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St. Peter’s Prep to Open Doors To Prospective Pupils, Parents
JERSEY CITY – St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City will hold its 2000 Fall Open House on Sunday, September 24, from 1 to 3: 30 p. m. at the school’s campus. Prospective students and their parents are welcome to attend.
Members of the St. Peter’s Prep faculty and staff, as well as coaches, students and teachers, will distribute information and answer questions about the school. Tours of the campus and school facilities will also be provided.
Applications for the Class of 2005 will also be available at the Open House. Last year, over 400 families attended the event.
Founded in 1872, St. Peter’s Prep is an independent, college preparatory school for boys located in downtown Jersey City and remains New Jersey’s only Jesuit high school. The student body presently numbers 800 young men from over 85 communities in New Jersey and New York.
The school strives to continue the tradition of academic, social and spiritual development that has been the hallmark of Jesuit education for four centuries.
St. Peter’s Prep offers a full college preparatory curriculum, as well as 15 varsity sports and 25 nonathletic cocurricular activities. Over 99 percent of the Class of 2000 are enrolled in colleges across the country, including Brown University, Boston College, College of the Holy Cross, Fordham University, Georgetown University, John Hopkins University, Princeton University, Swarthmore College, United
States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy and University of Pennsylvania.
For more information or directions, please call (201) 5476420.
Mountainside Board of Ed Announces Slate of Meetings Concepts & Thought
MOUNTAINSIDE -The Mountainside Board of Education has revealed the dates of work sessions, executive session meetings and regularly scheduled board meetings.
On Monday, September 25, at 8 p. m., instead of Tuesday, September 26, in the Deerfield School cafeteria, the Mountainside Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting. The board may or may not take action at this time.
On Tuesday, September 12, at 7 p. m. in the same cafeteria, the board will hold an executive session meeting, not open to the public to discuss
personnel issues. The public hearing and regularly scheduled board meeting will start at 7: 30 p. m. with presentations by the Ad Hoc Committee regarding facilities. The board may or may not take action at that time.
On Wednesday, September 13, at 7 p. m. in the cafeteria, the board will hold a work session to discuss facilities. The board may or may not take action at that time.
On Tuesday, September 19, at 7 p. m. and Thursday, September 21, at 8 p. m. in the cafeteria, the board will hold work sessions to discuss facilities. The board may or may not take action at that time.
Ross MacIntyre Earns Dean’s Award Standing
At Colgate University
SCOTCH PLAINS – Colgate University in Hamilton, N. Y., has revealed that Ross MacIntyre, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Evan MacIntyre, is the recipient of the Dean’s Award for academic excellence during the spring semester.
A member of the Class of 2001, Ross is a 1997 graduate of Scotch PlainsFanwood High School. At Colgate, Ross is concentrating in chemistry.
NinetyTwo Percent of WHS Graduates Continue Education
WESTFIELD — More than 92 percent of the Westfield High School (WHS) Class of 2000 are embarking on the road to higher education this fall.
According to a statistical report released by Dr. Cas Jakubik, Director of Guidance, approximately 85 percent are entering fouryear colleges and universities, while 7 percent are attending two year colleges, vocational, business and other post high school institutions.
Two graduates (less than 1 percent of the Class of 2000) are entering the Armed Forces; 2 percent have accepted employment; and 5 percent had future plans that were undecided at the time of graduation.
Some of the more popular outofstate colleges and universities selected by this year’s graduates include: Northeastern University (attended by 8 graduates); George Washington University (7); New York University (7); Loyola College (5);
Villanova University (5); University of Delaware (5); and Gettysburg College (5).
A total of 79 WHS graduates are continuing their education in New Jersey, with 57 attending fouryear colleges and universities, 20 entering twoyear colleges, and 2 accepted to specialized or vocational/ technical schools.
