Superintendent's Message


President'S Day

FEBRUARY 2019 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT


Dear Parents and Community Partners,

We are pleased to share the following good news about our amazing junior/senior high school:

MPHS TO RECEIVE $43K FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION (from the NJDOE website)

As part of Governor Phil Murphy’s “Computer Science for All” initiative to advance STEM education, the Governor and the New Jersey Department of Education announced that the State will award $2 million in Advanced Computer Science Grants to 29 schools across New Jersey. The funding expansion marks the first time that New Jersey has specifically funded an expansion of computer science education and will give 900 additional high school students access to computer science coursework.

“One way to supercharge our economy is by advancing cutting-edge technology coursework in our schools,” said Governor Murphy, who announced the grant awards on January 30, 2019. “By giving students early access to the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century workforce, we are helping them prepare for high-demand, high-paying career opportunities. Today’s announcement puts the State closer to providing high-quality computer science education to all New Jersey students.” “When we talk about a shortage of qualified applicants for jobs in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, we know that many of those vacancies are specifically in the computer science arena,” said Education Commissioner Lamont O. Repollet. “We want to give New Jersey students every possible edge so they can be in the best position for success after high school.”

Schools that received the grants will use the funding in the 2019-2020 school year to implement courses that allow students to earn college credit while still in high school; encourage students to take the highest level of Advanced Placement courses; offer summer bridge programs to prepare students for the rigor of advanced computer science coursework; or provide classes that can lead to a credential recognized in the tech industry. Professional development for teachers is also a key component of the grant initiative.

MPHS AWARDED 2K FOR SUSTAINABLE JERSEY EFFORTS

Based on MPHS’s excellent record of success with the Sustainable Jersey application process and its attainment of Bronze Level Status, it has been selected as a 2018 Sustainable Jersey for Schools NJEA Grant recipient in the amount of $2000, one of only 47 schools so honored statewide.  Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a certification program for the state’s public schools that want to go green, conserve resources and take steps to create a brighter future, one school at a time. Launched in fall 2014, Sustainable Jersey is a nonprofit organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support and reward schools as they pursue sustainability programs.

Congratulations to Principal Nicholas Capuano and all at MPHS for working so hard to make a difference!

Sincerely, 

Dr. Marie Cirasella

Dr. Marie Cirasella


 

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