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NCAA Eligibility Workshop

It pleases the Spartan Athletic Department, in conjunction with the PHS Counseling Department, to invite all Paramus High School students and parents to our first ever NCAA Eligibility Workshop. We will hold the workshop at the Paramus High School cafeteria on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. Below is a parent testimonial about our dynamic presenter, former NJ Athletics Director of the Year, Mike Gatley.

Dear Parents and Student-Athletes,

I am thrilled to share my thoughts on the exceptional presentation delivered by Mike Gatley during our recent event. It was a great night filled with invaluable insights that garnered overwhelmingly positive feedback from both parents and student-athletes alike.

Mike's expertise shone through as he navigated us through the intricate process of becoming a student-athlete at the college level. His comprehensive coverage of topics—including the college admission process, scholarship dynamics, and NCAA eligibility—provided a holistic understanding that left the audience well-informed and inspired.

The feedback we received highlighted the clarity with which Mike discussed complex subjects, making them accessible and actionable for everyone in attendance. Parents and student-athletes appreciated his emphasis on starting the Eligibility Center profile early, recognizing its importance as a foundational step in the journey toward college athletics.

A standout moment was Mike's in-depth discussion on financial aspects, where he demystified the intricacies of scholarships, FAFSA, loans, grants, and other forms of financial aid. Attendees found his advice on letters of recommendation, especially those with a government-level seal, to be particularly valuable in strengthening their college applications.

The positive response extended to Mike's practical guidance on filling out applications for various scholarships, understanding the FAFSA form, and the crucial role academics play in securing athletic scholarships. His insights into choosing a major strategically and identifying departments with significant financial support resonated deeply with the audience.

Moreover, Mike's emphasis on the importance of character and goodness, in addition to athletic prowess, left a lasting impression. Attendees walked away not only informed, but also empowered with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the complex landscape of college athletics successfully.

I encourage you all to witness the impact and relevance of Mike Gatley's presentation. It was undeniably a great night, and the overwhelmingly positive feedback from parents and student-athletes reinforces the importance of these discussions in shaping the future of our aspiring athletes.

PHS Wind Ensemble Performs at NJMEA Convention

The PHS Wind Ensemble put on an amazing performance for other music educators and college music students at the NJMEA convention in Atlantic City! It was an honor to be selected for this opportunity, and the PHS students made Paramus proud.

Paramus High School Athletes Sign to Colleges
Paramus High School student athletes signing day

On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 7 two Paramus High School senior athletes officially signed to their chosen colleges and universities. Huge congratulations to Daniel Elyash ’24 who will be wrestling at Davidson College (Division I) and Aidin Xheraj ’24 who will be playing football at Pace University (Division II).

The afternoon began with Mr. Derek England, Paramus High School director of athletics, welcoming families, friends, teammates, and coaches to the event. Thank you to the Paramus High School administrators, staff members, and students for attending the celebratory signing day, and congratulations to Paramus High School’s two outstanding senior athletes as they continue their journeys at the collegiate level!

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Educator of the Year
Certificate looking photo with picture of Kevin Graves and PHS Educator of the Year 2023-2024

This year’s Paramus High School Educator of the Year Award goes to science teacher, Mr. Kevin Graves!

This is the second time that Mr. Graves has won this award, as he was first elected as EOY ten years ago. In an announcement email, PHS administrators noted, “To win this accomplishment twice, with a decade in between, is a sign of an educator who truly evolves and progresses with time.”

Huge congratulations to Mr. Graves!

Scheduling Conference Dates

Scheduling conference dates are as follows:

  • January 17–January 29: Rising 12th graders
  • January 31–February 9: Rising 11th graders
  • February 14–February 27: Rising 10th graders
  • March 4–March 6: Rising 9th graders