A message from the Cherry Hill Board of Education: The Cherry Hill Board of Education has secured the services of the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) to facilitate the search for our new superintendent. On April 22, 2015, the Board met with NJSBA field service representative Gwen Thornton to begin the search and hiring process. Community members, parents, staff and students will have the opportunity to participate in the superintendent search process through focus groups beginning in mid May. Specific dates, times and locations will be publicized. The process of finding the best superintendent for our district will require time. Therefore, an interim superintendent will be selected and in place beginning July 1. The search for an interim superintendent is currently underway.
Register now for the SAT/PSAT tutorial, sponsored by the Cherry Hill Guidance Departments, offered in several sessions this August. This is a 4-day, 14 hour tutorial workshop (28 hours if taking both Math and Verbal), which will be held the weeks of August 3-6 and August 10-13. The session hours are: 9 am - 12:30, 1 pm - 4:30 pm, or 5 pm – 8:30 pm. There will be a break in each session. We recommend that if you are taking both Math and Verbal, do not take them the same week. Workshops will be held at Cherry Hill High Schools East & West. Enrollment will determine if courses run and where. This year there are Two Options for students who wish to become familiar with the changes projected for Winter/Spring 2016 SAT. Also, according to the College Board, the October 2015 PSAT will feature the new design. You should choose Option 1 if you intend to take the SAT before March 2016. If you plan to take the SAT March 2016 or beyond, choose Option 2. The fee for this session is $225 for all Cherry Hill high school students and residents and $250 for non-residents. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Sign up before June 1 - $200 for In-District & $225 for Out-of-District students. Click HERE for details and a registration form.
Register now for THE COLLEGE ESSAY: A TUTORIAL, sponsored by the Cherry Hill Guidance Departments. This is a 4-day, 13 hour tutorial workshop, which will be held the weeks of August 3-6 and 10-13. The session hours are: 9 am - 12:15, 1 pm - 4:15 pm, or 4:45 pm - 8 pm. Workshops will be held at Cherry Hill High Schools East & West. Enrollments will determine if courses run and where. Tutorials will contain a maximum of 10-12 students who will complete all steps of the writing process (from prewriting through production of a final draft) to create a college essay. By the end of the tutorial, students will complete a final draft of an essay to submit to a college. All checks and registration forms must be submitted to the Guidance Department by Friday, June 12, 2015. Each registrant will receive a letter confirming registration, and another letter of final details a week before the workshop begins. We have made every effort to schedule the workshops so they will not conflict with pre-season training. The fee for this course is $165 for all Cherry Hill high school students/residents and $190 for non-residents. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Sign up before June 1 - $150 for In-District & $175 for Out-of-District student. Click HERE for details and a registration form.
UPDATE: Because of the make-up days for inclement weather, MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADUATION DATES HAVE CHANGED. Click for the dates and times of our middle and high school graduations.
Due to the overwhelming success of ticket sales for "Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars," online ticket sales are closed. The Cherry Hill Education Foundation (CHEF) will place on a wating list the names and emails of those interested in returned tickets. If interested, please contact CHEF at email@example.com Voting continues online HERE for your favorite couples, or vote during the intermission at the event.
Spaces are available for the Community Wide Yard Sale at Cherry Hill High School West on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 8 am-1 pm. Pre-registration is required to reserves your space. Deadline is May 1. To reserve your space, email Lori Antico at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply donate your items to be sold by dropping them off at 7 am. Project Graduation will sell them and all profits will go toward Project Graduation. Vendors welcome! Click HERE for event details.
HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT PARCC? Click HERE for the PARCC eboard, which includes information pertaining to all grade levels tested, graduation requirements, sample test items and information regarding our PARCC Primer Series of interactive meetings for parents.
A video of Part 2 of the PARCC Primer Series, filmed at Cherry Hill West on February 3, 2015, is available in its entirety by clicking HERE.
Preschool openings are still available at the Barclay Early Childhood Center. The Cherry Hill School District offers preschool inclusion classes during the 2015-2016 school year for Cherry Hill residents. The Inclusion Program began 16 years ago in an effort to provide our population of children with special needs the opportunity to be educated in the least restrictive environment alongside their typically developing peers. Each class is comprised of approximately (16) 3- and 4-year-old children, six of whom are classified as having special needs and 10 of whom are typically developing. We offer a half-day program five days per week with morning classes from 9-11:30 am and afternoon classes from 1-3:30 pm. Children must be three and no older than four years old on or before October 1, 2015. As a result of overwhelming demand, we are NOT able to accept requests for morning placements; AM and PM spots will be assigned by a lottery system. There is currently a $1,500.00 charge for the school year ($150.00 per month). NO TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED. Please click HERE for details and a registration form.
