2018

  • May

    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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  • 2018 Immersion Night, May 17

    The Immersion Night for students who are traveling on faculty-led immersion and for students who have been approved for external immersions for the 2018 summer is on May 17. Students and at least one legal guardian are required to attend this meeting. The evening will begin at 7:00pm in Rose Auditorium where Dean of Students Pegeen Galvin will inform the families about the school rules and the responsibilities that the students assume when they travel on their immersion. At 7:30pm, we will transition to individual rooms based on programs. At these breakout sessions, leaders will review the itinerary, emergency cards, CDC website, State Department updates, etc., as well as discuss our final preparations. We will aim to finish the evening by 8:45pm.
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  • Middle School Play, May 10 and 11 at 7pm

    We are delighted to announce that this year we will be staging Romeo and Juliet, or the old you know I really love you, but my father really hates you blues on May 10 and 11 at 7pm in Lautenberg Black Box Theatre. This fast-paced adaptation of Shakespeare's play tracks the star-crossed lovers and their cross-purposed families through the tumbling courtship to its tragic conclusion. Contact Elaine Brodie to reserve seats at ebrodie@newarka.edu. Admission is free.
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  • 2018 Ad Lumen Award Winners

    For the past five years, every spring, the Ad Lumen Award has been given to four seniors who, in the eyes of their peers and of the faculty, best represent the ideals expressed in the Newark Academy Mission Statement. While the award recipients often excel in the classroom, what distinguishes them is their commitment to enriching the Newark Academy community. In modest and purposeful ways, these students are often the backbones of clubs, sports, and classes; they pursue their passions with energy and focus, giving the best of themselves and bringing out the best in others. Congratulations to this year’s Ad Lumen Award winners Cosimo Fabrizio ’18, Melody Xiao ’18, Allen Zhu ’18 and Elliott Zornitsky ’18.
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  • Academy Voices Showcased Depth of Artistry in New York City

    Members of Academy Voices had a rich day of great singing in New York City as they participated in a series of masterclasses - a choral class with Dr. Brandon Williams of Rutgers University and a musical theatre class with Broadway actor Ben Fankhauser. They also witnessed theater magic at the matinee performance of “Once On This Island,” performed in large studios that famous and aspiring performers rehearse and audition in, had an enjoyable group dinner, and ended their night demonstrating their teamwork skills in the Escape Room. “The group sang beautifully, were open to suggestions and directions from clinicians, witnessed art performed at the highest level, built a stronger camaraderie with one another, and to top it off, they were all respectful, helpful and a whole lot of fun to be around,” said NA Choral Director Viraj Lal about the inspiring day. 


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  • Danny Lifson’s ’18 Artwork Featured at Coachella

    Senior Danny Lifson had artwork featured at Coachella as part of Portugal the Man’s Act! His art was featured in their recent Grammy Winning “Feel it Still” where Danny designed the art and animations on the three big screens, which displayed to a crowd of around 100,000 people. 
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  • April

    Panel Discussion on Women in STEM Careers, May 11

    A group of NA students have come together and formed a new club, Supporting Women in STEM, and are hosting a panel discussion on May 11 at 2:30pm in Kaltenbacher Hall. 
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  • 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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  • Cabaret, May 5

    The 11th Annual Cabaret is May 5 in the Dining Hall. Featuring Newark Academy's Concert Choir, this wonderful one-night-only event is a tribute to the world of Broadway and Film. With a live pit band, costuming, staging, choreography, and lights, each performance is taken entirely to a new level. In true Cabaret Theatre fashion, food and drink will be served as you are marveled by the student performances. This is a family-friendly production, so we hope that you bring your friends and family to experience the magic that is CABARET 2018! Debra Ronan is the emcee and the show is directed/conducted by Viraj Lal. Doors and dinner at 6:15pm. The show begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $14 (include dinner and show) and are available for purchase online at na.booktix.comTable seating is reserved and space is limited. It is encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, however, tickets will also be sold at the door, pending availability. 
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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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  • Spring Choral Concert, April 18

