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1. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Winter

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/27/2018

Location: 158

Starting Soon
The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.

2. Foundations Year 2

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Audience: MHRD Year 2 Non-Tenured Teachers

Dates: 2/28/2018

Location: C2

MHRD Staff Only
Starting Soon
This workshop is for those teachers in their 2nd year in the Morris Hills Regional District. The workshop will address strategies that can be used in the classroom to improve student learning and performance. In addition, technology tools for teachers and students will be shared. The purpose of this workshop is to provide additional support for the teacher in his/her 2nd year in the district.

3. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Winter

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/28/2018

Location: B55

Starting Soon
The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.

4. LINE DANCING*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/5/2018 to 4/30/2018

Location: Morris Knolls High School, Cafeteria 3

Enjoy learning how to dance to the latest and greatest line dances in a fun-filled atmosphere. We will dance to a variety of different music including country, top 40, techno and urban! Dance to songs like the Cupid Shuffle, Poker Face, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Blurred Lines and more. You'll be ready for your next party and have a blast knowing how to jump in and dance!

5. NON-VIOLENT SELF DEFENSE FOR KIDS: MONDAYS (AGES 5-12)*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/5/2018 to 5/14/2018

Location: Aikido Center of Dover, 16 West Blackwell Street,

Introduce your kids to the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido in a spacious, traditional dojo at the non-profit Aikido Center of Dover. The movements are smooth and relaxed yet lead to powerful and effective self-defense, regardless of size. Fun, active classes focus on posture, breathing, footwork and safe falling as well as self-control and social skills. This training improves self-confidence, relaxation and conflict resolution. Many children show a rapid improvement in school behavior and performance. No previous experience needed but all levels welcome, and movements can be adapted to be safe and appropriate for everyone. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing such as sweat pants, T-shirt and bare feet. For ages 13 and up please see class under Fitness/Wellness.

6. SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/5/2018 to 5/14/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 113

Spanish is the second most common language spoken in the United States. If you have limited or no previous knowledge of Spanish this is the perfect class for you! The foundation of oral expression, common vocabulary for travelers, as well as daily life situations will be the main topics discussed. The last class will be a field trip to a Spanish restaurant (to be paid for by student) in order to experience native Spanish customs and practice the language.

7. SELF DEFENSE FOR YOUNG WOMEN (AGES 14-18)*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/5/2018 to 4/16/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School - Cafeteria

Statistics state that 1 in 3 girls will be assaulted in her lifetime. This Krav Maga based self-defense class is designed to give girls ages 14-18 the tools to protect themselves. Krav Maga is a combination of techniques based on simple but instinctive movements. Students will learn to identify dangerous interactions and set clear boundaries and effective defenses against chokes and ground attacks. This, combined with powerful strikes to vulnerable targets, will help girls get home safe! All registered students will be provided an additional seven hours of free Krav Maga training at Blue Titan Fitness and Self Defense in Rockaway. Students will end their six weeks with skills to defend themselves in worst case scenarios.

8. YOGA - BEGINNERS*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/5/2018 to 4/16/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Wrestling Room

Yoga is a unique way of integrating body, mind and spirit. This practice helps the body to develop strength, flexibility and balance while promoting clarity and calm. This class is open to true beginners as well as those with limited yoga experience. Wear non-restrictive clothing and bring a yoga sticky mat, yoga block, towel and water to class.

9. AQUA PILATES*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/5/2018 to 4/30/2018

Location: KimSwims, 424 Route 46 West, Denville

Join us for 8 weeks of aqua Pilates at KimSwims where the pool temperature is always 88°. Class will focus on light exercises with concentration on breathing, centering, control, precision and flow. You do not need to know how to swim (flotation belts are provided). There are changing rooms and a shower for your convenience. Please bring a swimsuit and towel. Location: KimSwims, 424 Route 46 West, Denville

10. EAST COAST SWING AND NIGHTCLUB TWO-STEP*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/5/2018 to 4/30/2018

Location: Morris Knolls High School, Cafeteria 3

Learn the basic East Coast Swing and variations will come easily. The Nightclub Two-Step is a beautiful, romantic dance that moves rhythmically to music. Enjoy learning easy lead and follow techniques while you move comfortably from pattern to pattern. Singles will be partnered with other singles or with instructor when available.

11. NON-VIOLENT SELF DEFENSE FOR TEENS AND ADULTS: MONDAYS (Ages 13+)*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/5/2018 to 5/14/2018

Location: Aikido Center of Dover, 16 W Blackwell St, 3rd Fl

Location: Aikido Center of Dover, 16 West Blackwell Street, 3rd floor, Dover Join us in our spacious, traditional dojo at the non-profit Aikido Center of Dover for an introduction to the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido. The movements are smooth and relaxed yet lead to powerful and effective self-defense, regardless of size. Class will focus on posture, breathing, footwork and safe falling. Off the mat, this training improves self-confidence, relaxation and conflict resolution. No previous experience needed but all levels welcome, and movements can be adapted to be safe and appropriate for everyone. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing such as sweat pants, T-shirt and bare feet.

12. SPANISH INTERMEDIATE*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/5/2018 to 5/14/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 113

Would you like to improve your Spanish skills? Further communication skills, vocabulary and a variety of topics will be discussed to provide students with a functional proficiency in dealing with real-life situations. The last class will be a field trip to a Spanish restaurant (to be paid for by student) in order to experience native Spanish customs and practice the language.

13. BALLROOM DANCING*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/5/2018 to 4/30/2018

Location: Morris Knolls High School, Cafeteria 3

Feel the ease of dancing with your partner when you learn the correct way to dance together. It's amazing how quickly you will feel connected to each other, whether it is Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Rumba or Salsa. Singles will be partnered with other singles or with instructor when available.

14. AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE FOR BEGINNERS

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/6/2018 to 5/15/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 102

Learn the expressive and receptive skills that are necessary for learning sign language. This class will focus on basic vocabulary, fingerspelling, grammar and daily conversation through class activities. While this language is an effective communication tool it also has its own culture that is important to learn about and understand.

15. ART OF BASKETRY*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/6/2018 to 4/17/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 232

This class will teach the basics of basket weaving. Students will create three lovely and useful baskets, including a stylish tote. Participants will have options for selecting their own colors on several of the baskets and creating their own design elements. This class is for both beginners and those that have woven in the past. Bring 15 wooden spring clothes pins, sharp scissors, a small and large flat headed screwdriver, an old towel, a pencil and a bucket or dishpan. There is a $65 material fee to be paid in cash to the instructor on the first night. Note to returning students - different baskets will be taught this semester.

16. ZUMBA EXPRESS*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/6/2018 to 5/1/2018

Location: Morris Knolls High School, Cafeteria 3B

Join the 30 minute fitness dance party! With energizing music and easy to follow steps, people of all ages will enjoy moving through this calorie-burning, total body workout. Exercise has never been this fun! Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic sneakers.

17. ACRYLIC PAINTING – WATER LILIES*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/6/2018 to 3/27/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 235

Learn the basics of Acrylic Painting and create your own Monet inspired Impressionist Masterpiece. 16 x20 canvas, brushes, and paints provided. Go to Painting with Dorothy on FB for more details.

18. RECORD CLUB*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/6/2018 to 4/10/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 207

Love music? Join this new club and share that love of music with others who love it too! Each week, you’ll be sharing music that you love and discovering new and old music that you’ve never heard or maybe revisiting that gem you haven’t heard in a long time! Bring any music you’d like to share, on CD or MP3.

19. YOGA TO RELAX AND RECHARGE*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/6/2018 to 5/1/2018

Location: Morris Knolls High School, Cafeteria 3B

In this busy, fast-paced world, we all deserve a chance to relax and recharge. This wonderful hour of yoga is it! We will move through calming breathing techniques, gentle floor yoga poses and an extended relaxation/meditation time to help us stay healthy, feel refreshed and find peace. All are welcome! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

20. ADULT SWIM LESSONS (TUE)*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/6/2018 to 5/1/2018

Location: KimSwims, 424 Route 46 West, Denville

Learn to swim at KimSwims where the pool temperature is always 88°. You will be taught the basics of Freestyle and Backstroke, treading water and getting comfortable in deep water. Class size is limited so please register early! Don’t forget your swimsuit and towel.

21. NON-VIOLENT SELF DEFENSE FOR KIDS: WEDNESDAYS (AGES 5-12)*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/7/2018 to 5/16/2018

Location: Aikido Center of Dover, 16 West Blackwell Street,

Introduce your kids to the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido in a spacious, traditional dojo at the non-profit Aikido Center of Dover. The movements are smooth and relaxed yet lead to powerful and effective self-defense, regardless of size. Fun, active classes focus on posture, breathing, footwork and safe falling as well as self-control and social skills. This training improves self-confidence, relaxation and conflict resolution. Many children show a rapid improvement in school behavior and performance. No previous experience needed but all levels welcome, and movements can be adapted to be safe and appropriate for everyone. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing such as sweat pants, T-shirt and bare feet. For ages 13 and up please see class under Fitness/Wellness.

22. BECOME A SOFTBALL AND/OR BASEBALL UMPIRE*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/7/2018 to 5/16/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 102

Course is open to men and women. Join us to learn the basics of umpiring and be prepared to take the field! With the use of classroom discussion, video, slideshow presentations and field simulation you will gain rule knowledge, practical experience and philosophies that will help guide you through situations as an umpire. The class is targeted for new officials, existing officials that want to improve their skills through formal instruction or any coach, fan or casually interested person who wishes to understand sports from an official’s perspective. Benefit from instructors with a wide variety of experience including high school, collegiate and former professional umpires (as well as other high level ball). Our instructors still umpire all levels of games from Instructional Leagues to NCAA Division 1. This class will prepare you to umpire Recreational, Coed, Little League, Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth and various other levels of baseball and softball. Covered topics include umpire equipment and uniforms; baseball rules, regulations, and interpretations following the Major League rule set used in most baseball games; softball rules, regulations, and interpretations following the rules set forth by USA Softball (formerly ASA); mechanics for 1-Man and 2-Man umpiring; game decorum; handling situations and control of the game. Successful completion of the course will enable you to umpire for our local association as well as springboard you into other levels of umpiring.

23. BELLY DANCING

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/7/2018 to 4/18/2018

Location: Morris Knolls High School, Cafeteria 3B

Back by popular demand! Join us to learn the basic moves of this ancient dance and put these moves into a routine. Melodic music will take you through a low impact workout good for any age and fitness level. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring socks or ballerina-type shoes (no sneakers).

24. GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/7/2018 to 5/16/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 207

Recording and performing guitarist, Barry Chabala, teaches you the basic principles needed to get started playing guitar, reading music and tablature. Guitar required.

25. PARENTS: RESILIENCY AND SUCCESS FOR CHILDREN GROWING UP IN THE 21ST CENTURY*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/7/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

This 90 minute session was designed to provide parents with 21st Century strategies and techniques to support and empower their children to learn skills to be socially, emotionally and academically successful. The objective of this session is to support parents by providing exercises that allow them to build an open and supportive relationship with their child. Learn how to communicate, listen, discover and understand the issues your children are faced with and empower them with strategies to navigate school, social situations and relationships. This session will equip parents with techniques and a road map to support their children in building self-esteem, building resiliency, overcoming problems and guiding their children on how to advocate for themselves.

