Sunday, June 26, 2011

Graduation 2011

26-June- 2011
  Random scenes from the Bogota High School Class of 2011 Graduation.
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Bogota Library

26-June -2011
   As of Monday 22-June -2011 the Bogota Public Library will be closed for renovation. The Library is planing to do some repainting of the first floor. There will also be some new shelving along with a better sitting area near the Magazines racks. The front desk area is to be improved ,and enlarged as well as an update children's book area.
   Renovation is planned to completed by 11-July for a 12-July reopening. Funding for this project is coming from the over-due fees collected from late books, & other media.   The Ridgefield Park Library will serve as a replacement for any normal Library needs. Also The BCCLS system is still available for any pick-up items that may be needed.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

High School Graduation

  Yesterday the Bogota High School class of 2011 received their diplomas at the Commencement Ceremonies held in the High School Gymnasium. Principal Gattuso welcome the Families and Friends of the Graduates. The congratulated  the Students on the success of their school years. ChrisAnne Kelemen lead in singing the National Anthem. Steven Rengifo gave the Salutatory Address ,recalling the highlight and achievements of his class' senior year.  First year Superintendent Dr. Pantoliano had a different type of Keynote Address to give to the Graduates. instead of the usual speech on the wishing the students the best for the future. She gave them one last "Circle Time"  to remind the students how far they have come in their educational lives, and what the can achieve in the coming years.
  There were musical numbers by both the Concert Band , and Choir to give the Seniors on last performance of their High School careers.
   Valedictorian Stephanie Kurdach gave her address also recalling the past years of a student of the Bogota School System. She talked about the accomplishments of her class through out the year. Then thanked Family, Friends and Teachers for all of their support.
  After the diplomas were handed out, and many pictures taken. Class President Yodennis Rodriguez read the Ephebic Oath, in which the new graduates pledge to honour ,and improve the community ,and country. After the Presentation of the class gift ( a new bench for the garden) Ms. Rodriguez lead the class in moving their tassels from right to left to signify their achievement of Graduation. For even more memorable once in a lifetime pictures of your graduate click on where you can get prints, posters and other commemorative items.
Posing with fellow classmates.

Waiting to start the procession. 

ChrisAnne Kelemen singing the National Anthem
Principal Gattuso with Steven Rengifo.

Steven Rengifo giving his Salutatorian speech.

Superintendent Dr. Pantoliano giving her keynote address.

Valedictorian Stephanie Kurdach giving her  speech.

Class President leading the Graduates in " Turning their Tassels".

Celebrating Graduating.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Baseball Trophies

22- June- 2011
   On Tuesday the Bogota Baseball Organization handed out year end trophies to the T-Ball Players for the 2011 season. Mayor Pat McHale ,and  BBO  President Nick Barese  handed out the awards during a ceremony in Olsen Park.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bogota Vocaleers

 20- June-2011
    The Bogota Recreation Dept. has announce the formation of a Choral Group for the students  in Grades 4-6 of Bogota Schools. The Bogota Vocaleers will be lead by Bixby School's Melissa Swietlicki. She will teach students singing and performing techniques. Starting in September there will be rehearsals, in a lead up to seasonal shows.       
   Cost  will be $125 for a "School Year"  Sept. - June  with rehearsals held Thursday between 3:45 -4:45 at Bixby School. Last day of registration is 5- August -2011
   For more information please contact Jim Moore at the Bogota Rec. Center at 201-487-4368

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

St. Joseph's Golf Dinner

  St. Joseph's Academy had their dinner for the Golf Outing at the school gym. The dinner was held in conjugation with the Golf Outing held early in the day at Overpeck Golf Course. The highlight of the dinner was the  tricky-tray raffle.

Diane Mancini & John Mitchell calling out winning numbers.

Raffle winners getting their prizes.

St. Joseph's Teachers showing off their winnings.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bogota Day Music

12 -June -2011
 Bogota Day 2011 had it's usual share of music to get the festivities going through out the day. With D.J. Eddie Dee keeping the beat going along with some live acts. The Days music started with the Bogota High School Jazz Band followed by  a performance by the High School Choir. The Bergen Chinese School had a demonstration of traditional Chinese dances,along with a Lion dancing through out Olsen Park. With the "Troy Willy Band" finishing up the night. 

Bogota high School Jazz Band

Dancers from the Bergen Chinese School

 Chinese Lion dancing in Olsen Park

The Troy Willy band