Sisters Amanda and Kristina Ulrich were honored at the Secaucus Board of Education’s Showcase of Success on January 28th for their achievements and recognition as members of the Secaucus High School Girls Basketball Team.
Freshman Amanda was honored through the Bergen Record last month by being selected as the Bergen Record Female Athlete of the Week. Sister Kristina, a senior, recently achieved a major milestone by scoring her 1,000th career point.
In the photograph above, Secaucus High School Principal Dr. Bob Berckes; Amanda Ulrich, Kristina Ulrich, Bob Ulrich, Maria Ulrich, Anthony Gomez, and Board of Education President John Gerbasio pose for a group picture after the Amanda and Kristina were presented with certificates by the Secaucus Board of Education.
The Secaucus Board of Education honored four students who achieved a perfect 800s on the Math portion of the SAT at last night’s Board of Education Meeting’s Showcase of Success.
SHS Principal Dr. Bob Berckes introduced each student, highlighted each pupil’s career at the high school, and stated how proud the school community was of each honoree. Board of Education President John Gerbasio then presented each student with a certificate of commendation on behalf of the Board.
In the photograph above, Secaucus High School Principal Dr. Bob Berckes; Students Kevin Ge, Ken Zhong, Ankit Patel, David Perez; and Board of Education President John Gerbasio pose for a picture after the ceremony honoring each of the four students.
The Secaucus Board of Education honored sisters Gianna and Julia Peschetti at their January 29 Showcase of Success during the Board Meeting.
Seventh grader Gianna Peschetti was highlighted in an article published in the 2015 edition of Exceptional Parent (EParent) Magazine. The article highlighted how Gianna spent five days a week throughout the school year as a sixth grader at Clarendon School in Secaucus volunteering her time, being a mentor and offering assistance to others in her school, which culminated with her being a special friend to her classmates.
Clarendon School Principal Steve Viggiani, Gianna’s principal this past school year, spoke highly of Gianna’s altruism and dedication to making her classmates’ school experiences positive and productive ones.
Gianna’s older sister, Julia, currently a senior at Secaucus High School, was honored for writing the quality article and memorializing her sister’s compassion towards her classmates in the publication.
In the photograph (l to r), Secaucus High School Senior Julia Peschetti, Clarendon School Principal Steve Viggiani, Secaucus Middle School Seventh Grader Gianni Peschetti, and Board of Education President John Gerbasio pose for a picture after the Showcase of Success Ceremony.
The article is available on http://www.sboe.us courtesy of Exceptional Parent Magazine.
Congratulations to our cake-baking teams!
First place winners in the Secaucus Public Library bake contest - John Y, Brittany M, Amber N - were excited about their results. Standing left to right flanking them are Dibrary Director Jennifer May and Judges Nina Pesci, Diane Grafeld, Josephine DeGennaro and Fred Grafeld
SHS students Maria G, Caitlyn C, Madelyn M, and Kirsten W proudly show off their 3rd place winning cake with judges Josephine De Genarro, Fred Grafeld, Diane Grafeld and Library Director Jennifer May and NIna Pesci.
Doctor Knows Best !!
- Everyone should eat a well balanced and proportionate meal/ healthy snacks
- Get plenty of daily exercise. ( 20 minutes minimum)
- Remember to get plenty of rest to help boost your immunity so you can fight the effects of the cold and flu. (Turn off your cell phones/computers/lap tops/ at least 30 minutes before you go to bed, so your brain activity can slow down and you can fall asleep)
- Make sure you wash your hands frequently each day
- When you have to cough/sneeze, try the elbow cough, not your hands. Using your hands will infect the next person.
- Use disinfectant sprays/wipes on all the common areas of contamination at school, work, and home. The top top germ contaminated places in school/home are:
- light switches
- door knobs
- writing utensils
According to the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act of 2011, all school districts must annually engage in a self assessment to gage performance in preventative and responsive measures to incidents of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB). Out of 8 possible criteria, each school in the Secaucus Public School District individually scored a 76 out of 78 possible points. Subsequently, the district scored a 76 out of 78. The official document is attached here.
For more information regarding the NJDoE's responses to HIB, please see a November 24, 2015 memo from Assistant Commissioner Susan Martz and an FAQ the NJDOE has developed.
