It's that time of year again! Students are invited to take part in our annual green contest. This year, students can make a digital public service announcement to share a message about being green. Entries are due April 1. Click the headline above to view this year's contest flyer.
Congratulations to Adrienne Harley, Kindergarten and Student Support Teacher at Francis A. Desmares School! Mrs. Harley has been selected as this year’s District Teacher of the Year! Click the headline above to learn more about Mrs. Harley and to view a list of each school's recipient of the Governor's Teacher Recognition Program this year.
School will be open on April 14, April 21, June 19 and June 20 to make up our used snow days! Please note, June 18 is now a regular, full day of school. June 19 and June 20 are early dismissal days. Also, additional contingency days have been added to our calendar. Click the headline above to view these changes, including new marking period, trimester and report card dates.
Parents, please be sure to complete the Demographic Change screen and the Power Announcement screen on the Parent Portal immediately so that school personnel can contact you easily in the event of an emergency. Click the headline above for more back-to-school reminders!
Congratulations, Mary Jane Custy! Mrs. Custy, the Elementary Gifted Specialist at Barley Sheaf School, has been selected as this year’s District Teacher of the Year. Please click the headline above to view a full list of this year's Governor's Teacher Recognition Award recipients for each school.
With the devastating news of a school shooting in Connecticut, please click the headline above to review our district procedures for ensuring student safety. Please remain vigilant to school security measures and committed to keeping our children safe. When visiting our schools or while out in the community, please be alert to suspicious activity and potential safety threats.
Our district is partnering with an energy efficiency and renewable energy company to begin an Energy Savings Improvement Program. Over 15 years, the $4.8 million budget-neutral project is expected to help our district realize over $326,000 in annual energy cost savings and over $29,000 in operational cost savings. We are expected to see a savings of over $6.4 million by the end of the project. Click the headline above for details.
All substitutes are required to attend one district training this school year. Trainings will be held on January 28 and March 11. To register, click on the training session that you prefer to attend, which are listed under the Upcoming Events section of our homepage, and follow the prompts to register.
If you or someone you know has been displaced by Hurricane Sandy and has children that are not living in their home district, please contact a Social Worker in our district's Department of Special Services. Please call (908) 284-7680.
As we mark Veterans Day, our district recognizes our exceptional staff members and community residents who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Their service, sacrifices and contributions have helped our country establish, maintain and protect the freedoms and opportunities we value and treasure as a nation today.
Francis A. Desmares School has won the Bronze Award in the Healthier US School Challenge. On October 4, representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the NJ Department of Agriculture attended an All-School Meeting where school officials were presented with the award and a $500 check during the special assembly. Click the headline above to view photos!
Click the headline above to view a list of staff retirements in our district for the 2011-2012 school year. The entire district extends a sincere thank you to each retiree for their dedication and valuable contributions to our students and schools. We wish them much health and happiness in their retirement years!
There is now a free PowerSchool app that allows you to check your child’s grades and attendance from most Apple mobile devices such as iPhone, iPod-Touch, iPad, running iOS, version 4.0 or later. To download the app, sign into PowerSchool and click on the App logo in the lower left hand corner or simply search for PowerSchool in the App Store.
Laura McConnell, an art teacher at Desmares School, has been named this year's Teacher of the Year in our district! We also recognize each school’s recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award: Patricia Ramachandran, Math Support Skills Teacher, Barley Sheaf; Suzanne Petto, Grade 4 Teacher, Copper Hill; Laura McConnell, Art Teacher, Desmares; Jennifer Marino, Physical Education & Health Teacher, Robert Hunter; Kristen Carthas, Grade 5 Teacher, Reading-Fleming; and David Hallinan, Grade 7 & 8 Math Teacher, J.P. Case. Congratulations to all!
Click the headline above to view an important message from Superintendent Gregory Nolan regarding the district's new lice protocol as well as information about treatment and preventative care for parents and families.