WELCOME TO MIDLAND PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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

     

The next meeting of Midland Park Board of Education is Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in the Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Media Center at 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


Education 
 

SEPTEMBER 2017 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT


As we prepare for the first day of school, thoughts turn to best practices grounded in research, methods and theories that will help students thrive as they continue on their learning journeys.  Kallick & Zmuda (2017) speak to the critical work of empowering students to find their own way on a personalized learning path, “We need to design learning experiences that help students get in touch with who they want to be and what they want to accomplish in the world.  We must include opportunities for all students to build social capital and develop a voice for interaction…to learn to create and use professional networks and develop and promote their innovative ideas.”  The administrative team considered the importance of a student-centered learning environment as they tackled the critical tasks of establishing a strong foundation for another successful school year.  Here are a few more noteworthy items to review as we begin our shared journey down a new road:

Ideas We continue a focus on professional development in K-8 Math and Literacy and teachers in all content areas will be provided with additional resources through EdConnect NJ, an online platform designed to aid in the development of formative assessments and organizing, accessing, and analyzing state-mandated testing results.  More technology resources will be provided to students in grades three and four and a Robotics class will be offered to students in sixth grade.  MPHS offers new electives, including Introduction to APP Design, Business Finance, and AP Microeconomics, and will work toward a Sustainable NJ for Schools designation.  All are looking forward to celebrating the school’s 60th Anniversary, with a weekend full of special events.  We’re also thrilled to host our first home football game scheduled to be held in our high school stadium in early October.

Under ConstructionFacility improvements continue and our buildings and grounds reflect significant change, including: the installation of new hallway flooring tiles, a new synthetic gym floor and gym wall pads at Godwin; fencing replacement and new gym bleachers at Highland; new stage flooring in Memorial Hall at MPHS, and new main entrance floor tiles and additional parking spaces at MPHS.  The buildings and grounds staff have worked diligently to prepare for September…painting, repairing, and landscaping efforts have resulted in clean and welcoming school environments.

NJ MapNew Jersey's public schools have been ranked second-best in the nation, based on a study by WalletHub that looked at criteria including test scores, student-teacher ratios and graduate rates.  Only Massachusetts, with an overall total score of 78.16, was ahead of the Garden State, which has the second-lowest dropout rate of any state in the country, the fourth-highest math scores and the fifth-highest reading scores. New Jersey students continue to achieve substantial gains in the third administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments in math and English language arts (ELA). From the first to the third year of PARCC testing, over 88,000 more students met or exceeded expectations across all grade levels in ELA, and nearly 70,000 more students met or exceeded expectations across all grade levels in math (NJDOE website.)

As we look ahead to our collaborative work connecting school and families, one of the most important measures parents can take is to remain in touch with administrators and teachers throughout the school year—remember, we are all just one phone call or email away.  We also hope you will frequently access the district website for the digital calendar of events and school and teacher web pages.  Finally, we look forward to seeing you at the many back-to-school events and activities scheduled this year at our schools…celebrating students for their academic and extra-curricular achievements makes for wonderful memories.  On behalf of all in our district, please accept my best wishes for a happy and healthy 2017-2018 school year!


Sincerely,

Marie C. Cirasella

Marie C. Cirasella, Ed.D.




          



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Midland Park High School 2017 Graduation

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NJ School Performance Reports


NJ School Performance Report Navigation Guide
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NJ School Performance Report-Questions and Answers
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Big News

MIDLAND PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR IN DIGITAL FORMAT

We’re pleased to announce the Midland Park School District Calendar for 2017-2018 has been created in a digital format and is currently available to school families and community neighbors via the district website.  We are confident that transitioning to a digitized format will improve our ability to update scheduling changes more swiftly and with greater accuracy.  Please know that all school and district information previously available in the paper-based calendar is included in the digital calendar.  To access the 2017-2018 calendar, simply visit the district webpage and click the "Calendar" tab.  Thank you.

 For Instructions to Print the New Online Calendar,
click here.


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Summer Meals 4 Kids
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  •     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.  

 

  • School District and School Grades Required by the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act – January 11, 2017

    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.

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  • Midland Park Public Schools Preschool Program 2017-2018

  • 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 2017-2018 school year. The integrated preschool program incorporates the education of special education children with that of general education preschoolers, following general education curriculum standards. 

    To be eligible, a general education child must be three or four years of age on or before October 1, 2017.  (Child must be toilet trained).  Children will attend either a morning (8:30 to 11:00 A.M) or afternoon (12:20 to 2:50 P.M.) session five half-days a week in accordance with the Midland Park school calendar. Current students will have priority for program registration.  Students will be assigned to either the morning or afternoon session at the discretion of the district.  Parents will be responsible for transportation. The annual tuition for the program is $2,900.00, either paid in full no later than September 1, 2017 or in two installments with a $25 fee, due September 1 and January 1. All students will be registered at the time of entry requiring birth certificate, copy of immunizations and proof of residency (program is only open to Midland Park residents).

     Applications are available on by clicking the link. You may also contact the Director of Special Services, Ann Marie Bruder at (201) 444-7445.

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  • 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.

  

   

  • 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!

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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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