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Hasbrouck Heights Public Schools
Superintendent's Report
June 28, 2001

Junior-Senior High School

The 2000-2001 school year is quickly coming to an end. This has been a very active and successful year, and a variety of activities and awards ceremonies involving many of our students, staff, and community members have brought it to an equally busy close.

A) Arts and Technology Fair
B) Band Awards Dinner
C) Senior Soiree
D) County Athletics Awards Dinner
E) Parents of Athletes Dinner
F) Masonic Awards Dinner for the Top Ten Seniors and Class President
G) Senior Scholarships and Awards Program
H) Bergen County Teen Arts Festival
I) Governor's Award Luncheon
J) Valedictorian Breakfast
K) Senior Prom

Many of these programs served to acknowledge and highlight the numerous accomplishments of our students and staff for this year.

Mr. Stine, Physics teacher at the High School, has been accepted to participate in a Stevens Institute of Technology workshop this summer. The focus of the workshop with be the teaching of vectors and the implementation of the unit in the Fall.

Information given by senior students to Mrs. Small, senior mathematics teacher, indicates that many of her Pre-Calculus students are doing very well in their College placement exams. Many of them are placing in Calculus in their freshmen programs.

On Saturday, May 19th, the 5th annual Senior Soiree was held by the Key Club under the direction of Mrs. Kathy Hicswa. Approximately 100 senior citizens attended.

Mrs. Stein attended a Middle Level Principal's Meeting at Tenafly Middle School. Scheduling concerns, field trips, world language programs, and peer-to-peer activities were discussed and observed.

Continuing to discourage students from smoking cigarettes and from using drugs and/or alcohol, three special activities took place school wide. The first of the activities was the annual "Kick Butts Day." The second activity was a presentation by "The Improbable Players."

The sixth grade students went to the New York Renaissance Fair as an interdisciplinary and enjoyable end to their unit on Medieval History. Eighth grade students have completed their writing portfolios.

A planning meeting for the establishment of a 9th grade Peer to Peer program was held on Friday, June 6th. In attendance were Mr. O'Hare, Lesa Brinker, Angela O'Brien, Doris Meyer, Gary Pankiewicz and Katherine Stevenson.

As of June 19th, 73% of the senior class have indicated they will be attending a 4 year College, 13% will be attending a 2 year college, 2% will attend a Business or Technical school, 3% will enter the Armed Forces, 6% will seek employment and 3% will seek other.

Successful fire drills were held on May 22, May 31, June 12 and June 13, 2001.

Total Student Enrollment as of May 31, 2001 is 791.
High School 379
Middle Level 412

Euclid School

On Wednesday, May 23rd, the First Graders visited the Museum of Natural History.

Euclid School students and staff enjoyed an exciting Field Day on Monday, June 11th.

The PTA rewarded all Euclid Eagles on Wednesday, June 13th with a make your own sundae, Ice Cream Social in the gym, as an incentive for their reading during the school year.

Mr. McGovern went down in history by burying the Euclid Time Capsule in a Cornerstone Ceremony with the entire school in attendance. I attended the ceremony along with Board of Education Members and parents on Wednesday, June 13th. The Time Capsule contained items from the 2000/01 school year to be taken out from it's resting place in the new addition in twenty five years and opened.

Victor's House of Music presented a program to the third graders on Friday, June 1st introducing them to the different instruments that will be available to them next year, if they wish to join the band.

Mrs. Pasquini, from the local VFW, visited Euclid School on Tuesday, June 12th and gave each child in the third, fourth and fifth a patriotic pencil and a flag.

An orientation was held for fifth grade students at the Junior/Senior High School on Monday, June 4th.

The Euclid School PTA held its annual fifth grade picnic on Wednesday, June 6th.

Mrs. Nickels, the children's librarian at the public library, visited Euclid School on Tuesday, June 5th. Dressed in costume for the theme of "Arabian Nights," Mrs. Nickels visited all classrooms to discuss the summer reading program sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Public Library.

On Friday, June 8th, Bill Evans, meteorologist of ABC's Eyewitness News accepted Mrs. Gail Hagert's invitation to address the fourth grade students of Euclid School once again this year.

Fire Drills Tuesday, June 5, 2001 and Thursday, June 21, 2001

The current enrollment at Euclid School is 333 students.

Lincoln School

Field Day was held at the Athletic Field on Friday, May 25th.

Congratulations to Mrs. Cerasuolo, Miss Moroney and Our Fourth and Fifth Graders. The Annual Lincoln School Spring concert was held on May 30th at the Keifer Auditorium.

On June 5th, the fifth graders enjoyed a wonderful day at Woodland Park. They were able to play many games and eat hot dogs and hamburgers. The PTA provided each child with a beautiful T-shirt. Parents of fifth graders assisted throughout the day.

On June 7th, Lincoln School's 5th graders walked to the Junior/Senior High School where they received an orientation of the middle level.

Complete with music composed by Mr. Art Suriano, our Lincoln School fourth graders proudly presented their proposed New Jersey State Song to Assemblywoman Rose Heck and many invited guests and parents on Monday, June 11th.

On Wednesday, June 13th, all Lincoln School faculty and students sat outside the new addition for the Time Capsule Ceremony. I attended the ceremony along with Board of Education members Joyce Powell, Jack DeLorenzo, Edwina Carroll and Art Suriano.

On June 4th the fifth graders visited Wild West city. This visit was in conjunction with the Social Studies curriculum. On June 7th, the fourth graders enjoyed a visit to the U.S.S. Intrepid.

On June 19th, incoming kindergarten children and their parents were invited to Lincoln School for a kindergarten orientation.

Fire drills for students occurred on June 4 and June 15, 2001.

The enrollment for Lincoln School as of June 22, 2001 is as follows 330.


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