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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
2017 New Jersey School of Character Seal
2017
State School of
Character
 
2019
A.R.K. Energy Bus

 
2018
Kindness Heroes

2017
The Great Kindness Challenge
 

2016
Family Meetings
Make Buddies Not Bullies

2017 National School of  Character
2017
National School of
Character
2019 Kindness Certified School Logo

2017, 2018, & 2019
Kindness Certified School

Knight Events

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Zone Char Ed Meeting
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Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, USA
BOE - Action Meeting
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ISC Skaking Party
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ISC Cherry Hill, 650 Kresson Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, USA
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District Events

BOE Action Meeting
Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
West Preview Concert
Cherry Hill High School West, 1202 Chapel Ave.
East Lab Theatre
Cherry Hill High School East, 1750 Kresson Road
East Lab Theatre
Cherry Hill High School East, 1750 Kresson Road
East Halloween Dance
Cherry Hill High School East, 1750 Kresson Road
Red Ribbon Week
All Schools
Red Ribbon Week
All Schools

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Anti-Bullying Information

HIB Grade Report

LaCoyya H. Weathington
Director of Pupil Services
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
45 Ranoldo Terrace
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 429-5600 x4431

Jane Rickansrud
School Counselor
Knight Anti-Bullying Specialist
(856)428-0830 x5011

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Knight News

School Toolbox for 2019-2020 now available!
School Toolbox for 2019-2020 now available!

Go to www.schooltoolbox.com to access the updated school supply lists for the 2019-20 school year and to purchase your supplies online.

2017 Promising Practice for The Great Kindness Challenge
2017 Promising Practice for The Great Kindness Challenge

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.

A. Russell Knight designated a 2017 National School of Character
A. Russell Knight designated a 2017 National School of Character

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.

A. Russell Knight 2017 NJ School of Character
A. Russell Knight 2017 NJ School of Character

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.



District News

High School Graduation Requirements Now Available
High School Graduation Requirements Now Available

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.

Letter from Dr. Meloche to Gov. Phil Murphy Regarding State Statute on Unpaid Meals Policy
Letter from Dr. Meloche to Gov. Phil Murphy Regarding State Statute on Unpaid Meals Policy

Cherry Hill Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche on Friday, August 30, 2019 sent a letter to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, imploring him to insist on legislation that removes the State-mandated language requiring the withholding of meals as part of the Unpaid Meal policies required of public school districts statewide. Dr. Meloche has spoken with our state legislators about this topic as well. We will update the community about the response(s) to the letter when we receive them. In the meantime, for the 2019-2020 school year, all children will be fed lunch, every day.

Important Statement from Superintendent Dr. Meloche Regarding Unpaid Meal Charges/Outstanding Food Service Charges
Important Statement from Superintendent Dr. Meloche Regarding Unpaid Meal Charges/Outstanding Food Service Charges

UPDATE 8/23/19: On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Board of Education engaged in a discussion about Board Policy 8550Unpaid Meal Charges/Outstanding Food Service Charges. The most recent statement from Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche and Board of Education President Mr. Eric Goodwin regarding the the policy and upcoming discussion is available online. Also available is the August 15 statement from Dr. Meloche. The discussion will continue at the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7 pm at the John A. Carusi Middle School cafeteria, 315 Roosevelt Drive.