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  •  PTSO

    Want to help out at JP? Join the PTSO and participate in the many opportunities this wonderful organization has to offer. Parent involvement matters! Click above to download a PTSO packet today!!!

     

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  •  Student Recognition - click here
    Student Recognition - JP
    Students are recognized for
    their academic, artistic, and
    athletic accomplishments. 
    Current accomplishments can
    often be found on the front
    website page. After some time
    they are relocated to the
    Student Recognition Page.

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  •  News
    John P. Stevens in the News!!!

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  •  DEA
    Growing Up Drug Free 
    Click on the link below
    for a great resource on
    how to raise kids while
    preventing the use of drugs.
    The guide was created in
    partnership by the U.S.
    Department of Justice
    Drug Enforcement Admin.
    and the U.S. Dept of Ed.   

     

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Announcements

  • School Violence Awareness Week

    October 16-20

    "Nothing good ever comes of violence." - Martin Luther King, Jr.


     

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  • Tailgate a Success!!! JP Stevens Tailgate was a success!!! It wouldn't be possible without the generous food donations from...

    Chartwell's, Cafe Gallo in Edison, Bruno's in South Plainfield, Brooklyn Boys in Edison, Casa Di Pizza in Westfield, Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza in Edison, Manny's in Clark, Edison Family Restaurant in Edison, Joey D's in Metuchen, Foodtown in Colonia, Lucia's in Edison, and Carmen's in South Plainfield.

    Thank you so much for the delicious food!!!


     

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  • Eats for Relief


     

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  • All Are Welcome!


     

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  • HELP JOHN P. STEVENS HS

     

    WIN A $100,000.00 GRANT!

     

    ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS VOTE--

    www.thankamericasteachers.com

     

    JPS has been named as one of 15 finalists for the Farmer's Insurance $100,000.00 grant.  You may vote once each day from any email.  However, you must confirm the vote through your email for the vote to count.  Please visit the Farmer's website and vote for our two Edison teachers' proposals.

     

    Vote for Laura Holborow for the $100,000.00 grant

    Vote for Amanda Coupland for the $2500.00 grant                                                   

      

    What is the money for?  

    John P. Stevens High School students will collaborate with engineers and architects to design solar panels to be placed on the JPS Farm Stand and Greenhouse.  Students will also code and develop an App that will gather data on the amount of energy gathered.  

     

    1. Go To: https://www.farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/vote-for-a-teacher/

    2. Choose “Vote for a $100,000 Proposal

    3. Search Edison, NJ

    4. Vote for Laura Holborow, John P. Stevens HS "Lighting the Way to Better Food."

    5. Add your email address and submit.

    6. Access your email account, open the email from Thank America's Teachers and submit your vote.  

    7. Complete the same steps to vote for Amanda Coupland, John P. Stevens HS Teacher, to support the Draft Program for the $2,500 award.

    8. Vote EVERY DAY until October 29th! Please share this information with friends, family and on social media outlets.  The 5 schools with the most votes wins the $100,000.00.

                                                               

                                       VOTE ONCE EVERY DAY!!!

                                                                                               

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  • Do you have Hawk Pride?

    Earn your BOTC points by participating in each Spirit Event!!!

    October: 

    13: Tailgate - Wear Green and Gold

    20: Breast Cancer Awareness - Wear Pink

    26 & 27: Homecoming - Wear Green, Gold, and Black

    31: Halloween - Wear costume

     


     

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  • Congratulations to JP's 27 Merit Scholars!

    On September 13th, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 62nd Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are the highest scorers in each of the 50 states and represent less than one percent of each state’s high school seniors.  We are very proud to recognize 27 of our students in the field of academia:

    Congrats!

    Each of these students will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million this spring. Students who qualify as Semifinalists based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT ®) are the only program participants who have an opportunity to advance to the Finalist level and compete for National Merit Scholarships. In order to be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.  About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar Title. Good luck Hawks!

     

    Commended Students in the Year 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

     

    John P. Stevens High School proudly announced that 101 seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC). A letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, were presented to these scholastically talented seniors.

     

    About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scores of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Congratulations to these seniors!


     

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  • Invitation To Join JP Stevens PTSO 
     

    Welcome to JP Stevens PTSO 2017-2018 Family!

    High school is a very important time in the lives of teenagers. Beyond the obvious physical changes, emotional and psychological needs of teenagers need to be addressed to ensure their holistic well being. Parenting teenagers in high school is a turning point in the relationship between parents and teenagers. PTSO is a forum for parents to get together to share their parenting successes, concerns and provide support and scope for discussion on matters related to dealing with their teenagers’ stress, anxiety and college preparedness. We run programs such as, Parent Counseling with the school counselors and Parent Mentoring with JPS Alumni parents to help parents.

    PTSO raises funds to support events for the students and parents. Funds raised are used to award scholarships to students & support Project Graduation which is the biggest event on the night of the graduation for outgoing seniors. PTSO also organizes other events such as Color Walk/Run and Art competition.

    The PTSO is a valuable asset and support to you as a JP Stevens student’s parent. JP Stevens PTSO extends beyond fundraising to provide a platform for ongoing parent collaboration, interaction with school counselors, opportunities for students’ networking with professionals, amongst several initiatives.

    Please sign-up for the PTSO membership and support the activities by volunteering your valuable time and inputs. The membership fees is $15/- per family.

     

    Sign up is easy and paperless! Please follow the link below to sign up:

    http://jpstevensedison.parentscircles.com/Login.asp?inviteid=JYHT453

    We look forward to your participation and encouragement.

