LIBERTY LINES september 30, 2016 - ISSUE 2

MCNAIR ACADEMIC'S AP SCHOLARS

AP scores are out, and once again McNair students have proven their high academic caliber. This year, McNair Academic HS students include a whopping 81 AP Scholars, 39 AP Scholars with Honor, 63 AP Scholars with Distinction, and 11 National AP Scholars.What do these awards mean? The College Board gives scores on a five-point system, with a score of 3 indicating that a student is "qualified" for the rigor of college-level courses, a 4 showing that a student is "well-qualified" and a perfect score demonstrating that an individual is "extremely well-qualified." AP Scholars receive scores of three or higher on three or more exams. AP Scholars with Honor achieve scores of at least 3.25 on all exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. AP Scholars with Distinction meet the same criteria as AP Scholars with Honor, except that their average score is 3.5 and they earn at least a 3 on a minimum of five exams. National AP Scholars are considered the cream of the crop, scoring a 4 average on a remarkable eight exams. "This exceptional number of AP Honors is a reflection of the hard work being done every day by the students and teachers at McNair Academic High School,” says Principal Kathleen McCabe. “These results demonstrate not only how well our students have mastered individual subjects, but also the breadth, scope and rigor of our academic program. This impressive performance is a sign that our AP Scholars, along with all of our graduates, will continue to excel in college and beyond."

OPENING OF NEW CTE CLASSROOM AT DHS

On Wednesday, September 28, the district officially opened its' new classroom dedicated to the Green Construction/House Renovation CTE Pathway at Dickinson High School. The space was rebuilt during the summer to house carpentry equipment, tools, and so much more for this new and exciting endeavor. The Green Construction Initiative is the brainchild of Mr. Dave Herman, Vice Principal, and was made a reality by the hard work of the administrative team at Dickinson High School and numerous individuals throughout the district including the maintenance department under the leadership of Mr. O’Reilly. With the support of Dr. Lyles, Mr. Bing, and Ms. Ruane this idea has developed into a reality. The various tradesmen from the district were vital in converting an old upholstery room in the bowels of Dickinson HS into a brand new shop with 21st Century technology. All of the efforts were made to provide the students with an incredible experience. Mr. Osuagwu and Mr. Gass are the instructors who will move the program forward and help the students attain the skills and knowledge to succeed in college or in the workforce.

FACE-OFF 2.0 FOR JCPS TEACHERS

On Monday, September 12, 2016, the district held FACE OFF 2.0. The day was dedicated to professional development for staff by staff. The two-hour workshops included such topics as: Using Google in the Classroom, Drones, Utilizing Data to Drive Instruction, Student Intellectual Engagement, and so much more.

PERFECT PARCC SCORE

Warlito Catedrilla, a student at PS 33, received a perfect score on the third grade PARCC 2016. He is pictured with his parents, Principal Piccillo, and his third grade teachers, Mrs. Maxwell and Ms. Ratto.

CLASSROOM CLOSE-UP AT PS 5

Classroom Close-Up NJ will be featuring PS 5 art specialist, Michael Markman, literacy teacher, Mrs. Fasial, and their students in a segment called Comic Relief, which showcases how students in their classes used Mr. Markmans comic book as an inspiration to create their own comics about overcoming obstacles. The show airs on October 2 at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and again at 7:30 pm. on NJTV.

Art teacher Michael Markman teaches fifth graders at Dr. Michael Conti School the fine art of producing comic books. They not only learn how to write and illustrate a book, they also are learning how to overcome obstacles as an author/illustrator. The art and literacy teachers show students how to developed characters, write narratives, and transfer stories into a comic strip.

ITALIAN-AMERICAN EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR FROM PS 12

CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTINA MANNUZZA

Congratulations to Julia A. Barnes 2nd Grade teacher, Mrs. Christina Mannuzza! She was selected in April 2016 as the Jersey City Italian-American Educator of the Year and was honored at the Jersey City Columbus Day Parade Gala Dinner at the Fiesta in Carlstadt, NJ.

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