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The Declaration

  • 1st Marking period report card grades will be available by 8am Wednesday morning

  • The next SAT test date is December 2

  • Colonia Holiday Tree Lighting is on Decmber 1st at 6 p.m.

  • No School November 23rd & 24th Happy Thanks Giving!

  • Colonia High will Have a Half day on Wednesday November 22

  • Come out to support the Winter Concert/Arts Festival on December 7th at 7:00pm

Shared Experience: What it is Like to See the Tree Lighting in NYC

By: Justin Benitez, Reporter

January 6, 2014

Filed under News

On December 4th, 2014, the lights of the Rockefeller Christmas tree, located in the heart of New York City, were lit for millions of spectators in person and on TV. It was the perfect day--around 50 degrees, without a drop falling from the sky. Many claimed that it was the best weather for the lighting in several years. As soon as I arrived at Penn Station, the crowd...

Make a child’s Christmas by donating a toy to Toys for Tots

By: Stephanie Polonis, Reporter

January 6, 2014

Filed under Community Service, News

Toys for Tots is a local toy drive for needy and sick kids conducted around the holidays. With just one special toy, you can make a difference in the lives of little kids who can’t afford a Christmas. According to statistics from the National Center for Children in Poverty, there are over 29 million needy children in the United States who live in low-income families. Without...

What’s on a Teenager’s Chistmas List

By: John Ross, Club Reporter

January 6, 2014

Filed under News

As kids grow up, it becomes increasingly hard to find the perfect holiday gift for both teenage boys and girls. They might have a specific idea in mind; they could be dreaming of expensive items that are out of reach, or maybe have no idea what they want as well! About a week ago, I conducted a survey of teenagers that pondered the question: what do you really want for Christmas?...

Helping the Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

By: Victoria Nguyen, Club Reporter & Copy Editor

January 6, 2014

Filed under News

Though it has been almost a month after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, nothing has been restored back to normal for the Filipino survivors. About 10,000 people were pronounced dead, and destruction of the island left citizens devastated and homeless. The survivors of the Philippine cities that got ravaged by the storm are still depending entirely on shipped supplies...

Teens for Jeans

By: Heather Newman, Reporter and Editor

December 16, 2013

Filed under Community Service, News

Did you know that over 1.5 million teens and children in the United States are homeless? In light of this problem, the Colonia High School Interact Club is participating in Teens for Jeans, a national collection of worn jeans run by DoSomething.org and Aeropostale. We are asking for the community’s support in this worthy cause. Donations can be dropped off at the high school...

Thanksgivukkah: A Rare Convergence

Thanksgivukkah: A Rare Convergence

By: Heather Newman, Reporter & Editor

December 10, 2013

Filed under News

The American holiday of Thanksgiving and the Jewish celebration of the first day (second night) of Chanukah converged on November 28, 2013, giving rise...

Main Street Parade Kicks Off the Holiday Season

Main Street Parade Kicks Off the Holiday Season

By: Stephanie Polonis, Reporter

December 8, 2013

Filed under News

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 1:30pm Woodbridge hosted its annual Main Street Holiday Parade. CHS students volunteered to dress up like characters and...

Colonia hosts a Community Service Fair in response to new graduation requirements

Colonia hosts a Community Service Fair in response to new graduation requirements

December 3, 2013

On November 26, 2013, Colonia High School students attended a Community Service Fair featuring about 20 local organizations in need of volunteers. As...

32 Inducted into the Spanish Honor Society

By: Neeraj Kalia, Reporter

December 2, 2013

Filed under News

On October 23, 2013, the Spanish Honor Society induction ceremony took place at Colonia High. 32 new members were inducted to the Spanish Honor Society. The Spanish Honor Society Induction Ceremony was an event that welcomed new inductees to this prestigious academic club. Ms. Melissa Lopusznick, the Spanish Honor Society Adviser, had a major role in preparing and directing...

Almost Maine promises laughs and romance

Almost Maine promises laughs and romance

November 21, 2013

On November 22nd and 23rd, Colonia High School will be performing their fall play, Almost, Maine. On Friday, the 22nd, the show will begin at 7 p.m. ...

Buy a Yearbook; Lock in the Memories For a Lifetime

Buy a Yearbook; Lock in the Memories For a Lifetime

November 19, 2013

It’s the time of the year again to start ordering a yearbook. Colonia High School will be selling yearbooks until the January 17, 2014 deadline. One...

Marching Patriots take the big stage At Rutgers University

Marching Patriots take the big stage At Rutgers University

November 19, 2013

There’s nothing that makes your heart drop than sounds of roaring fans in the stands awaiting your performance. You have only one moment to shine. The...

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