    The Upper School vocal ensembles will be presenting their Spring Choral Concert on April 18 at 7:30pm in the Dining Room. The groups have prepared a wonderful evening of music to share with you all. Admission is free.
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  • March

    Chameleon and NA Big Band Earned Gold Ratings at NJAJE State Preliminary Festival

    Both Chameleon and the NA Big Band performed in the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE) State Preliminary Festival before Spring Break. NA was one of five schools that hosted a preliminary event with 45 bands in total participating. Chameleon and the NA Big Band both received a gold rating -  the first gold rating for the NA Big Band, who also has the third seed going into the finals in late April. NA also received all four soloists’ awards: Samantha Powell ’18, Reid Christmann ’18, and Allen Zhu ’18 from Chameleon and Jacob Tolentino ’24 from the NA Big Band.  Chameleon also received the best sight-reading award and the outstanding rhythm section award. The finals will take place at Burlington High School on April 28 at 5:00 pm.
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  • Charles Mingus Festival and Competition, April 22

    On April 22, Chameleon and the Newark Academy Combo will perform as finalists in the Charles Mingus Festival and Competition. This is a national competition, which will have programs from Colorado, Oregon, Oklahoma, and New York. They will be performing on the Rutgers Newark Campus at the Great Hall. The combo performs at 9:00am and Chameleon at 1:45pm. The event is open to the public.
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  • LumeNAtion Shines at the ICHSA Semifinal!

    Newark Academy’s a capella group, LumeNAtion, recently competed in the International High School A Cappella, Mid-Atlantic Semifinal at Northern Highlands High School. This was their second time advancing to this round and out of nine groups at the regional semifinal, LumeNAtion came in fourth place behind two groups from Northern Highlands and one group from Appomattox HS, a Performing Arts Magnet in Petersburg, Virginia, who placed first. NA also received special recognition when Samantha Powell '19 received the Outstanding Soloist award. The Art Department extends our sincerest gratitude to the community for their support at this big event – and appreciated the cheering section, filled with members from the NA community.
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  • NA co-hosts the Annual Regional Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Festival

    On April 14, in partnership with Lincoln Center, Newark Academy will be holding a non-competitive, education-focused festival designed to offer high school jazz bands of all levels the opportunity to perform the music of Duke Ellington and other seminal big band composers and arrangers. NA will be one of fifteen locations across the country hosting a festival and fifteen different groups will come from all over New Jersey and New York State. Chameleon will be closing the festival with special guests.  
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  • NA Instrumental Musicians Accomplishments

    Violinist Pravan Chakravarthy ’21, cellist Ivy Xie ’21, French hornist Leah Shiff ’22 and cellist Colin Tsay ’23 (who was also accepted into and will play in the New Jersey All State Intermediate Orchestra) played a concert of challenging repertoire with other top musicians from the area as part of the North Jersey Junior Region Orchestra at Northern Valley, Old Tappan High School. Additionally, clarinetists Andrew Zhang ’22 and Leah Shiff performed with the Junior Region Band and oboist Ruthie Gu performed with the All-State Band. 
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  • NA Jazz Stars To Play at Benefit for Newtown Families

    On April 13, from 7:30-9:30pm, NA’s jazz ensembles will perform in one concert in Rose Auditorium to raise money for families affected by the Sandy Hook Shootings five years ago. Several distinguished guests will perform as well, including saxophonist Jimmy Greene and guitarist Dave Stryker. Please see Mr. Tolentino for tickets, which are $10. All proceeds go to the Ana Grace Project. The concert is dedicated to Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, a first-grader who was a victim of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Ana’s parents are close friends of Julius Tolentino, Newark Academy's jazz director, and like many like many of the families, they have gone on a mission to prevent gun violence and to promote love and community.
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  • NA Student Musicians Will Perform in Region Jazz Band

    Michael Wang ’20 made second chair on the alto saxophone for the High School Region Jazz Band and Shivan Kundra ’23 made second chair trumpet for the Junior High Region Jazz Band. They will be performing at Sparta High School on April 22 at 3:00pm.
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  • NA students Earned 2018 Scholastic National Gold Medals

