Dance program open to York City girls in grades 5-8

New Hope Academy Charter School, 459 W. King St., York, has been selected as a 2012 GoGirlGo! Pennsylvania Grant recipient for its after school dance program, The Mighty Dantz Team.

The dance team combines dance training with an educational aspect focusing on healthy ways to cope with issues girls may face as adolescents in society. Serving 40 girls in grades 5-8, the program is offered at no cost to participants. Students learn not only dance basics, but also infuse their dance with various styles such as jazz, hip-hop, ballet and lyrical.

The after-school program will begin in January and is open to all girls in grades 5-8 living in York City. Participants meet three times a week from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center.

For more information, call (717) 845-4046.

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MP1 honor rolls at New Hope Academy Charter School

New Hope Academy Charter School middle school students who were named to honor rolls for the first marking period of the 2012-2013 school year are:

DISTINGUISHED

Grade 8:

Deon Alston, Alexsandra Ayala-Santiago, Sherliz Contreras, Kristal Montalvo, Anarosa Oquendo and Rosa Oquendo.

Grade 7:

Morgan Crosby, Natalia De La Cruz, Lela Kennedy-Jones, Scott Marron, Brianna Miller and Bernard Simmons.

Grade 6:

Sanai Brown, Shailynn Cornish, Jasmin Maldonado, Amiia Martin, Fabiola Meza, Allysa Ojeda-Travers, Julia Roasado-Lopez, Alaina Simpson, Alexander Vargas, Jacqueline Vargas, Essence Waller and Charlie Zapata.

Grade 5:

Jahnina Jordan, Brandon Torres and Deanna Williams.

HONOR ROLL

Grade 8:

Amanda Burgos-Olivenci, Hector Castro Garcia, Imarii Dennison, Zamya Gallon, Leah Hutchinson, Nyree Johnson, Anny Lara-Acosta, Abnel Montalvo, Rosaline Pena-Burgos, Richard Robirds, Natavia Scales, Destiny Washington and Emory Woodyard.

Grade 7:

Mykal Awkward, Yessenia Barbosa, Timeija Bell, Siulenis Burgos-Pena, Terrence Burton, Rachelle Capellan-Beato, Angel DeJesus, Cassie Fauth, Pedro Gutierrez, Katrina Hamilton, Janeya Holley, Zaria Jackson,

Taylor Madge, Willie Martin, Nadya Matthews, Caroline Montalvo, Andres Morales, Dorian Mosley-Sease, Daniel Ojeda-Travers, Millie Ramos, Genesis Rivera Garay, Joesue Rivera-Candelari, Daionja Spates, Katalina Suay, Stephanie Ulloa-Adames, Anasya Watkins and Tatianna Williams.

Grade 6:

Kira Adkisson, Kahleel Allen, Armani Amara, Ariel Arrieta-Rosete, Zyonna Bell, Jamal Cash, Zybri Chance, Nashean Clay, Jayden Densby, Sebria Dickey, Damien Dixon, Joyceline Dominguez, Jasnelly Feliciano, Beyonce Fields, Najwa Fils-Aime,

Shipre Generette, Carmen Gonzalez, Anthony Gotwalt, Lystazia Hensford, Briana Jackson, Jadon Jackson, Brian Jackson Jr., Nashali Japa-Batista, Jahdiya Jordan, Trinity Michaux, Jaiya Mitchell, Levi Montgomery, Jorangely Morera-Martinez, Julymar Orengo-Mendez, Alianna Ortiz, Yoely Ortiz, Tyler Otero,

Luis Pena Castro, Jeidelis Perez-Landan, Brittney Ramirez, Manuelito Reyes, Xiomara Rivera, EmyJane Roberts, Khyli Robertson, Zuanya Rodriguez, Ejiuana Santiago, Rosemarie Sexton, Patrick Sparks, Ja-Leha Thomas, Keishlyann Toro-Matos, Kevin Velez-Lugo, Armonie Washington, Josiah Wilson and Nester Zamot.

Grade 5:

Kiara Anderson, Alexis Beattie, Nakhi Carroll, Noah Choub, Nageea’ Clay, Jariel Cruz, Yaed Figueroa-Narvaez, Hydia Jackson,

Luis Montalvo Rodriguez, Mykel Mosley-Sease, Trinity Nelson, Anyelika Ortiz-Perez, Tahlia Rascoe, Steven Rosa, Anthony Salas, Lahisha Santiago, Johan Suero Jr. and Danielle Waltman.

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New Hope receives $1,000 grant

The New Hope Academy Charter School received a $1,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation and their West Manchester Mall location on Dec. 20 to support community programs.

The grant, funded through Walmart’s Local Community Contribution/Hunger Outreach Grant Program, will aid the school in purchasing supplies for major community events, such as family resource fairs, end-of-year block parties, and National Night Out.

“At New Hope, we view education as more than just what happens during the school day,” said Rijelle Kraft, director of community partnerships. “This grant allows us to fund all of our community programs that help develop well-rounded students outside of the classroom.”

NHACS hosts twice yearly Family Resource Fairs, an end of the school year Block Party, Awards Ceremonies, Graduation, and National Night Out, events that encourage parents, children, and community members to come together to support students’ needs. During these events, the charter school provides free food, gives away bags of groceries, household items and clothing, book bags, and school supplies. These items help meet students’ basic needs so that they can achieve academic success within the classroom.

For more information about the school, call 845-4046 or visit www.newhope3c.org.

Pictured at the grant presentation are Don Trost, NHACS principal; students Jazeleen Santiago, Grade 10, Anthony Morgan, Grade 12, and Brianna Albino-Carraballo, Grade 5, with Paul Sundholm, West Manchester Walmart store manager.

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New Hope to offer holiday arts program

The New Hope Academy Charter School Arts Program showcases their holiday spirit with “The Holidays,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St.

The event features New Hope Academy students performing skits, presenting their fine art displays, dancing, and singing.

The charter school and the Strand-Capitol established a partnership earlier this year to create the arts program, and the holiday variety show offers community members the opportunity to see students perform. Tickets are available at the door and are $1 for students and $2 for adults.

For more information, call Cal Weary at 515-6142 or visit www.newhope3c.org.

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New Hope students attend summit

Twenty-seven students from New Hope Academy Charter School participated in the fifth annual Youth Empowerment Summit April 28 at Martin Library. Teens from across York County participated in career, skill, and entertainment workshops coordinated by the library's Teen Advisory Board. Jennifer Brown, author of “Hate List,” was the keynote speaker.

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MP3 honor rolls at New Hope Academy

New Hope Academy Charter School students in grades 6 to 9 who were named to honor rolls for the 3rd marking period of the 2010-2011 school year are:

DISTINGUISHED

Grade 9: Paris Douglas, Shandrea Epps, Raven Fink, Cristian Hernandez, Cynthia Muniz and Jannette Rivera.

Grade 7: Ronald Benjamin, Josette Colon, Ashley Harris, Sherby Hector, Sueamy Irizary, Angelica Mercado-Jimenez, Makenzie Montgomery, Montrel Morgan, Nicole Picart and Monique Stephens.

HONOR ROLL

Grade 9: Shaunita Epps, Malaysha Green, Emely Gutierrez, Sashonell Marson, Jeanirmary Morales, Ketzy Ortiz, Stef’aun Rascoe, Shea Passno, Sasha Rivera-Rivera, Shennelle Smaw, Breanna Williams and James Wilson.

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