Just two weeks until our Annual Day of Giving on March 6! Did you know that all Middle School students participate in Minutemen athletics from Grades 6 to 8? From playing field hockey to football to tennis, students develop self-discipline, teamwork, organization, communication skills and more! And, gifts to the Annual Fund make these experiences possible. Click link in bio to learn more about our Day of Giving and imagine the potential of #OneDayforNA.
Earlier this month, Novartis hosted Newark Academy Upper School students in the Support Women in STEM Club for an afternoon program! The group was welcomed by Vice President & US Country Head, Diversity & Inclusion Marion Brooks and President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals US Fabrice Chouraqui shared insights about his career and provided an overview of Novartis. A panel of Novartis associates also shared details about their current roles, education and career paths, advice and more. Students then had the opportunity to network with the Novartis associates. Field trips like these provide students with stimulating learning opportunities outside the classroom and allow them to gain real-world experiences.
We are so excited that Chameleon will compete in the 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival this May as one of 15 finalists! Last year, our talented jazz band came in second in the competition and we can't wait to see them perform again this year. Congratulations! We couldn’t be more proud! 🎷🎼
What makes Newark Academy so special? You, our NA family. ❤️ Share why you love NA on March 6, our annual Day of Giving. Click link in bio for more information. #OneDayforNA
Thirty-nine students in NA’s Model UN are getting an incredible international relations experience at Session XXII of the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference! They are debating a wide range of topics in one of 31 committees and taking part in boardrooms, commissions, councils, courts, organizations, unions, and more. Over the course of the four-day session, students hone their research, public speaking, team building, writing and debating skills, which not only help them in their classes at NA, but prepare them for college and beyond.
Last year, the entire NA community came together in support of our Annual Fund and raised more than $191,000. Imagine what can happen on this year’s Day of Giving on March 6, 2019? #OneDayForNA
February 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month and members of Newark Academy’s Umoja’s Club presented at Morning Meeting to commemorate this special month. They highlighted and honored the many African Americans who have had major impacts on American History. NA is a place where students learn and grow as citizens of the world, and Morning Meeting presentations like these are just some of the meaningful ways the NA community comes together.
Middle School students in NA's Girls Education Fund worked with The Africa Library Project to create a library in a school in Ghana and collected more than 1,200 books, which they sent to Ghana today! 📚
On January 21, more than 100 members from the NA community attended the first MLK Day of Service event at Newark Academy. Students, parents, faculty and, alumni had the opportunity to learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for the Poor People’s Campaign and its relevance to the work of community organizer and urban farmer Tanya Fields, who spoke to the NA community at the event. “As an African American woman living in the Bronx, Tanya was struck by the topics of food insecurity in her community and desired to make an effort to change that,” Community Service Council Publicity Representative Kaya Patel ’22 recalled. “Her urban farming revolution and transportation of healthy foods around the Bronx have changed the lives of many.” After Tanya’s presentation, attendees participated in a Global Village Activity, an experiential learning activity that explored the idea of the unequal distribution of community resources, and decorated “Birthday Boxes” and “Sweet Cases” for Together We Rise, which helps children in foster care. The event was sponsored and supported by a number of NA groups, including the Community Service Council, Black and Latino Families Network, Alumni Board of Governors, Office of Equity and Inclusion, NAPA Engagement and Inclusion Committee, as well as NA student groups including the Asian Diversity Group, Do Something Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Hubun, Indian Club, Mi Casa, POWER and Umojaa.