Congressman and Councilwoman Pay Visit to Newark Middle School

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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!

North Star Academy’s New Building is Approved!

City Planning MeetingNorth Star Academy has been approved to build our next elementary, middle and high school at the former site of Newark’s Star Ledger! The approval came during a recent city-wide planning board meeting, where more than 400 North Star parents, scholars and even alumni addressed the 9 member board. Parents were passionate as they spoke to the board about the quality of education their children receive at North Star, and students lined up to tell the board about their own experiences. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2016, with completion planned for 2018.

 

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.

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.