Snow Days Alter 2017-18 School Calendar including GRADUATION date!
Advocate for Fair Funding
by Contacting Our Local Legislators
Defend Title II Funding for Our Schools
Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age
On Tuesday, April 10th, the Little Silver PTO will be hosting an airing of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” in the RBR Auditorium at 7:00 PM. Screenagers dives deep into how technology impacts the development of children and addresses the challenges of parenting in the digital world where parents must compete with video games, texting addiction, and social media. A panel discussion will follow the movie which will be moderated by Principal Eric Platt and Guidance Counselor Jennifer Peirson.
News from the Garden State Coalition of Schools
Little Silver’s Markham Place Middle School
CyberPatriot Teams finished 1st and 3rd in the State!
Out of 646 Middle School teams that competed nationally, the Markham Place CyberPatriot teams placed 1st and 3rd in the State in the CyberPatriot X season. The Markham Place CyberPatriot team is lucky enough to have parent volunteer, Mr. Greg Jansky, as their coach. Mr. Jansky is employed by CommVault in Tinton Falls, and his abundance of knowledge in the Cybersecurity world has helped the team learn and prepare for the competitions. CommVault has been extremely generous in allowing the teams to utilize their conference rooms for the Saturday competitions. The Markham teams scored competitively in the early rounds of competition and were accepted into the Semifinals Round. Of the 318 Middle School teams that competed in this round, our Warriors team which included Carter Costic, Matthew Schmitt, Eden Stein, Michael Mueller, Joe Richter and Michael Bikker ended up 1st in the State and 21st in the Nation! In addition, our Blue&White team including Jack Clausing, Connor Langa, Mathias Lazewski, Patrick McGagh, Kai Maki and Vincent Lenza ended up 3rd in the State and 111th in the Nation. The teams did a fantastic job this year thanks to the hard work of the students and the coaching of Mr. Jansky and Mrs. Whittle, our Point Road STEM teacher!
Nicholas Silverio Takes Top Honors in Spelling Bee
Geography Bee Top Honors goes to…Wayne Johnson
Making March Madness Magnificent Math!
New Jersey School Performance Reports
New Jersey’s School Performance Reports provide families, educators and the public a picture of overall school performance. The performance reports offer valuable information across many elements, including schoolwide academic achievement and progress, demographics, school climate, chronic absenteeism, and college and career readiness.
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) encourages all members of the school community to use the reports to help start local conversations. The School Performance Reports were developed with, and are continually enhanced by, input from stakeholders like you. Below are some of the enhancements to the reports.
New Jersey School Performance One-Page Summary ReportsFor the first time, the NJDOE is publishing one-page, parent-friendly Summary Reports providing easy-to-read highlights of each school. The Summary Reports are a dashboard of key indicators such as student progress, graduation rates and 2-year and 4-year college attendance. The NJDOE has also made available a guide (rc.doe.state.nj.us/Documents/SummaryReportGuide.html) to explain the different data points on the Summary Reports.
Over Two Dozen New Data ElementsThe 2016-17 New Jersey School Performance Reports (rc.doe.state.nj.us/SearchForSchool.aspx) contain new data elements, including:
- Updated school narratives with information across a variety of categories;
- Full and/or half day Pre-K and K reporting;
- Chronic Absenteeism by grade, subgroup, and progress toward statewide goals;
- In-school and out-of-school suspensions; and
- School start and end times.
The NJDOE continues to seek your input on how to further improve the usability of these reports. Please fill out the feedback survey (www.surveymonkey.com/r/V5WKDYD) or email the [email protected].