I am pleased to announce that Bloomfield High School will start the year with two new assistant principals. Mr. Sebastian Powell will replace Dr. Pierce and Mrs. Elizabeth Petrangeli will replace Mrs. Schirm. Mr. Powell was a K-8 principal in Belvedere and he will be responsible for scheduling and overseeing the school counseling department. Mrs. Petrangeli was the Bloomfield district supervisor for social studies, science and world languages and is former Bloomfield teacher and student.
As we approach the start of the 2016-17 school year, I am excited about the prospects of continuing our journey towards excellence and to this end, several exciting programs will continue at BHS. The special Wednesday activity schedule will be in effect again this upcoming school year. This special schedule allows time at the end of each Wednesday for students to meet with teachers in small groups for extra help or to make up work. It also allows students to participate in school clubs and activities. This is a unique schedule that is designed to personalize the learning experience and allow students to make choices they think are important to their education. The Wednesday schedule will be held each regularly scheduled Wednesday throughout the year, starting September 14th.
In an effort to focus on students’ college readiness, BHS will continue to offer all juniors and seniors the opportunity to take the PSAT and the SAT, respectively, for free during the school day. It is our belief that by providing this opportunity to all upperclassmen it will help them improve their opportunity to gain entrance to the college of choice. Each senior’s packet has an informational letter about the October SAT.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Bloomfield Educational Foundation (BEF), we will continue to offer free after school SAT preparation classes to all interested juniors. This program has helped many students improve their SAT scores and will save our families hundreds of dollars. The BEF grant also pays for all Advanced Placement (AP) testing fees. These two programs are unique to BHS and would not be possible without the generous donation of the BEF and their members.
Bloomfield High School
Bloomfield, NJ 07003