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!
A Rosa Reminder for parents of 5th grade students who participated in the Rosa Middle School open enrollment process for the 2019-2020 school year: You must return your decisions to accept or decline placement, or to remain or be removed from the waitlist, to the Central Registration office either in person or by mail by 4 pm on Friday, March 29, 2019.
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.
Cherry Hill Board of Education President Mr. Eric Goodwin and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Meloche have released a statement regarding the years of inadequate funding for our schools. Community members are invited to the Fair Funding Committee Meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month. Next meeting: Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7 pm, Malberg Administration Building.
LaCoyya H. Weathington