26. WATERCOLOR FOR BEGINNERS

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/7/2018 to 5/16/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 235

Learn to paint using the fun, versatile medium of watercolor. The course begins with a discussion about materials and basic techniques. Using various subject matter, such as flowers and landscapes, each class starts with a demonstration. The remainder of the class is dedicated to painting and practicing techniques along with individual instruction. As the course progresses, each student can decide how the techniques can be applied to their own style of work. A supply list will be sent out prior to first class and includes professional grade paints and paper, approximate cost is $50-$75. Purchasing student grade paints or paper will not give you the same results.

27. ADULT SWIM LESSONS (WED)*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/7/2018 to 5/2/2018

Location: KimSwims, 424 Route 46 West, Denville

Learn to swim at KimSwims where the pool temperature is always 88°. You will be taught the basics of Freestyle and Backstroke, treading water and getting comfortable in deep water. Class size is limited so please register early! Don’t forget your swimsuit and towel.

28. NON-VIOLENT SELF DEFENSE FOR TEENS AND ADULTS: WEDNESDAYS (Ages 13+)*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/7/2018 to 5/16/2018

Location: Aikido Center of Dover, 16 W Blackwell St, 3rd Fl

Location: Aikido Center of Dover, 16 West Blackwell Street, 3rd floor, Dover Join us in our spacious, traditional dojo at the non-profit Aikido Center of Dover for an introduction to the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido. The movements are smooth and relaxed yet lead to powerful and effective self-defense, regardless of size. Class will focus on posture, breathing, footwork and safe falling. Off the mat, this training improves self-confidence, relaxation and conflict resolution. No previous experience needed but all levels welcome, and movements can be adapted to be safe and appropriate for everyone. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing such as sweat pants, T-shirt and bare feet.

29. TRIP: THE COFFEE AND TEA FESTIVAL NYC AT THE BROOKLYN EXPO CENTER, LI-LAC CHOCOLATE STORE AND EATALY*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/11/2018

Location: Depart 8:30am from Morris Knolls High School

Depart: 8:30am from Morris Knolls High School lowere parking lot; Return: 6:45pm. We begin our day with a visit to Li-Lac Chocolates, Manhattan's oldest chocolate house, since 1923. They make old-world artisan chocolate in small batches for exceptional quality and superior taste. Our visit includes a few samples and an opportunity to browse in this West Village shop. We then head to the heart of the Flatiron District and visit Eataly, an exciting place to shop for and eat Italian food. Eataly is more than a supermarket with restaurants. It is an energetic marketplace that boasts the absolute best Italian producers from every region in Italy under one roof and the absolute best chefs to cook their favorite dishes. It is an excellent opportunity to buy hard-to-find delicacies. Time is provided to shop and eat lunch in this vibrant market. From here we head to The Brooklyn Expo Center where more than 75 exhibitors and over 100 tastings from around the globe pour tastings of their finest coffees and teas and introduce us to new and award-winning products. Now, in its 13th year, this international extravaganza celebrates all things coffee and tea with seminars from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings, and more! The 28,000 square-foot exhibit hall feature some of the most delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the spectacular collection of coffees and teas. Cancellation deadline is February 5, 2018.

30. PILATES FOR BEGINNERS*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/12/2018 to 5/7/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Fitness Room

Do you have the desire to begin a new exercise regime that will give you a complete workout in 45 minutes? This course is for the beginner who strives to strengthen and tone. Participants will develop their core strength, increase flexibility and improve posture. All fitness levels are welcome. Space is limited so please register early! Please bring a mat and water to class.

31. MINDFULLY HAPPY*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/13/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 104

Mindfulness is being in the present moment so you can experience a happy, healthy life. This class will give you the tools to live more mindfully. Join us and learn ways to make meditation part of your everyday life; learn ways to live your authentic life by finding out your value system and what’s important to you. This is an interactive class. Come prepared to take notes. Diane Lang, MA, Therapist, Positive Living Expert/Educator, www.dlcounseling.com

32. Foundations Year 3

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Audience: MHRD Year 3 Non-Tenured Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2018

Location: C2

MHRD Staff Only
This workshop is for those teachers in their 3rd year in the Morris Hills Regional District. The workshop will address strategies for Writing and Reading, Collaboration and Inquiry. The purpose of this workshop is to provide support, additional classroom strategies, and an opportunity to focus on and create a professional growth plan for your teaching career.

33. PARENTS: HOW TO SUPPORT A CHILD WHO HAS AN IEP OR 504 PLAN*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/14/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

In a 21st Century learning environment parents need 21st Century strategies and techniques to support children that struggle academically, socially and emotionally. The Generation Text Online framework was designed to equip parents with strategies and techniques to use with children for successes in building self-esteem, building resiliency, and guiding children on how to advocate for themselves to ultimately improve learning and achievement. Through this interactive learning session, parents will become proficient in practices and routines in order to discover learning barriers their children are faced with and provide them with strategies to support them in overcoming those barriers.

34. PRESERVE AND CREATE FAMILY FOOD TRADITIONS

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/14/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 104

We carry food memories with us throughout our lives. Spend time with fellow food lovers as we explore how to identify and preserve meaningful traditions for ourselves, family, and friends. We will learn ways to mine the past for cultural recipes and beautifully document food memories ranging from holiday meals to weekday dinner touches. We also will explore ways to create the traditions of tomorrow.

