Our new way to keep you in-the-know: "A Minute with Dr. Meloche" videos offer information in one minute or less, on our social media platforms, about hot topics in the District! First up: Our July 9, 2018 segment, in which Dr. Meloche discusses when will we announce how the expected $3.1 million in additional state funding will be used in our schools. This video is now archived on our YouTube channel, with closed captioning.
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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.
The 2018 Summer Reading titles and assignments for rising 6th through 12th graders are now available online.
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!
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.
Registration for CHPS School-Age Child Care (SACC) and Extended Day Child Care (EDCC) for the 2018-2019 school year is now open. Parents may register their children now online.
Dr. Meloche has issued a new statement to the community as of March 2, 2018, regarding safety and security.
Dr. Meloche has issued a letter to the community regarding current events and student demonstrations.
Dr. Meloche has issued a letter to the community regarding the safety and security of our buildings.
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.
Interested in being a part of this year's 5th Grade Eagle Council? Fill out the online application.
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.
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 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.
The make-up day for the snow day on March 14, 2017 will be Monday, April 17, 2017.
Help us celebrate Barton's 50th by purchasing a commemorative Family Tree leaf. Details pertaining to this fundraiser can be found here.
Know a song that puts a smile on people's faces, has a positive message, or simply makes them want to dance? Complete the Song of the Day nomination form here!
Barton students welcome you to OUR HOUSE as part of #WeekOfRespect2017! Watch our video here.
Thanks to all members of the Barton community for helping us achieve this honor!
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!
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.
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.