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Veteran’s Day Appreciation Assembly

Veteran’s Day Appreciation Assembly We have so much to be thankful for especially at this time of the year. On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Veterans were welcomed at Stanhope’s Valley Road School. The morning began with bagels, fruit, and coffee for breakfast, compliments of the teachers and para- professionals of the Stanhope Education Association. All Veterans were announced and honored during a celebration assembly, including our own Mr. Tim Nicinski and a special surprise guest, Mr. Bob McCann. Many Valley Road students participated in making this a special occasion for the Veterans by presenting specially written essays as well as
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Tulsa Trail Presents Thank You, Sarah

Tulsa Trail Presents Thank You, Sarah On Tuesday, November 25, Mrs. Mancuso’s 2nd grade class, with the help of Mrs. Carney (Reading Specialist) performed the play Thank You, Sarah for family, friends, and peers.  The play was adapted and based on the book, Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving, a true story about Sarah Hale who fought to make Thanksgiving a national holiday.   After culminating our weekly story on Abraham Lincoln, and learning how working together can change history, the students learned about the trials and tribulations of Sarah Hale and her quest to have everybody celebrate Thanksgiving
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LOCAL STUDENT ANTON PEZZANO RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR

LOCAL STUDENT ANTON PEZZANO RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR Hopatcong High School student recognized for superior academic achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today announced Hopatcong High School student Anton Pezzano from Hopatcong,NJ, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard
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Hudson Maxim Students Auto-B Good!

Hudson Maxim Students Auto-B Good! The students at Hudson Maxim School in Hopatcong are incorporating literacy skills into the character education program by reading the Auto-B-Good series in class.  The series is based on the Six Pillars of Character from the Character Counts program.  The books were purchased with funding from a grant, Life Lessons with Literature, awarded to Lisa Schuffenhauer, and sponsored by the Hopatcong Education Association.  Book Bags were also purchased to send the series home to share with families and members of the community. A journal is included in each Book Bag, giving each family the opportunity
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Netcong School Student Issued U.S. Patent

Netcong School Student Issued U.S. Patent It is not every day that an eight year old has an idea that turns into a United States Patent. Stefano Patamia is the exception! He is currently a Netcong Elementary School 7th grade student, and created a convenient way to erase a dry-erase board as to maximize the top of the board and sides. One or more erasers are mounted to a shaft that travels along the surface of a dry- erase writing board.  A motorized transport mechanism may be used to propel the shaft along the writing board. Other options include a
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AMERICAN LEGION POST #278 LADIES AUXILIARY NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

AMERICAN LEGION POST #278 LADIES AUXILIARY NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Stanhope American Legion Post #278, 119 Rte. 183, Stanhope, NJ Contact: 973/347-5558 Stanhope American Legion Post #278 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party on December 31, 2014, from 9:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.  The location is the Legion Post, 119 Rte. 183, Stanhope, NJ. Donation is $80.00 per couple and includes a Hot & Cold Buffet, Open Bar, DJ Music, and Door Prizes. Tickets are available at the Legion Post or by calling 973/347-5558.  Only a limited number of tickets are available so
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Lakeland Little League Baseball & Softball Registration

Lakeland Little League Baseball & Softball Registration The winter is upon us but it’s never too early to think about the warmth of spring and the start of a new baseball/softball season! Lakeland Little League will be holding spring registration from January 16th through January 18th at the American Legion Hall on Rt. 183 in Stanhope (upstairs) for boys and girls ages 4 to 16. Registration times are as follows: •    Friday, January 16th from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. •    Saturday, January 17th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. •    Sunday, January 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
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Google Education Platform @ Netcong School

Google Education Platform @ Netcong School Since 2013-14, the Netcong Elementary School has been using Google Chromebooks to deliver and support classroom instruction. Technology is now, more than ever, a part of our daily lives both inside and outside of the classroom. Current trends in education require instructional methods to be revamped and delivered in an entirely new way as to provide instant student feedback, electronic homework submission, and continuous access to information. This is all for the purpose of using technology to improve learning. Mr. Darrell Sandrue, Teacher of English in grades 6 – 8, is Netcong School’s “Google
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Eagle Ranks Continue to Grow in Hopatcong

Eagle Ranks Continue to Grow in Hopatcong Boy Scout Troop 88 of Hopatcong celebrated the achievement of two of its scouts to the rank of Eagle Scout. According to the National Eagle Scout Association not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts do so. Troop 88 is proud to recognize Robert Scanlon Jr. and Chase Wolff, its two newest Eagle Scouts. Joining Robert and Chase are two former Eagle Scouts from the Troop, David McCarrick and Michael Sickles.
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Netcong Elementary Students See Shows on Anti-Bullying

Netcong Elementary Students See Shows on Anti-Bullying On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, students and teachers at Netcong Elementary School were in for a treat when actors from the Bright Star Theatre Group presented two shows on anti-bullying: The Pirate of Bully Bay  for students in K4-4 and #Respect for students in grades 5-8. The shows were presented to support Netcongís new Character Education program and to provide students with the tools they need to handle themselves appropriately when they are in a situation where they may be bullied. The Pirate of Bully Bay focuses on Captain Catherine and the bully,
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