You are the pride of our hearts.
It’s from this dear old school, it’s from this dear old school where we all get our start.
It’s where we start to grow to make you proud of us, to make you proud of us
Wherever we may go!”
Tuition-Based Pre-School: Spots Are Available for 2013-2014
Click here to be directed to Newberry’s Pre-School page and download the FAQ and Application if you are interested. Spaces are available on a first-come first-serve basis.
June 8th, 2013: 2nd Annual Newberry Spring Picnic
Newberry Students Cashed in their Bobcat Bucks to do the Harlem Shake!
In May, Newberry Upper Grade students had a chance to cash in their Bobcat Bucks earned through good behavior and good citizenship, to participate in a Harlem Shake video in the school gymnasium. We are so pleased to know that our Upper Grade students have saved up their Bobcat Bucks so that they could be a part of such a fun activity!
Watch the Newberry Harlem Shake video.
History Fair 2013: Newberry 7th Grader, Brier Parker, Advances to Nationals!
Newberry Academy 7th Grade student, Brier Parker, won the junior division of the Illinois History Fair in Springfield. She is now advancing onward to represent Newberry and Illinois at the National History Day in Washington, DC in mid June. Congratulations, Brier! Brier’s topic was William Wrigley, Jr: Man of GUMption, a performance-based presentation.
Exploratorium – Skateboard Science Visits Newberry
A touring troupe from Skateboard Science visited us on May 2nd in the playlot. Our Skateboard Science visitors come to us from Philadelphia and have been touring schools all around the country. Their main focus to is to educate students on how physics is all around us and they demonstrate this through usage of the skateboard. See photos below along with a short video clip.
Click here to view a short video clip from our assembly (turn sound on)
The Newberry Air Conditioner Project: We’re Nearly Complete!
Over the course of this year, we have used school discretionary money gained by LDS church rental income to fund our air conditioner project, whereby each of our classrooms will have units before the end of this academic year. Beginning in the fall, window spaces were measured and the school was surveyed to determine whether electricity upgrades were needed. In April new outlets were installed near windows and gradually, classrooms are seeing these new additions to their physical space. We are very pleased with this improvement and halfway complete!
iBio Institute iCON Award: Mrs. Mary McKinney, Teacher Nominee (Update: May 2013 – Mrs. McKinney is the recipient of the iCON Award!)
For her work with the iBio Institute and the Stellar Girls after-school program, Mrs. McKinney, Newberry’s Upper Grade Science instructor has been nominated for the annual iCON Award! The iCON Award was developed to recognize the important role of education, research and training in fostering growth and in building the next generation of Midwest biotechnology and life sciences innovators and leaders. This award celebrates the achievements of leaders who nurture education, training and scholarship in the life sciences in Illinois.
Link to Mrs. McKinney’s page here.
Click here to read the article about Mrs. McKinney’s award in the May edition of The Newsberry
The NED Show Came to Newberry …
On April 9th, 2013, Todd from The NED Show came to our school to conduct a character building assembly with our Kindergarten – 6th Grade students. The NED Show comes to schools to motivate and inspire students to Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. Using skits and various tricks with the yo-yo, Todd performed The NED Show positive message in an engaging, fun and memorable way.
The show came to our school free of charge because they use the ‘pay it forward’ model by selling yo-yo’s for five days following the show.
Click here to access the show’s parent letter and yo-yo flyer.
March 14th … Pi Day!
In order to demonstrate that Pi is an irrational number with no end and nopattern, the 7th and 8th graders created a Pi chain that wraps around the hallway on the 2nd floor. They used different colored strips of paper to represent numbers so that it is clear that there is not a repeating pattern of any type. Come take a look at our Pi chain on the walls of the 2nd floor!
Students in 1st through 8th grade attended a Buddy Lunch on February 19-22 with a student a few years younger or older than them. Buddies met for the first time, ate together, chatted and decorated a piece of the Buddy Quilt. Each pair of Buddies will get to know each other at monthly events throughout the year; Buddies will also watch out for each other at school and on the playground as well as send messages to each other through Buddy Mail.
Many thanks to Ms. Froman and Mrs. Cipriani for leading this ongoing activity!
Middle School Grammar Lesson
Click here for video (make sure sound is turned on)
View photos here
1st Semester Awards Assembly
Click here to see all the photos from our 1st Semester Awards Assembly!
Newberry’s North/Northwest Collaborative Science Fair Finalists!
2013 Newberry Math & Science Academy Spelling Bee
During the month of January, our students in Grades 4-8 took part in classroom spelling bees which led to the annual schoolwide competition. The event was held on January 23rd in the auditorium. Congratulations to 8th Grader, Matthew White for winning this year’s Spelling Bee! Matthew will soon compete against other Chicago Public School students in the districtwide competition to be held in the spring.
We wish to also congratulate 7th Grader Swati Rampalli as the runner-up in this year’s competition! Congratulations to all the students who participated in this year’s Spelling Bee! We are so very proud of everyone’s hard work.
A very special thanks to our school librarian, Ms. Julie Froman, for organizing the event and serving as pronouncer each year!
Take a peek at some of our Newberry students below!