2000-09-30 / Columnists

The Week at The Rock FAR ROCKAWAY HIGH SCHOOL

HAYLES WINS CITYWIDE MILE RUN
by Stuart L. Astor

The Week at The Rock
FAR ROCKAWAY HIGH SCHOOL

FRHS girls track team started off the new year right on top. The first race of the season, last weekend, saw over 300 girls run the one-mile race at Van Cortlandt Park. Junior Marsha Hayles took first place in the entire city. She led six other girls who placed in the top finishers for the meet. These were Kariesha Reid, Taishi Hyatt, Sheleanne Fyffe, Doreen Russell, Kelly Hudson and Shelly Ann Clarke.

SAT PREP CLASSES ON SATURDAYS…

Preparation classes for the SAT exams began last Saturday, September 23 and will continue weekly for a total of six consecutive weeks. All students who plan to take the exam are welcome. Classes cover both verbal and math skills. They are held from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday mornings September 30, October 7, 14, 21 and 28.

COLLEGE NOW AT FRHS…

Instructors from York College of CUNY are teaching three college-level classes at FRHS, daily from Monday through Thursday for the rest of this term. These classes, in English, mathematics and psychology, are offered as part of New York City’s "College Now" program. Credit will be awarded by York College to all students who successfully complete each class. The college credit will be transferable to all CUNY schools as well as many other colleges.

FRHS RECRUITS STUDENTS AT HIGH SCHOOL FAIR…

On Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, several students, two assistant principals and Principal Thomas Cunningham represented Far Rockaway High School at the New York City High School Fair, held at LaGuardia High School. Presented to eighth-grade students and their parents from all over the New York metropolitan area, the fair allows young people to learn about and choose the high schools they will attend. At our booth, attendees could view a PowerPoint presentation about our school, see our latest yearbook, receive an FRHS tee-shirt and learn about our school’s unique advantages from Dr. Sloan, Mr. Sileo and a number of current students. Seniors Mohamed Amin, Nelida Fougere and Nkami Owate, among other FRHS representatives, led potential FRHS freshmen to appreciate our 22-team sports programs, our superior art, math, law and health careers specialties, our virtual enterprise company and other facets of the FRHS experience. Said Amin, "Talking to these eighth-graders was fun. Our school has a lot to offer them."

Following up the high school fair, FRHS will hold an Open House for interested future students and their parents on Wednesday, October 4, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


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