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Becton student Luke Maffia earns perfect ELA PARCC score

Becton student Luke Maffia earns perfect ELA PARCC score

Jana Christiano, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights

The Becton Regional High School Administration is very happy to announce that Junior Luke Maffia earned a perfect score of 850 points on the English Language Arts Literacy section of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) during the 2015-2016 school year. Luke ...

Becton faculty prepares for Level 1 Google Certification

Becton faculty prepares for Level 1 Google Certification

October 17, 2016


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights, Showcase, Technology

As part of a Technology Initiative, the Becton Regional High School administration, members of the Becton Google Team and Media Specialist Ms. Vaccaro designed and coordinated a Google Training workshop for all faculty on October 10 and 11. On the first day of the professional development, Google...

AP Exam scores highlight college-level learning at Becton

AP Exam scores highlight college-level learning at Becton

Savannah Jones, Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights

After receiving data on the outcome of students who took Advanced Placement exams last year, Superintendent of Schools Mrs. Louise Clarke has recently weighed in on the 2015-2016 Advanced Placement Exam scores. Before becoming superintendent, Mrs. Clarke taught AP Spanish for many years at Becton an...

Robotics Club continues to expose students to world of programming language

Robotics Club continues to expose students to world of programming language

Simran Kaur, Staff Writer

October 10, 2016


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights, Clubs & Activities

Due to an ongoing interest from Becton students, Science Teacher Mrs.Mackanin and Math and Science Department Chairperson Mr. Sawyer are bringing back the Robotics Club for the third consecutive year. This past September, the club adviser, Mrs. Mackanin, held the first informational meeting and 20...

First community theater set to perform this October

First community theater set to perform this October

Sabryna Almeida, Staff Writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights, Community, Video

The Spotlight Playhouse, an East Rutherford and Carlstadt community theater that was created this past spring, will be performing The Addams Family on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 in the Becton Performing Arts Center (B-PAC). The show will include performances from Becton juniors Victoria...

Mrs. Gatto makes learning fun with ‘Gatsby Day’

Mrs. Gatto makes learning fun with ‘Gatsby Day’

Taina Soler, Staff Writer/Photographer

October 6, 2016


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights, Clubs & Activities

Becton Regional High School English Teacher Mrs. Gatto has organized the school’s first ever ‘Gatsby Day’ for all students in her senior classes on October 6. The purpose of this day is to allow students to gain knowledge of the book by using fun tactics as well as give them an opportunity to gain...

Becton senior walks the runway at New York Fashion Week

Becton senior walks the runway at New York Fashion Week

Victoria Cruz, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights, Student Life, Video

This past September, Senior Meyra Ventura Liriano was given the rare opportunity to walk the runway in three fashion shows at New York Fashion Week. Meyra’s aunt, who is a fashion designer, is the one who contacted the Becton senior when a model backed out before a main event. “I found out I...

Coach Kuhns proud of girls’ tennis individual, team performances

Coach Kuhns proud of girls’ tennis individual, team performances

Ryan Strauss, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights, Fall Sports, Sports

A new school year is full of new beginnings, and the tennis season is no exception. While summer was still in full swing, the Becton Tennis Team was hard at work practicing for the upcoming season, and had been since late July. Tennis Coach Mr. Kuhns is enthusiastic about the school’s chances this...

Becton cheerleaders support undefeated varsity football team

Becton cheerleaders support undefeated varsity football team

Gina Beneduci, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights, Sports

As summer steadily turns to fall and the trees slowly begin to change color, it is finally that time of year again, which signals the start of football and cheering season at Becton. First off, a lot of work is put into preparing both the Becton cheering and football teams, with cheering practices...

Mrs. Rydzfski to act as art maternity leave replacement

Mrs. Rydzfski to act as art maternity leave replacement

Patrick Cao, Editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights

Art Teacher Mrs. Colangelo’s maternity leave replacement, Mrs. Rydzfski, is currently teaching digital photography classes, which are offered during the first three periods of the day. With ten years experience in the classroom, Mrs. Rydzfski has a strong grasp on how to teach art. Before she began...

English instructor, Mr. Schaefer, to act as Mrs. Lonergan’s maternity leave replacement

English instructor, Mr. Schaefer, to act as Mrs. Lonergan’s maternity leave replacement

Victoria Gatopoulos, Staff Writer

September 18, 2016


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights, News

Due to the recent birth of English Teacher Mrs. Lonergan’s son, Becton has welcomed a new face to the faculty for the duration of her maternity leave. Mr. Schaefer will be taking over her classes for the first half of the 2016-17 school year. A teacher of over 25 years, he will surely fit right into...

Bienvenido to BRHS, Senora Ruiz

Bienvenido to BRHS, Senora Ruiz

Taina Soler, Staff Writer/Photographer

September 18, 2016


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights, Teacher Feature

Ms. Ruiz, Becton Regional High School’s new Spanish teacher, has started her first year with offering students and staff fresh ideas and insights. Ms. Ruiz earned a degree in teaching about three years ago after she motivated herself to go back to school in 2010. However, before she decided on...

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