Hoboken High School Weekly Update
Greetings Redwing Families!
As we enter the month of February, we are actively celebrating Black History Month with a multitude of instructional lessons and activities designed to engage and enlighten our students on the importance of the African American influence on our society.
The history department is digging even deeper into the roles of African Americans who shaped our collective narrative as Americans. The English department is also actively involved including teaching lessons on the Harlem Renaissance; in American Literature students are studying Langston Hughes and Claude McKay. They will also start reading the American classic A Raisin In the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry. In addition, students in English II will be watching the award winning documentary 3 and 1/2 minutes, which is based on the events surrounding the 2012 shooting of Jordan Russell Davis and examines the consequences of Florida's "Stand your Ground" law.
Also in honor of Black History Month, today during PGP, students and staff are signing the Black Lives Matter in Education pledge in the lobby. Our Black Film series is also in progress and we are looking forward to the reappearance of our Soul Cafe in the coming weeks. Our school library is sponsoring a quiz on identifying notable African Americans with prizes at the end of the month. It's sparking discussion among students during PGP as they try to find the names to match the images.
The theater department has been busy with the finishing touches on The Wolves, which debuts this weekend. The students are excited to show their talent and express the collective challenges of being a female high school athlete. Please come out and support our skilled actors!
We are excited to invite you to come to our next Community Dinner on February 19th in our cafeteria, from 5-7 pm. Please see the flyer below for more information. To sign up to bring a dish, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to welcome Mr. McKenzie back to Hoboken High School. He has joined us in the mathematics department and will be teaching Algebra I and Geometry. Students were thrilled to see Mr. McKenzie as many of them had him as a teacher in Wallace and Connors. Our students gave him the warm Redwing welcome.
As we close out the second marking period, please keep up to date on your child's grades in Genesis and encourage them to take part in our PGP classes to help with homework and improve their grades! All parents can access student grades in the Genesis Parent Portal. If you prefer a hard copy reach out to your child's guidance counselor. In addition we will sharing LinkIt! Winter Individual Student Reports. Once you received these you are invited to connect with your child's counselor.
Shout out to our School Counselors
It is also important to acknowledge the many people who provide counseling and support to our students but work in other departments outside of guidance. Thank you to Dr. D'Elia, Ms. Cangeloso, Mr. Taglieri, Ms. Drumgoole and Dr. Allgaier!
Seal of Biliteracy
WISE Financial Literacy Exam
HHS Drama Club Presents - Wolves - Friday, February 7th, at 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 8th, at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm, Sunday February 9th, at 2:00 pm
Community Dinner - Wednesday, February 19th from 5-7 pm. Bring a dish and meet your neighbors! See flyer below.
Day of STEAM - February 29th - see flyer below