New Academy Charter School
Holiday Greetings and Best Wishes for a New Year!
We are grateful for parents and community members for choosing The New Academy Charter School to provide their student(s) with not only an education but a place to develop their skills build their character and broaden their horizons. This Holiday season we are thankful for our students and the support of their families. Take a look to see what we’ve been up to...
Hot Chocolate Bar
Everyone enjoyed a hot chocolate at lunch with fun and festive toppings!
Students were given candy and a pair of winter gloves!
To make the hallways more festive, each student has a stocking with their name!
A special THANK YOU to Pittsburgh Police Department Zone 3 for their donation of toys!
Their donation was distributed to 14 New Academy Charter School families!
School Goal: Student Attendance
School Climate Surveys
Your response is needed! In an effort to understand your view of the climate within our school, we are conducting a research study and we want your input. Please navigate to www.paschoolclimatesurvey.org and login using this invite code: XTJFF3
Attention Community Partners, Student Volunteer Sites, Service Providers, Corporate Partners, Probation Officers, and Magistrate Offices!
Your response is needed! In an effort to understand your view of the climate within our school, we are conducting a research study and we want your input. Please navigate to www.paschoolclimatesurvey.org and login using this invite code: 96L10F
Employee of the Month and Extra Effort
December Employee of the Month
Extra Effort Award Winners
Kionna Howell (Mental Health Therapist)- Ms. Kionna is compassionate about her job. She puts her heart and soul into everything that she does. We can always count on Kionna to go the extra mile when it comes to the students. She will drop everything just to make sure that everyone is okay. She shows strong leadership skills and always supports her team members. Kionna is an irreplaceable member of the Academy family. Thank you Ms. Kionna!
Alisha Schoen (English 2 Teacher)- Ms. Schoen has shown much creativity in her classroom and has taken the initiative to introduce and utilize inquiry-based instruction strategies to help the students navigate their own learning. Thank you Ms. Schoen!
Logan McIntosh (Science 1 Teacher) – Ms. McIntosh has created quite the environment in her classroom with the creative layout of her stations, the décor that reflects her subject area and the highlighting of her students’ work. There is always hands on learning and inquisitive thinking in her lessons. Ms. McIntosh embraces all of her student’s learning styles and encourages them to move around and exercise their minds. Thank you Ms. McIntosh!
Perfect Attendance: November
Current employers and neighborhoods include McDonald's in Penn Hills, Pleasant Hills, Downtown, and East Liberty, KFC in Wilkinsburg and Tarentum, Panda Express in Robinson, Home Depot in East Liberty, Hello Bistro in Oakland, Burger King in Avalon, Wendy's in Wilkinsburg, Pizza Palermo in Turtle Creek, Eat n Park in Monroeville, and Taco Bell in Manchester.
Are you or your student are in need of employment? If so, click the December 2018 Job Listings link below to see current job opportunities! We also assist our students in applying for jobs and practicing interview skills.
Life after High School: Student Field Trips
The Barber School of Pittsburgh
7 young men visited and toured Triangle Tech. The students received information on Computer Aided Drafting, Design, and 3-D Printing, HVAC, Welding, Electrical, and Carpentry. Because our students represented the New Academy Charter so well, they were all invited to take part in the Triangle Tech shadowing program, which allows them to follow a student schedule within their program of interest. So far, 2 or the students have taken advantage of this invitation, with 1 planning on enrolling for the summer.
The STEAM students have been working on a unit about urban sustainability. The final project was for them to build tiny houses with sustainable systems.
This student's tiny house includes solar panels that will create enough electricity to run a television and lights. It also includes a swimming pool which uses gray water.
Good Samaritan Food Pantry
Intersection Soup Kitchen
Toys For Tots
New Academy Charter School students worked very hard and had a lot of fun volunteering at the Toys for Tots warehouse. They helped nonprofit organizations fill their vehicles with toy orders and carried in/sorted donated toys. The whole day was filled with a lot of walking, carrying, and laughing! After the project, the students enjoyed a nice pizza lunch.
Corporate Volunteers at New Academy Charter School
Employees from BNY Mellon continue to support our efforts to make our school environment a great place for students. Recently, Mellon volunteers cleaned out a room next to our gymnasium and reorganized our school uniforms in our school store. Weeks later more Mellon volunteers came to the Academy to paint the room that was cleaned out. And more recently, we had another group of Mellon volunteers assemble fitness equipment such as a workout bench, treadmill, and more. One volunteer in particular went above and beyond. Doug Clegg has volunteered with us several times. Each time he comes to volunteer he is always so pleasant and does such great work. You can really tell that he cares deeply about others. However, the most recent time that Doug volunteered with us he brought a piece of drywall, wood boards and all of the tools and materials needed to fix one of the walls in the fitness room. We are so very grateful for Doug and the many volunteers that have helped us transform our building into a great learning space for our students!
Next Month at New Academy Charter School
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