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Announcements

     

The next  meeting of the Midland Park Board of Education is Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Media Center,  250 Prospect Street Midland Park NJ at 8:00 pm

The Board of Education authorizes the use of electronic surveillance monitoring devices in school buildings and on school grounds.  Therefore, all school buildings and grounds within this school district may be monitored using such devices in accordance with Board Policy.  (MPBOE Policy 7441)  
      

Board of Education Policies-School Integrated Pest Management Plan  

  

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

 

 



          



 

Headlines

Midland Park Education Hall of Fame

The Midland Park Board of Education is seeking nominations to the Education Hall of Fame.   The Education Hall of Fame is open to all former Midland Park employees who have been retired at least three full years  and made significant contributions to the improvement of the Midland Park school system over at least a five-year period of employment.  A nomination requires at least two separate endorsement letters per candidate.  Nominations must be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 250 Prospect Street, Midland Park, NJ 07432 by February 12, 2019.  The candidates will be announced at a Board of Education meeting in April and their pictures will be placed in the “Hallway of Fame” at the high school.

Midland Park Public Schools Preschool Program 2019-2020

The Midland Park School District is accepting applications for the 3 & 4 year old general education preschool integrated program housed at Godwin School for the 2019-2020 school year. The integrated preschool program incorporates the education of special education children with that of general education preschoolers, following general education curriculum standards. 

To be eligible, a general education child must be three or four years of age on or before October 1, 2019.  (Child must be toilet trained).  Children will attend either a morning (8:30 to 11:00 A.M) or afternoon (12:20 to 2:50 P.M.) session five half-days a week in accordance with the Midland Park school calendar. Current students will have priority for program registration.  Students will be assigned to either the morning or afternoon session at the discretion of the district.  Parents will be responsible for transportation. The annual tuition for the program is $3,100.00, either paid in full no later than September 1, 2019 or in two installments with a $25 fee, due September 1 and January 1. All students will be registered at the time of entry requiring birth certificate, copy of immunizations and proof of residency (program is only open to Midland Park residents).

Applications are available on the district website www.mpsnj.org .    You may also contact the Director of Special Services, Ann Marie Bruder at (201) 444-7445.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM APPLICATION 2019-2020
(click the hyperlink to access the application)


2018 Best Communities in Music Education

Midland Park School District recognized for being one of the best communities for Music Education in the nation 

for 2018- 5th year in a row.
Click here to learn more.




NJ School Performance Reports


2016-2017 New Jersey School Performance Reports
(click the hyperlink to view the reports)


School Board

ARE YOU CONSIDERING SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDACY?

For members of the Midland Park community who are considering running for a seat on the Board of Education, the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) provides valuable resources to review as you begin the process. NJSBA’s Candidate Kit provides vital resources in downloadable PDF formats, as well as links to important websites for anyone considering running for their local school board. 

Click Here to access the information



 

Big News

MIDLAND PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR IN DIGITAL FORMAT

The Midland Park School District Calendar for 2018-2019 has been created in a digital format and is currently available to school families and community neighbors via the district website.  We are confident that transitioning to a digitized format will improve our ability to update scheduling changes more swiftly and with greater accuracy.  Please know that all school and district information previously available in the paper-based calendar is included in the digital calendar.  To access the 2018-2019 calendar, simply visit the district webpage and click the "Calendar" tab.  Thank you.

 For Instructions to Print the New Online Calendar,
click here.


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Summer Meals 4 Kids
(click the hyperlink to view the flyer)


EMERGENCY CLOSING/DELAYED OPENING PROCEDURES
(click the hyperlink to view the procedures)


Midland Park Designated as “High Performing” via QSAC

We’re pleased to provide this information with regard to the NJQSAC process. By way of review, NJQSAC stands for New Jersey’s Quality Single Accountability Continuum and is the NJDOE’s monitoring and evaluation system for public school districts. QSAC evaluates districts through a single comprehensive accountability process that consolidates and incorporates the monitoring requirements of applicable state laws and programs and complements federally-required improvements. Through QSAC, districts are monitored according to five components that have been identified as key factors in effective school districts: Instruction & Program, Operations, Governance, Fiscal, and Personnel.

 

NJDOE has streamlined the QSAC process for select districts and we were pleased note that a state review of our submitted indicators resulted in a “High Performing District” designation.  Subsequently, the Midland Park School District was eligible to submit an equivalency application to waive completion of the time-consuming QSAC monitoring.  NJ Commissioner of Education Kimberly Harrington has advised us that the waiver has been approved and the Midland Park district will maintain its high performing status for a period of three years.  We plan to use the time and resources provided through this initiative to support continued best practices in the five QSAC areas.

 

We wish to acknowledge the amazing contributions of district staff: administration, instructional, support, and buildings and grounds personnel, and our Board of Education, students, and school families, for their valued contributions to this well-deserved designation.


  •     Work in ProgressREFERENDUM UPDATE!
  • The Midland Park School District’s referendum projects are being tackled in swift order as we seek to maintain a timeline of approximately two years for completion. To keep the community informed, please continue to check here for periodic referendum updates. To access the latest Referendum Update, click on the Work In Progress icon above.  

 


  • School District and School Grades Required by the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act – June 13, 2018

    As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L., 2010, c122), the Midland Park Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district’s HIB webpage, and to each individual school’s webpage. In order to foster safe and positive learning conditions for students, the school and district grades are part of an integrated process for reinforcing and strengthening a school’s climate and culture through prevention and intervention efforts targeted toward harassment, intimidation and bullying. Please click on the headline above to find the district and school ABR grades.

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  • Midland Park Public Schools Preschool Program 2018-2019

  • The Midland Park School District is accepting applications for the 3 & 4 year old general education preschool integrated program housed at Godwin School for the 2018-2019 school year. The integrated preschool program incorporates the education of special education children with that of general education preschoolers, following general education curriculum standards. 

    To be eligible, a general education child must be three or four years of age on or before October 1, 2018.  (Child must be toilet trained).  Children will attend either a morning (8:30 to 11:00 A.M) or afternoon (12:20 to 2:50 P.M.) session five half-days a week in accordance with the Midland Park school calendar. Current students will have priority for program registration.  Students will be assigned to either the morning or afternoon session at the discretion of the district.  Parents will be responsible for transportation. The annual tuition for the program is $3,100.00, either paid in full no later than September 1, 2018 or in two installments with a $25 fee, due September 1 and January 1. All students will be registered at the time of entry requiring birth certificate, copy of immunizations and proof of residency (program is only open to Midland Park residents).

    Applications are available on the district website www.mpsnj.org .    You may also contact the Director of Special Services, Ann Marie Bruder at (201) 444-7445.

      

QuestionDo You Have a Question for Your Board of Education?


  • The questions and concerns of the community are important and contact information for trustees of the Midland Park Board of Education are readily available on this website—just click on the Board of Ed. Link on the district homepage to find individual phone numbers and email addresses for all Board of Education trustees.

 

Thank you   REFERENDUM DETAILS TO IMPROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES!

Click the link above for more information.

 

Anti-BullyingAnti-Bullying Bill of Rights Legislation, P.L. 2010, Ch. 122

Click the link to access the Midland Park School District's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights contact information regarding incidents of harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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