Academy Chronicle

ABF Takes on GoGo SqueeZ Marketing Challenge

Simona Vigodner

June 3, 2015

  On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Pinke adjusted the camera to face the business freshman class for a Skype session with GoGo squeeZ Innovative Marketing team member, Dennis Katsnelson. Katsnelson, a 2010 BCA alumnae, appeared on the screen, ready to hear what BCA students had to present. One by one...

Join the ‘FAAM’

Join the ‘FAAM’

Elise High

June 3, 2015

  The beginning of this school year brought with it, not only hopes of higher GPAs and more high honor role certificates, but also an influx of clubs. Bergen County Academies currently hosts meetings for over sixty morning clubs and thirty Wednesday clubs that address everything from fun...

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Zhang

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Zhang

Suzan Kim

May 20, 2015

Mr. Zhang has served as a Bergen County Academy student, athlete, coach, teacher, and advisor. As a core part of the BCA community, he recently shared information about his childhood-his life before BCA-and his his experiences at BCA-as a student and teacher-with the Academy Chronicle.  ...

Sleep and BCA: A Match Made in Heaven?

Simona Vigodner

May 13, 2015

The alarm clock rings; even the sun is still asleep. We turn over and groan in agony as our fingers fumble for the snooze button. Almost every BCA student knows that feeling: the need for just a few more minutes of sleep. Spring is  upon us, and with snow days and school breaks now out of th...

PARCC: What Do the Teachers Think?

This is the first year students take PARCC, a new form of standardized testing, funded by Pearson.

Simona Vigodner

May 1, 2015

  With the second round of the PARCC assessments completed, teachers and administrators at BCA are expressing mixed opinions about the test. Mr. Hathaway, of the BCA English department, feels PARCC has some potential benefits, but some issues as well. He said, “I think that the PARCC assessment is bette...

BCA 2015-16 Student Council Representatives

From left to right: Soowan Jeong, Kenneth Rhee, Kevin Ma, and Caitlin Chan. 
Photo Credits to Suzan Kim.

Suzan Kim

April 19, 2015

On Tuesday, March 31st, elections came to an end when the Student Council representatives for the 2015-16 school year were announced via speaker to the student body. Results came out as: President: Kevin Ma Vice President: Kenneth Rhee Treasurer: Soowan Jeong. Secretary: Caitlin Chan  With a total of 11 candidates, the elections determined school r...

Entering the World of Chocolate: The Chocolate Competition

Photo Credits to Emily Wasiak (AMST 2016)

Su Min Kim

March 30, 2015

Chocolate Competition (more notably known as Chocolate Comp) is a prestigious BCA tradition that stimulates creative young students to create their own unique cake, chocolate cake. Every year, juniors and seniors in the Academy for Culinary and Hospitality (ACAHA) and Academy for Engineering and Design...

Halloween 2014: A Wicked Recap

'BCA's math department fell through the rabbit hole! The teachers were dressed as characters from

Meena Raman

November 11, 2014

Walking through BCA's packed halls on Halloween is an unusual sight. As soon as I entered the building on Friday morning, I was bombarded with a slew of clever costumes: Purge anarchists, Heathers, and the characters of Alice and Wonderland, as portrayed by the Math Department. However, it was not just the faculty and stude...

The Humans Behind “Humans of BCA”

Humans of BCA is a rapidly growing student- run page. But who is behind this popular page?

Meena Raman

October 9, 2014

Pictures are worth a thousand words but, thanks to the influence of social media, they might just be worth more. As photography blogs and websites rapidly grow in popularity, aspiring photographers strive to capture life's beauty and complexity in new and exciting ways. One of the most popular examples of this phenomenon occurs ...

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Victor Lynch

Suzan Kim

May 30, 2014

While Mr. Lynch is no longer a teacher, he is still definitely a core part of the BCA faculty. He has worked at BCA for over 15 years, and during this time, he has served as a teacher, coach, and an administrator, and even took a large role in developing the IB Curriculum. Mr. Lynch discussed with Th...

Meet the Teachers: Dr. Patricia Kenny

Meet the Teachers: Dr. Patricia Kenny

Nicholas Cho

May 12, 2014

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

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...