35. GETTING MORE FROM YOUR EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTIONS

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/19/2018

Location: Morris Hills High school, Room 102

Are you being offered stock options from your company? In this workshop we will discuss what they are, how you can benefit from being granted them, the tax implications of the different types of options, and some strategies and tips for exercising your stock options.

36. WEATHERING MARKET VOLATILITY

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/20/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

We will learn the fundamental causes behind market volatility and how you should think about your investments in a volatile financial marketplace. Ideas for your investments during volatility will be discussed as well as long-term wealth-building strategies.

37. POETRY OF FOOD

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/20/2018 to 3/27/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 104

Food has inspired writers throughout history. Join us as we explore the connection between food and poetry. We will delve into works that explore topics such as love, memory, and longing through the food experience. Prompts, tastings, and discussions will help you to create your own original works. No poetry writing experience is necessary, just an interest in delicious food!

38. Foundations Year 4

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Audience: MHRD Year 4 Non-Tenured Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2018

Location: C2

MHRD Staff Only
This workshop is for those teachers in their 4th year in the Morris Hills Regional District. The workshop will address strategies for Data Driven and Differentiated Instruction as well as provide participants the opportunity to create long term professional goals. The purpose of this workshop is to provide support, additional classroom strategies, and an opportunity to focus on and create a professional growth plan for your teaching career.

39. COUPONING 101*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/21/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 105

Interested in slashing your grocery bill in half and keeping your pantry stocked? Don't be intimidated by coupons anymore! Learn the basics of couponing in a friendly, interactive, introductory session that will cover grocery store sales cycles and coupon policies, how to spot the best deals, where to find coupons, how to take advantage of catalina offers, digital savings apps and how to get items for free! Bring your weekly grocery store circular and coupons (if you have them) so we can all plan our next shopping trip!

40. THE AGE OLD ISSUE OF AGE IN THE JOB SEARCH*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/21/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

The issue of age in the job search process has always been a hot topic and is never more important than in a tough job market. What are the options for those potential employees considered “old” by hiring managers and companies? How can you address the perception that older workers are “not as capable” or “as qualified” as younger counterparts? Even though you know that your age, breadth of experience and wisdom are valuable assets that any employer can use, hiring managers don’t always acknowledge it. Come learn the top 5 things you can do to present yourself as a valuable contributor who has lots of “life” left in your career.

41. WATERCOLOR INTERMEDIATE

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/21/2018 to 5/16/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 235

Want to paint in a group setting while furthering your knowledge of watercolors? Join us as various techniques are discussed and demonstrated. Students will paint from subject matter of their own choosing, accompanied by individual instruction. A solid knowledge of basic watercolor painting is required in order to register. Please bring any supplies that you have to class. Any supplies needed must be purchased by students - approximate cost for all supplies is $80.

42. HIKING, HEALTH & INNER PEACE*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/27/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

Includes four full-day Saturday hikes (in NY/NJ area) of moderate difficulty selected between April 7-June 9, 2018. Hiking is a lifetime activity that improves muscle tone and cardiac function via a low-impact paradigm. Your spirit will feel the cleansing tonic of nature's soothing pleasures as you become energized by the sun, awakened by the wind and connected to the earth. Marvel at the shriek of a circling hawk, the pristine beauty of a secluded pond or the vibrant hues of distant horizons. Achieve benefits in stress management, weight control and overall health while adding harmony, balance and tranquility to your life. Embrace a new activity, meet new friends and hike in safety with an experienced guide as we explore the beauty and sanctity of the outdoor realm. Geology, animal signs and tree identification will be discussed along the trail. Novice and veteran hikers are welcome. Included are one classroom session and four Saturday full-day hikes (in NY/NJ area) of moderate difficulty to be selected between April 7 – June 9, 2018.

43. KAYAKING – BEGINNER OR EXPERIENCED*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/27/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

The classroom session will explain kayak preparation, strokes, proper attire and related information for our eleven-mile paddle down a calm and scenic section of the Delaware River in northwestern NJ. Hawks, eagles, herons, ducks and other wildlife are typically encountered and serve as a conduit into the serenity of the natural world. A short learning curve for beginners assures a pleasant experience on the very first outing. Safety groups will be established to assure that no one paddles alone. Optional two-person kayaks are available if you register with a partner. Children ages 8-18 must paddle with an adult in a two-person kayak. Veteran paddlers are welcome. Tuition includes: one classroom session, rental and transportation of kayaks, life jackets, instruction and guide fee for one kayak trip. Classroom session: 1 TUE – March 27; Trip Date: Sat, June 16; Rain Date: Sat, June 23

44. RAPPELLING*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 3/27/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

Safely control your roped descent from the top of a cliff using special equipment. Redundant safety measures will be employed. Instruction in rope handling, knots, safety and teamwork will be followed by training in several different rappelling methods on two rock walls. An optional 130 foot rappel will end our outdoor session. Classroom session: 1 TUE – March 27; Trip Date: Sat, July 21; Rain Date: Sun, July 22

45. Mentor Training Session 3

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 3/28/2018

Location: C2

MHRD Staff Only
This program is designed to provide teachers who are serving as mentors with the tools necessary to equip new teachers under their guidance with the skills they need for a successful career in education. Topics to be addressed include: how to ask the right questions at the right time, how to make the most of your time mentoring, how to empower new teachers to develop their vision as educators, and how to help a new teacher through tough times. Additional topics will be addressed, as needed. If you are mentoring a new teacher this year and want to make sure you are providing the best guidance possible, this workshop will prove to be a valuable resource.

