Want to know more about this year's candidates for the Cherry Hill Board of Education? The Cherry Hill Zone PTA will host a Candidates' Forum, moderated by the League of Women Voters, on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Rosa International Middle School. Doors will open at 7 pm. Attendees may submit written questions for the candidates at that time.

Eight candidates will vie for three open seats on the Cherry Hill Board of Education. The candidates will be running for three-year terms in the November 8 School Board election.

In ballot order, the candidates running in this year's election are: Fredrick Dande, Joseph Gerace, Ian Morris, Steve Robbins, Elliot A. Roth, Jane Scarpellino, Ruth Schultz and Edward Wang.

Springdale Road northbound has been re-opened for the entire length, Evesham Road through the end of the work zone at Lark Lane. The new road surface is down and the curbed islands are in on that side of the street. The southbound side will be worked on in the coming weeks and there will be a two-week daytime detour scheduled, tentatively for sometime in October. This detour will involve the closing of all northbound traffic between Evesham Road and Wilderness Drive. Southbound-only traffic will flow through, using the northbound lane. This is to prevent back-up, congestion, and disoriented drivers from using Kresson Road and the surrounding neighborhoods as bypasses. The detours will require anyone going north on Springdale to use Evesham Road to access either Berlin Road (Rt 561) or Cropwell Road. This detour will be in effect from about 7 am through 3-3:30 pm each weekday. All normal traffic patterns will resume after those hours each day. Further details will be announced as soon as the beginning date becomes certain and the traffic plan is approved.

Beginning Wednesday September 21, Chateau Dr will be accessible only to traffic entering from north bound Springdale Rd, and traffic exiting from Chateau Dr to Springdale will be permitted only to make a right turn and travel north bound on Springdale Rd. Motorists will be unable to make a left from Chateau Dr onto Springdale Rd towards Holly Ravine. Motorists needing to access Chateau Dr from south bound Springdale Rd will need to do so via Spring Rd, and motorists leaving this development and needing to access south bound Springdale Rd will also need to do so via Spring Rd. These restrictions will be in place for approximately one week.

Cooper Landing Road has been resurfaced and all lanes re-opened, with the majority of work complete. Minor finishing work will be done over the next couple of weeks, but traffic impact should be minimal.

Minor work will be performed over the next few weeks in the Downs Farms area and the Colwick section; the contractors have been advised to let us know in advance of any total closures where vehicles such as buses will not have access, to avoid any repeat incidents of unadvertised detours.

Route 70 is undergoing extensive surface repairs in order to make the roadway smoother and safer for all motorists, in advance of a major overhaul slated for sometime in 2019/2020. The 2016 repairs involve concrete work, milling and repaving of the road surfaces, and re-striping of lines. This resurfacing is being accomplished in two phases:

Phase 1 is from Haddonfield Road to the NJ Turnpike.

Phase 2 is from the Pennsauken Township line to Haddonfield Road, and then from the NJ Turnpike to the Evesham Township border.

The majority of this work is being performed overnight, but there will be occasional daytime operations which will affect traffic flow through Cherry Hill Township. At least one lane will be closed daily between the overnight hours of 9 pm and 6 am, seven days per week, for several months. There also will be occasional daytime closures in areas where there are more than two lanes, and these closures will be from 9 am through 3 pm each day. Advance warning will be provided by NJDOT through the use of electronic message boards and permanent signs. There will always be at least one lane of Route 70 maintained at all times, and the work will be performed in only one direction at a time.

These daily closures will continue through approximately November 2016. Advance notice will be provided if there are any changes and when the work interferes with any intersections where police are needed to assist with traffic control. Thank you for your patience and understanding as this long-term project begins. Please feel free to contact CHPS at (856) 429-5600, extension 4371, with any questions, as we have open lines of communication with the NJDOT Project Managers.

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

On September 15 at Cherry Hill High School East, 63 charter members, pictured, were inducted to the school's newly minted Science National Honor Society (NHS).

Current seniors and Science NHS co-presidents Kaitlyn Boyle and Kevin Chen approached faculty adviser Alex Falat last year with the idea of starting the chapter. East was accepted as chapter #1222 due to the strength of its courses, clubs and science teams.

Members must possess a 3.25 GPA (out of 4.00), be taking an honor level science class during their junior year (and achieving an A in it) or an AP level class (with an A/B grade in the class). Members also must have a clean discipline record.

During the application process, students also agree to perform 10 hours of service. East Science NHS members plan to perform this service by returning to their elementary schools on "Science Day" and performing demonstrations for the elementary students to peak their interest in science.

Other East Science NHS officers are Eric Kim, Vice-President; Holly Seybold, secretary; Dana Yi, treasurer.

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