Our School in the News

The Newark Board of Education Appoints New Principals for the 2024-25 School Year

July 1, 2024

Newark, NJ – Superintendent León proudly introduced the new principals for the 2024-25 school year, stating, “With their passion and perseverance, these principals exemplify how […]

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Career Day 2024

May 22, 2024

Posted in: Posts navigation ← AI education tools are helping students learn, grow and gain confidence

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AI education tools are helping students learn, grow and gain confidence

February 22, 2024

Over 10,000 middle school students and educators in Newark Public Schools are incorporating a new AI tool, developed by the educational non-profit Khan Academy, in […]

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First Avenue School Makes U.S. News Rankings for 2024

January 10, 2024

First Avenue School is a public school located in Newark, NJ, which is in a large city setting. The student population of First Avenue School […]

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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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