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Extended Care Kicks off Summer Break

The Academy hosted a great week at Extended Care. Campers enjoyed daily crafts, technology time, Jaycee Park, basketball and tennis lessons, and center time! We ended our fun-filled week with a pizza and ice cream party to kick off summer!

NP Police Dept. and Faculty Discuss Safety

Thank you Sergeant Bubb and Officer Boccellari from the New Providence Police Department for joining our faculty and principal for our final faculty meeting this year to discuss school safety measures with us. We appreciate your time and effort in training and helping us to keep our school community safe.

Merit Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations to our Merit Award winners for 2018! These middle school students were recognized by their teachers for their outstanding work this past school year and were awarded monetary scholarships. Mr. James Robertson from the Academy's Foundation was present to congratulate Peter M., Giuliana P., Casey A., Haley R., Sonia G. and Aidan F. Congratulations!

Grade 1 Celebrates Flag Day

The First Grade celebrated Flag Day (June 14th) by dressing in our country's colors. We also learned important facts about the flag's history. We sang patriotic songs and had a yummy red, white and blue snack too! God Bless America!

NJ Dept. of Education Recognizes Blue Ribbon Schools

The NJ State Board of Education invited The Academy to attend its Recognition Ceremony which was held on Wednesday, December 6th in Trenton. The ceremony honored NJ Blue Ribbon Schools and Mr. Castillo and Mrs. Raleigh were there to accept the State's recognition award for The Academy of Our Lady of Peace which is on display in the main hallway. In addition to the Blue Ribbon Schools, the NJDOE ceremony honored the 2017 Superintendent of the Year, the Business Manager of the Year, the Principal of the Year and Green Ribbon Schools from NJ.

Academy Receives Blue Ribbon School of Excellence 2017 Award!

On Thursday, September 28th, 2017 the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017. The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence, NJ was recognized as a 2017 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence based on the school’s overall academic performance. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of preparing every child for a bright future,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the honorees. “You are visionaries, innovators and leaders. You have much to teach us: some of you personalize student learning, others engage parents and communities in the work and life of your local schools and still others develop strong and forward-thinking leaders from among your teaching staff.” The Academy of Our Lady of Peace has been awarded Blue Ribbon School status by the U.S. Department of Education based on their overall academic excellence. The Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating a safe and welcoming school where students master challenging content. This prestigious award is given to a select number of private or public schools that exceed the criteria and represents exemplary teaching and learning.  

Pie in the Face for Charity

There were a lot of laughs in the gym after our March First Friday Mass. Students and faculty watched as five teachers and our Principal, Mr. Castillo, got pied in the face by students who contributed $100 or more to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Series campaign to find a cure for blood cancer. Ms. Geary, Mr. Castillo, Mrs. Frith, Ms. Church, Mr. Gargiulo and Mrs. Birkmann were certainly good sports! The 6th grade also won a pizza party for donating the most money. Way to go! Ms. Kim Johnston organized this charity and fun event and was pleased to announce that our school raised over $1800 for this important research. We also had a Pajama Day for the lower grades and a Tag Day on Thursday to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Series campaign. It is a part of our school's philosophy to be ever mindful of the needs of others and to do our best to help in ways that we can. Romans 12:13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.