Welcome to Spring!!
The weather has been very uncooperative with our schedule. Each year, we build three snow days into our calendar but, unfortunately, this year we had to use more than the allotment scheduled. I did not want to use days from the spring break so we will add school days on at the end of the school year. The final day for all students will be June 25, 2018. The new high school graduation date will be Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 10:00 AM. Elementary graduations will be on Friday, June 22, 2018. Pre-K graduation will be on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Kindergarten graduations will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, and Wednesday, June 20, 2018. A complete schedule will be posted on our website for the specific times.
Now that we’ve just returned from spring break, during which I hope everyone relaxed and recharged, the school year is rapidly nearing its end. Remember that it is our belief that every student has the capability to be successful and to demonstrate academic achievement. Accordingly, you may have noticed the major emphasis we have placed on literacy. All subjects and course offerings have great importance in the building of a well-rounded student and literacy in all of them is especially critical to the success of our students and our educational program. We will continue to work intensely to teach fundamental literacy skills across all subjects.
Many of our students have demonstrated success in the arts, music, creative writing, science, acts of kindness or service, and scholarship. Each of the schools have done some wonderful activities with the students to enhance the classroom experience such as the vocabulary parades, author celebrations, science fairs, math game nights, and sports. I look forward to expanding on these events so you can witness the enthusiasm demonstrated toward learning.
April 22, 2018 is Earth Day. Many science activities will be happening in our schools to reinforce the effects of climate change on our Earth. Please look for the activities at your child’s school and events that the Township of North Bergen will have to highlight this celebration.
Dr. George J. Solter Jr.
First and foremost, I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year. As 2018 begins, I want to reflect on all that has occurred since my last newsletter. These stories are exceptional, but they wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the hard work and dedication of the faculty and S.T.E.M. committee. ~Jared Keshishian, District Supervisor of Science