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History has been made by the freshmen class of 2021 by not only excelling as people but excelling in the classroom by completing both Honor Algebra 2 and Honor Geometry.

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Published: 6/12/18




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Published: 5/29/18




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Monday , June 11th

Senior Exams for Math, ELA IV, PE/Health IV, or previously failed English I-III courses.

 

Tuesday, June 12th                                                                                                                          

Senior Exams for Math, ELA IV, PE/Health IV, or previously failed English I-III courses.

 

Wednesday, June 13th

Period 1 8:20 to 10:20                         HR 10:25-10:45                  
Period 0 10:50 to 12:50

 

 

Student Lunch: 12:50-1:10

Holding area for all students without exams will be the Cafeteria.

Thursday, June 14th  

 

Period 2 8:20 to 10:20                         HR 10:25-10:45        Period 6 10:50 to 12:50

 

Monday, June 18th  

Period 3 8:20 to 10:20                         HR 10:25-10:45        Period 7 10:50 to 12:50

 

Tuesday, June 19th   

Period 8 8:20 to 10:20                         HR 10:25-10:45        Period 4 10:50 to 12:50

 

Wednesday, June 20th

Period 9 8:20 to 10:20                         HR 10:25-10:45          Period 5 10:50 to 12:50

 

Thursday, June 21st

Underclassmen Make-up Exams, Seniors Reporting of Graduation Status

 

Other Important Information:

- ½ Day Schedule from June 13th-26th.

 

- Graduation: Tuesday, June 26th

               9:00 am:                SET

               11:45 am:              BTMF

               2:30 pm:                ACT

               4:30 pm:                STEM

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Published: 5/17/18




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What started out as a way to make good use of time during PARCC testing last year, turned into a life changing experience for a group of 43 STEM students.  Mrs. Prosperi, STEM technology teacher found herself and her students displaced to the auditorium during testing.  To make good use of this time, she showed the movie, Freedom Writers  to her technical writing students.  The students were so interested in this that the movie blossomed into our "Teaching Tolerance" program.  The students , through a grant from the Morris Rubell Foundation, spent a day in October meeting with survivors at the Holocaust Museum, The Lincoln Memorial and The MLK  Statue.  What a day!  This past Friday, some of these students had the opportunity to meet with about 200 other students from around the State to talk about what they learned and present in the form of songs, poems, and presentations.  Once again, survivors were  part of the presentation and joined our students for lunch and learn.  Lives were changed, this time for the better through this wonderful program.

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Published: 5/8/18




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April 26, 2018 – A professional dancer, Maria del Mar Valle Figueroa, visited students from JFK’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Academy.  Miss Figueroa is 16 years old and is the reigning world champion in salsa dancing.  She has been dancing competitively since she was four years of age.  During her visit today, she danced the salsa and shared with the Ms. Young Suh’s music appreciation students how she enjoys dancing salsa.  She also shared with the group how one needs to be disciplined in juggling schoolwork and rigorous rehearsals.  STEM is grateful for her visit and we wish her the very best in her future.

 

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Published: 5/6/18




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NJ Teacher of the Year, Amy Andersen, visited the School of STEM on April 17, 2018. Amy taught STEM students some American Sign Language (ASL) and discussed the role of language in deaf culture.  Amy also spoke to our teachers about her career and the wonderful work that she does promoting ASL programs, giving every student a voice, and advocating for acceptance of deaf culture in today’s society. STEM wishes to thank Ms. Andersen for spending her day with us!


 

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Published: 4/20/18




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As part of our celebration of Black History Month, 

STEM @JFK hosted a visit from members of the NJ Jazz Society on February 14th.  The group performed a number of songs and gave students a lesson on the history of Jazz as a uniquely American and uniquely African-American form of musical expression that began in the African American communities in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th Century.  STEM thanks the NJ Jazz Society and our music teacher, Ms. Young Suh, for bringing some Jazz to Paterson!

