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District’s unused snow days may be put on ice

District’s unused snow days may be put on ice

by Andrew Kastelman and Rob Zamparelli

February 13, 2020

The Board of Education does not at this time anticipate closing schools for any unused emergency days this year, according to Superintendent Brett Charleston who wrote to The Glen Echo on Wednesday in an email. The district calendar this year allowed for two emergency closing days, but the distric...

District proposes new administrative structure, plans vote for next meeting

District proposes new administrative structure, plans vote for next meeting

by Andrew Kastelman and Rob Zamparelli

February 12, 2020

Glen Rock School District Superintendent Dr. Brett Charleston and the Board of Education proposed a major restructuring of the district administration last night, which would unify the middle and high schools under a single principal and introduce three K-12 district supervisors.  According to the proposal made Tuesday night...

Football team to change division next season

by Andrew Kastelman and Rob Zamparelli

January 14, 2020

The High School Football Team will change divisions next season, leaving the Colonial Division for the Liberty Division. Glen Rock will now play Harrison, Pompton Lakes, Hawthorne, Saddle Brook and New Milford. Glen Rock switched divisions with Lyndhurst. Next year the NJIC will add a Union Division...

Q&A with high school nurse

Q&A with high school nurse

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board

January 14, 2020

Q&A with high school nurse, Ms. Robin Leone. Hornish: What's your name?  Leone: Robin Leone Hornish: And what's your job at GRHS?  Leone: I'm the high school nurse.  Hornish: And so what does a high school nurse do?  Leone: Take care of all the students, faculty, staff memb...

Students perform at winter concert

Students perform at winter concert

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Over 150 students participated in the winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 11.  Students in the band, orchestra, and choirs showcased their talents to a large audience of parents, teachers, students, and administrators. The concert opened with the Chamber Orchestra directed by music teacher John Diome...

Students celebrate at joint club holiday party

Students celebrate at joint club holiday party

by Madelyn Willoughby, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

The high school Theatre Company, LEAP, and the Alliance hosted their annual holiday party in room C-131 after school from 6:30 to 9 on Thursday. This party is held each year for current members of the clubs as well as alumni that would like to visit their friends still in the club. Additionally, a g...

Class of 2021 will continue Senior Privileges despite rumors

by Rob Zamparelli, Social Media Manager (Twitter)

December 18, 2019

The Class of 2021 will retain senior privileges next school year, debunking rumors about the seniors not being able to leave for lunch next year, according to Principal John Arlotta. “I have not heard that and we have no plans on changing the privilege,” Arlotta wrote. Rumors had cited low...

Morieko wins mayoral election

by Andrew Kastelman, Business Development and Marketing Manager

December 17, 2019

Democrat Kristine Morieko won the 2019 mayoral election, defeating Republican candidate Sanjiv Ohri by approximately 150 votes. Incumbent Bruce Packer did not seek reelection.  Over 3,700 residents rushed to their designated polling place to vote on Nov. 5. While this number was slightly higher than the ...

Forty-seven strong

Forty-seven strong

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

The Möbius Art and Literary Magazine hosted its forty-seventh annual Coffeehouse on Dec 5. Students from all grades performed original songs, original poetry, and covers of songs.     The event was completely student run. The staff of the Möbius magazine set up the cafeteria for the ev...

Board of Education plans to initiate districtwide Chinese exchange program

Board of Education plans to initiate districtwide Chinese exchange program

by Jenny DeStefano, Isis Kirkland, and Chloe Siohan

November 19, 2019

An educational exchange program with some schools in China has been launched by the Board of Education. Revisiting overseas relationships from his time as Superintendent of Pequannock School District, Superintendent Brett Charleston traveled to China to sign formal partnerships establishing Glen Rock a...

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