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  • School District Hosts In-person Ceremonies for the Class of 2020

    Posted by Eshaya Draper on 7/14/2020 10:00:00 AM

    High school students from New Brunswick seated at their in-person ceremony.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (July 14, 2020) – New Brunswick Public Schools recently held in-person graduation ceremonies for students from New Brunswick High School, the Health Science Technology High School, and the Adult Learning Center. These celebratory events marked the first time in nearly four months that the graduates – who’d formally completed their studies in June – were together with their classmates.  

    “These students had already earned and received their diplomas, but it was important to honor their achievements with an actual event,” explains Dr. Aubrey Johnson, superintendent, New Brunswick Public Schools. “With all appropriate, health-related protocols in place, they were able to gather for a final time and recognize their collective experience. Graduations are significant life milestones, and it was a pleasure to see everyone here for these ceremonies, right on our high school campus.”

     

    About New Brunswick Public Schools
    The New Brunswick, NJ public school district consists of two high schools (New Brunswick High School and Health Sciences Technology High School), a middle school (New Brunswick Middle School) and nine elementary schools (Lincoln, Lincoln Annex, Livingston, Lord Stirling, McKinley, Redshaw, Roosevelt, Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts, and Woodrow Wilson schools). A comprehensive educational program for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade serves a student population of more than 10,000. New Brunswick Public Schools participates in the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) public-private partnership, which provides select students an opportunity to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in Engineering or an Engineering-related field.

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  • Summer Meals in New Brunswick

    Posted by Eshaya Draper on 7/13/2020 1:00:00 PM

    A parent receives food for their student.

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    SUMMER MEALS – New Brunswick Public Schools recently began participating in a summer meal distribution program for qualifying students, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Like the meal distribution program that began in March when school buildings were closed related to the coronavirus pandemic (and which, by June, was providing 55,000 meals per week), meals are being distributed from four city locations, as follows: 

    Distribution takes place each Tuesday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to noon. 

    “Given the degree to which the coronavirus pandemic has challenged so many families in our community, we decided it was appropriate to continue our successful spring meal distribution program right through the summer,” explains Dr. Aubrey Johnson, superintendent, New Brunswick Public Schools. “Ensuring that our students continue receiving the meals they need is of the highest importance within our school district. And that’s what this program is all about.”

    Additional information on how to participate in the program is available by visiting the district website, at: https://www.nbpschools.net/coronavirus.

     

    About New Brunswick Public Schools
    The New Brunswick, NJ public school district consists of two high schools (New Brunswick High School and Health Sciences Technology High School), a middle school (New Brunswick Middle School) and nine elementary schools (Lincoln, Lincoln Annex, Livingston, Lord Stirling, McKinley, Redshaw, Roosevelt, Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts, and Woodrow Wilson schools). A comprehensive educational program for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade serves a student population of more than 10,000. New Brunswick Public Schools participates in the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) public-private partnership, which provides select students an opportunity to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in Engineering or an Engineering-related field.

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  • New Brunswick Public Schools chosen for NJ Second Language Learning Regional Model Programs Initiative

    Posted by Eshaya Draper on 6/16/2020 6:00:00 AM

    District to serve as a resource for other schools throughout state

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (June 16, 2020) – New Brunswick Public Schools has been chosen as a 2020-2022 participant in the New Jersey Second Language Learning Regional Model Programs Initiative. The honor recognizes New Brunswick’s SIFE (Students with an Interrupted Formal Education) program for outstanding contributions in meeting the educational needs of English Language Learners (ELLs), and designates New Brunswick as a resource for other districts throughout New Jersey for a two-year period. 

    Developed by the New Jersey Department of Education, the initiative will provide educators with firsthand access to exemplary second language practice for ELLs. As representatives of a model program, New Brunswick Public Schools administrators and teachers are authorized to engage in dialogue about issues of mutual concern and discuss the potential for future collaboration regarding curriculum development projects and professional development initiatives. 

    “This award is particularly gratifying, because it recognizes the efforts both of our district’s outstanding ELL teachers and our diverse student community – which includes speakers of 29 different languages,” says Director of Bilingual & ESL Dr. Andrea Fonteñez. “It’s exciting that we’ll be able to take our successes and share them directly with other school districts across the state.” 

    To recognize New Brunswick Public Schools and other districts selected for inclusion in the program, the New Jersey Second Language Learning Regional Model Programs Initiative held a virtual ceremony on June 15 via Skype.

     

    About New Brunswick Public Schools
    The New Brunswick, NJ public school district consists of two high schools (New Brunswick High School and Health Sciences Technology High School), a middle school (New Brunswick Middle School) and nine elementary schools (Lincoln, Lincoln Annex, Livingston, Lord Stirling, McKinley, Redshaw, Roosevelt, Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts, and Woodrow Wilson schools). A comprehensive educational program for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade serves a student population of more than 10,000. New Brunswick Public Schools participates in the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) public-private partnership, which provides select students an opportunity to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in Engineering or an Engineering-related field.

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