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"Home of the Northern Knights" Faculty Bulletin: May 16-20th

Weekly Calendar

Monday, May 16th:
PARCC Testing
No Homework Night:
3:00pm: Faculty Meeting- EOY Biology Test Training
7:30pm: Concert Band & Symphony Concert @ HSN Theater

Tuesday, May 17th:
PARCC Testing
7:00pm: Financial Aid Night @ HSS
7:30pm: SEPTSA @ TBD

Wednesday, May 18th:
PARCC Testing
7:00pm: HSN National Honor Society Induction @ HSN Theater

Thursday, May 19th:
PARCC Testing
7:00pm: HSN Improv Show @ UDH

Friday, May 20th:
PARCC Testing
7:30pm: HSN One Act Festival @ HSN Theater

Congratulations to Chris Bond and his students for their performance at the NJ State National History Day Exhibition last week!

The following projects from HS North will move on to the National Competition held at the University of Maryland in Mid-June.

Bhavishya Banda: Alternate

Individual Exhibit, Senior Division: “Louis Braille: Banishing Darkness with the Light of Knowledge”

Shreyasvi Gowda and Isha Patlola

Group Documentary, Senior Division: “The Lusitania: The Boat That Changed Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange Between the U.S. and Germany Forever”

Margaret Ma: Alternate

Individual Website, Senior Division: “Japan and the West: A Conversation in Art”

Catherine Wang

Individual Website, Senior Division: “Jacob Riis: Exposing Living Conditions Through Photography”

HS North Senior, Roger Jin named to 2016 USA Biology Olympiad! US team set to compete in Hanoi, Vietnam this summer!

Congratulations to HSN Senior Roger Jin who was one of only twenty students selected to be among the 2016 USA Biology Olympiad National Finalists. The twenty students were chosen from a field of over ten thousand who competed across the country. This team will represent the United States at the 27th International Biology Olympiad competition held in Hanoi, Vietnam this coming July. The only other students selected from New Jersey include a student from HS South as well as Princeton High School. This is a tremendous accomplishment to say the least. Please congratulate Roger when you see him.

"To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions" by Jessica Lahey, NY Times

Before she became a neuroscientist, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang was a seventh-grade science teacher at a school outside Boston. One year, during a period of significant racial and ethnic tension at the school, she struggled to engage her students in a unit on human evolution. After days of apathy and outright resistance to Ms. Immordino-Yang’s teaching, a student finally asked the question that altered her teaching — and her career path — forever:....

"Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains" Podcast "Fresh Air" w. Terry Gross, NPR

The Teenage Brain

A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

by Frances E., M.D. Jensen and Amy Ellis Nutt


Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?

Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly. "Teenagers are not as readily able to access their frontal lobe to say, 'Oh, I better not do this,' " Dr. Frances Jensen tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.


Jensen, who's a neuroscientist and was a single mother of two boys who are now in their 20s, wrote The Teenage Brain to explore the science of how the brain grows — and why teenagers can be especially impulsive, moody and not very good at responsible decision-making. ....

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Congrats to Mike Courtney and the Boys' Golf Team for their #6 ranking in the state of New Jersey!

This week's Top 10 is very spread out across the state.

There are two schools from Bergen County (Bergen Catholic, Don Bosco Prep), two from Monmouth (CBA, St. Rose), two from Union (Oratory, Westfield) and one each from Mercer (WWP-N), Morris (Mendham), Somerset (Watchung Hills) and Gloucester (Washington).

1. Bergen Catholic (25-0)
2. Christian Brothers (11-0)
3. Oratory (7-0)
4. Westfield (8-2)
5. St. Rose (14-1)
6. West Windsor-Plainsboro North (10-1)
7. Mendham (10-2)
8. Watchung Hills (9-1)
9. Washington Township (11-2)
10. Don Bosco Prep (6-3)

Promoted Links

West Windsor North girls golf team wins Central Jersey League title!

MONROE -- East Brunswick's Sayaka Carpenter and the West Windsor-Plainsboro North girls golf team have at least one thing in common after the Central Jersey Girls Golf League Tournament on Thursday: Both are multiple-time champions of the event.

The CJGGL held its yearly tournament on the front nine at The Golf Course of Concordia and the Knights won by nine shots over Carpenter and her runner-up East Brunswick team, 165-174, to earn a second consecutive team title.

Carpenter won her third crown in her four years, returning to the top after West Windsor North's Jacquelyn Cai won the event in 2015. Carpenter shot a 35 to win by two shots over Cai and Olivia Ling of West Windsor South, this year's Mercer County Tournament individual champion.

The senior-laden Knights team continued a solid two-season run.....
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Thank you to our North Senior Volleyball players for your dedication & commitment! #knightpride #seniorday