Kindergarten is shaping UP!
To BE or not to BE!
You can see their production below in the video.
Art is everywhere at Garwood Public Schools!
5th Grade Optical Art: The fifth grade students were introduced to optical art and how it is defined. They read about M.C. Escher, a well known optical artist, and we looked at various examples of optical art. I modeled how to create an optical illusion with straight lines, curved lines, and precise shading. The students followed the directions and the guidelines on their rubric to create their own colorful, optical art.
8th Grade Split Self Portraits: The definition of a self-portrait was given to the eighth grade students with examples. It was modeled on how to draw a head, neck, shoulders, and facial features. The students practiced on rough draft paper and then moved to final drafts.Half of the face was going to be as realistic and true to form as possible. Students were encouraged to bring in a mirror or look at a photograph of themselves. The other half of the face was to feature things that they love or things that they are interested in. For example, if they love football and hockey, their eye could be a football and their eyebrow could be a hockey stick. Students ran away with the project and each face, image, and idea is unique to them!
See the video of the display of artwork below.
STEAM class is back at Lincoln School this year.
STEAM is an educational approach that incorporates the arts into the more-familiar STEM model, which includes science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
In Ms. Cafiero's class, students learned the basics of electricity and how circuits function by creating paper circuit scenes, low-voltage electronic circuits that are created on paper using conductive copper tape, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a coin-cell battery.
Ms. McGuire’s 6th grade STEAM classes have covered many different activities, which included creating a water filter, a pulley system, and projects that called for collaboration, thinking outside the box, and having fun - all while working within time and material constraints.
Our Lincoln School students have risen to the challenge and gained valuable experience solving real world problems!
Mrs. Hak’s Preschool class has been working on our drawing and art skills. We are following models and creating our own designs. The students are proud of their work and so is Mrs. Hak.
Safe and Secure!
Business as usual!
WIDA Assessments starting
What is the WIDA test for?
WIDA Screener is an English language proficiency assessment given to new students in grades K–12 to help educators identify whether they are English learners (ELs). It is a flexible, on-demand assessment that can be administered at any time during the school year.
Student can exit out of the ESL programming with a competency score that meets the criteria.
Measures of Academic Progress Mid-Year Benchmark Assessment
Students in grades K through 2 will be taking MAP Reading Fluency & MAP Growth math.
Students in grades 3 though 8 will be taking MAP Growth Reading & Math
The window for these assessments start in late January and run through the first week in February.
Mustang Hoops Season in Full Swing!
The boys have wins over Winfield 44-32, Montclair Kimberley 44-34, and Roselle Park 52-32. Losses have come against Kenilworth 30-29 and Greenbrook 56-25. The team is led by 8th grader returning players Jack Pellino, Noah Gibson, and Russell Tortorici. 7th grader, Roman Malsky, our point guard, is our leading scorer averaging 16 points per game.
The girls team also has a record of 3 wins and 2 losses. Wins came against Winfield 30-15, Montclair Kimberley 28-10, and Roselle Park 36-21. The two losses were against Kenilworth, 33-8 and Greenbrook 23-19. The team is led by 8th graders, Caity Marcazo, Analisse Ortiz, Julianna Ferraz, Lia Simitz, & Olivia Blanche. Analisse Ortiz is the team's leading scorer averaging 8 points per game.
For the upcoming week of January 16, the team plays home vs Winfield and away vs Roselle Park.
One of the main goals for each team is to get to 10 wins, so we can hang a banner in the gym.
The latest two completed since last Board of Education have the following results:
One was found to be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and the other was found to be student conflict followed by a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
District Advisory Committee Participants Needed
The concept of this group is to discuss topics brought up from staff, students, parents and community members. The group will offer opinions and ideas as to how to move forward and address these topics. NOTE: There is no decision making in this group; only discussion and feedback.
Superintendent's Coffee Talk
The first Coffee talk will take place January 25th at 7pm in the multipurpose room and then stay for the PTA meeting afterwards.
Dates to remember:
1/19 - No Homework Night
1/19 - Winter Concert @ 7pm
1/20 - PTA - MS Volleyball Night
1/24 -1/26 - PTA Scholastic Book Fair @ 6pm
1/25 - Family Book Night 6-7pm
1/25 - Coffee with the Superintendent @7pm
1/25 - PTA Meeting @ 7:30 pm
1/27 - 2nd Marking Period Ends
1/30 - Early Dismissal - Teachers in Service
2/3 - Report Cards Issued
2/10 - MS Valentine’s Dance
2/14 - PTA Bake Sale
2/17 - 2/20 - Presidents’ Day - No School