Friday, March 21, 2014

11th ANNUAL JUNIOR PREP DAY!!


11th Annual
Junior Prep Day

HOBOKEN Jr. Sr. HIGH SCHOOL – SBYSP STUDENT CENTER

April 3, 2014


 Volunteers needed in the following fields to share their experiences with the Junior class as they begin to explore their own future career paths!

  • Business
  • Civil Service & Military
  • Media, Performing & Fine Arts
  • Marketing, Publishing & Social Media
  • Technology
  • Law & Criminal Justice
  • Mental Health & Social Services

First Impressions: how to impress in a job interview





VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION
Here are some important details about the event.  Read through the entire document before you reply.
Note that you will need to reply with the information requested below.

Deadline to apply to be a volunteer March 27, 2014 (walk ins are not permitted)


You are welcome to join us for the Opening and Keynote (8:30 - 9:45 am) and Lunch (12:00 - 12:45 pm)
Please provide the following information as completely and soon as possible AND include your resume or biography (you may respond by using the “copy and paste” function and send by email to cdelia@hoboken.k12.nj.us).



Name:
Profession/Career Field:
Name of business:
Mailing Address:
Phone number/email:
Preference of panel/workshop topic:
Workshop times - please indicate what time slot/s you are available
A) 9:50 - 10:30 am
B) 10:35 - 11:15 am
C) 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
D) 12:45 - 1:25 pm

E) 1:30 - 2:10 pm

Thursday, March 13, 2014

WHO ADVOCATES FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN??



I am calling on Hoboken Board of Education Trustee, Frances Rhodes Kearns to reconsider her seat after what I witnessed at last night's Hoboken BoE meeting.  

Board President, Dr. Leon Gold revealed that Mrs. Rhodes-Kearns had asked the HBoE attorney to investigate one of the district schools PTO's because they had written, printed and provided an envelope to their school's parents supporting the Superintendent's impact statement to DoE Commissioner Cerf and asking that he NOT approve the expansion of Hola Dual Language Charter School because of the negative budgetary impact it would have on their children's education.

Why would a public school trustee, Frances Rhodes Kearns want to investigate a public school PTO for advocating for their children's education while supporting their Superintendent?  Even more curious considering she publicly applauded the Hola PTO for their passionate advocacy only a few months prior.

37:37 minute mark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2laADT9awq8

click to read about segregation
http://www.hobokenschools.com/2014_01_01_archive.html

If Frances Rhodes-Kearns wants to advocate for Charter Schools I would suggest that she relinquish her seat on the Hoboken Board of Education and ask for a seat on the unelected Hola Dual Language Charter board.  Not that Hola would need another politician in their corner they already have a very powerful board and is supported by; State Senator Brian Stack, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Freeholder Anthony Romano, Hoboken Councilman and NYC public school teacher David Mello, Hoboken Councilman Ravi Bhalla, Hoboken Councilwoman Theresa Castellano, Hoboken Councilman Michael Russo, Hoboken Councilwoman Beth Mason, Hoboken Councilman Tim Occhipinti,  Assemblyman and Hola parent Carmelo Garcia.

I wish my traditional public school had that kind of fire power behind it. I wonder who is left to support our public school students?  A traditional public school district that supports a wide range of students, including the neediest children in this community, the low income and often minority students?  They certainly can't count on Frances Rhodes Kearns.
It is unfortunate that the existing State funding formula pits one set of parents against each other. A situation where one local school districts' gain is another school district's loss. But I would fully expect a sitting Board member of the Hoboken Board of Education to advocate for the students and parents of the District she was elected and sworn to support, NOT call for an investigation of her district parents!

Monday, March 10, 2014

TONIGHT HOBOKEN JNR SNR HIGH OPEN HOUSE







HOBOKEN JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 
OCTOBER 21, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 PM

  • DID YOU KNOW THAT HJSHS OFFERS: 
  • Advanced Placement  - college level courses that use the College Board Advanced Placement curriculum and prepare students for the AP exam.
  •  Honors Sequence – A challenging college preparatory program.  Students are expected to perform above grade level with critical analysis and in-depth study. 
  • College Preparatory Sequence – Courses designed for students who are average to above average and have a strong work ethic. 
  • Virtual High School - An online program that allows students to take semester and year-long courses in subjects as varied as biological science and poetry.

AP COURSES:
Language & Composition
Literature & Composition
U.S. History
Human Geography
U.S. Government & Politics
Spanish Language
Statistics
Calculus (AB)
Biology
Chemistry
Studio Art

HONOR’S COURSES:
English 1  & 2 (World Literature)
English IV:  Historical Fiction and Informational Texts
English IV:  (Multicultural Literature)
World History
United States History I
Human Geography
Algebra 8
Algebra I & II
Geometry
Environmental Science
Biology
Art History

VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL
This year students are enrolled in the following VHS courses:  AP Physics, Genes & Diseases,  International Business, Personal Finance, Russian Language & Culture, Japanese, Sign Language, Advanced Web Design

ELECTIVES:
Media Literacy & Journalism
Shakespeare on Film
Women in Literature
Creative Writing
Contemporary American Problems
Criminal Justice
Intro to Psychology
Women in Society

FUN FACTS ABOUT HJSHS....
Swimming Pool
Drivers Ed
Mac Lab
Media TV Studio

Commercial Kitchen

Robotics - Grade 7 Projects (pdf)
Click the title above to learn about what the grade 7 Robotics students have been doing.

Hoboken High's Literary Magazine Earns National Ranking
We are two for two! Under the tutelage of advisor Sharon Malenda, Hoboken’s Student Literary Magazine “CREATE” received its second national rank of “Excellent” from the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English). Three hundred and seventy-three schools nationwide entered this prestigious competition and Hoboken High’s magazine fared very well with only twenty-six schools earning the highest ranking. We did even better in New Jersey, where only fifteen schools ranked higher with a “Superior” award. Hoboken’s magazine “CREATE” showcases the immense talent that our small school holds. 
Click title above to read more.



http://hoboken.patch.com/groups/hoboken-redwingss-blog/p/hoboken-junior-senior-high-school-participates-in-an-hour-of-code


http://hoboken.patch.com/groups/hoboken-redwingss-blog/p/the-2013-hoboken-junior-senior-high-school-hunger-games



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