Happy 100th Birthday Columbus School!
On Friday, December 23, Mrs. Vado and our ELL Students had an ELL Celebration in which they shared information about their diverse experiences and culture. Teachers were invited to stop by throughout the day during their Preps and Lunch to participate in the Celebration. This was a great way for our students to showcase their culture to their teachers, administrators, and the LHS Community. Presentations included Powerpoints which highlighted their native Countries and Regions, food, dance, music and more. Please see the attached photos and Rampage Article. Go Lodi! http://thelodirampage.com/14981/showcase/a-piece-of-the-world-in-lhs/
Lodi High School EOF Panel Presentation
Nine EOF Admissions Counselors from the following schools volunteered to present to Lodi HS students and parents:
The admissions counselors reported that this was the first time a high school has invited them to a panel event and that they would be happy to return in the Spring to talk to juniors again about this wonderful opportunity.
The EOF Admissions Counselors provided information on the following topics:
1. What is EOF? What does participation in EOF provide me with?
2. What do I have to do/what am I responsible for as a student when participating in the EOF program?
3. When and how do I apply to EOF?
4. Requirements to get into EOF program?
5. Do I apply each year or just once?
6. Requirements to maintain EOF eligibility?
7. Part time students eligible?
8. What will EOF cover financially?
9. Do I lose my grant if my parents income changes?
10. What kind of support do EOF students receive at your school?
TJMS grade 8 students participated in Lodi High School's Open House program on December 8, 2016. The program enabled grade 8 students to participate in AP/Honors courses, meet with National Honor Society Students, participate in panel discussions, detailed presentations regarding life at Lodi High School, sports and activities, and making every moment count from Freshman year to graduation. The day ended with a special presentation from Felician University about college/career readiness and ways in which they can be proactive now to better their future.
A special thank you to our TJMS/LHS Transition Counselor, Ms. Ashley Lewis, Mrs. Orosz, Supervisor of Guidance, Mr. D'Amico, Principal, Mrs. Yzquierdo, Vice Principal, Mr. Tarleton, Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction, Mr. Sciolaro, TJMS Principal, Mr. Dowson, TJMS Vice Principal, the TJMS Guidance Department and the entire Lodi HS and TJMS Family for making this event a great success! Go Lodi!
FELICIAN UNIVERSITY-LODI HIGH SCHOOL
Academy of Research & Advanced Academics (ARAA)
On Friday, November 18, 2016, Ms.Lewis and Mrs. Orosz accompanied Felician Academy students to Felician University for a visit as they are considered a part of the “Felician Family.”
The visit included both the Lodi and Rutherford campuses, and included a comprehensive tour of all facilities. The students also received a presentation and Q&A session from current Felician Honors students.
Summer 2017 is the first semester for the Lodi HS-Felician University ARAA courses to be held at Felician University.
All Academy courses shall receive, at minimum, the honors weighting calculation grade point average. General courses taken will receive honors weight through the completion of a comprehensive general education annual research project. Academy students shall submit his or her final research paper to course teacher by the end of marking period 3, and present the final research presentation to staff, parents, and peers at annual ARAA evening presentation program in June.
Academy Thesis Requirement
Starting in grade 11, each student will meet with his or her research advisor in September to develop a thesis proposal to be completed and presented prior to graduation. The student shall be required to meet with his or her research advisor quarterly to review his or her progress. Each grade Academy student shall submit his or her final thesis proposal to research advisor by the end of marking period 3, and present the final research presentation to staff, parents, and peers at annual ARAA evening presentation program in June.
Felician College Courses
Rising juniors shall be eligible to participate in 100 level courses at Felician College as early as the summer semester. Academy students shall be required to meet all Felician College pre-requisites for course selection, as established by Felician College, and shall also be required to meet all course standards at the same level as traditional college students. All courses completed at Felician College shall receive, at minimum, the advanced placement weighting calculation for the Lodi High School grade point average. .
This is the most rigorous, advanced and sophisticated academic program at Lodi High School which will most definitely prepare our students for college and careers through advanced academics, independent thought and study. The research component shall require higher order thinking, independent work ethic and time management and public speaking skills.
On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Lodi High School's Heroes & Cook Kids mentors and advisors, Ms.Lewis & Ms.Kelly, conducted their first training session at TJMS. The high school mentors were assigned to 12 grade 6 groups. The mentors conducted Heroes & Cool Kids's activities with their grade 6 students. This was the first of several mentoring events for the school year.
What is Heroes & Cool Kids?
In 1998 Heroes & Cool Kids started in just three school districts – Glen Rock, Perth Amboy and Monmouth New Jersey. To date, twenty eight hundred high school “heroes” are reaching over 22,000 elementary school youngsters. At least 10 new schools will join us in the fall. Former professional athletes and potential teen leaders attend conferences at Bergen Community College and/or Vonage on how to become mentors in their schools. The teens then, throughout the school year, November to May, mentor middle school students on important life skills. These skills include sportsmanship, conflict resolution and positive lifestyle choices highlighting drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention.