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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Superintendent's Report
December 18, 1998

 

Junior-Senior High School
The Varsity football team advanced all the way to the State Sectional
Final, but was defeated by Glen Rock in a well-played game.  A number of
players received All-Star recognition on the County level, and the BOE
will recognize the team and coaches at the December Board of Education
meeting.
On December 3rd and 4th, the Middle Level entertained everyone with a
truly unique parody of "Beach Blanket" movies, called "Pom Pom Zombies".
Communication between administration and parents continues to be a key
factor in the evaluation of our academic programs.  Our on-going
dialogues with the Executive committee of the PTSA reveal that parents
at all levels are aware of their children's assignments and their work
in class.
The Pilots Log  is selling advertising space.  All proceeds are to go to
victims of Hurricane Mitch.  The Pilots Log   has established its very
own WEB SITE and it is currently UP AND RUNNING:
http://www.pilotslog.com.
All English 11 classes visited “Medieval Times” on December 10.
Journalism students attended a workshop run by “The Record” on December
1.  On December 8, Steven S. and Mike K. met with the editor
of Photography magazine.  Communications classes will be visiting WCBS
on December 15.  Thank you Mr. Suriano.
Ms. Czekaj attended an Advanced Placement conference on December 2.  Ms.
Geftic attended a journalism advisors workshop conducted by the Record.
Ms. Mikulka attended the Educational Media Association of New Jersey
Annual Conference.
Ms. Meyer reports that the Hasbrouck Heights 1998 yearbook, Coronian,
received a Third place award from Columbia Scholastic Press in New York
City.
Ms. Czekaj’s English 10 classes are studying literary archetypes
(heroes, devils, etc.)  Ms. Geftic’s 12 grade classes are studying
Oedipus and her 11th grade classes are reading the Canterbury Tales.
Journalism classes are also looking at the Year 2000 computer glitch
problem.  Ms. Schneeweiss’s classes have  been looking into the finances
needed to produce a television production and have also been using G3
computers to do cinema editing.  They have also been learning video
camera techniques for such productions.  English 11, under Ms. Geftic,
are creating a modern Prologue and Tale to parallel Chaucer.
Ms. Grele reports that students in her Spanish 2 class are researching a
Spanish/Hispanic painter, of their choice.
Mr. Brady’s Algebra 2 classes are studying matrices and determinants and
are solving quadratic equations.
SADD, under the guidance of Mr. Sayer, ran a fund raiser “Loose Change”
to raise money for the purpose of sending Bergen County homeless
children to summer camp.
Mr. Sayer’s College Chemistry had a laboratory experience at Fairleigh
Dickinson University on gases and the gas laws on December 11.
The shop students entered their float called "Santa's Workshop" in the
Christmas parade and won the "Mayor's Award."
The sixth grade class participated in "a trip to Haley's Comet" at the
Buehler Science Center on November 23rd and November 24th.
In their English classes, Mrs. Rowland's 7th grade students are
submitting entries to The Young Poets from New Jersey poetry contest.
Mr. Sicilian’s eighth grade English classes recently participated in a
cross grade/cross curriculum, interdisciplinary  project with Mr.
Carcich and the sixth grade students.
On November 23rd students from Mrs. Reed's grade 7 Technology class went
to Tarrytown, New York to see the Chagall windows at the Church of
Pocatico Hills.  The windows represent Henri Matisse's final work and
are the only cycle of church windows created by Chagall in the United
States.
The Concert Choir and Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Ms.
Kastner, performed holiday selections at the annual town tree lighting
on December 6.  The Madrigal Choir also performed at Paramus Park Mall
on December 11.
Ms. Bizik attended an Internet class concerning search engines and
directories.
The current enrollment at the Jr/Sr High School is 750.


Euclid School

The kindergarten classes held their annual Thanksgiving Feast on
November 26th.
The Health Education Department along with the Student Council at Euclid
School sponsored the second annual Food Pyramid/Food Drive from December
1st through December 11th.
On Tuesday, December 1st, "Winter Wonderland", was presented by a
traveling theater group.  The program  taught the children that it is
okay to be different.
On Saturday, December 5th, the Euclid School PTA held their annual
Holiday Gift Shop in the school gym.  It was a great success.
School Colors Day was held on Friday, December 4th.  Staff and students
proudly wore their black and gold colors.
The current enrollment at Euclid School is 322 students.


Lincoln School

Parent/Teacher Conferences were held on November 16, 17, 18 and 19,
1998.  November 17th and 19th were dedicated to evening conferences.
The D.A.R.E. program began on the fifth grade level on Thursday,
November 5th.  The staff and students participated in this year's Great
American Smoke-Out.
Lincoln School's American Heart Association's North Jersey Jump Rope
Demonstration Team will begin practicing in order to prepare for their
visits to other school districts who are interested about Jump Rope for
Heart programs.
Lincoln's students and staff members contributed a significant amount of
canned goods to those in need in Hasbrouck Heights.
The Holiday Workshop was held on Saturday, December 5, in the Lincoln
School gym from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.    This workshop was a great
success.
The enrollment for Lincoln School as of December 11, is  371
The entire District staff, Board of Education and I wish everyone a very
enjoyable holiday season as well as a very healthy and happy 1999!

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