Friday, March 8, 2013
Middle school students will perform Disney classic on high school stage March 15.
The Pearl R. Miller Players have been practicing to perform the Disney classic "The Little Mermaid" on the Kinnelon High School stage on March 15. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. and again on March 16 at 2 p.m. "The 60-minute musical, designed by middle-school aged performers, is based on the 2008 Broadway production and the 1989 animated feature film," according to a press release about the production. About 80 students will be performing in the play, led by faculty members Annie Raczko and Jennifer Gililand. The students will be singing all of the songs from the film, as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. "The Little Mermaid" is a story about a mermaid princess and her magical world under the sea and what happen when she…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
After Kinnelon took an early lead, the Chatham Cougars came back to win
The Chatham girls swim team was looking for an undefeated season and the opportunity to win their third state title in a row. In their way was Kinnelon, whose only loss this year came at the hands of Chatham. Kinnelon was sent home again as the Cougars won the state title Saturday at the College of New Jersey. Kinnelon won three of the first four events and went into the break with a 33-29 advantage. But after the slow start, Chatham rallied to defend their title. "We knew that Kinnelon was strong in the beginning and we knew we would probably be behind going into the 50-yard freestyle," said Chatham coach Frank DiGiacomo. "But we knew we would start making up the points around there." "I have to give it to Kinnelon, they were really good…
Friday, February 22, 2013
The girls of Kinnelon High School's swim team will face Chatham in state championship meet.
After another successful season, the Kinnelon High School girls swim team is headed to the final round of state championships this weekend. Kinnelon High School Athletic Director Scott Rosenberg said there's something special about this year's team. "They have an intrinsic motivation unlike many I’ve seen over the years in high school athletics," he said. Kinnelon will face the Chatham High School girls swim team, a team that defeated the Colts earlier in the season. Chatham girls won the final round of the NJSIAA Group Tournament, Public B last week against Haddonfield, the same team they defeated in 2012 for the state championship. The meet for the state title will be held Saturday at 12:15 p.m. at The College of New Jersey. Chatham swim…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Tests cost $89 each as student representative said her peers feel 'undermined.'
Being successful sometimes come with a price and for some Kinnelon High School students, that price may be too high. Kinnelon Board of Education Student Representative Anthe Stylianou was unable to make it to the Jan. 31 board meeting, but asked that her report be read aloud. In it, as read by Board Member Mike Petruccelli, she said that the high cost of AP exams discourages her peers from wanting to take them. "Students want to be challenged but they're feeling undermined and stressed," Stylianou wrote. Many students who are enrolled in AP courses take several AP exams per year. Board Member Brian Davin said he could sympathize with Stylianou's concerns and noted that his two high school-aged kids are planning to take the exams. "Between …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Borough offiicials congratulate football players, honor team with plaque.
It took 50 years, but the Colts got there. As a lineup of guys, some dressed in Kinnelon Colts jackets, stood before Mayor Robert Collins at Thursday's Kinnelon Council meeting to be honored for their achievement in winning a state championship game against New Milford, the mayor explained just what an accomplishment the win was, not just for the players but for the borough. This year's team was the first in Kinnelon High School's history to bring the program to the state level, let alone win the game. "You guys did something for the town as well as for yourselves," Collins said. "You have us proud in a very unique way." The varsity football players, who have been playing as a team for years, were confident going into the game at Kean …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Football players to unveil first state title banner during basketball game.
The Kinnelon Colts varsity football team will proudly hang their state championship banner-the first the school's football program has ever received-in the gymnasium Friday. Kinnelon High School Athletic Director Scott Rosenberg said the players, coaches, fans and school community will have a banner-raising ceremony at half-time of the girls basketball game around 7:30 p.m. The Colts snagged their first state championship title in December after defeating New Milford 26-14 at Kean University. The team had five interceptions in the game. The community came together to support the Colts before and after the win, with local officials commending the players and describing them as "role models" to youth sports participants in Kinnelon.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Pulled fire alarm prompts activation of emergency plan.
Kinnelon High School was evacuated this morning after a fire alarm was pulled by a student in the school, district administrators said. Administrators sent a message to district parents through the Textcaster system explaining that the school was evacuated at 8:30 a.m. as part of the emergency plan. "This was not a drill and by following our established emergency protocol and camera system, we found that the alarm was pulled by a student," the district said. The district said the student was identified through the camera system and immediately disciplined. Classes resumed by 8:52 a.m. and all students and staff members were safe. Patch will have updates on this story.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Six high school and nine middle school students selected to perform in state band.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The following was submitted by Kinnelon High School Band Director Ryan Stroud. Have something you want to announce to the community? Upload it here. The North Jersey Area Band is an Honor Band that auditions and selects students from nearly 50 middle and high schools in northern New Jersey. These selected students are invited to a weeklong festival that culminates in a performance at Mt. Olive High School on Jan. 13. The NJAB has been in existence for 50 years providing outstanding music students with an opportunity to play music at a high level with guest conductors and clinicians. This year, at the high school level, 400 students auditioned for 140 available positions in the band. From Kinnelon High School, six students were accepted. …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Councilman said kids were inspired by Colts' 'fantastic game' in state championship.
The banner has been ordered and the rings are being chosen. Kinnelon High School's team of varsity football players are officially state champions. The Colts returned to Kinnelon Saturday afternoon, escorted by Kinnelon Volunteer Fire Co. trucks, from Kean University where they defeated New Milford in the North 1, Group 2 state championship game 26-14. If winning breeds winning, as Kinnelon High School Athletic Director Scott Rosenberg believes, then the Kinnelon athletic department and community had better start preparing for more success. While the players were pushing themselves on the field, it was not just their parents watching. Kinnelon Councilman Jim Freda, liaison to the borough's recreation department, said Kinnelon kids who are…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Fueled by five interceptions, Colts cruise past New Milford to capture program's first title.
The Kinnelon High football team captured the program's first state title with a 26-14 victory over New Milford in the North Jersey Section 2, Group 2 championship game Saturday at Kean University. "This is the best feeling I ever had in my life," Kinnelon's Connor Villante said. The Colts recorded five interceptions and built a 20-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back. "We like to get the ball first and set the tone for the game," Kinnelon quarterback Sean Robbins said. "We have played together since the fourth grade. So many hours at the park waiting for this." After taking the opening kickoff, Kinnelon opened the scoring on Robbins' 28-yard touchdown just two minutes into the game. After the defense forced New Milford to punt, …