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Every year child study teams and districts identify students whose needs are beyond what the structure of the traditional school and child study team can meet. Child study team professionals understand what these discouraged students need but also recognize that they lack the time and resources necessary for the most effective intervention. Sage In-District Services is designed to fill the gap in service between traditional in-school support and an out-of-district placement. Our skilled clinical team will work with the child study team, academic staff and administration to provide a seamless counseling experience for the student. With the right therapeutic relationship and counseling, students will gain the support, strategy and insight they need in order to make progress in school. Sage In- District Services brings both the educational and counseling expertise that are the essential components of successful school-based intervention. For more information on our services click here.
boonton campus
 

Sage Day Boonton students recently participated in a school-wide PBL that examined the many factors impacting poverty in the United States. Students not only analyzed the reasons for and effects of poverty, but investigated ways in which this problem could be mitigated, and even eradicated, in the future. English and art classes collaborated to explore student responses to the PBL experience by creating artistic representations of what "Being Poor..." meant to them. Student artwork will be proudly displayed on the English classroom's theme tree for the remainder of the school year.

 

The 2014 Arts Festival was a huge success! Students, parents, staff, and alumni showed their support for an evening of art and music. The Common Room was transformed into a New York inspired art gallery where students showcased their selected art pieces. Many students took the stage and performed songs for the crowd.  We were also treated to wonderful music played by students on the drums, ukulele, piano, and banjo. Sage Day Boonton is so grateful for the talents of Ms. Tsering and Mr. Pareja for their time and dedication in organizing such an incredible evening.  

 

Mr. Montesano continues to be available for students and parents with questions about the process of transitioning from school into the world of careers and colleges. Feel free to contact him at dmontesano@sageday.com with any questions you may have about finding colleges, the application process, or decisions about reaching future career goals.

 

     

 

 

* April 14-18 - Spring Break - School Closed

  


RP campus

 

At the beginning of the month, our advisory groups participated in a team-building activity of a four-way tug of war on April 1st. Besides providing our students with exercise and an opportunity to develop stronger relationships with peers, our advisory group activities emanate the spirit, passion and dedication of our Sage Day staff. 

 

Report cards for Quarter 3 were made available as of April 10th,  online for our parents to view through Powerschool. Parents use their Parent Access Login and Password to access their student's Q3 grades.

 

Our Fashion Club hosted a "Pre-Prom Fashion Show" on April 9th during Clubs. Our Sage Day girls modeled the latest trends in prom wear for this special night.   

 

A trip to the Bronx Zoo was scheduled for April 11th. Students and staff enjoyed a day outdoors enjoying the world-class exhibits throughout the park.   

 

On April 24th, our Juniors will be going to the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus for a College Fair. They will be able to interact with over 250 colleges/universities from across the country. Workshops on topics such as financial aid and scholarships will also be offered. 

 

Rochelle Park's Annual Arts Festival will be on Friday, April 25th, starting at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing many of our former students who return for this musical showcase, including a dance routine, a few vocal solos, a poetry reading and an SDF performance. The theme this year is "The Wizard of Oz Fest."

 

We are very pleased and proud to report that our Community Service Club's campaign for Pennies for Patients collected a whopping $891.07. This money will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, whose mission is to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Our first and second place advisory groups that collected the most will have a choice of receiving a pizza party or an ice cream party, hosted by the Leukemia Society. Congratulations to all those who participated because with every coin contributed, we helped to save a life!

 

Many of our seniors have heard back from colleges where they have applied. Here are some of the schools that have accepted our students:  Goucher College, College of Saint Rose, Pace University, Centenary College, Seton Hall University, University of New Haven, St. Thomas Aquinas, Rider University, Rowan University, Mercy College, Caldwell College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kutztown University, Institute of Audio Research, Lincoln Tech, Bergen Community College, William Paterson, Stockton College, Kean University, Parisian Beauty Academy and Cortiva Institute.  In addition, three of our seniors are pursuing employment or an internship. Their applications have been sent out and they are awaiting interviews.   

 

Upcoming Events
  
* SAT exam is on May 3rd in RP at 7:30 a.m.
 
* School Closed for Spring Break April 14th through April 18th. Classes resume on April 21st.  

mahwah campus

 

March was an explosive month at Sage Day Lower and Middle School as students in Mrs. Picone's 6th and 7th grade science classes created and detonated their own volcanoes. The project was part of a larger unit called "The Changing Landscape."  

 

Students also showcased their many talents at the school's Annual Arts Festival. Students played the piano, drums, saxophone, and sang while student artwork adorned the walls for the many parents, relatives, and friends in attendance to see. Student Council also ran a highly successful tricky tray during the Arts Festival, raising money for school activities. 

 

March also featured Spirit Week where students and staff came to school each day with crazy hair, dressed as a superhero, or simply in their pajamas. Students also participated in a student-run fundraiser called "Penny Wars". The 4th, 5th, and 6th graders ended up winning the coveted prize of a bagel breakfast, but the whole school successfully raised over $200 for a local charity helping kids with cancer.

 

The month ended with a break from academics as students enjoyed a field trip to the Palisades Mall. In between shopping, students were able to enjoy bowling, ice skating, or a movie. 

 

After our April spring break, there are just two warm and sunny months to go to finish an already successful school year.      

 

 

 
* April  14-18th - Spring Break - School Closed
  

About Sage Day School 
Sage Day is a private, accredited, therapeutic school in Northern, New Jersey for students grades 4 through 12 who need a different learning environment. We are proud to offer three campuses: Sage Day Mahwah Lower & Middle School, Sage Day Boonton High School and Sage Day Rochelle Park High School. Typically, our students have been diagnosed as suffering from depression, school phobia, school avoidance, anxiety disorder and other issues. They are often described as being emotionally "fragile." By joining our supportive community, students find renewed confidence and success. 

 

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