Office of Extended School Day Programs
Newark, NJ 07104
Ivan Holmes, Director
After School Youth Development Program – Newark Public Schools has sixty
participants in the After School Youth Development Program. This program is
designed to give students academic tutoring, nutrition guidance and recreational
activities after regular school hours. The students participating range from 2nd to 12th
grades. The elementary schools program runs from 3pm to 6pm and the high schools
run from 6pm to 9pm. Both programs service the students of Newark during the
months of October to June.
Summer Youth Development Program – The Newark Public Schools Office of
Extended School Day Programs gives the students a summer filled with fun and
engaging activities. Ranging from daily recreational activities to personal growth
workshops, the Summer Youth Development Program (SYDP) provides a wide
variety of activities for students and the community. Regularly scheduled trips
include visits to museums, the theater, and professional ball games. Many
participants will benefit from small group instructional sports clinics in gold, lacrosse,
swimming, and tennis. The program aims to help participants build self-confidence
and develop character through the visiting artists/consultants whose presentations
incorporate strong anti-drug, anti-gang, and character education themes. Consultants
also offer storytelling, personal motivation, art instruction, dance instruction, and
The programs and services offered by the SYDP are enhanced and extended through
collaborations with various organizations:
Newark Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Babyland Family Friendly Centers
UMDNJ/Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Newark Public Schools Summer Enrichment Program
The SYDP is designed to capture and hold every participant’s interest by offering
something for everyone. A typical day in the SYDP offers a choice of creating
jewelry, artwork, cultural masks or other items to take home in the arts and crafts
section; or a chance to flex the “brain muscles” through quiet games such as chess,
Participants may choose to participate in jumping rope, basketball, kickball, or other
playground activities. With the recently implemented Summer Muse for Aspiring
Readers Time (SMART) Initiative, students can select a book from a variety of topics
and recline in the shade of a reading canopy on beanbag chairs provided specifically
for SMART. Every participant will get a jump start on academics for the upcoming
school year by attending trips to the Marine Sciences Consortium, the Museum of
Agriculture, Liberty Science Center and other centers that engage students’ interest in
mathematics, science, and literature. They will get a chance to view nature up-close
and personal when they visit a nature camp for a day of hiking and outdoor adventure.
This six week program (July 7 through August 15) is open daily from 12:00 p.m. until
7:00 p.m. Parents will have the assurance of knowing that their children are
productively occupied during these hours under the supervision of responsible adults
and that they will receive a nutritious lunch daily. Every site in the program is staffed
with experienced, certified teachers, a community aide, a security guard, and a
custodian. The program is free, as are trip transportation, admission fees, and daily
snacks. As an added bonus, students, parents, and neighbors all come to the big
celebration at the end of the program – the Summer Festival.
Registration begins in May and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration forms are available at your child’s school and the Office of Extended
School Day Programs.
For more information contact the Office of Extended School Day Programs at (973)
Participating Summer Program Sites:
Barringer 9th Grade Academy
Dr. E. Alma Flagg
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. William H. Horton
George Washington Carver
Ironbound Little League
Ivy Hill Park
John F. Kennedy
Louise A. Spencer
Luiz Muñoz Marin
Malcolm X. Shabazz High
Newark Vocational High
Science Park High
South 17th Street
Summer Mini Camp – The Newark Public Schools Student Center is offering the
Summer Mini Camp for graduating 8th grade students. The classes being offered
Express Yourself Leadership Development Camp – Have fun developing skills
in creative writing, public speaking, peer leadership, while increasing your
college and workplace readiness. The culminating activity will include a
taping of students performing their own written material.
Television Production Camp – Learn the essentials of television pre-
production. Plan and design all aspects of a television show. Participate in
the taping of the show that you design. An ideal program for the student who
will be studying television production in high school.
Filmmaking Camp – Make your own movie. Utilize a state of the art
computer program to learn the technical aspects of movie-making. Learn how
to visually develop your story just like the pros do. A great program for the
television production student.
The camp is no cost to participants; bus transportation and lunch are provided daily.
