Friday, March 13, 2009

IB Students Send Off Their Extended Essays

The following is a note from Ms. Kate Dominique, our district IB coordinator.

Every spring the seniors at HHS who are attempting to earn the full International Baccalaureate Diploma begin preparing for the May exams, but another part of the IB Diploma Programme is the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge paper and the subject area internal assessments. Each student is assessed in part by his or her teacher, as well as by IB examiners. The exams are sent to specified international locations so IB can ensure consistency between all IB programs around the world.

Last weekend the students completed their 4,000 word Extended Essays, which were sent to Miami, FL and Edinburgh, Scotland to be assessed. The Theory of Knowledge papers were mailed to Nairobi, Kenya and the World Literature papers were sent to Southeast England. The first of April all internal assessments will be sent to the specified locations and the first three weeks of May all students (those attempting to earn certificates and diplomas) will be examining.

Picture: Four generations of the Greene family (no pun intended) came back to Hoboken to watch the parade this year. Their uncle, Roy Huelbig, was honored this year with the St. Patrick's Day 2009 Community Service Award, after he created Hoboken's WWII memorial. Photo Credit and Text: Carly Baldwin/Hoboken Now