We are thrilled to announce that Jeremiah Magnaye, fifth grade student at Hoover School, was one of thirty K-12 grade students in the state of New Jersey to be selected to have his artwork displayed at the NJPAC Winter Art Exhibition. The NJPAC Winter Art exhibition is a highly competitive juried art competition. A reception at NJPAC in Newark, NJ will be held on December 3rd at 11:00 a.m.
On Wednesday, September 21st the world will be celebrating International Peace Day. This day was founded in 1999 by a filmmaker named Jeremy Gilley. His goal was to have a global day of peace and non-violence, where countries all over the world agree to get along. The World Cultures teachers will be working on a “Peace Quilt” that will contain a “patch” made by each of the students signifying what peace means to them. The quilt will be displayed in the school on September 21st along with a Peace Pledge that the students will recite. We are asking you and your students wear blue on Wednesday, September 21st in honor of International Peace Day. We have also attached a copy of the “Peace Pledge” for you. Click the title to read more.
Celebrating America’s next giant leap, interplanetary travel, first through fifth grade students at Hoover Elementary School in Bergenfield, NJ, helped create a 2’ x 2’ acrylic painting for the Dream Rocket Project, which will be one of 8000 squares in a very long quilt that will wrap around a replica of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Rocket, celebrating NASA’s dream of going to Mars and beyond in the not too distant future. According to NASA, their “dream rocket”, the SLS-Orion rocket combo is, “America’s new heavy-lift rocket … the largest launch vehicle ever built and more powerful than the Saturn V rocket that carried Apollo astronauts to the moon”. Flight tests begin in two years with missions to Mars and beyond planned for the mid 2030s. A synergy of art and science in the penumbra of interplanetary travel, the massive, quilt-wrapped replica of the SLS Dream Rocket will eventually be put on temporary exhibit in various locations as it tours the United States.
Hoover Elementary School fourth grader, Megan Santos, captured Second Place in the 2014-2015 AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest. Over 1,400 posters were sent in to AAA from all over northern NJ. The safety slogan that Megan needed to illustrate was “Getting to School Safely”. Charlene Anolik, Megan’s art teacher explained that the AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest is extremely competitive, making Megan’s win very impressive. A representative from AAA will come to Hoover Elementary School on May18th to present Megan with a certificate and cash award.
Hoover School, fourth grader, Mehak Imran, captured 2nd Place in the competitive, Northern Bergen County Community Resource Board’s, Fair Housing Poster Contest. Mehak will be awarded a certificate and cash prize at the award ceremony at the Hackensack Recreation Center in May.
The winners of the annual, “My County” Poster Contest, open to all Bergen County fourth graders were announced last Friday, on May 1st, 2015 during an elaborate, Law Day celebration on the steps of the Bergen County Superior Court House. The contest was sponsored by Bergen County Clerk, John S. Hogan, who presented the awards, as well as the Bergen County Sheriff Michael Sardino and Bergen County Surrogate Michael R. Dressler. Hoover Elementary School’s Nashrah Ahsan, captured the First Place Award in the “My County” Poster Contest, and her classmate, Megan Santos, took home an Honorable Mention. Click the title to see their artwork.
The Hoover Elementary School community is participating in a Read-A-Thon from February 16, 2015 to February 27, 2015. It is an exciting and easy way for our students and parents to get interested about reading with the added bonus of raising funds for educational and entertainment programs in our school. Click the title to visit our Read-A-Thon page and make a donation.
On Tuesday, December 23, 2014, members of the Hoover School String Orchestra and Band performed for the senior residents of Brookside Gardens. The String Orchestra performed the following selections: Falling Snowflakes, Huron Carol, French Folk Song, and Dreidel, Dreidel. The Band performed the following selections: Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Good King Wenceslas, and Jingle Bells. The students were excited to share their talents with community members, and spread holiday cheer.
On November 14, 2014, seventy students from Hoover Elementary School competed in the Noetic Learning Math Contest. Noetic Learning Math Contest is a national elementary math problem solving contest held twice a year. 19,367 young mathletes representing 1,279 teams across the country participated in this year’s fall contest. Click the title to read more.
Hoover School student, Krit Jain, was the town-wide winner for first-grade in the Bergenfield Fire Department’s Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest. During October, members of the Bergenfield Fire Department visited the elementary schools to teach the students about fire prevention and safety. Following the presentations, students created posters based on the theme, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives.” As the winner of the poster contest, Krit and his parents were driven to school on a fire truck. They were accompanied by Fireman Adam Marchick and greeted upon arrival to school by students and the faculty.