• Model Congress Selects Reps

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 3/31/2015
    Congratulations to juniors Jordyn Rocca and Rachel Okrainsky who have been selected to represent River Dell at the Model Congress on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Ridgewood High School.  According to Ms. Dawn Rivas, the adviser, the girls will have the opportunity to learn about the legislative process, research current bills before the House and interact with the Congressional staff.  
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  • Select Choir Hits High Notes

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 3/23/2015
    River Dell's Select Choir performed at the 25th Annual Roxbuty Concert, Show and Jazz Choir Invitational last Saturday at Roxbury High School where 24 elite choirs from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware came together to perform for adjudication. Several students were entered into the Solo Division Competition where they sang individually and received feedback from the judges in front of a live audience.
    The Select Choir received a Silver rating, missing gold by a few points.  In the solo competition, Jordan Auriemma was selected in the show/pop category and Christian Davakis in the classical.  Special achievement awards were presented to Nooree Choi for her fine piano accompanying for the Select Choir and Christian Davakis for his tenor solo.  Congratulations to all and music teacher Kathy Zintel. 
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  • All that Jazz

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 3/18/2015
    Congratulations to Aidan o'Connor, who has been accepted into the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education's Region I Jazz Ensemble.  Based on his auditions, he received the highest score on tenor sax and the second highest score on alto sax in all of North Jersey.  Mr. Mike O'Reilly is his teacher.
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  • Debate Ends Season on a Win

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 3/2/2015

    The debate team closed out its regular season in fine style last Friday.  Senior Captains Charlie Lee and Joon Seo again captured the first place overall trophy with another undefeated performance.  Joon was awarded the second place speaker award and Charlie placed third.  Sophomore Lauren Chen was named best judge of the tournament.  The event was held at Ridgefield Park High School, with Becton Regional, Dumont, Fort Lee and Wood-Ridge also participating.  Rachel Geschwind is the debate team coach. We are incredibly proud of all of our debate team members!Kudos to their coach, Ms. Rachael Geschwind.


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  • Discovering Careers in Sports

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 2/11/2015
     Yesterday, Mr. Sasso took his Syracuse University Introduction to Sports Management classes to the MLB studios in Secaucus.  The students had the opportunity to see Studio 42, named for Jackie Robinson.  The studio hosts the MLB draft, all special events and guests, as well as Diamond Demo instructional segments.  Everyone agreed that this was a great learning experience.mlbtrip  
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  • Teen PEP Working Hard

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 1/22/2015
    Recently, the students in our Teen PEP (peer education program) participated in a seminar given by Allison Bressler of "A Partnership for Change."  The seminar focused on dating abuse and students learned about the signs of abuse and methods of preventing it.  The students will be teaching what they learned to our peer leadership groups.  The program was sponsored by the ORADELL KIDS FOUNDATION and was very well received by all who attended.  Ms. Maureen Kiel is the Teen PEP teacher.
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  • Bon Appetit!

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 12/15/2014

    Students in Mme Broomall's Honors French 4 class visited a French Cooking blog http://www.nicerendezvous.com/car/200908023466/actu-n-1335.html to learn to make Salade Niçoise. Students brought in the needed ingredients, learned to prepare an authentic vinaigrette, and then wished each other, "Bon appetit" !

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  • TAC Volunteers

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 12/8/2014
     Teens Against Cancer members volunteered at the Christmas party for Tomorrow's Children of Hackensack Hospital.  This is just one of many activities that the club is involved in during the year.  Their adviser is Ms. Lucy Trotter.TAC  
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  • Bergen County Band

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 12/5/2014
    Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to participate in the 2014 BERGEN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BAND:
       Geisu Ann-1st flute and was the second high score on her instrument
       Nicholas Cardone-second chair bass clarinet who had the third highest score on his instrument
    Mr. Michael O'Reilly is their band teacher. 
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  • Our Most Excellent Select Choir

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 12/4/2014

    Congratulations to the RDHS Select Choir for their tremendous performance this morning at the North Jersey School Music Association High School Region I Choral Festival held at Teaneck High School!!  They received an Excellent rating (highest level) from both adjudicators who personally approached their teacher, Ms. Kathy Zintel, to compliment the choir’s tremendous level of excellence and artistry. The Select Choir will perform again at the High School Winter Concert on December 18th.


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