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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Expands

    Posted by Kurt Praschak on 1/15/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Students involved in the BBBSMC program.

    Expansion of ongoing partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters 
    and New Brunswick Public Schools,

    Program moves into Livingston Elementary; High School program continues

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (Jan. 15, 2020)  It’s another big step forward. 

    A total of 13 third, fourth, and fifth grade students from New Brunswick’s Livingston Elementary School – all of whom were enrolled by their families – are now engaged in mentoring relationships with six select New Brunswick High School students. This arrangement represents an expansion of the ongoing program between New Brunswick Public Schools and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey, which began during the 2018-2019 school year, when 18 district high school students were mentored by St. Peter’s University Hospital staff members.  

    “Our district’s relationship with Big Brothers Big Sisters can change young people’s lives,” explains Dr. Aubrey Johnson, superintendent of New Brunswick Public Schools. “That’s why we’re so excited about it expanding to include some of our elementary school students. This program enables children who are facing adversity of various types to engage in a professionally-supported, one-on-one relationship with a strongly positive role model.”  

    The Livingston Elementary School phase of the program – which kicked-off in November and will conclude in June 2020 – takes place every other week at the elementary school and features Big Brothers Big Sisters staff facilitating all mentoring sessions. The program with St. Peter’s University Hospital – which has featured presentations in the various hospital departments, hands-on tours, and various demonstrations – continues apace. 

    “Our organization has several mentoring program models, with one of the most effective being when a child interacts with their high school Big Brother or Big Sister right at school,” says BBBS Executive Director William Salcedo. “We have tremendous confidence in the potential of student leaders at New Brunswick High School to step up to the plate and inspire younger students as they help guide them on the right path.  We look forward to serving more youth in New Brunswick through these two mentoring programs that will ignite the potential in every child we serve.” 

    Additional details on the program are available by contacting info@bbbsmmc.org or calling 732.544-2224. A high-resolution photo album can be found here

     

    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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  • Teacher Raises $10,000 for Gifts for Livingston Elementary Children

    Posted by Kurt Praschak on 12/20/2019

     

    SMILES, HUGS, LAUGHTER … AND SOME PRESENTS, TOO In a festive, school-wide event that culminated weeks of planning, each of the more than 400 students in New Brunswick’s Livingston Elementary School received a brand new, tightly wrapped holiday gift.  The effort was coordinated by district physical education teacher Jennifer Olawski, and was financed via an online, Go Fund Me initiative that raised $10,000.

      

    PHOTOS

    • Photo 1 – New Brunswick Public Schools physical education teacher Jennifer Olawski greets Livingston Elementary School students.
    • Photo 2 – Students at New Brunswick’s Livingston Elementary School are ready to open their holiday gifts.
    • Photo 3 – Students at New Brunswick’s Livingston Elementary School process across the stage to receive their holiday gifts...
    • Photo 4 - … and, off comes the wrapping paper!
    • Photo 5 – The students are all smiles at New Brunswick’s Livingston Elementary School.
    • Photo 6 – Dr. Aubrey Johnson, superintendent, New Brunswick Public Schools, chats with students.

     

    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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  • Schools Earn Future Ready Certifications

    Posted by Eshaya Draper on 12/18/2019

    Ready for the Future – Nine of New Brunswick’s public schools were recently recognized by the Future Ready Schools – New Jersey coalition with certifications emphasizing relative success in the categories of leadership; education and classroom practice; and technology support and services. For 2019, silver-level recognition was given to Woodrow Wilson School – which had participated in the program last year – while bronze-level certificates went to Roosevelt School, Redshaw School, Paul Robeson Community School of the Arts, New Brunswick Middle School, New Brunswick High School, Lord Stirling Community School, McKinley Community School, and the Lincoln School.

     

    Future Ready Schools – New Jersey is supported by New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Collaborative for Leadership, Education, and Assessment Research; the New Jersey School Boards Association; and the New Jersey Department of Education. The initiative is intended to utilize the national Future Ready Framework and New Jersey’s resources to prepare students for success in the digital age. It enables collaboration within and between schools and districts across the state and helps connect educators with resources.

    The nine New Brunswick Public Schools were formally recognized for their accomplishments both at a recent board of education meeting and during the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Workshop 2019 in Atlantic City.

     

    NBPS recently recognized all nine of its Future Ready Schools during a recent board of education session. A photo album is available here.

     

    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). The New Brunswick Public Schools offer a comprehensive educational program for students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade and serves more than 10,000 students.

     

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