BCIT MEDFORD NEWSLETTER

May 2018

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

June is just around the corner and we are headed into the stretch run for the 2017-18 school year. A lot of great activities have taken place at Medford since our last newsletter so please be sure to scroll through and see all the wonderful pictures and articles.


For our parent's of senior students, graduation information will be coming out in the next few weeks. Mrs. Bouchard will be meeting with our seniors to discuss different graduation items as we begin the planning process for this ceremony.


Please visit the Medford calendar on our web page to see all the upcoming events and award ceremonies that are scheduled in June. This is a busy month and we do not want you to miss any important events.


Enjoy the spring weather and as always feel free to contact my office if you ever have any questions or concerns regarding BCIT-Medford.


Mike Parker

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Semester 2 Non-Credit Information

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BCIT Academy of Performing Arts Spring Dance Concert

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This Pride award is given to students nominated by faculty and staff of BCIT for outstanding accomplishment, a positive attitude, dedication, and/or acts of kindness toward others. In a time when so much focus is placed on the negative actions of teens, it is our goal to praise those students who have exemplified compassion, hard work, and other positive attributes in their daily lives.

Jaguar Choice Award Winners!

Kamal Brooks nominated by Mrs. Apgar

Daniel Coletti nominated by Mr. Timet

Vincent Crawford nominated by Mrs. Kaplan

Imani Monét Davis nominated by Mr. Pensabene

Jewel Dixon nominated by Mr. Bodnar

Joseph Earlen nominated by Mr. Gilmore

Zoey Emmons nominated by Mr. Smith

Demetri Flores nomiated by Mr. Pappler

Andrew Forrest nominated by Mr. Parker

Trey Francis nominated by Ms. Aman

Daylan Garlic-Jackson nominated by Ms. Weiler

Austin Hackman-Torres nominated by Mr. Pino

Sumayyah Hayes nominated by Mrs. Steich

Ashlee Hopkins nominated by Mr. Spitz

Jordan Jones nominated by Mrs. Danser

Erica King nominated by Mrs. Forline

Hannah Kwartin nominated by Mrs. MacDonald

Kristen Lewis nominated by Mrs. Dinovelli

Alexis Listick nominated by Mr. Rossini

McKenzie McCloud nominated by Mr. Van Sciver

Alexis McCormick nominated by Dr. Turowski

Timothy Shemeley nominated by Ms. Willey

Kaleigh Warren nominated by Ms. Dixon

Amanda Wells nominated by Mrs. Humphrey

Alyssa Wherley nominated by Mrs. Bouchard

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RCBC students earn distinction at this year’s New Jersey Undergraduate Mathematics Competition

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Rowan College at Burlington County students earned distinction at this year’s Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, which featured a mathematics competition with top math students from both two and four-year schools in the region at Rowan College at Burlington County’s Mount Laurel Campus.

16-year old Liam Doherty, of Mount Laurel, tied the record for the highest an RCBC student has ever placed in the individual portion of the competition. He placed ninth out of 77 students. In addition, he received an Outstanding Student Talk Award for his research presentation on the Physical Applications of Fourier Analysis during the Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Conference poster session.

Doherty will be receiving his high school diploma from Burlington County Institute of Technology this spring and is already working full-time at Radwell International as an electronics technician. He earned a scholarship to attend Rowan University and will start his junior year at the university this fall. His goal is to complete his master's in math by 20 years old, eventually earn a doctorate, and work in scientific research.

Along with his teammates, Doherty and RCBC students Anna Wilson, of Shamong, and Sean Heffernan, of Southampton, won Best Team from a Two-Year College. Overall, the team ranked 14th out of 28. RCBC students have won this award twice in the past three years.

RCBC’s other teams had admirable showings as well. The team of Gaspare Carollo, of Marlton, and Daniel Kellaway, of Burlington Township, who also placed 16th in the individual competition, placed second among two-year schools and ranked 16th overall. Margaret Doyle, of Marlton, Cheyanne Kelly, of Burlington City, and Simran Kaur, of Willingboro, placed third among two-year schools and ranked 22nd overall.

The undergraduate conference was part of the Joint Spring Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America’s New Jersey Section and the Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges. It was held at RCBC’s Mount Laurel Campus for the first time and included three keynote addresses, a panel discussion, a workshop, an undergraduate poster session, two undergraduate oral presentation sessions, two special contributed sessions, and the New Jersey Undergraduate Mathematics Competition.


Pictured: Rowan College at Burlington County Math Instructor and undergraduate research adviser Jonathan Weisbrod with student Liam Doherty, of Mount Laurel, who tied the record for the highest an RCBC student has ever placed in the individual portion of the New Jersey Undergraduate Mathematics Competition.

