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Montgomery Elementary Schools PTA Announces Parents’ Night Out April 21, 2012

03/12/2012

 

The Montgomery Elementary Schools PTA invites you to Parents’ Night Out, Saturday April 21, 2012, 7:00-10:00pm at Cherry Valley Country Club. The night features wine & beer tasting, wine arbor & a silent auction. An elegant dinner buffet will be served. Also enjoy tastings from six area wine distributors and two beer distributors. Please no denim.

Cost per person, $40 in advance, $50 per person at the door. Price includes four tasting tickets per person. Additional tasting tickets and cash bar available.

Proceeds from Parent’s Night Out will benefit the MES PTA Fund for the purchase of Document Cameras for every classroom at VES.

For information, questions, to make donations or to volunteer please contact:

Laura McInerney at lauramcgreevy@hotmail.com

                                                       

Valid from 03/12/2012 to 04/22/2012

American Repertory Ballet Announces Princeton Ballet School's "Don Quixote" Performances and Events

04/16/2012

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, presents the Spanish-inspired, full-length ballet Don Quixote on May 5th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey.  On April 27 at 5:15pm, “Behind Don Quixote”, an ARB On Pointe Enrichment Series event, will provide a pre-performance inside look at this production.

Princeton Ballet School’s production of Don Quixote, which has been directed and staged by ARB Artistic Director Douglas Martin, will feature rising stars from the school’s Professional Training Program and Trainee Program, as well as a wide range of students from Princeton Ballet School.  Main roles will be danced by students in the Professional Training Program and Trainee program.

Photo By Ellen Crane 

Bryana Jones, a Piscataway High School senior in the Professional Training Program who has studied at Princeton Ballet School since childhood, and Kelsey McFalls, a second-year Trainee from Syracuse, NY who is taking a leave of absence from NYU to study at Princeton Ballet School, will tackle the challenging lead role of “Kitri”.  Kitri’s fiery lover “Basilio” will be danced by two of Princeton Ballet School’s international Trainee students: Mattia Pallozzi, who trained at the Scuola del Teatro dall’Opera di Roma and the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome, and Tullio Catà, who trained in Rome with Fabula Saltis, and at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza, and in Florence with Balleto di Toscana.

The role of “Dream Kitri” – Kitri as she appears in Don Quixote’s dazed imagination – will be danced by Trainees Shayla Jones and Andrea D'Annunzio. Jones, who was first introduced to dance through ARB’s DANCE POWER program in her New Brunswick 3rdgrade class, advanced through the school as a DANCE POWER Scholar and was accepted this fall into the Trainee Program. D’Annunzio is a native of Conshohocken, PA who graduated from Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University with a B.A. in ballet pedagogy.  The “Queen of the Dryads,” who also makes a main appearance in Don Quixote’s dream, will be danced by two first-year Professional Training Program students who have been training at Princeton Ballet School for many years: Ellen Lou, a Hillsboro High School student, and Siobhan Howley, a home-schooled student from Burlington, NJ.

Alessia Astro, another Italian Trainee student, and Janessa Cornell from Albany, NY will perform the role of “Mercedes”.  Astro most recently studied at the Teatro dall’Opera di Roma. Cornell, who received her training at Nutmeg Conservatory, danced with Roxey Ballet of Lambertville for three years before joining Princeton Ballet School’s Trainee Program.  Mercedes’ partner “Espada” will be danced by Trainee Jacopo Janelli, who trained for nine years with Fabula Saltis, in Rome and spent three summers at the Royal Ballet School in London.

Photo By Ellen Crane
The ballet Don Quixote, a 19th century classical ballet, was choreographed by the prolific Marius Petipa to a score by Léon Minkus.  It is based off the story of Miguel Cervante’s classic novel.  In the ballet, an elderly noble, Don Quixote, feels called to venture out into the world and perform knightly deeds.  He appoints his young servant, Sancho Panza, as his squire. He sets forth into the world to seek adventure in the service of his ideal lady, the beautiful Dulcinea, whom he has seen in a vision.  Along their journey, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza stumble into a lively market square in Barcelona, where they meet Kitri, Basilio, Mercedes, and Espada.  The School’s adaptation under the direction of ARB Company Director Douglas Martin is based on Petipa’s original version, with additional re-staging and choreography by Mary Barton, Maria Youskevitch and other members of the Princeton Ballet School's faculty, including Alma Concepción, the 2012 recipient of the Audrée Estey Award for Excellence in Dance Education, and American Repertory Ballet’s 2012 Gala Honoree.

“...[W]e are very proud to be able to feature dancers trained in the true dances of Spain, by Alma Concepción,” says Princeton Ballet School Director Mary Pat Robertson.  “We are very lucky to have had her teaching at Princeton Ballet School for almost 30 years, and to have a core group of dedicated enthusiasts who enjoy practicing these dances under her exacting tutelage…[W]e are happy to have lured her back to help stage this dance again.”

Princeton Ballet School’s production of Don Quixote gives a broad range of Princeton Ballet School students – from beginners to pre-professionals – a special opportunity to rehearse and perform a full length ballet.

“The students have had rehearsals outside their regularly scheduled classes to put together this performance,” Robertson explains.  “This opportunity gives them insight into the preparation required to put on a professional-level production.”

Additionally, on April 27, American Repertory Ballet’s On Pointe Enrichment Series program “Behind Don Quixote” will give attendees a sneak peek into the school’s upcoming performance.  Students will perform excerpts from the show, and Douglas Martin and Mary Pat Robertson will speak about the history of Don Quixote and Princeton Ballet School’s adaptation of this classical ballet.

Princeton Ballet School’sDon Quixote
May 5, 2012
2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
One Memorial Drive, Trenton, NJ
Tickets are now available to the public for $30.  For more information about tickets, please call Princeton Ballet School at 609.921.7758 ext. 10 or visit www.arballet.org.
 
“Behind Don Quixote On Pointe Enrichment Series Program
April 27, 2012
5:15 PM
Princeton Ballet School
301 N. Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
(Above McCaffrey’s Super Market in the Princeton Shopping Center)
Free and open to the public

 

About American Repertory Ballet
American Repertory Ballet's mission is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and nationwide audiences and to dance students through artistic and educational programs.  The organization is comprised of: American Repertory Ballet, the preeminent contemporary ballet company in the state; Princeton Ballet School, one of the largest and most respected non-profit dance schools in the nation; and the Access and Enrichment initiatives, ranging from the long-running and acclaimed DANCE POWER program to the newly launched On Pointe series.

The professional company is a classical and contemporary ballet company committed to presenting ballets from the 19th and 20th century alongside new and existing works by choreographers from today.  Founded in 1963, the company is currently under the artistic leadership of Douglas Martin, former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet.  American Repertory Ballet has been designated a "Major Arts Institution" by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts consistently for the past two decades, and has repeatedly been awarded a Citation of Excellence by the Council and was voted People's Choice for Best Dance Company in 2008 and 2011.

