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Weather Advisory
Due to impending inclement weather, the Secaucus Public School District will be having an early dismissal on January 26, 2015. 
Upcoming Events
Tomorrow
- HS Relocate Students
7:35 AM - 11:40 AM
- PLAY REHEARSAL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1/27/2015
1/28/2015
- day 3
8:00 AM
- PLAY REHEARSAL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
District Announcements
A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!
SHS Mid-Terms: Weather Response
Please note the below information about weather-related responses during Mid-Term Exam Week.

In the event of a Delayed Opening:  Exams will run in accordance with our 2-hour delayed schedule. Exam 1 would begin at 9:40 and end at 11:35 a.m.  Exam 2 would begin at 11:40 a.m. and end at 1:40 p.m.

In the event of a Snow Day:  All exams will be pushed back one day.

Edgewater Relief: We are collecting paper products, toiletries, pajamas/underwear for adults and children and gift cards to Target, Dunkin Donuts, Kohl's, supermarket gift cards, etc. Please bring all items to the front security desk at SHS. We will drop off these items two to three times a week to their relief stations in Edgewater NJ. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated at this time of need. 
PARCC/CCSS
PARCC/CCSS Parent Night FAQs
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
Buffalo Wild Wings
Please support the Secaucus High School Marching Band’s Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser on January 14 beginning at 11:00 a.m. and extending through the day. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10% f all pre-tax sale from patrons who bring in this ticket. Funds will be used to support the Band’s trip to Washington D.C. in the spring....more>>
Junior Ring Ceremony
Junior Class of 2016 to Hold Ring Ceremony
Save the Date! The SHS Class of 2016 will be holding its Junior Ring Ceremony on January 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC. 
Hot Off the Press - The December Edition of The Patriot Press
Click here for the latest electronic edition of The Patriot Press - SHS' student newspaper.
Secaucus Parent Academy
Parent Academy Info Night Documents Posted to Website
We would like to thank all parents for coming out to the PAC on the evening of 12/15 for our first Parent Academy night. The presentations and handouts are available on http://www.sboe.us under Departments > Assessments in a file called PARCC/CCSS Parent Academy.

The questions you asked last night are currently being generated into an FAQ and will be up in the coming days. We look forward to seeing you in the near future at our Instructional Nights! Dates are TBA.

 
Secaucus Parent Academy
Secaucus Public School District and Secaucus Education Association Co-Sponsor CCSS/PARCC Parent Academy Info Night 12/15/2014 @ 6:30 in the PAC
The Secaucus Public School District (SPSD) in conjunction with the Secaucus Education Association (SEA) will be co-sponsoring an informative evening for parents on 12/15/14 at 6:30 p.m. in the MS/HS PAC. Topics will include a general overview of the district adoption of the CCSS and PARCC, how to help your children with CCSS, Title 1 targeted assistance funding, and our Basic Skills initiatives.
District administrators will present various initiatives in place and in development to support your students and you. Light refreshments provided by the SEA through a NJEA PRIDE grant, will be served.

Later in the year, the SPSD and SEA plan to co-sponsor our CCSS Parent Academy Boot Camps evenings that will provide hands-on instruction on how to assist your children with CCSS-related work. More information on dates for the Boot Camps will be available in the near future. Please follow us on Twitter @SecaucusPSD. Click to view the evening's program here.
It's That Time of Year
SHS Honor Societies Co-Sponsor Toy Drive
SHS students from the American Technology 
Honor Society and National Honor Society collected toys for children in need. In this picture the president of American Technology Honor Society Bishoy Said (right) and National Honor Society Kush Shah (left) are loading the toys to be delivered to children in Secaucus.
Computer Science Education Week
SHS Students Complete Hour of Code Tasks
Mr. Eisenberg's students Applied Computer Concepts show off their certificates of completion for participating in various tasks from 
Code.org. Similarly, his 
computer programming students participated in the Bebras Challenge, an international computational thinking contest.While many students around the region, state, country and world participated in the Hour of Code, Mr. Eisenberg uses the principals of 21st century learning (critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication) in his classes every day. Bravo everyone!
 
