• Dr Nagy Honored at Chamber/BCT Dinner

    Posted by Dr. Nagy on 11/16/2017 7:00:00 PM

    At a special ceremony at the Aloft in Mount Laurel last evening, the Burlington County Times and Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized the 2017 Burlington County Emerging Leaders of the Year. Dr. Nagy was recognized as one of the 25.  All honorees were awarded a framed article of the special section of the November 5, 2017 paper that captured the highlights of each honoree. Click HERE for more information.

    Burlington County Times November 5, 2017 article on Dr. Nagy

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  • BCIT Medford Freshmen encouraged to get involved

    Posted by Dr. Nagy on 11/16/2017 2:30:00 PM

    To encourage involvement and be informed of all activities offered on the Medford Campus, administrators and staff served ice cream sundaes to students as they met classmates and visited activity tables.

     BCIT Freshman Ice Cream

     BCIT Medford Freshman Icecre  

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  • BCIT Hosts for First Time Construction Technology and Apprenticeship Expo

    Posted by Dr. Nagy on 11/16/2017 1:00:00 PM

    On the Medford campus yesterday, more than 12 union and non-union representatives from the construction technology trades were present to share their specialized crafts. For some like the bricklayers and the crane operators, there were first hand virtual reality exposure to crane operation or working directly with the bricklayers to use cement while laying bricks.  In addition, representatives were there from the electrical, plumbing and pipefitters and carpenter unions among others that dazzled the BCIT students and invited 8th grade students from schools within Burlington County. All in attendance found the interactions a great way to learn about the trades and see the financial opportunities that BCIT offers to students who earn stackable credentials such as construction technology. Please click HERE for video coverage from the Burlington County Times. 

     

    Construction Expo

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  • BCIT West Honors Inductees

    Posted by Dr. Nagy on 11/15/2017 1:30:00 PM
    Last night among the largest class to be inducted at BCIT West, 33 young men and women recited the honor pledge, inscribed their name in the Honor Book, lit their candle and embraced the four pillars for the National Honor Society: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. Congratulations!
     
    Westampton NHS Induction 2017
     
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  • Medford Honors 12 NHS Inductees

    Posted by C. Nagy on 11/2/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Last night, I had the honor of speaking to the parents, relatives, friends and staff at the Medford Campus on the wonderful occasion of the Induction to the National Honor Society. Each inductee had to recognize a person/mentor who guided them on their road to this recognition. Of the 12 inductees, three students chose a teacher which makes a statement about them as role models. Congratulations to our fine young men and women as you took the pledge last night to support the four pillars of the National Honor Society:  Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character.

    Honor Society

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  • BCIT Welding Program in the News

    Posted by C. Nagy on 11/2/2017 1:00:00 PM

    In the November edition of the Trades and Union Magazine on p. 39, our BCIT welding program was highlighted as well as the upcoming November 15th Construction Technology Career and Apprenticeship Expo.

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  • Highlights from October Board of Education Meeting

    Posted by C. Nagy on 11/1/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Due to the BCS Holiday Show and Craft Fair that the Board participates in each year, the time of the December 14th Board meeting will be changed to 4pm. A notice will be posted on the District homepage.

    The Board was very pleased that the District was able to host former Nelson Mandela bodyguard Chris Lubbe and Alan Cameron for the NJ Week of Respect. Those students, staff and parents in attendance at any of the presentations could not help but be touched by the impact of forgiveness, tolerance, trust and hope. We hope to bring Mr. Lubbe back next year. He will also be presenting in other Districts.

    Last Thursday, BCIT campuses hosted the annual Discovery Night where interested students and parents had the opportunity to visit and interact with classroom instructors, receive tours and register. We had a record crowd of more than 500 students and respective guests.  Please our website for registration details.

    There are a number of announced retirements in the agenda this evening and on behalf of the Board of Education, the retirements have been approved with regret. We wish all retirees good health and happiness.

