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LIP SYNC COMPETITION DRAWS HUGE CROWDS !!

Spirit week continues with students in grades 9-12 participating in the annual Lip Sync contest. The junior class beat out the seniors,freshmen, and sophomores. It was a great night of fun,shared talents, and laughter. Many thanks to the SGO for sponsoring this event and all the advisors,students participating, and the great audience in attendance.
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Mu Alpha Theta Math team wins first place

The members of the Secaucus High School Math Honor Society, Mu Alpha Beta, participated in the Seton Hall Math Competition on Saturday Nov.19,2016.The math team came in first place out of 31 public high schools who participated. Some of the schools participating were Northern Highlands Regional,Livingston,Millburn and Bergen County Tech high schools. The team consists of teachers Pavlina Zavorotnyaya,Nader Alkhabbaz,Myron Yang,Cheng Zhong,Kevin Gee,David Perez,Ankit Patel,Akash Rana,Sambhav Jadeep,Nisha Patel,Hong Ngyen and teacher Aomar Elassa. Ken Zhong won first place in individual round while Kevin Gee took second. Congratulations to these Secaucus High School
students who attend one of the top high schools in NJ.
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Educational Services Professional of the Year !!

Congratulations to Ms. Helen Bacigalupo on being selected as the Educational Services Professional of the Year award for Secaucus High School.I am a graduate of Saint Peter’s College with a degree in psychology. She attended New Jersey City University where she has a master’s degree in counseling. She also attended Saint Peter’s University for a supervisor’s certificate.



She has been an educator for the past thirty nine years and began my career teaching social studies at the Academy of Saint Aloysius in Jersey City. In 1984, She transitioned into guidance and served as both a counselor and as the Director of Guidance. She spent her career as a counselor in Hudson County. She is a member of the Hudson County Personnel and Guidance Association and have served as a past president of that organization. In 1998, she was the recipient of the Hudson County Counselor of the County Award.



In the fall of 2006, she was hired by the Secaucus School district to work in the high school as a counselor. Here she counsels grades 9-12 and serves as an advisor to the National Honor Society.
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Governor's Educator of the Year !!

Congratulations to Mrs. Allison Urbanovich on being selected as being the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year at Secaucus High School.
Mrs. Allison Urbanovich is a graduate of Rutgers University where she completed a bachelor's degree in History. She then earned her M.A.T. in Special Education and Supervision from New Jersey City University. She was hired in 2004 by the Secaucus Public School District, and has been teaching at Secaucus High School for the past 11 years.

Throughout Mrs. Urbanovich’s career she has worked in both the Social Studies department teaching grades 9-12 and in the Special Education department Extended School Year program. She served as the advisor for the Class of 2009 and the Student Government Organization. Over the years, she has taken an active role in writing departmental curricula, was a member of the Excellent Educators for New Jersey District Evaluation Committee, and a presenter for the Bullying Prevention Institute Committee. Mrs. Urbanovich is currently the advisor for the Peer Leadership Club and ROOTS, a member of the School Improvement Panel (ScIP), facilitates the High School Building Mentoring Program and is the Corresponding Secretary for the Secaucus Education Association.

Mrs. Urbanovich resides in Rutherford with her husband, Nick and her two sons, JT and Nicholas.
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SHOWCASE PATRIOT WORK!!

The bulletin boards in Secaucus High School always come alive with positive messages and student work. It impresses all those who walk by every day. The amount of learning and what is learned is fascinating. Students love to see their work showcased whether it be on the bulletin boards. display cases, or the walls. This brings a school spirit that promotes the learning process among all patriots.
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HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA !!!

Secaucus High School students and staff were all dressed out in full force wearing their favorite character for the day. Everyone looked great and all proceeds went to the scholarship fund and people brought in canned or boxed food for the food pantry, so we can help those in need have a nice meal for the holidays.
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FUTURE ENGINEERS DISCOVER ENERGY !!

Mr. Aomar Elassa, Secaucus High School engineer teacher, instructs students to design sections of their roller coaster that they constructed together to learn the process of transformation of potential energy into kinetic energy. Students learned to install the motor and parts of this project and watch in amazement the dynamics. Students standing left to right are Abu Ahmed, Ankit Patel.Mike Alfarano.Hava Mamoudi,Dave Perez,Sai Moturi,Nader Alkabazz,Kalsang Sherpa and Mr. Aomar Elassa.
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GREENHOUSE COMES ALIVE !!!

SHS students put their green thumbs to work with teachers Denise McKenna and JoMarie Bennett. They are busy planting tomatoes, herbs,peas,radishes,lettuce, and peppers. They are also nurturing fig and avocado trees in the new Secaucus high school greenhouse.
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Photography Class welcomes Ronda Smith !!

"Ronda Smith is a professional photographer from New York. This was her second year coming to Secaucus high school to lecture Mrs. DiOrio's photography and graphic design classes. As an Advanced photo student I got to meet Rhonda twice. She's an excellent photographer with an awesome personality. Ronda also has her own company where you can purchase her custom made pillows! When Rhonda came to speak to the advanced photo class and critiqued everyone's work. It was really cool to see a professional give you some tips. Ronda showed the class some behind the scene footage at her photoshoots - and how she sets everything up to get the perfect shot. Throughout the lecture she gave a tutorial of the program she uses to design and edit her work. As a student at Secaucus high school, I think Ronda Smith was an inspiration to anyone going into the photography field."
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Honor Society Induction

The following societies had their annual induction on October 25, 2016 in the Arthur F. Couch Performing Arts Center. They are American Technology Honor Society, National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta
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