2019 Teaneck Chamber of Commerce Community Service Awards
The Teaneck Chamber of Commerce awarded Ms. Kasai Sanchez, currently a 9th grade student at Teaneck High School (formerly at Benjamin Franklin Middle School) the Mayor Lizette Phillips Parker Memorial Award. This award recognizes a Teaneck youth between the ages of 14 and 22 who has demonstrated significant community service in Teaneck as "Educator of the Year." Ms. Sanchez is an outspoken young woman who advocates for what she believes is right/fair. She was a writer for her school newspaper, serves on the Teaneck Youth Advisory Board and volunteers her time to tutor, mentor and to help various organizations. She was a member of the first graduating class for the Girls Exploring Engineering Program located at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Teaneck High School’s Robotics Team
This amazing team won second place in the state-wide 2019 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (over 50 NJ high schools participated including public, private, regional and county high schools). Our team members (William Milun, Saima Jamal and Itai Epstein) received a scholarship of $3,000.00 and electronics gifts from Panasonic Corporation.
The Bergen County Freeholders recognized Teaneck High School senior, Erin Emery, for her 2019 State Wrestling Championship...the first woman ever to win!
Her parents, coaches, and Teaneck Superintendent were all present for the recognition ceremony.
2019 Bergen County Girls Bowling Champions
Teaneck Students Graduate from Fairleigh Dickinson STEM Program
Last month, 14 students (from Teaneck High and Benjamin Franklin Middle School) graduated from one of three amazing STEM programs at the Fairleigh Dickinson University's School of Computer Sciences and Engineering.
The three programs are:
~ Girls Exploring Engineering (GEE) – the newest program option
~ Mathematics Enrichment Through Applications (META)
~ Technical Enrichment & Outreach Program (TEOP)
The 14 students were recognized for this outstanding accomplishment at the December 12 Board Meeting.
This program was made possible thanks to the advocacy of Ms. Rhona Vega of Parent Matterz. Although the FDU high school programs have been in existence for over 15 years, this is the first time that Teaneck Public Schools has participated. Professors from Fairleigh Dickinson University taught each of the 8-10 week Saturday sessions (held at FDU) and our students were treated to breakfast and lunch, and provided all lab materials. A new group of students will be eligible to participate in February 2019.
2018 PARCC Exceptional Achievers Slideshow from Recognition Ceremony. Click here to see Slideshow
Teaneck Football Jr. Varsity Cheer Squad participated in a Showcase and Exhibition at Paramus Catholic High School. These young ladies won first place within their division and first place overall!
Teaneck High School Sophomore, Short Stop, Aries Samek has verbally committed to play baseball at Notre Dame University.
Pictured Left to Right: Principal LoGiudice, Coach Lance Parham, Aries Samek, Coach Ed Klimek, and Athletic Supervisor David Murphy
2018 Community Service Awards Ceremony
During their 2018 Community Service Awards ceremony, the Teaneck Chamber of Commerce awarded Tyler McDowell, sophomore at Teaneck High School, the Mayor Lizette Phillips Parker Memorial Award. This award recognizes a Teaneck youth between the ages of 14 and 22 who has demonstrated significant community service in Teaneck. Tyler has been very active in community service including fundraising for Haiti, participating in the Medical Club, helping to raise funds to feed the homeless, and mentoring younger students. (photo - Tyler McDowell with his family)
Student Liaisons to the Board
For the 2018-2019 school years, four high school seniors will be attending and participating in our Board meetings as student liaisons. The four pictured left to right: Saima Jamal, Vernon Johnson, William MacIntosh and Stephanie Menendez
Two of our high school seniors, Kayla Style and Mika Rivera, were recognized by the Board of Education for being selected to serve as Junior Commissioners of the Bergen County Commission on the Status of Women. Teaneck was the only district to have two students selected to serve for the 2018-2019 school year.
Making A Difference Youth Awards
Teaneck High School students, Anthony Williams, Jr. and Moniah Dailey, were recently honored by Teaneck Comes Together, Inc. for their "Youth Achievement Award". Superintendent Irving, Principal LoGiudice and Assistant Principal Mack were present for the special recognition.
Two THS Seniors Commended in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program
Calen Picard-Carroll and Shaheer Syed have been named as Commended
Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately
34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for
their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in
the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship Awards, Commended
Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million
students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary
SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
"The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage the as they continue their pursuit of academic success."
Calen and Shaheer along with their guidance counselors, Ms. Lillian
Garcia and Ms. Chiara Levy, and Interim Principal Piero LoGiudice.
Members of the Teaneck High School Activism Club attended the "Your Vote is Your Voice: Students Demand Action" Summit on September 15th at the Puffin Foundation in Teaneck. Sessions focused on strategies for getting high school and college students registered to vote and inspiring them to cast their ballots. Pictured are 12th graders Sidra Razzaq, Moniah Dailey, and Leandra Mekuli along with NJ Senator Loretta Weinberg and THS Activism adviser Ms. Laqui.