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Perfect Attendance Recognition perfect

On Friday, November 17th, Ms. Nieves acknowledged and celebrated the perfect attendance of faculty and staff in the High School morning meeting. The faculty and staff  members were awarded a certificate and will share a luncheon together this upcoming week. We want to continue to thank all of our teachers, substitute teachers and other staff members for their continued dedication and support. 

Students Built Pinhole Cameras camera

Students designed, built and tested a pinhole camera for people with limited dexterity. In groups of three, students communicated and collaborated for design solutions. Thanks to Mr. Malpass for sharing his experience, and to Ms. Casella and Ms.Tabor for their help. 


- Class: Engineer Your World 

- Project: Pinhole Camera

- Curriculum: Engineer Your World, University of Texas

- Teacher: Ms. Hassan

Technical Enrichment and Outreach Program (TEOP) graduating class of Fall 2019 toep

On Saturday, November 16th,  Fairleigh Dickinson University celebrated the Technical Enrichment and Outreach Program (TEOP) graduating class of Fall 2019. M.E.T.S. Charter School graduates are Nadia Abuali, Antoine Stevens, Kengela Garvey, Moises Valdez, Vaisu Patel, Isaiah Worsley, Mohamed Nour Lebbara, Adaobi Durugo, Brianna Valdivieso and Juan Alvelo-Torres. 


TEOP Students get introductory engineering lectures plus guided hands-on experience in working with various technology oriented kits, projects, and computer activities. Basic engineering and scientific concepts and principles and mathematics (keyed to the hands-on projects) would be introduced in the lectures. This innovative enrichment program provides exposure to, and experience with, pre-engineering and engineering technology activities. (Technical Enrichment - Fairleigh Dickinson University)


For more information, please visit: https://view2.fdu.edu/academics/university-college/school-of-computer-sciences-and-engineering/ghscse-student-projects-and-competitions/outreach-programs/technical-enrichment/


Please print, fill and return the letter linked below as soon as possible. In order to ensure you have multiple ways to access your child’s report card, we are offering three options for you to keep updated with their grades.

Come to Our Pizza Party Pizza

Students who meet all requirements will be eligible to come to the pizza party!!!

META Graduation! grad

On Saturday, November 9th,  Fairleigh Dickinson University celebrated the META (Mathematics Enrichment Through Applications - Technical Enrichment Outreach Program) graduating class of Fall 2019. M.E.T.S. Charter School graduates are Bryan Escobar and Jaylynne Garcia. Attached are pictures and a video presentation of one of their projects.

METS Robotics @ Golden Eagle VIII Regional Meet R

On Sunday, November 10th, METS robotics team attended FIRST Tech Challenge Golden Eagle VIII Regional Meet.During the event fantastic team building experience that had everyone engaged in friendly and fun team competition at Morris Knolls High School. 


METS Robotics Students:


Andrew Heinzmann
Bryan Escobar
Fanuel Perez
Gabriel Elyazi
Garvey, Kengela
Isaiah Worsley
Jaylynne Garcia
Mariah Laboy
Michelle Bonifaz
Naomi Alves
Q'uara Phillips-Hill
Synthia Horne
Triparna Dewanjee
Tsonya Hankerson
Vaisu Patel
Zezlet Kae Depano

School Climate Survey Survey

 Attention to all parents/guardians, we would like to hear from you, therefore, please fill out the parent survey that was sent home with your child(ren) today, and return them to your child's homeroom teacher by Thursday, November, 14th, 2019. 

Thank you, Ms. Nieves

A Talk On Teen Dating Violence: Awareness & Prevention Gallery Teen Dating

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, M.E.T.S. Charter School hosted 'A Talk On Teen Dating Violence: Awareness & Prevention' held on October 30, 2019. A special thank you to our poets Akosua Asante, Anthony Meza, Taneja Williams, Ana Mendes, and Daneesha Bazelais. Great job!

November Edition of News Letter is available news letter


Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s pancakes

On Saturday, November 2, 2019 the Heights Class of 2020 and their advisors, Ms.Casella and Ms.Zamora, hosted a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s on Route 440. Seniors Eugene Onchagwa, Joshua Vega, and D’Maje Robinson served breakfast to our Mustang community members.

College tour trip to Felician College Tour

A group of our seniors went on a college tour trip to Felician College, November 4th, 2019, with Ms. Figueroa and Ms. Walsh.


Halloween Middle School Dance Dance

On Friday, November 1, 2019, Middle School students enjoyed some time with their friends and classmates at the Middle School Dance. They were able to savor snacks, participate in face painting, take pictures at the photo boot and show off their dance moves.

Halloween Get Together halloween

Teachers enjoyed some treats together at the end of the day today in the First Annual M.E.T.S. Charter School Teacher Trick or Treat Social. 

Teen Dating Violence Video dating

For the event that took place on October 30, 2019, some of the student of Mets Charter School created a video to highlighting some of the dangers of teen dating violence. 


Class of 2020 Varsity Soccer players Soccer

Class of 2020 Varsity Soccer players- (Front)Captain Sadek Sidelarbi.(Second Row Left to Right)  Brianna Alvarado, Davion Massey, Kelvin Ejesei, and  Nourhan Fathy. (Third Row) Miguel Correa, and Teniola Heroun.


