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
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Make Buddies Not Bullies
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LaCoyya H. Weathington
Go to www.schooltoolbox.com to access the updated school supply lists for the 2019-20 school year and to purchase your supplies online.
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.
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.
We are pleased to announce that Character.org, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement, named A. Russell Knight Elementary School a 2017 New Jersey School of Character. The program recognized ARK as a school that has demonstrated its use of character development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and ARK's school climate. Criteria for the designation are based on Character.org's 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, which includes providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in character-building efforts.
Congratulations to the entire A. Russell Knight Community on this amazing achievement!
About Character.org: Founded in 1993, Character.org, is a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. It works with schools and districts to inspire, educate and empower young people to be ethical and engaged citizens. It is led by education leaders who are dedicated to youth learning how to be both smart and good through the advancement of quality character development in all schools.
Visit www.character.org to learn more about the National Forum and the Schools of Character program.
The Board of Education has embarked on the process of developing a strategic plan that will guide our district-wide work over the next 3-5 years. As we begin to build this plan, it is important that parents and community members have an opportunity to consider the future work and priorities of the district.We invite you to attend one of our open forums on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 9:30 am in the Board Room at the Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace, or at 7:30 pm in the Large Group Instruction Room at Beck Middle School, 950 Cropwell Rd, to share your ideas about the areas of focus and bodies of work that you believe will have the most impact for our students over the next few years. These forums will be facilitated by Judith Wilson, who is leading this planning process.
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Community members with additional questions after the Safety & Security Forum at Cherry Hill High School West at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 are invited to submit them via our online portal. Post-forum submissions may be included in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document posted on this web site. The video recording of the forum is available on our YouTube channel. Also available online are the panelists' biographies and a chart showing security and mental health support resources at each of our high schools and middle schools, and at the elementary grade level.
Now available online: A statement from Cherry Hill Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche and Board of Education President Eric Goodwin regarding the district's revised Unpaid Meals Policy.
Congratulations to the staff, students and families of Joseph D. Sharp Elementary School for being named on September 26, 2019 as a National Blue Ribbon School. A press release about this honor is available online.
The New Jersey Department of Education has released the updated high school graduation assessment requirements in English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics for the Classes of 2019 through 2022. These requirements are available online.