PRJHS Weekly Update

December 14, 2015 - January 8, 2016

#WeArePRJHS

Big image

Our AHS Received the AtlantiCare Edible School Garden Award

Congratulations to our Alternative High School students and staff, for being awarded the AtlantiCare New Healthy School Edible Garden Start-Up Grant. With this grant, the school will receive $1,500.00 as well as participate in a training at Stockton University. If you haven't seen their garden, it is enviable, and more importantly, it is integrated into their curriculum. Through the garden our AHS students are expanding their minds and making healthier food choices.

A Caring School Community - Cards for Safyre

Our JHS students created and mailed over 350 cards to the young Safyre Terry, who was badly burned last year due to arson. Our school traditionally takes steps to spread holiday cheer to those who are less fortunate or in need, and this year was clearly no exception. Thanks to all of the staff that helped to organize this mass mailing of cheer.
Big image

2014-15 PRJHS Yearbook Places 3rd Nationally

It is with continuing and great pleasure that we announce that the 2014-15 PRJHS yearbook placed third in the AMERICAN SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION'S Annual Review and Contest Awards for scholastic yearbooks with their book titled "Play, Paws, Rewind". We applaud Mrs. Petry and her yearbook class for their excellent publication. Well done on this national award!

Students of the Month for December 2015

Big image
Students from top left: Matt Johnson, Taylor Martin, Elizabeth Makar, Paul Brokaw, Alex Haldenwang, Bailey Schilling

Holiday Photo Booth Fun with the Cats Coffee & Cakes Crew

First Financial Foundation Awards Grant to Ms. Suralik

Basic Skills/Intervention Specialist, Jennifer Suralik, received a $500 grant from First Financial Foundation for the 2015-2016 school year. Ms. Quintenz submitted a YouTube video grant submission to continue the Thanksgiving celebration she’s coordinated for the last 10 years. This holiday tradition was originally a student-only Thanksgiving breakfast, but immediately following Hurricane Sandy it was modified into a feast extended to the families of the students who may have lost their homes or were misplaced due to the storm, and were unable to otherwise celebrate the holiday. With the increase of family members and tripling costs, it is difficult for the school to sustain three years later - the grant money will be used to subside the monetary gap. This is one of only six grants that the bank is offering to educators. Congratulations to Ms. Suralik on her receipt of this grant and thank you for continuing to work for the betterment of our students and school community.

Big image

Upcoming Events

  • Slam Dunk Fundraiser Assembly - Wednesday, 01/13
  • Interdistrict Articulation Meeting- Wednesday, 01/13
  • Board of Education Meeting - Wednesday, 01/13
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (School Closed) - Monday, 01/18
  • JHS Club Pictures - Thursday, 01/21 (Media Center)
  • Spelling Bee Competition - Thursday, 01/21
  • JHS Staff Meeting - Tuesday, 01/26
  • End of MP2 - Thursday, 01/28

HAPPY, HEALTHY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY!