Congratulations Mrs. Gregorio
2017 NPMS Teacher of the Year!
2017 Science Olympiad
The Science Olympiad Regional Competition in January was a huge success. Students were fully prepared for the event and were awarded medals in the following categories: "Picture This," "Rocks and Minerals," "Reach for the Stars," and "Experimental Design." Our Team qualified for the State Competition in March. Congratulations Science Olympiad Team!
NPMS teachers developed a GET GRIT Program. GET GRIT is an acronym for Goal Setting,Evaluate Your Challenge, Try A Strategy, Give Yourself A Chance, Reach For Resources, Initiate Communication and Track Your Success. GET GRIT is considered a key contributor to success. The teachers devise the goal in order to enhance student's independence with respect to responsibility, perseverance and problem solving. Through challenges taught in the classroom, students learn to overcome obstacles and have an opportunity to achieve success. Teachers also hung posters in classrooms and handed out bookmarks to every student, emphasizing the initials and words GET GRIT represents.
The Leader in You and R-E-S-P-E-C-T
On December 8th, the Peer Leaders Team attended workshops sponsored by "The Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute." The Team attended a speaker presentation on motivation and goals, took part in ice breaker games, followed by workshops: "The Leader in You" and "R-E-S-P-E-C-T." Peer leaders learned how to come together with others that share commonalities and how to respect the differences of others. They also learned how to identify and broaden individual strengths. Thanks to the generosity of the NP Alliance for funding this program, peer leaders were recipients of the benefits of learning to enhance self-esteem, encourage respect and focus on leadership.
Through the Eyes of a Friend
On December 2nd, the 8th grade Language Arts students saw Through the Eyes of a Friend; a play about the life of Anne Frank. The Production Company "Living Voices" performed a powerful program in the Wilkins Theater at Kean University. The story augmented the student's understanding of the events that led up the Holocaust and also the events that happened to the Frank family after they were discovered by the Nazis. Through the Eyes of a Friend taught us that the memories of the Holocaust should not be forgotten and should live on through both victims and survivors. We are grateful to the New Providence Ed Foundation for generously funding admission to the show for middle school students.
"BE TODAY's HERO"
Congratulations Lion's Club Peace Poster Contest Winners!
As always, Pomptonian encourages everyone to make healthy dining choices and to eat a balanced meal. Every day there will be a variety of entrées available. Your student’s meal includes selections from an array of fresh fruits and farm fresh vegetables. Our cafeteria staff appreciates your patience and understanding as we designed menus that complied with the new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act regulations in September and make adjustments for the new changes this December.