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New business teacher to bring real-life experiences to the classroom

New business teacher to bring real-life experiences to the classroom

Simran Kaur, Staff Writer
September 18, 2016
Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights, Teacher Feature

Mr. Siracusa, a new business teacher at Becton Regional High School, sees himself as a lifelong learner and has always been passionate about teaching business to students. His goal in life is to inspire adolescents and to have the opportunity to connect with them. Mr. Siracusa is currently teaching classes...

English Teacher Mrs. Gatto becomes certified yoga instructor

English Teacher Mrs. Gatto becomes certified yoga instructor

September 10, 2016
Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights, Teacher Feature

English Teacher Mrs. Gatto is not only teaching classes such as English 12 CP, film and literature, contemporary literature and creative writing, but she has now taken on the role of becoming a yoga instructor. Hot yoga, the specific type of exercise that Mrs. Gatto performs, is a style of yoga that...

Becton Welcomes Ms. Prinzo as Maternity Leave Replacement

Becton Welcomes Ms. Prinzo as Maternity Leave Replacement

Savannah Jones, Staff Writer
May 2, 2016
Filed under Features, Teacher Feature

As a result of Mrs. DeSantis’ maternity leave, Ms. Prinzo is  taking over her classes for the rest of the school year. Ms. Prinzo decided before applying to college that she wanted to become a teacher due to her passion for literature. She graduated from Ramapo College as a literature major in...

Mr. Hawkins to act as maternity leave substitute until April 2016

Mr. Hawkins to act as maternity leave substitute until April 2016

Savannah Jones, Staff Writer
November 30, 2015
Filed under Teacher Feature

In light of Math Teacher Mrs. Kochik’s maternity leave, Mr. Hawkins has assumed her position and taken over her Algebra II and precalculus classes. Mr. Hawkins graduated from Tufts University and decided, while there, that he wanted to become a teacher. He has been a teacher for nine years and taught...

Mystery Teacher Revealed

Mystery Teacher Revealed

November 13, 2015
Filed under Teacher Feature

The Mystery Teacher is Ms. O'Driscoll!   Guess the mystery teacher at Becton by his/her fun facts. The teacher will be revealed on December 23! I'm originally from Kearny, NJ. I once had a job as a secretary at a scrap metal place in Jersey City. I once had a black PT Cruiser with f...

Ms. Sammarone becomes physical education instructor at Becton

Ms. Sammarone becomes physical education instructor at Becton

Savannah Jones, Staff Writer
September 23, 2015
Filed under Teacher Feature

Ms. Sammarone is a new physical education teacher who recently became part of the Becton staff. She is thrilled to be an educator at Becton because “the students are energetic and have a desire to learn and be active.” Ms. Sammarone has always wanted to be a physical education teacher instructor sh...

Mr. Symms shares his love for math with Becton students

Mr. Symms shares his love for math with Becton students

Samantha Saez, Staff Writer
September 17, 2015
Filed under Teacher Feature

Mr. Symms has joined the Becton staff this past September and is currently teaching Special Education Math. The Special Education instructor studied at the University of Texas and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Kean University. Mr. Symms previously taught in Newark, Plainfield, and Passaic....

Mystery Teacher Revealed

Mystery Teacher Revealed

March 24, 2015
Filed under Teacher Feature

The Mystery Teacher is Mrs. Kochik. 1. I was born in New York. 2. I have one brother. 3. I have a Theater Degree. 4. I have a dog named Max. 5. I earned a Master's Degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College. Guess the mystery teacher at Becton by his/her fun facts. The teacher will be revealed...

Ms. Klamerus attends annual SAC conference; keynote speaker focuses on negative energy

Ms. Klamerus attends annual SAC conference; keynote speaker focuses on negative energy

Akemi Yara, Staff Writer
March 9, 2015
Filed under Teacher Feature

Becton’s Student Assistance Counselor, Ms. Klamerus, attended the twenty-ninth Annual Association of Student Assistance Professionals of New Jersey Conference in Atlantic City on Feb. 26 and 27, which focused on topics such as dating violence and abuse, suicide risks, and HIB assessment and remediation...

Mystery Teacher Revealed

Mystery Teacher Revealed

February 4, 2015
Filed under Teacher Feature

The Mystery Teacher is Mrs. Sanchez! 1. I despise the outdoors. 2. As a science requirement in college, I was forced to camp out for a weekend in Upstate New York. 3. I was married at the age of 19. 4. My favorite movie is The Pursuit of Happyness. 5. I love to take road trips to Chicago...

Web Page Design classes complete project in a fashion similar to ‘The Apprentice’

Web Page Design classes complete project in a fashion similar to ‘The Apprentice’

January 20, 2015
Filed under Student Life, Teacher Feature

Ms. Annitti’s Web Page Design classes were given the task to redesign websites of existing Becton organizations and events and were assessed in a style that mimics Donald Trump’s hit show The Apprentice. Similar to the television program, students worked in teams under the guidance of a designated...

Mr. Maucione participates in Polar Bear Plunge; raises $1,000 for Special Olympics

Mr. Maucione participates in Polar Bear Plunge; raises $1,000 for Special Olympics

Miranda Febus, Editor
January 19, 2015
Filed under Teacher Feature

Special Education Teacher Mr. Maucione participated in the Polar Bear Plunge in Wildwood, New Jersey this past Saturday. This activity was established by Special Olympics, which is an organization that provides Olympic activities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The Polar Bear...

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