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Kevin comes to Far Hills from Ranney School in Tinton Falls, NJ where he increased enrollment in addition to developing and implementing strategic admissions plans. He is a seasoned admissions professional with ten years of experience at Ranney and Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, NJ.
Students joined science teacher Alex Marcoulides on a trip to Costa Rica this summer. They explored and experienced the country's rich biodiversity and learned first-hand about the country's 12 ecological zones including dry forests, rain forests, and cloud forests.
Dr. Janna Smith and Jennifer Wagar presented "A Strategy of Assessment for Learning," at a recent conference in Portland, OR. Far Hills is on the cutting-edge of assessments, incorporating innovative best-practices throughout all grades to ensure we appropriately and accurately measure student understanding and progress.
Tech Director Tye Campbell teamed with Finalsite founder and CEO, Jon Moser, at the recent Finalsite conference held at Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut to talk about the importance of data integration. Key to the presentation was the discussion of how to set up a single source system that feeds to the myriad disparate databases found in schools. Far Hills was the example used as a model on how to set up and run an efficient data integration system.
Students Sing at Carnegie Hall with the National Children's Festival Chorus at the Masterworks Festival
Far Hills students joined other student singers from across the country as members of the National Children's Festival Chorus, conducted by Elena Sharkova. The program included an array of choral works that included "O Lovely Peace" by Handel, from Judas Maccabeus, and "Life Thine Eyes" from Elijah by Mendelssohn.
The award is given after rigorous, first-hand observation by a team of retired music teachers from the NJ Music Educator's Association. The team was impressed with Ms. Burns' many teaching methods employed to assist students in understanding the basic elements of music including technology integration, sound, and movement.
They were among 262 third through sixth grade students from 91 schools and ten states who participated. Congratulations!
Four fifth and sixth grade students received the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth's prestigious High Award for academically advanced children.
Johnny Capobianco'12 and Jared Caputo '13 were part of the recent Newark Academy trip to China for an immersive learning experience.
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