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STEM 9th & 10th grade girls had a special presentation today from 3 graduate students from NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology).  All 3 students don't fit the profile we think of when we think computer engineer.... No Nurds,.. No White ..... No Men!  Times are changing and the opportunities for excellent careers in STEM are open to everyone who graduates with a degree in any areas within STEM.  BTW, do you know what Google, Hewlett Packard, and YouTube and IBM have in common besides being some of the top technology companies in the world?  THEY ARE ALL RUN BY YOUNG, SMART, DYNAMIC AND TECHNICAL WOMEN!!!  
Calling all girls who want to join this prestigious group...... women of STEM!!

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JFK had the honor of meeting with a group of principals from China who are here learning about American schools.  

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Published: 5/16/17




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We are proud to announce that the JFK Robotics Team has done very well in this year's Robotics Competition. Without the leadership and guidance of Mr. Brian Grilk and Mrs. Juile Vysotsky and,of course Mr. Gilman Choudhury, the team could not have won so many awards. 

 

1st Place in Science & Technology

1st Place in Gutter Collection Event

1st Place in Best Design

1st Place in School Spirit  
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We ranked third overall of all the participating North Jersey schools.  That certain puts the JFK Robotics team in very good and competitive company!
 

 

Our students presented themselves at the highest forms of maturity and professionalism. They behaved in a manner that showcases the best our district has to offer. Even when things got difficult, our students maintained their discipline and resolve to finish the tournament.     

 

We would like to thank Mr. Charles Coronato for agreeing to be a judge at the event on behalf of our school. We would also like to thankour school administration team for attending the event and cheering the students on. 

 

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STEM Principal Nicholas Vancheri and six of his colleagues in Montclair State University’s Teacher Education and Teacher Development (TETD) doctoral program presented at the 2017 AERA Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in April.
 
Mr. Vancheri and his colleagues presented the following paper during a poster session: Research Reviews of Teachers’ Beliefs: The Heart of the Matter.  The researchers conducted a thematic analysis of 10 reviews of research on teachers’ beliefs from 1986 to 2015, which revealed five major themes across the reviews: (a) issues of terminology, (b) types of beliefs examined, (c) the complexity of teachers’ beliefs, (d) methodological challenges, and (e) recommendations forwarded. 

The American Educational Research Association was founded in 1916 as a professional organization representing educational researchers in the United States and around the world. As a nonprofit serving the education research field, AERA strives to advance knowledge about education and promote the use of research to improve education and the public good.

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Published: 5/4/17




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Annual Awards Dinner

 

at

Totowa American Legion Post #227

180 Union Boulevard

Totowa, NJ 07512

 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

Food will be Catered by:

Cyndia’s in Totowa, NJ

 

Cost:  $40.00 per adult / $30.00 per student

 

For more information and/or to purchase tickets please call or see:

Dr. Dante Petretti – x12552

Ms. Jane Silverstein – x50155

Mrs. Julie Vysotsky

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Published: 4/4/17




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Future Ready Schools - New Jersey is co-hosting a College and Career Fair at NJIT for high school juniors interested in STEM topics and careers!

 

The event will focus on such topics as how to prepare for college, what students learn in college in various disciplines and the associated career opportunities, how to succeed in college, leadership skills experiences useful for successful careers, and more!

 

Students will have the opportunity to meet in small groups (in a speed dating format) with college students, faculty and staff as well as representatives of various corporations and organizations, and will experience demonstrations of cutting edge research, participate in hands-on activities, and learn about campus student organizations.

Teachers will also be able to earn professional development hours in concurrent programs focused on STEM topics. Information on PD sessions is coming soon. 

 

More information, which is being updated daily, is available at http://www.frsnj.org/college-and-career-fair

 

There are 250 spots open for students, teachers, and chaperones. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Please use the form at http://www.frsnj.org/college-and-career-fair if you would like to register a group of students or have questions.

 

We look forward to seeing you there and have a great day!

 

Jeremy Reich
Project Coordinator
Future Ready Schools – New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Technology
973.596.5432 | jeremy.p.reich@njit.edu

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There is soooo much going on at JFK-STEM Academy from hands-on inquiry based learning ( picture 1- Ms. Hoffman's class) to trips to local colleges (picture 2 & 3- Mrs. Prosperi's students) to dressing for success (picture 4) ...that is for senior class pictures.  Attached you will find pictures showing all these students "Caught in the Act".

 

 

    

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Published: 1/11/17




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Pictured from left to right are: Carole Bruzzano, Professor in Residence from William Paterson University; Robin Gold, Program Director of the Hamilton Partnership for Paterson; Nicholas Vancheri, Principal of JFK STEM Academy; and Ernie Hernandez, Great Falls National Historical Park Ranger.

