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Whitsons Welcome Back to School Parent Newsletter 2019-2020

New! – Principal’s Welcome Message – IHS 2019-2020

Welcome to another tremendously exciting school year at Irvington High School, home of the BLUE KNIGHTS! Our motto for the 2019-20 school year is “The Pursuit of Excellence.” I am proud and elated to serve as the Principal of Irvington High School.  As principal, I look forward to service through an innovative school community. As a community of administrators, teachers, staff, and parents, we will continue to provide the best educational experience for our students.

Irvington High School continues to close the achievement gap and focus on academic and cultural excellence. A few examples include:

  • The Consumer Bowl Team members are the 2019 State Champions
  • Eighteen (18) students received full athletic scholarships (ranked number 1 for student athletes receiving scholarships among NJ public schools) in the past three years.
  • We are also among thirty-nine school districts out of 373 in the United States and Canada honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll. This award acknowledges the continued focus of meeting the needs of our diverse student population and providing them with rigorous, standards based instruction while recognizing students’ individual needs.
  • Our very own Irvington High School Cosmetology Academy is contributing to the growth of the billion-dollar beauty industry one senior class at a time. This rigorous Career Technical Education (CTE) training, under the guidance of a state licensed industry professional, provides students with the essential skills needed to obtain a New Jersey State Cosmetology License upon graduation in the areas of cosmetology, barbering, makeup artistry and aesthetics upon graduation. In the 2018-19 school year, a 5-week hands on barbering training program was introduced into the cosmetology curriculum.
  • Our Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) continues to be recognized throughout the State. The program received accolades from the governor of NJ, US Senators, and the City of Irvington. All 43 graduates of the Class of 2019 are currently attending college/universities or serving in the military. Our JROTC seniors have amassed a million dollars in scholarship monies.
  • In partnership with Pillar College, Irvington High School offers dual enrollment. This sequence of study permits students to pursue a baccalaureate or associate degree and provides a strong and comprehensive link between IHS and post-secondary educational institutions.

The above noted accomplishments are a direct result of the hard work of our outstanding students, expert and dedicated staff of caring professionals, active and involved parents, and a supportive community.

The administration, teachers, staff, students and parents of Irvington High School will continue to work as a team to maintain a “culture of learning” where every student feels safe, supported and valued in an environment of respect. We will continue to raise our goals and expectations for both the academic and career and technical programs. Some of our goals include the implementation of more efficient instructional strategies to increase student achievement. This year we will introduce a new college dual enrollment program as well as new sports programs.

As a BLUE KNIGHT Family, we will continue to find new ways to reach academic greatness as we inspire our scholars to believe in the possible.


Ogé Denis, Jr.

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Irvington High School – 2019 Consumer Bowl State Champions

Irvington High School Wins the 2019 State Consumer Bowl Competition

2019 Consumer Bowl Champions: From L to R: Stephen Danso, Bernice Owusu, Frank Peprah, Team Captain Eugenia Ampofo, Bolaji Falade, Adviser Joseph Romano, Team Mom Roz RosenHanst, Esther Oko, and Frank Peprah
From L to R: Stephen Danso, Bernice Owusu, Frank Peprah, team Captain Eugenia Ampofo, Bolaji Falade, Adviser Joseph Romano, team mom Roz RosenHanst, Esther Oko, and Frank Peprah

On May 23rd, the Irvington High School Consumer Bowl team competed in the 2019 State Consumer Bowl Championship at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton. The county competitions began in January with a total of 74 high schools from around the state. The County Champions met for three Regional competitions beginning in April. The three region winners were Irvington High School representing the Northern Region, Voorhees High School representing the Central Region, and Cedar Creek High School representing the Southern Region.

Irvington battled Voorhees and Cedar Creek High Schools for the state championship title. After an intense competition, Irvington and Voorhees were tied with 90 points each. A tense and exciting five-question tiebreaker round determined the champion. Irvington High School prevailed winning three questions to two for Voorhees to become the 2019 Consumer Bowl state champions! The Blue Knights are the only 5-time state champions. Two schools have won the state championship 3 times.

The Consumer Bowl is a Jeopardy-like educational competition for New Jersey high school students. Since 1997, high school students have been learning about a variety of consumer-related laws and issues. Students learn about summer safety, amusement games, auto leasing, tips on buying used cars, identity theft, property rental scams, and many more important consumer protection tips, rules, and regulations in our great state. The competition is responsible for educating thousands of individuals making them educated consumers. The participants have shared what they learned with their families, friends, and classmates.

Mr. Joseph Romano, Adviser said, “I want to thank Melanie Hazim, Andrew Tucker, Dulcelina Pena, and the entire staff of the Division of Consumer Affairs for sponsoring the Consumer Bowl Competition and educating the young consumers of New Jersey.” Team captain Eugenia Ampofo added, “The Consumer Bowl has been educational and fun. I learned a lot that has made me and my teammates savvy consumers. Not only that, I have made friends and made memories. Everyone should visit the Consumer Briefs page,, at least once and read the briefs.” Congratulations to Eugenia Ampofo, captain, and members Esther Oko, Bernice Owusu, Frank Peprah, Steven Danso, and study team member Bolaji Falade.


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