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May & June Events

The end of the year is fast upon us.  Please keep a copy of the May calendar handy.

Monday May 13, the 8th grade will visit the Jewish Heritage Museum in Manhattan

MAP Testing begins on May 14th and will continue to May 30th, depending on your grade.

The 4th quarter is half over, and progress reports will go home Monday 5/13.

Xavier HS HAP for 7th grade boys - A letter and attachments will be sent home today to all 7th grade boys who are interested.  You may also access the on line portion of the application process by copying and pasting the link below into your browser.

My letter is attached at the bottom of this page.

Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 School Year

The school day begins at 7:40 AM.  Children can begin arriving at 7 AM and will remain there until 7:25 when they will be dismissed to their homerooms.  The JH welcomes Ms. Harris as our new Science teacher and Mr. Smith as our new Religion teacher.  I am happy to be back in the classroom once a week, teaching World Religion to the 8th Grade.  Our students will be introduced to the ideals and practices of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  We started with 8-1 and beginning in January, class 8-2 will have World Religion.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive school year!

Mr. A


Important note to students and parents – NO BULLYING of any kind will be tolerated.  We know the damage and affects it can have on someone.  We will meet with the parents and students in cases of bullying.  THIS INCLUDES CONTINUAL VERBAL TEASING AND INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE.  STUDENT'S FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN SUSPENSION.  (9/17/18)

Please be warned that students accused of bullying will be punished up to and including suspension.  I know our students will do their best to get along with everyone. Be on time.  Our school hours have changed.  Please check the school website. Failure to submit homework on time will affect report card grades.  Be prompt!Uniforms and grooming.  Please read the section on uniform and gym requirements and hair grooming.  Our gym uniform requires white sneakers only.  JH students have been wearing what they want.  This is not acceptable.Immunization requirements must be met.  We are guided by city and state mandates. 

If you need to contact me, I can be reached on ext. 9153 or email me at