Congressman and Councilwoman Pay Visit to Newark Middle School

Read this post as it originally appeared in NewarkInc.

By JOSH FRANK

Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins and U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. visited North Star Academy Central Avenue campus Friday to talk to students about leadership.

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. helps a North Star Academy student with a bowtie, the congressman’s signature neckwear.

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Now Accepting Applications!

North Star Academy is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year! To submit an application or learn more about tours and events for prospective parents, please visit us at http://www.NorthStarAcademy.org/enroll. We look forward to meeting you and your scholar, and hope to be a part of their journey to college!

Not a Moment, but a Movement!

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Black History Month is a time for North Star Scholars to creatively share their understanding of the sacrifices, break-thoroughs and achievements of black Americans. Whether it is by decorating their classroom doors, writing poems of gratitude, or performing tributes to honor black American pioneers, North Star values the struggle and the progress.  We know that the opportunity to affect change in this world, is not limited to a moment, or a single month, but instead it is a movement. Each day we come to school ready to learn, and give our best, is another day we work to continue the legacy of a rich heritage.

It’s the 100th Day of School!

100th_Day_Of_School_WPESNorth Star scholars are 100 days smarter, and that’s something to celebrate! We have reached the midpoint of our school year, and the growth is evident. With a strong focus on counting, and learning about the number 100, our elementary scholars enjoyed the day sporting fun glasses, crowns, receiving pencils and even cupcakes.  At North Star, it is cool to be smart, and we know that with hard work, smart is something that you become. Since August, we’ve been working hard and the results are clear – we are squarely on the road to college.

This is the last week to submit your application for the 2015-16 school year. Don’t miss the opportunity to apply, and ensure that your child has a chance for a life-changing education.

Experiencing North Star

North Star Academy PhotoHave you ever experienced something so incredible, that you struggled to give it words? You tried to tell a friend – to describe the event and make it come back to life, but you just couldn’t do it justice? Many prospective parents who’ve attended our recent school tours, expressed this same feeling. “You just have to see it!” one recently shared.

Whether you’ve heard about “Morning Circle“, Brain Breakfast, or “Cold Calling,” seeing truly is believing. If your child will start school for the first time, or if you’re looking for a stronger educational option, the joy, focus and excitement in our schools is palpable. We have just one tour left – next Tuesday (Feb 3) at Vailsburg Elementary. Give yourself an opportunity to experience North Star before this year’s application window closes. Click here to reserve your spot, and remember to submit your application by February 6th. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

North Star Parents Are Proud!

North_Star_Parent_Facebook_PostNorth Star parents know that now is the time for Newark families to apply for a high-quality education. As supporters of school choice, parents recognize the impact a great education can have on their child, their family and the community. We’re spreading the word and want all of Newark to have an opportunity for an award winning education – it will literally change their life. To learn more about North Star or submit your application today, visit www.northstaracademy.org/enroll.

Happy Holidays from North Star!

Happy_Holidays_photoDecember is a time to reflect on all of the events, growth, and learning from the last 12 months. Whether it was a kindergartner’s first school performance, a 5th grade college tour or a high school junior taking the SAT, North Star scholars have made great strides in 2014. As we look to the holidays, we know that the learning doesn’t stop because we’re on vacation. Join us in reading that book you have on your list, or watching the latest TED talk.

We look forward to seeing you here in January, when our application for enrollment becomes available. We wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday. See you in 2015!

 

North Star High School Students Debate at Princeton University!

NSA_HS_Princeton_Debate_TournamentNorth Star scholars are developing their command of the English language not only by reading and writing…but also debate. Our seniors and sophomores competed among 77 schools from 13 states at Princeton University this past Saturday. Scholars demonstrated their ability to think logically, create a compelling argument, and deliver a persuasive oral case. The road to college requires many skills, and our scholars are developing their tools for the journey. Congrats to our debate team for a strong showing at the 2014 Princeton Classic!

North Star Gives Thanks!

DSC_0030Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and excitement at North Star Academy. Scholars celebrate with “potluck” lunches complete with turkey, mac and cheese and all of the  holiday favorites! We also reflect on the bonds of community, friendship and family.  Like our scholars above,  may you also celebrate the strength of friendship, and enjoy this time with those you hold dear. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!