In The Loop - April 7th

Newark Vo's Weekly News - Jermaine Kamau, Principal

Congratulations to Mr. Quinteros’ U.S History 2 Junior class on the success of their GRASPS projects.

Newark Vocational High School and The NJ Star-Ledger have teamed up to put together the school’s first ever journal of historical research. The Newark Vocational High School Journal of Historical Research has been designed and will be printed by the Star-Ledger in full color. We are thankful for all the teachers, aides, students and our Star-Ledger for putting in hard work and effort.  Below is the link to the full copy of the Journal. P:\Newark Tech Journal

Framework Focus-Mar/Apr.2014

We are looking for evidence of student learning and teacher feedback. Formal and informal observations continue this month and into April as we push to finish strong this year. The Administrative Team will be looking for specific evidence of student learning and teacher feedback. Resources and coaching will be provided for those in need.
Looking at Student Work

4c. Demonstration of Learning

What did I learn and how is this relevant to me?

Most of your students should be able to articulate or demonstrate that they have mastered the objective and that they have moved toward grade level standards. The bottom line is do they know more when they leave.

COLLEGE DAYS POSTER CONTEST

COLLEGE DAYS POSTER CONTEST - SEE MS. SMITH & MS. MORRIS FOR DETAILS

This is our second COLLEGE DAY project. Now that you have seen the different schools that Newark Vocational High School Staff have attended, its time to tell us which one you would love to attend by making a poster of your college choice and given us some information about your choice.

Excellent Summer Camp Staff Positions Available

The Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps, a co-ed sleep-away camp for boys and girls ages 6 through 17, located in the beautiful mountains of New York State, is now staffing for the 2014 Summer Season. Our unique program incorporates both sports camp and traditional camp aspects for our campers. General and Specialty Positions Bunk Counselors: live, teach and play with a group of approximately 8-10 children sharing responsibility with another general counselor. : live, teach and play with a group of approximately 8-10 children sharing responsibility with another general counselor. Group Leaders: supervise staff, oversee group program, guide and direct campers. supervise staff, oversee group program, guide and direct campers. Athletic Instructors: Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Football, Weight Training, Fitness Training, Golf, Hockey, Track & Field, Archery, Martial Arts, Volleyball, Gymnastics, etc. Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Football, Weight Training, Fitness Training, Golf, Hockey, Track & Field, Archery, Martial Arts, Volleyball, Gymnastics, etc. Waterfront: Pool, lake, small crafts, waterskiing, motor boat driver, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing positions available. WSI/Life Guard Training. Pool, lake, small crafts, waterskiing, motor boat driver, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing positions available. WSI/Life Guard Training. Broadcast/Journalism Instructors: Video production and editing, broadcasting, writing, blogging, etc. : Video production and editing, broadcasting, writing, blogging, etc. Craft Instructors: Ceramics, leathercraft, candlemaking, silk-screening, woodworking, photography, etc. Ceramics, leathercraft, candlemaking, silk-screening, woodworking, photography, etc. Arts Instructors: Assist or Direct camper productions in drama, dance, music and more Assist or Direct camper productions in drama, dance, music and more Office Staff: Pleasant, good people skills, voice, telephone management, some filing and computer skills necessary Pleasant, good people skills, voice, telephone management, some filing and computer skills necessary Salary Range: $1,000-5,000 (depending upon skill and experience) **www.brookwoodcamps.com | info@brookwoodcamps.com Winter Office: 3242 Judith Lane, Oceanside, NY 11752 | 516-764-2112 Summer Address: 574 Proctor Rd, Glen Spey, NY 12737 | 845-557-6661

Child Study Team

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, Ms. Smith, Dr. Witcher, other Newark Public Schools staff, parents, guardians, and students attended the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) Mini Conference on Inclusion and Literacy Supports.   The meeting which was held at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark highlighted the benefit of including all students, regardless of their disabling conditions in the least restrictive school placements available.  Each of the presenters was dynamic and encouraging.  One student speaker who is visually impaired testified about his experiences with self advocacy which began as early as elementary school.  As a “blind student,” it was especially important to him to stay on pace with his sighted peers.  Therefore, his advocacy efforts spanned from his elementary school to the NJ State Senate and resulted in all visually impaired student receiving more hours of direct instruction in Braille.  This young man is headed to Berklee College in Massachusetts to study Music.   The parent speaker encouraged other parents and guardians to allow their children to sample as many school and community experiences as possible.  For example, at the Individual Education Plan meeting, parents and guardians should lobby for their children to participate in as many activities with their peers as possible.   Parents should aim for their children to attend neighborhood schools, to travel to and from school with their school mates, to receive instruction with students without disabilities, and should also encourage participation in sports, extracurricular activities, field trips and so on.   Finally, a teacher speaker spoke about his efforts to get away from dittoes and offering creative Literacy activities for students.   He also shared websites that parents/guardians/teachers can use to find helpful literacy activities including Mobymax.com and Spellingcity.com. Other websites mentioned during the workshop included Starfall.com, ldonline.org, getreadytoread.org, pbs.org/parents, readingrockets.org, and rif.org.On Friday, April 25, 2014, SPAN will offer a Lunchtime Webinar: Inclusion and the Common Core State Standards: What Parents Need to Know.  To register online: startingpointstemplate.drupalgardens.com/content/start-project-coming-events   or by phone 1.973.642.8100 ext 124.

Eagle’s Café is now open

 Lunch, Wednesdays and Thursdays – Breakfast, everyday