Midland Park November 25, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 5 The Midland Park Board of Education is broadening its student athlete criteria to be based on a student’s grade point average (GPA). To qualify a student would have to have a 3.75 weighted average, even if a C were also one of the grades. In the past, all students who were listed on any of the high school’s three honor rolls qualified. The minimum requirement to make any honor roll was all B grades, which equates to a 3.0 GPA at a minimum. School board changes criteria for student athlete recognition This was based strictly on grades received, regardless of the difficulty of the courses being taken. “Basing the recognition on the GPA is more inclusive. It applies to all students. It helps the youngster who is not in the honors program but is doing a great job,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. William Heebink told the board of education. “The issue centered on those students who sought to (continued on page 21) Soulful display Midland Park Christian Reformed Church recently displayed 350 pairs of donated shoes on the sidewalk outside the church at 183 Godwin Avenue in a visual reminder of the Darfur genocide. Each pair of shoes represented 200 lives lost. The church received overwhelming support from the community and local businesses for its shoe drive. The donated shoes will be given to Soles4Souls, a national charity that distributes them to the homeless in the United States. This exhibit was part of a larger display of over 12,000 pairs of shoes collected from area schools and churches and on exhibition in the parking area of the Garden State Plaza. ������������ ������������ ���� ���� ���� ���� �� W/COUPON • Exp 11/30/09 • Not Combinable www.VacationRentalsRetreats.com Come stay in our CATSKILL MOUNTAIN SKI RETREAT. Stay 2 nights, get the 3RD NIGHT FREE! �������� ��������� ����������� ������������ ���������� ����� ���������������� ����������������������� ������������� ���������������� ���������������� ����������������� ������������������� ������ �������� ����������� ������������� ������������ ��������� ������������������� �������������������������� ���������������������� �������������������������� ������������������������������� ������������������������������������ ������������������������������� ������� ���������� ����������� ����������� ���������� ����������� ������������� ��������������������������������� ������������������� ������������������������������������� ������������ �������������������������� ����������������������������