The most significant choice you make on a day to day basis is the choice of your attitude.
~ Alexander Lockhart
Attitude is half of success.
~ American proverb
By practicing a reverence for life, we become good, deep, and alive.
~ Albert Schweitzer
This Life Counts is a suicide awareness and prevention program for tweens, teens, and parents that will be occurring on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in the Cherry Hill High School East Auditorium. Registration starts at 6:45 PM and the program will begin at 7 PM. Please view this flier for more details.
Order your Beck Pridewear! Orders are due by Wednesday, February 13th. Download the order form and flyer HERE.
New this year, Student Report Cards are available electronically in the Genesis Parent Portal for all Middle School and High School students. Please read this important letter detailing how to access them.
Saturday, Beck's Robotics Teams competed, at Rosa, in their first VEX IQ State competition along with 22 other teams from all over New Jersey! They were able to qualify 4 incredible, competitive robots and they went on to compete in multiple skills challenges, team judge interviews and 60 duel-competitive rounds! They proudly brought home to Beck the VEX IQ Challenge Judge's Award for their understanding of their design process, being able to explain to the judges how they constructed their design to solve the challenges, their perseverance in building/programming and controlling their robot and overall teamwork!
After the New Jersey Department of Education announced on Thursday, March 7, 2019, that the Cherry Hill Public Schools (CHPS) will receive $18,424,908 in aid for the 2019-2020 school year, members of the Fair Funding for Cherry Hill Schools Committee, CHPS Administration, the Cherry Hill Board of Education, and Cherry Hill Township met with Assemblypersons Lou Greenwald and Pamela Lampitt on Friday, March 8 to express concerns about the funding. An overview of this meeting, including next steps, is available online.
The bond referendum designed to address many of the facility needs across our 19 schools failed in December 2018. The Board of Education must regroup and design an approach to the facility needs that will meet with the approval of the voters and enable Cherry Hill to provide safe, well-functioning and positive environments for our students and staff.
Before the next steps are taken, the Board of Education is seeking community members' feedback, constructive criticism and recommendations for moving forward. (Similar surveys were emailed to all Cherry Hill Public Schools parents and employees on March 6, 2019.) The responses to this survey will be openly and thoughtfully considered in the weeks ahead. Paper copies of the survey also are available at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Please take 5-10 minutes by March 27th to anonymously contribute to this important process. Your thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
Kindergarten and first grade registration (for children entering public school for the first time) for the 2019-2020 school year is underway. Children must be five years old on before October 1, 2019 in order to be eligible for kindergarten. Dates for registration at specific schools, as well as information on the registration process, are available online.
The New Jersey Department of Education has directed school districts to include 11th grade students in NJSLA testing. To accommodate this, Cherry Hill Public Schools high school schedules have been adjusted:
Grade 11 science testing originally scheduled for May 20 and 21, 2019 is rescheduled for June 3 and 4, 2019.
On May 20 and 21, 2019, Cherry Hill High Schools East and West will operate on an early dismissal schedule, dismissing at 11:45 am.
On June 3 and 4, 2019, Cherry Hill High Schools East and West will operate on the following schedule:
- Grade 11: normal start time at 7:30 am
- Grades 9, 10 and 12: delayed opening at 9:30 am
LaCoyya H. Weathington
The BOE Work Session originally scheduled for March 12, 2019 has been rescheduled as a Special Action Meeting and Work Session on March 19, 2019.