2000-03-25 / Columnists

The Week at

The Rock
FAR ROCKAWAY HIGH SCHOOL
by Stuart L. Astor

Non-Violence Week…

In honor of non-violence week, FRHS has sponsored two assemblies. One, on Tuesday, March 21, featured representatives from the Queens County District Attorney’s office as well as a representative of the anti-violence group, Gun Runners. The second assembly, on Wednesday, presented a larger group from the Gun Runners organization. During the week, students handed out (and encouraged their peers to wear) light-blue anti-violence ribbons.

Yearbook Boosters…

The yearbook staff and their faculty adviser, Mrs. McCauley, are seeking booster ads as well as display advertisements for the Class of 2000 yearbook. Booster messages range from $2.00 to $5.00. Interested family and community members can call Mrs. McCauley at (718) 327-6000.

Celebrities Named…

Ms. Lorraine Ashepa, coordinator of Student Activities, has announced this year’s student and faculty celebrities. The senior class judged the best student athletes to be Tracy Anne Gordon and Okenfe Aigbe; the best dressed, Charlene Brown and Rene Ramirez; best personalities, Lanelle Robertson and Eduardo Muniz; best looking, Savita Corlette and Frederick Collins; most likely to succeed, Lyana Muniz and Gregory Bernier; most intelligent, Jean-Paule Christie and Dewayne Brae; most unique Shivani Premchand and Ian Davidson; friendliest, Kharen Moy and Raul Ticas; most artistic, Alisha Daley and, most popular, Kiesha Salvant. Among teachers, Ms. Ashepa and Mr. Carpentier were judged most popular; Ms. Fertig and Mr. L. Cohen, funniest; Ms. Spence and Mr. Persaud, most dedicated; Ms. Jacobs and Mr. Cole, best dressed; Ms. Jacoby and Mr. Stern, toughest; and Ms. Hughes and Mr. Neylon, friendliest.

Staff Development Training…

In the interest of keeping the faculty and staff of Far Rockaway High school current with the school’s significant technological advances and sociological responsibilities, several varieties of training have been made available. On Wednesday afternoons after school, Mr. Taruskin is offering both introductory and intermediate classes in computer use. In addition, several staff members, including Mr. R. Ramnarine, Mr. Astor and Ms. Setoute, are attending Microsoft’s introductory classes about Windows 2000 technology. Also on Wednesdays, Ms. Amy Dattner, FRHS’s LEOC (Local Equal Opportunity Coordinator), has been attending professional training sessions.

Free Adult Education Classes…

Once again we announce that parents and community residents will have the opportunity to take classes on Thursday evenings. FRHS is offering a course entitled "Introduction to Technology," taught by Mr. R. Ramnarine and another, entitled "Aerobics and Fitness," taught by Mrs. E. Turner (For this class, please wear exercise clothing.). Classes begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8:30.

 

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