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Coffee With the Elementary Supervisor - Monday, February 6th at 9:00 in the Clarendon School Library

All parents and guardians of elementary school students are cordially invited to join us on Monday morning, February 6th at 9:00 a.m. in the Clarendon School Library for Coffee with the Elementary Supervisor. The meeting will be facilitated by Elementary Supervisor Dr. Danielle Garzon. The topic will be "The Evolution of the PARCC Assessment, How it is Administered, What it Measures, and How to Understand and Interpret the Score Reports." Kindly RSVP your attendance to email dgarzon@sboe.org or call the Clarendon School Office at (201) 974-2010. We look forward to seeing you there! Please click the headline for a link to the flyer.
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Secaucus High School Take Fifth Consecutive Hudson County Consumer Bowl Title

The Secaucus High School Consumer Bowl Team has captured its fifth consecutive championship in the Hudson County competition of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Consumer Bowl. The New Jersey High School Consumer Bowl is an educational competition for high school students across the state meant to educate young adults on a variety of consumer and business issues.
The competition took place on Tuesday January 23, 2017 at Dickinson High School in Jersey City. The Hudson County Teams that participated were Secaucus High School, High Tech High School, Liberty High School, County Prep High School and Dickinson High school. The Secaucus team defeated Dickinson High School & Liberty High School (Jersey City) in Round 1 and went on to defeat High Tech High School (North Bergen) in the Finals. The Secaucus High School Team team will go on to the Northern Regional Completion, which will take place on April 7, 2017.
This year’s team consists of Senior Captain Kaitlyn O’Connell, Junior Kendryck Ceballos, Senior Zishan Patel, Senior David Perez, and Senior Nader Alkhabbaz. The Business Club/Consumer Bowl advisor is Ms. Alexis Chisari, Business and Technology Teacher at Secaucus High School.
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Huber Street School Teacher of the Year Cindy Viera and Educational Service Provider of the Year Joyce Corcoran Honored at Board Meeting

As part of the Board of Education's Showcase of Success at the January 19th Board Meeting, the Board of Education honored District Teachers of the Year and Educational Service Providers of the Year. The recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award at Huber Street School was Third Grade Teacher Cindy Viera while the honoree of Educational Service Provider of the Year was School Nurse Joyce Corcoran. In the photograph above, Mrs. Viera and Mrs. Corcoran pose with Board of Education President Jack McStowe, Huber Street School Principal Linda Wilhelm, and Secaucus Education Association President Nancy Lynch.
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Secaucus High School Teacher of the Year Allison Urbanovich and Educational Service Provider of the Year Helen Bacigalupo Honored at Board Meeting

As part of the Board of Education's Showcase of Success at the January 19th Board Meeting, the Board of Education honored District Teachers of the Year and Educational Service Providers of the Year. The recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award at Secaucus High School was Social Studies Teacher Allison Urbanovich while the honoree of Educational Service Provider of the Year was School Counselor Helen Bacigalupo. In the photograph above, Mrs. Urbanovich and Ms. Bacigalupo pose with Board of Education President Jack McStowe and Secaucus Education Association President Nancy Lynch.
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Secaucus Middle School Honors Teacher of the Year Recipient at the Board of Education's Showcase of Success on January 19th

As part of the Board of Education's Showcase of Success at the January 19th Board Meeting, the Board of Education honored District Teachers of the Year and Educational Service Providers of the Year. The recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award at Secaucus Middle School was Mathematics Teacher Toni Ann Palmisano. In the photograph above, Ms. Toni Ann Palmisano poses with Board of Education President Jack McStowe, Secaucus Middle School Principal Rob Valente, and Secaucus Education Association President Nancy Lynch at the ceremony honoring the award recipients.
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Welcome, "Mr. D!"

Newly hired Secaucus High School Interim Assistant Principal Mr. Di Guglielmo began his tenure in District on Friday, January 20th. In the photograph above, "Mr. D" is welcomed into the High School community by Secaucus High School Principal Dr. Bob Berckes.
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Clarendon School Teacher of the Year Maleesa Lamatina and Educational Service Provider of the Year Barbara Biven Honored at Board Meeting

As part of the Board of Education's Showcase of Success at the January 19th Board Meeting, the Board of Education honored District Teachers of the Year and Educational Service Providers of the Year. The recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award at Clarendon School was Kindergarten Teacher Maleesa Lamatina while the honoree of Educational Service Provider of the Year was School Nurse Barbara Bivin. In the photograph above, Mrs. Lamatina and Mrs. Bivin pose with Board of Education President Jack McStowe and Clarendon School Principal Steve Viggiani at the ceremony honoring the award recipients.
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Secaucus High School Girls Basketball Coach John Sterling Honored for His Achievement of 500 Career Victories

Girls Basketball Coach John Sterling was honored at the Board of Education Showcase of Success on January 19th for his achievement of 500 career victories. During an illustrious 28 year career as a Girls Basketball Coach, Mr. Sterling amassed an amazing 500-147 record at Bogota, Wood-Ridge, and Secaucus High Schools. As a ten year coach at Secaucus High School, Coach Sterling has compiled a record of 172-49, leading the team to the Hudson County Tournament championship in 2014. On three different occasions the team has made trips to the North 2, Group 1 finals. In the photograph above, Coach Sterling is surrounded by his team members after being awarded a plaque on behalf of the Board of Education.
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Interim Assistant Principal at Secaucus High School and Secretary at Huber Street School Join District Staff

At the Board of Education Meeting of January 19th, the Board approved the hiring of Interim Secaucus High School Assistant Principal Dan DiGuglielmo and Huber Street School Secretary Kimberly Pascarello. During a 41-year distinguished career in North Arlington, Mr. DiGuglielmo had served as elementary and middle school mathematics and Basic Skills Mathematics Teacher, Assistant Principal at North Arlington High School, and Principal at North Arlington Middle School. He was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award in 1984, and in 1996 was elected to the North Arlington Athletic Hall of Fame. Mrs. Pascarello worked in District over the past eight years as a Classroom Aide. In the picture above, Mr. Dan Di Guglielmo and Mrs. Kimberly Pascarello pose for a picture after their appointment with Board of Education President Jack McStowe, Clarendon School Principal Steve Viggiani, Huber Street School Principal Linda Wilhelm, Secaucus Middle School Principal Robert Valente, and Director of Curriculum Dr. Hope Blecher.
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Mario Cofini Joins the Secaucus School District in the Capacity of Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds

Joining the school district in the capacity of Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds effective January 16th is Mr. Mario Cofini. Mr. Cofini received his Associates Degree from Bergen County Community College in Business Management. He earned certification as an Educational Facilities Manager from Rutgers University. For the past thirteen years, since January 2004, Mr. Cofini has been employed as Director of Buildings and Grounds with the Perth Amboy School District. In this capacity he had oversight of 18 buildings consisting of over 2 million square feet. In addition he developed and administered a $16 million dollar department budget. Mr. Cofini also serves as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University where he instructs coursework leading to the attainment of a Certified Educational Facilities Management Program. In the photograph above, Mr. Cofini is welcomed to District by Middle School Principal Rob Valente, Clarendon School Principal Steve Viggiani, School Business Administrator Grace Yeo, Huber Street School Principal Linda Wilhelm, and Interim Superintendent Kenneth Knops.
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