Princeton Ballet School has gained a national reputation for its excellent dance training since its founding in 1954 by Audrée Estey. Princeton Ballet School currently enrolls approximately 1500 students annually from age three through adult and is directed by Mary Pat Robertson.  Princeton Ballet School has studios in Cranbury, New Brunswick, and Princeton which are equipped with shock-absorbent floors, non-slip dance surfaces and pianos for live accompaniment.  Many of Princeton Ballet School’s faculty members have performed professionally; others have attained graduate degrees in dance education and have won awards for their teaching.  Students from the school have gone on to dance in professional ballet and contemporary dance companies in the US and abroad. Graduates have danced with such diverse organizations as the American Ballet Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Miami City Ballet, STREB, Complexions, Mark Morris Dance Company, Twyla Tharp, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and Momix.

The Access and Enrichment wing of American Repertory Ballet reaches out to the community through their acclaimed DANCE POWER residency program in New Brunswick, their On Pointe programs, and through master classes, residencies, lecture demonstrations and school time matinees throughout the state. ARB launched On Pointe in 2010 to help make ballet more accessible to the community.  The Enrichment Series brings guest speakers, lecture demonstrations, intimate company performance previews and panel discussions to seasoned dance enthusiasts and new students alike on a monthly basis.  “Inside Don Quixote” will be held at the Princeton Ballet School, located at 301 N. Harrison Street in Princeton, NJ (right above McCaffrey’s Super Market).


Valid from 04/16/2012 to 05/06/2012

Princeton Education Foundation Holds Spring Gala and Auction to Benefit Princeton’s Public Schools May 12, 2012

04/16/2012

The Princeton Education Foundation (PEF) today announced a gala and auction to benefit the district’s public school students onSaturday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street in Princeton.
 
In addition to cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner, the evening will feature the music of the Princeton High School a cappella group Around Eight, and members of the high school’s award-winning Studio Band. An auction will run throughout the evening, when bidders may compete for items ranging from original artwork, to gift certificates to Princeton’s finest restaurants, to a helicopter trip to New York.
 
“Everyone has a great time and knows that their money is going to where it is most needed in PEF’s efforts to support programming for students of the Princeton Public School District," said Claire Percarpio, a member of the PEF board and gala committee. "Before my work with PEF, I didn't realize that Princeton has a large population of children that receive free or subsidized breakfast, lunch and after-school programs that would otherwise be unavailable to them."
 
“We are an incredibly fortunate community,” said PEF Board President Barbara Prince. “The people in Princeton understand the enormous importance of standing by our public schools and are active in their support. Last year’s gala sold out and we expect the same will happen this year.”
 
Major sponsorship of the evening has already been provided by the W. Bryce Thompson Foundation, Ernest Bock & Sons, Inc., and PNC Bank, Nassau Street Office.
 
Tickets range from $130 to $250 to $500 per person. The higher levels include a listing in the event program and the PEF Newsletter. To purchase tickets visitwww.pefjn.org. All tickets will be held at the door.
 
 
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About PEF
Since 1995, the Princeton Education Foundation has been a bridge between the Princeton community and its public schools, encouraging private philanthropy to enhance public education for students at all levels. Since its inception, PEF has contributed over $1 million to the Princeton Public Schools for capital improvements, educational programs and teacher support.
 
For more information contact:
Jill Morrison, jillanne36@yahoo.com or 609-994-4441
 
 

Valid from 04/16/2012 to 05/13/2012

The Lewis School's Tree of Light Celebration to be Held December 3rd

11/24/2009

Annual holiday concert and open house to benefit the scholarship and program fund features thousands of lights lit on the stately outdoor tree, old-fashioned music, and holiday fare. Performances by Lewis School Choir, Koleinu, American Boychoir School, and Princeton University Nassoons, Tigerlilies, and Wildcats. $30 for party. Tree lighting at 9:30 p.m. at the school is free., www.lewisschool.org

6:30-9:30pm

Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton

609-924-8120

Valid from 11/24/2009 to 12/04/2009

Lawrence Township Public Schools

10/12/2009

Valid from 10/09/2009

Hopewell Valley Regional Schools

10/12/2009

Valid from 10/09/2009

Lawrence Township Regional Schools

03/15/2010

Valid from 03/15/2010

Princeton Public Schools

03/15/2010

Valid from 03/15/2010

Montgomery Town, Schools Picked for Solar Program

07/16/2010

Township of Montgomery E-Bulletin

 

Montgomery Township's community center and three of its schools are among an initial pool of public facilities included in Somerset County's Renewable Energy Program.  They have been targeted as suitable sites for solar photovoltaic panel installations by the Somerset County Improvement Authority (SCIA).  Program participants will partner with the County to reduce their retail electricity cost with no out of pocket cost to them.

 

 

 

The proposed projects include a rooftop 16 kW size solar PV panel system on the Otto Kaufman Community Center, a 1031 kW rooftop system at Montgomery High School, a 426 kW ground-mounted system at the Upper Middle School, and a 380 kW rooftop system at Orchard Hill Elementary School.  Montgomery High School is the largest project the SCIA has identified to date.

 

 

 

Montgomery Mayor Mark Caliguire stated, "We are thrilled to be included in the County's plan.  By working together, our community and others will benefit from the program's economy of scale. Besides the savings, this is also a wonderful educational opportunity - our students will learn first hand what solar technology can do."

 

 

 

Some benefits to the Township include:

 

§         No upfront costs to the Township

 

§         Better economies of scale - aggregated county-wide RFP

 

§         Better pricing of the power purchase agreement

 

§         Ability for smaller facilities to take part in a PPA

 

§         Budgeting certainty

 

 

 

Each local entity will sign a license agreement and a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a bidding private solar developer.  By this agreement, the locality agrees to allow the leasing of their space and receives in return a reduced contracted charge for their electricity for years, with no upfront costs for installation.  This approach allows the private developer to obtain federal energy credits and share the offset with both the SCIA and the hosts.  By bundling the projects together, the SCIA can negotiate a better price per watt of electricity.

 

 

 

Montgomery Township Committee is expected to adopt a resolution at its meeting tonight agreeing to participate and to assist the SCIA in preparing documents needed for bond issuance. All the projects will be funded through the Authority's Somerset County Renewable Energy Lease Revenue Bonds, not to exceed $55 million. The initiative is completely tax payer neutral.  The SCIA bond debt service will be paid by the selected solar developer(s).  It is anticipated that the initiative will begin in late July with the issuance of a RFP for development of the electric-generating systems at the various public facilities.

 

 

 

Over 30 projects are included in this first of three planned pools or "tranches".  Other towns included in this tranche are Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Franklin, and Manville.  Other school districts include Branchburg, Bridgewater-Raritan, Franklin, Green Brook, Manville, and Somerville.  A project at Raritan Valley Community College is also included.