On Friday, October 25, 2019, the M.E.T.S. Varsity Soccer team had its last game and celebrated their seniors from both the Heights and Vailsburg campuses. Each senior player and the managers received a gift card and sweater from Coach Pestrichella and Coach Casella. Our Heights Guidance Counselor, Ms.Figueroa also provided the seniors with some sweet snacks.  It was a bittersweet end to the season. 


Senior Designed shirts Shirts

Seniors rocked their Class of 2020 shirt. The shirt was designed by two of our seniors, Raichel Cochancela and Mariah Laboy. 


World Civilization civ

The students in World Civ spent the last week reviewing the medieval world. As an end of unit challenge, they had to create either machines or buildings. They were given basic materials to accomplish the task and did very well.   


Thank You Student Ambassadors PTA

On September 25th, M.E.T.S. Charter School hosted its first PTA meeting of the year. A special thank you to the Student Ambassadors for organizing the game and toy room for kids.

Jersey City Summer Internship Internship



Jersey City Summer Internship 

by Akosua Asante

               The Jersey City Summer Internship program is open to all Jersey City students who are juniors in high school and are attending Jersey City Public Schools, Charter Schools, or Hudson County Schools of Technology. This is a highly competitive program because it places students in paid work-based learning opportunities that interest them. The opportunity to be in a program like this in high school is very rare and there are many benefits. For example, the students who are involved in this program are placed in a six-week paid internship that opens up many professional pathways, academic credit and developing skills in a professional setting. There is an application process that students need to go through which includes an online application, individual interviews, internship placements, and an orientation. Last year at M.E.T.S Charter School, two teachers, Ms. Casella and Ms. Zamora, worked with students to help them complete the application process. They helped with resume workshops and guided them through mock interviews to increase their chances of getting accepted into the program. The students, Stanley Nunez, Mariah Laboy, Amechelle Leander, Noah Murgas, and Nourhan Fathy were accepted and completed this program over the summer. Mariah Laboy and Amechelle Leander were interviewed about the process.

Back To School Night BTS

On September 19th, 2019, M.E.T.S. Charter School- Heights Campus, held Back to School night. Over 85 families came to meet their teachers and faculty, sign-up for their PowerSchool Parent Portal, receive important information for upcoming events, and to pose in front of the camera. Here are a few pictures from Back to School night. 

First Day of META! Robotics

Jaylynne Garcia and Bryan Escobar participating in Mathematics Enrichment Through Applications program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. META program promote the study and appreciation of mathematics through immersion in mathematics applications and educate students about possible career paths in mathematics.


For more information about the program: https://view2.fdu.edu/academics/university-college/school-of-computer-sciences-and-engineering/ghscse-student-projects-and-competitions/outreach-programs/meta-teop/   

First Day of TEOP! Robotics

On Saturday, September 14, a new group of students start Technical Enrichment and Outreach Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Students get introductory engineering lectures plus guided hands-on experience in working with various technology oriented kits, projects, and computer activities. Basic engineering, scientific concepts, principles and mathematics would be introduced in the lectures.

Participating students: Nadia Abuali, Antoine Stevens, Moises Valdez, Kengela Garvey, Vaisu Patel, Isaiah Worsely, Mohamed Nour Lebbara, Brianna Valdivieso & Jamella Cantos.

For more information visit: https://view2.fdu.edu/academics/university-college/school-of-computer-sciences-and-engineering/ghscse-student-projects-and-competitions/outreach-programs/technical-enrichment/

FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff! Robotics



On Saturday, September 7, 2019 METS robotics club attended FTC kickoff at Livingston high school. This year challenge is SKYSTONE presented by Qualcomm, pushing FIRST City forward and up into the skies - and shifting the way we think about our place in the galaxy. Check out the game animation for the FIRST Tech Challenge SKYSTONESM season Presented by Qualcomm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiGB_8Ppnbs

This year M.E.T.S. Mechanical Mayhem (6110) team members are Zezlet Kae D. Depano, Kengela Garvey, Synthia Horne, Isaiah Worsley, Vaisu Patel, Gabriel Elyazi, Naomi Alves & Fanuel Perez. Join the team and help build cities, towns, and places you call home. Looking forward to an exciting year to learn, grow and have fun.

For more information about FIRST Robotics: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc

Meet The METS Charter School Soccer Team Soccer Team

Soccer Team


Front row left to right- Elvin Saenz, Davion Massey, Jonathan Meza, Arjan Abazovic, Anthony Meza, Humberto Galdamez, Adam Aboalatta

Second Row left to right- Nourhan Fathy (Manager), Alexander Hernandez, Jan Kenji Bernardino, Sadek Sidelarbi, Miguel Correa, Elias Tzourous, Adam Azabi, Brianna Alvarado (Manager)

Third Row left to right- Carmelo Casella, Aeron Nkrumah, Mohamed Elassa, David Jaquez, Daniel Guzman,Omayis Johnson

Mets Full day Schedule



Exciting Back to School Kick-Off Day First Day

On September 3rd, students and staff pose for an exciting Back to School Kick-Off Day at The Heights campus. Welcome back!

Mets Team Building Activies

The week before labor day, M.E.T.S. students worked on team building activities, in order to better get to know their new and returning classmates.

Student Ambassadors

Four of The Heights Student Ambassadors, who are all in their Senior year,  share a recap of their experience thus far in the newly formed club. They also share some of the support that they provided during the Parent Orientations that took place on August 19th and August 21st, 2019.