• Future Filmmakers

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 11/23/2016

    Congratulations to Aidan McGinty, Mary Akdemir, and Olivia Stewart; their films, made in media class, The Man From Yesterday and A Dancer's Life, have been selected to be shown at Ramapo College's High School Film Festival.  The festival will be held on Sunday, December 4th from #:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Their teachers is Ms. Stephanie Griffin.

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  • Debate Off To A Great Start

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 10/31/2016

    River Dell Debate continued our excellent season, with seniors Emily DiMaulo-Milk and Jeein Youn going 4-0 and capturing the second place team award.  Emily also earned the second place overall speaker award. Senior Lauren Chen once again was named the best judge of the tournament.  The tournament was held at Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest, with Bergen Academy, Cresskill and Bergenfield High Schools also competing. Barbara Connolly and Rachel Wolczak are the team advisors. Go Hawks!


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  • Bergen County Chorus Members Announced

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 10/31/2016

    The following students have been accepted into the prestigious Bergen County Chorus this year:

    Caroline Mui-5th place alto 2

    Hahram Kim-4th place bass 2

    Mark Edelstein

    Victoria Twardzik-8th place soprano 2

    These students will perform with the Bergen County Chorus on January 15, 2017 at Paramus High School.  Their teacher is Ms. Kathy Zintel.

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  • Halloween at River Dell

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 10/31/2016

    Halloween was a great time for both staff and students to share their creative costumes with the school:

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  • Chemistry Happenings

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 10/31/2016

    Mrs. Pawlowski’s chemistry students with dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) demo for Halloween showing sublimation in action.

    Front to back clockwise-Catherine Halligan, Aaron Furneaux, Natalie Steimle, David Gibbons



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  • Interact On A Roll

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 10/24/2016

    .  For the last 4 weeks, Interact students have been helping out in the community.  On October 1st and 15, students volunteered their time by unloading pumpkins for the First Congressional Church of River Edge.  In those 2 days, they helped unload over 3000 pumpkins.  On October 7th, 25 students showed up and helped with the Harlem Wizards game.  Some students helped serve dinner, some helped with the meet and greet and collection of tickets.  Some students got into selling souvenirs and one student got picked to be in the game as a referee. Intereact is the student group that is a part of Rotary and its advisers are Olga Sagalchik and Jeanne Massaro.







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  • Sport Management at Metlife Stadium

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 10/24/2016

    Last week, the students enrolled in our Syracuse University Sport Management class had the opportunity to visit Metlife Stadium where they received a tour and heard about careers in sport management.  In addition to the tour, they attended seminars and were able to interact with professionals.  Mr. Dennis Sasso is the teacher.





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  • Debate Off To A Great Start

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 10/17/2016

    The varsity Debate Team got off to a great start. Seniors Emily Dimaulo-Milk and Jeein Youn were undefeated and won the first place team trophy. Emily also was named the day's best speaker. Senior Lauren Chen was determined to be the Outstanding Judge of the tournament. All of River Dell's competing teams had winning record. The debate was held at Cresskill High School and the other attending schools were Ridgefield Park, Becton, Bergenfield, North Bergen, Leonia, and Wood-Ridge. We are looking forward to another strong season.  Go Hawks! Ms. Barbara Connolly and Ms. Rachel Wolczak are the team advisors.


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  • Career Readiness

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 10/14/2016

    Career Exploration students visited  the Farleigh Dickinson University- Leadership Workshop.

    Our students participated in mock interviews, team building exercises, and explored various leadership roles.



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  • SUPA Forensics Lesson

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 10/6/2016

    On Wednesday, 10/5, the Bergen County Sheriff’s office visited the SUPA Forensic Science classes.

    Detective Ryan Magnotta presented a criminal investigation of a murder in Ramsey, from 2006, that was solved by the BCI; Bergen County Criminal Investigative Unit.

    Officer Hagopian brought his partner, ‘Flash’ the K9, to demonstrate how the dog is able to detect drugs and to discuss under what conditions the officer and K9 may search.   The SUPA Forensic Science teacher is Ms. Joanne Pawlowski.





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