 

 

 

Montgomery Township and the other participants answered a feasibility survey and underwent a

 

detailed technical analysis by which facilities were evaluated for viability.  The assessment included the current electricity use at the facility, the availability of adequate, unobstructed roof or ground-mounting space and southern sun exposure, and the age and condition of roof. 

 

The State of New Jersey Master Plan calls for the state to meet or exceed a goal of 30% energy from renewable sources by 2020.  "The Solar Energy Advancement and Fair Competition Act" was signed into law this January.  The Act requires development of 4,335 MW of New Jersey based solar electric power by 2026.  At the end of last year, the State of New Jersey has installed 126 MW of solar capacity.  Use of solar PV systems lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce dependent on fossil fuel energy sources.

 

Karen Zimmerman, the Director of the Otto Kaufman Center, is so glad their building was selected.

 

"I'm looking forward to lower energy bills while generating clean energy at our community center!" 

Valid from 07/16/2010 to 09/16/2010

Registration Open for Princeton Public Schools Preschool Program

02/05/2015

PPS is accepting applications for the 2015-16 full-day Integrated Preschool program. Parents who wish to register their children on a tuition-paying basis must do so by Feb. 13, 2015.

 

The full-day program is offered free of cost to children who will be 4 years old by Oct. 1, 2015, are residents of Princeton, and either 1) are eligible for the federal free and reduced meals program, or 2) receive special education services and will benefit from inclusion with typically developing peers. A  number of tuition spaces are also available for the next academic year.

 

Spaces for tuition-paying students are limited. Should interest exceed the number of spaces available a lottery will be held on Feb. 17. To be considered for the Preschool Tuition Lottery, all required registration information must be submitted to your child's school office by 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2015.  

 

New! This year:

 

  • School day extended to 3:00 p.m. (formerly 2:30 p.m.)
  • Breakfast included at start of school day, from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Transportation (free of cost to all, including tuition students)
     

For more information about the program, visit: www.princetonk12.org/Preschool or contact:

 

Eric Csolak, Supervisor of Special Education, age 3 - Grade 5, at eric_csolak@princetonk12.org

Kim McReynolds, Grants Program Specialist, at kim_mcreynolds@princetonk12.org

Valid from 02/05/2015 to 02/14/2015

American Repertory Ballet’s DANCE POWER Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary With a Performance by DANCE POWER Students from New Brunswick Public Schools

04/03/2010

“Waiting in the Wings: Celebration! A Quarter Century of Dance”

Monday, April 26th, 2010 - 7:00pm, Free Performance

 New Brunswick High School, 1000 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ

 

New Brunswick, NJ—American Repertory Ballet’s (ARB) DANCE POWER Program celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a culminating performance at the New Brunswick High School on Monday, April 26th, 2010 at 7:00pm. This free performance, aptly titled Waiting in the Wings: Celebration! A Quarter Century of Dance, will feature third grade students from the New Brunswick Public School district participating in the DANCE POWER program, DANCE POWER Scholars, and dancers from the American Repertory Ballet Company.

 

DANCE POWER is a partnership between American Repertory Ballet and the New Brunswick Board of Education which provides dance education to all third grade students in the New Brunswick Public School District.  The program also provides an opportunity for students to continue their dance training on scholarship at Princeton Ballet School.  There are currently 68 DANCE POWER Scholars attending year-round dance training at Princeton Ballet School.  Started in 1984, DANCE POWER remains the longest running Arts/Community partnership in New Jersey.   

 

“The DANCE POWER program introduces dance to those who might never have had the opportunity to be exposed to it,” says ARB Education Director Lees Hummel.   “The students get to experience the process of learning the basics of dance and understanding its history.  They also learn how to move creatively and experience what it takes to rehearse and perform a dance work.   Many students find they have a gift and passion for dance, and DANCE POWER enables and encourages this discovery.  To witness the excitement and joy at the end of the process is amazing.”

 

The DANCE POWER students in the performance have participated in dance instruction as part of their Physical Education classes for the last 20 weeks. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of DANCE POWER, this year’s performance is centered around popular music from the last quarter century.  More than 500 students from all eight New Brunswick Public Schools will be performing the dances that they have learned in their classes.   They will join together onstage for the evening’s grand finale, entitled, Celebration!

 


In addition to the performances by the New Brunswick Public School students, the evening will feature a performance by DANCE POWER Scholars (children who have completed the third grade DANCE POWER program and have been selected to continue their training at Princeton Ballet School).  This year, DANCE POWER scholarship students will be performing two works, Emerging Artists, a ballet piece for first and second year scholarship students choreographed by Hummel, and Barnyard Disturbance, a fun romp choreographed by ARB Artistic Director, Graham Lustig, to music of the same name by Edgar Meyers.  Emerging Artists features New Brunswick residents Kalitza Bruno, Najah Davila, Sara Garcia, Sha’Nya’ Lige, Alejandra Lopez, Carla Ortiz, Janice Reyes and Deavihan Scott.  Barnyard Disturbance features New Brunswick residents Kayla Arroyo, Denee Corbin, Zakiyyah Meadows, and Salvatore Tesoriero; East Brunswick’s, Spencer Grossman, and a special appearance by Princeton Ballet School student Kylan Hillman of Pennington.

 

ARB Company members Peggy Petteway and Kevin Byrne will perform Lustig’s Torch to the music of James Blunt. 

    

The New Brunswick Board of Education will host a post-show reception for supporters and special guests.  This is the first year the show will be performed at the new New Brunswick High School.

 

The free performance of Waiting in the Wings: Celebration! A Quarter Century of Dance at the New Brunswick High School, 1000 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ will begin at 7:00pm. For more information, please contact Lees Hummel, ARB Education Director at 732.249.1254 x19 or Jacqueline Lukas, ARB Education Assistant at 732-249-1254 X 10.  

 

About American Repertory Ballet

 

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) was founded in 1954 as the Princeton Ballet Society.  Designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for two decades and repeatedly awarded a Citation of Excellence, American Repertory Ballet plays a leadership role in the dance community with significant performance, educational and outreach programming.  The Princeton Ballet School, founded in 1954, has studios in Princeton, Cranbury, and New Brunswick, New Jersey. The school provides a complete curriculum in ballet for children and adults, including special class sections for young boys. In addition, Princeton Ballet School offers a Professional Training Program, an internationally respected Summer Intensive program for emerging talent, and a large Open Enrollment Division, featuring classes in a wide variety of dance styles.  American Repertory Ballet has developed Education and Outreach programs which include Curriculum-based residencies; Educational Assemblies; DANCE POWER, a 25-year partnership with the New Brunswick Board of Education, and DANCE POWER II, an after-school program modeled after DANCE POWER. 

 

ARB receives support for DANCE POWER scholarships from Bank of America, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, PNC Foundation, George A. Ohl, Jr. Foundation, Karma Foundation, Infineum, and individual donations.

Valid from 04/03/2010 to 04/27/2010

Rising Stars to Perform in Princeton Ballet School’s Production of The Sleeping Beauty

04/17/2010

Rising Stars to perform in Princeton Ballet School’s Production of The Sleeping Beauty

Students of Princeton Ballet School will be performing Saturday, May 8th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, NJ

 

Princeton Ballet School will present the classic ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Saturday May 8, 2010 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, NJ.  The School’s adaptation of Marius Petipa’s classic ballet is directed by Douglas Martin and Mary Pat Robertson, with additional re-staging and choreography by Maria Youskevitch and the Princeton Ballet School faculty, in order to showcase the emerging talent at the School. 

 

Described by George Balanchine as “rich and formal in presentation, but warm and intimate in effect,” the ballet is one of the great classics of 19th century repertory, and is set to the music of Tchaikovsky.  The production itself displays the depth and strength of the talent at Princeton Ballet School.  Not only do the School students shine in Petipa’s original choreography, but the school’s faculty members, many of them accomplished professional dancers and choreographers in their own right, have re-choreographed and re-staged some of the ballet’s key variations in order to suit the particular strengths of their students. 

 

“This performance allows students of Princeton Ballet School to understand the process of putting together a ballet,” explains School Director, Mary Pat Robertson. “For the past six weeks, the students have had rehearsals outside of class to put together this performance. From the beginning student, to the pre-professional student, this experience allows all our students to be part of a professional-level production.”

 

Lead roles are danced by members of the American Repertory Ballet Workshop (ARBW) the pre-professional division of the school, led by Balletmasters Douglas Martin and Maria Youskevitch. Students in the ARBW program dance 22 hours a week and many of them go on to a professional career in dance.   Supporting roles are performed by other students of Princeton Ballet School, ranging from age five to adult.

 

This year, Pennington resident Karen Leslie Moscato and East Brunswick resident Katarina Rafael will be performing the lead role of “Aurora” (Moscato at 2:00pm and Rafael at 7:00pm).  Both have been students at Princeton Ballet School since early childhood and are members of the School’s Professional Training Program and ARBW. Moscato and Rafael, like most pre-professional aspirants in the field, have spent many summers in highly competitive and intensive summer programs, and will be doing so again this year, at the Kaatsbaan program in New York state, and at the American Ballet Theater program in Manhattan. 

 

Cranbury resident Christopher Costantini will be performing the lead roles of the “Prince” (at 2:00pm) and “Bluebird” (at 7:00pm).  Like Moscato and Rafael, Costantini has been studying at Princeton Ballet School for many years and has been featured in major roles in past School productions of “Swan Lake” and “Don Quixote”.  A senior at Lawrenceville Prep, Costantini will attend the San Francisco Ballet School’s Summer Intensive on a merit scholarship this summer and was recently accepted to the Class of 2014 at Princeton University. 

 

Princeton resident Amanda Phelan will showcase her performance range as she takes on two challenging and opposing roles.  In the matinee, she will perform the role of the wicked fairy “Carabosse” and later that evening, she will switch gears and play the benevolent “Lilac Fairy”.  A junior at Princeton High School, Phelan is also a talented musical theater performer who has been featured in several PHS musical productions.  Her parents, John and Kimberlee, and her brother Jack, also have performing roles in the production. 

 

Another family pair in the performance will be long-time Princeton Ballet School Students Ian and Evan Law from Somerset.  Ian, currently a trainee with the School’s professional company, the American Repertory Ballet, will be performing the lead roles of the “Prince” at 7:00pm and “Bluebird” at 2:00pm.  Evan, who will also be featured in the production, will be attending the prestigious School of American Ballet as a merit scholar this summer. 

 

Other featured performers include  Adrienne Esposito, Tara Fanzo, Meghan Salviejo and Linda Wang.  All told, there will be over 400 performers performing in The Sleeping Beauty. 

 

The performances of Princeton Ballet School’s The Sleeping Beauty will be held May 8th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, One Memorial Drive, Trenton, NJ. For more information about tickets, please call Princeton Ballet School at 609.921.7758 ext 10.

 

About Princeton Ballet School –

 

Princeton Ballet School has gained a national reputation for its excellent dance training since its founding in 1954 by Audrée Estey. Princeton Ballet School currently enrolls more than 1500 students, starting at age four and includes a large open enrollment division for adults. Mary Pat Robertson, Director, ensures that the school provides the atmosphere and training that nurtures both the prospective artist and the dance student who studies only for the inherent rewards – self-discipline, physical fitness, and an appreciation of movement and music. Programs offered at the school include special classes designed exclusively for boys, in addition to the children’s ballet classes for which the school is well known. Adult classes include ballet, modern dance, jazz, Spanish dance, Zumba®, hip-hop, and Pilates.

 

Princeton Ballet School has studios in Cranbury, New Brunswick, and Princeton. The Princeton facility, designed by architect Ralph Lerner, features four large studios, each with a shock-absorbent floor and non-slip dance surfaces. The Cranbury facility, also designed by Mr. Lerner, has two studios, fitted with the same specially designed dance flooring, and echoes the Princeton facility in design. The third facility in New Brunswick, also features one studio, and houses the administrative offices and the Company.

 

Many of Princeton Ballet School’s faculty members have performed professionally; others have attained graduate degrees in dance education and have won awards for their teaching. All are committed to the School’s philosophy of dance education. In addition to dance classes for all levels and ages, the school is noted for its PLUS program, the Profession Training Program (for high school students) and its performance wing, the ARB Workshop. These programs help develop young dancers who aspire to professional careers. Students from the school have gone on to dance in professional ballet and contemporary dance companies in the US and abroad. Graduates have danced with such diverse organizations as the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Miami City Ballet, STREB, Complexions, Mark Morris Dance Company, Twyla Tharp, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet West and on Broadway

Valid from 04/17/2010 to 05/09/2010

Princeton Ballet School’s Summer Intensive Culminates in a Performance on the Princeton University Campus 

08/05/2010

For the past five-weeks, Princeton Ballet School hosted top ballet talent from around the world at its highly acclaimed Summer Intensive Program.  Now in its 29th year, Princeton Ballet School’s Summer Intensive is one of the oldest programs of its kind in the US, and offers young dancers intensive ballet study with some of the most renowned faculty in the field. 
The students attending the workshop were chosen last winter in auditions conducted across the United States, as well as in Paris and Rome.  Attendees included eleven dancers from Italy, two dancers from France, and one each from Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, and Japan.  The students lived on-campus at Princeton University, and attended class six days a week at the Princeton Ballet School’s studios in the Princeton Shopping Center. 
Princeton Ballet School Director Mary Pat Robertson and American Repertory Ballet Company Director Douglas Martin, led the all-star faculty this year which included Mary Barton, former principal dancer with American Repertory Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet; Maria Youskevitch, former soloist at American Ballet Theater; Kyra Nichols, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet; and Kathleen Moore, former principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre.  
This year's choreographic workshop was led by former Twyla Tharp dancer Katie Glasner.  Glasner is currently Assistant Chair and Senior Associate in the Dance Department at Barnard in NYC and was a long time member of the Princeton Ballet School faculty.

