Director's Monthly Memo






    “I believe in process.

    I believe in four seasons.

    I believe that winter's tough, but spring's coming.

    I believe that there's a growing season.

    And I think that you realize that in life, you grow.

    You get better.”


    -Steve Southerland




    Each day provides a chance to start over, grow and change. Education provides infinite possibilities to find a new direction and make future plans. In an effort to aid in this process the Bayonne Business Department will be inviting different universities and colleges to visit our campus and meet with our students. This month Full Sail University and NJCU School of Business will be visiting our FPA and Business Education Classes to present what their university has to offer our students.


    Additionally, the BHS Business Department has held their initial DECA, FBLA and Junior Chambers of Commerce Meetings. It is never to late to become involved in one or all of these business clubs.

    Happy fall! Best of luck in all of your endeavors.


    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.