Calling all students and families of the Jersey City Public Schools for an exciting Scavenger Hunt!! The JCPS is celebrating its 150th Anniversary on October 28, 2023!
Over the next few weeks, we will be posting fun facts about our schools, asking you to seek them out, and snap a selfie at each location to earn a point. The Jersey City public school student with the most points will be awarded a prize from the Sneaker Room. Remember to use the hashtag #jcps150anniversary
with your selfie. Happy scavenger hunt!
Look for new clues on Tuesday and Thursday the weeks of October 2nd and 16th. Look for new clues on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the weeks of October 16th and 23rd. Post your selfie each day between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM. Points will be counted for responses to our posts up until 9:00 pm on October 26th, and a winner will be announced at our event on Saturday, October 28th at Dickinson High School. Happy scavenger hunt!
This hunt is only open to the students and families of the Jersey City Public Schools.
Today we are taking a trip to James J. Ferris High School, in downtown Jersey City, to visit the Clarence Fitch Walkway. Clarence Fitch graduated from Ferris High School in 1967 before joining the Marines and fighting in the Vietnam War. Fitch was awarded a purple heart for his service overseas, and continued to serve his community when he returned home. Fitch became a civil rights activist, an anti war spokesman, a mentor to the city's youth, as well as a substance abuse counselor. In 2021 the walkway between James J. Ferris’ main building and the Ferris Junior Academy (formerly PS #9) was named in honor of Clarence Fitch to remember his service to Jersey City. #clarencefitch #FerrisHS
Reply to this post with a selfie in front of the Clarence Fitch’s Way and use the hashtag #jcps150anniversary to score your next point.
Please contact Executive Assistant Ms. Ann Beirne if you have any questions.