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RISE Library
We are building our RISE (Representing Inclusivity and Soaring for Equity) Library created by our BIPOC committee, led by Ms. Henderson. The collection of books, which will be in the library and checked out for classrooms, was collected by Ms. Henderson through her outreach to bookstores, authors, and publishers. 



Ongoing classroom engagement on issues of current racial and social justice issues, such as the George Floyd killing and the increase in Anti-Asian sentiment during the pandemic. 


2021-2023 Winner of the NJ State Department of Education Lighthouse Award, a reflection of our school's regular professional development from our BIPOC Leadership Committee 

2022 Winner of the Rainbow Library from the group GLSEN for students in 6th - 8th Grades, providing books on LGBTQ issues. 


2019 Winner of the Adopt-A-Classroom Racial Equity in Schools Grant

We strengthened our library with funds raised through the 2021 Book Fair 

Partnered with Pride on the West Side for students to create a "step-and-repeat" banner for their Pride in the Park celebration in 2021. 

Photo by Jennifer Brown/City of Jersey City 
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