Saturday, April 20, 2013
Louis Yontef, a physics teacher at New Providence High School, was arrested on April 11 in Florida for possession of Cocaine.
Boca Raton Police arrested Louis Yontef, a physics teacher at New Providence High School, on April 11, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida for Possession of Cocaine, according to floridaarrests.org. Last evening, The Alternative Press reported that New Providence Police had no knowledge of the arrest. When Patch attempted to view Yontef’s page on the New Providence School District website, it stated, “this page has moved.” The arrest of Louis Yontef can be found listed on the following sites: florida.arrests.org, whosarrested.com and mugshots.com. In a broadcast email from the district, New Providence High School Principal Paul Casarico, wrote: "Over the spring break there was an incident involving a high school staff member. Their absence …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Schlobohm, who played a key role in the Lady Pioneers winning two state championships in 2010 and 2011, will play at Boston University this fall despite recovering from ACL injury.
Senior Alexandra Schlobohm signed her national letter of intent to play Division 1 Soccer at Boston University on Wednesday afternoon in the New Providence High School Media Center with family and friends by her side. Schlobohm, a center midfielder for the New Providence Varsity Soccer team, played a key role in the Pioneers’ winning two state championships in 2010 and 2011, as well as three sectional and three conference championships between 2009 and 2011. Schlobohm, a two-time Patch Athlete of the Week for her accomplishments with the NPHS soccer and track teams, was recruited as a forward for Boston during her junior year and was offered a partial scholarship. She is committed to playing for four years. “I’ve been waiting for this …
Friday, December 21, 2012
New Providence Council bonded $110,000 for the Lieder Field Lighting Project in 2010. New Providence Athletic Foundation hopes to pay remaining $45,000 balance in 2013.
About 2,500 kids use Lieder Field in New Providence every year. Thanks to the New Providence Athletic Foundation and lights that were installed in 2011, community members are now utilizing the field during evening hours. This project was made possible through the efforts of community volunteers, who managed to raise $125,000 of the $235,000 needed for the lights through the New Providence Partnership for Recreation and the Union County Kids Recreation Trust Fund Grant. New Providence Council agreed to bond the remaining $110,000 needed for the project at a December 2010 meeting and the Athletic Foundation agreed to pay back that money over time. At a Dec. 17 council meeting, NPAF moved a whole lot closer to a zero balance when two of its …
Monday, November 26, 2012
For second consecutive year, a team from New Providence made it to the World Series of Innovation Contest finals, sponsored by Microsoft and Coca Cola.
Monday, November 26, 2012
A team of four students from New Providence High School has been chosen as a top 3 finalist in the World Series of Innovation contest, sponsored by Microsoft and CocaCola. This is the second year in a row a New Providence team has made the international finals. Students in the NPHS Computer Aided Design course divided into teams of four students each. Each team researched and gathered information, and created a new product idea, working through the design process, and communicated the product design and graphics on computer. The students worked collaboratively, defended and explained the product in an essay, and created a marketing campaign and a video commercial advertisement. The commercial was filmed using iMovie on iMac computers. …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sixth annual fundraiser will help New Providence Athletic Foundation pay off remaining Lieder Field renovation debt that provided $1M in improvements without taxpayer impact.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
By Jim Madden & Allison Smith The New Providence Athletic Foundation invites you to attend the first annual “NP Night Out,” which will be held this Saturday, Sept. 15 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at New Providence High School’s Lieder Field. All are welcome to attend. Our 6th Annual Fundraiser will help the NPAF pay off its remaining debt on the Lieder Field renovation, which began back in 2007 and has provided $1 million in improvements to the complex without any taxpayer impact. The fundraiser will feature free sports and games for kids from 3 to 18 years of age, including the Micro League Soccer season opener for 1st and 2nd graders, an NFL style Football Combine sponsored by the PAL, Lacrosse Hard Shot competition and an athletic …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Board also approved new curriculum programs, 152 personnel slots.
It was Superintendent of Schools David Miceli's Oscar moment. But instead of a tuxedo, he was wearing an Under Armour polo. And instead of a full auditorium, he was in front of only a handful of people. But still, Miceli went through his list of "thank-you's," noting how New Providence's recent ranking of No. 1 Public High School in the state by New Jersey Monthly Magazine was a product of the community and everyone's tireless effort committed to education. Thanking everyone from administrators to custodians at the Board of Education's meeting Thursday night, Miceli said the ranking reflects the school's commitment to new and updated curriculum, meant to give students a well-rounded education. His acceptance speech was even complete, …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Several other schools made the list, including Governor Livingston High School, which was ranked #36 in the state.
New Providence High School is moving up the ranks. The school has just been named the number one public high school in the state by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. NPHS, home of the Pioneers, was previously ranked #26 in 2006, #17 in 2008 and #5 in 2010. NJ Monthly Magazine’s 2012 rankings of the top public high school will be featured in the September issue, which hits newsstands on Aug. 28. “On behalf of the Board of Educaiton, I would like to congratulate the entire school community on this outstanding accomplishment,” Superintendent David Miceli said in an email. NJ Monthly Magazine mades changes to their methodology this year, including a new graduation-rate calculation, eliminating student/computer ratio as a factor and increasing the …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
School beats out Glen Ridge, Audubon, Haddon Township, Asbury Park and Metuchen for the top spot.
Every high school in America dreams of the opportunity to produce a championship team in at least one of its sports, and New Providence High School is not exception. At the New Providence Board of Education meeting Thursday night, Superintendent David Miceli announced that the high school had moved beyond the dream phase into reality, winning the 9th Annual Group I ShopRite Cup Championship. “This is very successful situation,” Miceli said. To earn this award, schools must accumulate points based on their performance in championship play in 32 individual sports sanctioned by the NJSIAA. Fall, winter and spring sports are all included. Schools receive points for finishing first, second, third and fourth in group state championships. To …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The two high schools earned spots on the prestigious list of U.S. school. So, where did the Pioneers and the Highlanders rank?
Newsweek just released its list of the best public high schools in the country and New Providence ranked 224 and Governor Livingston High came in at 498 out of the 1,000 schools that made the grade. Elsewhere around Union County's public schools, Elizabeth High School ranked 217, Summit ranked 251, Cranford ranked 279, Westfield High ranked 352, Jonathan Dayton ranked 584, A.L. Johnson ranked 820 and Scotch Plains/Fanwood ranked 769. Scotch Plains/Fanwood also has three magnet schools — Union County Magnet High School (102), Academy for Science and Technology (143), Academy for Applied Health Sciences (167) — on the list. Biotechnology High School in Freehold was the highest-ranking school in the Garden State, coming in 20th, followed by …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
New Providence High School ranked #549 nationally.
U.S. News & World Report has released its Best High Schools in New Jersey rankings, and some Union County high schools did quite well: The Academy for Allied Health Sciences, Union County Magnet, Summit HS, Westfield HS and The Academy for Information Technology were all awarded Gold ratings. New Providence HS had a Silver designation. Union County Vo-Tech enjoyed a Bronze designation. See the full New Jersey list here. To make the evaluations, U.S. News teamed up with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research (AIR), described as "one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world." Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they …