Congratulations on this great achievement!I am pleased to welcome Ms. Kaitlyn Policastro who will be completing a School Counseling Practicum with the Midland Guidance Department. She is currently in the graduate program for Counseling at Fordham University working towards a Master of Science in Education. She will be with us every Tuesday, starting on January 23 through May.Please read the attached letter from Ms. Policastro introducing herself.ATTENTION STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-8Bergen Academies is hosting "BCA Flash" on Saturday, January 20What:
BCA Flash is a one-day event for 6th-8th graders hosted by Bergen County Academies students.
Middle School students can take 4 courses in one day. Courses cover the whole range of offerings at BCA:
science and technology
Information about course offerings, schedules and online registration ($20 to cover costs) is available online:
Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:15 am - 3:00 pm
Bergen County Academies
200 Hackensack Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601Participation may not affect admissions decisions, but it is still a great way to get a glimpse into some interesting subject areas, as well as seeing what Bergen Academies has to offer.ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS APPLYING TO BERGEN ACADEMIES/BERGEN TECH/APPLIED TECHThe deadline to fill out the online application to these schools is Thursday, December 14.This is also the deadline to hand in Teacher Recommendation Forms to teachers, and the School Transcript Form to me.We are approaching winter break, so this is an important deadline to ensure your documents get received by the schools in time.Hackensack Freshman Shadowing ProgramPlease refer to "Hackensack Shadowing Form" under Class of 2018 Information located on the left-hand side of the page for directions on how to sign up for Shadowing Day at Hackensack High School.8TH GRADERS INTENDING TO APPLY TO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLSIf you have not done so already, please hand in a Ninth Grade Applicant Record Form to the Guidance office by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27(Click HERE for form)This is to make sure there is enough time to get all records ready and obtain teacher recommendations.Applications and all supporting documents (report cards, test scores, etc.) are due to all Catholic high schools by DECEMBER 4.PARENTS OF 8TH GRADERS:Hackensack High School has again moved their Open House date due to a scheduling conflict. Below is a flyer regarding the event, now scheduled for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 at 6:45pm in the auditorium. If you have any questions please contact Principal Jim Montesano at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thursday, November 2, will be "Mix It Up at Lunch Day""We ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with profound implications that we encourage educators to include in year-round efforts to promote healthy, welcoming school environments. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away."Each lunch period, students will sit at a table designated by different categories, then partake in a fun activity to experience working together with classmates they may not normally sit with.Attention 8th grade students wishing to apply to Catholic high schoolsOnline registration for the COOP entrance exam closes this Wednesday October 25. This exam is required for application to Catholic high schools.
(Refer HERE for online registration instructions)
After you have registered, be on the lookout for test admission letters in the mail the first week of November.
The exam will take place on November 10.
Monday 10/16: Wear orange to support anti-bullying
Tuesday 10/17: Be a hero against violence- Wear superhero gear/shirt
Wednesday 10/18: Being a friend is “no sweat”- Wear sweats
Thursday 10/19: “Causing others pain is insane”- Wear silly or mismatched socks
Friday 10/20: Wear maroon or "Midland gear" to show our school is united against violence
Stop by the "Communication Station"!Ms. Nam will be available outside during recess for students who need help expressing thoughts/feelings, wish to clear up misunderstandings with a friend, or need advice with a problem.PARENTS OF 8TH GRADERS:Hackensack High School has moved their Open House date due to a scheduling conflict. Below is a flyer regarding the event, now scheduled for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 at 7pm. If you have any questions please contact Principal Jim Montesano at email@example.com.REMINDER FOR STUDENTS WISHING TO TAKE THE COOP EXAM FOR ENTRANCE TO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS:
If your child needs extended testing time on the COOP exam as granted through a 504 or IEP, the extended time request form is due by October 13.Link to the form HEREPlease note, the form should be mailed to the Archdiocese of Newark (address at top of form). They are requesting that forms be RECEIVED by October 13. Please email me if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.orgAttention Parents of Eighth Graders:Hackensack High School will be holding an Open House on November 1 at 6:45pmTopics to be covered include academics, student activities, support resources and the athletic program.Any new information will be put in the "OPEN HOUSE DATES" section on the left-hand side under "Class of 2018 Information"Midland School will be celebrating the Week of Respect through "Mission:Kindness" where we attempt to complete one kind action every day.Monday 10/2: Hold the door open for someone elseTuesday 10/3: Pick up a piece of litter and throw it out to show we care about a clean schoolWednesday 10/4: Pay someone a complimentThursday 10/5: Walk quietly through the halls to let other students concentrateFriday 10/6: Give a smile to each person you see!I will be going into the classrooms in the following weeks to give presentations on topics such as Frienships, Put-ups, Diversity, and Personal Differences.**CORRECTION: BELOW IS THE UPDATED CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL EXPO INFO FOR THIS YEAR**For 8th grade students/parents wishing to gain information on several different catholic schools in one event:(Paramus location date: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 @ Visitation Academy)Bergen County Technical Schools: Teterboro, Applied Tech, & Paramus Open House Registration is NOW ACTIVE
Please register as soon as possible as spaces may fill up.
Registration for Bergen County Academies will open on OCTOBER 11, 2017For 8th grade students/parents wishing to gain information on several different catholic schools in one event:(Paramus location date: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 @ Visitation Academy)ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF 8TH GRADE STUDENTS
I have distributed packets of information regarding options for high schools and an overview of the application processes/open house dates in the eighth grade homerooms. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me (email is the preferred option at email@example.com). In addition, I will be at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 28 from 6-8pm if you would like to meet with me then (the Guidance office is located in Mr. Cannici's old office).Welcome back to another school year!My name is Liz Nam and I am the new school counselor at Midland. I was here previously at the end of the 2015-2016 school year and feel very lucky to be back working in this great community. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's academic or behavioral progress please do not hesitate to reach out to me either via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (201) 843-3120 ext. 124. Also, please note that the guidance office is now located next to the old main office.I wish you and your students a wonderful school year!for additional updates!