Monday, May 22, 2017

Congrats Christina Velez!

The annual New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Scholar Athlete luncheon was held on Sunday, May 22nd, in Edison, New Jersey.  In attendance for this prestigious event were 359 senior athletes. Congratulations to Christina Velez who won the NJSIAA Student-Athlete Award for Palisades Park.  In addition, she received a $500 scholarship from the New Jersey State Coaches Association.  She plans to attend FDU-Madison this fall where she will major in education and psychology.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

PPHS Shines at the Bergen County Teen Arts Festival - May 19, 2017

The Bergen County Teen Arts Festival at Bergen Community College had 56 schools in attendance, over 4000 students, 34 workshops and 200+ performances. We are proud to have sent about 100 PPHS students to participate. Some students were even in a couple different events. 

Courtesy of Mrs. Sterni:
I was just so so impressed with our students. I just wish you could have seen the pride in these kids eyes. For themselves and each other. They honestly could have done just their event and then left for the rest of the afternoon. But no one, and I mean not one of our students did that. They would run from one building to the next to make it in time to see the next group's event and cheer them on. I'm also not exaggerating when I say on more then one occasion I heard other schools taking about our students and how amazing they were. For example I was in the art gallery and I heard another school's group talking about how amazing the "bend and snap" was, talking about our Dramatic Arts Society. The band was absolutely amazing. They literally had kids dancing in their chairs. It took us 10 minutes to get a good picture of the art work because other schools were lined up to take pictures of the work. The dance team was so good they had people standing and cheering. I could go on and on but I am going to stop here and just say thank you. Thank you once again for allowing us to give these kids a day I am sure will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Enjoy the videos & pics below....






Thursday, May 11, 2017

National Junior Honor Society Induction - May 11

Teimy Cha, a senior student and the president of the National Honor Society, had the honor of inducting 14 students into the National Junior Honor Society on May 11.  The students are Hyewon Chung, Kailey Chung, Rachel Han, Iris Jin, Andrew Young Kim, Ariel Kim, Dasomie Kim, Tiffany Kim, Timothy Lee, Justin J. Park, Kwan Hu Park,  A Ra Oh, YuRa Oh and Vivek Rajani.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Palisades Park Jr./ Sr. High School Dramatic Arts Society Presents Legally Blonde

Palisades Park Jr./ Sr. High School Dramatic Arts Society Presents Legally Blonde

The Palisades Park Dramatic Arts Society recently finished their performances of Legally Blonde, the musical at PPHS.  The show was a enjoyed by all who attended and helped to showcase some of the talent that we have here in the Palisades Park School District.  Outstanding performances were given by all involved!

Friday, May 5, 2017

College Apparel Week at PPHS

Students and teachers at PPHS are sporting their favorite college gear to celebrate the admission of our seniors into the college of their choosing. So far we've had seniors accepted to Johns Hopkins, Carnegie Mellon, Syracuse, Northwestern, and Temple.

Thanks to all who participated and thanks to the Class of 2018 for organizing this great tradition!

Women's Studies Invites Guest Speaker

Anna Di Lellio visits PPHS. Thank you to Miss Bruno for organizing this great experience for our students!

Friday, May 5th, the Women's Studies class hosted a guest speaker, Anna Di Lellio, who is a professor at the New School and NYU. Anna will be showing her documentary, The Making of Thinking of You, to the class as well as speaking about her experiences in the field. 
Info on Anna Di Lellio:
Anna Di Lellio teaches in Graduate Program in International Relations at NYU. She is a sociologist and policy analyst with a broad range of interests from American politics and culture to nationalism, security and state building in the Balkans. Her research and publications focus on Kosovo, where she worked for years, as spokesperson for the UN World Food Program during the 1999 NATO intervention; Media Commissioner under the aegis of the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE); research analyst and advisor on the Kosovo Liberation Army program of reintegration for the International Organization for Migration and the UN Mission in Kosovo; and political adviser to the Prime Minister. She is also the co-founder of the Kosovo Oral History Initiative in cooperation with the Kosova Women’s Network and she coordinates the project.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

First TILE Talk Comes to PPHS

Palisades Park High School was honored to have Solomon Choi, founder and CEO of 16 Handles, share his experience as a young entrepreneur to our students today. 10th graders, Edward Kim and Michael Brestin, have started a TILE talk chapter at PPHS and Mr. Choi was our first speaker.

Modeled after TED Talks, "TILE" stands for Talks on Innovation, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship. Currently, TILE is the world's largest entirely student-run speaker series. The goal of this organization is to inspire the use of innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship as a force for good, and TILE chapters are encouraged to present speakers who reflect the pinnacle of ethical and thoughtful behavior.