ROSELLE, NJ - There is always something happening in Roselle Schools. Here’s is an update to keep you informed on events that just happened and events coming up very soon that you will not want to miss. 

Grace Wilday Junior High School Receives Warm Coats From State Troopers

Roselle Public Schools received a heartwarming donation from the New Jersey State Police on February 12. Trooper Reinaldo Cruz and other Troopers have been donating winter coats to Elizabeth for eight years and wanted to expand their generosity to Roselle.

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Trooper Cruz, Ltc. Fritz Frage and Trooper Charles Marchan dropped off 30 winter coats for students and paid a special visit to Grace Wilday Junior High School.

Abraham Clark High School Gets Special Visit From Shawn Rochester, Author of “The Black Tax”

Students at Abraham Clark High School (ACHS) received a special visit from Shawn Rochester, author of “The Black Tax.”

Rochester is an entrepreneur and an expert in identifying, optimizing and allocating cash flow. A former corporate development and global strategy executive, he has executed $500 million worth of transactions and generated more than $10 billion of incremental revenue and cash flow.

In his new book, The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America, Rochester shows how The Black Tax (which is the financial cost of conscious and unconscious anti-Black discrimination), creates a massive financial burden on Black American households. Such a tax, he argues, dramatically reduces their ability to leave a substantial legacy for future generations.

Rochester took time to talk with ACHS business teachers about financial literacy and engaging students in the learning process.

Students at Leonard V. Moore Middle School Look Forward to a Free Haircut

Students at Leonard V. Moore Middle School are excited to be getting free haircuts by MVB Barbershop in Roselle Park. MVB Barbershop is sponsoring an “Academic Achievement Haircut Drive,” in which 15 students will receive a “new do” for free.

The barbershop has been looking for ways to give back to their community and think students who work hard deserve to look their best.

Roselle Preschool Students Strengthen Friendship Bonds

Roselle Preschool celebrated “Friendship Week,” last week, celebrating what friendship means to them. The older students modeled what it means to be a good friend to the younger students by sharing, helping, taking turns and being courteous to one another.

Students this week are continuing to work on those new friendships and have been continuing to bond.

Kindergarten Success Academy is Making Sure No One Eats Alone

Kindergarten Success Academy (KSA) celebrated “No One Eats Alone Day.” The “No One Eats Alone Day” is a lunchtime school event that seeks to reverse the trends of social isolation by asking students to engage in a simple act of kindness at lunch – making sure that no one is eating alone and students are making an effort to eat with new classmates and peers.

KSA is the starting place for changing the culture of the elementary school, where all kids should feel included, valued and accepted.

KSA’s “No One Eats Alone Day” event focused on three simple ideas: students can build and expand their interactions to make sure that everyone is included at lunch, inclusive communities can create happier and more successful students while also empowering students to be agents of change and, finally, helping to stop social isolation and bullying.

Washington Elementary School Completes “Historically Black Colleges and Universities” Project

Washington Elementary School students have been working on various Black History Month projects throughout February. The students’ most recent project involves studying “Historically Black Colleges and Universities” in the United States. Students have been gathering information on these exceptional colleges and universities.

This project highlights higher learning institutions in the United States that are designated “Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” like Spelman College in Atlanta and Howard University in Washington D.C.

Students started visiting some of these colleges this week and have been documenting what they learned.

Harrison Elementary School Hosts “Family Math Night”

Everyone was adding and subtracting at Harrison Elementary School’s “Family Math Night,” Feb. 21. It was a great turn out for both students and families. Together they played different math games and completed math workshops together.

Students & Staff at Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School Are Getting Ready for “African American Heritage Family Night”

Next week, students and staff at Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School will be putting together a performance for families at their “African American Heritage Family Night.”

Students have been working hard on their skits, dances, and songs that they will be performing for their families.

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