Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A Nutley High School Student placed in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
A Nutley High School student joins the ranks of writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, and Joyce Carol Oates in earning kudos in the 2012-2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Regional winners of the competition have been announced; those students who have earned a "Gold Key" will see their work advance in the competition. Mady Thuyein won a Gold Key for collection of poetry. Student submissions are judged by luminaries in the literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Notable past jurors include Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Judy Blume, Paula Poundstone, Lesley Stahl, Billy Collins, and David Sedaris. Panelists look for works that best exemplify the Awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Raiders win winter tourney at Codey Arena
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that Nutley High School won the Essex County Winter Holiday Hockey Tournament "A" Division by defeating Livingston High School 3-1 on Monday,Dec. 31 in Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange. Arena Rink Manager Steve Ruggiero (right) presents the trophy to (from left) Assistant Coach John DeBlasio; players Anthony Gandolfi, William Paro and David Fierro; Assistant Coach Chuck Baker; Head Coach Eric Puzio and Assistant Coach Mike Falco.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Students never in danger, police said
Nutley High School was locked down Monday after a folding knife was discovered in a student’s locker, according to a statement from Nutley police posted on the school’s Web site. Police also said they did not believe any Nutley High student was ever in danger. School officials learned that a student may have brought the knife to school around 1:19 pm, then notified police and initiated the lockdown. A small folding pocket knife was discovered in the locker of the 15-year-old student. Police also learned the student may have had fireworks or black powder in his home. A search turned up blasting caps, the statement read. The youth was charged with one count of possession of a prohibited weapon and released to his parents.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
In game against Bloomfield Saturday, admission will be waived
Those planning to attend the matchup between Nutley and Bloomfield Saturday in Nutley won't be asked to pay admission to watch the gridiron contest. Instead, they’ll be asked to make a donation to the family of a young woman whose death earlier this month shook communities throughout the area, NJ.com reported. Christina Lembo, 16, was killed in a car accident in which another youth was also injured. Hundreds attended a funeral as well as a candlelight vigil for the varsity soccer player, while Belleville High School students have worn her number, 3, in her honor in the past few weeks. Clifton High School also honored Lembo’s memory with a moment of silence before a recent game against Bloomfield. The funds raised Saturday will be shared …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Rain moves game to the Kiwanis Oval in Caldwell.
The sun broke through the clouds long enough to allow the Nutley High School boys soccer team to square off against the chiefs from James Caldwell High School on Saturday. Earlier in the day, the Nutley freshman boys lost to the West Caldwell players by a score of 3-1. But Nutley got its revenge, by scoring two goals against the varsity players to win the match. The scrimmages took place during the Caldwell/West Caldwell Soccer Saturday celebration.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Class of 2012 Commencement moves from outdoors to high school gym as school officials make best of stormy weather and Valedictorians remind crowd, "You Only Live Once."
A last-minute lightning storm may have forced the Nutley High School commencement into the gym, but it didn't seem to dampen the mood of the overflow crowd, some of whom had to watch the ceremony televised on screens. Co-Valedictorians Jared Lin and Vahid Hoshmand had the same message for their 291 classmates at the 2012 Commencement Ceremony for the senior class Friday night. Valli Hoshmand smiled with pride as his son, Vahid, delivered a Valedictorian's speech challenging his fellow graduates that "YOLO, you only live once, so make it meaningful and exciting." Lin similarly told his classmates, "Let your life mean something. Live to learn, only then will learn to live, YOLO!" Ashish Aman, the class Salutatorian, spoke about arriving in …
Nutley Walker Middle School and elementary school students compete successfully in Essex County compeition.
Students at John H. Walker Middle School Trivia Team and Nutley's Elementary School Trivia team finished first and second, respectively in in the "Academically Speaking" trivia competition. The Essex County Steering Committee sponsors this annual event, open to all school districts in the county, according to Superintendent of Schools Russell Lazovick. The Middle School Team winners are: William Stavriotis, Alex DeMartino, Declan Intindola, Frank Geltrude, Jake Ifversen, Silvan Sooksatan. The four eighth grade students who competed for the final time are: Dante Intindola, David Dizdari, Sebastian Ruiz and Hamid Hoshmand. The winners for the Nutley Elementary Team are: Jack Christman, Vincent Elopre, Carrie Zhang, and Sean Fitzpatrick. The …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Nutley High part of a national ranking done by Newsweek and the Daily Beast.
Nutley High School was recently ranked 958 out of 1,000 as part of Newsweek and the Daily Beast’s annual high school rankings. According to the Daily Beast, the schools were ranked based on six main components: graduation rate, college matriculation rate, AP/IB/ AICE tests taken per student, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/IB/AICE scores and AP courses per student. Nutley High School received a Newsweek score of 0.15 with 89% of graduating students attending college and an average of 3.8 for AP scores. “The criteria for ranking in this survey are in sync with an overall goal of the Nutley Schools,” Mayor Alphonse Petracco said. Upon hearing of the selection, Petracco immediately credited the Superintendent, Board of Education, …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Belleville and Nutley Class of 2012 Commencement ceremonies planned for early evening Thursday and Friday, then graduates will party at Project Graduation.
Even though high school students in Belleville will graduate tomorrow, Nutley students will have to wait until Friday for their ceremonies. But, after both graduation ceremonies are a memory, the schools will provide Project Graduation celebrations that will continue late into the night. Ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. in both towns, with graduates marching into Belleville’s Municipal Stadium and Nutley’s Park Oval, respectively. In the event of rain, diplomas will be handed out in the school’s auditoriums. Project Graduation is a drug- and alcohol-free event to keep graduating seniors out of trouble. Fundraisers are held throughout the school year to help offset costs of the event. Students and parents run car washes, clothing drives, fashion …
Monday, May 7, 2012
High school senior raise money with a car wash and clothing drive
Despite the random bits of rain, Nutley High School seniors raised $442 washing down cars Saturday morning for three hours, Lydia McNulty, the chairperson of the Nutley High School Projection Graduation, said. Two brave students, Sarah Cetrulo and Rory Gallagher, dropped their pants, laughing, to try and convince drivers to pull into the school on Franklin Avenue for a $5 car wash. The students also ran a clothing drive at the same time, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., which resulted in a mountain of bags in front of the school. The drive received help from the Family Service Bureau Thrift Shop, 172 Chestnut Street in Nutley, Dorothy Huey, coordinator of the clothing drive, said. The shop donated bags and she collected them on her porch for over a …