Tri-M Project 2022

Pascack Hills Tri-M Project 2022
Graphic: Tri-M Honor Society LogoReturn of the Tri-M Project: Encouraging the Next Generation of Musicians

Starting in the month of March, members of the Tri-M Honor Society, along with other music students at Pascack Hills, began working on the Tri-M Project. In this project, a student from PHHS provides a student they have been paired with from Fieldstone Middle School or Woodcliff Lake Middle School with music lessons, whether vocal or instrumental. This is the second year the Pascack Hills chapter of the Tri-M Honor society has worked to give musical opportunities to the next generation of musicians. 

“There are almost 50 students involved in Tri-M Project 2022. Vocal and instrumental lessons are given by Tri-M members, as well as Chamber Choir and Concert Band members recommended by Mrs. Elkin and Mr. Dore” explained Mrs. Elkin, the Tri-M Music Honor Society Advisor.

Each lesson is about thirty minutes and is scheduled to occur once a week. During this time, the high school music students become the teachers. Each member involved is able to share their knowledge and love of music with a younger student. 

Not only do these lessons give the middle school students a chance to benefit from the musical experiences of talented musicians, it bridges a divide between the middle schools and the high school.

“The goal of the project is to share a love for music with the community and make personal connections with middle school students who will become members of the PH music department in the future,” Mrs. Elkin continued.

The middle schoolers being taught are the future of music at Pascack Hills. In encouraging a pursuit and passion for music in these upcoming musicians, members of the project have these protégés as their legacy. Watching the students flourish and improve with each lesson is a rewarding experience like none other.

“It’s extremely fulfilling to watch young musicians learn and grow their talents, and to know that you’ve played a part in their musical journey,” says sophomore Hadyn Hopper, a Tri-M Member.

Mrs. Elkin hopes to invite the Tri-M Project 2022 participants to a showcase at the end of the year to highlight the performances of the middle school students at a live program. This would be the first time the Tri-M Project is presented at a live show, as the pandemic limited this option in 2021. It will be wonderful to see the fruit of the labors of both student and teacher at the conclusion of this project.

Photo: Tri-M student members and the next generation of musicians.

COVID19 Updated Guidance

Sept 2022


The New Jersey Department of Health recommends that students with the following symptoms or combination of symptoms be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school:


  • At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion, or runny nose;


  • At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, or new taste disorder.


  • A medically supervised  negative  COVID19  PCR test or Rapid Antigen test is required to return to school for symptomatic individuals, even with an alternate diagnosis such as a positive strep or influenza swab.  This requirement for testing is for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status. We can not accept home tests at this time to rule out COVID19.

  • Please notify the attendance officer or the school nurse office if your child is exhibiting Covid-19 compatible symptoms. 


  • Please notify your school Nurse

  • Student will need to remain home for 5 days from symptom onset (symptom onset is considered day “0”)

  • Days 6-10: Students may return ONLY if no symptoms and fever free for 24 hours.  They must wear a well fitted mask at all time, indoor and outdoors, during this time frame while at school.

  •  Regardless of immunization status of other family members, those who are COVID 19 positive should be isolated from others in the household, if possible, for the full 10 days

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