CHPS Earns Recognition as NJ 2017 District of Character

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.

Meeting for Parents of Special Ed Students at Rosa and Beck

Parents of students in the Special Education programs at Rosa and Beck Middle Schools are invited to attend an information session regarding the transition plan for changes to the program for the 2017-2018 school year. The meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Rosa Middle School at 6:30 pm has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Rosa, 6:30 pm. An identical meeting will be Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Beck Middle School, 6:30 pm.

Kindergarten Registration Dates Now Available
Kindergarten/first grade registration for children entering public school for the first time begins on March 7, 2017 at the Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace.Children must be 5 years old by October 1, 2017 to be eligible for kindergarten. It is not necessary to bring your child to register. Please note the following dates for the following schools:

J.F. Cooper: March 7

Thomas Paine: March 8

Horace Mann: March 9

Clara Barton: March 14

Joseph Sharp: March 15

James Johnson: March 16

Bret Harte: March 21

Woodcrest: March 22

Russell Knight: March 23

Richard Stockton: March 28

Kingston: March 29

Joyce Kilmer: March 30

Please use the times below as a guide to help reduce wait times. Using the first letter of your last name, please come to the Malberg Administration Building at 45 Ranoldo Terrace during the time slots listed below. Please allow one hour for this process. If the parent or guardian is unable to register at the designated time, a family member or friend may do so with proper ID and must also have a copy of the parent or guardian's license or State ID.

A,B,C,D,E 8:30am - 9:30am

F,G,H,I,J 9:30am - 10:30am

K,L,M,N,O 10:30am - 11:30am

P,Q,R,S,T 11:30am - 12:30pm

U,V,W,X,Y,Z 1 pm - 2 pm

Important Information on New PARCC Graduation Requirements

On August 3, 2016 the State Board of Education approved updated state regulations for the high school graduation assessments requirements in both English language arts (ELA) and mathematics for the Classes of 2017 through 2021, and beyond.

Click on the links below for charts containing the list of assessment requirements in both ELA and mathematics for the high school graduation Classes of 2017 through 2021 and beyond:

Class of 2017

Class of 2018 and 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021 and beyond

Information on accessibility features and accommodations for students with disabilities in PARCC assessments is available by clicking here.

A chart of improvements to this year's PARCC assessment process may be found by clicking here.



Anti-Bullying Information

HIB Grade Report

LaCoyya H. Weathington
Director of Pupil Services
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
45 Ranoldo Terrace
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 429-5600 x4431

School Highlights

A. Russell Knight and Bret Harte Elementary Schools Named 2017 NJ Schools of Character

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!"


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