    Three Newark Academy students — two writers and one photographer — earned 2018 Scholastic National Gold Medals. Gillian Cohen ’19 won for her photograph, “Miles and the Birds.” Ezra Lebovitz ’18 won for his poetry collection,”’Cracking My Knuckles in Public,’ ‘The Grass Enters’ and ‘Champagne.’” Ava Sharahy ’20 won for her poem, “M.” This is Ava’s second national medal. Last year she earned a Silver Medal in Flash Fiction for her story, “Hero to Three.”  Of nearly 350,000 Scholastic entries this year, less than 1% earned National Medals. Gold Medalists will be honored at an awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in June. Congratulations, Gillian, Ezra and Ava!
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  • Dr. Sue Mi Terry to Present at Global Speaker Series, April 3

    On April 3, the NA community will welcome Dr. Sue Mi Terry as part of the Global Speaker Series. Dr. Terry joined the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) as a senior fellow for Korea after a long and distinguished career in intelligence, policymaking, and academia following Korean issues. Prior to CSIS, she served as a senior analyst on Korean issues at the CIA from 2001 to 2008, where she produced hundreds of intelligence assessments—including a record number of contributions to the President’s Daily Brief. She has received numerous awards for her leadership and mission support, including the CIA Foreign Language award in 2008. Click here for more information about Dr. Terry.
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  • NA Choir Students Made Music at Regional and Eastern Levels!

    Congratulations to choristers Claire Dempsey ’18, Christine Pan ’18, Melody Xiao ’18, Jessica Zheng ’20, Haniya Cheema ’21, Nikhil Kumra ’22, and Mason Kung ’22 for their acceptance and wonderful performance with the American Choral Directors Association All-Eastern Honor Choirs! Melody, Christine, and Jessica sang with the High School Honor Choir, Claire sang with the Women's Composer Repertoire Honor Choir, Haniya, and Nikhil and Mason sang with the Jr. High Honor Choir. All three performances were of the highest caliber.  Additionally, congratulations to Jessie Luo ’22 and Evan Bulan ’23 for their acceptance and performance with the North Jersey Region Mixed Honor Choir. All of these Honor Choir opportunities provide invaluable experiences for our students, which are brought back into our program at NA. 
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  • NA Model Congress Awarded at Penn Model Congress

    Members of NA Model Congress spent part of their spring break at the PENN Model Congress and at this four-day governmental simulation, NA’s 15 delegates garnered 13 impressive awards under the leadership of Ms. McNeilly-Anta '93, Ms. Speck and Christopher Davis '12.
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  • LumeNAtion featured on Acaville Radio tonight, March 12

    LumeNAtion will be featured on Acaville Radio’s talk show “Competition Countdown” tonight, March 12, at 8pm EST! Tune in at Acaville Radio or download the free Acaville Radio app in the App Store. The segment will re-air on March 17 at 9am and 9pm EST.

    On March 24, LumeNAtion will be performing in the International Championship of High School A cappella (ICHSA) Semifinals. Click here to purchase tickets.
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  • February

    Cancer Awareness Club Hosts Toy Drive

    NA students in the Cancer Awareness Club are hosting a toy drive to support the Valerie Fund Children at Morristown Medical Center, Goryeb Children’s Hospital from February 26 – March 9 and need your help! They will be collecting new toys in the front foyer and the Middle School entrance. 
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  • Chameleon Does it Again!

    Congratulations to Chameleon for being one of 15 finalists for the 23rd Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival! This is the fourth time Newark Academy has made it to the finals. Known as the "Super Bowl" of Jazz Band Competitions, the 23rd Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival will be held May 10-12, 2018.

