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Free vaccines for Secaucus residents Dec. 5

North Hudson Community Action will be at the Senior Center on Monday, Dec. 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. to provide free vaccinations to Secaucus residents. To get vaccinated residents must be between ages 19 and 99, and must be uninsured or have insurance that does not cover vaccines, and must have proof of address and picture identification. The Senior Center is at 101 Centre Ave.
Vacinnes include Hep B, Hep A, MMR, Zostavax (aged 60 and over), Tdap, HPV (Ages 19-26), Pneumovax 23, Prevnar13, Meningococcal, and Varicella.
For more information, call NHCAC at 201-459-8888.

Secaucus Middle School students hold cultural discussion

Secaucus Middle School Social Studies teacher Amanda Jones used the television show “Survivor” as an inspiration for her eighth grade world history class. Survivor’s latest season focuses on competitions between Generation X and Millennials, and the audience becomes aware of the cultural differences between each group of people. Jones had her students explore the concept of a generation and the factors that shape one’s generation.
The students interviewed members the Board of Education and Interim Superintendent Kenneth Knops to gain insight into what shaped each of their generations. After having done extensive research on the Baby Boomers through Millennials, the students prepared their own sets of interview questions and held a discussion.
Officials asked students what they feel has shaped the lives of young adults today. All the participants were able to make cultural comparisons and connections, despite having grown up in different eras, to create a connection to the lesson.
At the conclusion of this lesson, the students compiled a list of results based on the interview questions. Each group compared and contrasted each generation, discussed if there were any disparities within age groups, and researched events they had never learned about or experienced.

Annual Thanksgiving feast challenge at Clarendon School

Third grade students at Clarendon School took part in the Annual Thanksgiving Feast Challenge. The students worked in small groups using Chromebook laptops and calculators to buy a list of Thanksgiving items on Shoprite.com to feed 10 people, all the while attempting to use the most economical budget.
Problem solving and multiplication skills were put to good use to make sure that there was enough food purchased. The students found bargains like two items for $5 and buy one, get one free. As the total price of their feasts rose, the students learned just how much goes into planning and providing a Thanksgiving meal. Students also gained an appreciation of how much they have to be thankful for this holiday season.

Reserve Secaucus honey to save the bees

The Secaucus environmental team, along with the Hudson River Apiary Society, has extracted over 100 jars of honey from Secaucus’ bee-hives. The environmental team has sold 40 jars so far, so be sure to call and reserve yours today. The Hudson River Apiary Society provided the supplies, took care of the bees, and extracted honey from the hives that are located next to the Secaucus Animal Shelter. All of the proceeds from the sold honey will go back to the Apiary Society and additional donations to the bee program are appreciated.
Just this month, seven species of bees were added to the National Endangered Species List. In addition to providing the honey, bees are responsible for the pollination of fruits and vegetables.
To get your jar or find out more and how you can help, please contact Environmental Director, Amanda Nesheiwat at (201) 86-GREEN or e-mail at anesheiwat@secaucus.net.