46. TRIP: MACY’S FLOWER SHOW AND AFTERNOON TEA AT THE PLAZA*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/5/2018

Location: Depart 8:00am from Morris Knolls High School

Depart: 8:00am from Morris Knolls High School lower parking lot; Return: 6:45pm. Join us as we partake in the sophisticated elegance of an included Afternoon Tea in Palm Court in The Plaza Hotel. Since it first opened in 1907, it has entertained many prominent world leaders and well-known celebrities. Today is our chance to experience the charm and opulence that only the Plaza’s Palm Court can provide. We begin our day with a visit to Macy’s at Herald Square in NYC. Each spring Macy’s Department Store decorates its store with over 100,000 plants and flowers! It’s an annual floral fantasy display that few stores in the world can equal. Our visit includes a tour of the many floral displays and time to browse in this world-famous landmark. With over 100 years of operation and hailed as the largest department store in the United States, it’s an unequaled opportunity to find many more items than our local Macy’s store. Remember to bring your Macy’s coupons! Time is provided to lunch and shop on our own. Our visit to the Plaza allows us time to wander through the shops, explore the Todd English food hall that contains unique food items for sale and more. Cancellation deadline is February 27, 2018.

47. COED VOLLEYBALL FOR BEGINNERS*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/9/2018 to 6/4/2018

Location: PowerZone Volleyball, 3 Luger Road, Denville, www.

For over 20 years PowerZone has been conducting volleyball lessons at their facility in Denville. Join us this spring for this popular sport! The beginner program introduces basic fundamentals of volleyball in a safe and fun environment. Each session will incorporate practice and competition time.

48. OUTDOOR GOLF LESSONS - BEGINNER*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/10/2018 to 5/1/2018

Location: The Clubhouse Golf Center, 1594 Route 10 East, Ran

Closed
Golf can be one of the most challenging yet relaxing sports around. You will be taught the fundamentals necessary to develop a consistent golf swing. Program will cover grip, posture, ball and club position.

49. ACRYLIC PAINTING – PET PORTRAIT*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/10/2018 to 5/1/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 235

For the student who would like to advance their Drawing and Painting skills. Bring at least three clear photos of your pet's face to select the best option for a fun and whimsical portrait. 16x20 canvas, brushes and paints provided. Go to Painting with Dorothy on FB for more details.

50. CAREGIVING COPING ASSISTANCE

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/10/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

Are you a fatigued caregiver? Do you have difficulty coping as a caregiver? If you answered yes, this class is for you. The demands and responsibilities of daily care for another individual can be exhausting. This course is designed to assist overwhelmed and stressed caregivers. It will help you to identify what you are experiencing, teach you to ask for help, improve communication skills by using new strategies and explore techniques to ease stress. Penny Patnaude is a nationally certified Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia Care Trainer and Dementia Care Practitioner.

51. OUTDOOR GOLF LESSONS - INTERMEDIATE*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/10/2018 to 5/1/2018

Location: The Clubhouse Golf Center, 1594 Route 10 East, Ran

Take your game to the next level through this advanced class. Course will cover how to hit draws, fades, distance control, as well as high and low shots.

52. POSITIVE AGING*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/10/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 104

Life expectancy has improved considerably during the past couple of decades. Most of us will look forward to twenty or more years after retirement. We will all age but how we age is up to us. Our beliefs on aging play a huge role in our happiness and health. Join us to learn ways to thrive at any age and to gain perspective on the aging process. We’ll discuss the truths and myths of aging and cultivate a positive approach to the future and see the new possibilities that this stage of life can bring. Diane Lang, MA, Therapist, Positive Living Expert/Educator, www.dlcounseling.com

53. ANTIQUE SLEUTH – THE ABC’s OF BUYING, SELLING AND COLLECTING ANTIQUES PLUS ANTIQUE JEWELRY*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/11/2018 to 5/9/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 109

Whether you're looking to decorate with antiques, start or add to a collection, or do some buying and/or selling, this course will help you to evaluate, authenticate and price antiques. We'll cover a wide range of topics including antiques vs. collectibles; age of antiques; how to detect fakes and frauds both in antique items and appraisals; pricing antiques and their value; how to examine antiques to determine age, authenticity and alterations; the value of provenance, condition and signatures; where to see and buy the best quality; attending and buying at auctions; buying on eBay and the internet as well as negotiating purchase prices. Among the types of antiques we'll explore: early American pressed glass, crystal, cut glass, silver plate, silver, brass, porcelain (American and European), lusterware, stoneware, transfer ware, sponge ware, and Tiffany glass. We will discuss jewelry from the Victorian and Art Deco period through the glorious years of Costume jewelry (the 1930s through the 1960s) by dozens of famous makers! On the last night students can also bring in a few items (jewelry and household items) to discuss their origin and approximate value. NOTE: Please bring in items to the last class only. Lastly, we’ll discuss auctions in the NY/NJ metro area; local and east coast homes where authentic antiques can be found as well as reliable resources for obtaining appraisals and restorations.

54. SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WRITING

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/11/2018 to 5/16/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

Writing effectively is key to professional success. Learn how to communicate better with clients, managers, and coworkers by honing your message, using clear and concise language, and understanding your audience. Enhanced writing skills help you to avoid common mistakes and strengthen your ability to add value in the workplace.

55. Capstone: Promoting Deeper Engagement Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/16/2018

Location: C2

This Pathway will culminate in a capstone experience where teachers will reflect on the knowledge they have acquired throughout the series of workshops. These reflections will be presented to the cohort in a multifaceted presentation. Presentations should include an explanation of how the series of workshops has impacted the teacher’s pedagogy. Staff members can only take this workshop if they have completed every other workshop in the pathway.

