Congratulations to the Journalism I and II students for publishing their March issue!
In this issue, the students look at the global effects of COVID-19, the recent death of Kobe Bryant, the NHS Wrestling Regional Tournament, Voter Registration and profile the NHS custodians.
Congratulations to the Journalism I and II students for publishing their March issue!
The Nutley Board of Education will hold a Special Virtual Online Meeting on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
The purpose of this meeting will be for the Board to discuss general district updates.
Formal action will not be taken.
Public Comments can be submitted two ways:
The New York Times Learning Network is running an editorial writing contest for high school students (aged 16 - 19) until mid-April. NOTE: the NYT contest is open to students as young as 10, but the younger ones can only submit entries through a teacher, so we are limiting this program to students 16 and up, who can submit on their own.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced the spread of coronavirus in the state has prompted him to recommend the cancellation or postponement of all public gatherings of more than 250 people.
This would include the SATs scheduled for this coming Saturday at NHS and Cafe Night at NHS this Saturday as well.
For more information on the SATs, visit the College Board website here.
Cafe Night is postponed until May 30th.
Washington School's sixth grader, Vinuth Sumanasiri, entered a Scholastic contest and won Grand Prize, which was a visit from Max Brallier, the author of the Last Kids on Earth series. Mr. Brallier spoke to the sixth grade classes about his journey to become a writer, the writing process, and his ideas about the Last Kids on Earth series.
Congratulations to Nutley High School students for participation in the 34th annual Mount Olive High School National Art Honor Society Invitational Art Competition.
Each year, the Mt. Olive Chapter of National Art Honor Society invites selected high schools to send 10 pieces of artwork to the competition for consideration in a number of categories: Drawing/illustration, painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, crafts and open.
Close to 400 students, parents and staff members came out last night for dinner and a movie. In partnership with the Nutley Educational Foundation - NEF, the District presented a screening of the documentary LIKE, focusing on the perils of social media and the impact of technology on our lives. A panel discussion followed with NHS students, staff members as well as key members from our community. Thank you to all who came out for the event and for all those who helped make it possible especially Nutley Family Service Bureau and the Nutley Police Department.
The Nutley Public School District offers a free, full-day kindergarten program for residents of Nutley. Children must be five years of age by October 1, 2020. Kindergarten registration for the September 2020 class will be held in the Nutley High School cafeteria from 4:00pm - 7:30pm according to your school zone as listed:
March 3 - Lincoln and Radcliffe School
March 4 - Yantacaw School
March 5 - Spring Garden School
March 9 - Washington School
March 10 - All schools
National School Counseling Week is February 3-7, 2020. This week, we celebrate the unique contribution of school counselors and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students and families. School counselors help students in more ways than you realize, working to support students' academic, college, career, and social emotional development. This week we celebrate them! Take a moment to thank your school counselor.
Follow this link to learn more about the school counselors' role!
Congratulations to our JHWMS students who won the VFW Post 493, Men's and Women's Auxiliary- 2019 Patriot's Pen Essay content. The Board of Education recognized these students at this week's meeting.
From the Post:
1st place: Camila L.
2nd place: Matthew B.
3rd place: Samantha G.
From the Post Auxiliary
1st place: Tar'rihana M.
2nd place: Gabriella H.
TREP$, short for enTREPreneur$, teaches students in grades 4-8 how to start their own businesses in 6-8 weeks. They learn the lessons in the six weekly workshops, and apply them at home as they build their business with the help of their families. The whole school community comes out to enjoy the TREP$ Marketplace where the young entrepreneurs launch their businesses together.
At the elementary level, there were many computer programming activities and concepts taught during Computer Science Education Week in the school library media centers.
Last week, NHS Spanish and Italian Honor Society students visited Yantacaw and Spring Garden schools to read to the students in both languages! We are proud of their fluency and desire to be role models in the community by stressing the importance of bilingualism at a young age," said Coordinator of World Languages, Mrs. Julie Mitschow.
NHS-TV produced two important programs this month.
Here is the link:
Click here to watch the Patriots' Veterans Day Program.
Click here to watch the Thanksgiving special.
