2000-01-08 / Columnists

The Week at

The Rock
by Stuart L. Astor

Mr. Thomas Cunningham, principal of Far Rockaway High School, joins with our faculty and staff to extend best wishes to the readers of The Wave and to all members of the Far Rockaway community.

Saturday Regents Preparation:

Starting Saturday, January 9, 2000 and continuing on the following Saturday, January 16, Far Rockaway High School will be offering free Regents preparation classes in all academic subjects. Regents examinations in English, science, math and social studies are scheduled for January 25 through January 28. English and Math exams will follow the "new" Regents models. This will be the last year for the older model social studies exam and the new science exams will be phased-in in 2001. All interested students are encouraged to attend these free tutorials on these Saturday morning, when two consecutive one and a half hour classes will be given, starting at 9:00 a.m. and continuing through 12 noon, except for English. Since the English Regents consists of two three-hour exams, Saturday tutoring will take place from 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m., as announced in a recent mailing to parents of eligible students.

Saturday Counseling Appointments:

Parents of Far Rockaway High School students are reminded that guidance counselors will be available on Saturday mornings to discuss issues that affect individual students. The counselors are prepared to confer with parents and/or guardians on such individualized topics as programming considerations, graduation requirements, disciplinary concerns and problems at home and in school. Parents can make appointments by calling Ms. Rinzler or Ms. Consor at (718) 327-6001 weekdays, or they will be seen on a walk-in basis, without an appointment, on any Saturday morning, holiday weekends excepted.

Steppers Perform:

Project Climb’s Step Team gave three performances in December, one at Beach Channel High School for its Christmas concert on December 22, one at P.S. 40 on Union Hall street in Queens on Saturday December 18, and another that same evening at a Kwanzaa celebration at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. The team consists of ten young women and one young man. Alphabetically, they are Joanna Boco, Tamika Davis, Ivan Hill, Jaquita Hill, Laurie Joseph, Shavone Lambert, Amanda Lawrence, Roslyn Lawrence, Latavia Lee, Octavia Smith and Sawara Robison. Our steppers are sponsored by Project Climb and its local Director, Ms. Joanne Clouden.


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