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NEW PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL- VOL. 1, NO. 3

Science Exchange

The 2016 Science Exchange with sister school Koshi Super Science High School was the most successful one to date.


Thirty-three Japanese counterparts from Fukui Prefecture delivered science presentations on their research in English, and then saw presentations by NPHS students. The students then had the opportunity to practice the art of gyotaku fish printing with Mr. Vivona and Mrs. Celler, and hear selections from “Mary Poppins” and a performance of "Sakura" by the NPHS chorus. NPHS students also designed and built American cultural booths and explained their content in presentations delivered entirely in Japanese.


Twenty-five NPHS host students also attended field trips with their home stay students, which included tours of Princeton University, Rutgers University, and the Liberty Science Center.

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Green Screen in the Classroom

Salt Brook recently received a green screen as part of a generous grant from the NPEF. Students of all grade levels have been enjoying the possibilities this new technological tool provides and have used the technology to superimpose themselves to far-away lands, shrink themselves to explore the inside of a human body, or immerse themselves in visual background or video with multimedia elements. Students projects have been appearing all around the school.


In addition, parents and students at the recent Salt Brook Library Bonanza were able to experience the use of the green screen by placing themselves in their favorite story. Thank you to the NPEF for this wonderful tool.

Winter Athletics

Girls Basketball

The girls’ basketball team finished the season 21-7 and earned the #1 seed in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 2 sectional tournament. They also won the UCIAC Mountain Division championship. During the season, a junior player became the eighth player in the program’s history to top 1,000 career points.


Boys Basketball

The New Providence boys’ basketball team qualified for the NJSIAA state sectional tournament and had a number of impressive wins on the season one being in the annual Pioneer Pigout event where they beat rival Governor Livingston. They also were instrumental in hosting a halftime game with the basketball team from The Children’s Institute, a school for children with Autism.

Wrestling

The wrestling team featured three 30-match winners with one wrestler winning the region tournament and wrestling at the state individual championships in Atlantic City. This wrestler also became the winningest wrestler in the history of New Providence High School.

Swimming

The boys swimming team won the NJSIAA state sectional tournament with an upset win over top-seeded Lawrence High School. One swimmer was named First-Team All-State and Swimmer of the Year by The Courier-News. He also won the Meet of Champions as the fastest swimmer in the entire state in the 50 yard freestyle. The girls qualified for the NJSIAA state sectional tournament as well and included a swimmer who won the Union County Tournament in both the 200 and 500 freestyle. The girls relay team also won the Union County 400 freestyle relay.

Winter Track

Both the boys and girls winter track programs had successful seasons. A number of athletes took home gold medals in a series of county and statewide events. One girl runner was Union County and Central Group champion in the 1600m and 3200m. The boys team included athletes who won the 1600m Central Group and 3200m Union County races, the State Group 1 pole vault champion and the 55m Central Group champion.

THIS JUST IN...

  • NPMS students recently placed first in their New Jersey division and third in the nation at the TEAMS competition where they had to use math, science and 21st Century learning skills to problem solve everyday STEM challenges.
  • NPHS students won first place in the Biomimicry competition at the prestigious NJ-TSA State convention held at The College of New Jersey.

Award for Aspirations in Computing

An NPHS Junior was the New Jersey winner in the National Center for Women & Informational Technology (NCWIT), Aspirations in Computing program. The program is designed to reward women interested in meaningful participation in computing careers.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations go out to Kate Eckes, who got married at the end of April. We wish you and Bill the best of luck for a long and happy future together!