ROSELLE, NJ - There is always something happening in Roselle Schools. Here is an update to keep you informed on current events in the district. 

Roselle Preschoolers Begin to Learn Spanish

Roselle Preschool students welcomed their new Spanish teacher, Ms. Bastos, this week. Ms.Bastos will be introducing Spanish to the students, providing them with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with a second or third language.

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Leonard V. Moore Middle School Hosts Successful Literacy Night and Book Fair

Leonard V. Moore Middle School hosted its annual Literacy Night and Scholastic Book Fair this week which was well attended by students and their families. Attendees got the chance to participate in a fun and free night of literacy-themed games and activities with prizes and delicious refreshments.

Harrison Elementary School Creates Pumpkin Patch for Students After Trip Gets Canceled

The rain didn’t stop the holiday cheer at Harrison Elementary school after their annual trip to the pumpkin patch got canceled due to inclement weather. Faculty and staff at Harrison Elementary created the school’s very own pumpkin patch on the front lawn. The front of the school was decorated with hay bales, scarecrows, and pumpkins galore. 

Students and staff got the chance to pick their favorite pumpkin while enjoying apple cider and doughnuts.

Grace Wilday Students Get a Visit from Homeland Security Agent

To Kickoff Red Ribbon Week at Grace Wilday Jr. High School, the school counselors invited Special Agent Mason Wilhite of Homeland Security to come and present to the Wilday students. Red Ribbon Week uses “positive promotions” selection of unique educational tools and promotional items to spread the knowledge and importance of drug and bullying prevention.

During Mr. Wilhite’s presentation, he supported the GWJHS pledge to create a drug free school and stay drug free. Mr. Wilhite shared with the students how the state of New Jersey and the surrounding states collaborate with various law enforcement agencies to combat the illegal distribution and use of drugs.

Mr. Wilhite also explained to the students the qualifications of how to become a Homeland Security Agent. He stressed the importance of education and how what students do academically and behaviorally impacts their future decisions. Mr. Wilhite also spent time in the Social Studies classrooms answering student’s questions and presenting a slideshow. 

“We will continue our partnership with Homeland Securities and Mr. Wilhite will return with during the school year to support GWJHS pledge of ‘Staying Drug Free,’” said Grace Wilday Principal Tomeeka Hunt.

Washington Elementary School Celebrates “National Chemistry Week”

Students at Washington Elementary School celebrated “National Chemistry Week” last week by learning important chemistry lessons throughout the week and hosting their annual extravaganza celebration on Friday.

National Chemistry Week is a public awareness campaign that promotes the value of chemistry in everyday life. Washington Elementary’s extravaganza is a key part of “National Chemistry Week” because it helps to communicate the importance of chemistry.

Abraham Clark High School Hosts Successful College and Career Fair

Students at Abraham Clark High School got the chance to learn all about future opportunities at the annual college and career fair.

More than 80 colleges, universities and all branches of military service were in attendance to speak with students about their options after graduation. 

Some students even received on the spot acceptances, according to Abraham Clark High School Principal Rashon Mickens.

Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary Celebrates Success with Student Attendance

For the first time in 15 years, Dr. Charles C. Polk School’s attendance rate is 99.3% and the tardy rate is .2% for the first two months of school and everyone at the school is certainly excited.

Polk School’s absenteeism rate has been twice the state average prior to this but Principal Andreea Harry attributes the current success to the relocation of the Attendance Officer, Christopher Satterfield and Yajaira Velez to Polk School.

“Our parents are now being held accountable for immediate absences and tardiness. The team is credited with consistently notifying parents, holding meetings to address areas that need improvement and to praise parents who have made a significant change,” said Principal Harry.

“Thank you to the Office of Student Information System and the Attendance Office for joining the Polk School Team. They are absolutely making a difference!”

Kindergarten Success Academy Hosts Engaging “October Literacy Event”

Books were the star of the show at Kindergarten Success Academy’s October Literacy Event. Students had the chance to listen to multiple books read by KSA administrators and even participated in the Scholastic Book Fair.

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