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.

G.A.P. and Advanced Placement Information Now Online

Parents:
 
If you are looking for G.A.P. Nomination information or Advanced Placement Criteria for next year, look no further than our Program Tab (above). Of course, you can always follow these links to make it even easier:
 

Philadelphia Girls Choir Auditions Coming Here!

Philadelphia Girls Choir Music Director Jeffrey Smith will hold auditions for girls ages seven and older who have not previously auditioned for the Choir at the Hillside School on Thursday, May 28, beginning after school and ending at 5 p.m. Girls interested in joining the Choir's training program will be asked to sing a familiar song and perform a few simple singing exercises. This audition is very informal and will last only a few moments. Those girls selected for a final audition will be notified by mail within the month. These local auditions are open to all girls from the area who meet the above criteria. You need not be a Mount Laurel Schools student.
Permission slips are available here. They should be returned to your child's Mount Laurel School Music Teacher as soon as possible, or completed and e-mailed to Marie Reynolds.

Strobe Lights At All Schools Signal Need To Stay Away

Did you know: That one of the newest security measures at all of Mount Laurel's Schools is a strobe-light system? In the event of a lock-down or lock-out at the school, the strobe lights will be activated to alert everyone to stay away. We will be using the strobe lights for drills as well as actual emergencies. So, if the strobe lights are flashing, stay away. We're either drilling security to keep students and staff safe, or there is an emergency within the school perimeter.
 
The lighting system is designed not only to alert parents and members of the community, but also our staff members who travel from one building to another, or may have left the building. Once our buildings are in Lockdown or Lockout mode, no one is permitted to enter or exit the facility. All exterior doors are locked. In the past, a staff member who may have gone out for lunch might return and use their secure badge to re-enter the building, unaware that the building was in Lockdown or Lockout. The strobe lights will alert them as well as other visitors who might be placed in harm's way by approaching the school during an actual emergency.

End-Of-Year PARCC Testing: New Information Shared

The last week in April marks the opening of our PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) End-Of-Year Testing window. That window will be open from April 27 through May 22. The NJ ASK Test will still be used for Science, and will be administered to fourth and eighth-graders only on May 27 and 28. Please see your school website for individual school testing schedules. As we saw during Mid-Year testing, those schedules are subject to change.
We have made a few adjustments in the process for refusal by parents. This year's mid-year cycle was our first experience with the PARCC assessment, and refusal requests came in by various means to various staff members. In order to make that flow of information more effective and not miss any parent's request, we have established a process that is outlined in this letter. Please read it carefully and submit your letter to assure that we are able to comply with your wishes.

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Temple University Offers Free Summer Science Camp This Year

Temple University is hosting the 2015 ExxonMobil Bernard Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) this summer. EMBHSSC is organized to provide activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2015. The EMBHSSC is a two-week, academic, residential camp that emphasizes increasing students’ mathematics and science knowledge and skills while introducing them to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path. Learn more about the camp opportunity here.

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 Regular monthly meeting will be held on April 28 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

Happy Spring! I hope you enjoyed your family's Spring Break and are reaping the full benefits of this glorious sunshine, even if it is while sitting at soccer, baseball, lacrosse or softball practice.
We're glad to be back and have a full slate of events coming up this month, including a visit by a world-renowned chef to Springville and a live theater performance by students at Fleetwood. There are plenty of book fairs and family night activities, and an original student art show will dazzle guests at Larchmont. Spring is a terrific time to come to the Mount Laurel Schools!
At the end of April, our End-Of-Year PARCC Testing window opens. It runs from April 27 through May 22, and affects students in Grades 3-8. Be sure to watch your school website for any particular schedule changes at your child's school.
We have formalized a process for refusal notification, so if you do not want your child to participate in the assessment, please read this letter carefully. We don't want to disregard your wishes because they were missed or went to the wrong person.
Enjoy this beautiful season and the fresh air it brings us!
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.

Events Calendar

April 27-May 22
PARCC Testing Window
 
April 28
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
  
May 19
Board of Education
Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
  
May 25
Memorial Day - Schools Closed
 
May 26
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
 
June 22
Harrington Middle School
8th-Grade Graduation
5:15 p.m. Phoenix
7:30 p.m. Zephyr
 
June 23
Harrington Middle School
8th-Grade Graduation
5:15 p.m. Oasis
7:30 p.m. Everest
 
June 23
Last Day of School for Students
Early Dismissal

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

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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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