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AFTER SCHOOL @ STUDENT CENTER:
JOB SEARCH MONDAYS ~ Get help completing job applications, work on your Naviance resume, practice interviewing skills (Starts 12/1/14)
INDEPENDENT STUDY THURSDAYS bring your homework and your friends do work and get a snack
we have supplies to help get those posters done
Mid-WEEK LAUNDRY WEDNESDAYS~ Get your uniform shirts and pants cleaned. Use our washer, dryer, detergent, and fabric softener. Sign up and get more info at the Student Center
TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS GAMES, GAMES, GAMES tournaments, new video games, pool, ping pong.
Click on the title above to download the order form for the senior sweatshirt.
Student places first in Banned Books Essay Contest
Congratulations to Reem Guirgis, grade 9, for winning the school's first annual Banned Books Week essay contest. The school's library joined libraries of all types nationwide last week in celebrating our freedom to read by educating students and staff about banned books. The art department worked with the library to create a display of banned books to complement the library's own display.
The essay contest required students to recall a banned book that they read, and discuss why the book held meaning for them. Reem chose The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini for her essay. For her efforts, she was awarded with a variety of book themed treasures and a Barnes and Noble gift card for $25.00. Great job, Reem! Keep reading.
Members of the Hoboken Redwing Basketball Program painted the courtyard at Wallace Elementary School for the youth of Hoboken. This program was implemented by NJ Cares. This is just another example of how Coach Kolmer is incorporating community service into his program. Congratulations guys and Coach Kolmer. Community service is one of the fundamental cornerstones of any solid education.
Stevens shares love of engineering with HJSHS
HJSHS would like to thank our friends and partners at Stevens Institute's Pre-College Summer Program for their kind donation of 18 Lego Mindstorm kits as well as a box of spare lego parts. Our growing robotics program will put them to excellent use.
Food service notice for 2014-2015
Please be advised that the following price schedule will be in effect for the food services program during the 2014-2015 school year.
Students in grades 7-12:
Breakfast (regular): $1.75
Breakfast (reduced):$ .30
Lunch (regular): $3.75
Lunch (reduced): $ .40
As you will notice, meal prices are only slightly increased from 2013-2014. The most significant change is that the district will no longer participate in the Universal Free Breakfast program. Breakfast will now be available to all students at the rates listed above.
Come one, come all, to the family fun day sponsored by the Hoboken Education Association. on Saturday, December 20, from 10am to 2pm you can have breakfast with Santa, meet NJ State Teacher of the Year Mark Mautone, play games and meet our staff. There will be lots of activities for kids of all ages and information sessions for parents to learn more about our schools. Join us for a day to remember! Click title above for flyer.
Every Wednesday in December is Connors Night at Johnny Rockets. Download the flyer (by clicking on the title above) and show it on Wednesday nights in December. They will donate 20% of the price of your meal to Connors School.
School Choice Lottery for the 2015-2016 School Year Announcement & Invitation
December 17, 2014 (Wednesday) at 1:00 pm
AJ Demarest School Building
2nd Floor Conference Room
158 Fourth Street
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Every applicant whose application was received on or before the Department of Education's December 1st deadline and was not otherwise declined will be included in the lottery, and everyone including all other members of the public are welcome to attend. Attendance is not required for applicants entered in the lottery.
Lottery results for each applicant will be mailed to each applicant individually on Friday, December 19, 2014.
Good Luck to all Applicants!
Hoboken Public Schools
This year in schools across the country, students in grades 3-11 will be taking new computer-based assessments called the PARCC - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. The test will be given in the subject areas of Math and English Language Arts and will be given two times per year. The first test is the Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) and will be administered during the testing window March 2 - 27, 2015. The second test is the End-of-Year Assessment (EOY) and will be administered during the testing window April 20 - May 22, 2015. To see the Official Hoboken Public Schools PARCC PBA Testing Schedule, click title above.
On Monday, December 1st, a very special visitor came to Hoboken Junior Senior High School, in a speaking event co-sponsored by the Wallace School Library and the Hoboken Junior Senior High School Library. Johanna Reiss, author of The Upstairs Room, shared her experiences as a hidden child during the Holocaust with students in grades 5-8. She shared stories and images of the family who hid her and her sister for 2 years and 7 months in their upstairs bedroom, at great personal risk to themselves. Her anecdotes about the Oostervelds as well as her own family brought them to life and allowed students to make a connection through our shared humanity. (Click title for pictures and more text)
Hoboken School District is in the process of selecting a new superintendent of schools. In order for the district to decide on the best possible candidate, we are asking you to help us establish a profile. The new superintendent will need many skills and attributes that will make that person successful in the position. We are asking our stakeholders to identify for us the most important ones that, in their opinion, will be critical for that person to possess in order to be successful here in Hoboken Schools. Please click the title above to participate in the survey.
First marking period report cards available through the parent portal
Please log in to Genesis through the parent portal to view your child's first marking period grades.
Please join us on December 8 at Demarest Auditorium for a PARCC information session. This will be a chance for you to get your questions answered about the new state assessment which will be taken by all students in grades 3-11 in the spring of 2015. Click title above for details.
Red Ribbon Week pictures
Red Ribbon week was a great success. Please take a minute to look at a few pictures from the event. Click here for pictures.
Do you have gently used costumes taking up space in your closets? We have a solution! We are getting ready for the district musical (Shrek) and we can use all sorts of kids' costumes to help us. Click on the title above to download the flyer with all the roles we need to fill. Thank you!
CDC shares information for parents regarding the enterovirus D68
Almost all of the CDC-confirmed cases this year of EV-D68 infection have been among children. Many of the children had asthma or a history of wheezing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed information and resources for parents about EV-D68. Please visit the links below for the CDC publications.
Connors School to be featured in television program
Classroom Closeup NJ, which airs on NJTV, will feature Thomas G. Connors Elementary School in its program Safer after Sandy, which will air on October 19, October 25, November 23 and November 29. Click here for a list of television stations carrying the program.
The remainder of regularly scheduled Board of Education meetings for 2014 will be held in the auditorium at A. J. Demarest School, 158 4th Street, at 7:00 pm.
The next two meetings are November 11 and December 9. Click title above for full notice.
NJ State Teacher of the Year is Wallace's Mark Mautone
On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Mark Mautone was named NJ Teacher of the Year. We are tremendously proud to call him one of our own. Click to read the New Jersey Department of Education's full press release on this event and the NJEA story on Mark's award.
The Universal Team of the Positive Behavior Supports in Schools Initiative hosted the kick off celebration for our continued implementation on Friday, September 5, 2014 in the school gymnasium. The celebration consisted of a Wii Dance Party, Minute to Win It Activities, and discussing as a school the attributes of Connors C.A.R.E.S: C-Commit to Learning, A-Act Responsibly, R-Respect Everyone, E-Effort Matters, and S-Soar to Success. A special thank you to the Connors Universal Team for making this event a noteworthy experience for staff and students. Click title above to see pictures.
On July 16, 2014, the Hoboken Board of Education appointed me to serve the district as the interim superintendent of schools while the search for Dr. Toback’s permanent replacement takes place. I am honored to have been selected and excited to be here!
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