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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Will Keeping Hope and Team Spirit Alive Help a Struggling School Survive?

September 22, 2011
Page 45 of the Northern Valley Suburbanite sports the headline:
Alumni will be showcased at October 15 homecoming game. 
Bergenfield's Superintendent, Dr. Michael Kuchar is quoted as saying, "It's time for us to showcase our renaissance in athletics. We want to restore the Bear Pride of the championship 1980's teams, highlighting school spirit and Bear Pride through music and athletics."

Bergenfield High School is inviting alumni that played football, were on the cheering squad or who played in the marching band to the October 15, 2011 homecoming football game. An effort is being made to make the alumni feel that they are still a big part of the school. They want them to remember the good times while sharing some of the great things that are going on now. Cheerleaders, football players and band members will be able to network and share stories with generations of alumni. 

Bergenfield's band has long been recognized as one of the largest and most popular in this area. The band coach is calling the band that will be made up of 8th graders, alumni and high school students, the 'Intergenerational Band.' He is predicting that close to 400 band members will take the field on Oct. 15. 

A conscious effort is being made in Bergenfield to acknowledge, engage, and interact with  generations of Bergenfield High School graduates. The past sports history is being treasured and valued by the Superintendent and the Board of Education in a way that engenders a sense of pride in present, past and future students. It goes without saying that the football locker rooms are large enough for the teams to fit in full gear and school colors are the same as when alumni ran the field.

                                          How are the children?