NHS students attended the Jets' Sports Business Day. Students listened to Jets executives who work in business, sports marketing and management while receiving an exclusive behind the scenes tour of MetLife Stadium. The tour included 12 stadium locations, including the press box, locker room, premium clubs and field. The event was hosted by Mr. Ocejo and Mrs. Yasso.
Instant Decision Day is taking place at NHS all day today. NHS participating seniors are scheduled for on-site interviews with up to 11 different college admissions representatives and can be admitted and awarded scholarships right here in our building. It's an exciting day for our students. Good luck and congratulations to those already accepted! A special thanks to our School Counseling department for this exciting day!
This week, we are pleased to announce that the NHS Auditorium Restoration Project is officially completed.
Please join our NHS Patriot Club next Tuesday night, November 12th at 7pm for the annual Veterans' Day Program, which will be held in our newly restored NHS auditorium.
Pictured here are Nutley Public Schools' district administrators, teachers and Board of Education member as well as those who have helped to make this restoration possible.
FUN FOR ALL Special Needs Recreation Program now accepting registrations
The Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of weekly
Sporting programs for students with special needs.
FUN FOR ALL is an adaptive recreation program offering a variety of seasonal
sports and social activities on a weekly basis throughout the school year.
Participation in the program will introduce your child to the tremendous benefits
of sports where the focus is more on learning the basics, enjoying fitness,
Last Tuesday, the Washington School sixth graders participated in a live Webinar with NY JETS Player Matthias Farley. The webinar was interactive and discussed Character Education.
The Nutley School District will observe the Week of Respect beginning Monday, October 7. In order to recognize the importance of character education, each school will provide age-appropriate instruction focusing on the prevention of harassment, intimidation, and bullying.
Every fall, the AP Program recognizes high school students nationwide who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP Exams.
Congratulations to current NHS seniors who received
the AP Scholar awards for them AP Program. These students received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.
NHS senior and AP art student, Anais St Amant Senior AP art student recently received her acceptance letter into the Scholarship Class for Talented High School Students at The Art Students League of New York.
Anais is the lead Set Club painter and National Art Honor Society Finance secretary. According to her art teacher of four years, Mrs. Theresa Lappostato, Anais is, “a pretty amazing and humble student.”
Last month, Governor Phil Murphy signed a law that requires all schools to publicly post the Department of Children and Families’ Child Abuse Hotline number – also called the State Central Registry (SCR) – so that students as well as teachers and administrators are made aware that it exists and can easily call, if needed.
The AP US History students at Nutley High School completed an Oral History Capstone Project in which they interviewed members of the community, school or their family in order to gain a better understanding of a person’s life experience and the impact that had on either our town or their family. Some of the interviews conducted include: Mayor Joseph Scarpelli, Former Mayor Joanne Cocchiola, Lt. Christopher Rosati (NHS History Teacher), Former BOE Member Patti Williams, Nutley Hall of Fame Member Dr.
- As part of the Nutley Public Schools' ongoing district-wide, long-term technology plan, all sixth grade students were issued a Hewlett Packard 14" G4 Chromebook starting in January 2017. Starting in September of 2018, all students in grades six through twelve were issued their own Chromebooks
The Nutley Board of Education will hold a Board Retreat on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Media Center at the John H. Walker Middle School to discuss district and board goals for 2019-2020.
All K-12 students attending the Nutley Public Schools during the 2019-2020 school year will have the opportunity to select books that they are interested in and motivated to read during the summer. By providing students with an element of choice, we believe that the students will be more engaged and committed to read this summer.
The New Jersey Department of Education has released school and district HIB grades as per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (ABR) Act. The Nutley Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades for the 2017-2018 school year to the district's homepage, the HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. These grades were determined by a district self-assessment released by the New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joseph Cappello, the Anti-Bullying Coordinator, at 973-661-8989.
Dear Nutley Parents, Staff and Community Members,
Tonight, we will watch as our Nutley High School Class of 2019 graduates walk out onto the Oval for the last time as our students. When they next return, it will be as alumni.
We are so proud of their individual and class accomplishments; academically, athletically, artistically and as members of the community. In addition to these achievements, the Nutley Public School district has much to celebrate this year as well.