District Weekly Updates

March 6, 2020

Forensic Science Activity

Students in Mr. Dowling's Forensic Science class work on making their crime scene sketches. Mr. Salek's unfortunate doppelganger was the victim of a heinous crime and lies inert on the office floor. Our young sleuths (Dennis Abil and Saniyah Williams) are hot on the case, practicing real-world CSI skills in this scenario.

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Academic Achievements - Marking Period 2

Congratulations to all of our students that made the Honor roll list second marking period. This is a very prestigious award and requires lots of hard work from our students. Keep up the great work!

Principal's List

Acosta Nunez, Marjorie 8

Caba Abreu, Tiffany 10

Loor Andrade, Jordi 12

Manchame Cardenas, Stephanie 8

Marmolejos Brito, Robeyssy Stacy 7

Marshall, Angelina 7

Mendoza, Vanessa 12

Nunez Paez, Crismeily Altagracia 11

Perez Mendoza, Nicolle 11

Perez Villafane, Gleyshmarie 12

Reyes, Ana 10

Vargas, Vitaly 11

1st Honors

Abreu, Aiden 8

Abreu Beltre, Diana 11

Abril, Aracely 10

Acevedo Cardenas, Maximo 09

Alberto, Geidy 12

Alberto, Jaranixy 12

Alfau Ventura, Sarah 12

Alvarado, Laisha 8

Barreto, Brandon 12

Baskerville, Dylan 7

Batista Delgado, Nicole 8

Batista Dominguez, Ashley Mabel 10

Boone, Emizha 12

Bueno, Diana 11

Caba, Fanely 11

Calderon, Gustavo 7

Cardoso, Mery 12

Castillo, Dianerys 12

Castillo, Diego 12

Castillo Payano, Luz 8

Cepeda, Nicole 7

Cordero Rios, Alondra 7

Cruz Pabon, Anyelisse 8

Diaz, Savannah 7

Esteves, Esmeralda 7

Estevez Morel, Rosalia 8

Estrella Camacho, Genesis 11

Eusebio, Genesis 8

Facey, Jr Ricardo 7

Familia, Jocedis 10

Feliz, Rachel 7

Fernandez, Adriel 10

Franco, Perla 7

Frazier, Savanna 12

Galan, Jadeliz 11

Gallegos Gutierrez, Michelle 12

Garcia Tolentino, Matthew 12

Garzon, Nayeli 12

Gomez, Bryant 12

Gonzalez, Jeremy 7

Gonzalez Gavilan, Elidio 09

Gutierrez Suriel, Daryne Mercedes 7

Haye, Nandi 11

Jerez, Naroly 11

Jimenez, Noely 12

Kozak, Michael 8

Koziotova, Katarina 09

Llanas, Aaron 11

Lopez, Aillyn 8

Manzueta Grande, Orlando 7

Marmolejos Marte, Frandy 8

Marte, Jianna 09

Maryam, Maseera 7

Matos Alberto, Estefany 10

Mendez, Michael 7

Mendez Almonte, Jose 8

Munoz Pena, Starlin Jose 8

Olivares, Shanell 12

Osoria Concepcion, Merlie 8

Paulino Mata, Danielky 12

Peguero, Felix Alexander 10

Perez, Jael 8

Placencia Barclay, Yorneirys 09

Pullins, Saundra 12

Puntiel, Jada 09

Quintana Pina, Jennifer 12

Ramos, Vianca 12

Ramos Coste, Sherlyn 8

Reyes Batista, Felianny 09

Rios, Julio 09

Rodriguez, Jermy 11

Rodriguez, Lizbeth 10

Rodriguez, Rachel 8

Rodriguez Diaz, Krysteen 09

Rodriguez Espino, Yurit Monserrat 12

Rosario, Annelys 12

Rosario, Lia Marie 7

Rosario Rodriguez, Mary Ann 11

Sanchez Rosado, Maria 12

Santana Rodriguez, Stephanie 09

Santiago, Gianna 10

Santiago Chavez, Ismael 7

Santos Almonte, Nataly 10

Soto, Yezabel 09

Underwood, Briana 11

Valdez Valdez, Robertico 11

Ventura, Melaney 8

2nd Honors

Acevedo, Osiris 11

Almanzar, Gabriela 09

Almonte Alvarez, Danyely 8

Alzate Castano, Santiago 12

Andre, Marie Helena 12

Aponte, Sebastian 8

Aquino Gabin, Romairy 8

