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SHS Students Participate in WPU 's Foreign Language Contest
Seven SHS students pose for a photo while on the campus of William Paterson University for its annual Foreign Language Poetry Contest last week.
Those involved spent the last few months analyzing and familiarizing themselves with a poem in a foreign language. They then memorized the poem and recited their own interpretation (with vocal intonation and gestures) to a panel of judges.
This year's competition featured nearly 800 students from 50 different schools throughout New Jersey. The Middle and High Schools students performed poems in Chinese, German, French, Japanese, Italian, and English as a Second Language.
Mr. Lyle Leeson began teaching in Secaucus 7 years before a single brick was laid on the foundation of Secaucus High School. On May 12, 2015, he conducted his last choral concert to a packed house that included many of the five decades of students whom he has touched through music. As of June 30, Mr. Leeson will retire as the only choral director that Secaucus High School has ever had.
The entire community of Secaucus applauds Mr. Leeson's commitment to the his students, his love of music and education, and his abilities to bring joy through music. He will be sorely missed.
Thank you to Mr. Michael Gehm for sharing these images.
SHS SAIL, Rotary Interact and KeyClub students volunteered at Jazz Night on May 7 held in the new Meditation Garden located behind the Recreation Center. Students aided in set up, clean up and passing hors-d'oeuvres throughout the night.
Pictured Left to Right Back Row: Daniella McGaritty, Sanya Khaja, Sam Vogel, Rachel O'Boyle, Toni Ann Cioce, Miss Lee. Front Row: Kaitlynn O'Connell, Destiny Disla, Leslie Guerra
SHS students Thessolanica DeLeon, Iqra Ahmed, Juliet Nowak and Hanna Faye Canonigo attended the Girls in Technology Symposium hosted by Hudson County Community College in Jersey City. There the young technologists were able to participate in various activities including coding and discussion of various displays.
Thessolanica’s project “Snapshots of Time” focused on the evolution of how lives were captured by cameras that date back to as early as the late 1920s. Her project reflected on the changing models of cameras through time and how each produced varying resolutions of captured memories that were promised to be kept and treasured.
The March edition of The Patriot Press, SHS' student newspaper has been released. You can download and read it here.
Click here for FAQ document.
During PARCC/CCSS Parent Night in December, administrators opened the floor for parent questions. about the PARCC, CCSS or about teaching and learning in the district. The questions in the document are in black; the responses are in red. We are planning two more PARCC/CCSS Parent Boot Camps in the near future, so please check back often.
PARCC administrations in Grades 3-11 follow state mandate and are scheduled as follows:
- Performance-Based Assessments in ELA and Math: March 2-March 27.
- End of Year Assessments in ELA and Math: High School ONLY: April 20-May 15.
- End of the Year Assessments in ELA and Math: Grades 3-8 ONLY: April 27-May 22
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Secaucus High School Clinches State Volleyball Title
Down rival Bogota in two games
This afternoon, the Secaucus High School Patriots girls’ volleyball team defeated the Bogota Buccaneers 25 to 22 and 25 to 15. Today's win represents the school's 19th NJSIAA girls' volleyball championship.
The contest was held at South Brunswick High School in Monmouth Junction, NJ.
The entire Secaucus community is proud of the volleyball team’s hard word, dedication and continued commitment to excellence! Congratulations!
The data indicate that of the 130 students who took the SAT at the top 10% of the class of 2014 received an average GPA of 4.086 and scored an average of 1918 out of a possible 2400 on their SATs. Of these 13 students, 85% of them were enrolled in Secaucus schools at 3rd grade or before; 86% of them enrolled during elementary school.
Students at the top 25% of the graduating class scored an 1801 and received an average GPA of 3.874. Of these students, 81% of them entered the school system during Grade 3 or prior. Ninety-four percent of them enrolled during elementary school.
Students in the top third of the class of 2014 scored an average of 1733 and received an average GPA of 3.762. Of these students, 80% of them entered the school system during Grade 3 or prior. Ninety-five percent of them enrolled during elementary school.
The average combined SAT score (Critical Reading, Writing and Mathematics) in NJ is 1523. In Secaucus, the Class of 2014’s SAT average combined score is 1460.
The District Testing Report was delivered at the October 2014 board meeting which outlined the district SAT averages among other data points. This report can be found on the district’s homepage or under Departments > Assessments.
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