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  • Photography Class Creates Recipes

    As an introduction to narrative photography, our Upper School digital photography students were given the task of photographing a recipe of their choice. This experiential lesson challenged the students to illustrate their recipe from the ingredients to final product. Click here to see their amazing work.
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  • SPECIAL GUEST JOINED BIG FISH REHEARSAL

    Norbert Leo Butz, the original lead actor of the Broadway Musical Big Fish, attended the musical rehearsal on February 12 to meet our cast, observe some of their rehearsal, and talk about his experience in the show. Norbert is a two-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for the shows Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can. He also played leading roles in Rent, The Last Five Years, and Big Fish to name a few. He also is a major character in the TV series Bloodline.
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  • Success at Panasonic Creative Design Challenge Preliminary Competition

    NA’s Panasonic Team performed very well at the preliminary competition, amassing 80 out of 84 points in our best run. The team will continue on to the final competition in April. The Panasonic Creative Design Challenge is a premier science and technology competition where the engineering and technical skills of New Jersey high school students are put to the test. The end goal? To create a robotic device that can withstand the difficulty of a demanding course.
     
     
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  • 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Announced

    Twenty NA students across five grades earned 47 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in the following categories: art portfolio, comic art, critical essay, drawing/illustration, flash fiction, painting, personal essay/memoir, photography, poetry and short story.
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  • NA Equity and Inclusion Team presents "Into the Red Zone: Student Voice at NA"

    The Equity and Inclusion Team's upcoming Diversi-Tea, which is on February 15, from 2:30-3:15pm in Kaltenbacher Hall, will be centered around the idea of open discourse on topics typically silenced or considered "taboo." Possible topics may include socio-economics, freedom of expression, or even the use of comedy as both a coping mechanism and invalidation. As always, these DiversiTeas are open to all NA student and faculty/staff members, and having a respectful but honest conversation remains our primary goal.
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  • 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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  • Chameleon and Jazz Combo Make it to Mingus Festival

    Newark Academy Combo and Jazz Band “Chameleon” have been selected as a Finalist in the 10th Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition. The judges were very impressed with the level of performance of our students and delighted by the integrity and heart they demonstrated. The Finals of the competition will be held in celebration of Mingus’s 96th birthday on April 22 in Newark. Click here to read more. 
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  • Special Guest Joining Big Fish Rehearsal

    Norbert Leo Butz, the original lead actor of the Broadway Musical Big Fish, will attend the musical rehearsal on February 12 to meet our cast, observe some of their rehearsal, and talk about his experience in the show. Norbert is a two-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for the shows Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can. He also played leading roles in Rent, The Last Five Years, and Big Fish to name a few. He also is a major character in the TV series Bloodline.
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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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  • Celebrate NA! NAPA’s Annual Event, February 24

    Join us at NAPA’s Annual Event, Celebrate NA, on February 24 at 7pm at the Morris Museum. The evening includes entertainment by NA’s Chameleon, silent auction, raffle and more! Click here to learn more and to purchase tickets.  
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  • Science Summer Internship Evening, February 22

    Upper School students can learn more about possible summer internships and mentorships at the Science Internship Evening on February 22 at 7pm in Kaltenbacher Hall. Parents and alumni who are interested in providing science internships or research opportunities may contact Nancy Celente at ncelente@newarka.edu.
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  • The Winter Musical Big Fish, March 3 - 2pm, 7:30pm

    Because of the weather, the performance on March 2 is canceled. There will be two performances on March 3 - at 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets from March 2 will be honored on March 3. 


    The NA Arts Department is excited to present the Winter Musical, Big Fish, based on the classic Tim Burton movie of the same name. This larger-than-life musical tells the tale of Edward Bloom, a man who leads an extraordinary life - according to the stories he has told his son, Will. When Edward’s health begins to decline, Will visits his father and embarks on his own journey to find out who he really is, revealing the man behind the myth and discovering the truth from the tall tales. 
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  • January

    An Eye-Opening Club Activity

    Students in the Newark Anatomy Club learned how the parts of the eye function and how vision operates through a hands-on activity. Working in groups, they applied their knowledge in biology, physics, anatomy, and physiology to dissect a cow’s eye and gain a deeper understanding about human vision by drawing similarities between the cow and human eye. They also honed their problem-solving, laboratory, teamwork and communication skills.
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  • LumeNAtion advances to ICHSA Mid-Atlantic Semifinals

