• Mepham Excessive welcomes new principal | Herald Group Newspapers
    College Guidance and Counseling

    Mepham Excessive welcomes new principal | Herald Group Newspapers

    Anthony DeMartinis, a former assistant principal at Sanford H. Calhoun Excessive Faculty, in Merrick, started his new job as principal of Wellington C. Mepham Excessive Faculty, in North Bellmore, on July 1. DeMartinis was an assistant principal for steering at Calhoun for 3 years.

    Earlier than arriving at Calhoun, DeMartinis, 38, served as a faculty counselor at John F. Kennedy Excessive Faculty, the place he supplied tutorial, social, emotional, school and vocational counseling. He earned an undergraduate diploma in felony justice at SUNY Albany, and a grasp’s at school counseling, in addition to an Superior Certificates in instructional management, at LIU Publish. He lives in Bethpage.

    When DeMartinis was in school, a dialog with a household buddy, who was a counselor within the New York Metropolis colleges, sparked his curiosity in a profession in training. “My buddy was describing his job to me,” he recounted, “and the way he works with college students all day, and talks about their tutorial progress and their future objectives — the way it had an impression on them — and I assumed it gave the impression of an ideal and actually noble profession, and one thing I’d need to do. Attending to know college students on a person degree, taking a look at choices for them, serving to them by way of the robust occasions and celebrating the nice occasions remains to be so rewarding.”

    DeMartinis in-terned at Kennedy Excessive, the place he developed a love for training, and was supplied a full-time place. After a number of years as a counselor, he was suggested by a colleague to take lessons in administration. “I began to consider affecting college students on a constructing degree and using a few of my expertise and management to perhaps impact change there,” he stated.

    “To have the ability to do this sort of work with tutorial employees and different constructing chief colleagues, and naturally, the scholars and the dad and mom, but in addition nonetheless have that one-on-one particular person relationship, it’s one of the best of all worlds for me … personally and professionally,” DeMartinis added. “I really feel so fulfilled to have the ability to work with college students in that respect.”

    He thanked Bellmore-Merrick Central Excessive Faculty District Superintendent Mike Harrington and the Board of Training for placing their religion in him to guide Mepham.

    “His constructing management expertise at Calhoun,” Harrington wrote of DeMartinis in a districtwide assertion, “has given Anthony the chance to function the college’s Dignity Act Coordinator, the architect of the college’s grasp schedule, the executive supervisor for the departments of particular training, world languages, and English as a brand new language, all along with his excellent work in main the Calhoun counseling and wellness middle.”

    Calhoun Principal Nicole Hollings stated that DeMartinis has given super assist and care to the college’s college students, employees and households. “He’s a unprecedented educator who works tirelessly to assist college students academically, socially, and emotionally,” Hollings stated.

    DeMartinis stated he was trying ahead to attending to know the Mepham neighborhood, and might already see how tight-knit it’s. “Everyone seems to be so excited to impart Mepham’s historical past and to speak in regards to the constructing and this neighborhood,” he stated, “which leads me to assume there’s a lot pleasure right here. It’s simply an unimaginable place to be part of.”

    He has realized loads in his time as an educator, he stated, and believes that all the pieces he has realized will serve him nicely at Mepham. “Listening is among the most essential issues that you are able to do for folks, for college kids, employees, for folks,” he stated. “Particularly with all the pieces we’ve been going by way of as a society and as communities the previous a number of years, , listening has by no means been extra essential.”

    With a profession influenced by constructing connections, in his first 12 months as principal, DeMartinis stated, his aim is to construct a rapport with the Mepham neighborhood. “I’m excited to face exterior the doorways, to greet the academics, the scholars, the dad and mom which are dropping everyone off,” he stated. “I can’t wait simply to see and meet everybody on this neighborhood and get to know everyone actually, rather well. I feel that’s an essential a part of being a constructing chief.”

  • Oregon’s prime 2022 Nationwide Advantage Students hail from the biggest group of excessive faculties in years
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    Oregon’s prime 2022 Nationwide Advantage Students hail from the biggest group of excessive faculties in years

    Six smiling high school seniors shine in portraits combined into a collage. Most appear to be of Asian ancestry, three young women and three young men.

    Prime Nationwide Advantage winners in Oregon had been educated in a large ranging variety of excessive faculties together with Oregon Episcopal College, Portland’s Lincoln Excessive, Catlin Gabel, Metro East Net Academy and Beaverton’s Sundown Excessive.

    All however one of many 26 Oregon graduates within the class of 2022 who gained one of many elite $2,500 Nationwide Advantage scholarships for college kids who’ve proven distinctive promise had been educated within the three-county Portland metro space.

    The 25 Portland-area tremendous students attended 9 public excessive faculties, most of them within the Beaverton College District, and 4 personal faculties, Nationwide Advantage officers reported.

  • SJI providing AI bootcamps for top schoolers
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    SJI providing AI bootcamps for top schoolers

    Know a scholar inquisitive about a profession in synthetic intelligence? Then these free bootcamps might get them much more excited concerning the discipline. 

