- News Archives
- Fun At The Fall Festival
- STEM Earns School Leader Award
- Public Education Fund Donates $30,000
- Attorney General Visits Hartford
- Budget 2013-2014
- Fired-Up For Literacy 2013
- Harrington Students Take Honors at Math Tourney
- Dr. Rath Addresses Flu Season 2013
- Larchmont Serves As Test Site for Breakfast
- Our Schools Help Those In Need of Support
- Public Ed Fund Contributes $30,000
- Harrington Team Competes at World Finals
- Odyssey Team Headed To Worlds!
- Board Approves New Three-Year Contract
- HMS Math Team Takes Top Honors
- Students Help ReClam The Bay
- Budget Adopted For 2012-13
- Board Passes Resolution Moving Election
- District Receives New STEM Grant
- Larchmont Student Art On Exhibit
- Fleetwood Receives Exxon Grant
- Countryside Celebrates 40 Years
- Lockheed Contributes to STEM
- Safety District of the Year
- STEM Students Present at Board Meeting
- Public Ed Fund Donation
- New Board Policy
- State Aid
- Remembering 9/11
- County Parent-Teacher Meeting
- New Principal at HMS
- Solar Pays Off
- Change in Crossing Guard Availability
- Board and MLEA Reach Tentative Agreement
- HMS Students Interview Conservancy President
- Carolyn Brennan Named School Nurse of the Year
- Contact Information
- Board of Education
- Business Operations
- 2014 Summit
- Equal Opportunity Policy
- Our Carbon Footprint
- District Goals (PDF)
- District Policy Manual
- One-page 2014-2015 School Calendar
- Curriculum & Assessment
- English as a Second Language
- Physical Education
- Social Studies
- 21st Century Life/Careers
- Visual & Performing Arts
- World Language
- Harrington Middle School Elective - CSI
- Harrington Middle School Elective - Inventive and Creative Thinking
- Harrington Middle School Elective - I-Publish
- Harrington Middle School Elective - Show Me the Money
- Sequencing Charts
- Child Study Team
- Gifted Academic Program
- Professional Development Plan (PDF)
- Okay, So What Is The Common Core, Really?
- Technology Plan 2013-2016 (PDF)
- Curriculum & Assessment
- Electronic Backpack
- Cafeteria Service
- Family Portal
- Extended Day Care
- Your PowerSchool Link
- Family Handbook
- What To Do If ...
- Registering Your Child
- Attendance Boundaries
- Bullying Prevention
- Preparing Children For Testing
- No Child Left Behind
- Discipline Code (PDF)
- New Jersey Parent Resources
- Immunization Requirements (PDF)
Welcome to the Mount Laurel Schools!
Inspiring Potential. Enriching Futures.
Parents, please note that our PowerSchool Portal is still in flux due to necessary changes and adjustments. At the moment it is closed to accommodate late enrollment and class schedules, particularly in the higher grades. The PowerSchool Portal will be open on the first day of school. Note also that students do not need to bring their schedules to the orientation sessions at Hartford and Harrington Schools.
Meanwhile, our LunchTime Portal has been opened and may be accessed to set-up lunch accounts and make deposits for the first week of school.
Thank you for understanding that the process which guides over 4,200 students into the appropriate seat for six hours a day over the next 180 days is comprehensive. While schedule changes can always be made throughout the year based on need, our administrators work very hard to place students appropriately based on a number of factors prior to the start of school.
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."
We are proud to welcome you to the Mount Laurel Township Schools' website. As a district, we have long recognized the World Wide Web as a valuable communications tool. In fact, our first site appeared in 1991, before commercialization of the medium began. A website's worth, however, is only as valuable as the information it shares.
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.
An educator with 29 years of experience, Rath has been superintendent of Mount Laurel Schools since 2002. She has led the district’s transformation to adhere with new standards and mandates at the state level, and has enhanced educational programs each year. Through her initiative with corporate partners, Mount Laurel has created Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs in grades 5-8. Numerous technology advances, such as a $1 million laptop endeavor, have been completed under her direction and Mount Laurel students continue to exceed state and district factor group scores on standardized tests.
Rath graduated from West Chester State University with both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Art degrees. She received her Principal and Supervisor’s Certification from Rowan University and a Doctorate in Education Administration from Widener University. She has undertaken post-doctorate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, and serves as an executive board member of the New Jersey School Development Council at Rutgers University.
Mount Laurel's Summer Reading Program includes suggested books for students in Grade 1-7. Students are encouraged to create a log of books read for discussion in class in the Fall. Please recognize that your child may select a book that is not on the suggested list that fits his or her individual interests and reading level. Should you have questions about the Summer Reading Program, please contact your school office, which will be open throughout the summer. The following letters to parents detail the program by grade level. The suggested list is also linked below.
Mount Laurel Schools have joined with TenMarks, an Amazon Company, to provide a summer math program at no cost to our families. Research shows that summer learning loss in Math is an issue that impacts all students, with students losing an average of 2-3 months of math comprehension every summer. TenMarks offers families a proven,scalable, online summer math program to reverse the summer learning loss and help students build a strong foundation in core math skills. Learn more about this exciting program here.
The Board of Education has approved the Extended Kindergarten Option (EKO) Program for a September, 2014 start in the Mount Laurel Schools. Registration for the new program will be open on a first come, first serve basis. Registration forms are available here as well as at each of our school offices and at our Extended Day Care (EDC) offices. Completed registration forms must be mailed or hand-delivered to our EDC Office at 436 Masonville Road with the non-refundable registration fee of $75.
Please e-mail us with any particular questions you may have regarding this program and we will answer them here.
There will be a Special Public Meeting on September 3 for the approval of the M.L.E.A. Agreement. The Board of Education's Work Session meeting for September will be held on September 16 and the Regular monthly meeting will be held on September 23 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.
As we move into the weeks of summer, we cannot completely dismiss the potential for learning. Make your child's experiences rich this summer, whether traveling or at home. Discuss! Debate! Question! Research! On this page, you will find a guide to Mount Laurel's Summer Reading Program, as well as information on a new Summer Math initiative that we have signed-on with this year. The TenMarks Summer Math Program has been offered to our families at no charge this year, and may help greatly with retention of Math knowledge.
So many of our students already take advantage of our many camp offerings here in the schools, that the Reading and Math Programs should definitely assure that no parent has to hear "I'm bored" over the next several weeks! (However, as the mother of two, I say that tongue-in-cheek. You will definitely still hear it.)
Enjoy! Travel safely! Can't wait for the new school year to start!
|Mount Laurel Schools participate in the Common Core State Standards, along with other New Jersey Schools. Learn more about the Common Core Standards and what they mean specifically for your child at each grade level on our Common Core Standards webpage|
First Day of Classes - Grade 1-8
First Day Kindergarten
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
Job Opportunities - Certified
Job Opportunities - Support and Substitute
2014-15 School Calendar
School Locations and Contact Info
Map of our schools and sending areas
For Email Marketing you can trust
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899