Who We Are

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My name is Greg Fucheck and I am the principal of the Bronx River High School.  I am very excited to have the opportunity to be opening this school in the Fall of 2013.  Although this will be my third time helping to launch a new high school in the Bronx, this is actually the first time where I will be principal.

I graduated from Lehigh University in 1991 with a degree in Marketing and French.   I received my Masters in Business Administration from New York University in 1999.  I spent 15 very successful years in the business world. (see article: “G.P.S. Aids Investigators at Attack Site”)  But it wasn’t until 2005, when I decided to become a teacher, that I truly found my life’s passion.  I began my career in education as a New York City Teaching Fellow.  I was one of six founding teachers of the Metropolitan High School, a new, small school which opened its doors to an incoming freshman class in September 2005.  During my six years with the Metropolitan High School, I served as a Math Teacher, Math Department Chair, Director of Technology, and Director of Student Information Systems.  I implemented the school’s online student information database, and served as a liaison between the New York City Department of Education and Pearson PowerSchool in order to integrate that technology with existing DOE systems.  In the fall of 2010, I joined the planning team to develop and launch the Metropolitan Soundview High School, another new, small school that officially opened in September of 2011.  At the Metropolitan Soundview High School, I served as a math teacher, Math Department Chair and Grade Level Leader. I was also a lead facilitator for the DOE Teacher Leadership Program.  This program is designed for build capacity in teacher leaders throughout the DOE in order to develop the skills they need to lead instructional improvements and teacher teams in their various schools.

In August of 2012, I submitted my proposal for a new high school to the NYC Department of Education.  Now I am ready to put my business experience with my experience in education to open the school of my dreams, The Bronx River High School.

69 thoughts on “Who We Are

    • Natalee –

      Alliyah was matched to our school. That’s great. On our home page of our website is information on our Accepted Freshman Open House on June 17th at 6pm. Please fill out the form to let us know if you can attend.

    • Marlenie –

      Yes, we are having an Accepted Freshman Open House on June 17th at 6pm. Please go to the home page of our website and fill out the form to let us know if you are coming. I look forward to seeing you then.

    • There will be roughly 25 students in each classroom. The majority of our classes will be team-taught, which means that there will be two teachers facilitating the class. In addition, in every English and Math class there will be 4 Teaching Assistants.

  1. No, the uniform is a green polo shirt with school logo, blue or black pants (dickies, chinos, etc… no jeans, jeggings, leggings, or cargo pants), and solid black sneakers, shoes or boots. In addition, we have a black cardigan sweater with school initials. We will be selling uniforms starting Monday, August 26th.

  2. I am not looking for a highschool, just had to say Principal Fucheck is an amazing mentor/person/teacher and leader. I know this school with surpass all standards in NYC. I am an former Student of Mr. Fucheck when he was teaching at The Metropolitan High School and it was an honor having him as a teacher. Best Wishes Mr. Fucheck!

      • No problem I was not avaiable to do the video for incoming freshmens when you was doing it If you need anything else just let me know. and thanks I am going to NYTS to pursue my Doctrate in Theology this semester

  3. So, what will students do with their books each day. That is a lot to carry from class to class and I cant imagine the board of ed having enough text for the classroom and at home, cause my son sure need reference material when doing homework at home.

    • Textbooks, class sets of literature books, independent reading books, and notebooks will be kept in the classrooms. The only things the students will need to carry from class to class will be their backpack with pens/pencils inside and their binder (which will be given to students on the first day of class), and a jacket if it is cold outside. Unfortunately we do not have lockers to offer to students at this point. We will notify students through Advisory if they become available at a later time.

  4. As mentioned on the home page under School Supplies, all students will be provided a binder, looseleaf, and tab dividers, free of charge, in order to take notes during their classes. We are very fortunate to be able to provide that for our students. If students need a text book at home, they will be given one to leave at the house. We do not expect students to bring text books back and forth. They will simply be expected to bring their binder to school every day, and have a pen and pencil.

    Thank you.

    • Samantha-

      We are a limited, unscreened school. This means we do not look at grades when students apply. Priority is given to students who have attended an Open House and live in the Bronx, then to students outside the Bronx who have attended an Open House. The school wide High School fair is next weekend in Brookly. We will be there as well as at the Bronx High School Fair in October, Be sure to sign our attendance sheet to prove that you have attended an Open House. Thanks.

      • Our model offers ICT classes for students with IEPs. Those classes are a mix of Special Education and General Education students. The classes are cotaught by both a GenEd teacher and a SpecEd teacher. All students move from class to class.

      • Do you have lockers for school and iam a 8th grade students and I appy to your school will u tell us in march when we get our letter will u tell his if we get in

      • We currently do not have lockers but we are working on having some installed if our budget allows. Once the Dept. of Education sends out letter alerting students to their matches, we will have an Accepted Freshman Open House sometime in March.

      • Okay so in march we find out what highschool in the letter do u tell if we get in and the open houses and when do u mail students schedule for the first day of school and what are the freshmen class ???

      • In March, you will receive a letter from the Dept. of Education telling you what school you have been matched to in Round 1. Our school will receive a list of those students matched to our school. We will then send out a letter inviting you to our Accepted Freshman Open House sometime in late March/April where we will give out information regarding our Summer Bridge program, etc… Students receive their schedule on the first day of school in September.

  5. Okay so in march we find out what highschool in the letter do u tell if we get in and the open houses and when do u mail students schedule for the first day of school and what are the freshmen class ???

  6. My Grson attends a charter school will be going to the 8th grade Sept 2015 is it to late apply for admission to Bx River H.S

    • You can try the enrollment center at Zerega avenue to see if they can place your student at our school. We currently have 3 spots left for incoming freshman this fall. Sorry for the delayed response.

    • Are you an accepted student for this fall? If so, you should have received an email with the dates of our Summer Bridge Program the week before school starts. We are also here Mon – Thu 8am – 1pm until August 12.

  7. I apply for your HIGH SCHOOL but i want to know were do we get our uniform and what color is the girls uniform i am in 8th but next year i hope to go to to BRONX RIVER HIGH SCHOOL iseen all your fun things.

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