700 Gregory Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey 07013    973-470-2418



Welcome to School #15!

School 15 was originally built in 1921. We are located in the Dutch Hill section of Clifton, whose founding members were predominantly Dutch settlers. School 15 is a microcosm of the surrounding community. Approximately three hundred and fifty students experienced life in School 15 this year. Our population also allows us to blend the combined experiences of so many different children and cultures.     
Our emphasis is on aligning the curriculum with the core content standards and enhancing each student's educational experience in order to maximize their performance as a student in school and as a citizen in our community. Every day at School 15 provides each child an opportunity to develop the necessary skills in becoming lifelong learners.

SCHOOL #15 NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Clifton Public School District provide our students with summer academic enrichment programs. The I.S.E.E. program offers 1-8 graders, classes in Art, Language Arts, Math, Music, Science and Musical Theater. All at the air-conditioned CHS Annex. Parents please look into this valuable educational opportunity which takes place over the summer.  For more information and to register CLICK HERE!

School 15 May Principal's Update and Calendar
Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Club Dance Team members who danced on Tuesday night. Way to represent School 15!  Deijah Kelly, Anneliese Miolan, Taylor Giles and Natalie Bermudez

Congratulations to the Red Bull "Most Improved Student Award Recipients!
Sixteen School 15 students were awarded a certificate and a ticket to attend the Red Bulls game vs. Toronto on May 19th. During the game they will also be recognized for there accomplishment!

School 15 award recipients: Deanna Hamdan, Jason Castro, Dylan Baez, Nathan Sancez, Matthew Fuentes, Matthew Rodriguez, Michael Suarez, Justin Marshall, Bassam Odatallah, Edgard Vasquez, Andy Tomay, Cristina Guzman, Jonathan Colon, Laisha Gomez, Alexzander Taliaferro and Darwin Vargas
   
Author Jacqueline LoPresti was welcomed to School 15 by Grades K, 1 and 2. Students eagerly looked on as the author read from her book Oliver and His Unlikely Friend.  Students asked tons of questions and were eager to here more about Oliver the French Bull Dog and his unlikely friend Toby the toad.  Special thanks to Ms. Tunis for scheduling the event.

Congratulations to Emma Howard who took 1st place at the Morris Open Ice skating competition on Sunday, April 2nd! Way to skate Emma!!!
 
 

Congratulations to our March Bucket fillers and Caught in the Art Winners! Thanks for being kind, helpful LEADERS!
   
On Friday, March 31 the School 15 HSA hosted their 1st Annual Mardi Gras Tricky Tray.  Thanks to everyone who attended the event and supported it through donations and contributions, it was a HUGE success.  SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual Tricky Tray is scheduled for March 30, 2018!!!!
   
The first grade students along with their parents created BIG MOUTH BUNNIES.  This family fun activity is a crowd favorite. Mrs. Betsy, Ms. Rose and Ms. Vangieri  will fill the bunnies with wholesome treats to remind their students that "Somebunny loves you"!
On March 17th School 15 celebrated School Spirit Day along with St. Patrick's Day. Students were awared for wearing the most green in honor of this special day. Our winners are  K-2: Kailynn Gonzalez, Grades 3-5: Allana and Armani Rodriguez 
School 15 celebrated Dr. Seuss Week in Seussville with a special visitor - "The Cat in the Hat"
   
 
 
School 15 celebrated the 100th day of school along with School Spirit Day on February 15th.
Check out "CLIF" the Cool Cat representing School 15 and hyping the crowd during our school spirit assembly! 
 
Congratulations to Ja'Cairra Lamb for receiving an Honorable Mention in the Passaic County Clerk Poster Contest. Awesome job, way to represent School 15 and the City of Clifton.
Congratulations to the AR Champions-Mrs. Gorecki's 4th Grade class. Every student in this class met their AR Goal for the month of December. Way to READ!!!
Congrats to this months Bucket Fillers and Caught in the Act. These students were caring and helpful during the month of December. They are pictured with "Clif" the School 15 Mascot. Go Cougars!!!!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! In celebration of Thanksgiving, our 1st grade students along with their parents created Apple Turkeys. Mrs. Rose, Mrs. Betsy and Ms. Vangieri's students dressed their turkey with all the fixings.

READING UNDER THE STARS:
Reading Under the Stars at School 15 is a night that brings 1st and 4th graders together, along with their parents, to get acquainted with the wonders of the universe. The night consisted of visiting four "space stations" where different activities were performed. Students were able to look through telescopes on our playground to see the moon, stars, Venus, Mars and constellations. There was also a "hands-on" moon phase activity using Oreo cookies and popsicle sticks. In addition, the children transformed themselves into "Space Kidettes" by creating their own astronaut helmet craftivity. Students and parents took a break in between stations to cozy up with books about space and enjoyed a snack. The night was a "BLAST"... right off into space!

School 15 Staff celebrated Halloween in Disney Fashion. All wore a costume from a Disney Movie!

School 15 Halloween Fun!
 

Carol Dweck - A Study on Praise and Mindsets. For over a decade Carol Dweck and her team studied the effects of praise on students. This study involved a series of experiments on over 400 5th graders from all over the country.


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Luginda Batten-Walker, Ed.D., Principal
(973) 470-2418
700 Gregory Avenue
LBatten-Walker@cliftonschools.net