Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Thursday, February 21
Michael Pietrowicz of Little Vikings Football, who chaired the mayor's Fields of Dreams committee, sent an open letter addressed to school district leadership to Patch for publication. Dear Board of Education President Susy Golderer, board members and Dr. LeRoy Seitz, superintendent of schools: Thank you for conducting a special BOE meeting on Feb. 21 for the public to fully examine the current conditions at the two high schools' athletic complexes and to offer input as the board explores financing options and other potential opportunities to address the hazardous and unsafe conditions. The unacceptable and dangerous conditions have existed for many years and as time passes these issues will only further exacerbate. Over the past two years…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Parsippany residents go to the polls to decide if the township's high schools will get their Fields of Dreams.
Two months past Parsippany's last trip to the polls and more than a year after the town's Fields of Dreams debate began, residents are being asked to cast votes again: The Board of Education holds its special referendum Tuesday to decide the fate of its $7.7 million proposal for athletic improvements at Parsippany High School and Parsippany Hills High School What's proposed is a package including the installation of artificial turf fields to replace ailing football fields at both high schools and necessary stormwater management systems, new six-lane tracks, 80-foot lights (reportedly designed to minimize light pollution), Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant bleachers, fencing and public restrooms. The cost of the project, which would…
Peter Bradley calls the lack of information for fields referendum deliberate and accuses the BOE of lacking 'managerial courage.'
The Parsippany Board of Education's $7.7 million athletic fields referendum is scheduled for Tuesday. And with one day prior to the special election, many residents say they still have not received sample ballots in the mail. One township man decided to take action to ensure that people can make an informed decision at the polls. Peter Bradley created a flyer that he distributed to his neighbors over the past weekend. He said concern over the lack of information moved him to act—and he accused the school board of being deliberately slow in getting information to voters. "I’m convinced the BOE believes the referendum would fail if more people knew the full story," he charged. "I’d prefer a fair vote and let the results be what they may be. …
Video on the Go offers a look at the high schoolers' talents.
Parsippany Hills High School is celebrating Art Week. For the next five days, the school's corridors will be filled with the creative works of students, according to teacher Erica Pizza. She said students formed small groups to create pieces of art that could be displayed throughout the school to provide their fellow classmates with enjoyment and inspiration during their day. Video on the Go created a chronicle of the art on display so the inspiration could be shared throughout the entire Parsippany community.
Monday, December 17, 2012
PSC's U-17 team wins Super Y-League North American Championship over Newark's Ironbound Soccer Club Premier Strikers.
In a year filled with hometown athletic successes—the Little League World Series appearance of the Par-Troy East All-Stars, the 19-2, conference-winning Parsippany High School field hockey team, the Parsippany Hills High School Vikings nearly making the state football sectional championships—add one more. The Parsippany Soccer Club's U-17 team, the Gators, won the Super Y-League national title against the Ironbound Soccer Club 4-2 in extra time Dec. 11 in Bradenton, Fla. "This represents the first Super Y-League National Title for the Parsippany SC boys program," said PSC President David Ferguson. "It is a remarkable achievement for both our club and the Parsippany community. We are obviously extremely proud of this very talented group of…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Federal government dumps parts of nutrition policy imposed in September and boosts portion sizes for protein and grains.
Under the weight of complaints from students, parents and educators—and even a lunch strike by students at Parsippany Hills High School—the old school lunches are back. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday it will eliminate smaller portion requirements for grains and proteins in school lunches for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year. Those former requirements, which turned out to be unpopular in the township and throughout the nation, were mandated by the federal 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. Under the law, which took effect at the start of this school year, portion sizes for protein and grains were cut in favor of larger fruit and vegetable servings. The change did not go over well with students. Parsippany Hills …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Connor Clark signs a letter of intent to play college ball and to pursue a career in medicine.
Parsippany Hills High School scholar-athlete Connor Clark has his eye on the future, and it will include baseball. The senior recently signed a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period to play the sport for West Liberty University in West Virginia. "After speaking with a number of college coaches and receiving other offers, Connor decided to commit to West Liberty University, which is Division 2 baseball," said proud dad Matt Clark. "He will be attending West Liberty in fall 2013, where he will pitch and play first base." Clark said his son chose West Liberty for reasons that go beyond balls and strikes. "We are very pleased because the university is a good fit both academically and athletically for Connor," said Clark. "…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Vikings' run ends as unbeaten Hilltoppers advance to championship game.
Parsippany Hills High School's football team knew it was up against one of the best in undefeated Summit in Saturday's North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 semifinals. The unbeaten and perennial powerhouse Hilltoppers erased an early deficit and rolled to a 30-13 win at home. FINAL Led by quarterback Tyler Simms, the Vikings scored the game's first touchdown on a pass to Tyler Bartro at the goal line. That would be the last time Parsippany Hills would have the lead. Simms spent much of the game in the Viking backfield putting up 45 passes and completing 23 for a total of 301 yards. Simms target for 10 of those completions was Kire Milevski, one of which for a fourth-quarter touchdown.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Vikings players coming to teammate's aid
Monday, November 12, 2012
The school calendar will see changes as a result of the superstorm.
Parsippany's schools are getting "back to normal" following Superstorm Sandy, according to its superintendent. Dr. LeRoy Seitz said that after eight days off, students returned to school last Thursday. The storm will mean "a modification to the 2012-13 calendar," the superintendent said, however, specific dates for makeup days for the regular school calendar and for SAT testing are still in the process of being set. Seitz said a committee will come up with proposed dates for the school board's approval likely by the end of the month. There was concern in the community regarding the Board of Education building and Lake Hiawatha School, which took the brunt of the storm. The BOE site was repaired quickly and the building served as an …