Superintendent's Message

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                       APRIL 2018 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT



Dear Parents and Community Members,

 check mark   April showers seem to be a bit snowy this year and everyone is eager for warmer spring days.  This is the time of year when public school districts across the state will begin using the broad testing window provided to schedule the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments, an annual year-end test in English language arts/literacy, and mathematics in grades 3-8 and high school.  The state website addresses its rational for mandating such assessments, State assessments give parents and educators the information they need to determine whether students have learned what they are expected to learn for their grade or course. State assessments consistently measure what students know and are able to do regardless of where they live. When students participate in the state assessment, teachers and parents can identify whether a student is excelling and may need additional challenging or enriching lessons, or whether a student needs additional instruction or supports. Districts/schools can use assessment results to measure the effectiveness of the instructional programs provided, if all students participate.”  We encourage your questions with regard to the PARCC assessments and encourage you to contact your child’s principal at any time.  The NJDOE website also offers a variety of helpful parent resources on PARCC at the following link: http://www.state.nj.us/education/title1/accountability/progress/15/Parents.pdf



NHS  On Thursday, April 26th, MPHS will hold its annual induction of qualifying students into both the World Language National Honor Society and the National Honor Society (NHS).  Membership in the NHS is based on a student's fulfillment of four requirements: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  Members of the junior and senior class who meet all four requirements and complete an application will be admitted.  We sincerely congratulate our amazing scholars on this worthy achievement, one which brings honor to student, family, school, and community.

Best regards for a happy spring season!
Dr. Marie Cirasella

Dr. Marie Cirasella


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