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Published: 4/10/18




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In a real world engineering project at STEM High School Mr. Grilk's 11th Grade Applications of Engineering class are currently building scale model roller coasters.  Each group of four students must use mathematical analysis to determine the mass of a 'car' that is required to travel through one loop in 3 meters (roughly ten feet) of total track via gravity assist only.  Students must calculate the height of the hill, diameter of loop, and Work (W=FD) being done by the car as part of their initial plan.  Then they u

tilize mathematical skills, scientific concepts, and real engineering analysis to complete the project and run their roller coaster

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Published: 4/10/18




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On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, STEM students in Ms. McCoshen’s Environmental Field Studies classes participated in a video conference with scientists studying the environment in Antarctica.  Five STEM students that attended the conference were able to ask questions on topics including how sea life in Antarctica’s waters are adapting to changes in their environment and the effects of global warming on Antarctica’s sea ice.  Thanks to Ms. McCoshen for arranging this extraordinary experience for our students.

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Published: 4/10/18




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Jadon Watson of The STEM Academy at JFK placed 5th in the High Jump clearing 6'10 3/4 inch at the New Balance National High School Championships, giving him All American Honors.  With that height, he broke his own John F. Kennedy record and the Passaic County record which has been up for twenty three years. He ended the 2018 Track and Field indoor season ranked #1 in NJ and #8 in the US.  Congratulations to Jadon and his coaches, Mr. Rosen, Mr. Dupiche, and Ms. Martinez.

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Published: 4/10/18




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STEM Teachers Charles Coronato, Julie Vysotsky, and Andrew Santiago, along with WPU Professor-in-Residence, Carole Bruzzano,  presented a session at the National Association of Professional Development Schools Annual Conference on March 17, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL.  The presentation centered on using Positive Psychology strategies such as scaffolding, peer modeling, two-part feedback, and self-assessment in a lesson on juggling to demonstrate how to incorporate these strategies in the classroom to promote resilience and grit.    

 

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Published: 4/10/18




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William Paterson University Professor Dr. Sonia Bierbower and her graduate assistant, Maria Zamora, spoke to the STEM honors anatomy and physiology class and to the honors biology classes about the neuroscience research they are conducting.   The research uses mice to study the affects of traumatic brain injury.  Afterwards, the researchers met with science teachers, Mrs. Sayad and Ms. Hoffman, to discuss a partnership between the STEM students and the WPU neuroscientists. 

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Published: 4/10/18




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On Wednesday February 21st engineering students from STEM Academy and Mr. Brian Grilk and Ms. Julie Vysotsky, JFK Robotics Team Advisors, attended Young Engineers Day at Rutgers school of Engineering in New Brunswick, NJ.  The students participated in groups activities to design and build various devices.  In one challenge, Rutgers Formula Racing Team had the students build cars.  Each group had 30 minutes to develop a design that would protect an egg ‘passenger’ from crushing during a high-speed collision test on a track provided by the school.  Another challenge was presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers that taught students how to develop computer code to write an Application Software for iPhone or Android Systems.  STEM wishes to thank The Rutgers School of Engineering Office of Student Services (OSS) for this fantastic opportunity for our students. 

 

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Published: 4/10/18




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Hello STEM students and parents,

 

I welcome you to the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex.  It has been my pleasure and privilege to serve STEM as Supervisor, Vice Principal, and now Interim Principal of this wonderful school.  STEM has been serving the students of Paterson from almost 23 years by providing rigorous academic programs in the STEM fields as well as learning experiences that go far beyond the classroom.  In just the past few weeks, students have participated in data gathering on birds for the Audubon Society, a video conference with scientists studying weather on Antarctica,  Rutgers University Young Engineers Day, and  a talk with neuroscientists from William Paterson University.

Another important part of STEM is our plan for helping students become resilient young people who don’t shy away from a challenge.  Our multi-year plan includes activities that inspire and challenge our students to run toward difficult tasks rather than run away from them.  Our program moves beyond focusing on discreet skills and, instead, helps to nurture academic fortitude, “outside of the box” thinking, and academic risk-taking; skills that will serve our students well into their college and professional lives.

The faculty of STEM is humbled and proud to be working with the great students of STEM; all of whom do amazing things on a daily basis.  Thanks to all the STEM parents for putting your trust in us. 

Thank you,

Dr. Dante Petretti
Dr. Dante Petretti
Interim Principal, STEM Academy

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Published: 3/15/18




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The JFK-STEM school had a great opportunity to "show off" about our STEM school and our STEM students at the Paterson Board Meeting last Wednesday night.  Thanks to all the teachers and students who came out in support of STEM!!

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Posted by: Mindy Prosperi
Published: 10/23/17