New Providence Schools Recognized for Music Education
The National Association of Music Merchants, known as the NAMM Foundation, recognizes New Providence School District for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education designation. New Providence joins 307 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction this year.
“This recognition represents the community’s passion and support for the arts and we are very fortunate to have a dedicated staff that is committed to music education.” said Dr. David Miceli, Superintendent of Schools. “On behalf of the New Providence Board of Education, we would like to congratulate the entire community on this national designation.”
For more information on the district’s music education program, visit our music department page.
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. The link to the article from School Nutrition Association is http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Blog.aspx?id=18083&blogid=145506.
Congratulations to two NPHS National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists based on their 2015 PSAT/NMSQT test scores. They were among the top 16,000 scorers across the United States. These students will continue on in the competition and have the opportunity for 7,500 different scholarships worth about $33 million dollars.
Also, congratulations to 14 students named National Merit Commended Scholars. National Merit Commended Scholars are recognized for their academic success on the 2015 PSAT/NMSQT . These students placed in the top 5% of the 1.6 million students who entered the competition. This year New Providence High School has the highest number of Commended Scholars it has had in the last 5 years.
Recognized for excellence in Academics, the Arts, and Athletics, New Providence High School provides students with a wide range of experiences and opportunities designed to promote intellectual, social, and emotional growth. Our commitment to education has been recognized through many accolades. We continue to be recognized as one of the top high schools in the state of New Jersey. Additionally, we were recognized as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. This is the highest recognition that a school can receive on the federal level. These honors are a testament to the dedication of our students, faculty and community.
NPHS students are able to choose from a wide array of academic course offerings designed to challenge them at appropriate levels of ability. Twenty-three Advanced Placement and fifteen Honors classes are offered. Advanced Placement courses offer students the challenges of a college-level course as well as the opportunity to accumulate college credits.
New Providence High School remains committed to maximizing student opportunities for growth, evidenced by our continuing exploration of local, state, and global partnerships.
Instruction is offered in five world languages. Ongoing international partnerships continue with Japan for over 20 years. These programs have given students invaluable insight into different cultures as well as practical application of what they have learned in the classroom.
Incorporating service learning opportunities into the fabric of the educational process provides students with challenges and experiences both within and outside the traditional classroom. Student-sponsored food and clothing drives, choral performances at local senior citizens centers, volunteer tutoring programs, invitations to design banners and logos for community organizations both challenge and reward students’ creativity. These activities give New Providence High School students an opportunity to give back and show appreciation for all they are given. Furthermore, these experiences demonstrate what can be achieved when parents, students, teachers and community members work cooperatively.
Our co-curricular offerings, from discipline-specific clubs to athletics to drama, are designed to allow students the opportunity to pursue their interests and achieve new heights. Offering twenty-three athletic teams and nearly forty co-curricular activities, over 92% of the student body is involved in the school’s athletic and co-curricular opportunities. Our Technology Student Association won first place in technology problem solving and second place in structural design engineering and music production in a New Jersey State competition. NPHS STEM league students also placed first at the STEM League Competition in Bloomfield, also winning most creative prototype and best overall prototype design. They also placed in the top three at the Annual UCC Bridge Building Competition. Our Girls’ Tennis, Girls’ Cross Country, Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Cross Country, Boys’ Tennis and Boys’ Lacrosse teams were all Conference Champions. Our Girls’ Cross Country, Girls’ Tennis, Girls’ Basketball and Boys’ Tennis teams were also State Sectional Champions.
New Providence High School will continue to prepare students to meet the challenging demands of today’s changing world. The school’s successes reflect positively on the continued support of the community. This support is much appreciated and welcomed as NPHS continues to function at the forefront of schools in Union County and in the state of New Jersey.