Saturday, February 9, 2013
Verona High School Senior Amir Sigari says he is considering a career in engineering after attending the Bergen Community College STEM workshop.
Last month, more than 30 students from Verona High School attended a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workshop held at Bergen Community College. The purpose of the workshop was to offer Northern New Jersey high school students the opportunity to learn about different career paths. The day-long conference had students attend hands-on workshops which demonstrated how industries use science, technology, engineering and math to answer the needs and demands of daily living. Verona High School Senior Amir Sigari, 17, was among the Verona students who attended the workshop. His experience has made him seriously consider an engineering career, he said. “It seemed like a good opportunity to venture into new technology and the…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Congressman visits with Verona High School students for a question and answer session.
Verona may have some politicians in the making after history students spent a class period Wednesday, discussing politics with Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th District). Verona High School history and social sciences teacher Christopher Tamburro, who stresses being involved in government and decision making to all his students, organized the congressman’s visit. “Students should directly experience the government as much as possible so that they are inclined to participate as educated voters and citizens in the future,” he said. Last fall, Frelinghuysen won his 10th two-year term in the House of Representatives when he defeated former Roseland Mayor John Arvanites to serve constituents in the reconfigured district. The district cuts a …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Congressman to speak with students about current political issues and reveal his insights to inner workings of Congress.
Verona High School students will have the opportunity to gain insight into the inner workings of Congress Wednesday when Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen visits the school to speak with U.S. history students. Frelinghuysen will be visiting the school from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the invitation of history and social sciences teacher Chris Tamburro. “I invited Congressman Frelinghuysen after he was elected to represent this district in order to give the students the ability to ask questions directly to a representative,” Tamburro said. “Students should directly experience the government as much as possible so that they are inclined to participate as educated voters and citizens in the future,” he added. Frelinghuysen will speak to students about the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Verona fourth and fifth graders will compete in the annual event hosted by the Verona Juniors.
Expert fourth and fifth grade spellers will face off in Verona on Saturday for the annual Spelling Bee competition sponsored by the Junior Women's Club of Verona. Seventy-four students from Brookdale Avenue School, F.N. Brown School, Forest Avenue Elementary School, Laning Avenue School and Our Lady of the Lake School will be participating. The competition begins at 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Verona High School, 151 Fairview Ave. Judges will include Verona Deputy Mayor Bob Manley, Senior Librarian Bill Trafton, and Forest Ave. Principal Jeffrey Monacelli, who has participated as a Spelling Bee judge for the past five years. Good luck to all participating students!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A fundraising dinner for the Verona High School Class of 2013 will be held on Friday, January 18 at Verona High School.
Join the Verona High School Class of 2013 for a fish and chips dinner to raise money for Project Graduation. The dinner will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 18 at the Verona High School Cafeteria, 151 Fairview Ave. $15 at the door will get you fried fish or chicken with chips and homemade desserts for eat in or take out. Dinner will cost $13 for the Verona High School Class of '13. “Project Graduation is a national program offered by the VHS SCA to provide a fun and safe alcohol and drug free all-night post-graduation party for VHS seniors,” the Verona School Community Association said.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Book sales, toy drives, Reindeer Run just a few of the weekend events.
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Friday, November 30, 2012
This weekend marks the first full holiday season weekend, post-Thanksgiving, in North Jersey. Whether you plan on heading to the mall, shopping locally or shopping online, there are plenty of other ways to keep you busy this weekend. Here's just a few: Rummage Sale Today, Noon Bethany Lutheran Church 262 Joralemon St, Belleville FREE Featuring New and used clothing for men, women, teens, children and infants. Includes winter coats for the entire family as well as household appliances, arts & crafts, tools and accessories and many more. Friends of the Verona Public Library Annual Book Sale Tonight, 7 p.m. Verona Public Library 17 Gould St., Verona All proceeds benefit the Verona Library. Friday night is preview night for "Friends" members…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Verona Director of Bands Erik Lynch says competition was "incredible" and played to a packed house.
[UPDATED: Sunday, Oct. 7, 3:45 p.m.] Saturday night's Annual Festival of Bands in Verona, featuring 13 local marching bands at the lower Verona Football Field at Verona High School, was "an incredible performance featuring a packed house," according to Verona Director of Bands Erik Lynch Sunday. "We did everything we could possibly do," Lynch said. The competition, featuring music, marching and theatrics, was run by the Verona Music Parents Association in conjunction with U.S. Bands. “I have been here for 11 years,” Lynch said. “They have been doing this well before I got here, I would guess about 20 or 25 years.” Lynch said this was the band's "best possible performance" and the marching band has four more performances remaining for the …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
District may need to make adjustments to make football field ready for season.
The Verona School District may have to spend as much as $30,000 to repair a sinkhole on the high school football field, a report in the Verona-Cedar Grove Times said Tuesday. The first Verona home football game is scheduled for Sept. 22, but the newspaper says district officials are already making contingency plans to schedule five home football games and a multi-district marching band festival to the high school’s lower field. The Times report, citing district officials, said the field would require $25,000 worth of adjustments to make it suitable for football and the marching band competition. That figure includes the rental of bleachers, portable bathrooms, a press box and goal posts, in addition to the relocation of the school's …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
New district policy to be announced at board of education meeting tonight at high school.
Superintendent Steven Forte is expected to announce a new district-wide school chaperone policy when the Verona Board of Education meets tonight at 8 p.m. In June, H.B. Whitehorne Middle School principal Yvette McNeal emailed fifth-grade parents about a May incident where a group of fathers supposedly held a party in a cabin during a fifth-grade camping trip at Camp Bernie in which alcohol was served, a violation of both school and camp policy. Parents were outrages as more details were revealed alleging the fathers were drinking and lighting fires in other cabins during a five-hour party while the 10 boys they were supposed to be watching slept in another cabin. “These fathers should be banned from future class trips,” Palma Quagliata, a…
Friday, August 31, 2012
A 15-foot depression uncovered during football practice forces team to change practice, possibly move home games, marching band event.
A sinkhole has closed the Verona High School football field and may postpone the first home game scheduled for Sept. 22, district officials said Officials are unsure if the field will be usable for any events this year. In the meantime, the football team has been practicing on the lower field, according to board member Glenn Elliott. Games would be possible (to be played on the lower field) if necessary, Elliott said in an email to Patch Thursday, “but we’re also looking at Centennial Field, if we can find times that wouldn’t be too disruptive to the other town sports that are already scheduled there.” “To the far side of the field on the visitors side we have always had issues with sinkholes and drainage,” Verona Board of Education John …