Promoting Deeper Engagement investigates the latest trends in pedagogy that challenge students to develop transferable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. The focus is on increasing academic rigor, fostering student engagement, and increasing student responsibility for learning. Staff members will gain tools for deepening student engagement as well as their ability to clearly express learning through questioning and discussion. The seamless integration of technology supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the tools and information they need for success. Staff members in this cohort will create student-centered classrooms that make technology a vital part of their lessons. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

56. MAH JONGG

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/16/2018 to 5/14/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 207

Learn the game that originated in China and has been played in the United States for over 75 years. All you need is some skill, strategy, luck and the desire to learn and have fun. This isn’t the game played on the internet; this one is played with real tiles and real people. A material fee of $9-$12 is to be paid to the instructor at the first class.

57. MASTER THE SKILLS NEEDED IN TODAY’S JOB SEARCH*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/16/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

Returning to the workplace after an extended absence? Today, the job search process can be overwhelming to those who have not mastered the art of online search and in-person networking. In addition, this workshop will highlight the skills you need to successfully sell your expertise to a potential employer. This workshop will highlight some of the pitfalls job seekers encounter when they try to reenter the workforce as well as highlight the process to follow to land a job in today’s tight market. Learn how to sell the breadth of your experience and wisdom as valuable assets that an employer can use.

58. SUPERPOWER MEMORY*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/17/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Library

How to remember anything, anytime, anywhere easily! Are you terrible at remembering names; forget where you put your car keys? There is an explosion of knowledge that you must absorb in order to succeed in today’s world. Learn the secrets of developing your memory and discover easy ways to instantly recall names, faces, lists and more! Workbook is included.

59. EMERGENCY FAMILY PLANNING

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/17/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 107

Life throws us curve balls. Accidents occur, emergencies happen. What will your family do? Can they handle the crisis? Don’t leave your family unprepared. Learn or revisit important information and details to share with your loved ones, help them know what to do, who to call and how to handle emergency situations. Provide your family with the necessary information needed for life altering circumstances. The class will cover how to organize, and document pertinent family medical history and records, especially useful for caregivers. Know who should have access to financial files and why. We can’t predict the future, but we can be well prepared. Penny Patnaude is a nationally certified Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia Care Trainer and Dementia Care Practitioner

60. WEIGHT LOSS AND/OR STOP SMOKING WITH HYPNOSIS*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/17/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School - Library

This course is suitable for those who would like to stop smoking and/or for those who would like to lose weight. You can stop smoking in one easy session without weight gain. Even if you are a non-smoker and simply wish to lose weight without diets or calories to count, this is the course for you. Please bring a pillow and mat to class.

61. Capstone: Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/18/2018

Location: C2

This Pathway will culminate in a capstone experience where teachers will reflect on the knowledge they have acquired throughout the series of workshops. These reflections will be presented to the cohort in a multifaceted presentation. Presentations should include an explanation of how the series of workshops has impacted the teacher’s pedagogy. Staff members can only take this workshop if they have completed every workshop in the pathway.

The Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway guides staff members in identifying the potential of digital tools to personalize learning for students. This series allows staff members to integrate the latest technology trends to enhance their lesson plans. Staff Members will be provided with the opportunity to test out technology, collaborate with colleagues and research the latest trends within the cohort structure. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

62. GRAND ADVENTURE OF SELF-PUBLISHING

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/18/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 104

Self-publishing is more popular than ever. Join us to explore the difference between vanity, self and Indie publishing; how much self- publishing may cost a writer; the basics of book design; and local marketing ideas.

63. ROSEMALING: 12” RIMMED PLATE*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/20/2018 to 4/22/2018

Location: Nor-Bu Lodge, 21 Oslo Drive, Rockaway, NJ

Rosemaling is a style of Norwegian painting reflecting the different regions of Norway. Norwegians painted normal household items such as doors, chests, bowls, plates and chairs through the winter (due to heavy snow they were not able to farm their properties). There are traditional colors, techniques and designs to each region. Class will cover a few of these regions in addition to painting a Telemark design on a 12” wooden plate. Fee includes some supplies, however additional items are to be purchased by students at approximate cost of $100. Course will be held at Nor-Bu Lodge, 21 Oslo Drive, Rockaway, NJ. April 20: 6:00-9:00pm; April 21: 9:00-4:30; April 22: 12:00-3:00.

64. DECLUTTER YOUR LIFE AND REDUCE STRESS*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/23/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 104

Make small changes that will help you to live a more positive and resilient lifestyle. Learn the realistic steps you can take now to clear your mental clutter that will make a HUGE difference in your life. We will discuss the signs/symptoms of stress and anxiety and the impact it has on your body as well as learn your triggers for stress and anger. Learn ways to simplify your life and live in the now! Learn ways to feel more empowered, motivated and healthier. Get on the right path towards living your personal and professional vision by finding out your strengths and best career options for you. Remember when you declutter your mind the rest will follow…our homes become tidier, our offices run more efficiently and our lives feel more balanced. Diane Lang, MA, Therapist, Positive Living Expert/Educator, www.dlcounseling.com

65. Capstone: Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/24/2018

Location: C2

This Pathway will culminate in a capstone experience where teachers will reflect on the knowledge they have acquired throughout the series of workshops. These reflections will be presented to the cohort in a multifaceted presentation. Presentations should include an explanation of how the series of workshops has impacted the teacher’s pedagogy. Staff members can only take this workshop if they have completed every workshop in the pathway.

Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum will focus on relevant instructional and cross-curricular strategies proven to enhance students’ reading comprehension as well as their ability to clearly articulate what they have synthesized. Various technology tips will be incorporated throughout the workshops. Participants are encouraged to experiment with various strategies and collect data to analyze the effectiveness of these strategies. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

66. Capstone: Maximizing Student Potential Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/26/2018

Location: C2

This Pathway will culminate in a capstone experience where teachers will reflect on the knowledge they have acquired throughout the series of workshops. These reflections will be presented to the cohort in a multifaceted presentation. Presentations should include an explanation of how the series of workshops has impacted the teacher’s pedagogy. Staff members can only take this workshop if they have completed every workshop in the pathway.

Maximizing Student Potential will allow staff members to thoughtfully and carefully structure the classroom to meet the needs of different types of learners. Staff members will be challenged to engage students with many different interests, abilities, and skill levels. Through careful infusion of technology, and innovative instructional strategies, students will develop and further enhance 21st Century Skills of collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

67. ROSEMALING: HINGED BOX*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/27/2018 to 4/29/2018

Location: Nor-Bu Lodge, 21 Oslo Drive, Rockaway, NJ

Rosemaling is a style of Norwegian painting reflecting the different regions of Norway. Norwegians painted normal household items such as doors, chests, bowls, plates and chairs through the winter (due to heavy snow they were not able to farm their properties). There are traditional colors, techniques and designs to each region. Class will cover a few of these regions in addition to painting a Telemark design on a hinged box. Fee includes some supplies, however additional items are to be purchased by students at approximate cost of $100. Course will be held at Nor-Bu Lodge, 21 Oslo Drive, Rockaway, NJ. April 27: 6:00-9:00pm; April 28: 9:00-4:30; April 29: 12:00-3:00.

68. TRIP: JESUS AT THE SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER AND PENN DUTCH LUNCH*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 4/28/2018

Location: Depart 8:00am from Chatham Middle School

Depart: 8:00am from Chatham Middle School, 480 Main St, Chatham (park behind the Methodist Church); Return: 9:30pm. The Sight and Sound Theater invites us to experience the greatest story of all time! Jesus is the action-packed musical stage adventure that takes us on a miraculous journey alongside the most famous person to ever walk the earth, and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever. Not only will we be completely immersed in the spectacular epic events of the story, but we experience this incredible adventure as it unfolds on its 300-foot long wrap-around stage with 40-foot-tall sets, toe-tapping songs, professional actors and a message of hope. Our reserved seats are in the first and second row of the balcony. This is perhaps the best location to appreciate the grandeur of this one-of-a-kind theater. Prior to the show we enjoy an included, buffet lunch in Miller’s Smorgasbord. Since 1929, they have been preparing all of their meals from scratch. Cancellation deadline is March 22, 2018.

69. INTRODUCTION TO WINE*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 5/1/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 104

Join Chef and food/wine writer, Mark Vogel, for a comprehensive introduction into buying, storing, drinking and cooking with wine. Discuss the world’s wine regions with emphasis on France and Italy. Note that there will be no wine tasted at this event.

70. PROGRESSIVE RELAXATION AND IMAGERY*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 5/14/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Fitness Room

Have you tried meditation in the past but it hasn’t been right for you? If you want the benefits of relaxation, clarity and calm that it can provide, this class is for you. This evening will be a very grounded and down to earth experience. You will leave with skills that can help in every aspect of your life. Dress comfortably. Please bring a mat and towel to class.

71. BASIC SAILING WITH SEAS*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 5/15/2018 to 6/16/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 104 and Budd Lake

SEAS is a not-for-profit 501c(3) educational organization dedicated to teaching basic sailing with emphasis on safety. Learn sailing theory, and how to sail, using a mix of boats that permit students to learn to sail both single sail and multi-sail boats on the safety of Budd Lake. SEAS Certified instructors teach all courses. Successful students receive a SEAS Certificate in Basic Sailing and current year membership in SEAS. Water sessions (June 10, 17) provide 16 hours of practical supervised experience but are subject to rescheduling due to inclement weather (arranged per instructors). Each student must supply a PFD (life jacket) for the water sessions. Textbook is included in the fee. Two Saturday sessions (June 9, 16) will run 9:00-5:00 at Budd Lake. Any student under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, must be able to float and must weigh at least 85 lbs.

72. TRIP: JAILHOUSE ROCK - MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO ELVIS AT THE MOUNT AIRY CASINO*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 5/22/2018

Location: Depart 9:00am from Chatham Middle School

Depart: 9:00am from Chatham Middle School, 480 Main St, Chatham (park behind the Methodist Church); Return: 6:15pm. Come spend an afternoon with a young Elvis impersonator. Not just any Elvis, but “The Worlds #1 Elvis”. Performing all over the world, he was cast as Elvis in the hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet”. Our impersonator, Kavan, has won multiple Elvis competitions around the world and recently won the BBC’s World’s Best Elvis Competition. This high energy Elvis Tribute is filled with all your favorite hits such as: All Shook Up, Jailhouse Rock, Blue Suede Shoes, Don’t Be Cruel, Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender and so many more. Our Elvis has the looks, the charisma, and the moves that will leave us all shook up! Our visit to the Mount Airy Casino includes a $15 slot bonus in the casino, buffet lunch and general admission to the afternoon show. The casino has over 1,800 slot machines, over 70 table games and live poker games. Cancellation deadline is April 18, 2018.

73. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Spring*****Meets AED requirement for Club Advisors

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 5/30/2018

Location: 158

The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.

74. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Spring*****Meets AED requirement for Club Advisors

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 5/31/2018

Location: 158

The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.

