BCIT Brief

Spring 2017, Edition #26

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Editor: Mrs. Laura Geltch, Coordinator of Program and Community

Welcome to the BCIT Brief. This newsletter is distributed quarterly, highlighting BCIT students, staff, and district information. Your feedback is always welcome!

Thank you,

Laura Geltch



A letter from Dr. Christopher Nagy, Superintendent of Schools

Spring 2017

Dear BCIT Community,

I look forward each year to the Spring. It is a season that indicates a shift from the cold and nasty weather to warm temperatures, sun, longer days and a sense of optimism. It is also a season that ushers in the spring flowers and buds on the trees, not to mention allergies. Spring is also a reminder of the great things that are upon us in the Burlington County Institute of Technology. In addition to the seventy-degree weather this week, we celebrate the successful musical Singin' in The Rain, which captured the hearts, laughs and wonder of those in the audience over the past two weekends as the rain came down on stage and we all hummed along to those familiar tunes. Recently, we celebrated Read Across America Day and our Literacy for Life initiative. We value the opportunity to promote reading and writing across the district.

This past Thursday, we honored seven of our students at the Annual New Jersey Principal and Supervisor Academic Awards Dinner for the top sophomore, junior and senior in each school. This week, the Annual Program Advisory Dinner celebrated Career and Technical Education with our schools. We are grateful to our local businesses and men and women who support our efforts to provide a state-of-the-art, skill-based education and dual credit opportunities for our students to earn college credits in our partnership with Rowan College at Burlington County. This month, thanks in great part to our armed service partners, we celebrated STEM awareness and the awesome power that perseverance and hard work play along our journey to become the best we can be. Last, we look to Spring as a reminder that we have a few months left to make the best of our coursework and put in our best efforts before finals. In this Spring newsletter, there is so much more to read about what is happening in the district.

That is why I like the Spring. We have so much to celebrate and it all begins with all of our staff, parents, and students who make the district a special place to be, work and learn. Happy Spring!

Dr. Christopher Nagy

Superintendent of Schools

Click HERE for Dr. Nagy's BCIT web page & blog

BCIT Board of Education Policies & Regulations

Click HERE for the 2016-17 Board of Education Meeting Notes. Please review and reference pertinent policies as applicable.

Board of Education policies and regulations online link:

Strauss Esmay BCIT/BCSSSD policies and regulations.

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BCIT School Calendars

2017 Graduation Information

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APPLY NOW for the 2017-2018 School Year at BCIT!

BCIT High School Admissions is now accepting applications for September 2017. Click HERE to apply online today.
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BCIT Adult Education Career Exploration - Upcoming dates

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Adult Education Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology (Westampton) & Pet Grooming (Medford) offered a course Pet First Aid & CPR training on our Westampton Campus.
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BCIT 2017 Summer Camp

BCIT 2017 Summer Camp Brochure


Register now! Our camps fill up fast.

Archives: Click HERE to view the 2016 BCIT Brief Special Summer Camp Newsletter editions.

BCIT Students/Staff of the Month

Medford Campus


9th- Michael Burgo

10th- Madison Cornelius

11th- Vaidehi Patel

12th- Desaree Vaughan

Staff Member of the Month: Ms. Kaplan

Support Staff Member of the Month: Ms. Dragish

Westampton Campus


9th- Ciara Strickland

10th- John Schuyler

11th- Hali Richardson

12th- Lynette Westerman

Student Athlete- Jordan Shackleford

Most Improved Student- Jared Smith

Staff Member of the Month for February:

Mr. Peter Gotta

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Congratulations to our BCIT Westampton National Honor Society inductees!

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Congratulations to our DECA students!

Our DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) team left the NJ State competition with 4 students making it to the final round and one placing 5th in the state to earn a place at Nationals!

Moving on to DECA Nationals in Anaheim, CA: Austin Dasher
State Finalists: Alexander Xie, Diahann McRoy, Austin Dasher & Gabriel Casado

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Congratulations to our HOSA Winners!

BCIT Westampton congratulates HOSA winners in Nursing Assisting at the Southern Regional Conference in March. On the left is Emani Simeron who placed 2nd and Kerim Cakir is on the right who placed first.
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Medford Campus Engineering students win big in their winter VEX Robotics Competition!

Congratulations to our Medford Engineering students for winning Design and Build Awards during today's VEX Robotics Competition!
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Congratulations Amos Koffa!

"NJ State Poetry Out Loud" WINNER!
Amos Koffa, State Champion, 2017 NJ Poetry Out Loud

January 2017 Vocal & Instrumental Music Concert

Enjoy this medley video created by Medford's Entertainment Tech students.
BCIT Winter 2017 Vocal & Instrumental Concert Medley

Westampton students compete at RCBC!

Congratulations to Westampton Marketing students Isaiah H. and Jordan T. for being selected to compete in RCBC's Startup Business Plan Competition.
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Gold Medal Winner! SkillsUSA

Congratulations Medford Junior, Jaxson Bonsall for winning a Gold Medal in Mobile Robotics. Jaxson and his classmate, Jacob Titus (not pictured) will compete nationally in Kentucky in June!
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Youth Art Contest: BCIT Medford students win big

Congratulations artists!

Desaree Vaughan, senior in Entertainment Technologies, won "Best in Show" for her black and white sign language drawing of the word "Story". Jenna Blancha won "Honorable Mention" for her cardboard sneaker sculpture that is painted like a night sky. Desaree received a beautiful 100 piece art kit as her prize and Jenna received a drawing pad.

Overall, ten BCIT students participated, and represented the most students in the 10-12th grade category.

