The River Dell Athletic Department and its director Denis Nelson congratulate our senior student/athletes who have committed to intercollegiate athletic participation next year at the first of our collegiate athletics' signing ceremonies today. The student/athletes are:
From November 3 to 11, five teams (each with 3 students) from River Dell High School participated in the online cyber security competition, Easy CTF (https://www.easyctf.com/). Out of a total of 1668 high school teams in the contest, teams from River Dell ranked 64th, 65th, 66th, 476th and 916th. The advisers are Dr. Chin Chu and Mr. Donald Seok.
The Debate Team continued its winning ways last Friday. Juniors Jake Campbell and Joe Choi received the third place team award, and Jasmine Song again was named best judge of the tournament. The event was held at North Bergen High School with Tenafly, Leonia and Bergenfield also competing. The team's coach is Ms. Rachel Geschwind.
The Syracuse University Project Advance Sport Management students took a field trip to Metlife Stadium this week to learn more about careers and the workings of a professional stadium. They had a tour, spoke with many employees, and gained some valuable insight into sport management. Their teacher is Mr. Dennis Sasso.
The Debate Team had another successful varsity tournament last Friday. Juniors Jake Campbell and Joe Choi went undefeated and claimed the second place overall team award. Junior emily DiMaulo-Milk received the second place overall speaker and junior Lauren Chen was named the best judge of the tournament. The tournament was held at Dwight Englewood, with Bergen Academy, Northern Valley-Old Tappan and Wood-Ridge high schols also competing. We are very proud of our debaters and their coach Ms. Rachel Geschwind.
The Robotics Team is off to a great start this year. Demon's Run (the team's name) went to Bayonne High School on Sunday, October 25th and took 6th place during the actual meet. However, thier perforance was so good that they were chosen for the finals. They were part of an alliance of teams that included Wayne Hills and Chatham which competed against three other allied teams. Theirs was the winning allied team and this marks the best start to a season in River Dell history. Congratulations to the team and their adviser, Dr. Ed Houston.
The Debate Team is off to a great start! At their first tournament on October 16th, seniors Jeen Kim and Judy Oh were the only team with an undefeated record for the day and won the first place trophy! Junior Emily DiMaulo-Milk was named the third place speaker of the day, and junior Jasmine Song was presented with the Best Judge of the Tournament gavel. The tournament was held at Bergenfield High School with Dwight Englewood, Fort Lee and Ridgefield Park in attendance. The adviser is Ms. Rachel Geschwind. Go Hawks!
The River Dell Marching Band won second place at the Manchester Competition on Saturday, october 17th. They also performed at Oradell Family Day on October 18th. Don't miss them on Sunday, October 25th when they will be the host band at The North Jersey Band Festival at Montclair State University where they will play The National Anthem and perform first. Congratulation to Mr. Mike O'Reilly, his staff, and the band.
On Friday, October 2nd, Detective Ryan Magnotta of the Bergen County Bureau of Criminal Investigation, (BCI) a division of the Sheriff’s office, was guest speaker at River Dell High to the 120 Forensic science students. The students have been studying crime scene management, evidence collection and classification. Detective Magnotta shared with the group a case from 2006, called “Too Fat to Kill” according to Dateline NBC, the network that aired the case of the murder of Pharmaceutical Executive, Paul Duncsak of Ramsey, NJ.
The case background exemplified how detectives collect evidence and consider witnesses to interview and interrogate. Evidence ranged from ballistics and firearms to fingerprints, locked doors ‘picked’, license plate recognition technology and phone records that coincided with witness statements. The case was concluded and the victim’s father in law, Ed Ates, was convicted of first degree murder.
The presentation concluded with an eager question and answer session. Thanks to Detective Magnotta for bringing authenticity into the forensic classroom. Ms. Joanne Pawlowski is the teacher of this subject.