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Board of Education Vacancy Notice / Aviso de Vacante de la Junta de Educación

The Bridgeton Board of Education is seeking an individual to serve on the School Board. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, registered to vote at least 20 calendar days immediately preceding the appointment, and must be a resident within the District for one year immediately preceding the appointment. Those interested should submit a letter of interest along with a resume to Mr. Albert Morgan, Board Vice-President, Bridgeton Board of Education, PO Box 657, Bridgeton, NJ 08302. All letters must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018.

La Junta de Educación de Bridgeton está buscando un individuo para servir en la Junta Escolar. Los solicitantes deben tener 18 años de edad o más, estar registrados para votar por lo menos 20 días calendario inmediatamente antes de la cita, y deben ser residentes dentro del Distrito por un año inmediatamente antes de la cita. Los interesados deben enviar una carta de interés junto con un currículum vitae al Sr. Albert Morgan, Vicepresidente de la Junta Directiva, Bridgeton Board of Education, PO Box 657, Bridgeton, NJ 08302. Todas las cartas deben recibirse a más tardar a las 3:00 p.m. el jueves 12 de julio de 2018.

The goal of Bridgeton Public Schools is to provide a comprehensive literacy program that integrates the five modes of language (reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing) within a rigorous, supportive, and engaging environment. We will provide opportunities that will develop each student’s ability to use language to think, explore, discover, create and express their ideas with confidence and clarity which in turn will enrich their daily experiences and increase their lifelong opportunities. We believe that all students have an equal right to a quality comprehensive literacy educational program regardless of socioeconomic background, academic ability, native language, and/or physical challenges.

All students will receive grade level and developmentally appropriate instruction as outlined in the expectations of the Common Core Standards or recommended due to student interests, state mandates, and board policy. Students will receive instruction in foundational reading skills, rigorous academic vocabulary, reading and comprehending complex text, and writing in response to such text.

Language Arts Literacy instruction in grades K-5 is organized using Reading and Writing Workshop frameworks. Daily students will have opportunities for large and small group instruction that consist of close reading strategies, vocabulary development, analyzing text and narrative, informational, opinion and research writing. Students in grades K-4 receive a minimum of 120-minutes of literacy instruction daily instruction. Fifth-grade students will receive 80-minutes. Students in grades K-5 participate in guided reading daily.

Language Arts Literacy instruction for students in grades 6-8 will use the Literacy workshop format. We provide a minimum of 80 minutes of literacy instruction for students in grades 6-8. Middle grades students participate in the following novel studies: grade 6 Watsons Go to Birmingham and Esperanza Rising; grade 7 Maniac Magee and Hatchet and grade 8 The Giver, Tuck Everlasting, and Romiette and Julio. Reading and writing are taught daily in all content areas.

Our 9th - 12th-grade students experience language arts courses that are designed to introduce students to the skills they need to analyze a variety of both narrative and informational texts that feature themes important to young adults. The level of rigor of each course is aligned with the expectations of the Common Core. Writing activities emphasize skills necessary for entrance into college and the workplace. Professional learning communities comprised of language arts and special education teachers continue to implement action research projects that target reading strategies, writing formats, vocabulary, and the conventions of standardized English.

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Resources

Read Write Think
Sites for Teachers
Summer Reading Lists
Guided Reading 101

District anti-bullying initiative

At Bridgeton High School we take bullying and harassment very seriously. As part of a NJ initiative to stop bullying we have selected Mr. Dan Martinez and Mrs. Boni Kane to serve as our school anti-bullying specialists. Please contact them if you have any concerns about bullying taking place in our school.

Below are links to district policies and information concerning this initiative:

5131 1 Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

5131 1(Y) Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Complaint, Form

If you have any questions or comments concerning this initiative please contact our school anti-bullying coordinator Dr. Christopher Tavani.

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