Chief Report

June

Mr. Lester

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! It has been an Honor and Privilege to serve as your principal these last four years. As you make your mark in the world, never ever forget that you are a CHIEF!


COVID-19 may have derailed many of our plans but this class has prevailed through it ALL. I am proud of ALL of your ACCOMPLISHMENTS and how each of you have and will continue to represent the PHS EMPIRE. We wish YOU well.


We want to welcome the Class of 2024. I cannot believe I am saying 2024...and I do not have a flying car yet? We are looking forward to taking those next steps with you as you learn and grow at PHS. So let’s begin the hard work now to prepare for a GREAT future.


Please give us 45 minutes of reading per day to keep your minds open and ready to learn. Hopefully, in September we will all be together again. Over the summer, continue to practice social distancing while connecting, exploring and growing. Be safe and cool.


Once again, congratulations to the Class of 2020! Be well.


Strength & Honor

PHS Artist Wins First Place | PHS | Dorothy Amme

PHS artist Kiera Reeves won 1st Place in the NJ Dept. of Human Services Teen Media Contest in the hand drawn category for her drawing on the theme "a valuable life lesson or moment you will never forget." This contest is open to middle and high school students from the entire state of New Jersey. Congratulations to Kiera and thank you to Dorothy Amme for the opportunity!

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Cassidy Page - GMC Scholar Athlete

Cassidy Page is the epitome of what a student athlete represents at Piscataway High School. She maintains an A average in the classroom and thrives in all settings. She was selected to represent Piscataway High School at an Engineering conference at Princeton University due to her outstanding achievements in science. Cassidy is a 3 season athlete as she competes in cross country, winter, and spring track. She holds 3 school records in cross country and ranks towards the top in all distance events on the track. This past year, she earned all Red Division honors in cross country for the 2nd year in a row and won team MVP in cross country for the 2nd year in a row. Her leadership at Piscataway is valuable as she has been team captain in cross country and track for 2 years. Her leadership skills carry over to the community as she is an active participant with the Christ Methodist Church. She volunteers her time doing food drives, raising money for the hungry, and cleaning up around Piscataway. Cassidy will continue her athletic and academic career at Rowan University majoring in Biology.

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World Language Honor Society


Please click on the link below to view our tribute to honor our outstanding World Language Honor Society Seniors for their longstanding dedication and passion for foreign languages and cultures.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13lfkx5-y6BFSXorVflOJSOxOAKS2gFdO/view?usp=sharing

PHS Laramie Project Receives a Superior Rating | PHS Drama

Congratulations to the PHS Drama Club and their production of The Laramie Project! They received a superior rating at the Montclair University Theatre Night Foxy Awards! Thanks to Mr. Yoson!

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Honors and Awards

This year we got cheated out of participating in this years film challenges and lost the opportunity to grab some awards. Several students have produced other video productions throughout the year that were entered into other contests. One student, Ronni Garrett (senior) had two separate films get accepted as finalists in several film festivals.


Ronni will be attending Fairleigh Dickinson University to study TV Production and Filmmaking in the fall. I have no doubt that she will take the school by storm and be well on her way to a multitude of filmmaking awards and successful media projects.


Click on the link below to view, A Girl's Best Friend produced by Ronni Garrett.

A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND - Produced by Ronni Garrett

Piscataway VPA Department Faculty Showcase

The Piscataway Visual and Performing Arts Department Faculty put together a virtual showcase for our community! Thank you to everyone who participated! Check it out below!

VPA Faculty Showcase | 2020

Broadway Cabaret/PHS Drama

The show must go on! The PHS Drama program held their Broadway Cabaret. Please see below!
PHS Broadway Cabaret 2020

PHS Senior Finalist in AXE Theater Awards

PHS Senior, Emma Cusmano, was selected as a finalist in the NJ AXE Theater Awards sponsored by the Axelrod Performing Arts Center. Congratulations to Emma!

Pway Choral Collective Holds Zoom Prom

Our Pway Choral Collective family got together to sing, share, and be together over zoom! We made music, played some trivia, and did the cupid shuffle! We got dressed up for the occasion. Grateful for this community and the love and joy that fills it!

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PHS FBLA

While we are in remote learning, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) were competing in their State Leadership Conference. In May during the virtual opening ceremony, Piscataway won second place for the Community Service Challenge. Our Virtual Business Finance Challenge qualified for the National Leadership Conference. Annie Wang was named a Gold Officer. Elections for State Officers were also held. Adity Reddy from Piscataway is the new State President! Various competitions were "held" and video presentations will be judged throughout the next few weeks.


The FBLA had the closing ceremony from their State Conference. The results of the competitions are listed below.


