Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones, to be grateful for all with which we have been so abundantly blessed. It is also a season of bountifulness and a reason to share our bounty with those who are less fortunate. Personally, when I think of how much I have been blessed this past year, I will think of how fortunate I am to be superintendent of such a committed and great staff in such a supportive, diverse, community. On Thanksgiving and always, may you and your loved ones reap the abundant harvest of hope, faith and good health as well as pray for peace all around the world.
Mrs. Susan Baez was recently honored by the New Jersey Department of Education in the 2015 Exemplary Secondary Educator Recognition Program! Mrs. Baez, who has been with the Bergenfield Schools for over 14 years, is no stranger to this extraordinary and impressive level of distinction, having already been recognized for her demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching earlier this year. Evidenced by a verifiable track record for raising student achievement, Mrs. Baez's success as an educator is distinct, notable, and commendable. During the 2014-2015 school year, she was named the BHS Teacher of the Year, a title awarded under the rigorous selection guidelines outlined by Governor Christie's Educator of the Year Program.
Bergenfield High School Principal James Fasano recently announced that Caoilin Ramsay has been named one of 16,000 Semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Caoilin joins a group of academically talented high school seniors with an opportunity to advance and compete for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. Click the title to read more.
Congratulations to former Hoover Elementary School student, Devananda Anoop, who placed in the 94.63% nationally and 92.45% statewide, which translates to 5th in NJ and 24th in overall U.S., in the XVIII Math Kangaroo Olympiad! Click the title to read more.
Roy W. Middle School has partnered with the NY Giants to bring students the Play 60 program. Play 60 provides engaging educational opportunities and events designed to teach children the importance of remaining active. Students are challenged to be active 60 minutes a day in an effort to fight childhood obesity. Last week, students were visited by professional NFL players from the NY Giants. Damontre Moore, Daniel Fells, Dwayne Harris, and Marcus Harris addressed the students and gave away two pro jerseys. It was a fitting way to wrap up the students' annual Field Day!
Bergenfield High School has been included in the article titled “50 Inspiring Schools Meeting the Challenge” by TheBestSchools.org. TheBestSchools.org selected Bergenfield High School based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, extracurricular richness, geographical and demographical diversity, and reputation. Click the title to read more.
8:00 PM Regular Meeting