Gifted & Talented Hoboken students
This note was sent in by Hoboken411 reader Jean Marie Mitchell:
Saturday U Students
“This past Saturday morning at 9am, Jack Raslowsky visited the Hoboken Public Schools’ Saturday U program held at the Hoboken High School. He made a special visit for the children to congratulate them on their achievements and to encourage them to continue their spark for learning.
The program consists of children from grades 3-6 who have tested as advanced proficiency in the standardized NJ ASK test with a score of 250 or above. It is a 16-week program of accelerated academic and liberal arts courses. The classes are held in the Hoboken High School. They take courses in Math & Finance, Computer Animation, Fine Arts, Science & Geography, Language Arts, and Latin Dance. The children attend the courses from 9 a.m. – 12 noon every Saturday. At the end of the program, the children go on a field trip, receive a certificate of achievement, and are treated to a barbeque luncheon. Last year the children went to tour the American Museum of Natural History and attended the Space show at the Hayden Planetarium in the Rose Center for Earth and Space.
Pictured are many of the students in the program along with Gary Enrico, the program director, and Jack Raslowsky, Superintendent of the Hoboken Board of Education.”