On January 7, 2016, the NJDOE released a memo that adjusted the testing requirements for high school graduation, specifically for those students who took the PSAT10 or PSAT/NMSQT as offered in October 2015. The memo also alludes to changes that will take place after the redesigned SAT is released in March 2016.
The entire January 7 memo can be found here.
Please print out the PDF, which can be downloaded here and fill in the blanks and submit it to the SHS Main Office. You will be notified when signs are ready for pickup and may pay by cash or check made out to "SHS".
The Junior State of America (JSA) is a nonprofit, student-run organization that, for over eighty years, has strived to empower the youth through social, economical, and most importantly, political discourse and activism.
The JSA Secaucus chapter has decided to open a town Youth Advisory Board, aiming to further enable the youth of the community to experience the political process. The Youth Advisory Board will work with the town council, tackling myriad related issues. Each position will be in charge of a certain aspect of the community: education, health, law, and general community concerns. If you have any questions please contact the Secaucus High School JSA chapter president, Iqra Ahmed, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested students can apply using this form. http://goo.gl/forms/RcwXMzJzu4
New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) has prepared a Student Loan Guide to be distributed to New Jersey high school students. In January 2013 legislation was passed by the New Jersey Legislature and signed into law by Governor Christie requiring HESAA to provide a booklet/brochure and directing high schools to annually disseminate it to each student in the 11th and 12th grades.
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:71A-35, I am forwarding the Student Loan Guide e-booklet link to you below and some of our other valuable tools to help students and families. The e-booklet link to the Student Loan Guide can be found here: http://www.hesaa.org/
Students interested in applying for SHS' STEM program must start the process by filling out this application and returning it to their guidance counselor. Your application will be reviewed by the Science Department faculty and you will be notified of their decision. Click for STEM Application
Mrs. Gerbasio graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing in 1978 with a Diploma - RN. She then became a staff nurse at St. Michaels's Medical Center in Newark where she worked in the Recovery Room and as a Surgical ICU nurse. Ms. Gerbasio then became a staff nurse, Head Pediatric Nurse and a Nursing Supervisor in St. Francis. Later, she worked for many years in the Recovery Room (PACU)/Endoscopy. Afterward, she worked at Port Authority of NY & NJ as Chief Nurse at Journal Square Transportation Center and was there for the 9/11 tragedy.
Mrs. Gerbasio Graduated Bloomfield College 2005 with BSN and received her School Nurse/Teacher of Health Certification from Felician College in 2007. Graduated Felician College 2011 with Masters in Education.
After receiving these certifications, she Worked Hoboken School District for a year. She has been employed in the Secaucus School district for eight years as the School Nurse at Secaucus Middle and High School.
Outside of school, Mrs. Gerbasio is President Secaucus Board of Health and Member of Secaucus Emergency Fund.
Congratulations Mrs. Gerbasio!
Mr. Michael Vitulano, Secaucus High School Teacher of the Year
Mr. Vitulano is a 1984 graduate of Secaucus High School. He then graduated from Virginia Military Institute in May 1988 with a Bachelor Arts in Economics. After graduation, Mr. Vitulano was commissioned as a Second Lt. in the United States Marines Corps.
A proud veteran, Mr. Vitulano served on Active Duty in Camp Lejeune, NC from 1989-1992. He participated in Operation Desert Storm during the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War.
Upon his return, Mr. Vitulano graduated from St. Peter's University in 1998 with a Master of Arts in degree Education. He later graduated from New Jersey City University in 2003 with a Master of Arts in Math Education. He holds several NJ certificates including ESL, Mathematics and Supervisor.
Mr. Vitulano has taught mathematics in grades 9 through 12 at SHS since 2000. Additionally, he is an assistant coach for the SHS varsity football team and outdoor track and field team.
Congratulations Mr. Vit!
The Secaucus High School Booster Club is a non-profit organization made up of parents/guardians, staff, alumni and friends that supports the school's Athletic Department. It mission is to support all High School athletics and to enrich Secaucus High School and the Athletic Department. Please see the form attached to this link to join. Annual dues are only $10 per individual.
If you would like more information about the Booster Club please feel free to contact us
- Elena Ratti, President
- Lorraine Dunning, Vice President
- Elaine Perez, Secretary
- Lynn Gohde, Membership
11 Mill Ridge Road
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Phone : (201) 974-2033