For teachers and students, the month of June is often their favorite month. Our annual end-of-year beach trip to Pt. Pleasant was on Friday, June 5th. This is by far our most popular trip.
On Monday, June 1st, we had our annual June alumni gathering where returning students came in and shared their experiences with our seniors. This is really a great time for our seniors to ask questions from our former students about life after Sage Day and have them share their transition experiences.
This year, graduating seniors approached Mr. Friedland, our principal, and said that they wanted to have a special senior trip. A trip was planned to Great Adventure on June 9th. Seniors who are in good academic standing and have not exceeded our attendance policy were permitted to attend this trip.
On Wednesday, June 10th, our wonderful and generous Parents' Association planned a special staff appreciation luncheon. This is an annual event that is so anticipated by the Rochelle Park staff. Our parents came in and transformed our cafeteria into a summer theme and presented us with a smorgasbord of their favorite dishes and desserts. The staff had an opportunity to kick-back, relax and enjoy sampling all the favorite dishes from our parents. What a treat this was for us.
Another annual tradition that is highly anticipated by our graduates is their Senior Breakfast hosted by our Parents' Association. A few of the parents arrive in the morning to walk our seniors over to the diner a block away and treat them to a delicious breakfast of their choice. Seniors are able to share their memories, sign each other's yearbooks and have this special time to close out their year and their time at Sage Day.
Final exams are scheduled for June 15th through June 19th. Make up exams are June 22nd and the quarter closes on June 22nd.
Our Student Council members are busy planning their annual end-of-year picnic. Staff and students participate in a softball game, yearbook signing, dancing, singing, and our last advisory challenge of the year. The groups engage in various team-building activities to determine the top scoring advisory group. The group who has the highest points will win the coveted giant PANDA that is displayed in their homeroom for the entire year. Let the games begin!!
Sage Day's 18th annual commencement ceremony is on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. Rochelle Park will be graduating 22 seniors this year. Celebration of this special occasion is the ultimate day for the families, staff and our underclassmen.
From all of us at Rochelle Park to all of you, we wish you the best summer yet, with lots of wonderful memories just waiting to happen. See you in the Fall.
*June 29 - July 31 - Summer Program
*September 3 - School Begins