District News

2018 PARCC Assessment Information Now Available

The 2018 PARCC assessment schedule is now set. Assessments will begin Tuesday, April 17, 2018 with high school testing. Middle school testing will being Tuesday, April 24, and elementary school testing will begin Thursday, May 3.

A full schedule, including make-up dates, details the subjects tested on each day. Additionally, high school graduation assessment requirements for the classes of 2016 through 2021 and beyond are now available.

Kindergarten and First Grade Pre-registration to Begin February 1, 2018

Kindergarten and first grade pre-registration, for children entering public school for the first time, begins February 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. Students currently enrolled in the Cherry Hill Public Schools, including the Barclay Early Childhood Center, do not need to re-register. Details about pre-registration, including dates and times for the school in which you are registering, are now available on this web site.

PSE&G Repair Work to Affect Brace Road Area Traffic

Brace Road will be the site of a three-week, 24/7 work zone involving the shifting of both lanes around the work area, for PSE&G to perform emergency gas line repairs. This work will occur around the clock beginning January 15, 2018. Two-way traffic on Brace Road will remain throughout the work periods, with occasional momentary halting of traffic for equipment and machinery to enter / depart from the work spaces. Police will be on location for the entire time.

The first section to be affected is between Pearl Croft Road and Kenwood Drive, in the area of Munn Lane. This area is expected to be under the lane shift conditions for approximately one week, through Monday, January 22. Munn Lane and Munn Ave will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC AT BRACE ROAD during this phase. Residents and through traffic must follow detours.

DETOURS:

  • Local traffic using the west side of Munn (Munn Ave) will need to use Caldwell Rd to either Park Blvd or South Kings Highway in order to go to or from Brace;
  • Local traffic using the east side of Munn (Munn Lane, Kay Drive, Cotswold Lane, and the Hunt Tract neighborhood) will need to use Folkestone Way to Pearl Croft Rd in order to go to or from Brace.

The second section receiving repairs will be between Borton Mill Rd and Kresson Rd, where another lane shift around the work space will occur. This work is expected to last for approximately two weeks from January 22 through February 5. No detours are planned for this phase and access will be maintained to and from local businesses.

Please expect delays if you must travel in these areas in the coming weeks.

CHPS Named to 8th Annual AP Honor Roll

The Cherry Hill Public Schools is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 8th Annual Honor Roll, the Cherry Hill School District had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.

"As a district, we continually strive to improve in all areas," said Dr. Joseph Meloche, Superintendent of the Cherry Hill Public Schools. "I am pleased by this recognition and by the efforts of our administrators, staff and students in achieving this distinction."

Inclusion in the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2015 to 2017, looking across 38 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used, requiring that a district must:

  • Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6% in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts;
  • Increase or maintain the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams and increase or maintain the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and
  • Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2017 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2015 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.

"Congratulations to all the educators and administrators in this district who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to participate and succeed in AP," said Trevor Packer, head of AP and Instruction. "These educators and administrators are fostering a culture in their schools and classrooms that allows students to face new challenges and build the confidence to succeed."

CHPS Seeks Community Input on Website Accessibility

Cherry Hill Public Schools is committed to ensuring that our websites are accessible to everyone and we are working toward full ADA compliance by January 2018. We encourage our community to assist us by filling out an Accessibility Issue Form, should you encounter an area of our site that is not accessible while using assistive technology.

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.

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