BCIT MEDFORD NEWSLETTER

February 2016

Principal's Message

The second semester is nearly halfway through the 3rd marking period as we head into March. Students should be fully entrenched in their course work and have a solid understanding of their teacher’s expectations. 3rd Marking Period Interim reports will be posted in the Parent Portal the week of March 14th. As always, please email any your children’s teachers if you have any questions or concerns.


March and April are very busy months ahead with several activities.

Below is a brief list of activities that are upcoming:


March:

  • Boys Basketball Home Playoff Game

  • Spring Sports March 4th

  • Pride Week March 21-24


April:

  • Children’s Play April 9th

  • Full Year classes PARCC WIndow Begins

  • Spring Musical Chicago April 22-23 & 29-30


As we head towards spring break, remember to visit the BCIT Medford calendar on our main page for all upcoming events.


Mike Parker

Principal
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January Medford BCIT Students of the Month

Grade 12 - Katie Baitinger

Grade 11/12 - Steven Newhouse

Grade 10 - Moniquia Brown

Grade 9 - Molly Gruberg

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Can Vocational High Schools Be a Viable Alternative to College?

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CTE Sheds its Stigma

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Career and technical education programs have grown into robust training opportunities for students

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2016 SkillsUSA New Jersey Competition

Student Name________Contest

Genesis Ashburn.........Restaurant Service

Julia Bachman..............Wedding Cake Decorating

Daniel Beauvais...........South Region Job Skill Demo A

Dylan Bellucci..............Television (Video) Production

Jaxson Bonsall..............Mobile Robotics Technology

Michael Brigandi..........Web Design

Jazmine Brown.............HVACR

Ryan Cassidy................Internetworking

Edward Ducoin............Digital Cinema Production

Rebecca Dyremose.....Technical Drafting

Jacob Emig...................Collision Repair Technology

Baylynn Galante..........Criminal Justice Quiz Bowl

Mandie Gauntt............Finish Carpentry

Jacob Grover................Related Technical Math

Samuel Holt.................HVACR

Aniyah Ijames..............Photography

Leonard Jaworski........Advisor

Ashlin Jones.................State Banner Design

Joshua Jurman............Computer Programming

Dadrian Ledet.............Information Technology Services

Jose Lima.....................Television (Video) Production

Maria Massimino........Culinary Arts

Brianna McCaffrey......Wedding Cake Decorating

Tim McHale..................Carpentry

Jaclyn Merrill................Criminal Justice Quiz Bowl

Samuel Mineo..............Mobile Robotics Technology

Athena Morales...........Criminal Justice Quiz Bowl

Geneva Muwakkil........Commercial Baking

Kylie O'Hara.................Criminal Justice Quiz Bowl

Carolyn O'Keefe...........State Pin Design

Jordan Parton...............Web Design

Katherina Rodriguez....T-Shirt Design

Lauren Romano............Technology Display

Samantha Stiehl............Criminal Justice Quiz Bowl

Bryan Tarr......................Automotive Refinishing Technology

Cody Tuck......................Collision Repair Technology

Julianna Ulrich...............State Banner Design

Desaree Vaughan.........Digital Cinema Production

Terry Ward....................Advisor

Amanda Wells..............Technology Display

Sylvia Wills....................Advertising Design

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Our Winter Sports Season is still in full swing. Also, a big congratulations goes out to two of our student-athletes. Recently, junior bowler Andrea DiStefano finished 2nd in the Burlington County Scholastic Open at Laurel Lanes. In addition, a senior basketball player Shakwel Vincent scored his 1,000th career point. The boys’ basketball team will be hosting a home playoff game on March 1st @ 6 pm against Audubon High School; please come out and show your support. Also, our Cheerleading Team is perfecting their routines and cheers, which will be on display during the basketball games this season. They’re also preparing for their New Jersey Technical Competition at East Brunswick Tech. Please come out and support all of our Athletic Teams. You can access all of our sports schedules by going to the BCIT Medford Website ­ Site Shortcuts ­ Medford Campus Sports Calendar ­ select the appropriate schedules ­ click view or just follow the link http://www.burlingtoncountyscholasticleague.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=342&school_id=3



Are you interested in playing baseball or softball? The spring season is right around the corner and opening day for spring sports is March 4th. The school doctor will be at school on 3/1/16 for physicals. You must have a physical that is approved by our school doctor to participate in a sport. If you need a physical please make an appointment with the school nurse. All physical paperwork can be found on the Athletic Director’s website. http://www.bcit.cc/Page/6495



Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @MedfordTechAD for news and information regarding athletics!!!!!!
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Course Selections for the 2016-17 school year will begin soon. Please review your son or daughter’s courses for next year and contact their counselor with any questions. In most situations, counselors suggest that students go for the challenge, but do not overwhelm themselves to the point where coursework suffers, and they are unable to maintain satisfactory grades. So, plan ahead. When it comes to academics, create a tentative sequence of courses that will develop breadth and depth over one's time in high school. At the same time, determine whether the schedule of courses for the coming school year considers all the different expectations of time; including class and co‐curricular demands, voluntary service, sports and work expectations.

PSAT INFORMATION PSAT scores were provided in January via College Board. Counselors will meet with students to return PSAT booklets and answer any questions. It is strongly suggested that students review their individual reports to improve future scores.

FAFSA In order to apply for financial aid, most colleges and universities require the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) which should be submitted as soon after January 1, 2016 as possible. Since each college has a different deadline for financial aid, you are encouraged to submit our form online for more rapid response. If you do not have all your information available, you can estimate your income based on last year’s figures and update your submission when the form is returned to you for verification. The website is https://fafsa.ed.gov/.

PARCC TESTING All students who are currently enrolled in English I, English II, or English III will take the Proficiency Based Assessment in English Language Arts. All students who are currently enrolled in Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II will take the PBA (Performance‐based Assessment) in Mathematics. Students will begin testing in the April. Please check the BCIT Medford website for testing dates.

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