Students pictured: Shaniya Wilson, Crystal Johnson, Julianna Ulrich, Allie Nash & Tionna Watson

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Teen Actor Awards

Congratulations to Medford's Academy for Performing Arts Senior, D'Ionna West- "Female Grand Prize Winner!"


Congratulations Cast & Crew of Singin' in the Rain!

Congratulations to BCIT Medford Academy for Performing Arts student, Nahria Cooper

Congratulations Nahria on your successful audition in the 2017 NJMEA Honors Guitar Ensemble. Nahria will perform with some of the best high school guitarists in NJ on May 6, 2017.

Congratulations to BCIT Medford & Westampton BCPSA Academic Award Winners!

Burlington County Principals and Supervisors Association (BCPSA) Academic Award Winners!

John Schuyler (West)- Law and Public Safety

Nazim Tijani (West) - Sports Medicine

Annaliesa Williams (Medford) - Sports Medicine

Danielle Ambroise (West) - Child Care

Amanda Wells (Medford) - Pre Engineering

Jacob Bauldock (West) Pre Engineering

Samantha Stiehl (Medford) Law and Public Safety

Dr. Bonsall, Assistant Superintendent leads tour of our Arts programs

Burlington County Middle Schoolers toured our Academy of Performing Arts classrooms during a Singin' in the Rain preview.
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ARMY visits Westampton Campus

Army visited our Westampton Campus with their STEM Assets (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), providing students with tours of their Army STEM Semi.
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Save the Date: Designer Bag Bingo-BCIT MEDFORD on Thursday, May 4

BCIT Foundation is taking its popular fundraiser on the road! After 7 consecutive sell-outs at the Westampton campus, Designer Bag Bingo will come to the Medford campus on Thursday, May 4. The fun and friendly event is known for authentic full-size handbag prizes, a highly visible bingo board, and two games with enviable 50-50 cash prizes.

What stays the same: Guarantee reserved tables for parties of at least 8 players, plenty of Coach door prizes, and a Silent Auction opportunity to buy designer bags.

Act fast, since this event has a strong sell-out history! Sponsorships starting at $100 offer great visibility to the 250+ people in attendance. Get all the Designer Bag Bingo details here. BCIT Foundation will operate this event under state ID #329-5-34741 and municipal permit BR19. This event is not affiliated with Coach Inc.

BCIT Foundation uses event proceeds to help meet its mission of supporting students and staff. The Foundation started this school year with a $20,000 grant to support BCIT’s commitment to literacy, covering costs of books that focus on high school topics written at various reading levels. In just four months, the intervention plan showed significant success in improving the literacy skills of students who had been reading at less than half the skill level expected for their age groups.

Renee Janowicz

Director, BCIT Foundation

609-267-4226, ext. 8335

BCIT Foundation supports students and staff with education-based technology and post-secondary scholarships. Join the cause at www.bcit.cc/foundation.

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Discovery NIght

Our Medford & Westampton campuses welcomed Burlington County middle school students and families on February 21, 2017.

Guests took selfies with our BCIT logo backdrop, sharing with hashtags on twitter and posts to Instagram and Facebook.

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Medford students Volunteer Work!

Men and Women's Clubs of Medford volunteer with Philabundance in Philadelphia, PA
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February, March & April - Art on Display

Thank you for sharing your student's original works of art:

  • Ms. Wiley (February)
  • Ms. DeLorenzo (March)
  • Ms. Hogan (April)

Welding on our Medford Campus has gone Virtual!

Students now have the ability to perfect their welding skills with virtual technology, providing critical technique instruction without the use of expensive materials, eliminating waste.

Upcoming Events

2016-17 BCIT Upcoming Events

Vocal & Instrumental Music Concert - Medford Campus

May 11, 7 p.m.

Dance Concert - Medford Campus

May 24 & 25, 7 p.m.

BCIT Accepted Student Day - Westampton

Jun. 6, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

BCIT Accepted Student Day - Medford

Jun. 8, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

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BCIT In The News

Click HERE to view BCIT 2016-17 Press Releases

Archived BCIT Published Articles

BCIT's Advanced Manufacturing featured in NJCCVTS Newsletter

NJCCVTS Newsletter article link.
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BCIT Sports Schedules

Congratulations to the BCIT Westampton Bowlers!

Jordan Shackleford won High Series at the NJ Vocational Tournament on January 31st!

Congratulations to tournament athletes, Jenna Goodman, Emani Simeron, Javon Stewart & Kevin Dougherty

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BCIT Sports Apparel for both campuses!

Click HERE to access the official BCIT Medford High School Apparel and Merchandise Store for Jaguars fans, parents and alumni.

Click HERE to access the official BCIT Westampton High School Apparel and Merchandise Store for Panther fans, parents and alumni.

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Check out our updated BCIT informational video!

Burlington County Institute of Technology Informational Video

BCIT Adult Education has a New Facebook Page!

Use this link to find our new page and Follow us on FB!


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ANY CALL, ANY TIME - we are always here and ready to help.


Emergency Closing/Delayed Opening Procedures:

In the event of a campus emergency or inclement weather, staff members will be contacted via email, phone message, and text message. In addition, we will post a Special Alert Message on our website.

Staff Members, Help us Contact You.

Have you moved? Have you changed your phone number or email address? Please make sure to update your information with BCIT Personnel.

Employee Data Change Form: EMPLOYEE DATA CHANGE FORM 12.2.14 EDCF.pdf

Note: Staff are required to submit a signed EDCF when requesting changes to their personnel profile.

EDCF should be sent to personnel: bcsssdpersonnel@bcsssd.k12.nj.us or BCITPersonnel@bcit.cc

Students will be contacted using information stored in Genesis, our electronic student database. Parents should be reminded to ensure their contact information is up-to-date. Any changes should be reported to the main office of the student's school.