Liberty Lines June 8, 2018

Impact! This issue of Liberty Lines focuses on the impact our students are having on their community, their schools and their world.

Academy 1 Students Use Their Art to Connect with Haitian Children

Students at Academy 1 Middle School participated in The Memory Project to help make the world a little smaller and a little brighter. Led by their Art Teacher, Ms. Garcia, students rendered powerful portraits of young children in Haiti based on a photograph sent to them by The Memory Project. The Haitian children, many of whom had never had a picture of themselves before, were given their portraits and got to see themselves as the subjects of significant art. Watch this powerful video which describes the project and shows the children's responses to their portraits as well as the power of art to make the world better.

Students Propose Solutions to Make our City more Sustainable

Students develop Sustainability Projects around Jersey City through a program sponsored by Honeywell and NJ Audubon. Watch the video to learn more.

Students develop sustainability projects for Jersey city's sustainability fair

The Jersey City Public Schools and the Jersey City Office of Sustainability teamed up to promote sustainable energy practices. As a part of this work, the Office of Sustainability hosted the second annual Sustainability Science Fair to improve education and awareness of sustainability issues. Over 50 students from grades 4-12 participated in the science fair held at City Hall. Projects were judged for Design, Effectiveness and Creativity. Each of the participants received proclamations from the city for being good stewards of sustainable energy practices. Below is a list of the teams and students who were recognized with Special Awards

Individual Scientist Awards:

  • Most Creative: Caleb Marwah from PS16 "Does sugar make your heart race?"
  • Best Design: Swarnabha Chakrabarty from PS 16 "How clean is the water near you?"
  • Best Overall: Shivi Dua from McNair Academic "Enhanced Biogas Production from Coffee through Aerobic use of Enzyme and Photocatalytic Treatment"

Team Awards:

  • Most Creative: HEAT BUSTERS Urban Island Heat Group from PS11 Klea Metuku, Jenna Cabral, Patricia Bui, MaryKirsten Taino, Abegail Perez and Daana Kamal
  • Best Design: Golden Honey Bees from PS5, "Using Drones to help in Urban Pollination" Isabella Lonero, Jade Timmer and Jiwoo Bae
  • Best Overall: Solar Panels from PS34, "Conserving Energy and Protecting our Environment" Meredith Antonio, Alyssa Buena-Agua and Ava Roman
Students Write Jersey City's History

Students become the historians at the Jersey City History Fair

Students in grades 3-12 researched and presented projects on Jersey City's rich history as part of the District's Second Annual History Fair. Rather than read books written by others, students learned history by becoming the historians and telling the story of their city themselves. Students conducted primary source research about people and places in Jersey City and wrote rich reports about their findings. Each year, the Fair has focused on a different part of Jersey City and this year, they presented histories about the "Village" section. To amplify the community focus, the event was held at Ferris HS, which is in the neighborhood the Village once occupied. Students also produced art work using pictures of the area from years gone by. Read more here.

Above left, Eliyah Norwood, 4th grade winner from PS 33 presents on Lincoln Park, Above right, A high school student presents her documentary on Jersey City, and below, A picture of the Barrow Mansion created by Navdeep Sanghera, which also served as the Fair's poster image.
3rd graders at PS 30 become Biochemists

Students at PS 30 have been part of an incredible experiment run by a professor at St. Peter's University to show that young students can learn complex subjects like Biochemistry. Watch this video to learn more:

JC Arts students bring their visions to the world

JC Arts students earn National Gold Medals from Scholastic

JC Arts students Helen Guerrero, Jennifer Martinez and Zenabu Mohammed received Gold Medal from the National Scholastic Art Awards. The Scholastic Art and Writing Competition is the most prestigious competition to recognize outstanding talent. The students and their art teachers were honored at Carnegie Hall on June 7th. "I'm filled with gratitude to be a part of our district art department and receiving the support for art education that has made it possible for our students to reach their highest potential," noted Art Supervisor Ann Marley.
End of Year Show profiles work of student artists

District-wide Art Show coming up with another chance to be amazed by our students

Visitors admire student art work in this gallery like setting

Students displayed a wide array of skills, perspectives and artistic styles

Art Honor Society recognizes students for excellence in art and community service

Student art work captivated visitors with its depth, insight and beauty

Students displayed their work on individual artists panels

Student artists featured in documentary on mural project in Jersey City

Upcoming Events

June 11-17--Annual Art Expo, Loew's Theater, Journal Square

June 14--Board of Education Meeting, 6 PM @ Snyder HS

June 15--Schools Closed, Central Office Open

June 22-26--Schools close at 12:45

June 25-26--Graduation Days

June 26--Last Day of School

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