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PAGE 10 - THE GAZETTE December 2009

Celebration Season at Corpus Christi School

The Holiday Season is in full gear at Corpus Christi this November. The month features Third Graders celebrating saints and Eighth Graders stressing over very important tests.

One of the most treasured traditions at Corpus Christi School took place on Novem- ber 2, 2009, when the Third Grade participated in the All Saints Procession. Every child picks a saint, does research on them and then dresses in the appropriate clothing for their saint. They then prepare a short presentation for their family and friends in the Chapel.

On November 6, Eighth Grade students were working those no. 2 pencils during the COOP (Cooperative Admis-

sions Examination Program). It is this test, along with their middle school grades and activ- ities that will help them to get into Catholic high school. They will get notification of their ac- ceptance on January 22nd, with registration for school taking place in February.

Corpus Christi students celebrated Veterans Day by wearing their finest Red, White and Blue on November 11.

Preview Day, on November 12 allowed interested families to tour the school. Preview Day is an open house for families interested in seeing Corpus Christi School (Pre-K3 and Pre-K4) in action. Private guided tours were available for both the Early Childhood Learning Center and the K-8

building.

Parent-Teacher conferences took place November 18 from 1-3 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. There was a noon dismissal that day.

On November 19, the little ones in Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 were in their school finery for what may be their first school pictures; also that day, graduat- ing students took their official graduation pictures.

The Thanksgiving prayer service was scheduled for 9 a.m. on November 25 with a 12 p.m. dismissal. School re- sumes on Monday, November 30. Story and photos provided by Kevin O’Rourke. ###

Chip Dee Academy Opens in Heights

Chip Degaard, longtime certified music instructor of Hasbrouck Heights, and career professional musician, has opened Chip Dee Academy of Music at 195 Boulevard, Has- brouck Heights, N.J.

The Chip Dee Music Academy gives area residents of all ages the opportunity to have quality music instruction at an affordable cost.

The studio is a profession- ally sound-engineered envi- ronment, complete with sound proof recording studio.

Rotary Delivers Dictionaries to 3rd Graders

Members of the Little Fer- ry/Moonachie Rotary Club presented dictionaries to the Robert L. Craig School Third Grade classes.

The Rotary Club is an organization of business and professional leaders that pro- vides humanitarian services, encourages high ethical stan- dards in all vocations and

builds goodwill and peace in the world.

Clubs work on projects relating to health, hunger, en- vironmental concerns, literacy and vocational assistance, drug abuse and assisting senior citi- zens and young people. Photo provided by Little Ferry/Moon- achie Rotary Club. ###

Bands, as well as solo per- formers, will be able to record and produce demo CDs and tracks of professional quality at the new studio.

“Kids love music, and par- ents love to see them have fun, not to mention the discipline and language skills music pro- vides, “ says Chip Dee.

Chip adds, “We saw the need for providing a larger space, to give students the op- portunity to have small group lessons. Music is a social as well as individual event where a student can be part of an ensemble, and have a solo rep- ertoire as well.”

Moonachie Scouts Meet “The Newspaper Guy”

On Friday, November 13, 2009, The Gazette Newspaper publisher, Fritz Rethage, dis- cussed journalism with Moon- achie Scouts working on their journalism merit badge.

He gave an overview of broadcast and print media to include magazines, national and local daily newspapers, the

monthly community Gazette Newspaper and the Moonachie Messenger newsletter.

He explained factual jour- nalism, provided photography tips and detailed the print pro- duction and mailing process for delivering the news to the reader. ###

The Chip Dee Academy of Music caters to instruction of many instruments and styles of music, including: piano, guitar, bass, drums and percussion in the styles of classical, rock, (all styles), jazz, folk, and country. Instruction in songwriting and composition, and sound engi- neering and recording is also available.

For more information call: Chip Degaard at 201-288-8245. ###

Boys’ State Delegates Honored and Sought

Michael Ruggiero, Steven Winka, and Joseph Romano each received a “Certificate of Appreciation and Participa- tion” for attending the Ameri- can Legion Boys State in June, 2009. The three seniors, who attend Hasbrouck Heights High School, were delegates spon- sored by the Capt. James B. Scarr American Legion Post 106. Boys’ State local chair- man Peter J. Gallo Jr., presented the certificates to the seniors.

American Legion Jersey

Leadership Training for Teens Offered

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a leader? The Hasbrouck Heights Public Library is offering a workshop for teens in Grades 6-12 to explore this question on Tues- day, December 29, 2009, from 2-4 p.m.

Debbie Emery from the Volunteer Center of Bergen County will identify the quali- ties of successful leaders; help teens to identify their leader- ship style; and discuss the per- sonality types commonly found in group situations and how to the work with them.

The very interactive work- shop is designed to convey these topics through various games and experiences. Reg- istration is limited to 15 par- ticipants. Call Catherine at 201-288-6653. ###

Boys’ State (ALJBS) is a myth- ical fifty-first state organized and administered for citizen- ship training purposes under the auspices of The American Legion, Department of New Jersey. A session of Jersey Boys’ State has been held an- nually since the first session in 1946. Held at Rider Uni- versity every year beginning on Father’s Day, ALJBS has a strong tradition of education, patriotism and excellence in the development of tomorrow’s leaders at our weeklong hands- on program.

Only high school juniors are eligible for the American Legion Jersey Boys’ State Program. Each delegate is sponsored by an American Le- gion post throughout the state of New Jersey. They expect about 900 delegates to attend the 65th Session of New Jersey Boys’ State at Rider University in June 2010.

Peter stressed that college admissions officers are im- pressed with applicants who have special achievements such as being a Boys’ State Delegate, an Eagle Scout, etc.

The local American Le- gion is presently looking for boys who reside in Hasbrouck Heights and have a desire to attend Boys’ State in 2010. Interested boys should contact Peter at 201-288-0276. Story by Peter Gallo Jr. ###

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