We hope you are off to a relaxing and enjoyable summer. We are reaching out to parents who may not have received the letter sent home at the close of the school year with regard to summer assignments. On the left hand column of the Bergenfield website (www.bergenfield.org) you will see a title, Summer Assignments for all grades K-12. It is important that all students complete the required summer assignments. Please take the time to visit the website and review the assignment for the grade your child is entering. If you have any questions, please call the curriculum office at 201-385-6250. Again, we thank you for your continued support. See you in September. Click the title for the Spanish version.
For the third year in a row, Bergenfield High School made The Washington Post’s “Most Challenging Schools in America” list. According to the Washington Post article, Bergenfield High School is ranked 1,442 nationally, 57th in the state of NJ, and 9th in very competitive Bergen County, New Jersey. This ranking places Bergenfield High School in the top 5% in the nation and top 10% of high schools in the state and county. At the same time, Bergenfield High School demonstrated remarkable improvement by moving up the list 178 places. In 2013, Bergenfield High School ranked 1,620 nationally compared to ranking 1,442 in 2014.
Working in Support of Education (w!se), a leading New York City based educational not-for-profit, announced Bergenfield High School as one of the “100 Best w!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” during a ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange. Click the title to learn more about the program.
Hoover Elementary School fifth grader, Beatrice Aquino, was named the Grand Prize Winner for the 2014 Scholastic MLK Day Poster Contest -- a national art competition. To enter the contest, students had to create an original Martin Luther King, Jr.–themed poster (no larger than 11" x 17") that inspires people, his or her own age, to help others through service and answer Dr. King’s question, “What are you doing for others?” Entries were judged equally on artistic interpretation of the Challenge Theme; how well the artwork inspires others to engage in service; originality; and technical skill. Click the title to read more and see her winning poster.
Top-ranked school districts have been announced in the tenth annual Digital School Districts Survey by the Center for Digital Education (CDE) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA). The survey showcases exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community, and improve district operations. Bergenfield has placed in the top ten rankings for three years in a row, and has been ranked number eight in the country among mid-sized student population districts in 2014. Click the title to read more.
The NAMM Foundation recognizes the Bergenfield Public School District for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation. Bergenfield joins 376 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction in 2014. Click the title to read more.
The Bergenfield Police Department is releasing this information to keep our residents informed of suspicious incidents that were reported to us as “lurings” and have parents and children concerned for their safety. We want our residents to know that every incident is thoroughly investigated and taken seriously. Click the title to read more from Chief of Police, Michael T. Carr.
The Bergenfield Public School District has partnered with St. John’s to help the suffering victims of the Super-Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. To date, our students have raised over $8,530 for the cause. Click the title to read about how you can support the cause.