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.
The election for members of the Secaucus Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. The deadline for filing to seek a seat on the nine member board is July 27, 2015 at 4:30 PM. more...
SHS' Junior State of America chapter, under the advisorship of Mr. Mike Gehm, has set a goal to raise $2,500 to assist those affected by the earthquakes in Nepal. You can make a difference!
The JSA has already gotten several schools in New Jersey, 3 schools in Texas, 4 schools in California, 2 in North Carolina, 2 in New York, and 4 in Arizona to up with our chapter to reach this goal. All donations will go directly to Nepalese earthquake relief efforts. Click here to donate.
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.
NJ Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto was the special guest at the Hudson County
Speaker Prieto discussed various topics close to the educational community including pension reform and education funding to an audience of Hudson County school administrators and board members.
Pictured left to right are: Business Administrator/Board Secretary Kristin Kosky, SBoE Trustees John Gerbasio and Ruby Pantoliano, NJ Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, SBoE Trustees Robert Anderson, Jack McStowe and Joseph Lewis, and Secaucus Public Schools Superintendent Robert Presuto.
Please see attached document for the SPSD Progress Targets Action Plan for Huber Street, Clarendon and Secaucus Middle School.
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.
The Secaucus Public School District is now tweeting information about district events. If you use Twitter, you can follow us and get the information as it is tweeted by following the handle @SecaucusPSD.