    SJI introduced July 6 that its utilities — South Jersey Fuel and Elizabethtown Fuel — will accomplice with the Mark Cuban Basis and the New Jersey Division of Group Affairs to host introductory AI bootcamps for top schoolers this fall. 

    The half-day bootcamps will happen over 4 consecutive Saturdays from Oct. 22 to Nov. 12 on the utilities’ Atlantic Metropolis and Union-based headquarters. In response to an e mail from Cleve Bryan, senior communications specialist for SJI, that is the second yr in a row the Folsom-headquartered firm is internet hosting the camps, with the addition of the Elizabethtown Fuel location 2022.

    SJI providing AI bootcamps for top schoolers

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    The scene has modified for ladies within the discipline, which traditionally held a popularity as “males’s work.” Click on right here to learn extra.

    Based in 2019, the Mark Cuban Basis AI Bootcamp is a free, nationwide initiative for highschool college students inquisitive about AI and know-how. College students don’t want any expertise with pc science, programming or robotics to use. 

    Through the bootcamps, college students will be taught what AI is and isn’t, the place they already work together with AI and the moral implications of AI programs, together with social media, good house assistants, facial recognition and self-driving vehicles, in line with the SJI announcement. 

    “At SJI, we’re dedicated to offering native college students with significant experiences that encourage them to reimagine what is feasible as they craft their future profession paths,” Leonard Brinson Jr., SJI’s senior vp and chief info officer, mentioned in a press release. “We’re proud to accomplice with the Mark Cuban Basis to increase the AI Bootcamp to each of our service territories this yr, creating an enduring influence on the communities we serve.” 

    Purposes are open via Sept. 1 and may be discovered by clicking right here. 

  • Steele named principal at Columbia Central Excessive College
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    Steele named principal at Columbia Central Excessive College

    Steele named principal at Columbia Central Excessive College

    Michael Steele has been named because the principal of Columbia Central Excessive College, efficient July 1, 2022. 

    From 2010 to the current, Steele was the chief principal at Stratford STEM College in Nashville. Along with these most up-to-date roles, Steele labored at Antioch Excessive College, Hillsboro Excessive College, Litton Center College, Bailey Center College, Inglewood Elementary, Maplewood Excessive College, and Whites Creek Excessive College in a number of totally different capacities. 

    Steele served within the U.S. Marine Corps for 4 years, incomes a meritorious promotion from boot camp, turning into a Coaching NCO, Fight Swimming Teacher, NCO Alcohol and Abuse Counselor, Squad Chief, Good Conduct Chief, and acquired a Life-Saving Award. Steele additionally served in regulation enforcement for 10 years. Steele led and mentored college students at College Christian College as principal from 2008-2010.

  • Particular schooling college students unnoticed of highschool commencement program really feel ‘discriminated’
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    Particular schooling college students unnoticed of highschool commencement program really feel ‘discriminated’

    Months of anticipation turned to disappointment when six California particular schooling graduating college students seen their names weren’t included of their highschool’s commencement program and their diplomas weren’t ordered in time for the ceremony.

    Carrying his blue button-up shirt and a pink bow tie to match his college’s pirate-themed colours, Joseph Sanchez-Muñoz attended his San Leandro Excessive College commencement on June 9, “tremendous excited to make my household proud,” he informed NBC Information.

    As a pupil dwelling with a uncommon illness after surviving most cancers as a child, graduating from highschool is a milestone that holds additional significance for Joseph and his household.

    However after studying he and 5 different particular schooling have been excluded from the commencement program, he “felt unhappy, depressed,” Joseph, 18, stated.

    “I felt discriminated,” Joseph’s mother, Elena Muñoz, informed NBC Information. “Why have been the children not in there? Is it as a result of they’re particular ed children? Why did they go away them behind?”

    Joseph underwent liver and kidney transplants whereas battling most cancers. He was then identified with Hao-Fountain Syndrome, a uncommon illness brought on by mutations within the USP7 gene that may have an effect on a variety of bodily and behavioral traits.

    Particular schooling college students unnoticed of highschool commencement program really feel ‘discriminated’
    Elena Muñoz and Joseph Sanchez-Muñoz.Courtesy Blanca Ruelas

    “They shattered a second that I used to be supposed to maintain in reminiscence,” Muñoz, 34, who’s a well being care employee in San Leandro, stated. “Not figuring out how lengthy I’m going to have my son, each milestone, it’s a giant milestone.”

    The morning after commencement, Joseph cleaned the body the place he had deliberate to put his highschool diploma.

    Muñoz and some of the opposite mother and father and college students went to choose up the diplomas up from the varsity however have been informed they must wait a month as a result of they’d forgotten to get them organized, she stated.

    Joseph's cap.
    Joseph’s cap.Courtesy Elena Muñoz

    “The mothers simply felt just like the district did not respect us,” Muñoz stated.

    A spokesperson for the San Leandro Unified College District informed NBC Information this sort of “clerical error” had not beforehand occurred within the particular schooling program’s historical past.

    “We’re conducting a full overview of our commencement processes to make sure that a important error like this doesn’t happen once more sooner or later,” San Leandro Excessive College principals stated in an announcement.

