The Secaucus Board of Education is pleased to announce that they have appointed Mr. Ken Knops as Interim Superintendent.
Mr. Knops, who will formally assume his duties on Monday November 30, 2015, is highly regarded in the educational community and brings a history of success in his previous school districts. SBOE President states, Mr. Knops "will be an asset in our continuing efforts to improve the education of the students in our community".
In the photo: Left to Right: SBOE Trustee Ms. Ruby Pantoliano, SBOE President Mr. John Gerbasio, Interim Superintendent Mr. Ken Knops, SBOE Vice President Mr. Joe Lewis, SBOE Trustee Ms. Kelli D'Addetta and SBOE Trustee Mr. Jack McStowe.
You can find the site here.
Access to the site will be permanently housed under sboe.us>Resources>Parents Under K-5 GoMath
Please note that the 6-12 sections are still works in progress and will be released later in the school year.
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. During that time, 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 Education concentrating in Teaching. He later graduated from New Jersey City University in 2003 with a Master of Arts in Math Education. He holds teaching several NJ certificates including ESL, Mathematics and Supervisor.
Mr. Vitulano has taught mathematics in grades 9-12 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!
We are happy to announce that Ms. Zahava Pianko, School Psychologist (left) and Ms. Anna Critelli, 3rd Grade Teacher (right) have been named Huber Street's Governor's Educational Services Provider of the Year and Educator of The Year, respectively! Congratulations!
Clarendon Teacher's Artwork Showcased
Congrats to Clarendon Art Teacher Melissa Dargan-Heintjes for having her artwork featured at an New Jersey Symphony Orchestra-sponsored fundraiser at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Her work, acrylic paint on a wooden violin is entitled "Bella, Bella Butterfly".
Attention HS Parents: The NJDOE just released "cut scores" - i.e., scores that determine proficiency for students who took PARCC ELA 9, 10 and 11 and PARC Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra 2. A copy of the approved assessments and their corresponding cut scores is attached.
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
Please see the following memos regarding our district's assessments:
- The first memo should be read by all families with students in the district. It outlines important dates on the district's assessment calendar.
- The second memo is specific to families with high school students who must satisfy a testing requirement for graduation.
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
The Secaucus Public School District is now tweeting and posting information about district events. If you use Facebook, you can "Like" us by going to http://www.facebook.com/SecaucusPSD. If you use Twitter, you can follow us and get the information as it is tweeted by following the handle @SecaucusPSD. You will need accounts for either Facebook or Twitter to follow or like.
Both the Facebook and Twitter accounts will be updated regularly with district events and other important information. If there is something you would like to see on either of these social media accounts or on our website, please let us know!
In December of 2013 a referendum was passed by the voters of the Town of Secaucus to renovate and expand the Secaucus High School/Middle School building.
On June 22, 2015 construction will finally begin. Construction hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the possibility of some Saturdays.
To construct the additions to the buildings, we must excavate and install foundations. We want to advise the residents in the surrounding area that this work is quite noisy. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you for your understanding.