UPDATE: Covered Bridge Road has reopened in both directions, as initial bridge repairs have allowed. There is a strong possibility, however, that intermittent daily closures may occur as additional repairs are made.
Cherry Hill Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche announced on March 28 that all 12 of the District's elementary schools will hold evening music concerts this spring, as well as each spring moving forward. Click here for the letter sent home with all elementary students on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
Volley for Support, the annual faculty and staff volleyball tournament to raise money for charity, is scheduled for Friday, May 5 at 5:30 pm at Cherry Hill High School East. All proceeds this year will go to Mothers Matter (www.larenslegacy.org). Admission is $3 per person or FREE to those who wear this year's Volley for Support T-shirt to the event. T-shirt order forms are available by clicking here. Order deadline is Monday, April 3.
Because of the inclement weather school closure on Tuesday, March 14, kindergarten registration for Clara Barton Elementary students has been rescheduled forMonday, April 3, 2017.
The New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional and Character Development (NJASECD) has named the Cherry Hill Public Schools a 2017 New Jersey District of Character. The District will maintain this status for three years, through 2019. The District will be honored at a recognition ceremony during the NJASECD Conference in May at Rider University. The District application now will be forwarded to character.org for consideration as a 2017 National District of Character.
Congratulations to District of Character Committee Chair Dr. Kirk Rickansrud and his team for a job well done in assembling the lengthy and detailed application to earn this prestigious designation.
Congratulations to A. Russell Knight Elementary School and Bret Harte Elementary School for earning the prestigious designation of 2017 New Jersey School of Character. Criteria for the designations are based on Character.org's 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, which includes providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in character-building efforts. "You can feel the positive climate in these schools the minute you walk through the door. The students, staff and community are respectful and care about each other, and the academics scores improve," states Nina Kemps, New Jersey Schools of Character Coordinator.
Congratulations also to Joseph D. Sharp Elementary School and Joyce Kilmer Elementary School for being recognized as 2017 New Jersey Honorable Mention Schools of Character.
A Recognition Ceremony for all of the New Jersey schools will take place during the NJASECD Conference on May 19, 2017 at Rider University. The theme of the conference is, "CHARACTER IS FOREVER: Building Your Program to Last!"