Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Check out this photo gallery from Tuesday's game against Hopatcong.
Glen Rock's softball season ended Tuesday afternoon following a 4-2 loss to Hopatcong (9) in the opening round of the NJSIAA softball tournament. Hopatcong’s ace Sam Kufta struck out nine batters and only allowed one hit over the last three innings. Despite being the higher seeded team and having a slightly better regular season record, Glen – ranked 8 – just couldn’t string any hits together. The Panthers finished the year with a 13-11 record. Follow @PatchSportsNJ on twitter for real time local sports updates and information.
Sophomores at Glen Rock High School painted crafts with positive messages for victims of tragedy
At 10 a.m. in room 123 of Glen Rock High School, 15 sophomores sat down to write messages of endurance and positivity to people they had never met, scrawling them with paint and marker on large wooden stars. Across the school other students the same age, 180 in all, were doing the same. “STAY STRONG,” read one. “Peace! We Love You!” exclaimed another. Some of the stars were bound for the Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester, MA - the school that Richard Martin, at eight years old the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, had attended. Others would be sent to Oklahoma, where tornadoes claimed at least 24 lives Monday night, 9 of them children. It was part of a service-learning project organized by the 9/12 Generation…
Friday, May 3, 2013
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Glen Rock High School announced its Students of the Month for March: Citizens of the Month: The Glen Rock High School Citizens of the Month for March are two caring students who use their talents to help others: Jasmine Pak and Eleanor Shaw. Recently they organized the very successful Music Against Malaria event, a benefit concert at Glen Rock High School. They were involved in all aspects of the event, from auditioning acts to publicity, and the eventual organization of the concert, which went flawlessly. With their efforts, the students were able to eventually purchase over 400 nets to help prevent the spread of Malaria. GRHS is very proud of these two Citizens of the Month. The above information and photo were submitted by Glen Rock …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Date still "highly dependent" on good weather in next few weeks, school official says.
A spell of inclement weather has pushed back the expected opening date of the remodeled Glen Rock High School baseball field, but school officials believe May 1 is a realistic target date. "I must stress that the May 1st completion date is highly dependent on satisfactory weather condition in the weeks ahead," Business Administrator Michael Rinderknecht told Patch. Upgrades to the baseball field – budgeted separately from the other athletic field projects at the high school – include new sod, protective fences, field re-grading, dugouts, a sprinkler system. According to Rinderknecht, the scoreboard is already up and running. Fencing work will begin Wednesday and should be complete by the end of the week. The warning track has mostly been …
School board president Sheldon Hirschberg says two other sports teams will join the championship Glen Rock girls soccer team.
It will be a march of champions on July 4th, 2013 in Glen Rock. The champion girls high school varsity basketball team and boys bowling team will join the state champ girls soccer team, school board president Sheldon Hirschberg said Thursday night. Glen Rock Mayor John van Keuren pitched the idea, according to Hirschberg. In addition, a number of elementary school students will also march in the Memorial Day Parade.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Veteran teacher moving to Idaho to be closer to family.
Theresa "Terry" Choma, a long-time Glen Rock High School math teacher, will be retiring at the end of the school year. Choma has taught the language of numbers for 21 years at the borough high school. But once school ends in June, she'll be moving out to Idaho to be closer to her grandchildren. The departing educator said working with students and colleagues aided greatly in her teaching success. "My favorite part of teaching has been seeing my students get a math concept after struggling to own it," she said, attributing her success to student questions and insights along with supportive colleagues and administrators. "Over the years, I have learned that the best way to help students do this is to involve them in the learning process." …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Plus, the two "citizens of the month" organized fashion show to raise money for cancer patients and their families.
Tuesday, March 26
Glen Rock Public Schools named its 16 high school students for the month of February, encompassing sports, mathematics, pre-engineering, music, technology and more. Here are the victors: The Glen Rock Public Schools wrote this about the two citizens of the month for February, Kacey Radtke and Sonya Kremenchugsky: "The Citizens of the Month for February are two dynamic students who exemplify leadership, organization and compassion. Kacey Radtke and Sonya Kremenchugsky organized and emceed the Annual Interact Charity Fashion Show to raise money for the Hope Lodge in Burlington, Vt., an organization that provides housing and care for cancer patients and their families. Together they were responsible for planning and executing all aspects …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Administration has recommended requiring all middle and high school students to pay a single fee to "defray" costs and boost participation.
The Glen Rock Board of Education is considering making large-scale changes to its student participation policy likely to generate controversy. According to school board member Rona McNabola, the board is expected to vote at its next meeting on moving from a student participation fee policy to implementing a student activity fee policy for all middle an high schoolers. "The recommendation that came from the administration is that the proper way to do it would be an activity fee that you collect from everybody," McNabola said. "The idea being two purposes for the ease of record keeping; the other is we would like all of our kids to participate in something." The revised resolution says the fees partially "defray" the costs of the activities…
Friday, March 8, 2013
New opening date pushed back to May.
The opening of the Glen Rock High School baseball field has been delayed by a month, according to a report in the Glen Rock Gazette. The paper reports the new target is May 1 as a result of lost days due to weather. The varsity team will have to play scheduled home games at opponent fields, according to the article. Contractor Turco Golf also missed its target competion date for work to the multi-purpose field.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Physical education teacher represents Byrd School.
The Glen Rock Board of Education announced at its February 11 board meeting that Byrd School physical education teacher Mike Karcher was voted its educator of the year. Patch interviewed Karcher in 2012 when he was awarded Byrd School teacher of the year. Here's what he said about teaching: Why did you gravitate toward teaching? Did you always know you wanted to be a teacher? I decided I wanted to be a teacher when I was a senior in high school. I loved sports and fitness and enjoyed working with kids. I knew teaching would give me the opportunity to make a positive impact in kid’s lives and ultimately the world. What's the best part about teaching? The best part about being a physical education teacher is introducing kids to new sports, …