Passaic Arts & Science Charter School

KaBoom Project!

On Monday, October 5, 9th grade students and teachers from Passaic Arts and Sciences Charter School- Middle High participated in a KaBoom! Project aimed at creating a new safe play space at Christopher Columbus Park in Passaic, New Jersey. Situated across the street from W.B. Cruise School #11, Christopher Columbus Park had little equipment for children to engage in healthy physical activity. With the help of KaBoom!, sponsors Carmax and Microsoft, and the hard work of volunteers, Christopher Columbus Park was transformed from a desolate field to a magical space where children can imagine, play, and enjoy nature.

The 9th grade team, along with 47 9th grade students, contributed to the transformation of the park by painting multicolored checker boards, as well as filling and levelling the soon to be christened volleyball pit. A majority of our time was spent filling large tarps with sand, transferring it to the volleyball pit, and pouring the sand, which was then levelled by other students, using rakes and shovels. Aside from the volleyball pit and large checkers and chess sets, brand new state of the art equipment was installed, as well as a small flower garden with benches. While the task was strenuous, teamwork among the 9th graders made the assignment successful.

It was wonderful watching students using skills they have forged in the classroom, such as problem solving skills and team building skills, outside in a real world setting. Seeing different students interact with one another on a more hands-on approach to accomplishing a task provided the teachers a slight peak into the mind of our students. Seeing the skills we help our students form, as well as encourage them to practice, in a different, non-classroom setting, was thrilling. Watching our students give back to their communities by creating something with their own hands, something that will contribute to the wellbeing of their neighbors, was a gift. Despite the many aches and pains accumulated throughout the laborious event, smiles and a sense of accomplishment could be seen on the faces of our students.

Pictures

Video

Recent News

Early Dismissal

iLearn Schools families, Due to the predicated weather forecast for December 2, 2019 all iLearn Schools will have an early

Read More »

Grandparents Day

Our annual Grandparents Night is here again! There will be multiple activities for students and their elders to enjoy together!"

Read More »
en English
X
RSS Alerts – iLearn Schools
  • 2 Hour Delayed Opening December 3, 2019
    Please be advised that all iLearn Schools in NJ will have a 2 hour delayed opening tomorrow, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Bronx ASCS will follow regular schedule. Should conditions change, you will receive an updated message with new information. Thank you and be safe.
    iLearn Schools
  • Early Dismissal December 2, 2019
    iLearn Schools families, Due to the predicated weather forecast for December 2, 2019 all iLearn Schools will have an early dismissal! Thank you and be safe!
    iLearn Schools
  • Important Update Regarding Clifton Campuses June 11, 2019
    Dear Passaic Arts & Science Charter School Clifton Campuses Parents, As you are aware, our elementary campus for grades K-3 will be located at 418 Mt. Prospect Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey. We would like to inform you that our existing building located at 43 Clifton Avenue in Clifton will serve only 4th grade students during […]
    Passaic Arts and Science
  • Delayed Opening – Thursday, March 22, 2018 March 22, 2018
    Please be advised that all iLearn Schools will have a delayed opening tomorrow, on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Staff reports at 9:30 am, students at 10 am, bus students at bus stops at 9:20 am .Should conditions change, you will receive an updated message with new information. Thank you and be safe.
    Passaic Arts and Science
  • School will be closed tomorrow, March 21, 2018 March 21, 2018
    Please be advised that Passaic ASCS will be closed tomorrow, on Wednesday, March 21 , 2018 due to the weather conditions. Thank you and be safe.
    Passaic Arts and Science

FEAST OF GIVING

Let us help make this celebration a memorable one!