In The Schools

March 7, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ – Milnes held its annual VIP Reading Day, one of the many activities of the week to celebrate Read Across America in Fair Lawn schools. Guest readers - Fair Lawn Board of Education trustees, administrators from Fair Lawn Schools, former teachers, Fair Lawn Mayor Kurt Peluso, a ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Parents can learn about the latest math curriculum and instructional techniques during a parent workshop scheduled for Oct. 24. The Glen Rock Board of Education Office of Curriculum and Instruction welcomes parents/guardians with students enrolled in grades K-5 to attend an ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Police Chief Dean Ackermann said there is no evidence to support the swastika incident reported this morning at Glen Rock Middle School is related to the swastikas found at the school during the previous school year.  The chief released the statement just after 3 p.m. today after ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Two pencil-drawn swastikas were discovered in a Glen Rock Middle School bathroom this morning, according to school officials. "This morning it was discovered that two swastikas had been drawn in pencil on a tile and sink in a 6th grade boy’s bathroom," officials reported in a ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The borough's schools and police department worked in tandem to improve the public safety communication system at the Glen Rock High/Middle School, announcing its completion earlier this week. “Earlier this year, a Radio Task Force was formed to meet with several communication ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Borough and school district officials announced the public safety communications enhancements at the Glen Rock High/Middle School have been completed and fully tested.  "The system is 100% operational and has met or exceeded all expectations," Mayor Bruce Packer said in a press ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Trustees are moving forward with a district-wide demographic study, which will help the board of education assess student population. “We are growing so quickly… It’s crowded,” said Glen Rock Schools Superintendent Brett Charleston during the September 10 board meeting. “There ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Vapers beware. Beginning in mid-October, the Glen Rock School District will place vaping detectors in the form of small fire alarms in the restrooms of Glen Rock High School. The decision comes on the heels of a survey circulated by the school administration, which found that ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Colin Blake, a Glen Rock High School student, was named as a Semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit® Scholarship Program. Glen Rock High School Principal John Arlotta, Colin Blake and Lawrence Wolff, Director of Student Personnel Services posed for a picture shortly after ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Three Fair Lawn High School students are Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Max Garval, Jordan Mach and Anna Shamis were named among 16,000 other students nationally in competition for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - One Glen Rock High School student was named as a Semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Colin Blake was named among 16,000 other students nationally in competition for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - It was a move that incited applause and winsome smiles from the Glen Rock Board of Education.  On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the board positively swept a motion to introduce a new policy – “Gender Identity and Expression” – on first reading. An adoption is slated for Tuesday, September ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Glen Rock Board of Education will introduce a new policy called “Gender Identity and Expression” for first reading during their next board meeting on Tuesday, September 10. “One of the things we did in the past, we just kind of slipped in gender identity in a lot of the cases ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Stephanie Primavera has taken her position as Principal of Milnes Elementary School, effective Aug. 1. The Board of Education appointed her on March 28 and approved her annual salary at $141,465. Primavera replaces Joseph Fulco who retired from the district after serving ...

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Editor's Note: This is the second part of a 2-part article. FAIR LAWN, NJ — The Board of Education approved five district goals in early August established by the administration ahead of the 2019-2020 school year, which begins Monday, Sept. 9 for all students. The vote, Aug. 8, passed 8-1 ...

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Editor's Note: This is the first of a 2-part article. FAIR LAWN, NJ — The Board of Education approved five district goals established by the administration ahead of the 2019-2020 school year, the start of which will be on Monday, Sept. 9 for all students. The vote, Aug. 8, passed 8-1 with ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - School opens in Glen Rock for students on Sept. 4 and the Glen Rock Police Department wants everyone to be safe getting there. "One of the most critical elements in school safety is getting our community’s children to and from school safely," Police Chief Dean Ackermann said in a ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The Fair Lawn School District was named a “high performing” school district by the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) after a recent evaluation of its 10 schools, Superintendent Nick Norcia reported at the July 25 board of education meeting. QSAC is the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Two Fair Lawn High School (FLHS) students, Bernie Moedler and Dan Mezhiborsky, both 18, along with support from Engineering and Technology teacher Mr. Mohamed Metwally, unveiled a full-scale stationary model of a 787 simulator on June 21 before a crowd in the FLHS gymnasium.  The ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock School District received a better than expected bond rate for the $14.7 million upgrade projects which will save taxpayers approximately $20 annually over 15 years, district officials said. The district executed the referendum bond sale last week and secured a lower ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Christian Tawadros will not be forgotten. Christian, who was killed when he was struck by a Bergen County Sheriff'c patrol vehicle crossing Route 208 in mid-April, now has a small memorial library in his name behind Radburn Elementary School. District educators and town ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – To the sounds of a live jazz band, the shrill of air horns, and the cheers and claps of about 500 people who were seated in the bleachers – some holding cameras and balloons, others flower bouquets and toddlers – a scarlet sea of 348 graduates slowly marched onto the athletic field ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The 187 graduates of the Glen Rock High School Class of 2019 walked away from the district’s 61st Commencement Ceremony on June 20 embracing two pieces of invaluable advice from their educators and fellow classmates: the significance of self-authenticity and living in the present ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Byrd Elementary School had several fundraisers this year in which they raised more than $2,500 and donated food during a holiday food drive. Byrd School’s Student Council ran three major fundraisers this year, according to school officials: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, a ...

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On June 11th, Glen Rock’s Board of Education President, Sharon Scarpelli, and Interim Superintendent, Bruce Watson, presented a plaque to the recipients of Bergen County Teacher/Educational Services Professionals of the Year. This year’s honorees are: Byrd's 1st grade teacher: Keri ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock High School athletes were recognized for their achievements at the June 11 Board of Education meeting. Athletic Director, Frank Violante recognized the team achievements, as well as the individual athletes who achieved various milestones, and others who will be going on ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Glen Rock High School Business Teacher, Una Kearns, was recently selected as a "Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction" by the National Society of HS Scholars (NSHSS). A role mode to pupils, according to district officials, Kearns was nominated by a student for the outstanding ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Coleman’s kindergarten and second grade students celebrated Flag Day on June 14 inviting Glen Rock Veterans and parents to help commemorate the national day. The morning kicked-off with the kindergarten classes waving US flags and thanking veterans for their service from the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Teacher Roger Bentzen was recently awarded Glen Rock Middle School’s Robert Ax Award. The veteran district teacher, who is retiring this year, is described by district officials as having "steadfastly shown-up" teaching both middle school and high school in Glen Rock "with good ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Kathleen Walter is the recipient of the 2018-19 Robert Ax Award, given annually to a high school and a middle school educator in the district. Walters has been teaching in the district for more than 12 years. Much like former principal Robert Ax himself, district officials said, ...

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