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Support Staff Members of the Month

Coach Powell

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Mrs. Wheatley

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Staff Members of the Month

Mrs. MacDonald

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Coach Rossi

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Student Council & Bring Your Child to Work Day

Thanks to the amazing Student Council members and advisers, BCIT Medford Campus had another very successful Bring Your Child to Work Day. Below is just a sample of some of the activities the children, students and staff participated in during our school day.
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Montclair State Theatre Night Awards

Congratulations to the cast of "Who Will Carry the Word" on being nominated for Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble in a Drama and Outstanding Production of Innovation and Invention at this year's Theatre Night Awards. A special congratulations to Rob Klimowski for his second consecutive award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design.
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2018-2019 Performing Arts Show Schedule

Fall Play December 7 though 15, 2018

Winter Dance Concert January 10 and 11, 2019

Winter Band Concert January 17, 2019

Spring Musical April 4 through April 13, 2019

Spring Band Concert May 16, 2019

Spring Dance Concert May 30 and 31, 2019

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Course Selections

Course selections for the 2017-18 school year took place during the month of April. Please review your son or daughter’s courses and contact their counselor with any questions. In most situations, counselors suggest that students go for the challenge, but do not overwhelm themselves to the point where coursework suffers, and they are unable to maintain satisfactory grades. So, plan ahead. When it comes to academics, create a tentative sequence of courses that will develop in scope and depth over one's time in high school. At the same time, determine whether the schedule of courses for the coming school year considers all the different expectations of time; including class and co‐curricular demands, voluntary service, sports and work expectations.

FAFSA

In order to apply for financial aid, most colleges and universities require the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) which should be submitted as soon after January 1, 2018 as possible. Since each college has a different deadline for financial aid, you are encouraged to submit our form online for more rapid response. If you do not have all your information available, you can estimate your income based on last year’s figures and update your submission when the form is returned to you for verification. The website is https://fafsa.ed.gov/.

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Fine Arts visits PAFA

The top students in the spring semester art classes earned their spot on the field trip to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Students were led on an engaging tour, discussing and analyzing the prestigious works of American art followed by the incredible opportunity to draw from real life the cast sculptures, just as the PAFA college students do. Placed within the various rooms in the museum, students experienced an immersive and memorable experience outside the classroom walls.
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Student Activity Organizations

BCIT-Medford offers a wide range of student activity organizations. We recommend and encourage all students to become involved in at least one club/organization. Feel free to contact the staff advisors and see how you can become involved. Additional information may be found on the school website under Student Life. Click HERE to view our student activities. A few of our most recent highlights are below (Vex Robotics Competition and Poetry Out State Competion Winner)

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Medford Yearbook Club visits Josten's

On March 5th, BCIT Medford Yearbook club attended the Josten's Renaissance event at Washington Township High School. We listened to motivational speaker Mike Smith talk about his concept of "Find Your Grind", encouraging students to follow their passions and create their own original paths to success. Everyone walked away with something inspirational to bring back to our school.
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Interact Club Pet Drive

Interact Club held a drive for a variety of goods to donate to the Burlington County Animal Shelter. We received food, treats, new toys and used clothes that we were able to refurbish into fun and vibrant dog toys! By cutting the old shirts into strips of fabric after school, we were able to knot and braid them into beautiful sturdy gifts for our fur friends over at the shelter. See the pics below to see the students in action!
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Interact Club Volunteers at PAWS

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Interact went to PAWS farm in Mt. Laurel to volunteer and help where we could. Students got right into it shoveling pens, cleaning cases, restocking straw and other various tasks we were assigned. Our students get to see first hand what it takes to run such a large facility with such a variety of animals for the community to enjoy. It was hard work but very rewarding as you can see in the pictures of the kids in action.
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Student-Athlete Information

Any senior student-athlete wishing to compete in the NCAA Division I or II must complete an application through the NCAA Clearinghouse. Click HERE to register. You must complete this process to receive any type of athletic scholarship money! Student athletes are reminded to send their SAT and ACT test scores to the Eligibility Center by entering the code “9999” in the box when registering for the tests. Any senior student-athlete wishing to compete in the NAIA level must register through the NAIA Eligibility Center. Click HERE to register. You must complete this process to receive any type of athletic scholarship money!

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Please check out our online spirit wear store to get your Medford Tech apparel. It can be customized for any academic, career major content area, club/activity or athletic team. The items are shipped directly to your house. Please click HERE to take you directly to the online store.

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Medford Tech is happy to announce that our online payments are currently active for General Obligation (ID’s, books, etc.) and Senior Picnic and Prom payments. To make an online payment please click HERE and create a MySchoolBucks account; then find your product and make a payment.
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