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Have you heard? We're so excited to be launching a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Academy in September 2015.  The new full-time, 4-year high school program is possible through the award of a $300,000 county vocational partnership grant from the New Jersey Department of Education. Mercer is one of six county vocational technical school districts to receive partnership grant funds. 

The STEM Academy, a partnership with Mercer County Community College, will provide Mercer County high school students with academically challenging and rigorous curriculum including Project Lead The Way, an activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum.  Students will work toward the completion of college credits and industry credentials while in high school. In addition, student learning will be enhanced through key business partnerships allowing for multiple workplace readiness and experiential learning opportunities focused on advanced manufacturing. In this specialized learning environment, students will apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning. Read more.

Governor's Educator of the Year

Congratulations to our 2014 - 2015 Governor's Educator of The Year honorees. The New Jersey Governor's Educator of the Year Program highlights educational innovation, student achievement, the rewards of teaching, and important services outside the classroom environment that lead to student success.  Further, it seeks to attract public attention to the positive aspects of our educational system.

Arthur R. Sypek Center - Baking & Dining Services Instructor

Assunpink Center - Physics Instructor

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Assunpink Center - School Nurse

Graphic Arts Student Makes History with Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, will welcome Justine Hang of Hamilton as their youngest summer intern. Justine was responsible for designing all of the print materials for last year's murder mystery dinner which caught the eye of attendee John Cruser.  John, who happens to be a MCTS parent, former MCTS student and Bloomberg employee, offered Justine this outstanding opportunity. After completing the Graphic Arts program this year at MCTS, Justine feels very prepared for her internship and not phased by being the youngest.  Justine plans to attend Montclair State University this fall. 

HSA Graduate Demonstrates Excellence

Congratulations to HSA Class of 2014 graduate John Rossano for making the President's List at Coastal Carolina University! T
o qualify for the President's List for high academic achievement, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and must be enrolled full-time.

Student Receives PC from Trenton Digital Initiative

The Trenton Digital Initiative, a program through Mercer Street Friends, recently donated a refurbished personal computer to a BOAT student, Dasheaira Gayle.  The BOAT class collected and donated over 50 computers and monitors to the program.  The manager of the project, David Zboray, presented the computer to Dasheaira.  Her family did not have a computer or internet at home. Mr. Zboray also gave her a gift card worth $120 to cover the cost of WiFi in her house.

Sypek Student Offered Summer Apprenticeship at Princeton University

Steven Gregorio-Vega of Hamilton, a Building Maintenance Trades student, was recently offered the opportunity to take part in an apprenticeship program in Princeton University's Grounds and Building Maintenance Department.  Out of the entire pool of candidates considered, Steven was chosen as one of two who were offered positions in the Summer Casual Program Steven is excited about the offer to work at such a prestigious university and contribute to the work of the department.

Rising Junior Earns Spot in Columbia University Science Honors Program

Sanjana Duggirala of East Windsor has been selected by Columbia University to participate in the Science Honors Program (SHP) during the 2015-2016 school year. Classes are held each Saturday during the entire academic year from September to May. There are no tuition charges for the program, and the SHP has offered courses that have spanned from "Organic Chemistry" to "Computer Programming in Java" to "Calculus in the Complex Plane." The competition for admission to the SHP was intense, with more than 1,900 students competing for 400 available positions. Sanjana is to be congratulated on the outstanding academic record which has earned her a place in Columbia's program.

Student Leads EMT Presentation for Classmates

Students from Mr. Sbar's Anatomy and Physiology I and CTE Science courses attended a presentation by the Allentown First Aid Squad.  They viewed life-saving equipment devices used by the EMT squad, experienced what it was like to use some of these devices for themselves, and also saw one of the squad's special response vehicles. Kyle Emley, an Electrical II student, is an EMT with the squad.  He presented along with his father, Jerry Emley, and Ed Gensigner, also EMTs at Allentown.

District Wins First Place in School Communications

The Mercer County Technical School District was awarded two School Communication Awards from the New Jersey School Public Relations Association. Mercer received a first place award in the website category and in the marketing/branding category.  All award submissions were judged by Rowan University's Department of Public Relations and Advertising faculty. Lori Perlow, MCTS Admissions Officer/Community Liaison, accepted the awards at a reception held at Rowan University on June 5th.

Student Council Earns Community Smile Award

The Health Science Academy is among the schools to receive the NeJersey Association of Student Councils Community Smile Award. This award recognizes Student Councils throughout New Jersey for their many student-hours of service to school and community throughout the school year. This was not only a Student Council effort; the hours of ALL students in the HSA were tallied and entered to determine the total, which was 2,297.25 hours for the 2014-2015 school year.
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The Honorable
Brian M. Hughes

County Executive






Hon. Samuel T. Frisby 



Hon. Anthony P. Carabelli

Vice Chair


Hon. Ann M. Cannon


Hon. John A. Cimino


Hon. Pasquale "Pat" Colavita, Jr.


Hon. Andrew Koontz


Hon. Lucylle R. S. Walter






Mr. Albert W. Pitman


 Mr. John Zoller

Vice President


Ms. Judith Iszard

Board Member 


Ms. Yolanda Stinger

Board Member   


Dr. Laura C. Morana

Interim Executive County Superintendent


Ms. Tanya Dawson

Business Administrator/

Board Secretary


Ms. Deborah Donnelly

Assistant Business Administrator






Dr. Kimberly J. Schneider
Acting Principal, Arthur R. Sypek Center


Ms. Dana Hice DePugh

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction   


Ms. Sharon Nemeth


Assunpink Center

Health Careers Center


Ms. Mary Smith-Jones


Adult Evening School


 Ms. Kelly Pike


Health Careers Center


Ms. Lori Perlow

Admissions Officer/Community Liaison

The Mercer County Technical School District guarantees equal opportunity to all, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, or disability.