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AR-1 ordinance concerns residents

AR-1 ordinance concerns residents

by Jenny DeStefano, Staff Writer
October 18, 2016 • 230 views
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An area of Prospect Street was set to be rezoned to offer age restricted housing, much to some local residents’ dismay, for profit. Multiple homeowners in the area were shocked to hear of the potential construction for age restricted housing. The new community would be for those of 55 years and older. A...

Substitute becomes full time history teacher

Substitute becomes full time history teacher

by Janice Lee, Staff Writer
October 18, 2016 • 298 views
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After graduating from Glen Rock High School and working as both a substitute and student teacher, Mr. David Goldsholl became a US history teacher at his former high school. Goldsholl graduated in 2009 and received his teaching degree from Ramapo College. Goldsholl planned to become a journalist a...

Follow in case of emergency

Follow in case of emergency

by Isis Kirkland, Staff Writer
October 17, 2016 • 129 views
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Sheltered by a plastic cover, it sits in the middle of the hallway, in all of its glory. Flashing bright red, the mechanism says pull down in case of an emergency. Loud sirens screech and white lights flash. The students stand up, get into a line, and proceed to walk outside. A brief period of time passes a...

Back to school for parents

Back to school for parents

by Jordan Carr, Staff Writer
October 17, 2016 • 138 views
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Parents attended the annual back-to-school night, navigating through the hallways to get to their children's classes on time. This years’ back to school night was held on September 29. On back-to-school night parents get the chance to meet their children's teachers and hear what they have plann...

The ‘super’ behind ‘Super Sessions’

The ‘super’ behind ‘Super Sessions’

by Caitlin Rundle, Contributing Member
October 16, 2016 • 199 views
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When Dr. Paula Valenti began working for the Glen Rock School District four years ago she wanted to address parents’ concerns about the lack of communication between schools and the community.  Valenti, the current superintendent of schools, and Andrea Tahinos, the Director of Communications, coined...

Sticking it to the breadstick

Sticking it to the breadstick

by Chloe Siohan, Staff Writer
October 15, 2016 • 128 views
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A gluten allergy is something that impacts many people everyday, especially in Glen Rock. If we can work together by educating ourselves and others, parents will be less worried about their children.

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Organic tilapia project begins second year

Organic tilapia project begins second year

by Ben Solomon, Staff Writer
October 13, 2016 • 128 views
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Environmental teacher Mrs. Heather McDermott continues to raise  tilapia fish in a more organic environment in effort to raise healthier fish  The project is in its second year and along with comparing on tilapia raised in an organic environment and tilapia raised on a fish farm, the fish will ...

Hidden masterpieces rediscovered

Hidden masterpieces rediscovered

by Caroline Geoghegan, Staff Writer
October 12, 2016 • 98 views
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The media center became home to forty pieces of American art in Jan. 2008, all works generously provided through the We the People program. The program was launched by the National Endowment of the Humanities working alongside the American Library Association. These pieces were captured through twe...

English Department gains addition

by Nicole Settlow, Staff Writer
September 30, 2016 • 31 views
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Ms. Ashley Yancy is a new freshmen and sophomore English teacher. However, even though she loves teaching, she didn’t always plan to be one. Yancy graduated Lehigh University with a double major in English and political science but teaching is not what she went to college to study. She orig...

Former pro hockey player joins teaching staff

Former pro hockey player joins teaching staff

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Copy Editor
September 26, 2016 • 492 views
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Last year, Zane Kalemba was a goaltender for The Manchester Storm, an Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) team—this year Kalemba is working as a teacher’s assistant. Kalemba started playing hockey at a young age, following the footsteps of his older brother who also played hockey. After playing h...

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