HISPANIC/LATINX HERITAGE MONTH
"Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15." (https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/)
Bergen Tech Junior Fashion Students helped to commemorate Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month by participating and creating artwork reflecting and highlighting the cultures of many Hispanic/LatinX countries. Please take a moment to via the amazing designs below. - Ms. Anna George
SPANISH MULTICULTURAL CLUB
Spanish Multicultural Club celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15 with a daily school wide Hispanic Country trivia.
Spanish Multicultural club has had a surge in members that appreciate diversity and multiculturalism. The Halloween celebration during their Friday morning meeting was a fun and spirited time for all. - Ms. Xhemali-Torres
MORE HALLOWEEN FUN!
TEACHERS SHOWING OFF THEIR HALLOWEEN SPIRIT
MOLE DAY YIELDS VICTORY
CHEMISTRY CLUB WINS AT LBS EXPO
Bergen Tech ACS Chem Club members presented the National Chemistry Week Expo on MOLE Day , Oct 23rd at the Liberty Science Center. This year theme was on Catalysts- Fast or Slow- Chemistry make it go ! The team presented various demonstration to the visitors and presented well to the judges . They are the High school winners and was presented with certificates and Cash award. The Presenters included: Matthew Balestier, Robert Kapinos, & Bijou Choi.
Congratulations to all the team members of Bergen Tech ACS Chem Club who prepared all the materials and made it a very exciting process and day. - Dr. Jayasree Sankar
GIRL'S FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL AN UNDEFEATED SEASON!
Congratulations to the Girls’ Freshman Volleyball team on a successful season. The team never lost a set and finished with a 14-0 record. They also participated in the first ever Bergen County Freshman Tournament and finished in 4th place out of 20 teams. Go Knights! - Ms. Cristal Cornelio
GIRL-UP LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Over the summer, Sarah Park (12-L&J) participated in the Girl Up Leadership Summit as a student activist in the Sexual Reproductive Health Rights & Justice workshop. She was able to discuss her experience and work advocating for menstrual education and rights, and also talked about Girl Up BT's project for Menstrual Hygiene Day.
Sarah was also accepted to be the Coalition Leader for NJ Girl Up Coalition. In this role, Sarah works to unite Girl Up clubs across the state and organize various events. For more about the Girl Up Coalition, please click here. - Ms. Erica Golle
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP SEMIFINALISTS RECOGNIZED
Bijou Choi, Cole Christiana, Justin Jang, Noah Kim, & Ashley Park. All students are pictured above with Mr. Tankard on the left and Cole Christiana pictured on the right being honored by his hometown, pictured here with Senator and Mayor Paul Sarlo.
GETTING PERSONAL WITH THE PERSONNEL
GET TO KNOW THE NEW BERGEN TECH TEACHERS
Mr. Thomas Moogan
Hello BT community! My name is Thomas Moogan and I currently teach Geometry, Math Analysis II, and Calculus. I received my bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and my master's degree from Ramapo college of New Jersey and have been teaching in New Jersey for 7 years. I have also coached soccer for the past 6 years and coached track and field for 5 years. I love to snowboard in the winter and travel as often as possible. I also just got a puppy cockapoo named Theo and he is adorable!
Ms. Stella Mimidas
Hello BT community! My name is Stella Mimidas and I am English teacher, currently working with 9th and a small group of 11th graders. I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and moved to the U.S. when I was in the second grade so English is actually not my first language, and my favorite subject for the longest time was actually math. I graduated from The College of New Jersey and completed my Master's at Rutgers University, where I enjoyed studying about narratives of migration, exile, or other forms of transnationalism and how that appears in the language of a work. I have been teaching for 10 years at Newark public schools, but I'm excited to be joining you all now. I recently adopted a cat whose name is El Professor Sergio Dorito, named after the Money Heist character; he just seems like a mastermind. I love travelling, whether that is physically, or through reading a great book, so if you have any great recommendations, let me know.
Mr. Kevin Lin
Hi everyone! My name is Kevin Lin and I grew up in Bergen County. I graduated from Rutgers University and have taught for three years before coming to BT! I also actually graduated from BT back in 2013 and majored in Commercial Art and Graphic Design (Comm. Art represent!). In my free time, I like to play videogames and pretend to be active from the comfort of my couch. I'm excited for the new year and to get to know everyone!