To the Glassboro School Community:
Welcome to Glassboro Public Schools. The 2013/2014 School Year continues to deliver exciting changes to our school district. We are experiencing a surge in STEM learning at GHS, with the new STEM Academy, and at GIS, with Engineers on Wheels and classroom and afterschool activities.
Teachers on the elementary level have employed Hover Cam technology to create interactive lessons. Laptops, activity tables and touch screens are also being used in our schools.
Glassboro Intermediate School receivedacclaim this school year when the educational research and policy organization, JERSEYCAN, recognized the Intermediate as a “Top 10 School” for language artsand math performance gains. GHS HSPA scores were the highest in history.
We have welcomed two new principals to the district, GHS Principal Danielle Sneathen, Ed.D. and Bowe Interim Principal Dave Kelk. Asearch is now underway to find a permanent principal at Bowe. Director of Curriculum and Personnel Danielle Sochor is supervising the Child Study Teamuntil a permanent replacement is found to fill the Child Study Team Director position.
On March 11, the school district put forth a referendum question on school investment projects that would have replaced roofs, improved energy efficiency, bolstered building security for our staff and students, and enhanced fine and performing arts facilities. The measure failed by a margin of 366 to 434. However, critical capital needs remain in the district. As we move forward, the Glassboro Board of Education and District stakeholders will evaluate the best way to meet those challenges.
Work on the 2014/2015 School Year Budget is also underway.
Thank you for your continued support of Glassboro Schoolsand your child’s education. I urge you to participate actively in that process by helping your child with homework, maintaining communication with teachers, attending school programs, volunteering for committees and coming to Board of Education Meetings.
Mark J.Silverstein, MBA, Ed.D.