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

Junior-Senior High School

The 1999-2000 school year has come to a rapid close. Some of the most notable events included the following:

A) Arts and Technology Fair
B) Band Awards Dinner
C) Senior Soiree
D) Parents For Athletes Dinner
E) Masonic Awards Dinner for the Top Ten Seniors
F) Senior Scholarships and Awards Program
G) Bergen County Teen Arts Festival
H) Governor's Award Luncheon

Many of our students, including seniors and underclassmen, were acknowledged this year for their performance in a number of academic areas, such as English Composition, Science, Journalism, and Mathematics.

Utilizing training received at a workshop on technology in the classroom, Mr. Rispoli has involved his 6th grade math students in using computer spread sheets to mathematically analyze the results of car races.

Mr. Stine's Physics students performed admirably on the National Science Olympiad Physics 2000 Olympiad tests this spring. Two teams were entered and our teams scored 24th out of 144 schools nationwide. Of the 25 New Jersey schools that participated, Hasbrouck Heights teams scored in the 5th and 6th positions.

The culminating sports activity for the Middle Level Physical Education program was field day on June 2nd. The Renaissance Club culminated their year's activities by visiting the new Hayden Planetarium. The eighth graders had a beautiful evening at their Graduation Dance, alias Mardi Gras (which was this year's theme). Awards assemblies were held for each grade level.

Mr. O'Hare had the honor of introducing the top 10 seniors of the graduating Class of 2000 at the Euclid Masonic Lodge Awards Ceremony held at the Lodge on June 2, 2000. The Class President was also honored by the Lodge.

The annual Senior Awards Assembly was held on Tuesday evening June 6th. Numerous awards and scholarships were presented to members of the senior class.

Mr. Donnelly and Mr. Grimaldi attended the Grade Eight Proficiency Assessment (GEPA) Training on June 5, 2000.

As of June 16th, 74% of the senior class have indicated they will be attending a 4 year College, 13% will be attending a 2 year college, 11% will attend a Business or Technical school and 2% will seek employment. These statistics indicate that 98% of the senior class will be attending a post secondary school next year.

The following spring season athletes were recognized on at the All County level:

Tom Mansfield was a First Team All County selection for Baseball.
Gary Gagliardi was a First Team All County selection in the 400 meter dash in Track.
Leo Basica was a Second Team All County selection in Boys Tennis.
Renee Wilson was a Third Team All County selection in the discus for Track.
Coach Robert Brady was selected Track Coach of the Year by both the Herald News and the Bergen Shopper.

Total Student Enrollment as of May 31, 2000 - 785.

Lincoln School

The annual Lincoln School Spring concert was held on May 31st at Keifer Auditorium. Mrs. Cerasuolo, Miss Moroney and our fourth and fifth graders at Lincoln School are to be congratulated for putting on a very successful performance!

On May 11th and 12th, June 1st, 2nd, 15th and 16th, Officer Nick Sisto from the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department completed his D.A.R.E. sessions with our kindergarten, second and fourth graders.

As part of the "Reaching Across the Sounds of Silence" grant funded program, Mrs. McClean arranged to have an Audiology Health Fair brought to Lincoln School. The children truly enjoyed this very informational Health Fair and learned a great deal about the many aspects of hearing. The "Reaching Across the Sounds of Silence" program that infiltrated both end schools throughout the year was recognized with an Outstanding Project Award from Child Health Month magazine. Congratulations to Mrs. McClean, Mrs. Della Fave and all of the teachers, parents and students that made this program a true success.

After four cancellations due to poor weather conditions, Field Day was finally held at Lincoln School on Thursday, June 15th. Mr. Hoskin structured the morning to include most of the activities normally held at the field in the gymnasium.

On June 2nd, Mrs. Nickles from the Hasbrouck Heights Public Library visited all K-5 classes at Lincoln School to present the Summer Reading Program.

On June 8th, the fifth graders enjoyed a wonderful day at Woodland Park. They were able to play many games and eat hot dogs and hamburgers.

On June 9th, Lincoln School's fifth graders walked to the Junior/Senior High School where they received an orientation of the middle level.

On June 12th, the Safety Patrols at both Lincoln and Euclid Schools had the opportunity to enjoy a fun day! Supported by the Board of Education and the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, our district's fifth graders had the opportunity to see the movie Dinosaurs at the Williams Center in Rutherford.

On June 21st, Sergeant DeLorenzo came to Lincoln School and fingerprinted our Kindergarten children.

On May 31st, Mrs. Lauren Schoen and Dr. Richard Stepura went to the Fiesta to honor Mrs. Veronica Marino, Lincoln School's Governor's Teacher Award recipient.

On June 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th, Mr. Walter Eggmann, our district's World Language Coordinator held World Language Workshops at the high school for second and third grade teachers.

On June 1st and June 2nd, Lincoln School children had the opportunity to once again peruse the many books on display in the Lincoln School gymnasium.

The enrollment for Lincoln School as of June 20, 2000 is 354.

Euclid School

Safety Patrol Fifth grade students, from Euclid and Lincoln Schools, enjoyed their annual trip this year to the Williams Center in Rutherford, NJ and then came back to their respectful schools for pizza and games, sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, DARE, PTA and the Board of Education on Monday, June 12th.

Mrs. Della Fave (school nurse) presented our first Hearing & Audiology Health Fair, during the morning session, on Wednesday, May 24th, for students in grade K-5.

Euclid School students and staff enjoyed an exciting Field Day on Thursday, May 25th.

Peer leaders from the seventh grade visited fifth grade classes on Wednesday, May 31st. The purpose of this visit was to familiarize the fifth graders with the courses offered, clubs, after-school activities, the honor roll, etc. The children were very interested in all the information given them. Thank you to Mr. Grimaldi, middle level guidance counselor, for providing this insightful visit.

A Bergen County recognition luncheon was held at the Fiesta Restaurant, attended by Fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Gail Hagert, representing Euclid School, on Wednesday, May 31st, to recognize the recipients.

Mrs. Cerasuolo, along with Ms. Moroney, conducted the Euclid School annual Spring Concert, at the Kiefer Auditorium, on Tuesday, May 23rd, featuring songs from the Millennium.

An orientation was held for fifth grade students at the Junior/Senior High School on Thursday, June 8th. Students toured the building, received an overview of the scheduling set-up and expectations. Thank you to Mr. Grimaldi for arranging this informative visit.

On Thursday, June 22nd, the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department fingerprinted and photographed kindergarten students as part of the Ident-A-Kid project.

Euclid and Lincoln Schools received the John W. Alexander Outstanding project award on Wednesday, June 14th, at Great Adventure Theme Park. They will be given this honor for the program "True Vision Comes from the Heart," which was initiated by the joint effort of the elementary school nurses and their Kindness Committees. Congratulations Euclid Eagles and Lincoln Leopards for your enthusiasm and participation in this program.

On Thursday, June 15th, Bill Evans, meteorologist of ABC's Eyewitness News visited the Euclid 4th grades and gave a presentation about "Hurricanes."

Euclid School's fifth graders were promoted to the middle level in a beautiful ceremony at the Kiefer Auditorium on Tuesday, June 20th.

Euclid School's Kindergarten celebrated their school year on Wednesday, June with songs and snacks in the Euclid School gym.

The current enrollment at Euclid School is 330.

I want to thank the Board of Education, our administrators, staff, PTA's and parents for their help and support of our school system throughout the 1999-2000 school year!

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