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Meet the Teachers: Dr. Patricia Kenny

Meet the Teachers: Dr. Patricia Kenny

Nicholas Cho
May 12, 2014
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Dr. Kenny is a favorite amongst the student body, well-known for her popular psychology courses and as a teacher advisor for Best Buddies, a club in which every Wednesday, BCA students visit a local elementary school and volunteer in its aftercare program.  Over her career, she has done research at C...

Behind-the-Scenes at the 2014 IDT Assembly

Meena Raman
April 9, 2014
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As one of the most anticipated events on BCA's schedule, this year's International Day of Tolerance assembly exceeded expectations, and once again it established the necessity of celebrating diversity and interpersonal understanding. This year's assembly, involving fifteen spectacular performances, culminated...

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Michael Liva

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Michael Liva

Nicholas Cho
March 29, 2014
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Mr. Liva has been teaching physics at BCA since 1999.  During his time at BCA he has organized many of the school’s engineering programs such as Battle Bots; he has also been involved in the recent opening of the school’s Makerspace, an area that provides students the opportunity to use innova...

BCA SkillsUSA Gives Back to Technical Education

BCA SkillsUSA Gives Back to Technical Education

Shelby Han
March 2, 2014
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In the midst of their stressful lives filled with endless nights involving homework and sleepy-eyed days, Bergen County Academies students may sometimes overlook the fact that they have been given an extraordinary opportunity to be a part of a unique and above-the-standard education. Three students—Na...

Meet the Teachers: Dr. Todd Crane

Meet the Teachers:  Dr. Todd Crane

Nicholas Cho
February 26, 2014
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Current Chemistry and Theory of Knowledge teacher, Dr. Crane, is an integral member of the BCA community.  Now in his 14th year of teaching at BCA, he is well-known for his implementation of technology along with the flipped classroom model, in which instructional videos are watched at home allowi...

The Verdict of Homecoming 2013

The Verdict of Homecoming 2013

Meena Raman
November 20, 2013
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This year, more than seventy sophomore attendees of BCA's annual Homecoming voiced their varying opinions of the dance, regarding all of its aspects: music, food, and its numerous special features. Despite a vast accumulation of data, ranging from students' quotes to their ranking of certain facet...

BCA’s Spring Play: “You Can’t Take It With You” – Funny, Quirky, and Explosive

Nicholas Cho
June 18, 2013
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On June 1-2, the BCA Theatre Department put on three performances of You Can’t Take It With You,by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Right from the start with Penelope Sycamore (Lauren Henning) sitting at a desk, to the final scene with Martin Vanderhof (Joseph Nasta) saying a dinnertime prayer, I was hilariously ...

AVPA-M Class of 2013 Senior Music Recital: A Celebration of Music and AVPA-M

AVPA-M Class of 2013 Senior Music Recital: A Celebration of Music and AVPA-M

Nicholas Cho
April 14, 2013
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On Thursday March 28, 2013, the students of the AVPA-M Class of 2013 held the first-ever AVPA-M recital at Bergen County Academies. It was a night filled with riveting performances that showcased the spectacular talent of these select seniors. The AVPA-M Class of 2013 consists of Matt Barrett, Lau...

Meet Your Freshman Student Council

Meena Raman
December 5, 2012
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Freshman elections have come and gone, and clever campaign slogans have been put to rest. But who will represent the class of 2016 this year? Let me introduce you to your freshman student council. After relentless campaigning, these students first heard the news of their win on October 18th via ...

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