Together, Everyone Achieves More!
You can use most any measure when speaking of success. Some measure by the size of their house or the net worth of their portfolio. However, the measure of real success is one you cannot spend. It’s the way your child describes you when talking to a friend. ~Unknown
The Cherry Hill Fire Department has been a partner with the Cherry Hill School District providing fire safety education for many years. In 2014 we presented a new program entitled "Safety Smart". Safety Smart is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. Safety Smart is being taught in grades 1, 3, 5 and 6 as part of the Physical/Health Education Program.
The goal of the Safety Smart Program is not only to teach students valuable safety skills, but also to have the students put these skills to use outside of the school environment. A valuable tool to help us evaluate the effectiveness of the program is the parent survey. We ask parents/guardians to please take a few minutes to complete an online Parent Survey so we can determine how, if at all, the instruction is being put to use.
A broad range of summer enrichment programs are now open to school-age Cherry Hill residents. Summer enrichment classes at Cherry Hill High School East in drama, art, photography, graphic design, model rockets, knitting, chess and more are open to Cherry Hill residents entering grades 5-11. Summer music enrichment classes at Cherry Hill High School West in beginning band, beginning orchestra, intermediate band, intermediate orchestra and jazz ensemble are open to Cherry Hill residents entering grades 4-12. Course descriptions and registration forms are available by clicking here. Registration forms and payment are due Friday, June 16, 2017.
Each year, as part of the Schools of Character program, Character.org recognizes educators in the United States and elsewhere who have implemented unique, specific, and effective character education strategies. This year ARK was recognized with a 2017 National Promising Practices award for our participation in The Great Kindness Challenge. During the week of January 23, 2017 ARK students performed 4.352 kind acts and raised $486.87 to help build a school and kindness center in Quetta, Pakistan.
Cherry Hill Board of Education President Dr. Barry Dickinson read a statement at the May 9, 2017 Board Work Session regarding the "CHPS 2020: A Clear Vision for the Future" long-range strategic plan and the concept of a 6th grade center. The full statement is available by clicking here.
We are excited to announce that A. Russell Knight Elementary has been designated a 2017 National School of Character by character.org! Knight is among 83 schools from 21 states named a 2017 National School of Character. Through an in-depth and rigorous evaluation process, Knight was found to be an exemplary model of character development. Character.org will honor the 2017 designated schools and districts at its 24th National Forum on Character Education to be held the weekend of October 20-21, 2017, in Arlington, VA.