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The following is a list of highlights for the Piscataway Campus for the month of December 2016

 
Mrs. Shaffer’s Computer Applications for Business shop students engaged in making holiday cards as a shop project for deployed troops by working with Operation Gratitude.  The cards are appreciated by the armed forces because the cards tell our heroes "We care!" 
 
During the holiday season Ms. Morrison’s Basic Business Technology Shop students created over 100 holiday cards for residents at the JFK Hartwick Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Edison, NJ.  The cards were nicely decorated with ribbon and candy canes.  Students also created handmade coloring books for the children in the pediatric unit at St. Peter’s University Hospital. 
 
Freshmen students in Mrs. Evans Computer Systems Technology shop celebrated Computer Science Education Week with "The Hour of Code". Students joined millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries to complete coding tutorials as an introduction to computer science. Each student received a certificate of completion for demonstrating an understanding of the basic concepts of computer science.
 
Mrs. Ricciardi’s adult cosmetology class visited Salon Centric in Union for a skin care seminar.  Students loved the demonstration so much they said they can't wait to go back in May for the next session. Students were also able to shop at the salon for products only available to cosmetologists.  In May students will also shop at Salon Centric for supplies required for their State Board examinations. Upon leaving the seminar students were given a generous gift bag of all different samples of products.
 
Mrs. Shaffer’s Computer Applications for Business shop held a “design a T-shirt” contest. The First Place Winner was Stephanie Baluena, her design was selected to be placed on the 11th grade shirts.  Second Place was Itzel Hernandez and Third was Gabrielle Achazo. A group photo was taken with students wearing their shirts. Please see the attached pictures. 
 
Piscataway Campus hosted its third annual Blood Drive on December 6th. Ms. Rogers’ Health Technology students did a wonderful job of assisting the Red Cross personnel. We collected 42 units of blood.
 
Piscataway Campus takes our responsibility to showcase options for students after they graduate very seriously.  On December 8th, US Army Staff Sergeant Daniel Soto and an assistant presented to fifteen highly interested students in the school media center.  The students left the presentation with a clear perspective on the advantages of entering the US Army after high school.  This was Staff Sergeant Soto’s second visit this school year after speaking to 40 students in September.
 
The Johnson and Johnson Young Women’s Group met on December 20th. Students participated in a workshop where they learned interview skills and practiced mock interviews with one another. After, the girls enjoyed some holiday treats courtesy of Johnson and Johnson, 



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