Thursday July 24, 2014 12:55 PM
This Week's District e-News

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Up Front

Click HERE for a video message from Dr. Reusche, which details facilities improvements made throughout the district during the past five years, reviews projects that are currently underway, and outlines plans for the future.   Also, for a recap of activities and accomplishments from 2013-2014, click HERE.

Click HERE for an end-of-year video message from Dr. Maureen Reusche, Superintendent of Schools.

The Cherry Hill Public Schools App soon will be upgraded to include “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 will be placed in the first position on the app in the coming weeks. Still haven't downloaded our new, free ParentLink App? Click for details.

District Summer Enrichment Programs in everything from fitness to technology are available to students in grades 6 through 11. Click HERE for details, and HERE for a registration form.

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.

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 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.

District News

Congratulations to Cherry Hill East athlete David Golkow, who was honored July 22, 2014, on the field at Citizen's Bank Park just before the Phillies' game. David won the Phillies' "Extraordinary Scholar" contest for an essay he wrote about a club he started, Athletes Against Bullying. Way to go, David!

Councilman John Amato came to Barton Elementary School on June 16 during a surprise assembly for Principal Dr. Farrah Mahan, who will be leaving her post as principal to become director of curriculum for the Cherry Hill School District beginning July 1, 2014. Mr. Amato presented Dr. Mahan with a proclamation from the mayor, declaring June 16, 2014 Dr. Farrah Mahan Day.

Thursday afternoon ESL classes for parents of Cherry Hill students will begin on Jan. 9 in the Cherry Hill West library from 4-5:30 pm.  Tuesday evening classes will be held at the William G. Rohrer Center at Camden County College from 5:30-6:30 pm. Click HERE for more information.

School News

Congratulations to the competitors from Rosa International Middle School on placing 4th in the nation at the National History Day Competition at the University of Maryland, June 15-19. What a wonderful accomplishment!

Congratulations Cherry Hill Alternative High School for being named a 2014 National School of Character. This prestigious designation requires vigorous screening and has been awarded to just 41 schools across the country this year. Schools of Character foster an environment that prepares students, both academically and socially, to be respectful, responsible and ethical citizens as they begin the transition to their next phase in life. AHS's character education efforts began six years ago, and these efforts have fostered an atmosphere where students can begin to realize their unlimited potential. Congratulations to the AHS staff, students and parents on this tremendous achievement!

Upcoming Events

Click to view the dates for Middle and High School Orientation events in August!

The Cherry Hill Education Foundation will host is annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, October 1, at Pennsauken Country Club.  Click HERE for a brochure with details on the event and sponsorship opportunities. Proceeds will fund grant initiatives in our Cherry Hill Public Schools.  Parents, local business owners, retirees, golf enthusiasts - All are welcome!  Get your foursome together and come out for a great day of golf, food, and fun - all for a great cause.

Community News

Cherry Bowl, the annual championship swim meet for all 13 swim clubs in Cherry Hill, will be held at Woodcrest Swim Club on Saturday, July 26, 2014. This fun event brings together swimmers, families, coaches and spectactors from all 13 clubs throughout Cherry Hill and is one of the largest sporting events in South Jersey. The club is located at 399 Cranford Road in the Woodcrest section of Cherry Hill, NJ. This year we are expecting more than 2,000 spectators!  Check out our website for event, sponsorship and program book advertising info.

Mainstage Center for the Arts Summer Stage Children's Theatre, which presents shows at Camden County College, is offering a $1-off coupon and opportunity to enter a poster contest this summer. Click HERE for details.

Things are heating up at the Cherry Hill Public Library! Click HERE for details on the library’s summer offerings, including the availability of copies of District summer reading assignments in various formats.

Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club (CHHRC) will once again open its doors to teens as part of an annual program, the Teen Fitness Connection. As a partner with the Cherry Hill Township Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, the program begins on June 30, 2014 and ends on August 31, 2014, and offers a complimentary membership to teens aged 12-17. For every child who joins the program and uses his or her membership 16 times (2 x per week,) CHHRC will donate $20 to the Cherry Hill Education Foundation (CHEF) for that child’s Phys. Ed department.  An additional award of $500 will be go to the school Physical Education Department (via CHEF) that recruits the most kids from that school. In addition, a GRAND PRIZE of $500 will be awarded to the Cherry Hill school Phys. Ed. department (via CHEF) with the most kids who enrolled, activated, and used their memberships during our 2014 Teen Fitness Connection. Click HERE for more information.

And Finally…

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