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The Power of the Dance

On Wednesday, May 22 the Power of the Dance again exemplified the power of meaningful messages through movement. The power of love, the need for acceptance, and the beauty of tolerance spoke loudly to the audience through carefully selected musical pieces. They were brought to life by thoughtfully choreographed arrangements by Mrs. Claudine Ranieri and her students. This year celebrates 10 years of dance in Paramus. Over 35 dancers performed for two packed audiences including 7th graders from both middle schools and high school students during their in-school preview concert and evening performance for our community. 

The performances were filled with magical moments. Selections from their Disney trip included The Lion Kings’ He Lives In You, Be Prepared, Hokus Pokus, and the electrifying grande finale Never Had A Friend Like Me from Aladdin. This year's concert featured dance honors senior choreography by NHSDA awardees June Kim, Hei Jin Kim, and Manami Saito. In addition to choreography by dance 3 students, Makalya La Bode, Morgan Hergenhen, and Isabella Verma created works about adversity, self-love, and suicide prevention. A featured highlight of the evening was guest choreography by Daniel Padinera, artistic director of Padinera Dance Company. His contemporary piece, An End, A Beginning, performed by select dance 3/honors students, left the audience speechless. Dance 2 students wowed the audience with a new hip hop dance, One Million Rising, raising awareness about female empowerment and education. Mrs. Ranieri was thrilled to have guest performances by alumni dancers Jenna Tormey, Paramus High School 2017 and Alyssa Tiren, Paramus High School 2015. Paramus High School dance is looking forward to many more years of dance education in Paramus. Congratulations on a job well done to all who participated!

Congratulations to Emily McCausland

Congratulations to Paramus High School senior Emily McCausland on her selection as a 2019 scholar athlete from the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). The NJSIAA conducted its 26th annual scholar-athlete luncheon at the Pines Manor in Edison on Sunday, May 19. Way to go, Emily!

NJ High School Rankings

U.S. News and World Report ranked Paramus High School as one of the best high schools in New Jersey. Congratulations and thanks to all the staff and teachers who work tirelessly all year to support and develop our students! Please read the article on the Patch website for more details. Way to go, Paramus!