Principal’s Advisory Newsletter
From the Desk of Paul Morina
REACH for the Stars!
There are many opportunities available at PHS and PJHS where students can excel academically, socially, and emotionally that parents may not be aware of. Hopefully this newsletter can give an insight of the programs and activities students can take advantage of to reach their full potential.
PHS/PJHS 42nd Annual Academic Awards Ceremony
Support for Academic Success
Tutoring - Academic Assistance Program:
The Academic Assistance Program (AAP) was created to help students failing two (2) or more subjects at the midpoint of the 2021-2022 Academic year. Students will receive a letter scheduling them for after school tutoring in combination with their failure letter. We expect these students to attend tutoring from 2:40-3:30pm Monday through Thursday with our AEP school teachers. By attending the AAp program, students can complete assignments for their courses and make up some of their attendance infractions. There are teachers from every core subject available. If you have any questions, please email your child's guidance counselor. Students must bring work to complete and work during the time that they are attending the program.
JOY is a grant-funded after school program for approximately 40 students, focusing on our junior high school population. There are two separate programs; our homework help program runs from 3-4pm while our full JOY program runs from 3-5:30pm Monday through Friday. Students must sign up for this program, which combines academic assistance with experiential learning led by some of our top teachers. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Garner from the high school at extension 2252. Sign-up starts in September.
College & Career Councils' College Fair
Dual Credit Program
Paulsboro partners with multiple local colleges for dual credit, including the Rowan University (ROPES program) and Salem County College. Students are able to receive college credit at a fraction of the cost through these programs. Please see Mr. Sommers in Guidance for more information or you can reach him at the high school, extension 2280.
Support for Social Success
Students who receive A, B, or C’s, have less than three attendance infractions (latenesses and absences), and zero referrals for the marking period earn a Renaissance card. The renaissance card gives students perks such as; free admission to athletic events, a homework pass, lunch snacks, scheduled breakfast, pasta with the principal ,and an end of the year carnival. Mr. Morina and Mrs. Klein are the contacts if you have questions about qualification or upcoming events.
Pasta with the Principal for Renaissance members: MP2
Marking Periods 1 & 2
Support for Emotional Success
Guest Speaker Reggie Dabbs was brought in by Mrs. LaDue and S.U.R.E. to speak with students about not giving up and resilience.
Reggie Dabbs helps raise funds
Reggie bought candy from a Senior to help fund her Senior account.
Outdoor Pep Rallies
This year we held TWO outdoor Pep Rallies which were a huge hit with staff and students!