On Friday, March 17, 2017 our AVID 9 students, along with six AVID seniors, visited our AVID 9 neighbors to the “North”. The North Brunswick AVID students and staff welcomed our students for an afternoon of team building and discussions led by the New Brunswick AVID seniors. Students from both schools worked together and solved all the various team building challenges given to them. Our seniors spoke about how AVID has helped them to be successful and their future plans. It was a wonderful afternoon and we look forward to visiting with our “neighbors” again. Please enjoy the pictures below.
New Brunswick Public Schools’ second of four 2016-17 “Superintendent's Parent Learning Night” sessions was held recently at Woodrow Wilson School. Approximately 300 parents, relatives, students, staff members, and administrators were on hand for the event, which was designed to provide families with insight on how students learn and what they experience on a daily basis. The first Learning Night was held in December, at Roosevelt School. Details on the next two Learning Nights – including dates and locations – will be announced shortly.
Our pre-school program has been highlighted in Pre-K Our Way’s latest newsletter! Our studies show that three and four-year-olds who attended our Preschool Program scored an average 12 points higher on recent assessments than their peers who did not attend a New Brunswick Preschool Program. We’re honored to #Prepare #Empower and #Inspire the youth of New Brunswick before they start school! #ALLIN4NB Click here for the newsletter!
The McKinley Community School community and Mayor Jim Cahill cut the ribbon on the Nurture Thru Nature garden there on September 21 to mark the beginning of the school year.
Nurture Thru Nature is a program run by two Rutgers University professors in partnership with New Brunswick Public Schools. It promotes math, science and language arts learning through hands on gardening and planting at three schools in New Brunswick - Woodrow Wilson, McKinley and the middle school.
In collaboration with the City of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Police Department, New Brunswick Public Schools has established an ongoing, in-class program at the high school to strengthen the relationship between students and local police officers. Here’s an overview video. https://vimeo.com/204234562
Last night, at Roosevelt Elementary School, New Brunswick Public Schools held the first “Superintendent's Parent Learning Night”, of which there will be four in the 2016-17 school year. Hundreds of Roosevelt parents and relatives attended, which provided insight into how students learn and what they experience on a daily basis.
District Superintendent Dr. Aubrey Johnson led a breakout session (one of three available to attendees) that was hands-on and science-focused.
Details on the three upcoming Superintendent's Parent Learning Nights will be made available in the coming weeks.
Representatives of New Brunswick Public Schools and the New Jersey School Development Authority (SDA), along with community and local government leaders – including New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill and Assemblyman Joseph Egan – gathered yesterday to mark the ceremonial groundbreaking for a two-year construction project at Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts. Upon completion in 2018, the school’s existing 59,400 square feet of space will be renovated, while a 60,000-square-foot, three-story addition will include 30 new classrooms and a new multi-purpose room. With construction underway, the school’s students are attending classes at an alternate school facility within the district.
The SDA is both managing and funding the construction, which has a projected cost of $47 million. To date, the SDA has invested approximately $270 million in completed New Brunswick school district projects.
New Brunswick Public Schools recently celebrated the 20th annual Read Across America Day, which is held each year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. To mark the occasion, Dr. Aubrey Johnson, superintendent – along with district administrators, teachers, staff, and members of the community – visited classrooms throughout the district and read books to students. In addition, some classes participated in other activities celebrating the 113th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birth.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — For weeks, rumors have floated around the city that some undocumented immigrants are afraid to go to work or school.
Aubrey Johnson, superintendent of New Brunswick Public Schools, said last night that he and his employees have the backs of all students, including undocumented immigrants. The district has various polices in place that protect students’ rights and privacy, he said.CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE
The New Brunswick Middle School Robotics Team won the prestigious “Project Presentation Award” and achieved 4th place in a very competitive field of 26 teams at the Regional FLL BoroBlast Robotics Tournament held at Hillsborough High School on November 19th.
The robotics program at the Middle School (which provides 6th through 8th graders with hands-on and inquiry based learning experiences that entail designing, building and programming robots), is sponsored by the New Brunswick Education Foundation in partnership with the New Brunswick Public Schools. We are all very proud of our students and coaches for their outstanding accomplishment
New Brunswick High School math teacher Lynn He recently got a big surprise while instructing an AP Calculus class. Representatives of Walmart -- accompanied by Dr. Aubrey Johnson, New Brunswick Public Schools superintendent, and Jorge Diaz, the high school principal – arrived unannounced to present her with a $490 Walmart gift card, to be used for purchasing classroom supplies. It was part of a nationwide program, in which Walmart recognizes exceptional educators across the nation by providing funds to offset out-of-pocket expenses related to setting up classrooms for the new school year. Ms. He was selected in recognition of having perfect attendance for both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years, and for achieving a "highly effective" rating during that time.
A huge THANK YOU to the New Brunswick Education Foundation for providing over $71,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors, as well as alumni of New Brunswick High School and New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School who are continuing their education.
For more information, as well as the list of scholarship winners and the 2016 Hall of Distinguished Alumni of New Brunswick High School Inductees, visit the link below. #ALLIN4NB