    Congratulations to LumeNAtion for their first place win at the ICHSA Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinals on January 27! The group competed against seven high schools’ a cappella groups and advanced to the Semifinals, which will take place on March 24 at Northern Highland High School, to compete for the title of Mid-Atlantic Champions with the hope to advance to the Finals. Additionally, Sammi Powell ’19 won the Outstanding Soloist Award and LumeNAtion will be featured on Aca-ville Radio in the next few weeks. More details to come on this radio feature.
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  • NA’s Quiz Bowl Teams Score at Contest

    Newark Academy students, coached by Faculty Advisor Norm Schafler, brought home trophies on January 20, when they competed at their first contest. The questions included the topics of Literature and Language, Arts and Entertainment, History and Geography, Science, Sports, Math, and more. The A team made it to the semi-finals, where they lost by a one-question margin. In addition to placing third out of 52 teams, our A Team won the North Jersey division of the competition.  The team the A team lost to in the semi-finals was Newark Academy's B team, which went on to the finals, where they, unfortunately, lost a close match. 
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  • Dr. Michael Avaltroni to Speak about Pharmaceutical Field, January 25

    On January 25, Dean of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Pharmacy Dr. Michael Avaltroni will talk to students about healthcare options and developments and research in the pharmaceutical field. Click here for more information on Dr. Avaltroni. 
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  • Charlotte Alter ’07 Wrote TIME Magazine Cover Story

    We're so proud of Charlotte Alter '07 for her TIME​ Magazine cover story, which highlights first-time female candidates who were inspired to run for office by the Women's March one year ago. Click here to read the story. 
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  • Cheer on LumeNAtion in the International Championship of High School Acappella (ICHSA

    On January 27, LumeNAtion is competing in the Mid-Atlantic ICHSA Quarterfinal to compete for a chance to advance to the semi-finals. The event takes place at the Grunin Center for the Arts at 7:00pm. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for Students. Click here to purchase tickets and to learn more about the event. 
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  • 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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  • THE 15TH ANNUAL NA COMMUNITY ART EXHIBIT IS "INSIDE OUT"

    The David Teiger '47 Gallery for Studio Arts features the artwork of professionals and students in exhibits that change each month, but in the month of January we come together as a community and create works of art based on a common theme. Students, teachers, staff, alumni and parents submitted work, made in various mediums, which are on display in the Teiger Gallery until February 9. An art reception is on January 17 at 3pm. 
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  • A STEMtastic Trip Offered in June

    We will be running the 3rd STEM trip to the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) this year from June 13-19, 2018. Our focus will be Marine Ecology and Conservation and the course will feature daily lectures from BIOS scientists, exploration of different marine habitats around the island, daily snorkeling trips, and independent research projects. The trip is open to current sophomores and juniors that are comfortable swimmers. Please email Kristin Duszak at kduszak@newarka.edu for more details including course goals, cost and application timeline. Please note that there may be some IB program conflicts.
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  • All that Jazz!

    Trombonist Reid Christmann ’18 has made the GRAMMY Big Band for the second consecutive year and will be part of an 18-piece big band comprised of some of the most talented high school jazz musicians in the country. Allen Zhu ’18 and Teddy McGraw ’20 made it to the finals of the audition process, out of hundreds of student musicians across the country.  
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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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  • Talking Science at Rockefeller University

    On January 6, a group of NA students spent the day at The Rockefeller University campus, exploring why and how mosquitos hunt humans and explain the use of revolutionary CRISPR techniques that may prove to be a solution for stopping the transmission of diseases like malaria and Zika. The annual event is designed to engage students through interactive presentations and lectures led by world-class faculty in an area of current research being conducted at the University. 
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  • NA Serves: A Day on, Not a Day Off

    The Third Annual NA Serves will take place from January 6-21, 2018 and will celebrate both the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service and the generosity of spirit demonstrated by the NA community. The Community Service Council and Middle School Community Service Club have organized a variety of service opportunities and events to serve many of the organizations we work with locally throughout the year, with a special focus on the impact of national disasters. Click here for a list of events. (All events are subject to change. Check the Community Service bulletin board for updates.)
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