2018

  • May

    Middle School Swim Team Raised Funds for Newark Children to Promote Water Safety

    Every Newark Academy experience provides ample opportunities for students to develop a passion for learning, a standard of excellence and a generosity of spirit. And, members of the Middle School swim demonstrated their commitment to the Newark community – NA’s founding city – by raising $4,000 to the West Essex YMCA for their free weeklong Safety Around Water week. Additionally, they donated more than 450 swim caps and 250 pairs of goggles to the City of Newark Recreation Department. “You are our partner in keeping children safe, we could not provide the lessons or teach the skills without your generous gift. Please express our gratitude to all those that participated in your event and made this gift possible,” said Executive Director of the West Essex YMCA Helen Flores. Aquatics Supervisor for the City of Newark Catherine Lenix-Hooker echoed Helen’s sentiments, saying “My staff and I were overwhelmed when you drove up with 10 bags of these much-needed items. These gifts will make such a difference in the lives of those youth whose families cannot afford to purchase this kind of aquatic attire/gear in order for their children to enjoy our swimming pools.” 
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  • April

    Celebrating the Middle School and Upper School Connection

    Newark Academy has no shortage of ways for students to get involved in the NA community and ten seniors recently immersed themselves in Middle School classes through the Classroom Internship Association (CIA). The result of a 2012 June Term project to strengthen ties between Middle School and Upper School students for the Leadership in the 21st Century course, CIA has had a positive impact on the NA community for six years. 
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  • Maker Faire on April 11 Celebrates Student Creativity

    On April 11, the NA community will come together to celebrate student innovation, creativity and resourcefulness at the Maker Faire, organized by the Hawkes Memorial Library. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, students will showcase their STEAM inventions through project displays and hands-on making stations. This event offers a unique opportunity to generate interest and raise awareness of the STEAM movement that is unfolding on campus as well as encourage peer-to-peer learning and collaboration. 
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  • February

    More than $2,000 raised by Middle School Swim Team

    The 4th annual Middle School swim team Swim-A-Thon and Relay Carnival was a huge success! Swimmers asked their classmates, family and friends to pledge them for a 10-minute swim and, in total, the team swam more than 700 laps and raised $1,200 to provide swim lessons for children in Newark and increase awareness of water safety. And, since the Swim-A-Thon and Relay Carnival inception three years ago, the Middle School swim team has raised more than $7,500. Director of Aquatics at the West Essex YMCA Scott Weber also spoke with the swimmers about how the money raised made an impact by making the YMCA’s free five-day water safety classes possible.
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  • Five days, 16 Causes, 17 Clubs, One Revolution

    NA empowers students to use their imaginations, explore possibilities, discover new passions and become contributing members of society. Every day, they find new ways to raise awareness about issues they care about and from February 5-9, the NA community will celebrate these revolutionary ways to inspire others to speak up and speak out during Revolution Week. Students will address an array of causes including modern-day slave labor, sexual assault, the role of art in social change, climate change, anti-Semitism and inaccuracies in the media, politics and LGBT issues, protecting national parks, and more. Events will include fundraisers, discussion groups, and movie screenings and will allow students to demonstrate the power they have as change makers. Click here for the full schedule. 
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  • January

    Special Speaker Inspires Middle School Students to Be Great

    “I was dealt a bad hand in life but I was not afraid to fail,” said Rohan Murphy to Middle School students during a special presentation on January 16, 2018. Rohan is a nationally recognized youth speaker and has spoken about his challenges – and successes – in more than 40 states. 
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  • NAPA's International Dinner, January 19

    Celebrate the many cultures that make up the NA community at NAPA's 27th Annual International Dinner on January 19, from 6:30-9pm in the Wrightson Gym. The event is open to all NA families. Cost of admission is an entree that represents your family heritage. Click here to learn more and to register.
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  • Andrew Mwenda to present at Global Speaker Series on January 19

    Andrew Mwenda is a print, radio and television journalist, and an active critic of many forms of Western aid to Africa. Too much of the aid from rich nations, he says, goes to the worst African countries to fuel war and government abuse. Such money not only never gets to its intended recipients, Africa's truly needy -- it actively plays a part in making their lives worse.
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