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East Brook News

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Bergen County Middle School Chorus and Band

The Music Educators of Bergen County presented the 2019 Bergen County Middle School Chorus and Band Festival on November 17 at Bergenfield High School. Several East Brook and West Brook Middle School students performed by invitation and received recognition at the November 12 board of education meeting. Faculty Nicole Doyle, Rebecca Dugan, Angela Girvan, and Gregory Nalesnik helped lead the chorus and band. Congratulations to all the students and teachers who participated!

choir performing
Engineer Visit

Mr. Mark Love, a civil engineer with a background in highway design and transportation and planning, visited West Brook and East Brook Middle Schools on Friday, November 1, 2019. He gave a hands-on lesson to 8th grade algebra students as part of a program called Engineers Teaching Algebra.

Mr. Love began each 90-minute session by introducing students to drawings of the highway entrances and exits at a recently expanded mall and had a major intersection and traffic light installed. After giving students some basic engineering rules for traffic planning and traffic patterns, Mr. Love challenged them to develop a safe and efficient phasing plan for the traffic light signals to safely and smoothly address the volume of traffic in 90-second cycles. 

Students were actively engaged in problem-solving and excited to present their initial plans to Mr. Love. After their first attempt, students were able to modify their original phasing plans to become more sophisticated by handling greater amounts of traffic during each phase of the 90-second cycle and therefore improve how effectively the overall volume of traffic was managed. 

The 8th grade students were enthusiastic about the workshop, especially when they were able to solve real-life problems using the math they learn in school. 

Mr. Love continued to stress how important it is to learn algebra and the many careers students would be able to pursue as a result of their math studies. He also felt confident he had met some future engineers in the classes.

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Supporting Mrs. Mahfouz

Mrs. Schels, Mr. LoBue, Mrs. Mahfouz, Mrs. Vicari, Mrs. LaMothe and Mr. Aupperlee pose togetherFor the Week of Respect and Red Ribbon Week, our staff supported our very own teacher and ice hockey player, Alison Mahfouz. Mrs. Mahfouz plays ice hockey with a local Lebanese ice hockey team. The Lebanese Ice Hockey Federation (LIHF), also known as Hockey Lebanon/Lebanon Hockey, oversees the local and international ice hockey teams. The LIHF has been created to advance hockey initiatives of Lebanese-based players worldwide, in addition to enabling international development and representation of Lebanon in the sport of ice hockey.

Showing their support for Mrs. Mahfouz from left to right are: Mrs. Schels (teacher), Mr. LoBue (principal), Mrs. Mahfouz (teacher and ice hockey star), Mrs. Vicari (teacher), Mrs. LaMothe (teacher), and Mr. Aupperlee (assistant principal).

Pink Out!

Students and staff of East Brook Middle School turned the school into a sea of pink as many participants supported breast cancer research by wearing pink clothing. One of our students even brought in a pink violin! Donations that totaled $515 were collected by our student council and donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. East Brook is proud to support this worthy cause.

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