District News Archive
Black History Month Essay/Poster/Video Contest Accepting Entries
The Cherry Hill African American Civic Association and the Cherry Hill Public Library announce the 2024 Reverand Ivan George Essay/Poster/Video Contest for Black History Month. The contest is open to ALL public school students in Cherry Hill in grades K through 12. The theme for this year is "Their Stories Matter: African Americans in our Schools and Community." Entry deadline is January 29, 2024.
CHPS Awarded Preschool Education Aid by NJDOE
At a celebratory event held at our own Estelle V. Malberg Early Childhood Center on October 18, 2023, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced that 26 school districts, including the Cherry Hill Public Schools, will receive Preschool Education Expansion (PEA) Expansion.
The District requested $3,417,615 in PEA to tentatively serve 249 full-day, general education, preschool students in 2023-2024.
"We are thrilled that our application for Preschool Education Aid Expansion has been approved," said Acting Superintendent Dr. Kwame Morton. "This will allow us to reach a much larger portion of young learners, providing key learning opportunities and helping facilitate their long-term success."
Assistant Superintendent, PreK-12 and Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Farrah Mahan, expressed equal enthusiasm at the news.
"This will immersurably enhance our excellent educational programs," Dr. Mahan said. "We are excited to move forward with our expansion plans. It's wonderful to think of all the students who will now receive crucial early education, thanks to this funding."
The NJDOE will provide professional development and technical assistance geared toward the implementation of high-quality preschool programming in CHPS.
Reminder to Complete COVID-19 Screening Checklist, Stay Home if Experiencing Symptoms or Awaiting COVID-19 Test Results
IMPORTANT REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS: Please be sure to have your children take the District's daily self-assessment each morning before they leave for school, and follow the recommendations in the self-assessment. If you have additional questions regarding this matter, please contact your school nurse.
A checklist that can be translated into more than 90 languages via our "Select Language" option at the top left corner of this website also is available.