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Tip Toeing Through Text: StoryWalk

StoryWalk, a concept created by Vermont educator Anne Ferguson, is a fun and innovative activity that places the pages from a children’s story along a route in the community, on the playground, or inside the school building. It helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity.

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Driving Ambition at GPA

Learning to drive is a right of passage for American teens, and those at GPA are no exception. This year, Michael Gill, Physical Education teacher, worked with a group of Juniors and Seniors to get them ready to take the written portion of the New Jersey drivers test.

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Jonathan Noriega ’12

Private First Class, Jonathan Noriega returned to Garfield Park Academy this winter. The 2012 graduate met with staff and students, reflecting on what he learned at GPA. He took questions about hard work, life in the military, and how GPA helped turn his life around.

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GPA Students Exhibit Artworks at Local Hospital

Garfield Park Academy students once again filled the gallery at Virtua Memorial Hospital with artwork, raising spirits and awareness. A reception for the students and their artwork was held at Virtua’s Mount Holly Gallery on March 21st. Using a variety of recycled materials, students developed themed artworks to call attention to human trafficking that not only plagues distant places but …

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GPA Students Attend Job Fair

Ten students from our school supported by staff recently attended the Rowan College at BCC Job Fair held at the Kennedy Center in Willingboro.

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GPA’s Instructional Framework Recognized as Evidence-based

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) has included the comprehensive model of care used by Garfield Park Academy, the Teaching-Family Model (TFM), as a promising evidence-based practice.

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GPA Professionals of the Year

ASAH, a not-for-profit organization comprised of private schools and agencies that provide highly specialized services to children with disabilities in New Jersey, has awarded two GPA staff members with the organization’s Special Education Professionals of the Year Awards. Sheri Roseman, a GPA Art Therapist with twenty years of experience at our school, was named ASAH’s Related Services Provider of the …

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Author Christine Leronimo to Visit GPA

West Jersey Reading Council will host an author visit at Garfield Park Academy on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Christine Ieronimo will speak about her book, A Thirst for Home – A Story of Water Across the World. A first-time author, Ieronimo draws on her personal experience traveling to Ethiopia to adopt her daughter, telling a story that aims to draw …

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SAVE THE DATE – JUNE 6, 2017

Our 2017 Eugene Morse Gala Dinner and Golf Outing has been scheduled! Save Tuesday, June 6, 2017 on you calendar for our most important fundraising event. Our Gala Committee is busy making plans for another terrific event. We hope to see you there!

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Mosaics & Murals Tell Stories of Hope at GPA

Students at Garfield Park Academy in WIllingboro, NJ have been working with students at Garfield Park Academy, piecing together shards of broken glass and tile to tell stories of shared hope.

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