A picture is worth a thousand words!
Judging from these pictures, Lincoln Middle School students were totally engaged in their art work. Fifteen members of Mr. Falcone’s Comic Book Club participated in an end-of-year trip to Blackbird Studio located in Jersey City. The students learned about technique, tools, and color and each painted their own Ironman on canvas under the direction of Christian Masot.
Christian Masot definitely has something in common with the students. In addition to sharing a passion for drawing and painting, he attended the Kearny Public Schools and is a graduate of Franklin School and Kearny High School. He owns Blackbird Studio with wife Alexandra Masot, and both are Kearny residents.
Comic Book Club members attended weekly after-school meetings at Lincoln Middle School, where they researched, discussed, wrote, and created all things that interested them in the genres of comic books and graphic novels. Funding for the Comic Book Club was provided through a Montclair State University Teacher Incentive Grant.
Lincoln Middle School students grew vegetables for staple crops and indigo for a cash crop as part of their "Colonial Garden Project." Working with Social Studies and Science teachers, students researched the colonial garden, started plants indoors and tended to them in a green house until they were ready to be planted outdoors. Students tilled the land and added a native wild flower garden. Funding for the garden was provided through Teacher Incentive Grants from Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.
KEARNY SCHOOL DISTRICT - INDEPENDENT WATER TESTING RESULTS
Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants P.C. has completed the pilot sampling and analysis of potable water collected from multiple Point of Use (POU) points at a total of seven (7) Kearny Schools. The sampling was performed to verify the quality of drinking water provided to Kearny Schools, specifically the levels of lead. This initial pilot test was implemented as a recommended progressive approach in conjunction with public communication.
Sampling and analysis of drinking water points of use (POUs) for lead was performed by Kearny Board of Education (KBOE) all district public schools in response to public concerns.
Based on the testing results, the levels of lead found in the water taken from all sample points did not exceed appropriate limits. The reported lead concentrations were compared to both the public water service AL and the schools-recommended CL value.
Lead was not detected above the recommended AL of 15 PPB or the CL of 20 PPB in
Any of the fourteen (14) POUs from a total of seven (7) different facilities