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Becton High School Students Accepted into Top Colleges

Becton High School Students Accepted into Top Colleges

April 28, 2016
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  In today’s educational climate, there have been many strides made in changing standards of achievement for America’s students: the new SAT, Common Core Standards, the PARCC assessment, among many others. However, for most students, the real standard of achievement boils down to a single...

BRHS graduation rate climbs by 9.2 %

BRHS graduation rate climbs by 9.2 %

March 16, 2016
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With a 92.81 adjusted cohort graduation rate in 2015, Henry P. Becton Regional High School has seen a record-breaking 9.2 percent increase. The adjusted cohort graduation rate, which is monitored by the Department of Education (DOE), can be translated into the number of students who started high school...

Many travel with caution as Zika virus spreads to the U.S.

Many travel with caution as Zika virus spreads to the U.S.

Savannah Jones, Staff Writer
March 2, 2016
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With tropical weather as a popular choice for spring breakers, students should be made aware of the risk of the Zika virus. The Zika virus is spread through the mosquito bite of the yellow fever mosquito. While it is not treatable, it is preventable. Though it is extremely rare and hard to contract,...

Teachers incorporate online tool, Newsela, into lessons

Teachers incorporate online tool, Newsela, into lessons

Austin Kim, Staff Writer
March 2, 2016
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With many New Jersey students having already taken the PARCC Assessment last year, Becton teachers are incorporating a new online learning tool into their lesson plans this year called Newsela. The goal of Newsela is to help students improve reading comprehension and in turn, prepare for the PARCC. Newsela...

English Teacher Mr. Shin reflects on first year as debate coach

English Teacher Mr. Shin reflects on first year as debate coach

Catherine Dinapoli, Staff Writer
March 1, 2016
Filed under Clubs & Activities, News

The Becton Debate Team is currently preparing for the upcoming Varsity Invitational on April 15, 2016, and Mr. Shin, the 2015-2016 adviser of the Becton Debate Team, stated that the varsity team has improved in record, and one junior varsity team has gone undefeated. “We’re small but strong,” he...

Becton administration educates staff, students on PARCC changes

Becton administration educates staff, students on PARCC changes

Aneta Ostasz and Brandon Zambrano
February 26, 2016
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As many may already know, last year was the first time that the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) was administered here in the state of New Jersey. This new school year, however, brings with it some changes to the state test, especially when it comes down to the...

2016 Chinese New Year is the Year of the Red Fire Monkey

2016 Chinese New Year is the Year of the Red Fire Monkey

Samantha Saez, Staff Writer
February 5, 2016
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This upcoming Chinese New Year is known as the Year of the Red Fire Monkey and falls on Monday, February 8, 2016. Characteristics of monkeys are clever, smart and personable. They tend to be trouble-makers because they are mischievous and curious, and since monkeys like to play all of the time, they...

New half-year electives continue to help students narrow down subjects of interest

New half-year electives continue to help students narrow down subjects of interest

Kaya Zawistowski, Staff Writer
February 4, 2016
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Becton is kicking off the third marking period by introducing several more half-year courses that are new to the curriculum. As students wrap up their first semester course, many of them may take a creative writing class or a course in law and rights. The creative writing class is taught by English...

Numerous changes to the SAT will begin this March

Numerous changes to the SAT will begin this March

Austin Kim, Staff Writer
February 4, 2016
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By March 2016, the new, redesigned SAT will be available to all test takers. As one of the most crucial tests for high school students, people are relieved to hear that there will be beneficial changes to its format. There will be no more guessing penalties, no obscure vocabulary, and no required ess...

BRHS musical Little Shop of Horrors to debut at end of month

BRHS musical Little Shop of Horrors to debut at end of month

Liya Kowlessar, Staff Writer
February 4, 2016
Filed under Clubs & Activities, News, Showcase

The Becton Regional High School cast and crew will be performing ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ directed by Ms. Connie Avila and Ms. Jackie Lacik on February 26 and 27. This will be the first musical at Becton in the past seven years. The students have been working hard practicing for the play, and...

Upcoming Girls Helping Girls fundraisers focus on women, children

Upcoming Girls Helping Girls fundraisers focus on women, children

Samantha Saez, Staff Writer
December 16, 2015
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The Becton Girls Helping Girls Club is already underway with new fundraising ideas for the second half of the school year.  “For the month of January, if approved by the Board of Education, we will be collecting gently used handbags filled with toiletries for a local women’s and children’s...

Key Club donates items, volunteers time to help those in need

Key Club donates items, volunteers time to help those in need

Austin Kim, Staff Writer
December 14, 2015
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During the holiday season, the Becton Key Club was able to participate in numerous functions. Its members donated shoeboxes filled with gifts, hosted a food drive and volunteered at a charitable event. December 8, 2015 marked the NJAA’s 18th Annual Children’s Holiday Party at the Meadowlands Exposition...

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