June 2016, Edition #19
Message from Dr. Christopher M. Manno
Dear BCSSSD and BCIT School Communities:
It is with mixed emotions that I write my final letter to the Burlington County Institute of Technology and Burlington County Special Services school communities. I shall always fondly recall my time serving as your Superintendent of Schools.
We have experienced so many successes, many challenges, and much growth. We have implemented new, exciting and worthwhile programs, expanded partnerships and marketing efforts, improved policies and processes, completed numerous capital projects and technology initiatives, and improved safety and security for students and staff. These results are attributed to so many dedicated school community members: our Board of Education, our school leaders, and our teachers and other staff members.
During my time with BCIT and BCSSSD, I have continuously been inspired and motivated by the many teachers, staff members, school leaders, and volunteers who quietly go above and beyond to serve our children, families, and community. Their commitment to allowing our students to Discover their Potential allows me to leave my post knowing together we made a difference. Most importantly, I have been inspired by our students. Their passion, resilience, and talents have fueled my desire for our work together.
It has been an incredible and sacred honor to serve these great school communities in the capacity of Superintendent. Please accept my most sincere and heartfelt thanks for the opportunity to serve and work with all of you.
In Service and Gratitude,
Dr. Christopher Manno,
Superintendent of Schools
A letter to the BCIT Adult Education Graduates
Congratulations to the class of 2016!
I extend best wishes to everyone as each of you has successfully completed your program of study at Burlington County Institute of Technology-Adult Education. Chasing a dream requires your efforts and passion. The hard work isn’t over when you complete your studies at BCIT, it’s just a break as you enter the new battlefields of life.
Please use wisely the skills that you have learned here at BCIT to your advantage in becoming a contributing and worthy member of our community and society. These skills have prepared you for a career, higher education leading to a career, and life-long learning.
May your future be rewarding and full of success as you move forward. Keep in mind that your new career is just beginning—so embrace the journey. Please accept my most sincere congratulations and best wishes!
Mr. Patrick Cruet
Adult Education Principal
Burlington County Apprentice Coordinator
Upcoming BCIT Adult Education Career Exploration Events:
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BCIT/BCSSSD Board of Education Policies & Regulations
The following policies and regulations have been approved by the Board of Education. Please review and reference pertinent policies as applicable.
Policies/Regulations (These items are available on the website.)
2nd Reading 2340.1 and R2340.1 Competitions
Policies/Regulations (Exhibit #1: These items are available on the website.) P5339 Screening for Dyslexia (reviseddefinition)
P5111 Eligibility of Students (revisedadded BCSS/Alternative School) R8505.2 Nutrition and Safety Protocols Questionnaire (revised)
Policies/Regulations, (Exhibit #1) (These items are available on the website.) Revised
P2422 Health and Physical Education
Applying to BCIT is now a snap with InfoSnap!
Dr. Erin Conti
Coordinator of Admissions & Recruiting
Congratulations to BCIT May & June Students of the Month!
Grade 9: Daniel Dalbey
Grade 10: Elizabeth Baez
Grade 11: Kylie O' Hara
Grade 12: Deven McCormick
Grade 9: Madison Cornelius
Grade 10: Vaidehi Patel
Grade 11: Jahmar Ortiz
Grade 12: Olivia Crespo
BCIT Westampton Campus
Grade 9: Brianna Fisher
Grade 10: Neil Patel
Grade 11: Lindaura Cristo
Grade 12: Jackson Brown
Student/Athlete: Emani McCullough
Most Improved: Shane Jankowski
Discover Your Potential this Summer: BCIT Summer Camp
BCIT 2016 Summer Camp
BCIT 2016 Summer Camp Registration closes June 30th
There are only a few days left to register your child for BCIT's 2016 Summer Camp.
Register now--limited space is available for our 2016 summer camps on our BCIT Westampton and Medford campuses.
Ms. Monique Jenkins is our Summer Camp Coordinator. Please email Ms. Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org with any camp questions.