Registration information is now available for the 2015 Cherry Hill Public Schools Summer Enrichment Camp. The camp is for students who will be entering grades 1 through 6 in September 2015. The camp will be open from 7 am to 6 pm, five days a week, from June 22 through August 14. Click HERE for the flyer, registration form, and other important information about the camp. Tuition remains the same as last summer. Includes swimming, field trips, athletic, pinelands, nature, science discovery, performance, and arts.
At the Strategic Planning Committee Meeting on February 3, 2015, the Athletic Facilities Committee, composed of parents from both Cherry Hill High School East and Cherry Hill High School West, as well as the principals and athletic directors from both schools, presented a proposal to convert each school's football fields to turf fields. The football field at Jonas C. Morris Stadium and at the football field at East both would be converted to turf, for use by the football, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey teams. The fields also would be used by Cherry Hill Township. Click HERE for the PowerPoint presentation.
We've added Instagram to our social media platforms! Follow "chpsinsta" for fun photos and announcements about school closures, delays, snow make-up days and more.
NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE: Representatives from the Board of Education and the Cherry Hill Education Association (CHEA) met Tuesday, February 17, 2015, in a mediator-facilitated negotiation session. The Board appreciates the careful thought and dedication exhibited during negotiations and will continue to work with the CHEA toward a resolution. Click for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the negotiations process to date.
The Cherry Hill School District operates a tuition-supported Extended Day Child Care program for kindergarten students. The program operates each day that school is in session. EDCC's trained professional staff provides a safe and stimulating program of kindergarten enrichment activities (playtime, arts, crafts, games, nature, science, music and movement activities). Click HERE and select EDCC Registration for more information.
Looking for the current issue of CHPS Weekly? You can now find it in the News & Info section of this web site, or click HERE. Back issues also are available in New & Info, or by clicking HERE. Want to subscribe? Simply scroll to the bottom of this page and enter your email address in the designated box.
Parents of private school children who are considering attending either Cherry Hill High School East or Cherry Hill High School West in September 2015 are invited to attend our Guidance Orientations and High School Open Houses beginning in January. Click HERE for dates, times and locations. Click HERE for a letter explaining the registration process.
High school interim reports will now be issued on a paperless basis. Click HERE for a letter with details. Click HERE for instructions on how to retrieve your high school student's interim report online.
The 2015-2016 District calendar includes several changes compared to the current year. The 2015-2016 school year will start on September 1, 2015, six days before Labor Day. School will be open on Election Day, November 3, 2015. Click HERE for the full 2015-2016 calendar.
Check out the new Cherry Hill Public Schools YouTube Channel, where we're posting videos from events around the District. Click HERE to view.
Director of Security Michael Nuzzo presented the annual Violence, Vandalism, Weapons & Substance Abuse Report at the Board of Education Action Meeting on October 21, 2014. Click HERE for the full report.
The Cherry Hill School District Sustainability Plan is focused on forging a new paradigm for what we do, based on an ethos of social, economic and ecological sustainability and regeneration. Click HERE for a full presentation of the plan.
At the BOE Action meeting on August 26, 2014, the Board of Education approved the Cherry Hill Public Schools Mission Statement and Board Goals for the 2014-2015 school year. Click HERE for the statement and goals.
The Cherry Hill Public Schools App now includes “Stream.” Stream consolidates the view of News, Calendar Events, Notifications and Alerts into a single location to avoid hunting through several places to get all of this information. Stream is designed to save you time and provide easy viewing of the information. It is placed in the first position on the app. Still haven't downloaded our free ParentLink App? Click for details.
Haven’t yet registered your new kindergartner or new 1st grader for school in September? Please click HERE for the forms needed to start the process or pick up a registration packet at any of our neighborhood elementary schools - then call 856-429-5600 Ext. 4430, 4432, or 4436 to schedule an appointment. Central Registration is open during the summer. If your child will be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2015, he or she is eligible to start kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.
New to Cherry Hill? Click HERE for information and forms to register your child for public school.
An annual audit of the Cherry Hill School District's financial records and activities for 2012-2013 found the records to be in "excellent condition." Click for details on the audit.