Dr. Kristen Race will be speaking to parents and educators of children in grades K-12, on February 13th, 2017 at 7:30 PM in the auditorium of Bergen County Academies, and last roughly 90 minutes. The topic of the presentation will be based around mindful living and mindful parenting, and the desire to move from surviving to thriving based around an understanding of the stress response in the brain and how to incorporate simple mindfulness solutions to build resiliency to these stressors. There will be some experiential activities involved, and a question and answer period toward the end of the presentation will occur.
ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE A CURRENT PHYSICAL ON FILE, UPDATED HEALTH HISTORY UPDATE QUESTIONNAIRE AND REGISTERED ONLINE, IN ORDER TO TRYOUT.
Spring Sports Physicals will be offered by our school doctor on the following dates (no appointment necessary):
SPRING SPORTS INFORMATION
ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE A CURRENT PHYSICAL AND HEALTH HISTORY UPDATE QUESTIONNAIRE ON FILE, WITH YOUR CAMPUS NURSE, IN ORDER TO TRYOUT.
THE HEALTH HISTORY UPDATE QUESTIONNAIRE MUST BE COMPLETED EACH SPORTS SEASON.
IMPORTANT ATHLETIC LINKS
Link to Sports Schedule (please sign up for Alerts/Notifications):
Link to the Athletics Home Page
Content must be sent before or on the listed deadlines, with the proper subject lines. Please note, in order to make our printing schedule NO deadlines will be extended. We receive over 200 emails a day so it is critical that the correct subject line is used, it is the only way to ensure your content will make it into the yearbook.
Bergen Tech S.H.I.E.L.D. Peer Mentors Pet Supplies Collection will start on Monday, December 4th and your support would be greatly appreciated.
Donations Accepted: December 4th – December 20th, 2017
Drop off supplies in the boxes outside of the Counseling Suite.
If you have completed the online registration, but have not yet returned the paperwork and payment please do so no later than Friday. (Please note that to date, BCC has not cashed any checks)
If you still wish to enroll, we have created a google document for you to complete which can be found here: https://goo.gl/MwBPV6 . Once completed we will send a copy of the Bergen Community form for you to sign and return with your check made payable to Bergen Community College. This form will be sent to the email address that you provide.
Below is the list of courses that qualify for Bergen Community Dual Enrollment:
Your student MUST BE CURRENTLY ENROLLED in the course to apply for dual enrollment. Course marked with an asterisk * are 4 credit courses, the remainder are 3 credits. The tuition rate is $71 per credit, plus a $15 registration fee. It is important to note that transfer credits are at the discretion of the receiving college.
If you have any questions please reach out to the guidance department at 201-343-6000 x7733.
An Interactive Presentation of the College Admission Process
Guest Speaker Featuring:
Peter Van Buskirk
Parents and Students come and join us to learn what will happen to your college application behind closed doors!
What to Expect. . .
An interactive introduction to the selective college admission process, “The Admission Game” captures the perspectives of both “Dean” and “Dad” in a presentation that is sure to inform and motivate. Former Dean of Admission and father of three young adults, Peter Van Buskirk brings candor and humor to what can otherwise be a grim and clinical process especially at a time when economic uncertainty has changed many of the assumptions about access. His unique approach has helped more than 100,000 students and parents worldwide create productive and less stressful strategies for finding and getting into the colleges of their choice.
By transforming the audience into an admission committee at a mythical college, Peter reveals the seemingly capricious “back room” logic that often determines who is accepted and who is rejected at colleges every year. During this interactive session he provides insight and instruction regarding course selections, essay preparation and the role of standardized tests. He also unveils the “Hidden Agenda,” often overlooked factors that can mean the difference between acceptance and rejection.
Participants learn the importance of finding a good college “fit” and discover which criteria influence admission committee decisions. They are taught how to use those criteria for their own advantage. Peter then introduces them to four fictitious candidates. A spirited discussion about the candidates ensues as the audience weighs the relative merits of each, only one of which will be admitted to the fictitious college.
As the participants learn about the context for decision-making, they are left with practical strategies for competing successfully in a field of equally qualified applicants. They understand how the choices they make in the classroom and in life have a bearing on their competitiveness as candidates for admission. And they learn how to reveal their “Hooks” and tell their stories in a manner that will give them the competitive edge in the college admission process.
Please join us for a District-wide Parent Meeting that will discuss digital distractions and focus on strategies for reconnecting parents and kids. We will be joined by Dr. Tom Kersting, Psychotherapist and School Counselor and author of Disconnected.
The meeting will present strategies for:
We will also discuss the link between technology and our brains and the adverse effects technology can have on all aspects of our physical, emotional, and academic well-being.
Over the summer a small committee of parents began some preliminary discussions on setting up a committee too begin a Spring Baseball Training Trip. The group approached the Athletic Administration at Bergen Tech and received a favorable response provided the committee can raise the necessary money to offset the costs of a varsity baseball team plus two coaches to cover the expenses associated with airfare, ground transportation, lodging, and meals.
Although the trip is for just the varsity baseball team in order for it to be successful we would need buy-in and assistance from parents of all baseball players, so hopefully we can set up a system that can easily be replicated every year thereafter. It is incumbent that we do not make this trip only about the 2018 team but the future of the program.
A meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 8 PM at Bergen Tech Teterboro Campus – Room 906 (down the main corridor on the left hand side; use front glass doors for entrance) to discuss fundraising, trip options which are all cost dependent, and to determine level of commitment from the parents.
We have a very short window to make a decision and commitment, so it can be presented to the AD and Coaching Staff so they can make the final decision. Please send an email to Mr. Sarlo, if you are able to make it.