New Providence School District has been named 2017 National District of Character
We are proud to announce that New Providence School District is 1 of 4 districts in the nation to be named a National District of Character. The district earned the award for its dedicated focus on character education, fostering a positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior, school climate and the community.
“On behalf of the New Providence Board of Education, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our students, staff, parents, and administration for this national recognition,” says Dr. David Miceli, Superintendent of Schools. “Their genuine commitment to the development and sustained implementation of our character education programs is recognized by this award. It is a privilege and honor to be 1 of 4 districts in the nation to be recognized as a District of Character.”
Schools and districts selected in January as State Schools of Character were forwarded to Character.org for consideration for national recognition as National Schools of Character.
"At Character.org, we are extremely proud of this year’s National Schools of Character as well as our district recipients. Their dedication to character development has proven over time to increase the well-being of so many students, their families and their communities across the United States and beyond, " said Doug Karr, Character.org’s President & CEO.
Character.org will honor the designated schools and districts at its 24th National Forum on Character Education to be held the weekend of October 20-21, 2017, in Arlington, VA. Visit www.character.org to learn more about the National Forum, the Schools of Character program (State & National) and the 2017 national honorees.
"Stay tuned" for more information on a district-wide celebration in the fall.
Congratulations to Jimmy Song who won the NPMS Mascot and Logo Design Contest for the 17-18 school year. Jimmy created the Junior Pioneer that will represent our school.
Congratulations Mrs. Gregorio
2017 NPMS Teacher of the Year!
2017 Science Olympiad
The Science Olympiad Regional Competition in January was a huge success. Students were fully prepared for the event and were awarded medals in the following categories: "Picture This," "Rocks and Minerals," "Reach for the Stars," and "Experimental Design." Our Team qualified for the State Competition in March. Congratulations Science Olympiad Team!
NPMS teachers developed a GET GRIT Program. GET GRIT is an acronym for Goal Setting,Evaluate Your Challenge, Try A Strategy, Give Yourself A Chance, Reach For Resources, Initiate Communication and Track Your Success. GET GRIT is considered a key contributor to success. The teachers devise the goal in order to enhance student's independence with respect to responsibility, perseverance and problem solving. Through challenges taught in the classroom, students learn to overcome obstacles and have an opportunity to achieve success. Teachers also hung posters in classrooms and handed out bookmarks to every student, emphasizing the initials and words GET GRIT represents.
The Leader in You and R-E-S-P-E-C-T
On December 8th, the Peer Leaders Team attended workshops sponsored by "The Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute." The Team attended a speaker presentation on motivation and goals, took part in ice breaker games, followed by workshops: "The Leader in You" and "R-E-S-P-E-C-T." Peer leaders learned how to come together with others that share commonalities and how to respect the differences of others. They also learned how to identify and broaden individual strengths. Thanks to the generosity of the NP Alliance for funding this program, peer leaders were recipients of the benefits of learning to enhance self-esteem, encourage respect and focus on leadership.
Through the Eyes of a Friend
On December 2nd, the 8th grade Language Arts students saw Through the Eyes of a Friend; a play about the life of Anne Frank. The Production Company "Living Voices" performed a powerful program in the Wilkins Theater at Kean University. The story augmented the student's understanding of the events that led up the Holocaust and also the events that happened to the Frank family after they were discovered by the Nazis. Through the Eyes of a Friend taught us that the memories of the Holocaust should not be forgotten and should live on through both victims and survivors. We are grateful to the New Providence Ed Foundation for generously funding admission to the show for middle school students.
"BE TODAY's HERO"
Congratulations Lion's Club Peace Poster Contest Winners!
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.
Welcome to New Providence Middle School!
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 offers a comprehensive and rigorous educational experience
for our students. Our Program of
Studies allows all students to complete a full year in Language Arts,
Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Health/Physical Education and World
Language. Within our Language
Arts and Math curricula, we offer students enrichment opportunities to further
challenge and develop their skills and academic performance. In addition, every
student has the opportunity to explore Robotics, Performing Arts, Visual Arts,
Practical Arts, Music and
additional Language Arts. Students
can also 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.
NPMS has a very accomplished, dedicated and highly involved faculty. We believe in creating a school environment that meets the academic, civic, social and emotional needs of our early adolescent learners while promoting individual success. Our character education programs are centered around school and district-wide themes. Our school-wide theme of “Readiness, Responsibility and Respect” is incorporated into students’ 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. Previous district-wide themes include, “Step it Up, Kindness Counts” and “Be the Difference.” These themes incorporate school and community involvement and service and help to bring all district schools together with common character education goals.
We embrace parents and community members as partners in the educational process of our students, as they play an integral role in the success of our children. We work together to foster a meaningful teacher-parent relationship built on strong communication focusing on students’ needs. We are fortunate to have a very involved Parent-Teacher Organization that collaborates and complements the educational experience for our entire school community.
Please contact us at anytime to learn more about New Providence Middle
New Providence Middle School