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Hasbrouck Heights Public Schools
Superintendent’s Report
June 24, 1999

Junior-Senior High School
The 1998-1999 school year has come to a rapid close. A variety of activities and awards ceremonies involving many of our students, staff, and community members have taken place, and they have helped to create a very successful ending for the year. 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
I) Valedictorian Breakfast
J) Senior Prom

Ms. Geftic’s students have completed the district’s Web Page. Special thanks to Carl C. for all of the work that he did towards this end.

The last two issues of the Pilot’s Log have been distributed. The Senior Issue, completed by Michael C. and Steven S., is a special tribute to the class of 1999.

Six students in Mrs. Schneeweiss' Drama and Communications classes received membership in The International Thespian Society , an Honors Dramatic Award: Robert C,, Christine L., Karina A., Michael I., Christopher V.J. and Christopher D.O..

Ms. Mikulka notes that several teachers have come into the library to check their e-mail accounts and enhance the e-mail skills provided them by the in-service workshops.

The Pilot’s Log took a First Place for Overall Excellence award from the American Scholastic Press Association for the second year in a row.

The Key Club sponsored the Senior Soiree on Saturday, May 22 for senior citizens from Hasbrouck Heights. This was the 3rd Annual Senior Soiree and was held in the High School Cafeteria. Approximately 110 senior citizens attended the affair as guests of the Key Club. The Key Club ran a student blood drive on May 21 in the Library.

Seventh and eighth grade Physical Education teachers, Mr. Scuilla, Mr. Tessaro and Mr. Caruso, presented a stress management and coping skills program to the entire grade levels. In small groups, students were guided by their teachers to identify stressful situations, to identify the signs of stress, and to learn ways of coping with stress and helping friends.

Students in the 5th grade in Lincoln and Euclid were guided on a tour of the Middle Level and other locations in the Jr./Sr. High School building by members of the seventh grade class.

The Peer Leaders Club is in the process of being organized by Ms. Sugarman, Ms. Galfy, and Det. DeLorenzo. The program was explained to the seventh grade students and applications for membership were distributed. From the applications and recommendations by students and staff, 12 members will be selected to undergo the training necessary for membership.

Ms. Reed’s Graphics II students have completed their original type face designs and have created mirror etchings and package designs. Ms. Jones classes have been examining still-life paintings and the Expressionism Movement. They have also been looking at art as an expression of African culture as well as studying the work of Vincent Van Gogh.

The Madrigal Choir performed at the Bergen County Teen Arts Festival at Bergen Community College on May 21 and received a superior rating in all categories.

'CARNATIONS FOR KOSOVO' was completed with success. Proceeds of sales will be donated to the Red Cross to assist victims of Kosovo--over $1,000.00

The enrollment at the Junior Senior High School is 742.

Euclid School
Fifth grade students enjoyed their annual trip this year to the Imax Theatre in Nyack, NY and then came back to Woodland Park in town for a barbecue and science show, sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, on Tuesday, May 18th. This trip is in recognition of the students' participation as safety patrol helpers throughout the school year.

Euclid School students and staff enjoyed an exciting Field Day on Friday, May 21st. Events include relay races, long jump and softball throw. Special thanks to Mr. Minichiello for organizing the events of the day.

On Tuesday, May 25th, the Euclid School PTA sponsored a program about New Jersey for students in grades three through five. The program was informative and was a perfect introduction and culmination to the social studies unit on New Jersey.

Mrs. Cerasuolo, along with Ms. Moroney, conducted the Euclid School annual Spring Concert, at the Kiefer Auditorium, on Thursday, May 27th, featuring songs from Disney shows.

The Euclid School PTA held its annual fifth grade picnic on Wednesday, June 2nd. Thank you to the PTA and all the parents who made this event such a success.

Mrs. Nickels, the children's librarian at the public library, visited Euclid School on Friday, June 4th. Dressed in safari gear, Mrs. Nickels visited all classrooms to discuss the summer reading program sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Public Library.

On Thursday, June 10th, the fifth grade went to Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-the-Hudson, New York. The students took part in a tour of the historic Van Cortlandt Manor House along with hands-on workshops and activities which simulated life during the 18th Century in America.

The current enrollment at Euclid School is 326.

Lincoln School
Congratulations to - The annual Lincoln School Spring Concert was held on May 25th at Kiefer 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 20th and May 21st, Office Nick Sisto from the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department completed his D.A.R.E. sessions with our kindergarten, second and fourth graders.

Field Day was held on May 27th. Mr. Hoskin prepared the field early that morning. The weather could not have been more perfect for a fun day of activities. The parents, students, faculty, staff and administration of Lincoln School thank Mr. Hoskin for organizing such a wonderful day.

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 Dressing in costume, Mrs. Nickles explained the components of the program and the many benefits of reading. Information about the program as well as grade level reading lists will be sent home with all K-5 children.

On June 3rd, Sgt. DeLorenzo came to Lincoln School and fingerprinted our Kindergarten children. The fingerprinting is part of a program entitled "Kid Care". This program provides the opportunity for our kindergarten children to be fingerprinted and have their picture taken.

On June 9th, a representative from the Seeing Eye Commission visited Lincoln School to accept the donations collected through the "Pennies for Puppies" program. In conjunction with the Kindness Committees at both Lincoln and Euclid Schools, Mrs. McClean and Mrs. Della Fave instituted a True Vision From the Heart Program. One of the main objectives of this program was the collection of pennies to help raise seeing eye puppies. Each school was presented with a certificate bearing the name of the seeing eye puppy that would be trained with some of the donations raised.

The enrollment for Lincoln School as of June 15, is 368.

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