75. TRIP: OPEN HOUSE ON ELFRETH’S ALLEY IN PHILADELPHIA, INDEPENDENCE HALL, CONGRESS HALL AND MORE*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 6/2/2018

Location: Depart 8:00am from Morris Knolls High School

Depart: 8:00am from Morris Knolls High school lower parking lot; Return: 7:00pm. Today we visit the nearby City of Brotherly Love and relive the history our Founding Fathers created. Our itinerary includes a tour of Independence Hall, the building in which the Continental Congress wrote the United States Constitution and signed the Declaration of Independence. Next door, we tour Congress Hall, where George Washington handed the presidency over to John Adams. Time is also provided to visit the Liberty Bell and the Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag. Lunch is on our own in the Reading Terminal Market, which first opened in 1893, and is now a National Historic Landmark building and one of America’s largest and oldest public markets. It offers a wide array of restaurants and shops. This afternoon we visit an open house on Elfreth’s Alley, our nation’s oldest residential street. This annual event (Fete Day Celebration) allows us to step into several private homes on Elfreth’s Alley and see how these homes have maintained their colonial character and others have modernized – some into the 19th century, others with 20th and 21st century conveniences. We stroll at our own pace along the tiny cobblestone alley and take in the charm of this area while enjoying crafts, music and colonial games. This tour requires a little more walking than some other tours, though not all at once. It is about 1 mile in total, but all flat ground. Cancellation deadline is April 27, 2018.

76. TRIP: TWILIGHT/EVENING CRUISE OF NYC, DINNER IN LITTLE ITALY, HUDSON EATS, BATTERY PARK ESPLANADE*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 6/16/2018

Location: Depart 10:00am from Morris Knolls High School

Depart: 10:00am from Morris Knolls High School lower parking lot; Return: 10:30pm. Our day begins with a visit to the lower Manhattan waterfront. Once known as the World Financial Center, after several billion dollars of renovations, it is known today as Brookfield Place. We arrive in time for a stroll along the Battery Park Esplanade and a visit to the 911 Memorial. Time is available for a light snack at Hudson Eats, a new and exciting food hall at Brookfield Place. We then make our way to Mulberry Street, in the heart of Little Italy, for an early included dinner. Next, we enjoy breathtaking views of The New York City Skyline, as we embark on a two-hour Circle Line Twilight/Evening Cruise. Capture magical moments as the sunlight fades onto the harbor of Manhattan and the twinkling of lights make the city skyline come alive. Highlights include: The Statue of Liberty and the spectacular skyline of Lower and Midtown Manhattan. Cancellation deadline is May 8, 2018.

77. TRIP: THREE ISLANDS IN A DAY – GOVERNORS ISLAND, STATEN ISLAND AND MANHATTAN ISLAND*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 7/1/2018

Location: Depart 8:00am from Morris Knolls High School

Depart: 8:00am from Morris Knolls High School, lower parking lot; Return: 5:45pm. Our day begins with a visit to Governors Island, a 172-acre historic park, recreation and festival area. We arrive via a short ferry ride from lower Manhattan. Upon arrival, we are free to enjoy this island on our own. Things to do are a ranger-led walking tour of portions of the island, a visit to the historic fort, the Admiral’s House and other buildings that contain current exhibits. Perhaps you might take a leisurely stroll around the island (approximately 2.5 miles) and take in the beautiful views of the surrounding area. Once back in Manhattan, we walk next door to the Whitehall Staten Island Ferry Terminal, a terminal where 20 million people pass through each year. Once on board the Staten Island Ferry, we once more take in beautiful views of NYC. Our ferry arrives at the brand new Empire Outlets, a world-class retail destination and New York City's first and only shopping outlet. Located on Staten Island's waterfront, it hosts approximately 100 shops of the finest brands, an extensive array of waterfront food and beverage concepts and unparalleled views of New York City. After lunch on our own with time to explore New York City’s newest destination, we depart to New Jersey. This tour requires a little more walking than on some other tours. Cancellation deadline is May 28, 2018.

78. SUMMER WRITING CAMP FOR COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS (July 31-Aug 2)*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 7/31/2018 to 8/2/2018

Location: Morris Hills High School, Room 158

Wait List
FOR MORRIS HILLS REGIONAL STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 12 ONLY – LIMITED SEATING Workshop is open to first 15 registrants entering grade 12 only. College-bound students will leave this three-day workshop with a complete draft of their college application essay. Participants will receive instruction in topic development, essay structure and organization, using anecdotal evidence, and the revision process. Extensive peer conferencing; individual conferences, and document review by an experienced writing instructor will be beneficial not only for the college application essay, but for all academic writing situations. Students are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet computer. Everyone should come prepared to write. Priority will be given to students in the Morris Hills Regional District. Please send snacks/lunch with your child. CANCELLATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 15.

79. SUMMER WRITING CAMP FOR COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS (Aug 14-16)*

Program: MHRD Continuing Education

Dates: 8/14/2018 to 8/16/2018

Location: Morris Hills HS Academy Bldg, Rooms A3 & A4

Closed
FOR MORRIS HILLS REGIONAL STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 12 ONLY – LIMITED SEATING Workshop is open to first 30 registrants entering grade 12 only. College-bound students will leave this three-day workshop with a complete draft of their college application essay. Participants will receive instruction in topic development, essay structure and organization, using anecdotal evidence, and the revision process. Extensive peer conferencing; individual conferences, and document review by experienced writing instructors will be beneficial not only for the college application essay, but for all academic writing situations. Students are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet computer. Everyone should come prepared to write. Priority will be given to students in the Morris Hills Regional District. Please send snacks/lunch with your child. CANCELLATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 15.