Our School in the News

NBOE Launches its District-Wide Painting Initiative

August 21, 2023

First Row: Park Elementary cafeteria; Quitman Street cafetorium Second Row: Central High School classroom; Speedway Avenue first floor corridors The Facilities Department has diligently worked […]

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Sustainable Heroes: Jenna Kostovski

December 13, 2022

For over ten years, Jenna Kostovski has served as the music teacher at First Avenue School, a pre-K through eighth grade school located in the North Ward section of the city of Newark. A natural leader with a knack for building partnerships, Jenna was asked to head the school’s green team in 2020. Under her leadership, the school achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification at the silver-level; First Avenue School is one of only four schools in Essex County that have accomplished this. The sustainability program at First Avenue School benefits from the active participation and encouragement from Principal Rosa Branco and a group of talented staff and students.

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Save the Music

October 3, 2022

Posted in: Posts navigation ← Welcome Back with Smiles!

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Welcome Back with Smiles!

September 12, 2022

Posted in: Posts navigation ← Newark Public School Students Gifted Keyboards through Music Foundation

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Newark Public School Students Gifted Keyboards through Music Foundation

June 20, 2022

[NEWARK, N.J.] Public school students in Newark got a special surprise Thursday. Ten students at First Avenue Elementary School each received brand new keyboards. The […]

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First Lady Tammy Murphy Tours NBOE’s First Ever Silver Certified Sustainable Jersey School – First Avenue

May 16, 2022

Today, I visited First Avenue Elementary School in Newark – a model school for climate change education. With our incredibly bright generation of young people, […]

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Special Olympics Track & Field Event at Brookdale Park

May 9, 2022

On Wednesday, May 4th our Newark Board of Education student athletes participated in the Special Olympics Track & Field Event at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield, […]

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First Avenue Achieves Silver Certification in Sustainable Jersey for Schools Initiative

November 12, 2021

[Newark, NJ – November 12, 2021] The Newark Board of Education is proud to announce the achievement of First Avenue School for being awarded Silver […]

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Newark Schools Ranked On New U.S. News List of ‘Best K-8’ Schools in America

October 14, 2021

Elementary Schools Abington Avenue School – 685 Ann Street School – 560 First Avenue School – 422 Lafayette Street School – 706 Mount Vernon Elementary […]

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Virtual Career Day 2021

June 1, 2021

Virtual Career Day comes to First Avenue Elementary School, thank you to all of our presenters for inspiring our students!

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