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Holiday Greetings 2015

December 2016 - A Week of Code

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Hour of Code is a global program that encourages tens of millions of students in over 180 countries to participate in coding. This year New Providence students were given a wide variety of opportunities to code during an extended New Providence Week of Code . Salt Brook and AWR students from Kindergarten up, used many different apps and websites that provided students the opportunity to think like computer programmers. Students coded using The Foos, Kodable, Tynker, Lightbot, Robot School and Cargo-Bot apps, while also having the opportunity to code in real-time scenarios in Star Wars, Minecraft, Frozen and Angry Birds.

High School students visited both Elementary schools to help sixth grade classes write code using the JavaScript programming language and middle school students coded their way through a number of levels in the Cargo-Bot app.

Congratulations to all the Technology and Media Center Specialists, teachers and students involved in this exciting week.

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The 'Pride and Class' of New Providence, the NPHS Marching Band had a spectacular competitive season. The band was named NJ State Champions in Group VI A at the USBand Association State Championship and placed first in the national championship the following weekend.

The band, led by director Michael Niedziejko and assistant director Don Baker, is comprised of 147 students in grades nine through twelve. Along with state and national competitions the band competes in local competitions, plays for football games, and marched in Disney World last spring.

Mr. Niedziejko, in his twenty-second year of teaching in New Providence, said of the experience,

"I am so happy that the hard work and sacrifices paid off for the members of the band. They make so many sacrifices to participate that they deserved some return on their investment of their time and effort."

The district extends a hearty congratulations to the students for their remarkable achievements and a thank you to the Bandwagon for their support of the marching band.

Fall Sports

The high school had a very successful fall sports season with every varsity team qualifying for the state tournament and many advancing into the later rounds.

Girls Cross Country repeated as the Group 1 State Champions with both the boys and girls teams also capturing their respective sectional championships. The boys had the top two finishers in the sectional meet and the girls had the top three finishers in their meet. In addition, for the first time in school history, New Providence had both the boys and girls individual Union County cross country champions.

The football team finished with a 7-3 record, finishing second in our division with a 7-1 record.

The girls tennis team played among the best teams in the state and competed very well, advancing to the state sectional tournament finals before falling to top-seeded Verona.

The boys soccer team finished at .500 for the first time in the last three years, beating Group 1 State Champions, David Brearley and ending with a 8-6-1 regular season record (8-8-1 overall).

The girls soccer team also won eight games and advanced to the second round of the state sectional tournament losing to eventual champions Glen Ridge.

The volleyball team also did well, advancing in the state tournament behind a home win over Dayton before falling to the number one seed.

Video of Fall Sports

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In addition to their successes on the fields, the teams participated in numerous community service events. The football team spearheaded the campaign to support Lucas Reiling, a local boy who is battling cancer, the cheerleaders participated in the Union County Cheers for Charity showcase and the volleyball team participated in a Dig Pink game with Arthur L. Johnson high school to support Breast Cancer research.

Winter Concerts

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With the waning of autumn came the annual winter concerts, each featuring the bands, choirs and orchestras of one of our four schools.

Every music teacher in the district was involved in the busy concert season. Along with the school concerts, the student groups also performed at other functions including

  • the New Providence Senior Citizen Center annual holiday dinner,
  • the community tree lighting ceremony,
  • the Rotary Club,
  • the HS Jazz Ensembles visit to the elementary schools, and
  • the Pre-K through 4th grade holiday sing-along assemblies.

Congratulations to everyone involved in these wonderful events. For additional photos of each concert, please click on the green banner below.