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NHD Success

Congratulations to Alex Li and Bilal Sultan for qualifying at the regional competition held at Princeton University for the state competition at William Patterson University in May:

Alex qualified with his junior individual paper "The Race to Discover the Structure of DNA: Fortuitous and Fractious Encounters and the Role of Scientific Exchange"

and Bilal is advancing with his junior individual website "Al-Andalus (711-1492): A History of Cultural Exchange and Scientific Exploration"



As a reminder to all State Qualifiers, registration closes at 11:59 PM on Wednesday April 16, 2016 - this is when websites will lock down and when papers MUST be postmarked by. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS.



State Competition at William Paterson: Saturday, May 7, 2016 - Please note: This is an SAT date. Please have your students register for the June SATs in order to avoid scheduling conflicts.


National Competition, College Park, MD: June 12-15, 2016

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FPS - Global Problem Solving Teams and Community Problem Solving Teams

Our FPS Global Problem Solving teams and Community Problem Solvers competed at the State Bowl at Kean University on March 12.


Several students were recognized for their incredible problem solving skills:



1st Place Middle Division Community Problem Solvers - With a bid to the International Competition June 1-5 in Michigan!


NuYu: Teens Empowering Teens

Maya Mau, Phanisree Akshintala, Katherine Benjamin, Oliver Zhong, Nikhil Vallakatla, Vivek Panchagnula, Marilyn Zhang, Shreya Joshi, Jonathan Soloman, Rhythm Satav, Olivia Richardson, Cherie Fernandez, Disha Kohli, Hannah Goldschmidt, Vaibhav Sanjay


3rd Place Middle Division Scenario Writing

Phanisree Akshintala for her scenario "Saving Lives"


2nd Place Junior Division Action Plan Skit

The Panthers

Nidhi Mylavarapu, Sherrie Zhao, Pavani Vikram, Natasha Nagia

Maker Ambassadors

Maker Ambassadors have been working on projects to share their passion for the maker mindset. We also have a group of 6th grade makers who have created "Diamond Makers" where they bring the CMS makerspace to our self-contained classrooms to share the experience with all students in our school.

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