Policy Update
Secaucus Board of Education Approves Revisions Two Policies
At its regular meeting on November 20, 2014, the Secaucus Board of Education approved the revisions of two previously existing policies: 5530: Student Substance Abuse and 5600: Student Discipline - Code of Conduct. PDF versions of the policies can be downloaded via the links provided. Please review these policies as they directly relate to your children.
Spring Musical
SHS Announces Hairspray as 2015 Spring Musical
SHS announces that it has chosen Hairspray as the spring 2015 spring musical. Hairspray is a colorful comedic musical that follow the exploits of Tracy Turnblad as she gains celebrity on The Corny Collins dance show, then campaigns for social justice and in 1962 Baltimore. 

Performances are all in the PAC; dates and times are as follows: 
  • Thursday, 4/16 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday 4/17 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 4/18, @ 3:00 p.m.
Tickets will be $12 and will go on sale on or about 3/1/2015.
SBOE Reports on 2014 Top SHS Students
SBOE Reports on 2014 Top SHS Students​
 
At the monthly Board of Education meeting on November 18, Trustee Jack McStowe delivered a brief report regarding the our students' time-in-district to their GPAs and SAT scores. Of the 144 members of the Class of 2014, 130, or 90%, took the SAT at least once.
 
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.
SHS Vollyeball Team State Champions!
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!


 
SHSMB Announces Clothing Drive
SHSMB Announces Clothing Drive
The Secaucus High School Marching Band is pleased to announce that its Annual Clothing Drive will be held at the following times 11/15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, 11/17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 11/20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 11/22 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

The band will be collecting gently used coats, clothes, shoes, hats, cloves, belts and and other clothing items, linens, and stuffed animals and small toys for children. The drop off point will be on the Middle School side of the school behind the PAC. For more information, call Anne Grewe at 201-725-7109.
CDC Publishes Enterovirus-D68 Factsheet
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has developed an Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) fact sheet that outlines preventative practices that will help ensure your child does not contract it or other illnesses. The fact sheet can be downloaded here. 
Enterovirus D68
The Secaucus Public School District is concerned about the continued health and safety of all members of our educational community. There have been reports of illnesses spreading among children. One of these diseases is Enterovirus D68. More information about this virus can be found here.
District Announces Revised Attendance Polcy and Regulations
The Secaucus Public School School is committed to the continued academic excellence of all students. As such, the Board of Education recently revised its Student Attendance Policy and Regulations. Please click on the Attendance Information button to review the information. If you have any questions, please contact your school's main office.
NJDoE Releases CCSS Brochure for Parents
The New Jersey Department of Education recently released a brochure discussing the
 important aspects of the Common Core State Standards (Click here to download the brochure). We encourage all parents, guardians, students, and other interested individuals to read it to become more informed about the state-approved standards that drive our district's curriculum and guide our students' learning.
SBOE Principals ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

 
School Announcements
A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!
SHS Mid-Terms: Weather Response
Please note the below information about weather-related responses during Mid-Term Exam Week.

In the event of a Delayed Opening:  Exams will run in accordance with our 2 hour delayed schedule and begin at 9:40-11:35am. and the second one would begin at 11:40-1:40pm.
In the event of a Snow Day:  All exams will be pushed back one day.


Edgewater Relief: We are collecting paper products,toiletries,pajamas/underwear for adults and children and gift cards to Target,Dunkin Donuts, Kohls, supermarket gift cards etc. Please bring all items to the front security desk at SHS. We will drop off these items two to three times a week to their relief stations in Edgewater NJ.
Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated at this time of need.
Fall 2014 Edition of the Patriot Press
The Fall 2014 edition of The Patriot Press, Secaucus High School's student newspaper is available for viewing. Click here to download the PDF version.
Emergency Phone Number
201-624-0721
School Information Only

The above phone number will give you school info in case of closings or other necessary immediate information.  NO one can leave a message, only retrieve school information. If you dial it now, it will give the vacation schedule.
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