Arce, Devin 8

Arias, Nashley 09

Banchs, Elissa 8

Barrueto, Nicole 12

Burgos, Ahliya 11

Caba, Willy 10

Cabrera, Ashley 10

Capulin Soriano, Alondra 12

Castillo, Darlenis 12

Chumpitaz Cardenas, Andy 12

Collado Abreu, Liz-Altagracia 10

Diaz, Kevin 8

Dorville, Joseph 11

Espinoza, Kathy 11

Felipe Lozada, Jean Carlos 12

Fernandez, Ashly 09

Fernandez Fermin, Jhonattan Archer 11

Fernandez Rodriguez, Edric 09

Franjul Munoz, Paloma 12

Gabourel, Tatyani 11

Gonzalez, Adriella 12

Guzman Polanco, Ruben 11

Harewood, Samorra Shea'La 09

Hernandez, Aracely 8

Hernandez, Julian 8

Herrera, Ashley 11

Iciano Almonte, Fraymer 12

Jimenez Pena, Sebastian 11

Jordan, Ty'Shawn 8

Leonardo Nunez, Breidy 11

Lopez, Lesly 10

Malena, Danalee 10

Marney Gomez, Deanna 09

Marrero, Lizbeth 7

Matos, Samantha 12

Mejia Diaz, Marvelyn 09

Merino Martinez, Gustavo 09

Minaya Guzman, Nashley 8

Molina, Noah 7

Moya Noesi, Luismael 7

Ojeda, Steven 8

Paulino, Valery 8

Pena, Adonis 7

Perez, Genesis 12

Perez Martinez, Jaylen 12

Perez Pimentel, Destiny 8

Rambajan, Naysha 12

Ramos Coste, Darisha 09

Rivera, Stephano 11

Rodriguez, Yasmin 8

Rodriguez, Yesmarlin 09

Rosario, Adonny 09

Sanchez, Isaac 10

Trujillo, Katelynn 8

Valdez Angeles, Chariely Maria 10

Vargas Valerio, Camila 11

Ventura Ramirez, Anddy 12

Wallace-Grier, Mylani 09

Watkins, Angelus 11

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NHS Blood drive

Thank you to Mr. Syed, and the National Honor Society, for hosting a successful blood drive. We collected 22 pints of blood, that will go directly to saving lives.
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Boys Basketball

Our Charter School Championship Boys Basketball Team had an amazing 2020 season. We made it all the way to the semifinals in Bound Brook on Friday. Although that game ended with Bound Brook on top 67-55, our boys gave it their all. Thank you to Mr. De Los Santos, the coaches, and all those that supported the team.
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Let's Get Stepping

Congratulations Mr. Thomas Dowling

Week 6 Winner for the Walking Faceoff Challenge


Please join us in Week 7!



Using an activity tracker, register your steps daily on the attached link https://www.aulcs.org/Page/1554#calendar2556/20200117/month


  • Click on the date on the calendar and register to log in your steps daily by 11 pm


HR will communicate the winner based on the highest weekly steps.


Did you know?

· The average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day or roughly 1.5 to 2 miles.

· Walking for regular activity can help reduce your risk of these common health problems


o Heart disease

o Obesity

o Diabetes

o High blood pressure

o Depression.


How to include more steps in your day


· Take the dog for a walk. If you don’t have a dog, volunteer to walk dogs at an animal shelter. Or combine your activity with social time by joining a friend to walk his or her dog.


· Try music. A bouncy tune or something with a strong beat can make activity more enjoyable and help motivate you to walk farther or faster.


· Include the family. Instead of an afternoon movie, go for a walk or a hike together.


