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Chick-fil-A leadership group delivers gifts to hospitalized children

Chick-fil-A leadership group delivers gifts to hospitalized children

Jaylen Nuila, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017

Becton’s Chick-fil-A leadership group, under the leadership of Ms. Klamerus, visited the pediatric cancer wing at Hackensack Hospital on December 20 to distribute holiday gifts to children. “I was excited to put smiles on their faces and make their day,” said Junior Jeffrey Marques. Senior Anthony...

Becton Robotics Club continues to sharpen its STEM skills

Becton Robotics Club continues to sharpen its STEM skills

Konrad Messyasz, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017

The Becton Robotics Club, also known as the Bectobots, has been very active this year leading up to their first competition, which was held on Saturday, December 16, at the PAL Recreational Center in Parsippany against Lodi and Wood-Ridge. “While we did not win anything (at the competition), it was a ...

Becton Junior Gene Lee earns perfect score on math portion of SAT

Becton Junior Gene Lee earns perfect score on math portion of SAT

December 18, 2017

Becton Junior Gene Lee has earned an 800 on the math portion of the October SAT. “I was surprised. It was actually pretty hard for me,” he said. Gene credits a large portion of his success to an SAT class that he was enrolled in this past summer called Master Klass Academy in Palisades Park. “The...

NHS members help Becton students ‘ketchup’ on their work

NHS members help Becton students ‘ketchup’ on their work

Cindy Muco, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Many students may find themselves struggling with a certain subject, but they may not know how to ask for help or may not necessarily feel comfortable in asking, so the “Ketchup Lunch Session” has been created so interested students can report to the media center during the common lunch to receive...

Sophomore LaRocca wins English 10 CP short story contest

Sophomore LaRocca wins English 10 CP short story contest

December 5, 2017

Sophomore Elisa LaRocca's short story, "The Truth about the Creature of Aspen," is the winner of Mrs. Settembrino's English 10 CP short story contest. Fifty-one stories were submitted, and three stories were then nominated. The nominees' peers then read the three stories, and each of them voted for the...

Students take ‘time out’ to visit NYC-based magazine

Students take ‘time out’ to visit NYC-based magazine

Lauren Kaszka, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

Becton’s mass media and journalism students recently visited Time Out magazine in Times Square to learn about career opportunities in print media. On the 42nd floor of the Viacom building, a select group of students enrolled in two of Becton's English electives, received the opportunity to tour ...

National Honor Society Ceremony recognizes 14 inductees

National Honor Society Ceremony recognizes 14 inductees

November 17, 2017

Fourteen students have been inducted into Becton’s National Honor Society during a presentation and induction ceremony on November 14. New members include Catherine Dinapoli, Maya Dobrygowski, Kenny Fernandez, Shanny Flammanc, Charles Flenner, Veronica Hernandez, Savannah Jones, Paige Kruse, Gene...

Becton Band receives new uniforms after one decade

Becton Band receives new uniforms after one decade

Maya Dobrygowski, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

Due to the collaborated efforts of the Becton principal, Dr. Sforza, the music instructor, Mr. Moore, and the president of the band parent booster club, Mr. Wojna, the marching band has received new uniforms for the first time in approximately ten years. According to Mr. Moore, who noted that the...

Becton students help make annual Senior Senior Prom a memorable event

Becton students help make annual Senior Senior Prom a memorable event

Sarah Bourouf, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

The Becton seniors and East Rutherford senior citizens attended the annual Senior Senior Prom on Thursday, October 26 at the Homewood Suites. The current student resource officer, Mr. David Alberta, along with East Rutherford’s ex-police chief, Mr. Larry Minda, and SAC Counselor Ms. Klamerus were in...

Becton Performing Arts Center dedicated to former teacher Mr. James Williams

Becton Performing Arts Center dedicated to former teacher Mr. James Williams

October 24, 2017

The Henry P. Becton Performing Arts Center has recently been renamed the James Williams Performing Arts Center in honor of a former teacher, coach and play director who has served the Carlstadt and East Rutherford community for over 40 years. Mr. Williams began his career as a science educator for...

Peer leaders participate in year-long Chick-fil-A Leader Academy

Peer leaders participate in year-long Chick-fil-A Leader Academy

Jaylen Nuila, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

The Chick-fil-A Leader Academy is a program that gives a number of peer leadership students at Becton the opportunity to become exposed to individual leadership lessons and activities throughout the 2017-2018 school year. Currently at the high school are 30 peer leaders and 15 of them are participating...

Becton’s Grading Policy Committee makes several key changes

Becton’s Grading Policy Committee makes several key changes

Savannah Jones, Editor

October 1, 2017

As part of the initiative to bring Becton Regional High School up to date with the twenty-first century, the high school’s Grading Policy Committee has abolished midterm exams, altered the weight of each marking period, and modified the failing grade at the conclusion of each marking period with an...

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