Y.A.L.E. School’s Ellisburg and Northfield Campuses Thank U.S. Troops

  Y.A.L.E.’s Ellisburg and Northfield campuses showed their appreciation for deployed U.S. troops by participating in 107.9 Nash Icon’s “100,000 Thank You’s” movement. This radio station in Nashville, Tennessee wanted to make U.S. soldiers feel appreciated this holiday season with 100,000 thank you cards from across the country. Y.A.L.E.’s Ellisburg and Northfield campuses took on the challenge and made as many […]

VIDEO: Hamilton Twp. Tech Coordinator awarded GreenVision Environmental Awareness Award

  Y.A.L.E. School Northfield’s GreenVision Program has selected Scott P. Scott, Technology Coordinator for the Hamilton Township School District in Mays Landing New Jersey as the first recipient of the GreenVision Environmental Awareness Award. Mr. Scott has been employed by the Hamilton Township School District for the past 15 years. He is directly responsible for the oversight of all technology […]

Y.A.L.E. Northfield students contribute to “Shop with a Cop” community fundraiser

Y.A.L.E. School Northfield students donated 428 of their “Y.A.L.E. Bucks” rewards to “Shop with a Cop,” an event where uniformed police officers and volunteers assist under-privileged children with their holiday shopping, free of charge to the child and their families. Our staff (and their loved ones) turned the donated Y.A.L.E. Bucks into real cash which was given to Shop with […]

Y.A.L.E. Northfield students at the Tilton Athletic Club

Health and fitness were a major themes of the Extended School Year Program at Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus this summer. The students explored the concept of “wellness” in mathematics, science, reading and writing classes as well as many fun activities over the course of the six week summer program. In August, students and staff visited the Tilton Athletic Club where […]

Northfield ESY class visits the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine

Did you ever wonder what happens to a seal or dolphin that is injured or becomes ill? What types of sharks live near the New Jersey coast? Why are there so many aggressive green head flies in Brigantine, New Jersey? The students attending the Y.A.L.E. School Northfield Extended School Year program had all of these questions answered and more when […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Graduation 2015 Snapshots

Here is a collection of snapshots from this year’s graduation ceremonies at some of our campuses. More will be added soon! Share your graduation snapshots on with us on social media by tagging yaleschoolnj on Facebook or @yaleschool on Twitter. Congratulations to all of our graduates this year! Keep an eye on our website or subscribe to our e-newsletter for […]

Meet the Y.A.L.E. School Professionals: Nitsa Mavromatis

On April 30, 2015, Stockton University’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences designated Y.A.L.E. School Northfield counselor Nitsa Mavromatis as their 2014-2015 Field Instructor of the Year. Ms. Mavromatis received this recognition as a result of her ongoing contributions to and support of the Social Work program at the university.

Meet the Y.A.L.E. School Professionals: Anne Marie Mercado

The students at the Y.A.L.E School Northfield campus were surprised to learn that their Visual Arts and Critical Thinking teacher Mrs. Anne Marie Mercado, was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Hall of Fame in 2007. Mrs. Mercado attended Boston College on full scholarship where she played both field hockey and softball during her undergraduate and graduate years. She was […]

Students at Y.A.L.E. School Northfield Campus Set A Goal For “Recycle Bowl”

Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus is participating in the annual Recycle Bowl Competition for the 2014-2015 School Year. Students aim to increase recycling rates within the school and to promote the recycling program. Each day students collect and weigh recyclable material throughout the building. Students will report the total weight of recycled material on November 15th. Learn more about the national […]

Northfield Campus to Host Father’s Group With Atlantic Cape Family Support

In cooperation with Atlantic Cape Family Support the Northfield campus will begin hosting a Fathers’ Group on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Northfield campus location. The meetings will be held from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. This support group is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Y.A.L.E. School Green Vision Recycling Program Profiled in Newspaper Article on Shore News Today

Students at Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus who participate in the Green Vision recycling program were profiled in a newspaper article published by Shore News Today. The article quotes program coordinator Noah McKay and describes how students in the Green Vision school-to-work program earn a paycheck while recycling electronics and home appliances to help keep e-waste out of landfills:

Raising Boys: Advice from Dr. Buzz Mingin

The Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus recently hosted Dr. Buzz Mingin as he presented a parent and teacher workshop entitled “Raising Adolescent Boys.” “Helping our families at home is a big part of the work we do at Y.A.L.E.,” said school psychologist and Y.A.L.E. assistant director Glenn Martins. “Consistency is so important in the lives of our students, so we do […]

Dr. Buzz Mingin Gives Tips For Parents On Raising Adolescent Boys At Evening Workshop

