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Read Across America Replay
Tuesday April 7
Due to PARCC testing in March, we will celebrate Read Across America the week of April 7th. Following is the Spirit Days and competition that the student council has decided upon:
- Foxiest Socks Day (wear your craziest socks)
Wednesday, April 8th
- Hats Off to Reading (wear your craziest hat)
Thursday, April 9th
- Thing One Thing Two Twin Day (dress like someone else)
Friday, April 10th
- Whoville Hair Day (wear your craziest hairstyle)
Top student with the most AR points earned from April 1st - April 30th from each Language Arts Class (Fort) or Homeroom (Newcomb) will be rewarded in May.
Thank you for promoting the FUN of READING!!!!
Mr. Taylor's Class Using Radiant Energy
Mr. Taylor's students have been challenged to predict when this snow pile will completely melt. They will have to evaluate the amount of the suns radiant energy that will contribute to its melting. They must also estimate how much snow will be added because of future storms! Guesses range from February 28th to May 25, stay tuned to our school Facebook page for updates on the snow pile.
National Junior Honor Society Induction
National Junior Honor Society Members have shown proven ability to meet high
academic, leadership, citizenship, character, and community service standards.
We are proud to have 15 new inductees and 23 returning members. This group
has completed over 500 hours of community service since last February. NJHS
members have volunteered many hours for the Pemberton Township Bus
Garage, The Early Childhood Center, and Harker-Wylie this school year.
Pemberton Township Schools has established a district wide anti-bullying, harassment and intimidation (HIB) program designed to create a respectful and tolerant atmosphere. Ongoing programs for students will take place at every school throughout the year. Click the link below to read more about this initiative:
Pemberton Anti-Bullying Program: Building a Climate of Respect
Students in Mrs. Kolbasowski's class completed an On-Air Commercial Analysis project, where students had to create various graphs that depicted the types of commercials that are broadcasted during television programs. The project culminated with students presenting their graphs and information to their class.
AVID and the Philadelphia Zoo
Our AVID students have the distinguished opportunity to participate in a contest sponsored by the Philadelphia Zoo called UNLESS. Directly in line with common core standards, our AVID students will think critically about a real-world issue that is impacting wildlife around the globe. Along with the Philadelphia Zoo our students are committed to addressing the impact of palm oil on tigers and other endangered wildlife. Palm oil is the world’s most widely produced vegetable oil. It can be found in almost 50% of the packaged foods we eat and in many shampoos, cosmetics, lotions and cleaning products. In the last decade, close to 80% of deforestation in Sumatra was driven by the expansion of non-sustainable palm oil plantations, costing tigers, orangutans, rhinos and other endangered wildlife valuable habitat they need to survive. We hope this inspirational work will be a great start to building awareness around the palm oil issue. This activity aims to harness the consumer power of children and have them influence companies to act. Today’s youth have unparalleled ability to inspire and effect positive change.