Mount Laurel Schools

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330 Mount Laurel Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-235-3387  |  F: 856-235-1837
Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School

Welcome to the Mount Laurel Schools!

Inspiring Potential. Enriching Futures.
"The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue."
Edward R. Murrow

Mount Laurel's Board of Education and Administration have established policies and procedures that dictate transparency in all aspects of our operation. You will find board of education meeting agendas, exhibits and minutes posted here each month. Our annual district budget, guides to the curriculum used in our programs and our complete district policy manual are also posted.

But, as Edward R. Murrow noted long before the advent of the Internet, misinformation often travels swiftly. We hope that our website opens the door to conversation with those who use it. If ever you come to this site to confirm information you have heard and are unable to find that validation, please use this link to contact us and pose the question directly. As partners in the education of the children of Mount Laurel, it is incumbent upon each of us to make intelligent use of the tools we have at our disposal.

Questions on Parent Refusal to PARCC Test Answered

Numerous questions have been raised by parents who have submitted letters refusing to have their child participate in PARCC Testing. This letter from Superintendent Dr. Antoinette Rath clarifies the district procedures that are in place for the current PARCC testing period.

Low Cost Preschool Program Offered for 2015-2016 School Year

The Mount Laurel Township Public School District is offering a low cost preschool program for a limited number of four to five-year-old children for the 2015-2016 school year. Classes will be held in our district elementary school buildings. These Preschool Inclusion classes will enroll preschoolers with disabilities along with their peers in order to provide public school opportunities according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. See more information here.

Do You Have A Little One Joining Us Next Year?

Kindergarten Roundup - March 9 Through March 13
Will your child be five years old on or before October 1? Do you live in Mount Laurel?
If so, you'll want to join us for Kindergarten Roundup Week from March 9 through March 13. That's our annual Kindergarten Roundup Week to register new students coming in next year. You will register your child at the school they will attend. During this special week, there will be plenty of information on hand for you about our schools, as well as "veteran" parents who will help you through the registration process. Here's all of the information you will need. If in doubt about what school your child will attend, call the Office of Communication Services at 856-235-3387.
 
Extended Kindergarten Option Registration Open Now
Meanwhile, Extended Kindergarten Option (EKO) registration is now open for the 2015-2016 school year for all students entering Mount Laurel Kindergarten in September. You may register for EKO now, but only those children who are officially enrolled for kindergarten in our schools later will be permitted to attend EKO. Registration is open on a first come, first serve basis. Registration forms are available here and at our Extended Day Care office located at 436 Masonville Road. Each registration form must be accompanied with the non-refundable registration fee of $75 and be mailed or hand-delivered to our Extended Daycare Office at 436 Masonville Road. Check out our EKO page for rates, schedules and frequent questions.

The news you've been waiting for! March Madness, 2015.

 
Sunday March 15th
2 p.m. to  4 p.m.
Doors open at 1:15 p.m.
 Lenape High School North Gym
 
 This popular event sells out quickly, so make sure to get your tickets soon. To purchase tickets, you can go to the Harlem Wizards website here. Court Side Plus and Reserved Seating are not available on-line and must be purchased through the schools with the attached form. Court Side Plus and Reserved Seating are available on a first come, first served basis.

Here's The Latest News

Center Dedicated to Margaret L. Haynes
The district's Transportation and Learning Center on Mount Laurel Road was formally dedicated to long-time Board of Education Member Margaret L. Haynes on December 16. Haynes has been a member of the board consistently since 1981, and has served in nearly every capacity in terms of leadership and committee work. Dedication of the center in her honor marks the first time in district history that a board member has been so honored. The Thomas Harrington Middle School and the Hattie Britt Board Building were both named for former staff members, but no such honor has ever been bestowed upon a board member.

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Receive Mount Laurel Schools Emergency Texts On Your Cell
Emergency texts from the Mount Laurel Schools are the quickest way to stay informed. In order to receive them you must opt-in to the system. To do that, simply text the word subscribe to the number 68453 from your cell phone. You'll receive an immediate reply confirming your subscription to the service. You may sign-up for text messages using this method on as many cell phones as you would like.



Board of Education


Did you know that the Mount Laurel Board of Education meets, in general, twice each month? All of our agendas are posted prior to our meetings, and our minutes are posted on the Board Meeting page once they have been approved. All presentations from staff and administrators made during board meetings are also posted on our meeting page for your review. Stay in the know ... visit that page often!

Board Meetings

The Board of Education's Work Session meeting for March will be held on March 17 and the Regular monthly meeting will be held on March 24 at the Hattie Britt Board of Education Offices, 330 Mount Laurel Road. These meetings are open to the public. The Board welcomes public participation in meetings, and you will find complete agendas and minutes on our webpage throughout the year.

Superintendent

The first week in March will mark the opening of our PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) Testing window. During the month of March, students in Grades 3-8 in our schools will spend approximately five hours testing their knowledge of Language Arts and Math.
 
For our purposes as a New Jersey Public School District, the mandate is clear. We are compelled to administer the PARCC Test to students in Grades 3-8, both mid-year and at year’s end. Here in Mount Laurel, we stand ready to do that. Over the past two years, we have made the necessary technology available. We have prepared students on how to use that technology to “scroll through” the new computerized test. We have shared some of the new terminology that will likely be used in the test, and have supported the sort of creative thinking that will be required in responding to PARCC questions.
 
For further information on PARCC, visit our Curriculum & Assessment Webpage.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Mount Laurel Township School District is to prepare all children to be successful citizens and workers in the 21st century. As aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, this includes educating students to read with comprehension, write clearly, compute accurately, think critically, reason, discover, innovate, collaborate, and use information to solve problems.

2014 Education Summit Webpage Link

More than 100 community members participated in the district's 2014 Education Summit on May 15. Discussion centered on the transformation facing our schools, namely the new Common Core Standards, the new PARCC Test to be administered in 2015 and student attendance rates. The resulting group discussion led to a number of suggestions for better communication within the community.
Check out our 2014 Summit webpage here to view the presentation and check for frequent updates.

Events Calendar

March 4
Grades K-4 Conferences Evening
Grades 5-8 Conferences Afternoon
Early Dismissal
 
March 5
Grades K-4 Conferences Afternoon
Grades 5-8 Conferences Evening
Early Dismissal
  
March 9-13
Kindergarten Round-Up
 
March 17
Board of Education
Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
 
March 19
Staff In-Service
Early Dismissal
 
March 24
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
 
April 3
Eve of Passover/Good Friday
Schools Closed
 
April 6-10
Spring Recess
Schools Closed
  
April 13
Third Marking Period Ends
 
April 21
Report Cards Issued
 
April 21
Board of Education
Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
 
April 28
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.

Quick Links

How May We Help You?

Just looking for a quick and basic guide to specific information about our schools? The links below will provide you with a basic fact sheet on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.

Registering a child new to the district

Kindergarten registration
Job Opportunities - Certified

Job Opportunities - Support and Substitute
2014-15 One-Page School Calendar

Website Content Questions
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Website Link Management
or Update Issues?
Web Administrator Janet Moretti

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Anti-Bullying

 
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Kelly Neiman
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone: (856) 231-5899

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