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Becton students exposed to Italian culture on field trip

The Italian IV students enjoyed the play, which was performed mainly in the Italian language.

Fabiola Gonzalez and Savannah Moorman

March 27, 2018

Mrs. Bonanno’s Italian IV students attended a field trip to see the musical “Sette Mondi” at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center. The production, which means seven worlds, encompasses the art of the Italian culture. “L’Italia e i sette mondi” is a bilingual edu-musical whose purpose is...

World Language Dept. attends tech workshop at Pascack Valley

The purpose of Pear Deck, which is an add-on for Google Slides, is to help further engage students in active learning.

Jenny Marcinkowski and Jilian Kaszka

March 2, 2018

Becton’s World Language Department attended a workshop centered around technology in education at Pascack Valley High School located in Hillsdale, NJ on February 15. Examples of applications and tech tools that were introduced at the workshop are EdPuzzle, Pear Deck, Voki, Canva, and Socrative. “I...

Mrs. Bonanno receives $4,500 grant for Italian language instruction

The grant that Mrs. Bonanno received will be used to buy new Italian textbooks.

Kaya Zawistowski, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

The Becton faculty and staff is continually being recognized with many outstanding rewards, the latest one being for the high school's very own Italian teacher, Mrs. Bonanno. Although it is only her second year teaching at Becton, Mrs. Bonanno completed the process of applying for a grant for $4,500...

Seventeen students inducted into World Language Honor Society

Junior Jana Christiano is inducted into the Italian Honor Society.

Jana Christiano, Staff Writer

June 6, 2017

Student inductees enrolled in Becton’s Italian and Spanish classes along with their families were formally invited to the World Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony on May 24. To be inducted into such a prestigious society, one needs at least a 90 average in a language course and a minimum...

First ever Becton ‘Carnivale’ celebration a success

Mrs. Colangelo, Mrs. Bonanno and Mrs. Sanchez have fun wearing masks made by Becton art students.

Savannah Jones, Editor

March 9, 2017

Becton students celebrated the first ever Carnivale with art, music and decorations in the gym and snacks in the main cafeteria during their lunch period on Friday, March 3. Carnivale is a national celebration that occurs before the religious observance of Lent, so the Art, World Language and Family...

Key Club & junior class raise heart disease awareness at Becton

The faculty, staff and students wore red on February 3 for Heart Health Month.

Matthew Krieger, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

Key Club Adviser Mrs. Bonanno and Junior Class Adviser Ms. O’Driscoll paired with the American Heart Association to create a fundraiser campaign to raise awareness for heart disease. By allowing faculty and staff to wear jeans and a red shirt and students to wear hats for a small donation, both clubs...

Becton Key Club raises hundreds for Unicef; receives banner recognition

“Since we raised more than two hundred fifty dollars, we are going to get recognition with a banner,” said Mrs. Bonanno.

Sarah Tawfeek, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

Becton’s Key Club hosted a fundraiser this past fall and raised five hundred and twenty-seven dollars for Unicef. Participants of the fundraiser were to use boxes provided by Unicef to ask family members and friends for donations over a period of about one week, and the participation of Becton’s...

Becton students say ‘Ciao!’ to Mrs. Bonanno

Becton students say 'Ciao!' to Mrs. Bonanno

Jana Christiano, Staff Writer

September 18, 2016

Coming from numerous years of experience, Mrs. Bonanno is entering the 2016-2017 school year as an Italian teacher at Becton Regional High School. During her previous years, she has worked in areas such as New York City and Morristown, New Jersey and for the Pascack Valley Regional High School Distr...

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