was won by Oumarbella Diallo, who defeated Abigail Romero 8-6.
On Thursday, July 27, 2017, three hip-hop performers—Loaded Lux, Barry Bee, and G-Epic—all competitive chess players, show the Rosalyn Yalow Charter School chess team that chess is every man’s game, teaching students the reasoning skills and mental discipline to lead successful lives. Jerald Times is chess director at Yalow.
Thanksgiving celebrated with 125 of our family members, Thursday, November 23, 2017.
On Thursday, July 27, Yalow Charter held its first Hip-Hop Chess Day for the 80 students in our chess team summer camp. Chess and hip-hop have a long tradition in the Bronx and Harlem, and three hip-hop performers—Loaded Lux, Barry Bee, and G-Epic—all competitive chess players, wanted to show our Yalow Tigers that chess is every man’s game, teaching our students the reasoning skills and mental discipline to lead successful lives. Jerald Times, Yalow’s chess director, is the inspiration behind Hip-Hop Chess Day.