Economics

1st Place - Rishi Patel

2nd Place - Nicholas Chen


Business Finance Plan

3rd Place - Arnav Bhatia, Shivam Mehta and Ved Sriraman


Community Service Project

3rd Place - Aditya Reddy and Ria P. Patel


Partnership with Business

3rd Place - Roshni Desai, Esha Patel and Shaan Patel


Scrapbook

3rd Place - Annie Wang, Veena Limbachiya and Karen Lou Ye


Global Business

4th Place - Neet Dhabalia and Rithvik Sukumaran


Local Chapter Annual Business Report

5th Place - Khushi Patel and Riddhi Patel


Congratulations to Sarah Coppola, Greg Michaels, and all the students involved.

AP Art Showcases | PHS | Dorothy Amme and Lisa Lentini-Pombrio

Check out these beautiful showcases of our AP Students work and their words created by Dorothy Amme and Lisa Lentini-Pombrio. These would normally be presented at our Spring art show. Thanks for sharing your art with us!

PHS Drama Featured on Paper Mill Playhouse Honors

The PHS Drama Club’s production of 9 to 5 was featured on the Paper Mill Playhouse Honors Ceremony! Check out the link below!

2020 Rising Star Honors presented by Investors Foundation

Dance Honor Society Students Honored/PHS Dance/Jessica Taylor

PHS Dance Educator Jessica Taylor went to senior dance honor society members to induct them and honor them with a National Dance Honor Society Ceremony. What a beautiful gift to these talented women! Thank you Ms. Taylor for your care and dedication to our community! Congratulations to Keitah Andrews, Skyler Gonzalez, Gabi Langevine, and Connie Mills!

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PHS Noteriety is on Youtube

Check out PHS’s Noteriety full performance from the ICHSA’s in February.
Piscataway High School's Noteriety | ICHSA Northeast Quarterfinals 2.29.2020

Alternate Senior Photos

Last month we invited Pway Arts seniors to sign up for alternative senior photos. PHS parent Joanne Rutherford Pastras volunteered to make these a reality. Here are portraits of seniors Kevin Nguyen and Carl Harmsen!

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Videos from Pway Arts

Check out these videos from remote learning! Grateful for this team for finding new ways to collaborate and share music with our community!

Thank You! | Pway Arts

AP U.S. History

This special edition of AP U.S. History class covers topics on analyzing evidence. Mr. Toma’s and Mrs. Sudfield’s classes participated in a Master Class hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda via YouTube and The College Board on Friday, May 1st. This special edition of AP U.S. History class will cover topics on analyzing evidence, using source material, and providing historical context with special guest, Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star of Broadway’s Tony-winning musicals, Hamilton and In the Heights.
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Congratulations Seniors

Our teachers are doing things to maintain connections with their students. Ms. Hulya Sercan visited her student options who are graduating this year and surprised them with a Congratulations banner. The students and their families were shocked and so happy.

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Vocabulary Bowl 2019-2020

The results of the 2019-20 Vocabulary Bowl are in and it’s official. A total number of 46,914 schools who competed, Piscataway Township High School helped shatter last year’s Vocabulary Bowl record!


More than 1.6 million students played this year, making it the biggest Bowl ever. Together, you mastered over 41.6 million words crushing last year’s record of 35.5 million words!

Ms. Mrotek's Science Class

On March 6, 2020, a group of nineteen Piscataway High School students were invited to participate in Young Engineers Day at Rutgers University’s MSE department. This event was sponsored by Rutgers Material Science and Engineering Department’s Keramos Chapter. This is the second year our school was invited to participate in this event. The event was organized by senior Rutgers student, Katie Sun and Piscataway High School Science teacher Dr. Janet Mrotek, who is a Rutgers Material Science and Engineering (MSE) alum. The day activities included individual take-home glass slump molding projects, a glass pouring demonstration, department and campus tours, and discussions about materials science and transitioning from life in high school to college. The students learned about glass science and material characterization fundamentals, and even got a glimpse of a novel additive manufacturing research project. Also, two former PHS students, Sanjna Sukumaran and Kenny Narvaez, who are currently attending Rutgers and majoring in MSE stopped by to share their experiences with our group. Keramos, which is the National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity and the Ceramics and Glass Industry Foundation financially supported this event in order to continue their mission of engaging the next generation of materials scientists.


Please see below for some of the pictures captured from the trip.

Photographic Society of America | PHS | Lisa Lentini-Pombrio


Congratulations to our PHS artists selected for the Photographic Society of America Youth Showcase! Thank you to Mrs. Lentini-Pombrio for the opportunity!

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PHS Retirees - We wish you All the Best

Congratulations to all of our Retirees from PHS. We wish Francine Abramson, Arlene Bodensick, Sarah Coppola, Suzanne DiMarcello, and Jag Patel all the best in their retirement. We will miss you all!!

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