The Cherry Hill Education Foundation is pleased to present the 2014 “Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars” on Sunday, May 4 at 7 pm in the New Auditorium at Cherry Hill High School West. Sixteen couples, including teachers, students, school administrators, alumni and members of the business community, will compete in an exciting contest to raise money for the Cherry Hill Public Schools. Special performances by the Cherry Hill School Board (with students), and by last year’s “Jersey Boys” will enhance the show. Guest celebrity judge, Jeremiah Trotter, will join the judges’ table with Marjie Major, Katie Nanni and Arnie Silver. Music by East’s Orchestra will add to the elegance of this “Hollywood” evening. Tickets are available online at www.cherryhilleducationfoundation.com or in the Activities Offices at Cherry Hill High School East and West. Click HERE for more information about the event.
Stockton Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday all week, capping off the celebration with "celebrity" readers from all around Cherry Hill on Friday, March 7, including Assistant Superintendent Dr. Joe Meloche. It was a fun day for adult readers and students alike!
Save the date! Volley for Support is coming April 4, 5:30 pm at Cherry Hill High School East. Order your T-shirt by March 14. Click HERE for more information and an order form.
ATTENTION APPLICANTS FOR ROSA MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR: The number of applications submitted this year has exceeded the maximum enrollment for the 6th grade class for the 2014-2015 school year. We will be conducting an enrollment selection process per district Policy 5117.1. The results of the enrollment selection process will be mailed home on or about March 14, 2014, to all students who applied for Open Enrollment to Rosa Middle School.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION SCHEDULED FOR JOHNSON STUDENTS ON MARCH 3, 2014 WILL NOW BE ON MARCH 17, 2014.
The 2014-2015 calendar scheduled to be discussed at the Policy & Legislation Committee meeting will be discussed at the BOE Work Session on March 11, 2014, 7 pm.
The PARCC field testing overview scheduled for the Curriculum & Instruction Committee meeting will be updated at the BOE Work Session on March 11, 2014.
Click HERE for a list of dates and times of events in our schools over the next two weeks!
The District calendar for the 2013-2014 school year has been amended to 180 days for students to adjust for snow days. This means the make-up day for the March 3 snow day will be June 19. The make-up day for the February 13 snow day will be June 18. High school graduations will take place as scheduled on June 17. March 14 will be a full school day to make up for the snow day on February 3. The last week of school -- including middle school graduation dates -- is under review. We will communicate firm dates for middle school graduations by March 14, 2014.
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Early February marks the beginning of course selection at both Cherry Hill High School East and High School West. Click HERE for more information in the February issue of Insight, the Cherry Hill Guidance Department’s newsletter.
The Jones Gym Entrance project at Cherry Hill West is expected to be completed as soon as outdoor temperatures stabilize, so that roofing and masonry work can be finished. Click HERE for a full explanation of the project.
Kindergarten and First Grade registration for children entering school for the first time will begin in February. Please click HERE for more information.
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.
For your planning purposes... click for the dates of the high school and middle school graduations in June 2014! (Please note – the middle school dates are subject to change depending upon weather-related school closings.)
High school Course of Study orientation sessions will begin in January at our middle schools, followed by open houses at our high schools later in the month. Click HERE for a letter detailing the sessions, including dates and times.Click HERE for a Power Point presentation on 2014-2015 Course Offerings for High School Freshmen.
CHSEPTA – the Cherry Hill Special Education PTA – offers support, education, socialization, and advocacy for the whole family and everyone involved in the education of children with special learning needs. Click HERE for CHSEPTA registration information and the group's 2013-2014 meeting schedule.
District Director of Security Michael Nuzzo presented the report on Violence and School Security Measures for 2012-2013 at the October 8 Board of Education meeting. He noted a decrease in the total number of incidents of violence, vandalism, weapons, substance abuse and HIB compared to the 2011-2012 school year. The decrease is attributed primarily to a decline in the number of HIB incidents. Click for more details and a link to Mr. Nuzzo's report.
At the September action meeting, the Board of Education approved the Mission Statement and Board Goals for 2013-2014. Click to view the approved goals.
Free and reduced lunch applications...Please note that a new free/reduced lunch application must be submitted each year! Unless you received a letter indicating that your child has been directly certified, you must complete a free/reduced lunch application for the 2013-2014 school year, even if your child was eligible in 2012-2013. Students who were eligible in 2012-2013 but have not submitted an application will revert to paid status in mid-October and will not be eligible for free or reduced lunch until a new application is submitted. Applications are accessible on the district website by clicking HERE.
New to Cherry Hill? All registration is conducted centrally at the Malberg Administration Building. Click HERE for information on registering your students in our great public schools.
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.