Saturday, March 23, 2013
Gifted and talented 7th-graders take Law Adventure competition, will perform trials in May.
Saturday, March 23
The following was sent by the Glen Rock Public Schools. The New Jersey State Bar Foundation has announced that two teams of seventh graders from Glen Rock have won both first and second place in its annual Law Adventure competition. The teams, comprised of 13 seventh grade students from the Gifted and Talented group, prepared original mock law cases on each of the required themes of New Jersey social media law (The Case of the Catastrophic Crosswalk) and New Jersey motor vehicle law (The Treacherous Tweet.) Team members include Ryan Barron, Richard Beezley, Nicholas Blount, Alison Erani, Julia Fish, Jarod Forer, Ryan Morley, James O’Rourke, Michael Passarelli, Williams Rabens, Ian Stephenson, Alex Walter, and Jean Walter, led by Gifted and…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Glen Rock Middle School musical runs this upcoming Friday and Saturday.
Glen Rock Middle School students will present a new musical twist on a classic tale. Students take to the stage on Friday and Saturday to present their rendition of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" novel. The curtains open for "Oliver" at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The final performance is scheduled for Saturday at 4:00 p.m. A free matinee performance for seniors is set for 4 p.m. Thursday. The box office opens hour before showtime.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The current school year will be the last for Donna Vander Wende and Rosanne Annillo.
Two long-time Glen Rock educators will be retiring at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. According to the school board's Jan. 21 agenda, Donna Vander Wende will be calling it a career after 25 years in the district. Vander Wende teaches 7th grade science at the middle school. She will receive up to $13,840 in separation pay, the agenda states. Rosanne Annillo, an 8th grade social studies teacher at GRMS, will be retiring after serving Glen Rock for 29 years. She's entitled to $2,640 in separation pay.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Students gather for assembly to honor and learn from those who have served.
The hundreds of students in Glen Rock Middle School’s auditorium Monday morning might have been a bit boisterous any other day. First thing in the morning, teachers and school administrators might have had to fight for the attention of children released from class and packed together in the big room. But as the school observed Veteran’s Day—and honored vets from World War II up to Afghanistan—the crowd was quiet and the mood reverent. Ridgewood native Lt. Col. Patrick Downes, a 1993 graduate and current professor of West Point, spoke to the children, among them two of his own. And while the ceremony honored the military service of himself and others, he stressed the importance of all forms of national and community service. “There are …
Friday, September 28, 2012
An 8th-grade student has received 250 signatures on a petition to return to full-period lunch times, claiming the split period promotes unhealthy eating and negatively impacts wellness.
The experimental lunch time period at Glen Rock Middle School has created quite a mess for students, according to an 8th-grader who pleaded with the school board to re-evaluate the trial system Monday night. The new, experimental lunch protocol splits the 45-minute period into two 22-minute sections – a study hall and a lunch time. Each grade is separated, with one half eating first and the other studying first. The system was implemented on a trial basis this year to limit the lunch room to no more than 100 students so as to better supervise students, who must stay inside due to ongoing construction, Interim Superintendent Ray Albano said. But eight-grade student Madisen Siegel – and at least 250 students who have signed a petition to …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Measures take effect for the first day of school, Sept. 5.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The following statement was issued by the Glen Rock Public Schools system. Over the next few months, a series of new security measures will be introduced at Glen Rock High School and Middle School with the goal of providing improved security for students and staff. Phase 1 will begin on the first day of classes –Wednesday, Sept. 5 – when new limitations will be put into place for gaining access to the building on school days. All students and visitors should become familiar with the following schedule: 7 a.m. – Students may enter the building via entrances at Hamilton Lobby, Harristown Road (Auditorium Lobby), the Music Wing, the middle school parking lot and the Sports Lobby. 7:50 a.m. – All exterior doors with the exception of the …