Bergenfield’s Annual Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday June 9th starting at 1pm and ending at the conclusion of the Fireworks Display. Family Fun Day is free to all Bergenfield residents. Everyone who plans to attend MUST register. Click the title for additional event details and registration dates/times.
Since, in education, we continuously deal with many variables that are out of our control, it’s not always possible to achieve every lofty district annual goal. Today, I am writing to you with great news because we have been recognized by the Washington Post for our work on our first district goal we established just two years ago: Every high school student will take at least one AP course and score a passing grade of 3+ on the exam. The prestigious Washington Post has published its 2013 list of America’s 1900 Most Challenging Public High Schools and, I am extremely proud to announce, that Bergenfield is ranked Number 1509 on the list. Since, according to the National Center for Statistics, there are 27,575 public high schools in the nation, this outstanding ranking places Bergenfield High School in the top 5.5% of America's high schools! Click the title to read more.
Bergenfield Public Schools has been selected as a first place winner in the 19th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) American School Board Journal (ASBJ). Magna Awards recognize school districts for outstanding programs that advance student learning and encourage community involvement in schools. Click the title for the full press release.
Top-ranked school districts have been announced in the ninth annual Digital School Districts Survey by the Center for Digital Education (CDE) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA). Bergenfield was ranked number eight in the country among mid-sized student population districts. The survey showcases exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community and to improve district operations. Click the title for more information.
Students in grades 3-8 will take the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) this spring. Click the title for the testing schedule
Bergenfield High School’s second Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner was held Thursday night, March 7th at Season’s Restaurant in Washington Township. A crowd of over 220 welcomed the Class of 2013 into the Hall of Fame. This year’s group included Coaches Charles Baker, Alex Turnamian and Diane Cauvet as well as athletes Jen Foglio, Frank Manning and John and Richard Drakeford. For a complete list and pictures of the event please click the title.
Several communities and school districts around the state have shown their gratitude to local school board members with resolutions recognizing School Board Recognition Month 2013. Click the title to read more.
Click the title for information regarding flu season and prevention actions to help control its impact on our schools. In addition, the Bergenfield Board of Education has hired Mr. Carl Mittlehammer as the Director for Crisis Management for Bergenfield Public Schools. Mr. Mittlehammer will help ensure that we implement the most effective School Emergency & Crisis Management Plans. I appreciate your assistance with these issues and hope you will take good care of yourselves and each other so that we can face any future challenges at our very best.
7:00 PM Executive Work Session