Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Non-classified toddlers can win a spot in preschool program.
Wednesday, February 20
Hillsborough Township Public Schools is currently accepting lottery applications for the 2013-14 Integrated Preschool Program. The district’s Integrated Preschool is a five days a week program (with every other Monday off). It is open to residents of Hillsborough who turn 3 or 4 by Oct. 1, 2013. The 3-year-old class runs from 8:30 a.m. — 11:17 a.m., and the 4-year-old class is held from 12:17 p.m. —3:05 p.m. The program provides a safe and nurturing experience in which both special needs and typically developing children can play and learn together in an integrated learning environment that utilizes a developmental approach. Each class will serve eight typically developing students and up to seven students with special needs. Both classes…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Guy Whitlock named assistant superintendent for personnel.
Verona resident Guy Whitlock was named Hillsborough School District's new assitant superintendent of personnel at Monday's board of education meeting. Whitlock is currently serving as the director of special services for Montclair schools. He has also served as principal of Mt. Hebron Middle School, in Montclair, where he taught Social Studies and Language Arts in the 1990s. Whitlock brings more to the position than an educational background, however: he holds a JD from New York University Law School, and worked for about 10 years in law, including a stint as an attorney for the Toys 'R' Us corporation. He was accompanied to the meeting by his wife, Toni, and son, Kendal. Whitlock takes over the job being vacated by Scott Rocco, who has …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Jorden Schiff issues statement on district's response to Connecticut shootings.
Hillsborough Superintendent of Schools Jorden Schiff said school Crisis Management Teams worked "tirelessly over the weekend" to make sure schools were prepared for a smooth transition for students returning to class Monday morning in a statement he gave at Monday's Board of Education meeting. His statement followed a moment of silence for the 26 victims at the behest of board President Thomas Kinst. Keep up with Hillsborough Patch: click here to like our Facebook page and never miss out.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Schools may remain closed Wednesday as township battles power outages, aftermath.
Four homes were reported damaged by falling trees overnight as Sandy–a post-tropical cyclone by the time it roared into town–knocked power out and trees over that resulted in numerous road closings, township officials said early Tuesday. Building inspectors will visit the homes throughout the day, officials said. And with eight of nine township schools without power, district Business Administrator Aiman Mahmoud said he will recommend to Superintendent Justen Schiff that the district remained closed on Wednesday. He said that decision would be announced later Tuesday, but with the difficulty of determining the actual conditions at the schools, it seemed to be the prudent path to take. The assessment of the damage caused by Sandy was …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Thursday was a special day for all Hillsborough students, but especially at Woodfern Elementary.
Thursday marked the end of summer vacation for the 7,400 Hillsborough students in the district, from kindergartners through high school seniors, as they made their way back to school on the first day of classes. The start was a particularly special one for the 380 students at Woodfern Elementary School, as the Woodfern Road Runners celebrate the school's 50th anniversary. Third grader Jessica Erickson got a special treat when she entered through the school's front doors. As the 50th student to enter the building, Erickson was to be treated to a special lunch by Woodfern's first-year principal Steven Kerrigan, who transferred from Auten Road Intermediate School after serving as its vice principal. A gallery from the opening of school at …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Proposed three-tier system eliminates existing law's benchmark system.
The Hillsborough School District is still waiting for official notification on the ramifications of the state’s No Child Left Behind Act Waiver, according to district officials. Once it receives notification about the waiver, it will be able to establish its reactions and plan for the three-tier system proposed in the state application. The application, which the state submitted in November, included a new accountability system that divides schools into one of three tiers. The tiers are identified by growth and absolute proficiency and include Priority Schools, Focus Schools and Reward Schools. The application defined Priority Schools as the lowest-performing five percent of Title I schools in the state, as defined by proficiency, growth …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The Wednesday meeting will focus on the district's Building on Excellence Report and the World Language Program
Sunday, November 27, 2011
In its continued commitment to improve District communication efforts and community involvement in our schools, the Community Partnership Network (CPN) will hold a meeting on Wednesday from 7 -9 p.m. in the Auten Road Intermediate School Cafetorium. An open and ongoing invitation exists for any citizen who would like to attend the meeting and join this effort. This is the first CPN meeting of the 2011-12 school year. Open discussions will center around Superintendent Dr. Jorden Schiff’s Building on Excellence Report as well as the district’s World Language Program. This meeting is a great opportunity for all community members to provide input into the role the school district plays in the success of our community. The CPN functions as a …