Congratulations to Joyce Miketzuk the FLHS Staff Member of the Month for April.
The Fort Leeder was awarded first place among hundreds of high school newspapers nationwide, from the American Scholastic Press Association for the second year in a row! Congratulations to Ms. Karabatsos and her staff!
We are happy to highlight the amazing programs and activities occurring in our high school. Our hope is that this newsletter provides the Fort Lee Community an opportunity to share the pride felt daily within the school building. April Edition
The Mock Presidential Election was the concept of Ms. Capalbo in her AP Government and Politics class.
(People’s Voice Party)
The runner-up is: Hana Badivuku
(Human Advocates for America Party)
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!
Next year Fort Lee High School will be offering more than 15 additional courses in areas such as; Forensics, Landscape and Floral Design, Robotics, 3D Design II, Dance, Statistics and Probability, Korean I, Mandarin Chinese I, Marketing Education/Cooperative Work, Topics in Computers and Technology Honors, Sports & Entertainment Management, Myth, Fantasy & Science Fiction, the Graphic Novel, Movies and Literature, Literature, Film, and Culture of Asia, Journalism II, and Italian Honors!
View the course descriptions here! --> New Courses Offered 2016-2017
March 1st is the kickoff period for our annual Fort Lee Film Commission sponsored Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County High School Student Film Festival. The entry period runs from March 1st through July 1st and entry forms are available via a download at www.jerseyfilmmakersoftomorrow.org. The top prize is the James Gandolfini Best of the Fest Award, which includes $500 and internships at Downtown Community Television Center and Sirk Productions Digital Studio both of Manhattan. This year our lead sponsor is iPic Theaters of Fort Lee. They are opening the first cinema in Fort Lee since the 1980's as part of the new development near Main Street. As a result our awards ceremony and finalist films screening will take place on November 5th at 2pm at the iPic Theaters of Fort Lee.
Attention Students: If you are interested in course advancement over the summer please complete the attached form and return it to your guidance counselor by June 4th. In person summer school placements will be available in May 2016. Educere Online Learning courses are listed below:
Original Credit http://goo.gl/XVUhRi
Credit Recovery http://goo.gl/wh8Nv3
Course Advancement Form
Attached you will find the first edition of the FLHS Counselor's Corner. The School Counseling Department is a driving force in the development of college and career readiness, as well as social-emotional competency of the students. The purpose of the Counselor’s Corner Newsletter is to update all high school parents and students on the activities and events that have taken place since September, as well as to inform the school community of the exciting events that will occur during the second half of the school year. [The Counselor's Corner Edition #01]
We are happy to highlight the amazing programs and activities occurring in our high school. Our hope is that this newsletter provides the Fort Lee Community an opportunity to share the pride felt daily within the school building. February Edition
Attention Parents: The PTA Parent/Counselor Meet and Greet was a huge success! If you missed the event and would like information about test-optional universities, the newly designed SAT, the ACT, SAT Subject Test and how to read the newly designed PSAT scores please utilize the linked handouts from the presentation. Students will also be given this information via guidance counselor classroom lessons!
200 Test Optional Schools
SAT & Test Optional Increases Per Year
What is Test Optional?
Analyzing PSAT Scores
SAT, ACT, SAT Subject & PSAT Informational Seminar
Student Scheduling Letter To Parents: Please read the attached letter in regards to 2016-2017 student scheduling. If you did not receive this letter via School Messenger on January 22nd please contact Ms. Mary Battista at201-585-4675 ext 6522 to update your email address. [Student Scheduling Letter]
Students and Parents: Linked you will find a quick reference guide to understanding the PSAT Score Report as well as other information that will assist students in college readiness. This information will also be reviewed in your child's English classes. Thank you.
Understanding the PSAT Score Report
Parents- Linked below you will find the Incoming 9th Grade Parent Orientation Presentation. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Lauren Glynn, Principal or Mrs. Lauren Carrubba, Director of School Counseling Services, with any questions. We look forward to the Class of 2020 joining FLHS in September!
9th Grade Parent Orientation Presentation
The 2016-2017 Program of Studies has been released. All students should review this document prior to their one to one scheduling meeting with their guidance counselor. FLHS will be offering almost twenty new courses next year!
We are now on Instagram and Twitter:@FortLeeHS
Please click on the image or see the attached message regarding an important medication recall. [Inhaler Recall]
Attention Seniors and Parents: Are you looking for more information on financial aid and the FAFSA? Register for one the attached events as soon as possible:
2016 NJ FAFSA DAYS
We are very pleased to announce that our high school newspaper, The Fort Leeder, has been awarded FIRST CLASS with One Mark of Distinction by The National Scholastic Press Association. The NSPA is a national organization that is membership-based, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious award bodies in high school journalism, comparable to the Pulitzer Prize. Adviser and Journalism Teacher, Sophie Karabatsos, and the entire staff of The Fort Leeder are very proud of their hard work and this prestigious national recognition.
Attention Students and Parents- FLHS and Farleigh Dickinson University have developed a relationship which provide our students the opportunity to earn college credits while attending high school classes. Please see the attached letter for additional information linked here: FDU College Credit Letter