Research shows that musical training helps develop language and reasoning, a mastery of memorization, increased coordination, and a sense of achievement. Through music, students learn to strive to improve their work. Music students learn to want to create good work instead of mediocre work, and this desire can be applied to all subjects of study. Students at both Cherry Hill and Roosevelt Schools proudly performed in the Spring Concerts in April. Below is a compilation of photos and videos from both schools. Thanks to Mrs. Dent, Mr. Perrone, Mr. Scott, Ms. Bohajian for all of the music and dance concert performances! Congratulations to all students who participated!
Roosevelt Band, Chorus & D.R.U.M.
Cherry Hill Band, Chorus, Dance Troupe, Orff Ensemble, & Music Club
Thomas Fuller once said, "He that plants trees loves others besides himself." The first American Arbor Day was originated in Nebraska by J. Sterling Morton. On April 10, 1872, an estimated one million trees were planted in Nebraska. This April, River Edge Schools celebrated Arbor Day. Both Cherry Hill and Roosevelt Schools recited poems, sang songs, pledged to care for trees and planted trees. Dr. Tova Ben-Dov, Mayor Moscaritolo, River Edge School Principals, River Edge Shade Tree Commission, and others joined the schools in the Arbor Day celebration. Below are photos and video from the special day's events.
Roosevelt School Celebrates Arbor Day
Cherry Hill's Arbor Day Celebration!
In April, 5th and 6th Graders participated in River Edge health fair. This was an educational and interactive event designed to raise awareness about services and activities involving living a healthy life.
- Ms. Brush introduced Yoga, which, including breathing control, simple meditation, and bodily postures. Yoga is widely practiced for health and relaxation. (see first 8 pictures below)
- Mr. Jim Levis and the River Edge Ambulance Corp visited the schools to demonstrate how they operate in emergency situations. Students were able to go inside the ambulances and witness Mr. Armen and Ms. Christine Moran as model patients! (see pictures 9-16 below)
- Mrs. Naimaster got students moving with Dance Dance Revolution! Physical fitness is critical in living a healthy lifestyle. Students had fun while getting exercise! (see pictures 17-20 below)
- Mrs. Hodges presented a slide show promoting health awareness. Students were given an opportunity to recognize and discuss strategies for living a healthy lifestyle. (see last row of pictures below)
New Bridge Center Special Visitor
Kringle, an African Penguin, came for a visit to the Kindergarteners at New Bridge Center! It isn’t everyday that you get to see a live penguin up close and personal. Traveling all the way from Jenkinson's Aquarium, Kringle's handler explained the differences between penguins and other birds; she also enlightened the children about the different types and habitats of penguins, and the similarities of these species. Students learned that African Penguins can dive under water for up to two and a half minutes to catch small fish to eat! Everyone enjoyed Kringle's visit! Watch the video below and you'll see just how special an African Penguin is!
International Day at Roosevelt School
International Day was celebrated at Roosevelt School in April. The day promotes acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. Countries such as Korea, Italy, Africa and more were represented. The day allowed students to have the opportunity to try their hand at multi-cultural games, make crafts, wear cultural masks, participate in activities and hear stories of various cultures. Below is a picture of a West African Music Assembly which took place to help celebrate International Day at Roosevelt School.