Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The one-mile race for all ages is scheduled for April 27 at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, April 3
Cranford’s Hillside Avenue School Parent-Teacher Association is hosting its sixth Annual HAS Spring Scramble, a one-mile race for all ages to promote fun and fitness, on April 27 at 9 a.m. The PTA will organize activities for the children before and after the race, including a pre-race stretch, awards ceremony, finishers’ medals and a prize drawing. All pre-registered participants will receive a Spring Scramble t-shirt. For race-day registrants, T-shirts will be available on a first-come basis. The race fee is $10 for pre-registered runners (before April 10) and $12 on the day of the race. Race fees are capped at $40 per family. For a race application or questions, email Tom Ruby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Race-day registration begins at 8 a.m…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
A Saturday email letter from middle school principal Curt Fogas also details some of the school's security preparedness in the wake of Connecticut shooting.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a letter emailed to parents Dec. 15, 2012, from Hillside Avenue School Principal Curt Fogas. This article includes a resource also sent to parents called "Helping Children Cope with Tragedy." Good Morning, By now, most of you have learned of the tragedy in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. It is only natural after the shock and the pain, that you think about your child(ren) and our school. Please know that each school in Cranford has a comprehensive crisis management plan that has procedures in place to deal with events similar to the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Our teachers consistently receive crisis management and security drill training. Additionally, each school has …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Some of the school district's most talented students showed off their talents May 4.
They sang, they danced, they played instruments and they acted out stories. And they were "All In This Together." An Evening of Shining Stars — a talent show featuring special needs students from third through 12th grades — demonstrated the extraordinary talent and dedication of children with various disabilities. For weeks, the students rehearsed their acts in the auditorium of Hillside Avenue School in preparation for the May 4 performance. Sitting among their peers, the students laughed, joked with each other, and talked about classes and social engagements, much like any other group of elementary, middle or high school students. What normally sets them apart from other "mainstream" students is exactly what made them shine brighter when…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Students from Hillside Avenue School will perform the Disney classic this weekend.
The curtain will rise Friday evening at 7 p.m. as dozens of middle school students take the stage for Hillside Avenue School's musical production of the "Beauty and the Beast." Directed by Megan Ferentinos with assistant director Vincent Basciano and stage crew manager Meghan Fitzpatrick, the show stars several students who will stage the popular Disney tale. Leading the large cast are Natalie Pastrof as Belle, Todd Sweeney as Beast, Lauren Costa as Mrs. Potts and Garrett Forrestall as Gaston. Performances will be: March 23 at 7 p.m. and March 24 at 2 and 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Hillside Avenue School. For tickets, call 908-709-6229 .
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Students get homework that can teach them how to save a life.
Most people know the basics of fire safety; stop, drop and roll and install fire alarms in their homes. In November, Cranford middle school students and their parents started to learn that there is much more they can do, when they began the fire prevention and safety program, “Fire is.” The New Jersey State Firefighter’s Mutual Benevolent Association started the program a year and a half ago in middle schools across New Jersey thanks to a grant from the NJ Department of Homeland Security. New Jersey is now the first state to have a fire prevention program in its educational system. “We’re trying to put New Jersey on the forefront," Lt. Andy Stratton of the Cranford Fire Department said. The program was developed by retired NY meteorologist…