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Huber Street 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 Huber Street 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 Huber Street School was Anika Antala, the second place finisher was Simran Bhatla, while third place resulted in a tie between Janki Bairoliya and Anshi Agashiwala. In the photograph above, Huber Street School Spelling Bee honorees Anshi Agahiwala, Smiran Bhatla, and Anika Antala pose for a picture at the Showcase of Success with Principal Linda Wilhelm, Board of Education President Jack McStowe, Gifted and Talented Teacher Michele Wurst, and their families.
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Secaucus Board of Education Honors Two High School Students on Their Attainment of Perfect Scores of 800 on the Mathematics Administration of the Scholastic Aptitude Test

At the Board Showcase of Success on February 16th, the Secaucus Board honored two high school students who attained perfect scores of 800 on the Mathematics administration of the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Students Myron Young and Kevin Ge were honored for this impressive accomplishment.

At the Showcase of Success, Secaucus High School Principal extolled the impressive attainment of perfect Mathematics SAT Scores on the part of Myron and Kevin. He then called up Myron Young and presented him with a Certificate of Commendation. Due to a previous commitment, Kevin Ge was not able to be in attendance.

In the photograph above, Secaucus High School honoree Chang Young poses for a picture with his Dad, Chang; Board of Education President Jack McStowe, and Principal Dr. Bob Berckes.
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Secaucus School District Elementary Supervisor Kicks Off Parent Coffee Series with Presentation on PARCC

Dr. Danielle Garzon, Elementary Supervisor of the Secaucus School District, successfully kicked off a monthly series of “Coffee with the Elementary Supervisor” with a presentation on the PARCC Assessment. Dr. Garzon’s presentation was titled “The Evolution of the PARCC Assessment, How it is Administered, What it Measures, and How to Understand and Interpret the Score Reports.” This coffee was held at Clarendon School, with approximately 20 parents in attendance.

Dr. Garzon’s informative report commenced with review what PARCC was and what it stood for, then next proceeded to discussing goals of the PARCC assessment, dates the PARCC will be administered this spring, a sample parent report sample, interpreting score results, performance levels, and parent PARCC resources for parents. Throughout the hour-long presentation Dr. Garzon fielded questions posed by parents on a variety of topics. By the presentations end, a good deal of information about the PARCC assessment was disseminated to parents and a number of PARCC-related questions were fielded.

The next “Coffee With the Elementary Supervisor” is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7th at Huber Street School at 9:00 a.m.
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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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