Saturday, October 14, 2017

Middle Schoolers Pick some Pumpkins

On Friday, October 13th the 7th & 8th graders attended a Pumpkin Picking trip to Demarest Farms in Hillsdale. A bus picked them up after school and they had a great time pumpkin picking. Afterwards, they went on a hayride, went to the petting zoo and watched a movie! Thanks to Mr. Garcia and Miss Graf for setting this up....

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bergen County Sheriff Visit Driver Ed Class

Officer Oh from the Bergen County Sheriff visited Mrs. Kilmurray's 10th grade Driver Ed class yesterday (10/12) to speak about the dangers of driving while intoxicated and to demonstrate the effects with Fatal Vision goggles. We thank the Sheriff's Office for offering this learning opportunity to our students!

Officer Oh

Officer Oh showing us pictures of fatal DWI car accidents around our county while Jasmin Catalan gets used to wearing the distortion goggles.

Wearing the Fatal Vision goggles at .17 BAC and trying to catch a ball.  He missed. 

Wearing the fatal vision goggles and if you look closely you can see his eyes are looking to the left (his left) because of the goggles.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Tiger Respect Week is Here!

The PPHS School Safety Team put together a week's worth of activities to set a tone of Respect and Kindness throughout the year. Inspired by Miss Planker's middle schoolers in Life Skills, students are urged to perform random, anonymous acts of kindness throughout the week and keep these good habits throughout the school year and beyond! #tigerrespectweek

Saturday, September 30, 2017

PPHS Club Fair

Miss Monroe put together the annual Club Fair that helps to expose students to the extracurricular activities we have to offer at PPHS. Friday at 2:15, Middle Schoolers were called to the cafeteria and the high schoolers joined them at dismissal. They were urged to sign up for clubs that match their interest. Thanks to all the advisors, senior members, and Miss Monroe for making this the best Club Fair yet!
Thanks to Mrs. Ko & Mrs. Wajda for the pictures

Friday, September 29, 2017

PPHS & ECC Switch Vice Principals

Mr. Bott and Mrs. Vivanco switched roles for the day to get a better perspective of the challenges facing the District. Mr. Bott participated in the afternoon sing-a-long and Mrs. Vivanco helped run the annual Club Fair and prepared the Juniors for the upcoming PSAT administration. They'll be back at their regular positions on Monday, but with a better appreciation for what makes our schools so great!

Friday, September 22, 2017

NJDOE Commissioner of Education Visits PPHS

New Jersey Commissioner of Education, Kimberly Harrington, visited Palisades Park after Dr. Cirillo invited her to see all the great things our community and schools have to offer. She walked the halls of PPHS for about an hour and popped into some classes to discuss current issues in education with students and teachers. As we walked and talked she was blown away by the student artwork displayed throughout the academic wing. She loved interacting with students and was really surprised by how well-behaved the students were in the classes she visited. We'd like to thank her for coming and we'd like to thank the students and teachers for continuing to make us proud day in and day out!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Welcome Back!

The school year has started with some great changes around PPHS. If you did not receive the summer mailing, here's a rundown....

To more effectively communicate in the 21st century, we have developed our own App. It will be available for download for all Apple and Android Smart Devices. Be sure to check it out for daily announcements and other great resources. You can download in your app store on Android by searching 'PPHS' and on your iPhone/iPad by searching "palisades park"

Daily Bell Schedule
We have been able make our daily bell schedule more efficient and keep a third lunch period strictly for our Middle School students (Lunch B). 

Google Apps for Education
The Palisades Park Public Schools utilize Google Apps for Education (GAFE). In order to provide our students with maximum access to all the Apps, we have provided your son/daughter with a school-based email account. Because this email address is meant strictly for educational purposes, is important for all students to adhere to our “Digital Citizenship” policies as outlined in the Student Handbook.

Changes in Disciplinary Policy & Dress Code
A committee of teachers, students, and administrators has updated our disciplinary and dress code policies in the interest of equity, accountability, and overall school culture. Please review the policies as outlined in the Student Handbook.

Lockers & Locks

The school will no longer supply locks for students’ lockers. Students are responsible for their own locks and combinations. Combination locks can be purchased through the Main Office for any that are lost or stolen.