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  • Week 3 of the “We Believe – The President’s Tour” brought Elizabeth Board of Education President Stanley Neron to Mabel G. Holmes School No. 5- Annex B, Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy School No. 26, Ronald Reagan Academy School No. 30, and John E. Dwyer Technology Academy. Board President Neron continued to motivate and inspire students to believe in themselves during his school visits and shared with students and staff his vision for what Elizabeth Public Schools can be while witnessing the many great educational experiences taking place at these schools.

    Mabel G. Holmes School No. 5- Annex B

    President's Tour - Mabel G. Holmes School No. 5B 2/23/2017
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    On February 23, 2017, the pre-k students of Mabel G. Holmes Annex 5B sang songs and performed individual skits for their African American History Show. The pre-k students also did a fashion show on the different types of African clothing.  The Elizabeth Board President, Stan Neron, attended the event while doing his presidential tour. Stan Neron had an opportunity to see what the preschoolers learned about African American history. Stan Neron was accompanied by Charlene Bathelus, Maria Carvalho, Diana Barbosa,  Patricia Auguste-Perkins  and  Sergio Granades. They each had an opportunity to express the importance of celebrating and learning about African American history throughout the show. The pre-k students and family members of Mabel G. Holmes Annex 5B made posters and quilt pieces based on someone from African American history. The quilt pieces were put together to make one big quilt for the school. The posters and quilts were displayed in the hallways and in the school gymnasium. Each classroom also made inventions from someone from African American History in which it was displayed in the school gymnasium.  The African American History Show was hosted by Mrs. Brenda Griggs, Mrs. Starlett Harris, Ms. Theresa Mazza, Ms. Janet Hasegawa, Ms. Bridget Kelly, and Ms. Jessica Morse with the support of their school Vice-Principal: Mrs. Linda Ferreira in which it incorporates both teaching and learning.  This was a great learning experience for all in which it emphasized on the achievements and inventions from African American throughout history. Teaching black history benefits students — not just during black history month, but all year long.

    Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy School No. 26

    President's Tour - Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy No. 26 2/21/2017
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    Elizabeth Board of Education President Stanley Neron visited Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy School No. 26 accompanied by fellow board member Stephanie Goncalves. Their tour of School No. 26 gave them a chance to see many of the exciting things going on at the school. Mr. Neron and Ms. Goncalves started their tour in the lobby where they had a chance to learn about our Bearded Dragon breeding program. Both were excited to hold newborn lizards and see how the school grows kale hydroponically to help feed them. Guided by school principal Howard Teitelbaum, both board members had an introduction to the International Baccalaureate programs being taught at School No. 26 and had a chance first hand to see how the two programs influence teaching and learning. Mr. Neron and Ms. Goncalves were able to meet many faculty and staff members who work together to provide students with an exceptional educational experience. They visited Mrs. Jacques-Zurita’s Pre-K class,  Mrs. Boydston’s third grade class, Mrs. Hou-Liang’s seventh grade Mandarin class, and Mr. Childs’s sixth grade social studies class. At each stop Mr. Neron talked about the importance of believing in yourself, and that if you pursue your dreams there is no limit to what you can accomplish. Mr. Neron and Ms. Goncalves were able to share in some of the activities marking the 100th day of school.

    Ronald Reagan Academy School No. 30

    Elizabeth Board of Education President Stanley Neron and Board member Diane Barbosa  visited Ronald Reagan Academy School No. 30.  Mr. Neron made stops at primary, special education, and middle school classes to share inspiring words with students and team members, including, “dare to dream big” and “work hard to achieve greatness”. He also met with the school’s security guards, kitchen staff, custodians, assistants, and nurse during a very inspiring day.

    President's Tour - Ronald Reagan Academy School No. 30 2/22/2017
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    John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

    President's Tour - John E. Dwyer Technology Academy 2/24/2017
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    Elizabeth Board of Education President Stanley Neron visited John E. Dwyer Technology Academy on his presidential tour of the Elizabeth Public Schools.  He was accompanied by fellow Board member Charlene Bathelus, Council Member and Teacher-in-Charge of Student Activities, Frank Mazza, and Assemblyman Jamel Holley.   He began his tour by visiting a Drawing & Painting classroom where he addressed students.  He also visited a ninth grade English class, World History AP, NJIT Engineering, Bilingual Chemistry & History classes and an Electronic/ Robotics class.  He ended his tour by visiting the Point of Entry (POE) class.   During his visit in the classrooms he shared his vision for Elizabeth Public School and encouraged students to believe in themselves, have a dream and pursue their goals in spite of the obstacles that may challenge them.   A student asked how he get to the current point in his career.  Board President Neron was happy to share his life story with the students to inspire them. 

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