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All Secaucus Public Schools
will operate on a
Delayed Opening
Schedule on Friday, March 6, 2015
due to inclement weather.
Middle and High Schools will open at 9:40 AM
Huber St. & Clarendon will open at 10:20 AM
No AM Pre-K at the Early Learning Center
Upcoming Events
Today
- day 3
8:00 AM
Tomorrow
- PLAY REHEARSAL
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
3/9/2015
3/10/2015
- day 4
8:00 AM
 
District Announcements
Countdown to PARCC
District in Final Preparation for PARCC Administration
The Secaucus Public School District is making final preparations for PARCC administrations which will begin on March 2. The Performance Based Assessment (PBA) window is from March 2 to March 27 for Grades 3 to 11.

Schools have developed grade and subject-specific schedules that best accommodate their student population, staff and room and technological availability. Scheduled days for the PBA Math and ELA sessions are as follows:
  • HS (Grades 9 to11): March 11 to March 23​
  • MS (Grades 7 and 8): March 2 to 6 and March 10
  • Clarendon and Huber (Grades 3 to  6): March 2 to March 23
  • Make ups for all four schools and all grades will be as needed from March 23 to March 27
​​For more information about PARCC, please go to http://parcc.pearson.com.
To take a sample PARCC assessment for all grades in math and ELA, please go to http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests.
Math Club
SHS Math Club: Solving Problems One Slice at at Time
Ms. Z of SHS' Math department recently started the Math Club so that all students who enjoy math could participate. Each week about 20-30 students come after school. With Ms. Z's guidance, club members work together to solve challenging problems from various math contests. Recently the club ordered pizza and worked on several contest problems in groups. 


 
Edgewater
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. 
School Announcements
Hairspray
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.
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
Winter 2014 Patriot Press
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.
Volleyball Champs

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!
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.
SHS Top Students Report
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.
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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