The deadline to hand in money for the Junior/Senior prom is April 12th. The prom this year is on May 23rd, aboard the World Yacht Cruise in NYC. This is a 3-hour cruise, from 7:00-10:00, aboard a luxurious ship filled with a delectable sit-down dinner, unlimited "mocktails", juice and soda, spectacular views of the New York skyline and dancing under the stars. This is an elegant, very memorable evening for all those who attend.
Our seniors are still busy sending out college applications. Some of our seniors have already heard back and have been accepted by the following colleges: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Arcadia University in Philadelphia, University of Hartford, Rowan University, Monmouth University, Wagner College, SUNY Albany, Towson University, Rider College, College of Saint Rose, Kutztown University, Bergen Community College and Lincoln Tech.
Our Community & Awareness Club is collecting donations for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. The homeroom that collects the most, will be treated to morning donuts.
Our second Alumni meeting for former grads of Rochelle Park was held on March 19th. We had former students from 2009 through 2012 attend.They shared their stories, told us what they have been up to, their successes and challenges and enjoyed each other's company and said it felt good to be back in the building.
Coming Events at Sage Rochelle Park High School
- April 3 - Quarter 3 ends
- April 4 - Quarter 4 begins
- April 8 - Report cards will be mailed home this week
- April 12- Trip to the Sage Day Middle School is rescheduled
- April 15- School is closed this week for Spring Break, classes resume April 22.
- April 26- Annual Arts Festival, 7PM. There will be 15 performances including: various band songs, self-defense & fitness demonstrations and a couple of skits.
The Arts Festival last month was a great success, with the students showcasing their artistic abilities ( one of the many great displays shown above.)
The month of April brings a new marking period and the energy associated with a school year moving successfully into the final quarter. April begins with a field trip to West Point and a tour of the United States Military Academy on April 5th.
Our Parent and Teacher Conferences will be Wednesday, April 10th. Meetings with parents and guardians further establish essential connections between home and school which serves to better support our students. Ninth grade students from the Sage Day High School campuses in Rochelle Park and Boonton will be meeting with 8th graders in a program of fun activities and a pizza lunch to assist in bridging the gap between middle school and high school. This articulation program has been highly successful over the years.
Coming Events at Sage Mahwah Middle School
- April 5 - West Point Trip
- April 10 - Parent Teacher Conferences
- April 12 - Grade 8 High School Articulation Program
- April 15 - School will be closed this week for Spring Break
The concept of a Theme Tree was developed from a simple graphic of a black tree in winter. We wondered what it would be like to not only paint it on the wall, but drill actual branches into the wall enabling us to hang things off the tree. We soon called it "The Theme Tree" and started using the tree as a means to develop cross curricular projects with Art and English. The addition of lights (the color reflecting the theme) adds a pleasant atmosphere and brightens the room.
We change the tree periodically to visually represent a book the students are working on or to create images that reflect journal entries or narrative essays. This year we focused on journal and narrative essay themes which included: "Fall, A Season of Letting Go" and "Winter Wishes". For the Fall theme tree students were supposed to reflect on something they wanted to fall away from their life, something to let go of that was hindering or sabotaging them. The results were so powerful. One student made a big sweet 16 which represented her need to act her age and not try to rush her childhood.The winter wish had to be something that was not about material possessions. A snow globe that a student made had little mittens glued on it to represent his desire for his family to all be together with each set of mittens representing a family member. It has been a great success and the students anxiously look forward to the next theme!
Boonton's Student Council provided a great Mac & Cheese Lunch in March with proceeds from their various fundraisers. Thanks for supporting the students! Their next big event will be the end of year trip to a local amusement park. Watch for upcoming fundraisers to help offset the costs of this celebratory excursion!
Coming Events at Sage Boonton High School
- April 2-3 - Third Quarter Exams
- April 3 - Parent Support Group, 7PM
- April 11 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, Dismissal at 12:30PM
- April 15 - 19 - Spring Break
- April 19 - Junior/Senior Prom Registration Due
- April 26 - Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Field Trip