Students accepted into the camp must attend a mandatory meeting with their
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 268-1308
Basketball/Cheerleading – The recreational activities within a school environment are
an integral part of a students’ development. The basketball and cheerleading
activities for the elementary students’ takes place from March through June of each
school year. There are two divisions, the lower (3rd to 5th) and the upper (6th to 8th).
There is a culminating competition at the end of the school year. Awards are given to
the students who excel in these activities.
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Newark Public Schools Student Center
Newark, NJ 07104
Students from across the district will have the opportunity to visit the
Student Center after school hours where they can engage themselves in a variety
of activities. The Center will house offices and meeting facilities for student
clubs and leaders. This will include the student councils, junior and senior class
officers, and captains from the various athletic teams. It is envisioned that these
students would meet and interact, both formally and informally, throughout the
year, sharing ideas and planning activities together. Additionally, the Student
Center will serve a vital role in bringing together students to help resolve conflicts
between schools and promote positive shared values.
The building will also include space for student involvement and learning
both through technology and the communication arts. The publication area will
serve as the nucleus for students involved in school newspapers, yearbooks,
literary magazines, and other publications to work on their individual projects and
group activities. This will provide a setting for collaborative sharing of ideas and
learning new skills. Workshops will also be held, bringing professional media
specialists to interact with the students.
The professional library will serve as an important professional resource
for the district’s instructional staff, providing access to journals and reference
texts. The library will also include computers providing internet access and
distance learning opportunities. While these facilities are primarily designed for
staff use they will also be available for student use as appropriate.
The district once owned its own radio broadcasting station, providing a
wonderful learning opportunity for students. Now, students will have the
opportunity to learn about and assume all of the roles associated with planning,
developing, recording, and broadcasting television programs. For example, the
Superintendent’s monthly cable program, Focus on Education, would be produced
at the center with student involvement. The district’s Homework Hotline program
would also originate at the center. It is also possible that the Student Leadership
Group would be able to establish their own program dealing with student issues.
The broadcast studio will also serve as a vital learning tool for students enrolled in
the Communications/Broadcasting Academies at Arts High, East Side High and
Malcolm X. Shabazz High Schools.
The Marion Bolden Recording Studio (M*B*R Studio) is a facility
designed for all recorded production needs. Different types of studio recordings
for bands, singers, voiceovers, spoken word, music videos, short film, and
commercials will be completed in the state-of-the-art studio. The MBR Studio
also features a control room (housing the recording equipment), an isolation booth
and the award winning HD/C24 Pro Tools Studio Bundle, with its 24 touch
sensitive, motorized faders, 16 high-quality mic/line/DI preamps, integrated 8x2
stereo line sub mixer, C/24 puts the power of award winning, and industry-
standard Pro Tools software at your fingertips.
Mic It Up
The Newark Public Schools Teen Supper Club “Mic It Up” offers a venue
for talented teens to perform and showcase their talent. Located inside the
Newark Public Schools’ new Student Center, the club has become a safe haven
for Newark’s high school students. The club consists of a performance area,
lounge and a green room for performers. Each week, students rehearse as part of
an after school program where they learn lighting, sound engineering,
performance techniques and club operations. Various hosts, artists and bands will
make guest appearances at the club where they will provide a blend of Hip Hop,
R&B Classics, Old School, Latin and Gospel music. The club is the only known
supper club for teens, run by teens, in the country.
Meeting and Conference Facilities
Much of the main level of the Student Center would be available for
meetings and conferences. This will provide space for both student activities and
professional development. The meeting/conference facilities will also provide a
site for the Superintendent’s monthly meeting with the district principals, and
other regularly scheduled meetings for staff and students. After school and at
night these facilities will also serve as a positive venue for student and community
activities. It is projected, for example, that there would be a Superintendent’s
reception at the end of each athletic season (fall, winter and spring) to honor our
star athletes. The Center would also provide a forum for holding informational
meetings to keep the community up to date on what is occurring in the district,
and to provide for community input.
The Student Center will serve as the official repository for photographs
documenting the rich history of the Newark Public Schools. Displays and
memorabilia will adorn the student center and allow students, staff and
community members to gain a better appreciation for the Newark Public Schools
of the past and present.
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