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.
In related news, State Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex), chairman of the Assembly’s education committee, on January 29, 2015 introduced a bill to provide a process for students to sit out the upcoming PARCC exams, including a timeline for families to give a 14-day notice to their districts and a requirement that schools provide someplace supervised for opt-outs during testing. Click HERE to view this proposed legislation.
Are you interested in sharing your way of life with a European student? This summer in both July and August, 16 students from Spain will arrive in the United States to learn about American culture, improve their English, and meet you! These high school students are eager to visit the U.S. and experience American life. While here, they will attend school three days per week to improve their English. Also, they will take day trips to New York, Great Adventure, and Ocean City. You and your family are invited to attend all trips. Luxury bus transportation is provided and tickets to events are greatly discounted. If you are interested in hosting a student for either or both months, contact Dan Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org. More infomation is available HERE.
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.
New to Cherry Hill? Click HERE for information on registering your child for school.
Congratulations Cherry Hill High School East Boys Swim Team, on winning the 2015 New Jersey State Championship! Click HERE for the story on sjsportsdigest.com.
Congratulations to the Cherry Hill High School East Chess Team for winning the South Jersey High School Chess League Championship for the second year in a row!
Congratulations to the Cherry Hill High School East Jazz Band. They opened their festival season at the 2015 Shawnee High School Jazz Festival Friday, February 6, 2015 competing with bands from around the South Jersey area. The band overall won a rating of GOLD (highest rating). The band also won the Best Saxophone Section award and two best soloist trophies: senior Peter Frank on saxophone and junior Ben Turner on guitar.
2015 Volley for Support T-shirt orders are now being taken. Please click HERE to see a photo of the Kingston staff wearing the shirts. Click HERE to download or print event flyer and t-shirt order form and return to your school. Volley for Support will take place April 17, 2015! The wonderful charities that will benefit from this fundraiser are Camp No Worries and Camp Erin.
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.
Cherry Hill High School East presents Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. This Tony Award-winning musical follows the hilarious mishaps aboard the S.S American in 1933. Performances of this family friendly, high-energy show are February 27 (red cast), 28 (white cast), March 6 (white cast), and 7 (red cast) at 7:30 pm and on March 1 (red cast) and 8 (white cast) at 2 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, on sale at the box office Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm starting February 21. Tickets also will be sold at the door. The box office can be reached at 856-424-2222 ex. 2019. Visit www.chetheatre.com for more information.
The Barclay Early Childhood Center will accept Applications for the 2015-2016 school year for any child who is 3 or 4 years old as of October 1, 2015. OPEN HOUSES are scheduled for Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 10 am and Wednesday, February 11 at 7 pm. We advise that these are PARENTS ONLY INFORMATION SESSIONS. Applications will be accepted from February 2, 2105 through March 2, 2015 at 4 pm. Click HERE for details and an application form.
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.
Cherry Hill West presents Disney’s Mary Poppins on March 20, 21 27, 28 at 7 pm and March 22 and 28 at 2 pm. There will be a character breakfast before the March 22 show. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens. The character breakfast is $20 per person, all ages, and includes a ticket to the Sunday performance. Tickets go on sale February 24. Please call 856.663.8006, ext. 1224 or click HERE for a poster with more information.
Save the date! On April 16, 2015, 7 pm at Cherry Hill High School West, renowned researcher Angela Duckworth, PhD, will conduct a lively presentation of her research on grit - the tendency to pursue challenging goals over years with perseverance and passion. She'll also share her ideas about how we can cultivate grit in ourselves and in others. Click HERE for a short video TED Talk from Dr. Duckworth.
It's that time of year when our 5th Graders begin thinking about where they would like to go to middle school. Click HERE for the dates and times of the Middle School 5th Grade Information Nights for 5th Graders and their parents. Click HERE for detailed information on Middle School Open Enrollment.
If your child will be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2015, he or she is eligible to start kindergarten at the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Click HERE for information on registering your child for public school for the first time.
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.
Making plans for GRADUATION? Click for the dates and times of our middle and high school graduations.
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.
The Barclay Early Childhood Center has openings for 3 & 4 year old boys and girls in the PM session (1-3:30); five days a week. They could start as early as December 1, 2014 if paperwork and registration is complete. A $300 deposit is required for first and last month. Payments would be $150/month starting on the 15th of the first month of attendance. Families need to be residents of Cherry Hill and children have to be potty trained. If interested, please contact COLLEEN THOMPSON, Secretary at Barclay, 429-7283, Ext 4010.
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 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.
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 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.
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.