Special guest artists in the program included Muriel Hallé, former soloist with the Paris Opéra Ballet and now teacher at their school; Kirk Peterson, former principal dancer, choreographer and ballet master of American Ballet Theater, and Director of American Ballet Theatre II; award-winning performer and teacher Jeanne Solan, of Nederlans Dans Theatr ; and Dawn Cargiulo Berman, who toured internationally with modern dance company, Momix.
The Summer Intensive performance last Friday featured George Balanchine's Serenade, a Balanchine® Ballet, presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and restaged by Nichols; a suite from Giselle restaged by Youskevitch; original works by Barton and Robertson and student choreography developed in Glasner's workshop. 

About Princeton Ballet School
Princeton Ballet School has gained a national reputation for its excellent dance training since its founding in 1954 by Audrée Estey. Princeton Ballet School currently enrolls more than 1500 students, starting at age three and includes a large open enrollment division for adults. Mary Pat Robertson, Director, ensures that the school provides the atmosphere and training that nurtures both the prospective artist and the dance student who studies only for the inherent rewards – self-discipline, physical fitness, and an appreciation of movement and music. Programs offered at the school include special classes designed exclusively for boys, in addition to the children’s ballet classes for which the school is well known. Adult classes include ballet, modern dance, jazz, Spanish dance, hip-hop, and Pilates.
 
Princeton Ballet School has studios in Cranbury, New Brunswick, and Princeton. The Princeton facility, designed by architect Ralph Lerner, features four large studios, each with a shock-absorbent floor and non-slip dance surfaces. The Cranbury facility, also designed by Mr. Lerner, has two studios, fitted with the same specially designed dance flooring, and echoes the Princeton facility in design. The third facility in New Brunswick, also features one studio, and houses the administrative offices and the Company.
 
Many of Princeton Ballet School’s faculty members have performed professionally; others have attained graduate degrees in dance education and have won awards for their teaching. All are committed to the School’s philosophy of dance education. In addition to dance classes for all levels and ages, the school is noted for its PLUS program, the Professional Training Program (for high school students) and its performance wing, the ARB Workshop. These programs help develop young dancers who aspire to professional careers. Students from the school have gone on to dance in professional ballet and contemporary dance companies in the US and abroad. Graduates have danced with such diverse organizations as the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Miami City Ballet, STREB, Complexions, Mark Morris Dance Company, Twyla Tharp, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet West and on Broadway.
 
 
Christine Chen, Managing Director
American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School
office: 7 Livingston Ave. | New Brunswick, NJ 08901
mail: P.O. Box 250 | New Brunswick, NJ 08903
p. 732.249.1254 x16 | f. 732.249.8475
cchen@arballet.org
 


 

Valid from 08/05/2010 to 10/01/2010

Friends of Princeton Charter School's Fall Rummage Sale October 9, 2010

06/23/2010

FALL RUMMAGE SALE
Plan to clean out the basement this summer?
Your “no longer needed” items can be donated to the Friends of Princeton Charter School's annual fall rummage sale.
It’s the first fund raiser of the school year and will be held on October 9.
We’d love donations of gently used books, toys, clothing, household goods, linens, and furniture.
Soon after the start of the new school year, we will be accepted donations every morning at drop off and every afternoon at pickup.
Please keep the Princeton Charter Rummage sale in mind. Thanks.
Questions - email or call Laura Strong at lauralstrong@yahoo.com or 688-1196

 


 
 

Valid from 08/01/2010 to 10/10/2010

Princeton Regional Schools To Host Piano Sale

11/05/2011

Princeton Regional Schools Visual and Performing Arts Department, in partnership with the Rockley Family Foundation, will host a sale of pianos and other musical instruments on November 11-13, 2011, at the Princeton High School Performing Arts Center.

 

A selection of instruments will be available, including grand, baby grand, digital player grand, vertical (upright), and digital pianos, as well as orchestral string instruments, acoustic guitars, and electric guitars. The sale will include instruments by Pramberger, Yamaha, Bechstein, Seiler, Roland, Gibson, Breedlove, Ibanez, and Peavey, with a discrete selection of used Steinway & Sons pianos. Most instruments have been in service for less than one year, have been tuned, and include a new factory warranty. Delivery and special no-interest financing is available on site.

 

Sale by appointment only on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12. For appointments and directions to the Performing Arts Center, please call (609) 806-4321. The event is open to the public without appointment on Sunday, November 13, 12-5p.m.

 

 

 

Valid from 11/05/2011 to 11/14/2011

The Lewis School’s to Hold 38th Annual Tree of Light December 9, 2011

12/02/2011

The Lewis School of Princeton will host its 38th Annual Tree of Light Celebration on Friday, December 9th, at 6:30 p.m. in the schoolyard at 53 Bayard Lane. 

Attendees can still expect the same traditions offered every year—delicious gourmet foods and beverages, a Lewis Choir holiday concert, a Silent Auction, and of course, the tree lighting.  The Princeton University Nassoons and the American Boychoir School will also perform during the evening.  Tickets to the celebration are set at $25 per person and are available for purchase at www.lewisschool.org.  All proceeds will benefit The Lewis School’s Annual Fund.  Please dress warmly as some activities take place outdoors.

The true meaning of The Lewis School’s Tree of Light has inspired people all over the world.  Students are proud to explain to anyone who asks about the Tree that each light shines as symbols of hope and encouragement for learning different persons like themselves.  They point out that the Tree is not a Christmas tree; it has no star or decorations.  It only has lights that shine for the more than 30 million Americans who are struggling with learning and literacy—those whose “Gifts and Great Promise” have never been recognized; those who have been left behind.

Each year, our Lewis School students, faculty and parents strive to raise greater awareness of those students who have not yet found the educational opportunity they need to realize their potential and fulfill their dreams.  The Tree of Light is a celebration to be shared by all who care enough to want to affect change for the better in our world—especially in the lives of children who are our future.


 
 

Valid from 12/02/2011 to 12/10/2011

Mercer Council Offers Botvin’s Life Skills Training Program to Mercer Schools

01/05/2011

Mercer Council is now offering Botvin’s Life Skills
Training Program to Mercer schools and youth groups. This evidence-based
prevention curriculum was developed by Dr. Gilbert Botvin, Director of the
Institute for Prevention Research at Cornell University Medical College. The
Life Skills training program seeks to promote health and well being among
children through the delivery of a combination of life, health and drug
resistance skills. It is one of the only programs proven to reduce the use of
alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among adolescents, making it the most
extensively evaluated substance abuse program available.   For more information
on bringing the Botvin’s Life Skills Training Program to your school or youth
group, call 609-396-5874, ext. 203.
 
About Mercer Council -- Mercer Council is a 501 © (3)  non-profit agency
dedicated to strengthening the foundations of children and families by
empowering them to successfully handle difficult, everyday life situations and
the impact of substance abuse. Mercer Council actively provides quality alcohol,
tobacco and other drug abuse prevention and early intervention services in
partnership with individuals, families, schools, communities, businesses and
professionals throughout Mercer County.


