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SNOW MAKE-UP DAYS FOR SENIORS will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8 am – 12:15 pm and Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 8 am - 12:15 pm.

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.

Students and staff at Kingston Elementary School marked Autism Awareness Month on April 9 by forming a large “Autism Ribbon” in front of the school. The event included story time for students, with two books relating to autism read by Mr. Sheckman, Kingston principal. Cherry Hill Township Councilwoman Melinda Kane presented the school with a proclamation recognizing its awareness efforts. Congratulations to all on this wonderful event!

An SAT/PSAT Tutorial, sponsored by the Cherry Hill Guidance Departments, will be available to students this summer. The 4-day, 14-hour workshop (28 hours if taking both Math and Verbal), will be held the weeks of July 28-31; August 4-7; and August 11-14. Sessions are available from 9 am - 12:30 pm; 1 pm - 4:30 pm; or 5 pm - 8:30 pm. Workshops will be held at Cherry Hill High Schools East and West. Click HERE for more information and a registration form.

Save the date! Thinking about upcoming college essays? The Cherry Hill Guidance Departments are sponsoring a 4-day, 13-hour workshop, The College Essay: A Tutorial this summer. The workshop will be offered the weeks of July 28-31; August 4-7; and August 11-14. Session hours will be 9 am - 12:15 pm; 1 pm - 4:15 pm; or 4:45 pm - 8 pm. Workshops will be held at Cherry Hill High Schools East and West. Click HERE for more information and a registration form.

The Board of Education approved the 2014-2015 District calendar on March 25, 2014. Click HERE for the calendar.

The new graduation date for Beck Middle School is Thursday, June 19, 2014, 9:30 am at Cherry Hill High School East. The new graduation date for Carusi Middle School is Thursday, June 19, 2014, 9:30 am at Cherry Hill High School West. The new graduation date for Rosa Middle School is Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 4 pm at Cherry Hill High School East.

Is your family interested in sharing your way of life with a student from Spain?  This summer, on behalf of Global Friendships, the Cherry Hill School District will be welcoming 32 students from Spain to the South Jersey area, 16 in July and 16 in August, to experience life in America.  The goal of the program is to promote learning and cultural awareness for both Spanish students as well as their American host families. Click HERE for more information about this worthwhile program.

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. 

Still haven't downloaded our new, free ParentLink App? Click for details.

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.

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