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SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE

DECEMBER 2018
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I hope that each of you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. We really do have a lot to be thankful for here in the Egg Harbor Township School District. It all starts with our wonderful students who have many interests and talents. We are so thankful that we are able to serve them in providing personalized learning opportunities, rigorous educational experiences, extracurricular activities, as well as social and emotional resources. We are fortunate to have a comprehensive educational package where the focus is on student achievement.

Beyond academics this fall, our students have excelled in athletics and the performing arts. The High School Girls’ Soccer team made school history by capturing the Cape Atlantic League American Conference Championship going 7-1 in conference play. Another first in EHT history includes the high school fall musical, where talent was showcased in the production of Mamma Mia. #EHTPRIDE!

I am proud to share that our students honored our veterans by spending time with those who have served our country during breakfasts, collaborative story-telling gatherings, and recognition ceremonies. Our schools also worked hard to hold food drives to provide Thanksgiving dinner to those in need. Making connections with our community members is such an important endeavor in building cohesive relationships.

American Education Week was celebrated throughout our school district. Parents were invited in to observe the wonderful teaching and learning that occurs in our schools. Teachers and educational specialists were recognized for the outstanding contributions that they make to our schools. Educational Support Professionals were honored on November 20th; paraprofessionals, secretaries, bus drivers, security guards, food servers, custodians, and facilities assistance were recognized for their dedication and service to our schools. We could not survive without them; we would like to say a big thank you!

So here we are in December; our elementary schools will conduct parent conferences, holiday parties and benchmark testing results will be calculated. District wide we have already completed a NJQSAC self-assessment, principal and supervisor budget reviews, and security meetings. I plan to spend time walking through our school buildings to see learning in action and prepare for aligning new ideas with our strategic plan.

Enjoy the last month of 2018. Make time to appreciate one another, family, happiness, and peace.

While I resist time passing so quickly, I look forward to the New Year and the extraordinary things that our students will bring our way.

 

Dr. Kim Gruccio 
Superintendent of Schools

 


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