The Cherry Hill Public Schools Guidance Department offers workshops at both Highs Schools East and West this summer, helping students get started completing college searches and applications before senior year even begins. These FREE workshops are open to students and parents. You may bring your own device or use a CHPS computer. Please note: Naviance is tablet/phone friendly on iPads/iPhones ONLY.
Select summer enrichment classes are still open at Cherry Hill High School East in drama, art, photography, graphic design, model rockets, knitting, chess and more for Cherry Hill residents entering grades 5-11. Course descriptions and registration form are available by clicking here. Please submit registration form and payment ASAP.
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.
The Cherry Hill Public Schools Summer Enrichment Program runs from June 19 through August 18, 2017 (closed July 4) and is open to children who will enter grades 1 through 6 in September 2017. Click here for a flyer with details of the program and instructions for registering.
Congratulations to Gabrielle O'Brien, Shayna Herzfeld, Asha Mohapatra and Samuel Bitman, Rosa International Middle School students who on June 15 placed second in the nation at the National History Day (NHD) competition for their Junior Group Documentary on local Camden County hero Josiah DuBois.
Working under the 2017 theme for the contest, Taking a Stand in History, the team created a documentary titled "The Statement that Revealed the Truth: Josiah DuBois, an American Holocaust Hero."
After completing a project, students compete in a series of contests beginning at the local level. The top students in all 50 states, D.C., U.S. territories and international schools are given the opportunity to attend the National Contest.
"The work students put into these projects is astounding," said NHD Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn. "To make it to the National Contest is a remarkable achievement. Less than 1% of all projects make it to this level. It requires a superb level of research and critical thinking skills. I am confident we will continue to see great things from all of these students, because the skills learned through competing in NHD help prepare students for success in college and career."
More than 300 historians and education professionals evaluate the students' work at the national competition. $150,000 in scholarships were awarded at the national awards ceremony and more than 100 students took home cash prizes between $250 and $1,000 for superior work in a particular category of judging.
Kudos to the Rosa NHD team and adviser Mrs. Christy Marrella on this fantastic accomplishment!