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Parents are invited to attend an information session on the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program. Click above for the flyer with session dates, times and locations.
Donte Bass to Play in All-Star Game
Hoboken Junior Senior High School's Donte Bass has been selected to be part of the North Team as a cornerback in the Phil Simms 2014 North vs. South All Star Football Classic on June 23rd, 2014. The North vs. South Classic is the oldest ongoing high school football all-star game in the state of New Jersey. The annual game features the best high school football players in the state of New Jersey. Way to go, Donte! We are proud of you.
Look for HobokenSchools on Twitter
The Hoboken Public School District has recently joined Twitter. Look for us to get updates on upcoming events and find out about good news in the district. You can follow us from the link near the bottom right of this page.
We are looking for volunteers from the community to share information about their careers during Hoboken Junior Senior High School's annual Junior Prep Day, April 3, 2014. We would love to have representatives in the following fields: Business, Civil Service & Military, Performing & Fine Arts, Marketing, Technology, Law & Criminal Justice, and Mental Health & Social Services. For security and safety, no walk-ins will be allowed to volunteer on the day of the event. Due to logistical reasons we will gladly accept volunteers up to March 27, 2014. Click title above for registration form.
We are two for two! Under the tutelage of advisor Sharon Malenda, Hoboken’s Student Literary Magazine “CREATE” received its second national rank of “Excellent” from the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English). Three hundred and seventy-three schools nationwide entered this prestigious competition and Hoboken High’s magazine fared very well with only twenty-six schools earning the highest ranking. We did even better in New Jersey, where only fifteen schools ranked higher with a “Superior” award. Hoboken’s magazine “CREATE” showcases the immense talent that our small school holds.
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Issue number 6 of our district newsletter is now available by clicking on the title above.
Sending home school notices to parents and guardians is a long time and traditional method of communicating in most school communities, including Hoboken. The problem is that sometimes parents never receive the notices or other important information. In an effort to further improve our communication, and to have a safety net for all parents who did not receive notices, the district has developed a "digital backpack" that contains all notices for a particular school. We are hopeful this will be a small convenience we can offer to all of our parents.
Using the digital backpack is very simple. Click on the digital backpack icon on the district website. Next, select the school or schools of attendance for your children and you will find the notices. Because we just started the new system today, it may take a week until you will start to see notices.
Due to severe weather resulting in school being closed for a number of days this winter, the Hoboken Public Schools will have a change in the calendar for next week in an effort to gain back some of the lost instructional time.
Pending final Board of Education approval, Thursday, February 13 will now be a full day of school and Friday, February 14 will a 1:00 dismissal day.
All schools will remain closed as previously scheduled on Monday, February 17, in recognition of President's Day.
Students Place at STANJ Competition
On Saturday February 1st, the Drama Club at Hoboken High School attended the Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey (STANj) Governor’s Awards at Rutgers University. STANj is the voice of advocacy for the inclusion of speech and theatre arts in the educational curriculum. Ms. Danielle Miller, who runs Drama Club and the musicals for the District of Hoboken, was voted onto the executive board for the STANj organization this past fall. The association includes members from elementary, middle, high school, college, and professional theatre who are interested in acting, directing, forensics, musical theatre, and technical theatre. Ms. Miller helped organize the statewide competition on Saturday that included 20 different high schools from across the state with over 400 students competing. Ms. Miller would like to recognize and congratulate the entire Drama Club for their participation, especially the following students who won awards for the school.
Jazmin Vergara & Danielly Colon won finalist awards for Improvisation.
Jaemi Yoon-Hendricks & Gina Rotondi won finalist awards for Comedic Monologue.
Jordan Yurnet was awarded a ½ tuition paid scholarship to attend Rowan University as a Theater Major for his overall performances in numerous categories.
Congratulations to all our students on their hard work and determination. You have made us all very proud.
On January 14, students from Hoboken Junior Senior High School faced their fears of public performance to participate in our seventh annual Poetry out Loud school competition. Seven students competed in two rounds in which they performed memorized poems to a rapt audience of students, staff and parents. The poem selections were varied, ranging from the more familiar to the more obscure, and the performers, to a person, were outstanding. The overall winner was senior Leslie Markevitch, with senior Jazmin Vergara a close second. Leslie will compete on the regional level on February 10th at Bergen PAC. This is the third time Leslie has won in the school competition. We congratulate her on her hard work and her recognition of poetry's enduring importance for all people.
Wallace Teacher Carolina Martinez Publishes Children's Book
Congratulations to Wallace teacher Carolina Martinez on the publication of her picture book, Ladybug and Dragonfly. The book was a collaboration with Oscar Perez Cotto (spouse of Wallace Teacher Mrs. Perez). A book signing is in the works for the spring, but in the meantime you can read more about the book here.
Hoboken Teacher Selected to Present at Macworld-iWorld
Mark Mautone, a teacher in the Hoboken Public Schools Special Education Department, has been selected for a second time to speak at the Macworld/iWorld conference in San Francisco in late March. Mr. Mautone is the only educator in the United States who will be presenting his work alongside some of the top leaders in technology, the creative arts, and other industries. Mark will be presenting "IPads in Education: A Tool for Success" based on his revolutionary work with students with autism here at the Hoboken Public Schools. Read more about Mark Mautone.
Help Wanted: Parents are needed to give their input and perspective on two important projects:
We heartily congratulate Mr. Christopher Munoz, Social Studies Teacher, on his receipt of the Latino Educator of the Year title from the Hoboken Puerto Rican Cultural Committee. Mr. Munoz also received commendations from the United States Senate and House of Representatives and the New Jersey Legislature, as well as the Hudson County Freeholders in recognition of his commitment to the students of Hoboken.