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.
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Indian Avenue School where the motto for all of our Eagles is Soaring to Excellence! This year, our focus is to instill in each one of our children a genuine love for reading. Through our new “Independent Reading Initiative” we will strive to introduce our students to new and exciting worlds and experiences far beyond their wildest imaginations by setting aside a special time for them each day to engage with and enjoy rich literature from various genres and authors. This along with our dedicated faculty and rigorous curriculum will support our goals for this year and is aligned with our mission: To ensure that all of our students are building a strong foundation for lifelong learning that will allow them to become critical thinkers, active problem solvers and productive citizens in society! Our school has three main goals: to increase student reading levels, raise student math quantile scores, and to decrease discipline referrals by recognizing positive behavior. The success of our students relies heavily on the strength and support of school, family and community partnerships. Students benefit when everyone conveys the same positive messages about the importance of education, attending school every day, working hard, and displaying respect toward EVERYONE. We believe that in order to build Eagle Brainpower and Character for Success, every child must be Respectful, Responsible & Safe both in and outside of school. Indian Avenue is a family-friendly school community where our vision is to maintain a highly engaging learning environment where each student feels supported and strives to reach his or her full potential for success. We celebrate the fact that we have a bilingual learning environment, offer a variety of academic focused extended day clubs and activities, and have the continued support of community members who participate in our Community Garden Project. Parents are encouraged to visit the school, get involved in every aspect of the school activities, and join in the decision-making process as members of our Parent Spirit Council and School Leadership Committee (SLC). We look forward to celebrating student accomplishments together at programs and events such as Read Across America Family Night, Pi Night, Student of the Month and Honor Roll ceremonies, Art Shows, Concerts, the Science Fair, and Step Up. We are excited for another successful, fun-filled, student-centered school year at Indian Avenue School.
Indian Avenue School
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