Project Reservoir Awards

2019-2020

Lexus Eco Challenge First Round Finalists

  1. Aquasquad

  2. Aeroponics28

  3. R.E.M. Team

2018 - 2019

Lexus Eco Challenge First Place Winner

  1. Snail Samurais

  2. Co2APT

  3. Solar Squad

2017-2018

Lexus Eco Challenge Grand Prize Middle School Winner

Plastic Elastic 3.0

https://plasticelastic30.wixsite.com/mysite

Lexus Eco Challenge First Place Winner

Styro-Terminators

https://styroterminators.wixsite.com/mysite

Top 100 for @changemakers Challenge

 1. Stormies

https://28stormies.wixsite.com/projectreservoir​

2. MTC Rain

@mtc_rain

Ecybermission Finalist -9th Grade

Traposquitoes

STEAM TANK FINALISTS

1. STEAM Team

2. Young Environmental Archaelogist

3. Plastic Elastic 3.0

4. 28 Stormies

5 Phrag Strikers

6. Team Tilapia

2016-2017

Traposquitoes

National Winner President's Environmental Youth Award

Lexus Eco Challenge 1st Place 

PS 28 D.R.O.N.E 

5/10/17 UPDATE - Received proclamations from Jersey City’s Council at City Hall

TEAM D.R.O.N.E

Ryan Nitschke

Samantha Cuevas

Daniel Rivera

Diana Carreon

Fritz Perera

STEAM Tank 1ST PLACE

Traposquitoes

Karen Ayoub

Karen Mateo

Layaly Saleh

STEAM Tank 2nd PLACE

Filter Frenzy

Rebekah Yorker

Virianna Arias

Alicia Nostrame

Project Reservoir P.S. 28 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

http://www.nj.gov/dep/eeawards/pastwin2016.html

Lexus Eco Challenge National Finalist

1. PS28Drone (scroll up for team names)

2. CO2 Eliminators

TEAM CO2 ELIMINATORS

Yannet Acosta

Albania Cruz

Rachel Hennessey

Gabriella Martinez

Kelsey Rodriguez

Ariana Sanchez

2015-2016

Project Reservoir Lead Teachers:  Joel Naatus & Robert O’Donnell (2011-current)( Malissa Yabut 2013- current)

Lexus Eco Challenge Grand Prize Middle School Winner 2015-2016

Aquaponics

http://aquaponics28.weebly.com

 

Ecybermission Regional Finalist and 1st place in NJ

 

1. Plastic Elastic 2.0

http://plasticelastic.weebly.com/

 

Lexus Eco Challenge Eastern Regional Winners 2015-2016

 

1. Aquaponics

http://aquaponics28.weebly.com

 

2. Anthosavers

http://anthosavers4.weebly.com

 

2014-2015

Project Reservoir Lead Teachers:  Joel Naatus & Robert O’Donnell (2011-current)( Malissa Yabut 2013- current)

 

Random Acts Winner 2015

Phrag Attack

http://phragmiteattack.weebly.com

 

Lexus Eco Challenge Grand Prize Middle School Winner 2014-2015

S.T.A.X Super Tilapia Algae Xterminators

http://staxprojectreservoir.weebly.com

 

Lexus Eco Challenge Eastern Regional Winners 2014-2015

 

1. Algae Extinguishers

http://projectreservoirateam.weebly.com

 

2. S.T.A.X Super Tilapia Algae Xterminators

http://staxprojectreservoir.weebly.com

 

The 2014-2015 Governor’s Educator of the Year Program - Malissa Yabut

 

2013-2014

Project Reservoir Lead Teachers:  Joel Naatus & Robert O’Donnell (2011-current)( Malissa Yabut 2013- current)

 

P.S. #28 AWARDS 2013-2014 Project Reservoir 3 National Finalist Teams-Siemens

 “We Can Change the World” 2014 

http://www.wecanchange.com/middle-school/about-challenge/2014-challenge-winners/2014-middle-school-state-finalists#new-jersey

 

1. Tunnel Savers 

www.tunnelsavers.com

 

2. Plastic Elastics 

www.plasticelastics.wix.com/projectcrochet

 