 

 

Students in STEM Academy have been chosen by the Hamilton Partnership of Paterson and the Great Falls National Park to update the Mill Mile app, which is the free walking tour of the Falls.  Over the course of the 2016-2017 school year, STEM students will research, write, advertise, and launch the new app.  Participating students and teachers will not only have the opportunity to apply what they have studied in their history and applied technology courses, but they will also have the opportunity to put their stamp on Paterson’s history for years to come.

 More information on the Mill Mile can be found at the following link: http://www.millmile.org/

 

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Published: 11/7/16




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STEM Principal Nicholas Vancheri and six of his colleagues in Montclair State University’s Teacher Education and Teacher Development (TETD) doctoral program were chosen to present at the 2017 AERA Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. 

 

Mr. Vancheri and his colleagues will present the following paper at the annual conference: Research Reviews of Teachers’ Beliefs: The Heart of the Matter.  The researchers conducted a thematic analysis of 10 reviews of research on teachers’ beliefs from 1986 to 2015, which revealed five major themes across the reviews: (a) issues of terminology, (b) types of beliefs examined, (c) the complexity of teachers’ beliefs, (d) methodological challenges, and (e) recommendations forwarded.

 

The American Educational Research Association was founded in 1916 as a professional organization representing educational researchers in the United States and around the world. As a nonprofit serving the education research field, AERA strives to advance knowledge about education and promote the use of research to improve education and the public good.

 

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Published: 11/7/16




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The College Ready Program is still looking for students for recruitment. Students who join will be part of the robotics team, college ready program, and the volunteering section. 

 

If you are interested in working hard, learning a lot and having fun doing it please come to
room 315 after school (3:10 PM). 

 

These are the days in which we're here: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 

 

 

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Published: 10/20/16




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Donnie W. Evans, Ed. D.

State District Superintendent

 

Mr. Nicholas V. Vancheri, Principal

Dr. Heather Frank-Goffe, Vice-Principal

Dr. Dante Petretti, Vice-Principal

 

John F. Kennedy STEM Academy

61-127 Preakness Avenue Paterson, NJ 07502

(973) 321-0507  nvancheri@paterson.k12.nj.us

 

Welcome Back to the Wonderful JFK STEM Family!

It is with great excitement that we officially welcome you back to school!  JFK STEM Academy has developed a wonderful reputation for providing a high quality education to its students and this year will add on to that legacy.

The staff and I are excited about the endless possibilities that this school year will bring.  We are looking to heighten our wonderful teaching by further focusing on differentiating our instruction for all learners, implementing our pathways in the STEM fields, and continuing to work with university partners.  The staff is committed to providing the best education possible to ensure that your children are college and career ready.  When your children leave the JFK STEM Academy, we want them to be ready to leave their mark on society and make you proud!

Your child’s homeroom teacher and room number will be mailed home this week.  Parents and students can also check their schedules via the parent portal on Infinite Campus.  Their schedule of classes will be given out in homeroom on the first day of school.  In terms of transportation, students will receive their bus tickets as soon as possible when we return back to school.  Until that time, we appreciate your cooperation in getting your children to school on time at 8:15 A.M. sharp.  We also expect all students on the first day to be in proper uniform.  The uniform consists of the JFK STEM polo shirt and khaki pants.  Cargo pants and jeans are not allowed.  Shorts are allowed if they are khaki and a similar style to the non-cargo/non-jean pants.  Students should not be wearing any shirts or jackets over their uniform shirts and should be wearing appropriate footwear (no open toe sandals).

It is a going to be a great year and it all starts with being on time, in uniform, rested, and open to learning.  The staff and I are here to help you and answer any of your questions or concerns.

Educationally Yours,

Mr. Nicholas V. Vancheri

Principal, JFK-STEM Academy 

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The Administration and Staff of JFK-STEM welcome you all back to school on TUESDAY September 6th.  

 

Once you receive your locker... here are the directions to open your locker!

 

 

 

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Published: 8/23/16




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Queen Leslie Garcia with King Issaac Nicheporuck
and Supervisor Dr. Petretti and Principal Mr. Vancheri

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 Mr. Vancheri, Principal of STEM with the Prom Queen

 

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THE FIRST ANNUAL STEM FIELD DAY.

On Friday, June 20th, JFK STEM held its first field day.  The weather was perfect and the park couldn't have been any closer!  There was soccer, tennis, games and just soaking up the sun.  A great time was had by all.  All that was missing was an ice cream truck... something to plan for next year!   

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Published: 5/26/16




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It's no surprise to either STEM teacher or students that Mrs. Abd. Elhafez would receive her Master's Degree or even that she would would be selected to achieve honors for her level of achievement. But we are very proud to announce this to all the people who may not know Mrs. Abd. Elhafez.  JFK STEM teachers continue to lead by example.  Thank you Mrs. A. for continuing to lead the way!

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Published: 5/25/16