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Midland Park Public Schools would like to welcome you to our brand new website! Feel free to explore the new web space by checking out some of our new features including: calendars, news, and blogs. 

Announcements

  •  Board of Education Meeting-Tuesday, May 3rd-Midland Park Jr./Sr. High  School Media Center- 8:00 pm        
  • The Board of Education authorizes the use of electronic surveillance monitoring devices in school buildings and on school grounds.  Therefore, all school buildings and grounds within this school district may be monitored using such devices in accordance with Board Policy.  (MPBOE Policy 7441)       
       
  • Board of Education Policies-School Integrated Pest Management Plan       

Superintendent's Message

Teaching is a Work of Heart 

MAY 2016 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT


 

Since 1984, National PTA has designated the first week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children.  This year, the week of May 2-6th is Teacher Appreciation Week, offering all in our school community the opportunity to thank teachers for their professional dedication and service to children.  Midland Park’s team of outstanding educators work with our students daily to facilitate discovery and inspire them on their journey toward the goal of lifelong learning.  Author and teacher Ever Garrison said, “A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in students.”  For all that our teachers do to guide our students along their academic journeys, we extend sincere thanks and wish one and all a happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Sincerely,

Marie C. Cirasells, Ed.D.

            Marie C. Cirasella, Ed.D.



Headlines

March 21, 2016

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

As you are aware, students in Grades 3-11 will again participate in the New Jersey State Assessments called PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career) during the testing window of April 4, 2016 – May 20, 2016.  Students will be tested in English Language Arts and Mathematics, and we are currently in the process of finalizing the schedules for both Highland Elementary School and the Jr./Sr. High School.  In the coming weeks, the school Principals will provide specific testing information. 

 

Following the Spring 2015 PARCC administration, improvements to the assessment have been made based on feedback from local school districts:

 

  • One Testing Window – Two testing windows last year have been reduced to one testing window.
  • Less Testing Time – Overall, the tests are 90 minutes shorter.
  • Fewer Test Questions – There are 6-7 testing sessions this year compared to 8-9 testing sessions than last year.
  • Flexible Scheduling – Under the new condensed schedule, most districts are expected to complete testing in two weeks or less.
  • Test Results Provided Faster – Results will begin returning to districts around the end of the current school year, and parent reports are expected to be released over the summer.  This is several months sooner than last year.

 

PARCC results provide data about students’ abilities in English Language Arts and Mathematics as aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  This data is one of several assessment methods the district utilizes to support academic achievement and promote success for all students.

 

As we finalize preparations for the Spring 2016 PARCC administration, we look forward to supporting our school community. Specific questions about testing procedures at your child’s school should be directed to building principals.

 

Sincerely,

 Melissa Quackenbush

 

Melissa Quackenbush, Ed.S.

District Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

  •     Work in ProgressREFERENDUM UPDATE!
  • The Midland Park School District’s referendum projects are being tackled in swift order as we seek to maintain a timeline of approximately two years for completion. To keep the community informed, please continue to check here for periodic referendum updates. To access the latest Referendum Update, click on the Work In Progress icon above.  

 

  • 2015-16 Tentative School Budget

    At the Board of Education meeting held on March 17, 2015, the 2015-16 Tentative School Budget was approved. Included in the Tentative Budget is funding for a 1:1 Student Technology Resource Initiative for grades 7 through 12 and Full Day Kindergarten to begin in September, 2015. Please keep in mind that this is a TENTATIVE Budget which requires local and state Department of Education approval. The approved final budget will be voted on by the Board of Education on April 28, 2015 at the Public Hearing.

  • School District and School Grades Required by the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act – January 5, 2016

    As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L., 2010, c122), the Midland Park Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district’s HIB webpage, and to each individual school’s webpage. In order to foster safe and positive learning conditions for students, the school and district grades are part of an integrated process for reinforcing and strengthening a school’s climate and culture through prevention and intervention efforts targeted toward harassment, intimidation and bullying. Please click on the headline above to find the district and school ABR grades.

  • Midland Park Public Schools Preschool Program 2016-2017

    The Midland Park School District is accepting applications for the 3 & 4 year old general education preschool integrated program housed at Godwin School for the 2016-2017 school year. Click the link for further information and to download the registration form.

  • NJQSAC Equivalency Process for High Performing Districts

    I’m pleased to provide this information with regard to Midland Park’s NJQSAC process. By way of review, NJQSAC stands for New Jersey’s Quality Single Accountability Continuum and is the Department of Education’s monitoring and evaluation system for public school districts. Click the link to read the message.

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  • Calendar 2015-2016 School Calendar

    The Midland Park Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 district calendar (click the link above for a copy), using a new month-by-month format. Please note this calendar includes three emergency closing days and identifies which days will be used as make-up days should they be required.

  • QuestionDo You Have a Question for Your Board of Education?

    The questions and concerns of the community are important and contact information for trustees of the Midland Park Board of Education are readily available on this website—just click on the Board of Ed. Link on the district homepage to find individual phone numbers and email addresses for all Board of Education trustees.

 

Thank you   REFERENDUM DETAILS TO IMPROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES!

Click the link above for more information.

 

Anti-BullyingAnti-Bullying Bill of Rights Legislation, P.L. 2010, Ch. 122

Click the link to access the Midland Park School District's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights contact information regarding incidents of harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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