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Hasbrouck Heights Public Schools
Superintendent's Report
February 29, 2000

Junior-Senior High School

This time of year sees an increase in the contact between school staff and parents since the Mid-Year reports have been sent out.

The Guidance Department will be providing information that will help prepare families for the different and varied academic demands of the high school.

Since we have now completed our Mid-Term examinations, both staff and students are preparing to commence the course selection process for the next school year.

College acceptances are continuing to come in, and many of our seniors have secured acceptance at some fine schools.

The Creative Writing classes have been polishing their best work for submission to various competitions. Students in French classes are participating in contacting a French pen pal for future correspondence in the spring. Special Math Labs have begun for the preparation of students for the GEPA. Students in Mr. Stine's AP Statistics and Probability course have essentially completed the required curriculum for the Advanced Placement exam. Ms. Cassidy is the moderator of the Mock Trial Competition Team. They recently won their first competition against Pascack Hills.

A new semester course, World Geography, has just begun. The students will study the Earth and the systems that shape and drive the world we live in.

Mrs. Toy and Mrs. Gay, 7th grade Science and Social Studies teachers, participated in workshops at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environment Center this month. Seventh grade students in Ms. Krysz's Academic Cycle classes are learning a real life application of economics as they select and track a company on the Stock Exchange.

Continuing the development of student's creativity, Mrs. Rucci, 8th grade English and Social Studies teacher, has required students to create invention projects using unusual adjectives. These projects are now on display in the Middle Level Office.

Mrs. Caputo, Ms. Sugarman, and Det. DeLorenzo attended the final workshop geared to training leaders in conducting activities for the Peer-to-Peer Club.

The seventh and eighth grade students enjoyed a 'Valentines Eve' dance on February 11th.

The Middle Level Student Council is sponsoring a book drive to coincide with "Read Across America.."

Three Middle Level girls again make us proud for their selection to the North Jersey Junior High School Regional Chorus. Lynette Villalona, Oriana Ferro and Alyson Hagert will be performing in the Chorus on March 19th at Teaneck High School.

Seniors are receiving acceptances from many competitive colleges and universities. They include: Johns Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Ithaca, Northeastern University, Rutgers, Montclair, Virginia Tech, Rider, Johnson and Wales and the University of Hartford.

Total student enrollment in the Junior-Senior High School is 786.

Euclid School

"Children Act Fast! So Do Poisons!" That was the theme for this years Poison Prevention Coloring and Poster contest sponsored by the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System.

One of our first grade students in Mrs. ten Berge's class, Michael Colton, received First Place from over 500 entries. As the first place winner, Michael and his parents will attend an awards ceremony and luncheon at the State House Annex in Trenton where he will receive a $50 U.S. Savings Bond.

Caitlyn Walsh, from Mr. Sickels fifth grade class, was a grand prize winner in The Record's Junior Reporter Contest. She met and interviewed two members of the Harlem Globetrotters on Saturday, February 5th at Continental Airlines Arena.

On the first day of Kindness Week Euclid School was honored and surprised by a special visitor. Mr. Milton Treuhaft graduated Euclid School in 1920. His memories of the Euclid Family were truly amazing for everyone to hear.

The students in K-2nd grades enjoyed a dental health lesson presented by Dr. Gorkowitz, a local orthodontist.

School Colors Day was held on Friday, February 4th.

The current enrollment at Euclid School is 327

Lincoln School

Drug Free Week Student Winners!! The winner of this 2000 Drug Free T-shirt contest............4th grader-Kim Bolognese. The winner of this 2000 Drug Free Poster contest............2nd grader-Amy Calderone

Lincoln students spent two weeks participating in the nationwide Martin Luther King, Jr. Kindness and Justice Challenge. The purpose of participating in this challenge is to continue Martin Luther King's dream for a "kind" and a "just" world.

On Friday, February 11th, Mrs. Schoen and Mr. Fierro visited the Methodist Nursery School in Hasbrouck Heights to discuss the kindergarten program at both schools.

On January 18th, many Lincoln and Euclid School parents and faculty, including Mrs. Lauren Schoen, Lincoln School Principal, Mr. John Fierro, Euclid School Principal, members of the Board of Education and I, joined the Lincoln School PTA for a very special evening. The Lincoln School PTA had invited Mr. Frank Bolella to speak about the components of Raising Successful Children.

Kindergarten Roundup - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2000 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

On Tuesday evening, January 26th, over 130 Lincoln School children proudly displayed their scientific masterpieces at the Annual Lincoln School Science Exchange.

The enrollment for Lincoln School is 352.

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