News from Early Spring 2017

  • Pi Day 2017

    Early Spring 2017
    Pi Day celebrated at NJ high school for special needs students

    Community High School's celebration of Pi Day was delayed because of the snowstorm. We celebrated Pi Day on Thursday, March 16th with a theme of “Pokemon.” The graphics department created “Pokemon” tee shirts and buttons that we used during the celebration and everyone wore their tee shirts on that day. Some of the activities included a “pi” scavenger hunt, the rubber band ball activity, and guess the number of gumballs in the jar. Within each math class we celebrated “Pi day” with many challenging puzzles and math activities.

    Everyone so enjoyed the spirit of the day because of the unity created by the theme and the activities in the math classes. This years seniors included Matthew Moskowitz, Jacob Behrle, Theorian Johnson, Charles Perez, Irving McMichael, Umar Rehman, Mathew Seel, and Jihad Abdul-Sabur.

    Pi Day was filled with enthusiasm and energy on the part of the faculty and the students. Pi Day has become a tradition at Community High School and is a day of learning and a day where students come together to learn about the excitement of numbers. It has become an integral part of our math department and every year the students look forward to this event.

    Happy Pi Day to ALL!!!!!!!!
  • Meet the latest Alumni ~ Profile of Julia Sheridan

    Early spring 2017

    Julia Sheridan brought a unique set of talents to the Community Lower School when she entered in fifth grade; while she was struggling as a student, she was starring in athletics.

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  • Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

    Early Spring 2017
    Fun Times

    Everyone got their “Golden Tickets” and headed to Community High School’s Spring production of “Willy Wonka” on April 7!

    “A large cast is always more challenging, but more fun and looks better in the actual performances,” said Lisa. She also mentioned that there were only 4 veterans to the stage this year. The remaining cast members were all new-comers and did an amazing job. Lisa was very excited .....

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  • Lizard Guys

    Early Spring 2017
    Lizard show

    On March 28th The Lizard Guys came to the Community Lower School and gave a live presentation of various reptiles.

    A leopard gecko named Cream was introduced to the students. Then a blue-tongued skink was shown. A twenty-five-pound African tortoise from the Sahara Desert munched on an apple while we learned that they only look for food at dusk and dawn. Their shells do not protect them from extreme temperatures. They dig a hole to keep cool during the heat of the day and warm during the cold nights.

    The highlight of the afternoon was when a very large boa constrictor named Rocky Balboa was revealed. It was molting and the presenter took off some of its skin. He explained that most people think snakes smell with their tongues, which is incorrect. Snakes have two sets of nostrils. One set is on the outside for breathing and the other set is on the inside roof of their mouths. Their tongues are used to get the smell to the inside nostrils.

    As the students were leaving, they got to touch the boa constrictor and feel its soft skin. They really enjoyed learning about the reptiles. It was a very informative and entertaining presentation.

  • Technology Webinar

    Early Spring 2017

    On Wednesday evening, March 8th, the Lower School Parents Association hosted a webinar run by technology teacher and Community High School alum Seth Guttenplan (class of 2003). Seth showed parents how to monitor their children's grades and activities on Edmodo through Parent Accounts.

    Seth also delivered a tutorial on how students can log in to their Google accounts from home and access the Read and Write for Google Chrome tool, Learning Ally, and Reflex Math.

    The workshop was a huge success as many parents followed up with excellent questions and feedback. The Lower School Parents Association is looking forward to hosting more webinars about technology and other topics in the future.