Students are reading to succeed
Anna L. Klein School had their 4th, 5th and 6th graders participate in a program called Read to Succeed. This program encourages students to read and is sponsored by Discovery Education and Six Flags. Every student completed six hours of recreational reading, received a certificate and a free admission ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure.
Wrestling for dinner
North Bergen Recreation will host a wrestling awards dinner at the Nutrition Center, located at 1441 51st street. The event will take place on Friday, May 18 at p.m.
Students draw ways to keep their families safe against fire
North Bergen High School’s art teacher Ray Rodriguez has supervised the schools participation in a Fire Prevention Poster Contest. This is a state contest that is sponsored by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety. The state chooses a theme every year for the students to draw about. This year’s theme is Protect Your Family Against Fire. The students drew posters depicting ways to keep your family safe against fire. There were 10 local winners picked out of all the posters drawn. The winners will receive a trophy, a gift certificate from AC Moore in Secaucus, a smoke detector and a DVD video called “Fire Is” by Dr. Frank Field detailing fire safety lessons. On Wednesday, May 23 at 11 a.m. the students will be awarded their trophies. The high school’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners are: Anais Mendez, Mailee Ortiz, and Angie Pichardo.
Tom Irving, fire inspector and official for the town said, “We are trying to spread the word about fire safety and the students drawing these posters really makes them think about it in their own lives. We are going to expand the contest to all 6th graders and the high school next year. The art teacher Ray Rodriguez did an excellent job overseeing the students work and participating in this contest. This is a good interactive event between the fire department and the school system for the purpose of teaching fire safety.”