Latest High School News & Announcements
Glenstock Shirts On Sale Now!
One Week Only!
Glenstock Tee-shirts on sale NOW thru Thursday May 23. Please print out the order form and return it with payment to
Mrs. Cella or put in box in the attendance office.
- Glenstock Tshirt Order Form
Glen Rock High School Named to Newsweek magazine’s top 2,000 high schools in the U.S.
For the second year in a row, Glen Rock High School (GRHS) has been named to Newsweek magazine’s list of the top 2,000 high schools in the country. For 2013, GRHS is ranked 218, up from a ranking of 287 the previous year. Data used in the analysis is self-reported by the institution for the 2011-12 school year.
According to the publication, the ranking highlights the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation, “…those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads.” The list is based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent.)
“Glen Rock High School is proud to be associated with the 2013 Newsweek report on America’s Best High Schools,” said Dr. Paula Valenti, superintendent of schools for the Glen Rock School District. “According to the report, Newsweek and The Daily Beast analyzed graduation rates, participation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs, accompanied by acceptance into a two- or four-year college in the calculation. The 2013 methodology was also updated to include a weighting of the percentage of students enrolled in an AP, IB or Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) course.”
Valenti continues, “It should be noted that the Northeast produced 25 percent of the top schools and we are proud that Glen Rock High is among those selected for the roster. Of particular interest is that Glen Rock High School is the number one Bergen County comprehensive high school on the roster! Our students, teachers and staff are among the brightest and the best, and are led by outstanding administrators! They have made their school, community and families proud.”
GRHS Principal John Arlotta, who took the helm in July 2011, states, “We are flattered to be recognized amongst the top high schools in this country. We are proud of our fine student body and staff, which are most responsible for this ranking. We continue to explore ways to personalize the education for each of our students by increasing rigor and offering associated opportunities, based on our students’ talents, passions and interests.”
GRHS currently serves 726 students in grades 9 to 12.
9/12 Generation Project
As part of a generous donation from PSEG, Glen Rock High School will receive a free 9/12 Generation Project, which includes an educational video, teacher's guide and service-learning projects. The project teaches students compassion, diversity, kindness, volunterring and overcoming tragedy through hope by focusing on educating students about 9/11 and the kind acts of 9/12. On May 21, all 10th grade students will view the video and create Stars of Hope, one of the service-learning projects. These wooden stars will be decorated with inspirational messages and sent to Boston.
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GRHS Apparel Sale
Student Council is selling GRHS apparel. There are many different items to choose from. Show your Panther pride by placing your order today!
- GRHS Apparel Sale Order Form
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
There is relatively new legislation regarding Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB). Our district has always taken student misconduct seriously, in all forms, and will continue to do so. We support the goals of the law and will fully implement its requirements. The legislation requires reporting of suspected HIB, investigation and determination of whether the behavior is HIB or not. It defines specific reporting and follow-up activities. Harassment, intimidation or bullying means any gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or technological threat whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that takes place on school property, at any school sponsored function, going to and/or from school, or off school grounds that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other pupils.
The district policy and contact information for the Anti-Bullying Coordinator is available on the district website. The High School Anti-Bullying Specialist is Mr. Joseph Sutera.
He can reached at (201)-445 7700 or via email at email@example.com .
Click here to access the form needed for reporting.
Additional Security Protocol
Beginning on Monday, October 15th, any student entering the building from 7:07 AM until 7:30 AM , must enter through the Hamilton Entrance and will be directed to the cafeteria unless they are meeting with a teacher. Similarly, any student still in the building from 3:30 PM until 4 PM, who is not at an athletic practice or meeting with a teacher, will be directed to The Media Center.
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Annual Integrated Pest Management Notice