The month of May is bringing us warmer Spring temperatures and students are feeling that the end of the school year is within their grasp. However, their are still lots of loose ends to tie up and activities and projects planned for the upcoming weeks.
Students have been donating all their loose change for "Pennies for Leukemia Foundation" fundraiser. We are very pleased to announce that we collected $337.23, which will be donated. Ms. Wuthrick's advisory group raised the most money and the students won a pizza party. Mr. Milon's advisory group, came in 2nd place and won an ice cream party. We thank all the advisory groups for participating in this great cause.
On May 8th, students in our art classes travelled to "Grounds for Sculpture" in Trenton. Grounds for Sculpture is a beautiful park that features over 270 works of art and exhibitions, complete with wandering peacocks. The grounds are extremely beautiful and expansive and students and staff had a fantastic trip.
Our Acting Class will be presenting their Spring play performance on May 15th from 1:05 - 2:25 p.m. This year, the performance will consist of two one-act plays and two monologues. One play is called, Sorry Wrong Number, about a bed-ridden woman who overhears a murder plot on the phone, and is trying to call an operator to help her. The other, called A Matter of Husbands, is about a woman who visits a famous actress with the hopes of confronting her about her suspicions that the actress is stealing her husband. It is definitely going to be an entertaining afternoon for us.
Our Junior/Senior prom is on May 20th aboard one of the luxurious Spirit Cruises that departs from Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken. Our students will be able to kick back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the New York skyline, while sampling dishes from an extensive buffet. There is a DJ aboard for dancing under the stars, and we know that this will be a memorable evening for all attending. Boarding time is 6:30 and the cruise time is 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Our annual softball game will be held at RP's Carlock Field on May 26th . The theme "Mets vs. Yankees" will determine the teams students and staff will be on.
We will close out the month of May with our Track Team participating in a meet on May 29th at Foley Field in Bloomfield. Under the coaching of our very own, Mr. John Milon, our team is currently undefeated this season and came in first place for the past two years. We are hoping that our team will bring home another trophy!
Mr. Montesano will continue to work with our Juniors individually to help them create a transition plan. This includes career research, college searching, setting college visits and creating college lists. Our Juniors are also starting to create resumes, work on interviewing skills and applying for summer jobs.
*May 15 - Progress Reports
*May 22 - 12:30 Dismissal
*May 25 - Memorial Day - School Closed