    On November 15th from 9am-2pm at the BCIT Medford Campus, we will be hosting, for the first time, a Construction Technology Apprenticeship Expo. In conjunction with National Apprenticeship week, Burlington County Institute of Technology is hosting representatives from all Construction Technology fields in Burlington County. Representatives from union, non-union, county businesses, BCIT students and Burlington County Middle School students will be in attendance. This is the first time we have hosted such an Expo. More information may be found on the BCIT website.

    The Applied Positive Psychology websites are now active for both districts. Please see the October 30, 2017 superintendent blog posting for more information or visit the respective District websites.

    The Board accepted the ratification of BCIT Child Study Team member contract.

    At the November Board meeting, a few students and staff will be recognized for outstanding accomplishments. We will also acknowledge the great work of our art students in both districts and their teachers who contributed their talents to create murals for the Board Office and which represent each of the campuses on both districts. This is a true celebration of the arts and the talent of our students.

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  • Applied Positive Psychology District

    Posted by C. Nagy on 10/30/2017 1:00:00 PM

    I am very pleased to share with you that our BCIT website to support our Applied Positive Psychology platform for our students, staff, and parents is now up and running.  Please see the link I am very pleased to see this effort come to fruition. I was certified two years ago and since then we have had one staff member certified for the BCIT District.  I am a firm believer and have seen first hand the successful applications of the principles of applied positive psychology integrated into professional development, student groups, the curricula and parental seminars. Please visit the website as it will be updated with resources.  

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  • Week of Respect: Parents as Partners and Message from the Superintendent

    Posted by C. Nagy on 10/27/2017 1:00:00 PM

    At the beginning of each school year, the administration meets with all students through various assemblies to review the student code of conduct and consequences if the code of conduct is not followed. The school is also fortunate to have a school resource officer who develops a rapport with students and is a resource to the administration. Throughout the year, the administration reinforces the message of respect, trust, integrity, tolerance and teamwork.

    Each year, we celebrate New Jersey Week of Respect in October of which this year included student assemblies to review our code of conduct, guest speakers such as Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard Mr. Chris Lubbe and discussions in classrooms. Given various world events and inappropriate behaviors on college campuses, I wanted to take the time to share with all of you the importance we place on preparing our young people to be productive citizens who have respect for themselves and others, understand tolerance and who are asked to remember that as a student at BCIT, he is an ambassador for our schools and his conduct is a reflection on his personal family and school family.

    We at BCIT know that it takes more than our educators to teach our young people. We know that our parents and guardians are the first teachers of our students. As Superintendent, I look forward to continuing to develop a strong partnership among our parents and guardians, our staff and our students to provide an education to prepare your child for life.  To that end, I am proud to announce that we recently had a staff member, Mr. Jason Frable, trained in the tenets of Applied Positive Psychology as a way to support our students, staff and parents.  As of this week, we now have a website with resources that we feel will be helpful to our parents, staff and students.  Know that this resource is available to you.   We encourage you to visit the District website under the District dropdown menu and Applied Positive Psychology Platform.  If you would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s guidance counselor or Mr. Jason Frable at jfrable@burlcoschools.org.

    As superintendent, I thank you for being an integral part of our partnership to not only raise a productive young adult, but a proud community of learners.

     

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  • Discovery Night Brings Record Crowds to BCIT Campuses

    Posted by Dr. Nagy on 10/27/2017 10:05:00 AM

    The word is out that there is something very different on the BCIT campuses this year.  Over 500 students visited our campuses last night to learn more about our Career Majors, the new renovations and revisions to our career programs, learn about the value of earning an industry credential in addition to earning college credits while still in high school while experiencing first hand the New School of Construction Technology Programs, Pre-engineering, robotics and drone technology, Information Technology inclusive of cyber security, app development, website design and programming, Law and Public Safety and entertainment technology just to name just a few that have seen some major upgrades this past year. Our visiting middle school students and their parents interacted with the teachers, career major students and enjoyed first-hand interactive experiences including virtual reality interfaces for exposure to our 30 career majors.  Parents commented on how impressed they were and wished that they had this type of experience when in high school.   

    BCIT is now accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. Click HERE for Admissions information.

    D. Night Medford

     

    D. Night Westampton

     

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