Director's Monthly Memo





    Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.”

    -Steve Jobs-


    As Thanksgiving approaches I think it is important to pause and take stock of the things in your life that you have to be thankful for. For my part one thing I am thankful for is the outstanding group of educators I have the privilege to lead each day as Director of Fine & Performing Arts and Business Education. The educators in Bayonne are among the finest in the state and I cannot say enough about them.


    That said this month I want to encourage students when planning their next step after high school to carefully consider what truly drives, excites, and motivates them before selecting a college or career. What Steve Jobs said rings true for me and I encourage students to take heed of what Mr. Jobs said and seek a career that you can be thankful to have each day. You will never regret the decisions that you make if you are truly doing what you love.


    Have a happy, healthy and safe New Year.



    Tim Craig, Director of Fine & Performing Arts & Business Education











    Timothy Craig
    Director of Art, Music, Drama and Buisness Education
    Bayonne Public Schools


    Pattie Squitieri



    Fine and Performing Arts Department Mission Statement

    The mission of the Bayonne High School Fine & Performing Arts Department is to cultivate student growth in visual art, dance, music, and theater in a supportive and challenging environment that fosters creativity and innovation. These opportunities will serve to guide and prepare all students to think critically, recognize and appreciate art in all forms, work collaboratively with others, and demonstrate leadership capacity in the 21st century. Motivated arts students will build a strong foundation in preparation for college and career opportunities in the Fine and Performing Arts.

    Fine and Performing Arts Department Goals:

    1. Develop a knowledge base of the Fine and Performing Arts.
    2. Appreciate the aesthetic and expressive value of the Fine and Performing Arts in their historical, cultural, and social contexts.
    3. Develop an understanding of methods, materials, techniques and styles.
    4. Increase comprehension and awareness in the Fine and Performing Arts through problem-solving, critical analysis, and communication.


    The Bayonne Fine and Performing Arts Department includes visual art, music, theater, and dance and seeks to celebrate creativity in all students. Through study, interpretation and execution, students who enroll in courses in the Fine and Performing Arts Department will not only explore the pedagogy of each discipline, but also gain a deeper appreciation of the value of the fine and applied arts in the 21st century global community.