Camp dates for Summer 2016:
Click here for the BCIT 2016 Summer Camp Brochure and Registration Form. Please note: no cash payments will be accepted this year. Please mail your camp registration form(s) along with a check or money order to:
BCIT 2016 Summer Camp
Attn. Ms. Nereida Mack
695 Woodlane Road
Westampton, NJ 08060
DIVISION CHAMPS! Congratulations to our Medford Softball Team!
This is the first time in school history that BCIT Medford's softball team has won the division!
Teen Excellence at BCIT
Two BCIT students recognized in Burlington County for Teen Excellence
Medford Campus, Asada Sharif
BCIT hosted Student Accepted Ceremonies for incoming students
BCIT Medford participated in the NJAC Conference County Vocational Technical Schools Cook-Off Challenge
Congratulations to our Culinary & Hospitality Arts Students!
Link to photo gallery:
BCIT administers TregoEd training to BCSSSD & BCIT Staff
BCIT Westampton Art Show
Congratulations to Morgan's Tire Service for being awarded "BCIT's 2015-2016 Employer of the Year!"
BCIT Academy for Performing Arts in Medford received grant from USITT providing free rigging inspections.
Westampton's Annual Fashion Show "Style Tripping"
BCIT Westampton Fashion, Merchandising, & Design students presented their senior projects. Our Fashion Show was Style Tripping! A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to Francis Foundation in honor of Antonio Santos, Class of 2015.
Congratulations to our students, staff, and crew who made the evening a fashionable success!
G R A D U A T I O N!
WESTAMPTON CAMPUS Class of 2016!
MEDFORD CAMPUS Class of 2016!
BCIT Adult Education Graduation
Congratulations to our BCIT Adult Education Graduates! Adult students celebrated certifications in the following career majors:
Certified Medical Assistant
Thank you to Ms. Chelsea Karlberg for her beautiful harp performance welcoming our guests, and thank you to Ms. Lydia Hawkins for her lovely rendition of the National Anthem. And a very special thank you to Ms. Debbie Campbell-Barnes for sharing her personal story of struggle, perseverance and success as a BCIT Adult Education graduate.
Hamilton resident finds his life’s Mission at Bordentown fire company
BCIT Alum, Mr. Steve Scholey
End of Year Blast (Off)!
First year students in the Architecture and Design Technology program at BCIT Westampton were introduced to model rocket design as a culminating project for the school year. The activity helps reinforce and bring relevance to many of the ideas covered in the program. Students designed, sketched and dimensioned many of their own unique parts including the fins and nose cone. These parts were then created on a 3D printer or by other processes. Along the way, students were exposed to concepts of sizing, part compatibility, material selection and fabrication techniques.
The completed rockets were certified against a checklist composed of some twenty items to ensure airworthiness. Here students learn about assembly techniques and quality assurance. Finally, the rockets are given a test flight to see if they can perform flawlessly from a smooth burn lift-off to an intact parachute recovery. Not every rocket works perfectly, but all of the students profit from a fun experience.
Next year, the class is hoping to build on their skills and enter the Team America Rocketry Challenge ( www.rocketcontest.org), a national competition that includes teams from all over the USA.
Westampton Architecture & Design Technology
BCIT Foundation Donations update from Director, Renee Janowicz
Here are photos of the new big-vehicle lift the Foundation provided our Westampton Campust, and the new simulated auto-paint sprayer we provided for our Medford Campus Automotive Collision Repair Technology classroom.
We received kind words for the computers we bought the Dental Occupations program. In addition, we heard from our Electronics students that they love the instructional kits we provided. We ordered history materials for the Westampton teaching staff and handed out the first of several scholarships to BCIT grads.
This is why we raise money all year!
TRIBUTE BRICKS make great Birthday, Holiday and Graduation gifts!
Engraved bricks can mark a memory, honor a loved one, or commemorate a special occasion. They are placed within existing walkways near the front entrances of either Medford or Westampton campus, reflecting the legacy of BCIT.
Bricks can be ordered in two sizes, plus a mini replica to keep at home. Details and the order form are on the web pages of the BCIT Foundation.
Let us know if you'd like a personalized certificate to present for an occasion! Call the BCIT Foundation at (609) 267-4226, ext. 8335.
Thank you for your support,
Director, BCIT Foundation
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