•  Benjamin Franklin Middle School continues their lunch dates series which will now be called "Appetite for Success."  During Appetite for Success , members of the Teaneck community will meet and have lunch with a small select group of students in the presence of a BFMS faculty member. The goal is for BFMS students to engage in important dialogue with community role models that have unique stories, experiences, and advice to share. Further, the BFMS Appetite for Success is designed for students to begin creating goals and to envision their own personal plan to achieve lifelong success.


    2016-2017 Lunch Date Roll Call
     Presenter: Mr. Tommy Gannt
     Profession: NBC Universal  Broadcasting/IT
     Date: June  7, 2017
    2015-2016 Lunch Date Roll Call
     Lee Rouson
    Topic: Character Building
     Presenter: Mr. Lee Rouson
     Profession: Former New York Giant
     Date: March 31, 2016
    Topic: Career Paths for the Young Professional
    Presenter: Mrs. Karla Foy
    Profession: Attorney
    Date: February 2, 2016

    The inaugural Lunch Date below took place with a group of 6th Grade BFMS scholars on 12/16/10
    with Sir Allen Conner, THS alumni and current NBA Referee.
     2012-2013 Lunch Date Roll Call
       Topic: Anti Bullying / Respect
       Presenter: Mr. Phillip Herman
       Profession: Sales and Marketing 
       Date: October 17, 2012
       THS Class of 2003
       B.A. The George Washington University 



       Topic: Anti Bullying / Respect
       Presenter: Mr. Reynoir Lewis
       Profession: Creative Director 
       Date: October 17, 2012
       THS Class of 2004
       B.A. City College of New York 



    kellyB    Topic: Respect / Self Esteem
       Presenter: Ms. Kelly Bensel
       Profession: Business Analyst
       Date: October 18, 2012
       THS Class of 2008
       B.A. Douglass College, Rutgers University

      Topic: Conflict Resolution / Wellness & Nutrition
       Presenter: Mr. Daniel Arias
       Date: October 19, 2012
       United States Marine Corp 2006-2010
       A.S. Bergen Community College 
       B.A. / M.A. Criminal Justice / Homeland Security FDU 2014 
       Crossfit Coach and Competitor 

       Topic: Role of the Student Athlete
       Presenter: Mr. Randy Martinez
       Profession: District Manager for Aldi Foods 
       Date: October 23, 2012
       THS Class of 2007
       B.A. University of Cincinnati 
       M.B.A University of Cincinnati  
       2011 All Big East Football Player (Offensive Lineman)
       3 Time Big East Football Champion 

     Kat.Chas    Topic: Friendship / Career Paths for the Young Professional
        Presenter: Ms. Katrina Martinez 
        Profession: United Nations Intern 
        THS Class of 2008
        BA Temple University
       Presenter: Ms. Chasity Baez
       Profession: Fashion Industry
       THS Class of 2008
       BA Fashion Institute of Technology
       Date: October 26, 2012




    Lunch Date: March 5, 2013

    ·Topic: Leadership

    Presenter: John Graham

    ·         St. John’s University, B.A. Liberal Arts