From the Director's Desk
As the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing support and partnership throughout the 22-23 school year. We are grateful for the dedication and involvement you have in your child's education.
Summer offers a unique opportunity for our students to engage in a variety of enriching experiences outside the traditional classroom setting. It is a time to explore their passions, cultivate their talents, and discover new interests. Encouraging your child to read, visit local libraries, museums, and parks, or participate in summer enrichment programs can greatly enhance their academic growth and overall well-being.
To assist you in supporting your child's learning journey, this newsletter is devoted to sharing recommended resources, books, and online platforms that can complement their educational experience over the summer. We hope you find these resources beneficial and enjoyable for your child.
While the summer break is an opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation, it is also a time of anticipation as we look forward to the upcoming academic year. Our exceptional team of educators is already hard at work, refining our curriculum, developing innovative teaching methods, and preparing exciting learning experiences for your child. We are committed to providing the highest quality education and fostering a nurturing environment where every student can flourish.
Lastly, please remember to take this time to cherish special moments with your family and loved ones. Summer offers an excellent chance to create lasting memories and strengthen the bonds that connect us. Whether it's through family outings, vacations, or simply spending quality time together at home, the experiences and connections forged during the summer months can have a profound impact on a child's overall growth and development.
OCC's Cardboard Canoe Races
On May 19th, the 8th grade EXCEL students of VMMS and LRMS raced the canoes they built in Ocean County College’s Tech Prep Cardboard Canoe competition at the Toms River YMCA.
The competition is a STEM based challenge that asks students to research and build their own showboat worthy canoe and oar using only cardboard and duct tape. The challenge gives students the chance to solve a real world problem while applying scientific and mathematical principles.
The students at VMMS entered 3 canoes and all three teams won awards. Team Viking had the fastest boat of the day. LRMS had 4 boats in the competition and all teams took home awards!!!
Ocean County Math League "Where Mathematics is Celebrated!"
Representatives from the County Board of Commissioners came to recognize Mrs. Judith Harzer and members of the BMHS Art Club for their painted murals on "Igloos" which will be placed in county parks over garbage and recycling bins.
BTPS Curriculum & Instruction Team
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