Announcements

Dear Uptown School Students and Families,

On behalf of the faculty and staff, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you as we begin the 2014-2015 school year! 
It is our mission to provide a rigorous and challenging curriculum in an environment that encourages, stimulates, and motivates our students.   We will focus on our overarching theme of  T.E.A.C.H-Teaching with Efficacy to Achieve a Culture of High expectations.  Through this mission and focus we will foster a diverse, vibrant, and safe learning community. 


This school year we will continue to drive academic achievement by concentrating on our literacy framework and math initiatives, increasing parental and community partnerships, and by enhancing instructional practices through professional learning communities for our staff members.

Teaching and nurturing children is a tremendous and rewarding responsibility.  We are thankful that we can partner with you to mold your children into positive and productive young adults who are intelligent and creative thinkers, and lifelong learners.  When teachers and parents are enthusiastic, supportive, and committed to their child’s learning, the children in turn will enjoy learning and achieve at high levels. There's a lot of excitement ahead of us this year as we reconnect with friends, meet new people, discover new books and ideas, master new skills, and become creative problem solvers. This year is an invitation to work together to achieve excellence in all these areas.  


Lastly, we have exceptional support from our Board of Education, leadership from our superintendent and assistant superintendents, and an excellent staff who are committed and diligently work to foster a vibrant learning community.  We also have wonderful parents like you who are devoted to their child’s education and their future.  We look forward to our journey of learning at Uptown School Complex. 


Best Regards,

Michael Bird, Interim Principal



Greetings Uptown Family:


I am excited about what’s on the horizon for 2014-2015 school year at Uptown School Complex!

It is both an honor and a privilege to work with dedicated staff and faculty members in creating an optimal learning environment for our students.  We are committed to ensuring that the students at Uptown School Complex are provided with meaningful classroom instruction that is student centered and anchored in college and career readiness. It is our goal to equip our students with the critical thinking skills they will need to actively participate in our global society.


The entire staff is collectively vested in our students’ success as they develop into the bright, innovative and pioneering young adults that will cultivate and positively impact our society as a whole.


As it takes a village to raise a child, I look forward to partnering with the families and community members of Uptown School Complex to ensure that our children are equipped with the academic tools to be successful and feel confident as they transition into the next phase of their lives.


In Service to Students,


Dr. Sheree N. Alexander, Assistant Principal


 


 
Uptown's Motto: "I believe I can achieve because I believe in me!"
 



Math Bowl: The Super Bowl of Math
January 31, 2014
Presented by: Mr. Corcoran MATH BOWL


The Super Bowl of Math is a football themed test prep game that requires students to use their mathematical skills and reasoning, as well as teamwork, to solve various math related football scenarios. MATH BOWL incorporates questions and concepts from all four Math Benchmarks and makes them relevant to situations found in an NFL football game. Students work in teams of five and are assigned a helmet to represent their team. Teams must correctly answer the questions to advance their helmet up the field. Questions are worth 10, 20, 30, or 40 yards based on difficulty. Each touchdown is worth 7 points, and the team with the highest score at the end of the game is the winner.


Please click the target icon to visit Mr. Corcoran's collection Math websites. All of these sites have been kid tested and kid approved!



H.I.B. CONTACTS
For The Uptown School Complex
323 Madison Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
609-344-8809
District Coordinator Sarah King sking@acboe.org
Kareem Spence Anti-Bullying Specialist kspence@acboe.org
Antoinette Gray Anti-Bullying Specialist agray@acboe.org


We are beginning to add student "how-to's" to help students with their homework. Click the read more link to view a couple.   Read more...

Uptown is proud to participate in Box Tops for Education. Box Tops for Education has helped America’s schools earn over $400 million since 1996. You can earn cash for your child’s school by clipping Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products. Box Tops also offers easy ways to earn even more cash for your school online. Click here to participate.

 
Parents: There is a way for you to keep up to date on what your child is doing in school. Create an account to receive email alerts & have access to pictures from the 8th grade Stepping Up Dance, Ceremony, and the Honor Roll dinner. Please read the attached document for instructions.

To sign up, click here: PARENT REGISTRATION
Read more...
Registering_for_Class_Email_Alerts.pdf

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 1
Holiday - NO SCHOOL
Labor Day
Tuesday, September 2
TEACHER IN SERVICE DAY
Teachers Report
Wednesday, September 3
Students return
Abbreviated Day For Students
Thursday, September 4
TEACHER WORKSHOP
Abbreviated Day For Students
Friday, September 5
TEACHER WORKSHOP
Abbreviated Day For Students
Thursday, September 25
Holiday - NO SCHOOL
Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, September 30
Open House
Uptown School Complex 5:00pm
Monday, October 13
Holiday - NO SCHOOL
Columbus Day

Weather

Today, 9/1/2014
High: 86 Low: 73
Rain showers
64% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/2/2014
High: 91 Low: 72
Thunderstorms
28% chance of precipitation.