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.
The Kaplen Jewish Community Center (JCC) on the Palisades, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Tenafly (NJ), is accepting applications for its 2017-18 JCC Scholar Athlete Awards Program. The awards will be announced at the 1st Annual JCC Sports Night of Champions on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (at the JCC) featuring father and son, Phil and Chris Simms as the keynote speakers.
The JCC Scholar Athlete Awards Program honors student-athletes in their senior year who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, their schools, and within their communities. At this event, we will award two Scholar Athletes (one male and one female) with the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Scholar Athlete Award and each athlete will receive a $3,600 college scholarship. This community-wide event supports scholarships for children, families in need and seniors who benefit from JCC programs and services.
Additional information and applications are available at www.jccotp.org/athleteawards.
Please note: the application is due no later than October 1.
This meeting will cover topics such as:
The BCTHS - Teterboro Campus Parent Partnership Organization's (PPO) mission is to support the school and build a community from our diverse group of students and their families.
Our membership fee per family is $50 for the 2017-2018 School Year. We do very little additional fundraising, so the membership fee allows us to continue the various programs that we have offered in the past and with your help, we can add some new and exciting ones as well. We are striving for 100% participation.
The PPO Membership Dues ($50/Family) fund activities that enhance your children's high school experience. We invite you to join the PPO, participate in the monthly meetings and volunteer at events. Together, we can continue to serve our school community in ways that positively affect you and your children.
Projects funded by the PPO include are not are limited to:
Your 2017-2018 PPO Advisory Board are:
There are lots of ways that you can give back to the school and community.
Or if you would like to speak with a PPO representative to discuss how you can volunteer, please e-mail: email@example.com.
The Bergen Tech Parent Partnership Organization (PPO) will be hosting a bake sale fundraiser in the school cafeteria during Back to School, September 14th. If you are interested in donating homemade or store bought baked goods or are able to assist us that evening, we would greatly appreciate your time and assistance.
We hope to see you all that evening and to have your support in making our first fundraising effort a success!
Bergen Tech Student Council decided two years to participate annually in this charity walk in honor of a lost member, who passed away in 2015 due to a food allergy. Even if you didn't know the student or you weren't close to the person, you can still help make a difference too. When registering, donations are welcome, but not a requirement for participation. Friends and family are also welcome. Shirts for the walk will be on sale.
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
If you cannot attend the walk, we urge you to donate to the team's effort, click here.
Date: Wednesday, August 23rd
Time: 8:30 am - 1:30
Lunch: BYOL or Pizza ($5)
Please confirm attendance and lunch using the online RSVP provided to you in your packets.