 

Valid from 01/05/2011 to 02/28/2011

Talk about the local Princeton: Talk about the local Princeton Schools!

10/17/2006

Valid from 07/02/2009

Second Chance Cinema, the Princeton Adult School’s Annual Movie Course Begins February 7, 2011

02/01/2011

Second Chance Cinema, the Princeton Adult School’s annual winter-spring movie course, will open its 16th season on Monday, February 7 at 7:30pm with a showing of the acclaimed 2010 American independent film and probable Oscar Best Picture nominee Winter’s Bone. All the selections on this year’s series will be screened at the Friend Center Auditorium in the Computer Science Building on the Princeton campus, located at the corner of Williams Street and Olden Avenue. The complete schedule of eleven “films you should have seen but didn’t” will continue on subsequent Monday evenings at 7:30pm through May 2nd.
 
All eleven programs will be introduced by the series curator, William Lockwood Jr., Special Programming Director for McCarter Theatre., and will include titles from France, Italy, China, Germany, Belgium, Japan and England, as well as the USA. The Second Chance series is designed to showcase films which never reached Princeton area movie theatres at all, or whose commercial engagements were so brief that most audiences missed them altogether. Nine of the eleven titles on this year’s series will be receiving their Princeton area premiere showings.
 
The 2010 edition of Second Chance Cinema will open with the Princeton Premiere of Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone, cited as one of the year’s “Ten Best” on virtually  every critic’s list and a potential Oscar nominee in several categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. The setting is the poverty-stricken backcountry of the Missouri Ozarks, where 17-year old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) searches for her missing father to save the family home.
 
The contemporary cinema of France will be represented by several titles, starting with Claire Denis’ 35 Shots of Rum on February 14, a personal film about family relationships and letting go. The director examines the human condition in this story of a windowed Paris Metro conductor, his grown daughter, and his former girlfriend. The great French 87-year old French master Alain Resnais will be represented by his latest creation, Wild Grass, a human comedy in which two strangers inch towards each other through swirls of suspicion, fascination, intrigue and regret.
 
Also from France and Belgium comes Lorna’s Silence, the latest from the Dardenne brothers, whose work has been a regular feature on the Second Chance series. Their new release is another study in moral compromise focusing on an Albanian émigré struggling to save her sham marriage, her fragile dream of success, and her own conscience. In contrast, Jacques Audiard’s  A Prophet is a prison thriller in which crime becomes a metaphor for life and power. The film centers on a 19-year old French Arab who enters jail   as an illiterate teenager and is absorbed into the Corsican mafia and becomes the protégé of the prison’s mob boss.
 
Two of the series selections come from the cinema of the Far East. China is represented by Last Train Home, a documentary by Lixit Fan about the world’s largest human migration. Every New Year’s, 130 workers in China’s cities make their way back to their impoverished villages to visit the parents and children they have left behind. From Japan, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Tokyo Sonata is a modern-day horror story with particular contemporary relevance. When a Tokyo businessman loses his job, he is too ashamed to tell his family and his deception sets off a chain reaction among his wife and two sons.
 
Two other titles from the USA join Winter’s Bone on the 2011 schedule. The Messenger earned Woody Harrelson a Best Actor nomination last year in which he and Jon Foster are a “casualty notification team” whose job is delivering news of a child or spouse’s death in the Iraq war to their relatives. Oren Moverman’s story is one we don’t want to hear: how families are devastated by war and how large each of those sacrifices really is. And the faux documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop left critics wondering whether it was an elaborate prank playing a joke on the viewer. It revolves around the British street artists Banksy and his Boswell, a Frenchman named Thierry Guetta, and the result is a hall-of-mirrors look at the inanity of contemporary art and its practitioners wherein artists become objects and vice-versa.
 
From England, Fish Tank stars newcomer Katie Jarvis in the coming-of-age story of a young working class girl being raised in the London projects. A poster-child for the depression of underbelly England, Mia is seething with anger and acts our hostilities with almost feral anger in director Andrea Arnold’s answer to the Truffaut classic The 400 Blows.
 
The Second Chance series will conclude in May on a happier note, Italy’s I Am Love, which finds director Luca Guadagnino channeling Luchino Visconti in a story of passion and food, its characters pursuing pleasure at every opportunity At it center is Tilda Swinton as the grande dame of a wealthy Milanese clan who succumbs to the culinary and sexual arts of a handsome young chef.
 
Course registration for the complete series including the schedule of screenings and program notes is available from the Princeton Adult School at 609/683-1101, and you may register online at www.Princetonadultschool.org or by email at Reginfo.pas@verizon.net . Depending on final course enrollment, a limited number of single admissions to individual screenings may be available at the door at showtimes, but seating cannot be guaranteed.
 
 
 

Valid from 02/01/2011 to 05/03/2011

Hopewell Regional Schools Winter Weather/School Closing Procedures

12/11/2010

The recent snow flurries remind us that the winter months will soon be upon us and it is inevitable that a decision to close schools or to arrange a delayed opening will be made. I would like to provide you with some insight into how I reach my decision to close or delay school. 


In the very early hours of the morning, the Director of Facilities contacts local police and the directors of Public Works for Hopewell and Pennington, he studies weather forecasts, and reviews conditions on district property.  At the same time, the Director of Transportation communicates with bus contractors and key department employees.  While they discuss the road situation, I review the weather across the region and discuss the local conditions with area superintendents during a 4:45 am conference call. 


The final pronouncement rests on my shoulders with advice from our Director of Facilities, the local police and other key administrators.  There are numerous factors to weigh before a decision is reached. First and foremost, I must consider the safety of students and staff. I ask myself, “Can the buses deliver students to and from home?”  “Can students wait outside for school buses?”  “Have crews cleaned the roads and parking lots sufficiently so staff can drive to school or back home?”


The landscape we value so much in Hopewell Valley also plays into the decision. The Valley is quite diverse and encompasses over 60 square miles, from the sprawling Sourland mountains to small borough streets.  Finally, I know that I must make a final decision early enough to ensure that buses and staff members traveling from far away have not left and by 10 a.m. in order to inform the staff and community about an early dismissal closing. Whenever possible, the decision will be made the night before.


This year, we will be using the AlertNow system to inform parents of a school closing, delay or early dismissal. This communication will take place at approximately 6:30 am (staff members will be notified by 6:00 am) and 10:00 am for any early dismissal. Parents/guardians will receive an email and phone message using their contact information listed in Infinite Campus. In addition, a message will be placed on the district website (hvrsd.org), on the cable stations (Comcast Channel 19 and Verizon FiOS Channel 32), and on the district telephone system (737-8449). 


As we begin the season of ice, snow, and cold, I want to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.  Each decision regarding school openings and closings will be made on a case-by-case basis, with thoughtful concern for the safety of all students and staff.


