January 20th @Lumberton Campus - Jermaine Kamau, Principal

Editor: Miss Debbie O'Brien

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - An American Legend

More than 45 years after his death and 50 years after his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King Jr.‘s stirring words and writings remain as relevant and inspiring today as they were when he lived.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday with fifteen of his most poignant quotes—some you may have heard already and some you probably haven’t—but all of them worth repeating and contemplating on this holiday of remembrance, service, and equality.

1. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

2. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

3. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.”


Principal Jermaine Kamau

January 2015 begins a new year and an opportunity for reinventing, revising and recharging. Let's focus our efforts on expeditionary learning, creativity of instruction and informal assessments to engage our students. Create S.M.A.R.T Goals for yourself and your students and track them. Make adjustments and celebrate your successes. Happy New Year!

5 Things you should Know

  1. Congratulations to Mr. Cottrell, Teacher of the Year, and Anthony Charry, Teacher Assistant of the Year! Way to go gentlemen!
  2. All teachers are to use Genesis for:

    • Grading
    • Attendance
    • Lesson Plans
    • Evaluations
  3. The Black History Luncheon and CTE Appreciation Day are approaching- details coming soon!
  4. NJCAN testing continues for Capital Academy students during periods 5 and 6 (vocational time). Miss O'Brien will be pulling students individually until all students have completed the assessment. CA teachers and Vocational teachers are asked to please let students know about this assessment in advance (i.e. the assessment is mandatory for all students, but relatively brief).

  5. There are two field trips this week: Millenium Skate Mentor Trip on January 21st & The Level 4 Bowling Trip this Friday.


Stay tuned for a new incentive program for Core Academy to promote pro-social behaviors and attendance. The projected start date is TBD. See Mrs. Mitchell, Mr. DeSopo, Ms. Angelini or Mrs. Cook for details...

Professional Development Opportunity for Teachers!

Online cohorts are now forming for Rowan University’s New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP). The programs offer a discount for all NJ public and private school teachers.

* MA in Special Education with Autism Core (March 3rd 2015 or May 5th 2015 or September 2015)

* MA in Special Education with TOSD GE Core (March 3rd 2015 or May 5th 2015 or September 2015)

* MA in Special Education with Learning Disabilities Core (March 3rd 2015 or May 5th 2015 or September 2015)

* Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification - TOSD GE (May 5th 2015)

* Autism Spectrum Certificate (May 5th 2015)

* MA in School Administration with Certifications (September, 2015 or January 6th 2016)

* Supervisor Certification only - Completely Online (May 5th 2015 or September 2015)

* Principal Certification only - Completely Online (March 3rd 2015)

* MA in Reading Specialist - Blended with 95% Online (January 6th 2016)

* ESL Certification - Completely Online (March 3rd 2015 or May 5th 2015)

* Bilingual/Bicultural Endorsement (March 3rd 2015 or May 5th 2015)


Reply to

Dr. Barry Meinster

Coordinator of New Jersey Teacher Outreach Programs (NJTOP)

1-888-664 5455

TECH TIP OF THE WEEK! - Wolfram Alpha

Dont just google it....use Wolfram Alpha..

Quote of the Week

"When I was a kid, my parents moved a lot....But I always found them." Rodney Dangerfield

Around Campus this Week...

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VisionQuest students of the week!

None this week


For your information the following students are on the SLE program.

Doug Lewis- Working M, W,TH and F … In school – Tuesdays

Allyson Keil – Working Wednesdays……In school- M, T, Th, and F

Kanya Richman- Jones- Working M, W, and F………… In school- T and TH

Maleek Moody – Working T and Th ………….. In school – M,W and F

Nacir Harrison- Two day a week flex schedule

Congratulations Javior B. who is now added to SLE! He will be working a flex schedule, two days a week!

If you have any questions please ask, I will be sending updates weekly.

Cosmetology Shop Open for Services!

Hello and welcome students and staff to the Cosmetology shop. This year we are open for services on Wednesdays and invite you all to come check us out during periods 1-4. We are able to provide you with a variety of services such as manicures, hand paraffin wax treatments with hand massage, facial mud masks, facial hair waxing, shape ups/hair cuts and false nail services. There will be a small charge for each service ( prices are listed on forms, forms are in office) and students will only be permitted in during their shop time and only with a signed permission slip.

Principal Kamau Presents: The LAB - When Teaching Circumstances are Uncommon

Teachers, we know that keeping students engaged requires experimentation. In a world where information arrives rapidly and with not much depth we are charged with the task of competing with social media, on demand tv programming and limited resources. I challenge you to EXPERIMENT daily to find what pulls students in and keeps them engaged. To that end I offer the following ideas...

Knighton's Notes

*If students arrive at your classroom with a backpack, please escort them so that they may put it in their their locker.

*If a student takes out their cell phone, please call support staff to have it confiscated.

*If you are signing incident reports, please remember to do so in blue ink.

* Have a wonderful day on-purpose!