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  • New Providence Schools Recognized Nationally for Music Education Efforts

    nammlogo2014 The NAMM Foundation has once again recognized New Providence for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation for 2014. New Providence joins 376 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction in 2014. This is the second year in a row New Providence has earned this award. In its 15th year, Best Communities for Music Education affirms school districts that have demonstrated exceptional efforts toward maintaining music education as part of schools’ core curriculum .

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Announcements

  • Middle School Assemblies Address Bullying

    Theatre on the Move
    "Breaking the Cycle"
    "T
    he teenage bullying experience." Topics include peer pressure; cyber-bullying; verbal and emotional abuse; suicide prevention; gender identity; body image and more. Students share feedback at the end of the show.
    Theatre on th Move

     
    Dr. Mykee Fallon
    "You don't know me until you know me
    . A  show that deals with race, discrimination, violence prevention, personal identity, suicide, gender equity, and the emotional pain felt by special education children. Mykee Fowlin becomes nine characters who "share their stories" with humor and heartbreak. The show ends with the poem  "I'm Still Here" by Langston Hughes. 
     

     

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  • State Bees  Congratulations to Alex Pereira who represented NPMS at the 2014 National Geographic Bee.  About 100 4th-8th graders from each of the 50 states faced off during the National Geographic state level bees. Alex won the middle school level Bee and took a qualifying test to determine his state-level eligibility.  Alex did a great job of putting his knowledge to the test!
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  • NPMS Student Places 1st in New Jersey's Judo Tournament  Congratulations to Nadeem Elmahroukey who placed 1st in the State of New Jersey's Judo tournament in the Boys 11 and 12 year old division.  Nadeem competed against opponents from NJ, NY, PA, MD, RI and CT.  Judo is an Olympic sport that comes from Japan and is the second most popular sport in the world, after soccer. 
     
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  • Register Now for Summer Enrichment Academy 2014
    summer Registration for Recreation Summer Programs including the Summer Enrichment Academy is going on now!  The Summer Program Guide is available here, the open enrollment period has begun! To register, click here, and use the online registration link.
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  • Congratulations Mr. Chango, 
         Teacher of the Year!        

    Teacher of the Year  
    Please join us in congratulating Mr.Dave
    Chango
    who has been recognized as the
    NPMS 2014 Teacher of the Year!

     

     

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  • Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act
    The "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act" enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, requires that the following staff contacts and district policies be posted:
    NPMS Anti-Bullying Specialist: David Chango, dchango@npsd.us , 908-464-9161, 35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence, NJ 07974
    District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Dr. Paul Casarico, pcasarico@npsd.us , 908-464-9050 ext. 222, 356 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974
    Link to Code of Conduct Policy (open to PDF)
    Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act is available at

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  • School Lunch Update   The United States Department of Agriculture announced it will eliminate the maximums for grains and proteins in school lunches for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year. Effective immediately Pomptonian Food Service will restore middle and high schoolentrées back to their traditional sizes.  They are working with their suppliers to make this change as quickly as possible. As always, Pomptonian encourages everyone to make healthy dining choices and to eat a balanced meal.  Every day there will be a variety of entrées available.  Your student’s meal includes selections from an array of fresh fruits and farm fresh vegetables.  Our cafeteria staff appreciates your patience and understanding as we designed menus that complied with the new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act regulations in September and make adjustments for the new changes this December.  The link to the article from School Nutrition Association is http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Blog.aspx?id=18083&blogid=145506.

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Welcome

New Providence Middle School (NPMS) is proud to be designated a Blue Ribbon School. One of the most prestigious awards in the country, the Blue Ribbon designation distinguishes and honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are academically superior and that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.  Additionally,  NPMS has been recognized by the NJ Department of Education as a model school for the successful implementation of the “Positive Behavior Support in Schools” (PBSIS) program.  These two achievements are a testament to what can be accomplished when students, teachers, parents and administrators work together toward the common goal of making NPMS a successful school.

 

NPMS has a very accomplished, dedicated and highly involved faculty.  We believe in creating a school environment that meets the physical, intellectual, civic, social and emotional needs of our early adolescent learners while promoting individual success.  As part of our character education program,  our school-wide theme of “Readiness, Responsibility and Respect” is incorporated into our daily routines.  Our entire school community embraces this philosophy,  as these values will prepare our students for high school as well as all their future endeavors.

 

NPMS offers a comprehensive Program of Studies.  All students will complete a full year in the core subjects of Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Health/Physical Education and World Language.   Within our Language Arts and Math curriculum we offer students enrichment opportunities to further challenge and develop their skills and academic performance. Besides our core subjects, every student will have an opportunity to explore his or her interest in Robotics, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Practical Arts, Music, and Language Arts.  Our students are highly motivated and enthusiastic; they take advantage of the many co-curricular activities which include Math Club, Yearbook, Girls’ Ensemble, Boys’ Ensemble, Jazz Band, Peer Leaders, Student Council, Student Services Organization and Science Club.  Our co-curricular activities complement our challenging Program of Studies and provide students with an opportunity to develop leadership skills and contribute to the betterment of the school community. 

 

We embrace our parents as partners in the educational process of all our students,  as they play an integral role in the success of our children.  We work together to foster a meaningful teacher-parent relationship. We are fortunate to have a very involved PTA that complements the educational experience for our entire school community. 

 

Scott D. Hough, Principal
New Providence Middle School