News from the Superintendent
Fostering Community Partnerships
Although the partnership is tentative at this time, we have exciting news. The Army hosts a variety of programs for our district at NO COST to taxpayers and without a promise of recruiting of our students. This is a win-win for our district. The Army programs include support in the areas of on-line SAT/ACT prep courses for our college bound students at BHS as well as the opportunity for our students to be exposed to military level technology to learn more about careers in engineering and robotics. We may even have the opportunity for students to use technology in their classes that they otherwise would not have access to. We are also exploring Army mentors for at-risk students.
The Barnegat School district is extremely fortunate to add the U.S. Army to our list of Community Partners. Some other partners include:
- Barnabas Health, Community Medical Center
- They support our Med-Sci Collaborative at BHS
- They support our full time prevention specialist at LMDS (at NO COST)
- They provide free I&RS training, character development program resources, surveys to our students/staff and have just introduced the TALK program (at NO COST)
- Next year, we anticipate offering the DART Youth Coalition for middle and high school students through Barnabas Health as well (at no cost).
- Both Costco and BJ's have provided tutoring for students at NO COST as well as donations for recess equipment.
As the list of our Community Partners grows, we have the ability to connect with local businesses and families in unique and exciting ways. If you are interested in partnering with our school district, or have something special to offer, we would love to hear from you. The Superintendent can be reached at email@example.com.
Parent Information Sessions
On February 15, 2017 we will be hosting another Parent Information Session. This one will be held at Barnegat High School at 6:30 p.m. It is called the "15 Minute Child Break" and will be presented by Barnegat Police Department's Officer Steins. Child care will be available. We encourage parents to attend this session which will address drug specific information on street smarts, warning signs, and prevention resources. We will send additional reminders about this event in February.
These programs are being offered to assist families in being aware of internet and drug dangers. We hope that you are able to attend. It is our goal to assist parents so they can be aware of issues that could potentially impact their children.
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15 Minute Child Break Presentation
ROTC Program Changes at BHS in September
We are excited that the ROTC program will mean more pomp and circumstance at district events and awards programs. It will also mean more opportunities for Barnegat students who chose ROTC. Students in the eighth grade at ROBMS will begin hearing about this opportunity shortly as they prepare for their High School careers.