On Thursday evening April 10th, Dr. Buzz Mingin conducted a parent and teacher workshop entitled: Raising Adolescent Boys at the Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus. The workshop was focused on strategies for helping teens and young adults be successful in school with an eye towards graduation and transition to life and career. Dr. Mingin offered the following tips for parents during […]

Y.A.L.E. Northfield Students Continue To Help Food Bank Change Hunger

Over the past two years students at Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus have taken first place in the Students Change Hunger Challenge ~ Division 1. According to classroom teacher Catherine McGowan, this year they collected nearly a half ton of food. Students Change Hunger is a statewide food drive for schools. Each year, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey distributes 40 […]

Parent Advocacy: 3 Tips for Future Success

Earlier this winter, leaders at Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus presented a free forum: Ensuring Your Child’s Future Success in School. Here are some tips from speakers Ebony Cox and Glenn Martins: Strive to be a partner with the school in your child’s education. Trust and respect by all parties will contribute to your child’s success. At the IEP meeting, inform […]

Your Old Computer or Broken Printer has ONE MORE JOB To Do…

Did you know that your home, school and business electronic trash – things like computers, scanners, copiers, ink cartridges, printers and cell phones – still “works” when you donate it? The Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus, in cooperation with GreenVision Inc., offers adolescents and teens an educational “hands-on” electronics recycling opportunity. In addition to keeping outdated and broken items out of […]

GreenVision Electronics Recycling Helping Students Prepare For the Transition to Work

At The Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield and Williamstown campuses, GreenVision® electronics recycling provides an opportunity for students to gain employment skills while helping the environment by collecting, dismantling and recycling electronics, appliances and other e-waste. The new program gives students an opportunity to build a résumé before leaving high school. Glenn Martins, a school psychologist at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield and […]

VIDEO: Green Vision At The Y.A.L.E. School Makes Quick Work of E-waste

https://vimeo.com/152298377 In this video, we catch up with how things are going with the new Green Vision® school-to-work program at The Y.A.L.E. School Northfield and Williamstown campuses. GreenVision® provides an opportunity for students to gain employment skills while helping our environment by collecting, dismantling and recycling electronics, appliances and other e-waste. More info including how to donate your own used […]

Y.A.L.E Northfield Increases Awareness of Childhood and Teen Mental Health Issues

The Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus recently marked “Children’s Mental Health Day” with a creative program that drew over one hundred students and guests. The event was covered by local TV station NBC40. Working in close cooperation with the Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization, students participated in confidence-building activities, lectures on mental health and a drum circle led by Mike Veny, […]

Northfield Students Attend Seminar Presented By HEAAT

In May high school students at The Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus attended a seminar presented by HEAAT (Helping to Educate and Advocate Against Trafficking). The seminar provided the students with information and statistics related to the problem of human trafficking in the United States. The students also learned about the warning signs and ways to avoid at risk encounters to […]

On-Site Psychiatric Consultation Services For Students And Families Now Offered At Y.A.L.E. School Northfield and Williamstown

The Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield and Williamstown campuses now offer an extended array of supports for students with mental health needs and their families including psychiatric evaluations, consultations, liaison/outreach to students’ private mental health providers, and training, information and support for caregivers regarding psychopharmacological and psychiatric treatments. These specialized school-based mental health supports will be provided by Dr. Andres J. Pumariega, […]

Students Are “Seeing Green” as They Learn Job Skills and Save the Planet

The Y.A.L.E. School has entered into a new partnership with GreenVision®, a New Jersey-based non-profit offering students employment training and work skills in a growing area of the technology sector that benefits our planet and our communities. Students at Y.A.L.E.’s Northfield and Williamstown campuses are accepting old electronics – household appliances, computers, fax machines and other office equipment – in […]

Northfield Campus Principal Published in March Common Ground Disability Newsletter

An article about mental health care in schools by Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus principal Alvin Doyle was recently published by Common Ground a NJ disability and special-ed newsletter. From his article: As a nation, we strive to create educational environments in which students feel safe and can learn, and in which educators have the tools and strategies they need to […]

From Non-Reader to Novels: Ryan M. Benefits from The Wilson Reading System at Y.A.L.E. School Northfield

Eighth-grader Ryan M. came to Y.A.L.E.’s Northfield campus three years ago when he was in fifth grade. When he arrived, he was struggling in reading and tested at a pre-primer level. Right away, teachers began working with Ryan using the Wilson Reading System©, an evidence-based multi-sensory reading program that focuses on direct instruction, letter sounds and decoding. Designed for students […]