BRIDGETON, N.J., —Parents and students in the City of Bridgeton will soon have the opportunity to choose a high school program that leads to earning an Associate’s degree by the end of 12th grade!
This prestigious ‘early college high school’ program will be the first of its kind in Cumberland
County and in South Jersey! Bridgeton High School will rank among those schools nationwide, who have built college and career pathways by offering their students college credit opportunities while in high school. Students will have the opportunity to pursue Associate’s degrees in three major areas of study at Cumberland County College:
As a leader the values that I hold dear include honesty and integrity, commitment, a strong work ethic, and a caring attitude toward children.
I will be straightforward and clear about my intentions, directions, and expectations. I will model what I want from our staff and will do anything that I would ask from them. My actions will be transparent and honest to earn trust from our staff. I will be in school early and leave late. I will make decisions based on what is best for children and will interact, engage, and enjoy our students. I will work to create a caring and active learning community with all of our stakeholders.
Delivering the curriculum starts with a positive classroom community and building a trustful relationship with children. During the early part of the school year, time needs to be spent to build that community, develop a sense of caring and concern, and establish routines and rules that are developmentally appropriate and provide children with needed boundaries.
I believe we need to engage children at their level with fun, hands on learning. They are children not little adults.
We strive to be proficient in early childhood development, staying focused and engaged and this will enhance learning. We are prepared for students and focus on helping children by being on the cutting edge of teaching and learning.
I am committed to supporting all of our staff to grow and enhance their professional skills. I strive for a collaborative community where shared decision making is established. I care deeply about our children, their families, and all of you who work diligently for children.
I I ardently believe that schools exist for students. All children must be treasured and valued in order for them to reach their full potential. I fervently believe that all students can learn when a community of people endows students with the skills that are necessary for them to unlock the future to lifetime success. Thomasina Jones, Ed.D.
I passionately believe that everyone employed in the school district has a role in the academic, emotional and social success of our students. I believe that the entire school community must serve as role models to our students. There are guiding principles that everyone should manifest in order to serve as role models for our students. The members of the school community should be able to exemplify honesty, integrity, kindness, respect and self-regulation.
I feverishly believe that students should be afforded multiple opportunities to learn in environments that meet their specific needs. Educators should be able to differentiate and tailor instructional activities in ways that children learn best. It is my role to provide multiple opportunities for students to achieve success in ways that suit their specific learning styles. I will provide staff with the resources, support, and professional development training that will enable them to meet the holistic needs of the students.
I unconditionally require that employees be mindful that meeting the academic, emotional, and social needs of the students in the district is everyone’s priority. I believe that we must enthusiastically utilize all of our resources and human capital to ensure that the students who enter our district are given the keys to unlock the future to lifetime success.
I ardently believe that schools exist for students. All children must be treasured and valued in order for them to reach their full potential. I fervently believe that all students can learn when a community of people endows students with the skills that are necessary for them to unlock the future to lifetime success.
Thomasina Jones, Ed.D.
Cherry Street School is a dedicated educational learning environment that encourages all of our students to “soar to success.” The Cherry Street School mission is to provide excellent instruction through high expectations with a curriculum that guides students to become successful, confident and productive individuals with a superior education. A culture of excellence is expected by the Cherry Street School learning community. The vision expected of every educator in the Cherry Street School learning community is to educate students as they become independent life-long learners who are confident, competent, contributing members of a diverse and global society.
Cherry Street School is a K-8 school with approximately 650 students. Our dedicated teaching staff has adopted rigorous school goals intended to enhance school culture and climate, student achievement and staff professional development. We at Cherry Street School fervently believe that all students can achieve. Our teaching staff has been dedicated to working closely in their Professional Learning Communities to review and analyze student achievement data and collaboratively plan effective standards based instruction based upon data findings.
Our school is a Rowan University Professional Development School (PDS). This partnership allows tenured full time teachers to work closely with teacher candidates to develop best practices in instruction. The Rowan University PDS program is also dedicated to assessing the needs of our school professional learning communities and assisting teachers in increasing academic rigor in instruction while maintaining a positive learning culture.
Cherry Street school is working to improve school culture and climate with several school initiatives. Our guidance staff will provide an active Character Education curriculum designed to develop student climate. Our students will be exposed to multiple character education and anti-bullying presentations designed to lower HIB incidents within the school. Our school is renewing Positive Behavior Supports in Schools (PBSIS). Students will have the opportunity to learn the positive expectations of each area within our school environment while being able to earn rewards for positive behavior.
In addition to improvements in climate and academics, we have dedicated some technological enhancements as well. We now have two technology coordinators to provide staff professional development in technology as well as assess and enhance technological instruction throughout the school. We have increased our available student laptops in preparation for technology based assessment and instruction. All of our classrooms have either Smartboard or Bright Link technology added to enhance interactive lessons. We have embarked on a Smart Responder Student Response teaching initiative to provide professional development to teachers in preparing instruction with enhanced student data collection.
Our parents, community members and all stakeholders are vital partners in our students’ success. Parents and community members are invited to participate with our School Leadership Council (SLC) and our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). We consistently strive to encourage parental involvement at Cherry Street School. Parents are welcomed to attend all of school activities, programs and volunteer opportunities. With the help of all of our stakeholders, Cherry Street Falcons will “Soar to Success.”
Mr. Terrence Spencer
Principal Cherry Street School