1999-10-23 / Columnists

The Week at

The Rock
by Stuart L. Astor

On Wednesday evening, November 3, from 5:00 through 8:00 p.m., parents, students in grades seven and eight, and all other interested members of our community here in the Rockaways are cordially invited to visit Far Rockaway High School. Mr. Thomas Cunningham, principal, extends this invitation so that "everyone will be able to share our enthusiasm for our school and the many advantages it offers our students."

The Open House will be preceded by a buffet supper served in the student cafeteria at 5:00 p.m. Tours of the building will begin at 6:00. Visitors will become acquainted with several new technologies and will learn about the many forward-looking programs offered by Far Rockaway High School. Demonstrations will take place in our Internet-ready computer labs and the piano lab. Staff and students will also describe new science programs, regents preparation techniques, literacy initiatives and virtual enterprise activities. Our newly expanded art program will also be introduced. Visitors will also be able to learn first-hand about our well-known nurse-assistant training program.

Long-term features of the school will be shown, such as our recently renovated swimming pool and our weight room. Far Rockaway's Gospel Choir will also perform during this gala event.

The purpose of this Open House is to reintroduce our community to FRHS. According to Principal Cunningham, "We want to be more than this neighborhood's zone school. We want to recruit the best youngsters in this area to become our students. Together, the teachers, parents and students have created a new tradition of excellence at Far Rockaway High School." Come be part of our wonderful honors program, health careers, law, creative arts and business programs.











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