1999-10-09 / Columnists

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The Rock
by Stuart L. Astor

Dates announced for open school night:

The year's first Open School/Parent-Teacher Conference night and afternoon will be held on the evening of Thursday, October 28, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., and the afternoon of Friday, October 29, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Hispanic Heritage Month collaboration:

Students from both bilingual and English-speaking classes worked together to honor Hispanic Heritage Month on September 30, when Mr. Sabbah's first, fourth, and sixth period bilingual Social Studies classes were combined with Mrs. Mcauley's art classes. The students succeeded in creating art and craft objects associated with Central-American countries, such as molas, textile prints from Panama, and Ojos de Dias, or "God's Eyes," constructions of yarn and crossed sticks, from Mexico. Colorful and exciting, these objects demonstrated considerable talent on the part of these students and will be displayed throughout the building on open school night and afternoon. The collaboration was notable for the atmosphere of harmony and serious concentration enjoyed by all students who participated in this first-time effort.

College fair emphasizes new standards of literacy:

This year's College Fair, held on Wednesday, October 6, was open to all FRHS students in an effort to sensitize the students and their families to today's requirements for higher education. In keeping with our school's commitment to improving student performance for the new millennium, FRHS rededicates itself to meeting the higher Regents and college entrance standards now in effect.

Saturday SAT classes:

Free preparation for the SAT and PSAT college-entrance tests is still available for the next three Saturday mornings, October 9, 16 and 23. Classes are conducted by members of the faculty of York College

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