    As a part of an apology, the varsity promised to hand-deliver the diplomas early subsequent week. The households already obtained up to date commencement packages.

    Whereas their names weren’t initially included within the printed commencement program, Joseph and the 5 different graduates have been capable of have their names introduced as they walked throughout the stage the day of graduation.

    A gaggle of oldsters are planning on taking authorized motion towards the varsity, as they “simply need modifications of equality for all individuals with disabilities,” Elena Muñoz stated.

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  • Father Ryan High School Introduces New SmartLab
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    Father Ryan High School Introduces New SmartLab

    Congratulations Father Ryan High School

    School Cuts Ribbon on New Lab, Focused on STEAM Initiative

    LONGMONT, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Creative Learning Systems (CLS), the pioneer in comprehensive K–12 STEM solutions and developer of the nationally known SmartLab® Learning program was honored to attend the ribbon cutting of Father Ryan High School’s new SmartLab in Nashville, TN. The SmartLab provides hands-on, practical, project-based opportunities for students to explore their interests in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), shares Father Ryan’s President, Jim McIntyre.

    The STEAM program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The curriculum and the setting help students develop and practice real-world skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, project planning, time management, and communication.

    “With STEAM occupations growing twice as fast as all others in the US, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, educators must provide learners with hands-on, student-led, project-based learning opportunities,” said Ashley Mathis, CLS’ CEO. “Father Ryan High School has an exemplary record of providing students with a holistic academic experience. As developers of SmartLab® Learning, we’re excited to support their mission by providing customized learning spaces that facilitate experiential, personalized, and collaborative experiences.”

    Father Ryan’s new SmartLab leverages personalized, student-directed, and project-based learning experiences and environments. The new lab space, located in the school’s Neuhoff Library, provides a range of equipment for student engagement, including 3D printers, high-powered computers for 3D modeling and rendering, a laser engraver, and a broadcasting camera to enable live streaming or recording of classroom projects.

    “We are constantly challenging ourselves to develop programs that enhance the academic experience at Father Ryan High School,” McIntyre said, “The SmartLab will provide fertile soil to inspire new leaders to discover and pursue with passion their ideas, intuition, and creativity.”

    Principal Paul Davis said the SmartLab experiences are all student-led, with faculty members serving as facilitators rather than teachers. “This STEAM initiative builds on Father Ryan’s academic strength and offers even more diverse learning opportunities for our students, across multiple departments,” he stated.

    Academic Dean Jennifer Anton led the effort to develop and introduce the program. “At Father Ryan, we are always looking for what is next in our curriculum,” she said. “We ask our department chairs, teachers, and administrators to be very forward-thinking in how our curriculum can grow, not only to meet the needs of our students and families but also to make our students better prepared for the world around them. STEAM is an example of that. Instead of experiencing math in isolation and science and engineering in isolation, this curriculum allows them to put all of those things together to build and be creative and solve problems.”

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    About Creative Learning Systems
    Creative Learning Systems®, the education pioneer and developer of SmartLab® Learning, has transformed traditional learning environments into project-based learning experiences since 1987.

    Innovative school leaders nationwide have empowered learners with SmartLab Learning’s state-of-the-art STEM-focused solutions that include problem-solving; authentic, student-led experiences; standards-aligned supplemental curriculum; and rigorous professional development.

    Their mission is to ensure that today’s students will be tomorrow’s leaders, prepared and ready to solve the complex challenges in our ever-changing world.

    www.smartlablearning.com

    About Father Ryan High School
    Father Ryan High School, founded in 1925, is a coeducational, diocesan, college preparatory high school serving more than 850 students from grades 9-12.

    www.fatherryan.org

    Tracy White
    Creative Learning Systems
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  • Williamsport high school teacher accused of having unlawful contact with a female student
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    Williamsport high school teacher accused of having unlawful contact with a female student

    WILLIAMSPORT – A 10th-grade math teacher at Williamsport Area High School has been accused of making inappropriate comments to two female students and having unlawful contact with one of them.

    Christopher P. Yoder, 42, of Williamsport, was arraigned Tuesday by Williamsport police on charges of unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors and harassment.

    He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $85,000 bail despite agent Brittany Alexander not objecting to his release because he has been cooperative and appeared for arraignment with his attorney Anne K. Leete.

    Leete argued for release pointing out Yoder is not charged with any physical impropriety and he would agree to avoid having any contact with the victims.

    District Judge Aaron S. Biichle rejected her argument, citing the seriousness of the charges, but made Yoder eligible for intensive supervised bail.

    The father of five has been suspended with pay since May 14, the day after a Childline report about suspected child abuse was referred to police. He has been a teacher in the district since 2007.

    The allegations against Yoder involve conduct at the school and at home during remote instruction. For example, he is accused of several times drawing a heart one one girl’s hand and a smiley face on her leg through a hole in her ripped jeans.

    In another instance, two girls were discussing what to wear to the prom, and one asked Yoder for a suggestion. Authorities say his alleged response was a tight red dress with a low-cut V neck that would “fit her figure.”

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