Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Korean New Year

The Korean class had a Korean New Year celebration this Monday and Tuesday in the student cafeteria. We invited a special guest to perform cultural events for our Korean classes. We also ate Korean food and played various traditional Korean games after school.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Reflections Literary Magazine - 1/18/2018

Mrs. Cavallone and the Reflections members have really outdone themselves with this issue. Please enjoy!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Korean Class Field Trip - 12/19/17

We had a wonderful trip today!  We went to the NY Korea Society and participated in various cultural activities and workshops. We also visited special photo exhibitions. Then, we visited and enjoyed Korean food from a Korean restaurant. We made Kimchi and dumplings by ourselves at the restaurant.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ethical Choices Presentation

On December 12, 2017, Mrs. Planker’s Foods 2 and Regional American Foods classes welcomed a guest speaker from the Ethical Choices Program, a nonprofit organization which provides free presentations to high schools, colleges and community groups.  The goal of the Ethical Choices Program is to empower students to make thoughtful and responsible food choices.  Mrs. Planker’s classes heard a presentation entitled “The Environment and Modern Agriculture.”  

Mrs. Planker surveyed her students before the presentation, and found that some of their major concerns for the environment included global warming/climate change and world hunger.  During the presentation, students explored how raising farmed animals and related crops affects the ecosystem and our health.  Topics discussed included deforestation, hormone/antibiotic use in food, treatment of farmed animals, and the impact of our actions upon the environment.  The students were left with a message of empowerment, and the knowledge that their individual choices can make a difference in their health, the health of others, and the environment.  

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Korean Class Tea Ceremony - Dec 12-13

On December 12th and 13th, 7th-12th Korean classes had a Korean Tea Ceremony class in the student cafeteria. We invited a special guest for Korean traditional tea ceremony lecture. We learned about the Korean tea history and some of basic tea manner. And we made traditional Korean dessert "Dasik" also. We had a great cultural class!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Chorus/Band Trip to Paper Mill Playhouse

On Tuesday, December 12th, the PPHS chorus and band members went to see "Annie" at the Paper Mill Playhouse. 

This trip was attended by many students who were seeing a live musical for the first time. The performance was
incredible and the students and teachers were mesmerized by the talent of the performers and musicians in the

Thank you to Mr. Westcott for organizing this great experience.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Creative Writing Shares at ECC

Mrs. Cavallone's Creative Writing class shared their children's books with the Kindergarten at ECC. Students from PPHS read to the Kindergarteners in the ECC Multipurpose room on the afternoon of December 5th. Thank you to Mrs. Cavallone and Mrs. Vivanco for putting this great experience together!