Rumson-Fair Haven French II students Thomas Montalbano, Chloe Reynolds, and Kenneth (Kenny) Gilvary are shown creating story books for use by children in a Haitian orphanage.
Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
In a group project for the French II classes of teacher Christine Berg, French II students at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School have created iBooks that will soon be enjoyed by children in Haiti.
The imaginative original stories – written in French, the literary language of the Caribbean nation – will be stored on two iPads, and shipped to an orphanage in Haiti. The project, coordinated through the Haitian People’s Support Project, is being funded by a grant from Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey.
The graduation ceremony for Forrestdale School’s Class of 2015 was held at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School on the evening of June 17, during which Rumson Board of Education President Colleen O’Connor and Deane-Porter School Principal Shari Feeney awarded diplomas to 118 students.
SGA Secretary Ryan Champeau, presenting the Class Gift, announced that the Class of 2015 would be providing a Bulldog mat for the entryway of Forrestdale School. Speakers included District Assistant Principal Amy Romano, Forrestdale School Principal Jen Gibbons, and SGA President Maxwell Connery, who recalled his time at Forrestdale School as a new student by observing that “I was made to feel included immediately, and then I came to realize what is unique about Forrestdale…we are free to be who we are thanks to an environment of acceptance.”
Forrestdale Music Teacher John Lebitsch led the Graduation Ensemble in performances of the Processional (Pomp and Circumstance) and the Recessional (Stargate VI).