Barton News Archive

Draft Versions of Revised 2018-2019 School Calendar and 2019-2020 School Calendar Now Available
Draft Versions of Revised 2018-2019 School Calendar and 2019-2020 School Calendar Now Available

DRAFT versions of the revised 2018-2019 School Calendar and the proposed 2019-2020 School Calendar are now available. Pending Board of Education approval, these calendars now include inclement weather makeup days taken from Spring Break rather than being added on to the end of the school year. Inclement weather days that occur after March 14, 2019 will be made up during the 2019 Spring Break. Specific makeup dates are listed on the lower right of the 2018-2019 calendar. Inclement weather days that occur after February 16, 2020 will be made up during the 2020 Spring Break. Specific makeup dates are listed on the lower right of the 2019-2020 calendar.

Cherry Hill Fire Department Asks Community to Participate in Survey
Cherry Hill Fire Department Asks Community to Participate in Survey

The Cherry Hill Fire Department has been a partner with the Cherry Hill School District providing fire safety education for many years. Since 2014 we've presented a program entitled "Safety Smart". Safety Smart is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. Safety Smart is being taught in grades 1, 3, 5 and 6 as part of the Physical/Health Education Program. Please take a moment to fill out a brief survey about Safety Smart.

Student Recognition - Honors Band
Student Recognition - Honors Band

The following students were selected to participate in the 26th Annual Elementary Honors Band Concert. We are so proud of their musical efforts and talent!

Brynne Y.

Michael L.

Andy C.



Important Letter from Dr. Meloche Regarding the NJSLA-S Field Test
Important Letter from Dr. Meloche Regarding the NJSLA-S Field Test

Dr. Meloche has issued an important letter regarding the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S) field test, to be administered to 5th, 8th and 11th grade students in May. This assessment replaces the NJASK Sciene and NJ Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) administered in previous years. This letter details the process required for refusing the test. Refusals must be received by building principals by Friday, May 4, 2018.

Student Voice
Student Voice

Each month Mr. Sweeney meets with a group of nominated students for what he refers to as an Eagle's Nest meeting. The primary focus of these meetings is to provide students the opportunity to have their voice heard specific to a school-related topic. Something new I'm trying this year is to extend the discussion beyond the Eagle's Nest and give all students at Barton the chance to be heard. Any Barton student can record a short video clip of themselves answering our monthly Eagle's Nest question.

Eagle Council Application - 5th Grade
Eagle Council Application - 5th Grade

Interested in being a part of this year's 5th Grade Eagle Council? Fill out the online application.

CHFD/CHPS Fire Safety Survey for Grades 1, 3, 5, and 6
CHFD/CHPS Fire Safety Survey for Grades 1, 3, 5, and 6

The Cherry Hill Fire Department has been a partner with the Cherry Hill School District providing fire safety education for many years. In 2014 we presented a new program entitled "Safety Smart". Safety Smart is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. Safety Smart is being taught in grades 1, 3, 5 and 6 as part of the Physical/Health Education Program.

The goal of the Safety Smart Program is not only to teach students valuable safety skills, but also to have the students put these skills to use outside of the school environment. A valuable tool to help us evaluate the effectiveness of the program is the parent survey. We ask parents/guardians to please take a few minutes to complete an online Parent Survey so we can determine how, if at all, the instruction is being put to use.

UPDATE 6/23/17: Summer Enrichment Programs at High School East Still Open
UPDATE 6/23/17: Summer Enrichment Programs at High School East Still Open

Select summer enrichment classes are still open at Cherry Hill High School East in drama, art, photography, graphic design, model rockets, knitting, chess and more for Cherry Hill residents entering grades 5-11. Course descriptions and registration form are available online. Please submit registration form and payment ASAP.

All Cherry Hill Public Schools Closed for Spring Break April 10-14, 2017
All Cherry Hill Public Schools Closed for Spring Break April 10-14, 2017

All Cherry Hill Public Schools are closed for Spring Break from Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14, 2017. Schools will reopen for all students and staff on Monday, April 17, 2017 – the makeup day for the inclement weather closure on March 14.

School Will Be in Session Monday, April 17, As an Inclement Weather Make-up Day
School Will Be in Session Monday, April 17, As an Inclement Weather Make-up Day

The make-up day for the snow day on March 14, 2017 will be Monday, April 17, 2017.

50 for 50 - Barton Family Tree
50 for 50 - Barton Family Tree

Help us celebrate Barton's 50th by purchasing a commemorative Family Tree leaf. Details pertaining to this fundraiser can be found here.

Welcome to BARTON!
Welcome to BARTON!

Barton students welcome you to OUR HOUSE as part of #WeekOfRespect2017! Watch our video here.

WE ARE...a 2016 NATIONAL School of Character
WE ARE...a 2016 NATIONAL School of Character

Thanks to all members of the Barton community for helping us achieve this honor!

Student Recognition - April Eagle's Nest
Student Recognition - April Eagle's Nest

The following students were selected by their grade level team as representatives for the April gathering of the Eagle's Nest. This group offered their thoughts and perspectives on the topic of finishing the school year strong, specifically, what they can do as individuals to ensure this happens. We thank them for being such a strong and passionate voice at Barton!

Abel A.

Julianna D.

Samuel B.

Kamilla M.

Jacquelyne S.


Staff Recognition - Mrs. Alomar & Mrs. Wellborn
Staff Recognition - Mrs. Alomar & Mrs. Wellborn

Mrs. Alomar and Mrs. Wellborn are being recognized for the help they provided a colleague. They recently assisted this colleague with a major reorganization project within her classroom, making the learning space one in which was more conducive to her students' needs.

School Community Recognition - PTA
School Community Recognition - PTA

Special thanks are in order for our amazing PTA. This summer the PTA committed to donating a set of 30 laptop computers to our school for student use! The PTA's contributions to our school community are so greatly appreciated.