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    News and Information about the New Providence School District
     
     
    JUNE 2012
     

    On behalf of the Superintendent, Board of Education and all School District employees, thanks for a great year and we wish everyone a happy and safe summer.

     
    Here’s What’s Happening in Our Schools

    (click the links to read more)…

     

    AWR recently held its Pride Day Celebration incorporating the Bridges Outreach Program. Students spent time with their buddy classes on fun, cooperative team-oriented activities and then worked together to help those less fortunate.

     

    The New Providence Middle School Music Department recently performed in the “Music In The Parks” festival in Pennsylvania and was presented with the award given to the school that best demonstrates the character and class associated with the highest level of musical professionalism, both on and off stage.

     

    The New Providence Police Department and a representative from the Union County Prosecutor's office visited New Providence High School as part of the Police and Teens Together (PATT) program, designed to bring police and teens together and give them a chance to talk to one another in a friendly and open environment.

     

    The New Providence Peer Leaders are a group of 8th grade students that work to develop leadership skills by advocating for positive social change in their school and local community. This year the Peer Leaders organized two very successful events to raise money for ACS.

     

    Congratulations to both AWR and Salt Brook Schools who were recently selected as National “Promising Practices” award winners for 2012. The New Providence programs were selected from a record-breaking 537 applications from schools, districts, and organizations across the United States, as well as from Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, and Mexico.

     

    Students in Mr. Lowell's Honors Chemistry classes recently spent some time with 2nd graders in the high school science labs. They investigated and separated out the components parts of marker ink and then created the famous, and very messy, obleck.

     

    A NPHS senior won the overall "Best in Show Award" at the Leonard Lance Congressional Art Show in April; a sophomore received a first place award in May for a coil vase in the Clay in Mind competition; and a junior received the coveted Naomi Winston Scholarship, sponsored by the New Jersey Society of Arts and Letters. Middle school students also excelled at Ledgewood and in the NJ AAA competition.

     

    Salt Brook students from grades 1 through 6 put their voices on display at the annual Spring Vocal Concert. This event, held at the high school under the direction of Salt Brook Choral Director, Mrs. Passaro, featured Salt Brook students singing an array of old standards and contemporary hits to a packed house.

     

    Click the link for a review of all of the wonderful accomplishments this season from the NPHS baseball, softball, track, golf, lacrosse, and tennis teams.

     
    The MS and AWR Science Clubs recently participated in the Junior Solar Sprints competition at the New Providence High School track. Students from both clubs, covering grades five through eight had been working tirelessly for weeks designing and constructing their own cars that would run using the energy obtained form the sun.
     

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