The most widely attended New Jersey school is Rutgers, with 11 WHS graduates attending various colleges within the university. Kean University is next in enrollment, with 9 students from WHS. Monmouth University and Seton Hall University each have 7 enrolled from WHS.
Looking at twoyear institutions, Union County College welcomed 19 WHS graduates this fall.
A total of 313 students (or 97.5 percent) received WHS diplomas this year, including 8 students who attended Special Education schools.
SPF School District Ends 125Resident Survey; Finds 50 Percent in Dark About Vital BOE Actions
By SUSAN M. DYCKMAN
Specially Written for The Times
The survey is in. Via a sample of 125 residents, questioned by IE Communication, the Scotch PlainsFanwood community spoke to the Board of Education on the facilities issues facing the district.
During the board’s September 7 meeting, Tony Fulginetti of IE Communication said the results accurately reflect the community’s awareness of the facilities issues and reveal those values which are important to local residents.
He said, “125 (responses) reveal an amazing amount of information about a district, enough for the board to make a decision.”
The random survey was conducted by telephone between August 29 and September 2. Seventyfive percent of the respondents were from Scotch Plains (38 percent from the north side; 37 percent from the south side), and 25 percent were from Fanwood.
Respondents were categorized as public school parents, private school parents or nonparents (of schoolage children), relatively young, middleaged or senior citizen.
Results showed the board clearly has work to do in communicating with the public.
Fortysix percent of the respondents did not know enough to say the elementary schools are overcrowded; 61 percent were not familiar with the schoolwithinaschool concept proposed for the fifth and sixth grades as part of the grade reconfiguration plan; 61 percent were unaware a bond referendum is in the works for December; and 57 percent were unaware of the construction funding legislation in place to cover a portion of the district’s approved expenditures.
As the board prepares to move the fifth grades into the middle schools in September 2002, and to repair, refurbish and upgrade aging
facilities, it will use the survey information to help construct a bond referendum designed to fund renovation and construction projects.
The board will dig deeper into the referendum discussion during its Thursday, September 14, meeting at 7 p. m. in the boardroom. The public is welcome to attend. A decision on the content of the referendum is expected from the board at the September 21 meeting.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol B. Choye reported schools opened smoothly on September 6,
with enrollment up 150 students over September 1999 in grades Kindergarten through twelve.
The only “sour note” on day one, as Business Administrator Anthony DelSordi pointed out, was bussing. The primary problem was a lack of drivers for 10 bus routes, which left children stranded and parents scrambling to get them to school.
Mr. DelSordi predicted the problem would be rectified by Monday, September 11. “I apologize for the problems parents have been facing over the past couple days.”
Adult Education Program Offers Christian Growth
WESTFIELD – The next term of adult education on Sunday mornings at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield will now offer new opportunities for Christian growth. The programs will run from September 24 to October 29, 9: 15 to 10: 15 a. m.
“Working the Word” is a howto course in the application of the Bible to contemporary life. It will be taught by Glenda Hodges, a candidate for ministry in the Philadelphia Presbytery. The class will convene in the Lounge Annex.
“Bible Skills” will show how to be more at ease with the Bible. The
class will be taught by senior pastor Dr. William Ross Forbes in the church library.
The Triangle Class will study the Old Testament. The Reverend Victoria Ney, associate pastor for Parish Nurture, will lead a discussion on the Ten Commandments. The class will meet in the Christian Lounge.
The Questers Bible Study Class, led by its members, will continue the study of the Book of Acts which began last spring. This group will meet in the Lower Room of the Parish House.
Brunner Elementary Pupils Collect Cents
For Special Project
SCOTCH PLAINS – Three first grade classes at Brunner Elementary School in Scotch Plains collected 2000 pennies each as part of their new millennium project.
The students earned their pennies by doing chores at home. Each day in the classroom, the donations were graphed to see how close the students were to their goal.
The classes used the money to purchase four books for the Brunner School Library. These new volumes were presented to the school at an assembly program at the conclusion of the academic year.
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