The VEX IQ Club is very excited to announce that they came back from the Iowa National competition with the first place award in designs and a second place award in the skills challenge. Overall, the experience was great! Thank you to the coaches and the parents for their support. We are very proud of the students!
On March 20th TEECS held their 3rd Quarter Awards Ceremony for grades K-4. All the students did an amazing job this quarter. We are so proud of them all. Thank you to all the parents who attended to show their support. On March 21st TEECS held their 3rd Quarter Awards Ceremony for grades 5-8. All the students did an amazing job this quarter. We are so proud of them all ! Thanks
From March 30th to April 1st, 26 TEECS students from grade 5 to 8 attending the Model UN Conference 2017 at the Grand Hyatt in NY. There they acted as delegates from their assigned country: the Russian Federation. A pair of delegates was assigned to each committee. For three days, students met in their committee rooms with other students who flew in from all around the world. There were thousands of middle school students participating! in these conference rooms students would have to speak in front of the student body of their room discussing world issues such as harmful traditional practices on women to genetically modified foods. As a delegation of 26 we represented 13 committees and performed extremely well in every room. Our resolutions were passed in every room and we even received an Honorable Mention for our delegates Hemani Marfatia and Akshat Parthiban who participated in committee The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). They were recognized for the ability to publicly speak on behalf of their country, network, debate, delegate, and compose a resolution to the issue at hand. This was once again an incredible experience and we couldn't be more proud of our delegates!
One of our Vex IQ teams, team 488G (Dheer and Veer Guda) took part in a Vex IQ challenge tournament in Delaware on February 18, 2017; they came in 1st place, earned the Teamwork Champion Award; and qualified to the Nationals which takes place in Iowa on April 4th, 2017. Great Job !! We are proud of you both and your hard work !
On March 22nd and March 29th TEECS held a informational night for parents on the topics of Cyber Bullying and Drug Awareness. Officer Dawn Flanders held the presentations for our parents. She did an amazing job and we are thankful for her devotion and time. We hope to have her back soon ! Thank you to those parents that attended.
On March 6, the 7th Grade students visited the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton, NJ to transport back in time to the Revolutionary war. Students were welcomes by members of the Continental Army to be "recruited" upon arrival. Students were then introduced to the hardships of the army members and even got a chance to try on some uniforms. Students were immersed in the time period - as it connects closely to their Social Studies Curriculum; so much so that we later received a comment from the staff via e-mail: "I heard from one of our interpreters that you had a great group who asked lots of relevant and knowledgeable questions :)" Overall, the students had a great day!
On Monday and Tuesday TEECS had Zoo Jersey come visit the younger students. Grades K-2 were able to meet all different kinds of animals. They learned about their habitat, the physical traits and fun facts as well. They even were able to be hands on with some of the animals. The students had a great time. We loved Zoo Jersey !!
On Friday grades 6-8 held their student social. Grades 6-8 were able to watch the Volleyball Club play TEECS staff in a volleyball game. The winner of that match was able to play random selected students. Then the winner of that match play the Volleyball club again. They all did an amazing job and it was a great way to relax on the Friday before PARCC practice tests. Congrats to ALL that played !
On February 28th, TEECS was honored to have Councilwoman Keiona Miller visit our school. She took a tour of our new building and visited our younger grades. She also spoke to our middle school students. Her story about herself was very inspiring to our students. Her message to them was that it doesn't matter your race, or background, you can do whatever you would like to in life as long as you work hard and never give up ! She enjoyed seeing all our students works displayed through out the school.