American Apartheid’s Social Segregation – PUBLIC SCHOOL WORKS IN NEW JERSEY! Edison, Van Gelder, La Fronz, Einstein & The Boss cannot be wrong!

American Apartheid, or as it is commonly avoided as a phrase American Segregation grows worse in the state of New York as the public and private schools separate who will have a life of impoverished misery and who will live from compound interest from a trust fund many times before any child in New York is born.


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If nothing is done about it, the outsourcing of jobs will get worse, we will have one uber-snob class consisting of approximately 10-20% of Americans while everyone else tries to find food stamps. Our version of the French Revolution would have already occurred but for the overkill in the available weapons – West Virginia & Columbine & need I say more?

The public schools in New Jersey *work* – because yes, President Bush, thee ain’t no trickle down to PS 144 on 2ND Avenue. Not gonna happen, as your dad would say. I am most proud to present some mean speed music tempo graphs of artists who have a New Jersey PUBLIC SCHOOL education.

Below is my old school. I thank the good Lord every day that my dad never wasted his money on The Choate School, Deerfield Academy or Andover Academy. This is my old school, where I had many GREAT teachers as that of a JOHN BILLARD, MS. CZEKA [sp], MR. HEINZ, MR. LUCIANO, MR. ROESER, MR. SCHNAEBERGER, MR. GARBACCIO AND THE MANY NAMES I HAVE IN MY YEARBOOK, and of course the SUPREMELY COOL BUS DRIVERS AT;

Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan

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Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan
100 Central Avenue
Old Tappan, NJ 07675
School district Northern Valley Regional High School District
Principal Fred Hessler
Asst. Principal Lucile Nicolaysen
Javier Rabelo
Enrollment 1,280 (as of 2005-06)[1]
Faculty 91.7 (on FTE basis)[1]
Student:teacher ratio 14.0[1]
Type Public high school
Grades 9 – 12
Athletics conference North Bergen Interscholastic Athletic League
Motto We strive for the best!
Nickname Golden Knights
Color(s) Blue & Gold
Newspaper The Lance
Information 201-784-1600

Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan is a comprehensive four-year regional public high school serving students from several municipalities in Bergen County, New Jersey. The high school serves students from the suburban communities of Harrington Park, Northvale, Norwood, and Old Tappan. Students from Rockleigh attend the high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship. The school is one of two high schools that are part of the Northern Valley Regional High School District.

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,280 students and 91.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 14.0.[1]

The high school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the New Jersey Department of Education.







edit] Awards and recognition

For the 1994-96 school years, Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education[2], the highest award an American school can receive.[3][4]

The school was the 18th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 314 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September 2008 cover story on the state’s Top Public High Schools. The school was ranked 25th in the magazine’s September 2006 issue, which included 316 schools across the state.[5]

[edit] Extracurricular activities

The school administration and faculty support and encourage student participation in the variety of sports, social and academic club activities.

Controversy Struck the School in the start of the current (2007-2008) school year in regards to the GSA, or Gay Straight Alliance. The Club has officially changed its name to avoid any trouble. The Student body’s opinions are split on this issue.

[edit] Athletics

The school offers over 23 sports, which include participation at the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity level (46 teams) in the North Bergen Interscholastic Athletic League, as well as 60 co-curricular and intramural activities.

The Boys’ Basketball team won the 2006 North I, Group III tournament, defeating West Milford High School by a final score of 56-54.[6]

The 2007 Girls’ Basketball team won the North I, Group III sectional championship, topping Teaneck High School 56-48 in the final game.[7]

The 2007 Girls’ Volleyball team won the NBIL league title ending with a record of 21-3.

The 2008 Baseball team won North I, Group III sectional title over Montville High School.[8] The team moved on to win the school’s first ever New Jersey Group III State Championship with a 16-4 victory over Wall Township.[9][10]

[edit] Music Program

The NVOT music program is led by Mr. Curt Ebersole, who directs all instrumental groups (except Jazz Band, which is directed by Mr. Matt Bilyk), and Mrs. Janine Nehila, who directs all choral groups. The instrumental groups include Concert Band (Freshman), Wind Symphony, Jazz Band, and Marching Band. The choral groups include Freshman Chorus, Concert Choir, Barber and Beauty Shops, and a newly formed honor ensemble called ACE.

The Wind Symphony is well-known for winning many awards at competitions, and the String Ensemble is one of the best high school level orchestras in the nation. The Golden Knights Marching Band is not competitive, but is growing at a very fast rate (they had 107 members total in the 2007 season, many of whom were freshmen). They perform at the North Jersey Band Festival at Montclair State University every year. In 2007, their flute section won “Most Musical” at the All-State Band Festival in Wayne, New Jersey, coming less than 2 points from a gold rating overall.

NVOT, as well as Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest (NVD), each put on a musical theater production sometime around March. At NVOT, the play is produced and directed by Mr. John Housley, while Mr. Ebersole co-produces and conducts the pit.

[edit] Administration

Core members of the school’s administration include:[11]

  • Fred Hessler – Principal
  • Lucile Nicolaysen – Assistant Principal
  • Javier Rabelo – Assistant Principal

[edit] Noted alumni

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. ^ a b c d Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 26, 2007.
  2. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), accessed May 11, 2006.
  3. ^ CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department, Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. “The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state’s testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve.”
  4. ^ Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test; The Washington Post. September 29, 2005 “For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school.”
  5. ^ “Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank”, New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  6. ^ 2006 Boys Basketball – North I, Group III, NJSIAA, accessed March 19, 2007.
  7. ^ 2007 Girls Basketball – North I, Group III], NJSIAA, accessed April 28, 2007.
  8. ^ 2008 Baseball Tournament – North I, Group III, NJSIAA. Accessed August 18, 2008.
  9. ^ Baumiller, J. C. “Golden Knights cop first state title”, Northern Valley Suburbanite, June 18, 2008. Accessed August 18, 2008.
  10. ^ 2008 Baseball Tournament – Public Semis/Finals, NJSIAA. Accessed August 14, 2008.
  11. ^ 2006-07 Parent Handbook, accessed November 25, 2006.
  12. ^ USA Swimming – History/Coaching Legends
  13. ^ Swim Across America.
  14. ^ Glimpsing the Divine through Sports
  15. ^ Home Is Where the Heart Is, Education Next, 2006 No. 4, accessed December 6, 2006.
  16. ^ 2006 Baseball Media Guide, p. 7. Wesleyan University, accessed March 19, 2007.
  17. ^ Poetry Night At Jimmy’s Cafe, Harlem Live. Accessed October 7, 2007. “He is an Italian American, from New Jersey who attended Northern Valley Regional High School and St. Thomas Aquinas College.”
  18. ^ “ANOTHER CHANCE WHITE SOX GAMBLE BY PLAYING PASQUA”, [[The Record (Bergen County)|]], October 6, 1993. “You might remember Dan Pasqua, star for Northern Valley at Old Tappan, Division III All-American for two years at William Paterson College, third-round draft pick of the Yankees.”

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Author: Schneider

Recovering from 5 brain operations, savage subarachnoid aneurysm. Member of New York bar, May 1991-peresent. "Nothing can stop the man with right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude" - THOMAS JEFFERSON