 

Valid from 12/11/2010 to 04/15/2011

Stuart Announces iPads for “One-to-One Computing” in Middle and Upper Schools for Fall 2011

03/16/2011

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart announced today that it will provide every girl in the Middle School and Upper School, grades 7 – 12, with an iPad for the 2011-2012 school year. The positive impact of the iPad on learning was established when Stuart put iPads in the hands of faculty beginning November 2010 and students in January 2011.

Giving every student her own device — commonly referred to as “one- to-one computing” — is a dramatic step in Stuart’s blended approach to technology integration; one of the key components in the Head of School, Dr. Patty L. Fagin’s vision of a 21st Century Global Education. Teachers in pre-school through grade 6 will have access to iPad carts, and laptops and computer labs will continue to be used for other instructional needs. Although the use of iPads will reduce the demand for laptops, teacher requests for all computing devices continue to escalate each year. To help fund this growing need, some of the proceeds from Stuart’s Spring Auction 2011 will go to supplement the Laptop and iPad carts that are used by the whole school.

“We are convinced that one-to-one computing in the Middle and Upper School will be a game changer,” said Dr. Fagin, “bringing our girls into the 21st Century and revolutionizing faculty’s ability to differentiate, innovate, and help students create in new and exciting ways.”

In a recent article on 21st Century learning, Dr. Fagin detailed the importance of being technologically literate. Head of Middle School, Robert Missonis agrees, “Stuart is proud to join some of the best schools in the country who have adopted this practice. Use of the iPads allow us to access limitless information on the internet. Through video conferencing we will connect with experts throughout the world. All of this capacity will be in the palm of the student’s hands.”

The thorough research of Stuart’s staff led to the choice of iPads for several reasons including: user friendliness, long battery life, ease of collaboration and information sharing, and durability and cost.

Eighth grade student Kate Yazujian responded enthusiastically to the announcement, “The iPad has been very helpful in math class. Instead of using paper and pencil to graph quadratic equations, there is an app that makes it less tedious and time consuming. I was able to understand the point of the lesson more quickly and could do things like move the integers to see how the change to one variable dramatically changes the appearance of the parabola. Kate’s friend, fellow eighth grade student Emily Kolb chimed in, “We saved a lot of paper using the iPad, which is better for the environment. I also like using the Saundry Notes app for taking notes in class. It’s quicker, so I was less distracted and spent more time listening to the teacher.”

Over the next two months Stuart will be finalizing the processes for distributing the iPads and preparing each student to maximize her iPad once it arrives.

About Stuart: Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is an independent Roman Catholic school for girls in kindergarten through grade 12, as well as a coed preschool and junior kindergarten. Now celebrating its 47th year, Stuart is a member of the National and International Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Stuart offers an education deeply rooted in the goals and criteria of the Sacred Heart that enriches, inspires and empowers its students. While academic rigor is emphasized at Stuart, values are also placed on physical, social and moral growth.

 

Valid from 03/16/2011 to 04/30/2011

Princeton Day School’s “The Great GiveAway” Expands to Entire School and Benefits HomeFront

06/04/2011

Princeton – The Princeton Day School Upper School Community Council has once again organized a recycling program to benefit HomeFront (http://www.homefrontnj.org/). “The Great GiveAway,” which launches Tuesday, May 31, coincides with the end of school and the cleaning out of lockers. This year, all three divisions of PDS will participate. Students are invited to sort and set aside usable school supplies that might previously have been thrown out. Labeled bins are situated in all areas of the school for the collection of gently used pens, pencils, crayons, general school supplies, notebooks, books, clothing and sports equipment. Students will salvage the unused portions of notebooks, recycling the paper that has been used.

 

Last year, Upper School and Middle School students provided two carloads of school supplies to HomeFront, a Trenton-based nonprofit agency serving Mercer County homeless families. With the additional participation of the Lower School this year, the PDS Community Council expects even greater results for HomeFront. Lower School students are publicizing the event with handmade posters, and teachers have held off on desk and classroom cleaning until the kickoff of the event.

 

In addition to the collection of supplies for HomeFront, The Great GiveAway facilitates the recycling of massive amounts of used paper. Last year, The Community Council recycled more than 1000 pounds of paper during the cleanup week. Waste reduction is a key part of Princeton Day School’s ongoing sustainability initiative. Other steps taken by the school to minimize waste are the addition of recycling/waste stations in the cafeterias, the composting of all food waste, the  

 

recycling of all florescent bulbs and the movement of most publications from paper to electronic. Princeton Day School is a founding member of OASIS (Organizing Action on Sustainability in Schools), a local consortium of 17 local schools working to become more sustainable campuses, and a member of the Green School Alliance.

 

 

Princeton Day School is an independent, coeducational school educating students from
Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12.

Valid from 06/04/2011 to 08/04/2011

MCCC Partners with Mercer Co. Technical Schools To Provide College Classes for Health Science Academy

06/13/2011

For high school students who already have their sights set on careers in health care, the Health Science Academy at the Mercer County Technical Schools’ Assunpink Center is proving the ideal place to earn a high school diploma – as well as prepare for the rigors of college. Through a partnership with Mercer County Community College, students are benefitting from a challenging curriculum and will be taking college classes at Mercer by the time they are high school juniors.

According to MCCC Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Guy Generals, this collaborative program reflects a growing movement in education to help high schools better align their curriculum with what students will encounter at the college level.  “The entire curriculum for this program was developed with input and discussions between MCCC and the technical school,” Generals said.  “These students will be well-prepared for a challenging course of study in college.”

As the first class of 28 students nears the end of its 9th grade year, MCTS Principal Lucille Jones reports that these self-motivated students are “achieving, growing and getting the kind of intensive health care focus that would not be possible in a traditional school setting.” 

Specialized classes offered at the academy include Dynamics of Health Care and First Aid Certification in 9th grade, Fundamentals of Clinical Care and CPR Certification in 10th grade, Emergency and Clinical Care, including ethics and public policy, in 11th grade, and Introduction to Forensics, basic EMT certification and internship opportunities in 12th grade.

Additionally, in their junior and senior years, Health Science Academy students will begin testing the waters at college by taking up to seven classes and earning 21 credits at Mercer.  Their MCCC classes will range from psychology and sociology, to anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and medical terminology.

Says MCCC Dean of Health Professions, Dr. Linda Martin, “We look forward to serving these students, who have identified their commitment to the health care field so early.  They are likely to be our future doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, radiographers and more.”  She notes that with expanded health care services expected to become available in the United States in the near future and a steadily increasing aging population, the need for highly skilled health professionals is projected to grow considerably.

 

All students enrolled in MCTS’ Health Science Academy become members of the Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA).  In March, 15 students competed in the New Jersey HOSA State Competition, with six earning the opportunity to compete at the National HOSA Competition later this month. Two students were elected to serve as HOSA State Officers.

