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Secaucus Board of Education Honors High School Teacher Thiago Leite on his Selection as New Jersey Parent Teacher Association's Outstanding Teacher of the Year

At the Board of Education meeting of March 23rd, the Secaucus Board of Education honored High School English teacher Thiago Leite on his impressive accomplishment of earning recognition as the New Jersey Parent Teacher Association’s Teacher of the Year.

Earlier this month the New Jersey Parent Teacher Association (NJPTA) concluded their annual convention with a celebratory dinner honoring exemplary educators thorough the state. At this dinner Mr. Leite was presented with the NJPTA’s Outstanding Teacher of the Award. Mr. Leite’s name had been previously placed into nomination by the members of the local Secaucus High School PTA on account of his dedication to the school district in and outside of the classroom.

in the photograph above, Mr. Leite poses for a picture with Board of Education President Jack McStowe; his Mother Regina Leite; and Secaucus High School Principal Dr. Robert Berckes
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Shrek the Musical

Tickets can be purchased Monday and Wednesday nights 7-9 p.m., or Saturdays from 12-3:30 p.m. at the PAC. Regular Ticket $15, Student Ticket (ID Required) $12

Ticket forms were also given out at each school and can be filled out and returned with money to Mrs. Lamatina (Clarendon), Mrs. Phemsint (Huber), Mrs. Sciscilo (Middle School) or Mr. Siafakas (High School)
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Secaucus High School Biology Teacher Peter Newman Selected to Train Teachers in the Gambia Through the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning

Secaucus High School Biology Teacher Peter Newman has been selected by Dr. Robert Goodman of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning to travel to the Gambia for the purpose of training Biology Teachers. Mr. Newman will spend five hours a day training the Gambia's Biology Teachers with the knowledge, tools, and resources to teach their own students; empowering them to succeed in STEM; and prepare their students for careers in the sciences.

In the photograph above, Secaucus High School Biology Teacher Peter Newman looks over paperwork for his upcoming trip to the Gambia with Science Supervisor Dr. Daniela Riser, Secaucus High School Principal Dr. Robert Berckes, and Secaucus High School Interim Principal Mr. Dan DiGuglielmo.
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All Parents and Guardians of Elementary School Students are Invited to Join Us on March 30th for "A Dialogue with the Secaucus Middle and High School Principals and a Tour of the Middle and High School Facilities"

All parents and guardians of elementary school students are cordially invited to join us for "A Dialogue with the Secaucus Middle and High School Principals and a Tour of the Middle and High School Facilities. This event will take the place of the "Coffee With the Elementary Supervisor" and is scheduled for Thursday, 30 March in the Performing Arts Center. To accommodate the schedules of our parents and guardians, there will be a morning event at 9:00 a.m. and an evening event at 7:00 p.m. We hope you can join us, kindly RSVP your attendance at agrecco@sboe.org or via phone at (201) 974-2000, Extension 2115.
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Mr. Thiago Leite, Secaucus High School English Teacher, Receives New Jersey PTA Outstanding Teacher Award

Earlier this month, The New Jersey Parent Teacher Association (NJPTA) concluded their annual convention with a celebratory dinner honoring exemplary educators. Mr. Thiago Leite, English teacher at Secaucus High School, received the New Jersey PTA Outstanding Teacher Award at this year’s convention. The Secaucus High School PTSA nominated Mr. Leite for this award because of his dedication to the school district both in and out of the classroom.
Mr. Leite’s support of the PTSA’s endeavors has become one of his top priorities as the senior class advisor. He attends all their meetings, volunteers at events, and had 100% of his senior class join as members of the organization this year. In the photograph above he is congratulated by Supervisor Christine Candela and former colleague and current Board of Education Member Sharon Dellafave.
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March Coffees With the Elementary Supervisor

Thank you to our Elementary Supervisor Dr. Garzon for her most comprehensive presentation focusing on the elementary schools' instructional program at this month's "Coffee With the Elementary Supervisor." Thanks as well to the many parents who attended the March 7th morning coffee and joined us afterwards for a tour of Huber Street School and those parents who attended the March 8th evening event.
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Clarendon School Fourth Graders Tour the Statehouse and Meet with Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto

The fourth grade classes from Clarendon School visited the Statehouse in Trenton as a culminating activity to their study of the State of New Jersey. While at the Statehouse, the fourth graders were invited into the General Assembly by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. The Speaker addressed the fourth graders on the floor of the General Assembly and afterwards fielded questions from his enthusiastic audience. The Statehouse visit was an enjoyable field trip and a cherished memory for the fourth graders.
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Superintendent's Survey

The Secaucus Board of Education has begun the task of searching for our new Superintendent of Schools, and we are seeking your assistance.
We ask that you complete a brief, but informative, survey which can be found by following the link above:

Thank you for your time and assistance in this very important endeavor.
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Secaucus Middle School Scripps Spelling Bee Winners Honored at Board of Education Showcase of Success

At the Board of Education Showcase of Success on February 16th, the Board honored the first place, second place, and third place winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at Secaucus Middle School. The Scripps Spelling Bee first originated in 1925, and has been promoting literacy in America’s schools over the past nine decades. The Spelling Bee Champion at Secaucus Middle School was Saloni Singh, the second place finisher was Khushi Jakhotiya, and third place was awarded to Aashi Mishra. In the photograph above, Secaucus Middle School Spelling Bee honorees Saloni Singh, Khushi Jakhotiya, and Aashi Mishra pose for a picture at the Showcase of Success with Principal Rob Valente, Board of Education President Jack McStowe, and their families.
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Clarendon School Scripps Spelling Bee Winners Recognized at Board's Showcase of Success

At the Board Showcase of Success on February 16th, the Secaucus Board of Education honored the first place, second place, and third place winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at Clarendon School. The Scripps Spelling Bee first originated in 1925, and has been promoting literacy in America’s schools over the past nine decades. The Spelling Bee Champion at Clarendon School was Aryan Bhardwaj the second place finisher was Aarya Patel, while third place was awarded to Vatsal Dwivedi. In the photograph above, Clarendon School Spelling Bee honorees Vatsal Dwivedi, Aarya Patel, and Aryan Bhardwaj pose for a picture at the Showcase of Success with Principal Steve Viggiani, Board of Education President Jack McStowe, Gifted and Talented Teacher Michele Wurst, and their families.
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