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Paramus School District

District News

There's a lot happening in our vibrant school district! We’ll include all the latest district news on this page. Make it your first stop when you visit our website to stay updated on all the latest.

Summer Reading 2018

Research shows that students who do not read continually over the summer lose competency both in fluency (the ease with which we read) and comprehension. We are committed to ensuring that this does not happen to your child. We want you to enjoy your summer break, and reading some great books is just another way to help you do that! For your convenience, you may access summer reading and course assignments using the links below.

Power of Dance 5 Celebrates Movement

View photos of the Power of Dance performanceOn Wednesday, May 30, Power of Dance 5 once again exemplified the power of message through movement. The power of diversity, the need for acceptance, and the beauty of tolerance spoke loudly to the audience through carefully selected musical pieces brought to life by thoughtfully choreographed arrangements by Mrs. Claudine Ranieri. The evening began with “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and concluded with an explosive and electrifying piece, “This Is Me,” which embodied acceptance and celebrating tolerance for all humanity. It also featured senior dance honors student choreography from Nicolette Forero, Stefania Sciglitano, Isabella Livosli, and Gabrielle Lo Bue, which included powerful mission statements. In addition to a special collaborative performance with choir director Ms. Cascione, chambers singers and dance honors performed “Let the River Run.” The featured highlight of the evening was the collaborative performance of the West Side Story Suite with band director Mr. Donellan, honors wind ensemble, and all dance students celebrating  Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthdays, which brought the audience to their feet in a standing ovation. It was truly an amazing night for all!

District Holds First String Festival

On May 3, Paramus Public School District orchestra students participated in a string festival featuring the fourth grade orchestra, the middle school orchestras, as well as the chamber strings and the Paramus High School String Orchestra. The evening culminated with over 200 students playing a beautiful arrangement of "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven. Many thanks to our music teachers for organizing the event - Ken Korn, Reita Powell, Kristine Hart, Kerry Russo, Angela Girvan, Kim Chiesa, and Judy Wilkes. It was a great night!

Students Selected for All-State Choir

Selected from over 800 students from New Jersey, the following PHS choir members are now members of the 2018-2019 New Jersey All-State Choir. 

  • Katherine Horne – Alto I
  • Joyce Ko – Soprano I
  • Katherine Scoullos – Soprano II

The students will perform alongside the New Jersey All-State Wind Ensemble at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in February 2019. Congratulations to our students and Ms. Cascione, director of choirs at Paramus High School.