· Go in person. Instead of sending a work email, walk to your colleague’s desk.


· Walk while waiting. Take a walk instead of sitting when you’re early for an appointment or waiting for a flight.


· Schedule workday walks. Put reminders in your calendar for short walking breaks to ramp up your energy throughout the day. Have a one-on-one meeting? Plan to walk and talk.


· Park farther away. Choose parking spots farther away from the entrance. If you take a bus, get off a stop early and walk the rest of the way.


· Take the stairs. Even going down the stairs counts as steps and burns calories.

How far will you go today? Your goal will depend on your starting point. But nearly everyone can reap the benefits of walking more, step by step.

Coronavirus: What you need to know

The state of New Jersey had its first diagnosed case of Coronavirus last week. The New Jersey Department of Education and the Department of Health have been working closely to ensure the health and safety of all in the state. Last week, there was a conference call with the governor to discuss precautions and develop school-wide plans that will allow education to continue should we need to close for an extended period of time due to a pandemic.
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PTO Meeting

This Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 6:00 pm we will have our PTO meeting at 295 Barclay Street, Perth Amboy-NJ.


Please join us.

Now accepting 2020-2021 applications

We are continuing to accept students at the middle school for 2019-2020 school year.
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High School

Support Class of 2020

To place an order for the senior shirt this week, please email pvlastaras@aulcs.org. Below is the sample picture of the Class of 2020 shirt. The cost is $15.

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GoGuardian Digital Learning Teachers of the Week

Here are the top users for the week of March 2-6, 2020

What is digital learning?

Digital learning is any type of learning that is accompanied by technology or by instructional practice that makes effective use of technology. *Data not available*

Urban Leaders 21st Century Community Learning Center

Daily tutoring and homework assistance will precede enrichment activities running from 4 PM to 6 PM, Monday to Friday.

Activities include:
  • Monthly Field Trips to Colleges & Universities, Liberty State Park, Thomas Edison Museum and New York City Historic District Tour.
  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Gaming
  • Fashion Design
  • American Sign Language
  • Art and Dance


Dinner and Snacks included daily

Calendar of Events

HISPA Presentation at HS

Tuesday, March 10th, 8:15-11:15am

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

Teen Arts Festival field trip at Middlesex County College

Wednesday, March 11th, 8am-2pm

2600 Woodbridge Avenue

Edison, NJ

Board meeting

Wednesday, March 11th, 6:30pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

Perth Amboy Mayor State of the City Address

Thursday, March 12th, 6pm

357 New Brunswick Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

The AUL Choir will, once again, be performing the National Anthem. All are encouraged to attend. Please come out and support our choir!

Pie in the Face Day!

Friday, March 13th, 2:15-3pm

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Dress Down Day for Human Rights And Genocide class

Friday, March 13th, 8am-3pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

American Littoral Society presentation at Barclay

Monday, March 16th, 8:15am

295 Barclay Street

Perth Amboy, NJ

American Littoral Society presentation at High school

Tuesday, March 17th, 8:15am

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

AUL Open House

Tuesday, March 17th, 3-5pm

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Bilingual/ESL parent meeting

Wednesday, March 18th, 6pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

Early dismissal for students

Thursday, March 19th, 12pm

All Campuses

Early dismissal for students, staff PD 1-3 pm

About US

Founded in 2010 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School is one of Middlesex County's comprehensive Public Charter Schools that serves students in seventh through twelfth grades. The school operates under the terms of a charter granted by the New Jersey Department of Education.

When the school first opened in 2010, it did not have the books, tables, or classrooms necessary for students to be in an adequate learning environment. Even the principal, at the time, had to serve as a lunch aide. Since then, AUL has developed to help students receive the education they deserve. AUL has expanded by opening two new campuses, expecting to provide the opportunity for students to continue to succeed, with graduation and college admission, as two of its goals.



AUL offers an advanced academic track and AP courses.


AUL Mission: To employ an educational design and experience that merges the highest standards of academic excellence while fostering convictions and commitment to social and economic justice.