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  • Chamber Music Concert, May 20

    On May 20, the Arts Department will present its annual Chamber Music Concert at 3:00pm in the Choral Room. The concert is free and open to the public is a celebration of some of NA's finest musicians as they share works of the great composers of the past 400 years! The concert will be dedicated to the memory of Karen Pinoci, our beloved cello teacher, conductor, friend, and colleague.
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  • NA Faculty Members Led New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) Workshop

    Twenty-seven attendees from more than four NJAIS member schools took part in an NJAIS workshop, "Leading from the Middle" for Department Chairs led by Newark Academy’s Science teacher and former Science Department Chair Nancy Celente, Language Department Chair Mary Lysinger and Humanities Department Chair Jeff Vinikoor. Department chairs play a pivotal role in educational leadership, yet as leaders "from the middle" they face unique challenges. At many schools, they are both colleague and evaluator, teacher and administrator. Using case studies as a springboard for discussion, this interactive workshop, led by current and former department chairs, helped attendees explore the contours of the role and identify the variety of skills required to succeed. "This workshop was excellent. The facilitators were knowledgeable and the flow of the day could not have been improved. It was top-notch," said an attendee about the experience. 
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  • Spring Dance Concert, May 24

    Join us on May 24 at 7:30pm in Rose Auditorium for the Spring Dance Concert, "For the Love of Dance." The evening features all dance classes as well as advanced/IB student-choreographed pieces. The show is family friendly and features a variety of music and dance genres including ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, and street jazz. Admission is free. Contact Yvette Luxenberg for questions.
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  • 2018 Commencement Speaker Announced

    Newark Academy is pleased to announce the 2018 Commencement speaker – Dr. Thomas Carew, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at New York University. He will deliver the keynote address during Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Dr. Carew is a neurobiologist who has done extensive original research on memory during a lengthy career that has included teaching posts at Yale University, Columbia University, the University of California at Irvine, and N.Y.U.  He is a distinguished teacher, researcher, and educational leader whose research interests center on the behavioral, cellular, and molecular analyses of learning and memory, and information processing in identified neuronal networks.
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  • Samantha Parelli ’21 Earns Governor’s Award for Flash Fiction

    “Hotel Lobbies,” a short story by Samantha Parelli ’21 earned a 2018 Governor’s Award in Arts Education to be presented at an award ceremony and performance at the Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial in Trenton on May 22. Samantha is being recognized for winning the Jersey Shorts Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Writers Theatre of New Jersey, a statewide prose-writing contest for students in grades 9-12. This year’s prompt was to give the complete life of a character in a 1500-word prose story and Samantha’s piece was selected by professional writers based on the following criteria: voice, originality, authenticity, sophistication, craft, intention, and successful execution. 
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  • Senior Rebecca Slater Earned Governor’s Award and More

    Violinist Rebecca Slater ’18 earned a 2018 Governor’s Award in Arts Education to be presented at an award ceremony and performance at the Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial in Trenton on May 22. Rebecca is being recognized for her violin performance in the NJ All-State Orchestra. Rebecca also won an audition to Concertmaster in the All Eastern Orchestra. With the highest score among musicians from 11 states, she was First Chair when performing with this elite Orchestra in April 2017 in Atlantic City. Previously she was accepted into the 2017 New Jersey All State High School Orchestra and served as Concertmaster. Rebecca was also one of three Upper School violinists accepted into the New Jersey Music Educators Association All-State Orchestra. To qualify for the All-State audition, she had to audition for, be accepted into, and perform with the North Jersey Regional Orchestra. Rebecca performed at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City during the NJEA Convention and at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. This prestigious ensemble was comprised of New Jersey’s top high school musicians. Rebecca's award-winning performance was of Partita No. 2 Allemande by Bach.
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