According to Lori Perlow, MCTS’ communications officer, the enrollment process for the 2011 9th grade class is almost complete, but a few openings remain. She notes that admission criteria are rigorous, with middle school grades, scores on national tests and performance on an entrance assessment all considered.  Learn more at www.mcts.edu.

Valid from 06/13/2011 to 07/30/2011

The Wilberforce School's First Graduation

06/22/2011


 

The Wilberforce School celebrated its first 8th grade graduation on June 2nd.   This is a significant milestone for the school.  TWS is a classical Christian school in Princeton, founded in 2005 with 28 students in grades JK through 3.  Each year since 2005, the school increased its enrollment (100 enrolled this year) and added one grade-level per year.  This year we completed our grade-level expansion with 8th grade, and celebrated our first graduation.  The first graduating class had five students, pictured in the photo below.  Left to right: Francie Peña, Emily Chun, Matthew Mariman, Stephanie Nettleship, Marian Farrell.

 

Valid from 06/22/2011 to 08/15/2011

Princeton Ballet School’s Summer Intensive Celebrates 30 Years

06/22/2011

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Princeton Ballet School’s Summer Intensive Celebrates 30 Years

 

PRINCETON, N.J. – This summer marks the 30th anniversary of Princeton Ballet School’s renowned international Summer Intensive Program.  Princeton Ballet School’s five week Summer Intensive is one of the oldest programs of its kind in the United States, and takes place this year from June 27-July 29.  The program’s distinguished faculty and quality facilities provide talented dancers from around the world with professional level ballet training.

 

Students attending the program were selected during auditions that took place last winter across the United States, as well as in Paris and Rome.  Expected attendees will travel from across the U.S. and from France, Italy, Switzerland, Canada and Israel to participate in the program.  The students will live on Princeton University’s campus while attending class six days a week at the Princeton Ballet School’s studios in Princeton, NJ.

 

Princeton Ballet School Director, Mary Pat Robertson, and American Repertory Ballet Company Director, Douglas Martin, will conduct the program alongside Princeton Ballet School’s impressive array of permanent and guest faculty who include Kyra Nichols, former principal ballerina with New York City Ballet, and long time guest teacher at Princeton Ballet School; Kathleen Moore, former principal ballerina with American Ballet Theatre, and current American Repertory Ballet teacher and senior faculty member; Katie Glasner, former dancer with Twyla Tharp, and current Associate Professor of Dance at Barnard College; Mary Barton and Maria Youskevitch, senior faculty members and ballet mistresses of American Repertory Ballet Workshop; and many special guests, including Princeton Ballet School alum Michael Mindlin, currently dancing in the Broadway production of Mamma Mia.

 

The Princeton Ballet School Summer Intensive will culminate with a performance on July 29 at the McCarter Theatre Center’s Berlind Theater in Princeton, NJ.  This highly anticipated performance will include student choreography orchestrated by Katie Glasner, as well as choreography by Mary Barton and Janell Byrne.  The performance will also feature an excerpt from Don Quixote as re-staged by Maria Youskevitch and work by American Repertory Ballet Director Douglas Martin.

 

“Summer Intensive is one of my favorite moments of our year,” says Princeton Ballet School Director Mary Pat Robertson.  “It’s so gratifying to see such talented young dancers, whom I have found and gathered here from all over, being so enthusiastic about new ideas and new friends.  These concepts and friendships with teachers and peers will last them throughout the coming year, as they return to their home studios and countries.”  

 

Princeton Ballet School also runs two programs for younger dancers.  Summer Intensive Intermediates for 11-14 year old dancers takes place at the school’s studios in Cranbury, NJ, while Summer Intensives Juniors is held on the Princeton University Campus.

 

About Princeton Ballet School 

 

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, has gained a national reputation for its excellent dance training since its founding in 1954 by Audrée Estey. Princeton Ballet School currently enrolls more than 1500 students, starting at age three and includes a large open enrollment division for adults. Mary Pat Robertson, Director, ensures that the school provides the atmosphere and training that nurtures both the prospective artist and the dance student who studies only for the inherent rewards – self-discipline, physical fitness, and an appreciation of movement and music. Programs offered at the school include special classes designed exclusively for boys, in addition to the children’s ballet classes for which the school is well known. Adult classes include ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, and Pilates. 

 

Princeton Ballet School has studios in Cranbury, New Brunswick, and Princeton. The Princeton facility, designed by the late architect Ralph Lerner, features four large studios, each with a shock-absorbent floor and non- slip dance surfaces. The Cranbury facility, also designed by Mr. Lerner, has two studios, fitted with the same specially designed dance flooring, and echoes the Princeton facility in design. The third facility in New Brunswick features one studio, and houses the administrative offices and the Company. 

 

Many of Princeton Ballet School’s faculty members have performed professionally; others have attained graduate degrees in dance education and have won awards for their teaching. All are committed to the School’s philosophy of dance education. In addition to dance classes for all levels and ages, the school is noted for its PLUS program, the Professional Training Program (for high school students) and its performance wing, the ARB Workshop. These programs help develop young dancers who aspire to professional careers. Students from the school have gone on to dance in professional ballet and contemporary dance companies in the US and abroad. Graduates have danced with such diverse organizations as the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Miami City Ballet, STREB, Complexions, Mark Morris Dance Company, Twyla Tharp, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, Washington Ballet, and on Broadway.

Valid from 06/22/2011 to 08/15/2011

Schools

07/22/2009

Valid from 07/22/2009

Local Schools and Day Care Centers

08/30/2009

Valid from 08/31/2009

Upcoming Arts Events at Princeton Regional Schools

11/29/2011

 

Date: November 29, 2011

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Upcoming Arts Events at Princeton Regional Schools

 

December 2 at 7 p.m., Littlebrook Elementary School: Student performance of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” as part of the residency program with McCarter Theatre.

 

December 2, 5-7:30 p.m., at the Numina Gallery, Princeton High School. Art Show Opening “The Dream Show”

 

December 13 at 7 p.m., Littlebrook Elementary School: Winter Choral Concert

 

December 13 at 7:30 p.m., John Witherspoon Middle School: Orchestra performance.

 

December 16 at 7 p.m., Princeton High School: Big Band Dance (featuring the Princeton High School band; open to the public)

 

December 22 at 7:30 p.m., Princeton University Chapel: Annual Princeton High School Winter Concert.

 

 

Contact: Assenka Oksiloff

Phone: (609) 806-4215

Email:  aoksiloff@prs.k12.nj.us

 

Valid from 11/29/2011 to 12/23/2011

St. Paul School's 8th Grade Scholastic Olympics Team Takes Top Spot

12/08/2011

St. Paul School is proud to announce that its 8th Grade Scholastic Olympics team once again took a top spot in Trenton Catholic Academys 30th Annual Scholastic Olympics with a 2nd place win. This is the 11th consecutive year they placed in the top 2. In the past 6 years, they have placed 1st four times.

The team is made up of 14 individuals who compete in 7 different subject areas, including: Science, Math, English, History, Religion, Art and Spelling. This year's team included: