Thursday, May 2, 2013
Heights middle school TREP$ club sale is set for May 15.
Hasbrouck Heights' young entreprenuers are gearing up for their annual sale of their hand-made products and inventions once again. The middle school TREP$ club (short for entrepreneur) will host its 2nd annual sale Wednesday, May 15 at the school cafeteria from 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. The club encourages youngsters to create their own products which they see through from concept, branding and execution. The sale promises to feature handmade accessories, tasty treats, gifts, surprises and more. Cash only will be accepted.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Largest improvement was seen at the Grade 8 level in language arts, math and science on the NJASK, according to state figures.
Based on the recent figures release by the state in the School Report Card for school year 2011-2012, NJASK test scores show some small improvements in academic performance at the middle school level. Compared to the school's peer group - other schools with similiar demographics and class size - Hasbrouck Heights Middle School ranks 59percent above the rest. The school ranks higher compared to state average at 64 percent. As per the chart below there was not much growth shown in the area of language arts. Proficiency level increased slightly from 67 percent in 2010-2011 to 69 in 2011-2012. There is a slight decline in the percentage of students who were deemed advanced proficient and a light increase in those that are considered partially …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Seventh grade student Anik Subramanian became the first-ever Middle School champion speller.
Monday night 25 Hasbrouck Heights Middle School students became the very first to compete in the school’s first annual spelling bee. Seventh grade student Anik Subramanian was declared the champion, along with eighth grade student Lauren Cappadona who came in second place and seventh grade student Hannah Balcer who placed third. Anik will go on to compete in a regional competition representing Hasbrouck Heights Middle School.All three students will receive certificates and a prize later in the week. Principal Joseph Mastropietro said parents had hoped to see a spelling bee event at the school for some time and the Junior Beta Club stepped in to sponsor the event. The students who took the stage Monday night were the top scorers among the …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Hasbrouck Heights Middle School puts on its annual musical production of "Pom Pom Zombies"
The sixth, seventh and eighth graders at Hasbrouck Heights Middle School have brought the 1960s, nuclear blast from the past musical - "Pom Pom Zombies" to life performing for the community this week. The show features 65 students and is once again produced and directed by Erin Schneeweiss. A matinee performance was held Wednesday afternoon and the show officially opened Wednesday night for the community. The final performance will take place Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Click through our photo gallery to see images from the Wednesday matinee performance. Read the full story on the musical here. 'Like' Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Sixty-five students make up the cast of the Middle School production of "Pom Pom Zombies" which will be performed Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the school auditorium.
The Hasbrouck Heights community is in for a real treat this week when the Middle School players take their musical production of "Pom Pom Zombies" to the stage. This fun and upbeat show is filled with lots of comedy, silly songs and yes, like the title of the show suggests, there definitely will be some zombies too. The high school's very own Erin Schneeweiss once again produces and directs the show, which she has been doing for both the middle and high school for about 25 years now. She is once again joined by fellow high school teacher Michele Fernades in putting on this production. Schneeweiss says this is a really fun show which is a silly take on the beach party movies from back in the 1960s that would star Annette Funicello and …
Friday, October 19, 2012
New elective has eighth grade students singing and speaking in public.
Hasbrouck Heights Middle School eighth graders are literally singing praises about a new elective class that is teaching them positive self-expression and helping them gain confidence. Members of the Glee and Public Speaking class showed members of the school community how far they’ve already come in just six weeks by getting up on stage and singing at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting. Middle school teacher Kara Doyle says the class is teaching these students to become more confident and more accepting of other people in general. They are freely expressing themselves which she says is a huge deal. She finds she is learning from them every day. The students took to the stage to perform “Payphone” by the group Maroon 5. Doyle says this…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Erin Bischoff, who suffers from a rare fragile bone disease, has been sponsored by Milkbone and Sam's Club to receive a Canine Assistants dog. Her 6th grade classmates, school officials and family members accompanied her at a special presentation.
Hasbrouck Heights sixth grader Erin Bischoff always has a lot of support in her family, friends and the school community. But soon the youngster will be getting yet one more best friend, a furry one in fact, who will be by her side day and night. Young Bischoff, who suffers from a rare fragile bone disease which has her wheel-chair bound, has been sponsored by Milkbone and Sam's Club to receive a Canine Assistants dog, a special dog that is breeded and trained to assist youngsters who have disabilities. On Wednesday, Erin and her family were joined by dozens of her middle school classmates, her principal Joe Mastropietro, Superintendent Mark Porto and many other members of the Hasbrouck Heights school community in celebration of a special …
Friday, October 5, 2012
High school Drama class students put on improv skits from the middle school students, an anti-bullying educational exercise.
Hasbrouck Heights Middle School students got a special anti-bullying lesson from their upperclassmen Thursday. Members of Erin Schneeweiss’ high school drama class put on a series of improv skits for the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students acting out scenarios of bullying and peer conflict. The sketches gave the younger students the opportunity to be able to differentiate between the two by watching these scenarios in action. Between each sketch the middle school students discussed the actions they saw with Nicole Fried, school psychologist and anti-bullying coordinator. Fried got the students thinking about what makes bullies do what they do. “When someone is bullying, it really isn’t about the victim, it’s about the bully and his …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Eighth grade history students learn what it was like to be at the site of the World Trade Center on that fateful morning of Sept. 11, 2001 from a teacher's sister who was there when it happened.
Eighth grade students in Mike Stillman’s history class got a lesson on the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks through the eyes of a person who was there. On Friday, Wendy Mai, sister of Amanda Mai a teacher at the Middle School, spent the day speaking to the history classes sharing her personal 9/11 experience telling them what she witnessed, how she fled and finally made it home. Mai worked directly across from the street from the World Trade Center for Deutsche Bank at 130 Liberty Street. She had just transferred from the New Jersey office two weeks earlier. When the first plane hit she thought what she heard was thunder, thought not much of it, and went right back to work. Because she was new at this office, she didn’t know many of the…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Parents of students entering grade 6 at the middle school and grade 9 at the high school can attend orientation and a presentation on HIB on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Parents of students entering grade 6 at Hasbrouck Heights Middle School and grade 9 at Hasbrouck Heights High School can attend orientation Tuesday, Sept. 4, the day before the school year begins. For parents of sixth graders entering middle school there will be an opportunity to tour the school and meet new principal Joseph Mastropietro between 6 and 6:45 p.m. At 7 p.m. there will be a presentation on HIB for parents of students going into grades 6 and 9. At 8 p.m. a orientation will be held for parents of students entering the 9th grade at the high school.