Tuesday, January 27, 2015
         Due to the snowstorm, all district schools will be closed Tuesday, January 27, 2015 
    • HS mid terms scheduled for Tuesday will be moved to Wednesday. If there is a delayed opening on Wednesday in lieu of a full day schedule, we will post further updates here on both the district and high school homepages.
    • AWR/SB Kindergarten Conferences scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at both AWR and SB will be rescheduled for the following week, same day of the week and same time (i.e. Tuesday, January 27th conferences will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015) If a parent/guardian needs to change the conference date due to a conflict, please contact your child's teacher.
    • We will continue to monitor weather conditions for Wednesday and keep you informed of any closings or delays here on our website. 
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  • radon poster    
    The NJ Bureau of Environmental Radiation sponsored a middle school contest for radon education.  Congratulations to Matt for receiving an honorable mention for his poster!  Matt's insight that approximately one in every 15 houses has radon earned him this recognition. Mrs. Celler, Art Teacher, encouraged student participation in this Community-sponsored learning activity.
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  • Character Ed Assembly - The Blue Project
    Overcoming Obstacles by Jared Campbell
    Jarod Campbell The Blue Project                 Jared Campbell, award winning singer/songwriter who toured with Journey, reaches students through music.  Overcoming obstacles, bully prevention, respect, leadership and having a positive outlook on life are his focus.  Students are encouraged to believe in themselves and follow their dream! Supportive of our PBSIS and Character Ed Programs, this powerful assembly was sponsored by NPMS PTO.
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    phone NPSD Announces District Mobile App
    The New Providence School District is announcing the launch of our new mobile district-wide mobile communications application. The district’s official mobile app will enable smartphone users to keep track of important district information. Click the link above to download our free mobile app.

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    NPMS began the school year by rolling out our PBSIS Program (Positive Behavior Support In Schools) and the school motto "Respect, Responsibility and Readiness." Students learned leadership skills, behavioral guidelines, expectations and their importance to the school and community. To complement PBSIS, NPMS has a "Dawg Tag" recognition initiative. This is a rewards-based initiative where students can earn rewards for exercising positive behaviors. The school week culminated with outdoor team activities to foster organized behavior and a PTO sponsored luncheon to celebrate "Respect, Responsibility and Readiness.
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  • Week of Respect! -- "Be The Difference"
       NPMS kicked off this year's Character Education Program's theme "Be The Difference" on Monday October 6th.  Students and staff wore blue t-shirts and jeans to support National Anti-Bullying Day; attended a multi-media presentation; and, wrote/sang songs for the "Rap of Respect" activity to celebrate a week of kindness, respect and anti-violence.
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  • NPMS Supports Anti-Violence Week
          Red Ribbon Dance  Peer Leaders sponsored the anti-drug Neon Dance, encouraging students to dress in neon clothing so they could "Shine Brighter than Drugs."
          K-9 Unit  Officers brought the K-9 Unit to demonstrate to 7th grade middle schoolers the roll of the dogs in assisting law enforcement to fight drugs and crime.
         Don't Let Anger Heat You Up Student Services distributed hot chocolate during lunch to advocate for anti-violence week. 
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  • School Lunch Information


    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. 

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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@npsdnj.org , 908-464-9161, 35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence, NJ 07974
    District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Dr. Deborah Feinberg, dfeinberg@npsdnj.org , 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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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