Category Archives: Schools Scene

Find out what’s going on in the RFH Regional High School and Rumson and Fair Haven school districts.

Break a Leg at the Basie Awards, RFH!

Tonight’s the night. It’s the 12th annual Basie Awards, celebrating the talent of area high school students and their mentors.

This year, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) actors, singers, musicians, directors, producers and tech crew have netted 17 nominations.

They are:

• Outstanding drama production, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight;

• Outstanding lead actor in a drama, Calvin Bruno, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight;

• Outstanding direction in a drama, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Suzanne Sweeney;

• Outstanding set design in a drama, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Matthew Leddin;

• Outstanding lighting design in a drama, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Matthew Leddin;

Musical Productions

• Outstanding musical production, Tarzan;

• Outstanding lead actress in a musical, Rachel Makstein, Tarzan

• Outstanding supporting actor in a musical, Jake Rallo, Tarzan;

• Outstanding chorus, Tarzan;

• Outstanding featured ensemble group, Tarzan, The Gorillas;

• Outstanding featured ensemble group, Tarzan,  Island Spirits;

• Outstanding student/adult orchestra, Tarzan, Amy Fredericks;

• Outstanding direction in a musical, Tarzan, Suzanne Sweeney;

• Outstanding choreography, Tarzan, Jen Costa;

• Outstanding set design in a musical, Tarzan, Matthew Leddin;

• Outstanding lighting design in a musical, Tarzan, Matthew Leddin;

• Outstanding musical direction, Tarzan, Amy Fredericks.

RFH Summer School Class Schedule Released

The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) summer school schedule of academic enrichment classes for high school students in and out of district and night courses for adults has been released.

There will be two sessions. Summer Session 1 for students will run Monday through Thursday from July 10 to 20. Summer Session 2 for students will run Monday through Thursday from August 7 to 17.

Courses geared to incoming freshman students are: Technology in the High School Classroom, How to Effectively Write a 5 Paragraph Essay, Writing for Freshmen in History, and A Recipe for Success: How to Get the Most Out of High School.

Courses are also offered for students in areas of special interest, such as Broadcasting Journalism, Explore the World of Astronomy, Music Recording and Production, and Science behind the Music.

For students taking the SATs, the Princeton Review SAT Ultimate Prep Course includes fourteen afternoon sessions running from July 10 to Aug. 2. It is The Princeton Review’s most intense classroom preparation option with 25 hours of instruction plus four full-length practice SATs and access to their online student portal. A special relationship with the RFH summer program allows students to pay $899, a $200 discount from the regular price of $1,099.

Evening courses open to adults and students are Ceramics Studio/Raku Firing (July 6 to 25) and Getting to Know Your DSLR Camera (July 10 to 20).

For more information or to register online, visit the RFH website or  click here.

— Edited press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

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Fair Haven Students’ Visit with a Famous Author

Third grade students from Sickles School shared lunch and conversation with children’s author Patricia Polacco.
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A wish came true for students in the Fair Haven School District when children’s author Patricia Polacco paid a visit recently.

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Lunching With a VIP at Sickles School

Fair Haven kids recently did lunch with a VIP.
It’s an annual school event dubbed Lunch with a VIP.  It offers students the opportunity to connect with a loved one during the school day in a celebratory atmosphere.

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Knollwood Students Get a Glimpse into the Life of an Author

Award-winning young adult fiction author Jordan Sonnenblick speaks to eighth grade students at Knollwood School
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Award-winning young adult fiction author Jordan Sonnenblick visited Knollwood School recently to give students a glimpse into the mind of a writer who explores teenage life.

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Focus: Backstage at RFH with Broadway Stars of the Future & Present

Stars were rising and shining on Monday night when talent from Monmouth County schools and a few Broadway stars got together Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) and sang and danced for a place to call home for homeless teens.

Teens, pre-teens and even some pint-sized tykes put on a Night of Future Broadway Stars show for the sake of Covenant House in Asbury Park.

They do it every year. 

Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect caught up with the stars and budding stars backstage at RFH before show time. Bravo, cast!

Take a look and see if you recognize anyone … (Oh, and don’t forget to click to enlarge the slideshow and photos below!)

— Elaine Van Develde

 

RFH Stage Set for ‘Night of FUTURE Broadway Stars’ Benefit

The stage is set for area teen talent and Broadway stars to bring down the house at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) to benefit homeless youth with the third annual Night of FUTURE Broadway Stars.

The proceeds of musical extravaganza set for Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. go to the homeless youth programs and services offered at Covenant House in Asbury Park, serving Asbury, Long Branch, Keansburg and other shore towns.

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