Belleville New Tech
Welcome to Belleville New Tech! We are honored to be working with the students in our program as they develop the skills that will lead to success in whatever they choose to do after high school. Our focus on best practices in project-based learning and the development of skills as well as knowledge makes this an exciting place to work and learn. Students in our program learn how to use the laptop computers they are issued as a tool that enhances their own learning. We offer early college opportunities for our students. We strive to build a student-centered culture and strong community connections as we develop our student’s skills in oral and written communication, collaboration, knowledge and thinking, and agency.
Scott Wilsey, Belleville New Tech Director
Doors Open: 7:30 AM
Regular hours: 7:40 AM - 2:27 PM
1/2 Day Dismissal: 10:47 AM
Fax Line: 734-697-6551
Counseling Fax Line: 734- 697-6523
Snow Days - Revised Schedule
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Due to the extreme winter, Van Buren Public Schools has had to close school eleven (11) days so far this year. Under current state law, only six (6) days may be "forgiven". Therefore, we need to make up five (5) additional days of school.
Unfortunately, being so late in the school year, no option chosen to address the addition of those school days will appease all families. Many families have made plans for Spring Break, that at this late date cannot be changed, and there are no other full days available in the current calendar. Therefore, we will need to eliminate as many of the remaining half days as possible and then add the rest of the days to the end of the school year.
Here are the changes that you need to be made aware of:
While there is no doubt the extension of the calendar another week in June will be a hardship for some families, the additional days are critical for the continued educational growth of all the students in the Van Buren Public School District. Since attendance within each school must be above 75% or the day does not "count", I am respectfully requesting that, if at all possible, families adjust their schedules so that students are in school on all remaining days.
Should the need to cancel school arise again, the year will continue to be extended as explained above.
Thank you so much for your continued support and understanding during this most difficult winter season.
Michael L. Van Tassel
BHS New Tech Happenings
Belleville Soup Project
You're Invited to the Belleville Soup Project
Thursday March 13, 2014 at the BHS commons (cafeteria)
Enjoy a simple soup supper and hear several BHS New Tech student groups present their idea for a downtown Belleville venture, project, or event. You than get to vote for your favorite presentation. Proceeds from the event will fund the winning project.
Doors open at 5:30pm, supper served at 6:00pm. Presentations will take place during supper and the winning project will be announced after dessert.
Tickets: $15 or Two for $25
Belleville Soup Project is a collaborative effort by the Belleville Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the City of Belleville, and Belleville New Tech.
Come out and help us help the youth of our community make a positive contribution to the Belleville Downtown area.
Please RSVP to the DDA at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 734-646-0504.
Belleville New Tech Parent Action Committee
The Belleville New Tech Parent Action Committee (PAC) meets every third Wednesday of the month in the BHS media center. For more information and to keep up with what PAC is up to, please visit thier website at www.bntparents.com/
New Tech Network Report Summary
New Tech Network Students:
• Enroll in college at a rate 9% greater than the national average
• Persist in 4-year colleges at a rate 17% greater than the national
average and in 2-year colleges at a rate 46% greater than the national
• Grow 75% more in higher order thinking skills between freshmen and
senior years than comparison groups
The NTN Student Outcomes Report for 2013 offers compelling evidence that the public school district innovation envisioned by New Tech Network can, and does, lead to success for students from diverse backgrounds, in rural, urban and suburban schools across the United States In our work with schools NTN strives to ensure all students have the skills, knowledge and attributes they need to thrive in post-secondary education, career and civic life.
Our core belief is that high impact schools revolve around a culture that empowers, teaching that engages, and technology that enables so that students graduate ready for college and career.
Applications for New Tech
BNT APPLICATIONS are being accepted for new and current VBPS students throughout the year. In an effort to make the process as simple as possible please consider these quick facts:
If there is any other way I can help you please be sure to contact Mr. Wilsey or Mrs. Radtka at 734-697-9133.
Scott Wilsey, Belleville New Tech Director