Message from the Superintendent

The April 22nd Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution.  Earth Day is usually celebrated with outdoor activities where individuals or groups perform acts of service to earth. Typical ways of observing Earth Day include planting trees, picking up roadside trash, conducting various programs for recycling and conservation, and using recyclable containers for snacks and lunches.  
As the largest secular observance in the world, Earth Day is celebrated by more than a billion people every year as a day of action that raises awareness of ecological issues.  In the North Bergen School District our students will focus on literature and other curricula items related to Earth Day during the month.  
In addition, each year our schools, in association with the North Bergen Municipal Utilities Authority, hold a poster contest to raise awareness for recycling and protecting our environment.  This year our winner was Karen Gomez an eighth Grade student from Robert Fulton.  The poster is on the cover of the calendar with eleven runner-up posters for each month.  We would like to congratulate all students on their awareness of issues that effect the environment.