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Title: The History of Vailsburg


1
The History of Vailsburg
  • Weldamie C.
  • Samada G.
  • Elijah H.
  • Fantasia S.
  • Ranisha S.

2
The History of Vailsburg
  • In 1931 Ivy Street School opened its doors as an
    elementary school
  • Ivy Hill was an independent borough in 1931.

3
Lots of Changes
  • In 1935 grades 6, 7, and 8th were added
  • In 1955 grades Pre-K through 5th were removed.
    Ivy Street School became a junior high school.

4
Racism Education
  • One of the main reasons Ivy St. School became
    Vailsburg High School was because of racism.

5
Parent Demands
  • A high school in the Vailsburg section of Newark

6
New Site Never Materialized
  • A New Vailsburg High School
  • Brookdale Housing Complex

7
The Students
  • Good test scores on district test.
  • Good test scores on their SAT exams
  • Diverse student population
  • When VHS began, most students were white.
  • By 1988, when VHS closed, most of the students
    were black

8
The Athletic ProgramsVailsburg High School
offered...
  • Track Team
  • Swimming Team
  • Baseball Team
  • Bowling Team
  • Basketball Team
  • Football Team
  • Tennis Team
  • Golf Team
  • Wrestling Team

9
Other Programs and Clubs
  • Twirlers, color guards, cheerleaders, and also a
    marching band
  • Orchestra, assembly committee and a Swahili club.

10
Miss Theresa David
  • Principal
  • Strict administrator
  • A full days pay for a full day of work

11
Vailsburg HS Students Protest
  • Some Vailsburg High School students went on
    strike to keep Vailsburg High School open.

12
Fussing Over Busing
  • The Newark Board of Education met on February 24,
    1988, to decide the fate of Vailsburg High
    School.

13
High School Fades
  • Vailsburg High School closes and high school
    students take the bus to West Side.

14
BUSING ENDS--VAILSBURG MIDDLE BEGINS
  • On February 28, 1988 busing in the West Ward
    ended.
  • The changeover took place in September, 1988.

15
Too Many Students!!!
  • Overcrowding
  • Solution Mt. Vernon School keeps its sixth
    through eighth graders

16
Whats happening in Vailsburg Today!!!
  • Over 700 students
  • Majority-- African Americans

17
Clubs and Groups
  • Many clubs such as Best Friends, the VMS Debate
    Team, the Chess club, and Peer to Peer.

18
How Long Has Vailsburg Middle Been Here?
  • Vailsburg Middle was here for 16 years
  • Was run by three principals
  • Presently by Mr. Brewster

19
How Much has Vailsburg Changed?
  • Vailsburg has transformed many times.
  • Appreciation

20
  • Vailsburg Middle School has transformed a lot
    since it opened in 1931--from elementary to
    junior high to high school to middle school. We,
    the students of Vailsburg Middle School, should
    make the best of VMS while we have the chance.
    It may not be a middle school too long.
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