3. Solar Aerators

www.ps28solaraerators.weebly.com 

 

eCYBERMISSION Competition - 2nd in New Jersey Tunnel Savers

 http://www.ecybermission.com/files/State%20Winners%202013-2014.pdf  

 

eCYBERMISSION Competition - National Honorable Mention Plastic Elastics 

 National Finalist Lexus Eco-Challenge-Tunnel Savers 

http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3750833 

 

Semi-Finalist Christopher Columbus Awards - Tunnel Savers 

http://www.christophercolumbusawards.com/13_14_semifinalists.php 

 

Honorable Mention Toshiba “Exploravision” NSTA national STEM competition - Solar Aerators 

http://www.exploravision.org/winners/honorable-mentions-2014.php 

 

Garden State Green Award - Project Reservoir 

http://www.gardenstategreenfest.com/greenawards.html 

 

Robert O’Donnell “Milken Educator Award” 

http://www.mff.org/newsroom/photos/gallery/view/201314-milken-educator-awards-highlights/robert-odonnell-with-vets-and-check 

 

TEDx Jersey City - Robert O’Donnell 

http://www.tedxjerseycity.com/Meetthespeakers 

 

District Teacher of the Year “Jersey City” - Joel Naatus 

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/02/joel_naatus_named_jersey_citys_2014_teacher_of  _the_year.html 

 

Siemens STARS Fellow 2013 “Oakridge National Laboratory” Joel Naatus 

http://stem.discoveryeducation.com/?event=showContent&id=72 

 

2013 Classroom Close-up Show #3 “Project Reservoir” 

https://www.njea.org/about/classroom-close-up/show-schedule 

 

2013 Teen Kids News “Eliminating Mosquitoes” 

http://www.teenkidsnews.com/index.php/gallery/740-mosquito-project 

 

2012-2013

Administration:  Dr. Janet Elder & Ms. Patricia Timmons

Project Reservoir Lead Teachers:  Joel Naatus & Robert O’Donnell (2011-current) Jennifer Mulewski (2011-2012)

 

Green Thumb Challenge-Grant Winner

Lexus Eco Challenge 2012-2013, National First Place Award

ExploraVision 2012-2013 National Competition, Honorable Mention Award

2012-2013 Siemens We Can Change the World, National 2nd Place Award

2012-2013 Ecybermission Competition, New Jersey State Champions and Regional Champs

2013 Classroom Close-up “Project Reservoir”

2013 Teen Kids News “Eliminating Mosquitoes”

Partnering Organizations/Institutions:

Reservoir Preservation Alliance

Jersey City Fire Department (Battalion Chief Michael Borrelli)

New Jersey Pain-Orthopedic Rehabilitation Group (Nicholas Rentas)

Alex Britez (unthinkmedia.com)   

Newark Museum

Charles E. Trefurt School (P.S. #8)

Concordia Learning Center

St. Joseph’s School for the Blind

Nicholas Copernicus School (P.S. #25)

St. Peter’s University

Academy 1 Middle School

 

Intern Members (2012-2013):    

Emily Ruiz

Antonio Hernandez

Jose Nieto

Rahul Gupta

Luisa Ospina

Meet Shah

Tiffany Veerden

2011-2012

 

Disney Planet Challenge 2011-2012, National Champions

EPA 2012 Environmental Quality Award

ABC 2012 Above and Beyond Award

2012 Earth Week Feature, Channel 9 News

2012 Green Education Foundation, Grant Recipient

2012 PSE&G Environmental Grant Recipient

2012 National Education Startup Challenge (Imagineer Corps)

 

Team Members (2011-2012):                                                                                   

Brianna Abreu                                                        

Carolina Bonetti                                                      

Edgard Bonilla                                                                                

Alexa Duke                                                                

Marlen Herrera                                                       

Frankie Hoffer                                                   

I’Yanna Howard                                                     

Sophia Lugo                                                       

Giancarlos Miranda

Victoria Moreno

Daniela Noguera

Aldair Nunez 

Nelly Pacheco

Kevin Lata

Cristy Rijo 

Ryan Roman

Lexus Salmon

Jennifer Segovia

Dennis Trotta 

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