Congratulations to Ms. Reina Sandouk and the FLHS Winter Color Guard on their first place finish at the USBands National Championships held in Toms River, NJ. The guard competed in the Scholastic Novice division. This was Fort Lee High School's first-ever foray into winter guard competition.
On January 31, 2014, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, sponsors of the oldest and most prestigious writing competition in the nation, recognized eight FLHS students for their creativity, technical skill and personal voice and vision. (The Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards began more than 90 years ago as a small writing contest with a $5 prize and six winning applicants; today more than 90,000 teens in grades 7-12 submit more than 185,000 works of art and writing in 28 categories.) The following juniors and seniors received awards in the regional competition, which includes New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.
Bernadette Darcy Personal Essay “Answer Me”
Tae Park Science Fiction “Does the Caged Robot Sing?”
Connie Bak Flash Fiction “And the Innocence Will Burn into the Night”
Mariya Bershad Personal Essay “Running Home to My Brother”
Joy Chen Poetry Collection
Ji Won Lee Personal Essay “’Those’ Moments”
Knar Marashian Personal Essay “Deaf but Not Deaf”
Silver Key/Senior Portfolio:
Joy Chen “Sincerely Life”
Aliza Ohnouna Humor “Dear Senioritis,”
Recently, an assembly was organized at the Fort Lee High School to honor and welcome Mr. D.R. Mehta, the founder of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, popularly known as the Jaipur Foot. BMVSS serves disabled people by providing artificial limbs, calipers, and other aids and appliances, totally free of charge in over 27 countries, such as Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan, and many more. Besides providing limbs, BMVSS provides economic support and livelihood through portable tea stalls to produce daily income. - Vibhor Dhadda, FLHS Junior [More information]
Fort Lee High School performed very well in 2012-2013 according to the New Jersey Department of Education. The school's Academic Achievement, College and Career Readiness, and Graduation and Post-Secondary performance were rated high to very high as compared to schools across the state and within its peer group (e.g. Parsippany Hills HS). In the area of Academic Achievement FLHS achieved 100% of its performance targets outperforming 79% of the high schools educated students with similar demographic characteristics. Regarding College and Career Readiness FLHS outperforms 70% of schools statewide and 80% of schools with similar demographic characteristics. Finally, FLHS met 100% of its performance targets in the area of Graduation and Post-Secondary performance measures. Additionally, FLHS outperformed 77% of high schools statewide and 94% percent of schools with students with similar demographic characteristics in this area. According to the New Jersey Department of Education Fort Lee High School continues to progressively improve its performance in all areas. [FLHS Report]
Due to the cancellation of Financial Aid Night, please take a look at this detailed, information guideline for completing the FAFSA. [More information]
During the month of October, through the Fort Lee Booster Club and the Fort Lee Fanatics, the Fort Lee Girl's Volleyball team sold pink 'Hope & Strength' bracelets to raise money for cancer awareness. The girls were able to raise $1,000 which will be donated to the American Cancer Society! Great job girls!
Attention Parents! The Student Representative body, working in conjunction with Administration, has developed a policy that will reinstate the open campus lunch for Juniors and Seniors at Fort Lee High School. This policy will feature new protocols that address safety issues and other concerns. Freshmen and Sophomores are prohibited from leaving the building. Please review the attached consent form. [Consent form]
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