    PTSO Board Members

    Rahul Sinha (VP Communication 2017-2018)

    Sujata Koduri  (Co-President 2017-2018)

    Aditya Kulkarni (Co-President 2017-2018)

     


    What benefits do I get from joining the PTSO?


    Parent counseling

    Discuss problems, concerns and support you need with school counselors to ensure that your teen stays happy and healthy. Share and ask questions to school counselors on effective strategies for applying to college. Attend meetings with the Counselors from the Guidance Department who provide information on their roles and responsibilities and available resources. They will provide guidance on all aspects of your teens life from college admissions and ways to deal with teenage stress, anger, unhappiness and any other areas of concern.Join the Online Parent counseling group for continued engagement as well as asking questions on participating in discussions.

     

    Senior Parent Mentor Program

    Connect with parents of seniors and past alumni who will act as mentors and advisors as they have gone through the challenges of school dealing with the stress of high school and college admission process. Share and ask questions to these parent mentors, discuss problems, concerns and support you need in ensuring that you have the right strategies and knowledge of pitfalls to avoid. Learn from them how they dealt with stress and managed to navigate the transition from Freshman to Senior years. Attend meetings as well as connect with them online through our Online Parent Mentor Group.


    Career Breakfast Program

    The career breakfast program is a networking opportunity for students to connect with professionals from multiple fields of work. Professionals share experiences about their work. They discuss courses/classes they took in college and high school to prepare them for their current position.


    Student Volunteer Program

    JP Stevens PTSO Organizes many events in which students can volunteer. JP Stevens PTSO Organizes events in which the students can volunteer and will be awarded certificates for their participation as well as eligibility for PTSO scholarships.

     

    PTSO Project Graduation

    Project Graduation is an event held the same night as graduation, where the entire Senior graduating class is invited to attend a tremendous event to celebrate their big achievement, in a safe and chaperoned environment in Rutgers facility. With support from all parents and community we hope can make this fun night "free" for the graduates and allow them to celebrate the graduation day with their classmates at the Rutgers facility, a tradition that has been going on for many years.


    5 K Color Walk/ Run

    Every year PTSO conducts a Color walk/run for  parents, students and families of all Edison area schools who join us for a fun-filled color run at the JP Stevens High School.They experience the Color run/walk with color, great food and live music! This 5K run/walk is fun for the whole family as they have the time of their life. Color run is fun as everyone gets covered from head to toe with colorful powders. All colors are 100% safe, biodegradable and beautiful. Everyone gets blasted  with blue, yellow, pink and green powders as they walk, run, skip and dance their way through the color zones!!


     

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    The JPS Greenhouse

    has been built!!!

    Now all we have to do is fill it! Help JPS grow by sponsoring tools and materials for use in the greenhouse. Click on the picture to find out how!

    Click here to donate


     

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Headlines

  • JP Girls Earn 2nd Straight County Title!

    The JPS girls tennis team, No. 12 in the NJ.com Top 20, tallied 46 points en route to their second consecutive Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament title Wednesday afternoon at Thomas Edison Park. Elizabeth Yu won 1st Singles, and the teams of Ishani Kulkarni & Divya Talesra and Anjana Goteti & Anjali Gupta won 1st and 2nd Doubles!

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  • JP Student Takes on Japan Through the FCCLA Japanese Exchange Program!

    This summer 14 FCCLA members from across the U.S. had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be immersed in Japanese culture and see first-hand what makes families special on the other side of the world. JP's Isabel Swatowski was among the lucky 14 students to experience the Japanese Exchange Program. The 2017 Japanese Exchange is a scholarship opportunity funded by Kikkoman Corporation and administered by Youth for Understanding USA. This scholarship is valued at more than $11,000 per student.

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  • JPS Alumni/Reunion Information

    If you are involved with the planning of a J.P. Stevens reunion or have information about an JP Alum, please send an email to anthony.shallop@edison.k12.nj.us, and we will post your information on the website!

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  • Greenhouse Fundraising Campaign

    Thank you to our parents, PTSO, the Class of 2013 and the Class of 2014 for your donations and support! We now have raised $15,000 and are that much closer to our goal of $50,000 for a classroom size greenhouse. Click here to learn more about our JP Greenhouse Project.

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Notices

  • NJ Department of Education Changes HS Graduation PARCC testing requirements for class of 2020 and beyond. Please click here to read an important letter from Margaret Deluca, Chief Academic Officer.


     

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  • Student Drop Off  

    Students who are driven to school may be dropped off in two locations as directed by security.  The traffic lane turning left before the flag pole and the left lane directly in front of the school.  Please do not drop off students in the right lane directly in front of school as this is the bus lane.  Click here for a diagram.


     

     

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  • Accepting nominations...

    Nominate Today!

    DOWNLOAD A FORM* AND RETURN NO LATER THAN October 15, 2017

    OR

    SUBMIT A NOMINATION ONLINE PLEASE CLICK BELOW

    https://goo.gl/forms/hXINIcHUZNW9L1ib2

     

    *Mail Form To: John P. Stevens High School

    Attn: JPS Hall of Honor Committee

    855 Grove Avenue

    Edison, NJ 08820


     

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  • The JPS Greenhouse

    has been built!!!

    Now all we have to do is fill it! Help JPS grow by sponsoring tools and materials for use in the greenhouse. Click on the picture to find out how!

    Click here to donate


     

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  • Click here to download a PTSO packet and join today!!! To contact the PTSO board with any questions, comments, or interest in getting involved, please email us at jpstevens.ptso@gmail.com and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible.


     

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Student Videos

  • JPS Fall 2017 Pep Rally!

     

     

     


     

     

     

    JPS Freshmen Orientation 2017-2018! 

    Welcome to JP, young Hawks!!!


     

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