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  • From the desk of Virginia M. Grossman, Superintendent of Schools…

     

    Summer 2017

     

    Dear Woodstown-Pilesgrove Students, Parents, Staff, Alumni and Friends:

     

    As your new Superintendent, I would like to take this opportunity to share my excitement as we prepare for the 2017-2018 school year. As I meet our Woodstown-Pilesgrove administrative team, teachers and staff, it is clear that we possess a shared vision, not only of exemplary teaching and learning, but also of educating the whole child. We believe in public education. We care deeply about our children, and realize the adage, “if we treat them as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” The prospects are exciting.

     

    In reviewing our district curriculum, it clearly fits with this vision.  It is rigorous, intended to meet individual needs, addresses the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, and most of all, it prepares students for a successful future.  Student engagement is at the heart of what we do. Ben Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” We are investing heavily in academic success.

     

    Our summer construction projects are moving at a rapid pace and are progressing well. The High School Centennial Walkway project is well underway, and will be a beautiful compliment to our historic space. We will be working diligently throughout the summer months to prepare our facilities for our students. 

     

    As I continue to meet parents and guardians, I am pleased to find a high level of community involvement in our schools.  Please be encouraged to stay involved with your child’s school life. Our continued success is built upon teachers, administrators, parents, guardians and students working together, in synergy. We must continue to keep a keen focus on our shared goal…caring about every student.    

     

    Yet, the highlight of my new position has been meeting our students.  They have been both welcoming and respectful.  Thank you for that.

     

    My door is always open to all of you.  Thank you for the privilege of working with and for our children. I wish you all a wonderful summer break.

     

    Educationally yours,

     

    Ginny Grossman

     
    Ms. Grossman and Pat Bates, Board President  
     
  • CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017-2018 TEACHERS AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR, AS WELL AS THE 2017-2018 DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR
    Teachers of the Year:
    Alison Schulze: Early Childhood Learning Center
    Jennifer Battaglia: Shoemaker School
    Shirley Serwan: Middle School
    Kristine Knorr: High School 
    Educational Services Professional of the Year:
    Bette Rogers: Shoemaker/Early Childhood Learning Center
    Marianne Wurmbach:  High School/Middle School
    Salem County Teacher of the Year: Alison Schulze
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN THE GOVERNOR DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY?  We always receive a lot of questions on what exactly it means when the Governor declares a “State of Emergency” as he did with the last couple of weather events. Many think that means no one is allowed on the highways and all non-essential businesses must close, including schools, but that is not the case.  The Governor's declaration authorizes him to “speed State agency assistance to communities in need. It enables him to make resources immediately available to rescue, evacuate, shelter, provide essential commodities (i.e., heating fuel, food, etc.) and quell disturbances in affected localities. It may also position the State to seek federal assistance when the scope of the event exceeds the State's resources.”
     
    It is the Office of Emergency Management that has the authority to declare a State of Emergency that could result in the closing of businesses, schools, etc. and restrictions on travel such as occurred with Hurricane Sandy. So when an announcement is broadcast that the Governor has declared a State of Emergency, that does not necessarily mean that schools will automatically be closed. That is a local decision unless otherwise mandated by the Office of Emergency Management. The attached document articulates the difference between the two.  Click this link for details.
  • ABOUT THE DISTRICT
    Located in Salem County, the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District consists of four  schools: Early Childhood Learning Center (grades Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten), Mary S. Shoemaker Elementary School (grades 1 through 5), Woodstown Middle School (grades 6 through 8), and Woodstown High School (grades 9 through 12).  All four schools serve the residents of the Borough of Woodstown and Township of Pilesgrove.  In addition, the high school receives students from Alloway and Upper Pittsgrove Townships as well as a portion of Oldmans Township.
  • ECLC
     WILLIAM ROPER
    EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER 
     
     
    MSS
    MARY S. SHOEMAKER SCHOOL
     
      
    WMS  
    WOODSTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL
     
     
    WHS  
    WOODSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
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  • At the regular meeting held on May 26, 2016, the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional Board of Education approved the appointment of Mrs. Nannette Hathaway as the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Coordinator effective September 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.  In accordance with Board Policy #5131.1 -- Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), the following staff members are designated as the district contacts:

    Mrs. Nannette Hathaway, District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
    Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District
    135 East Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
    Telephone: 769-0144, extension 55229
    Email: hathaway.n@woodstown.org

    Mr. Joseph Ursino, High School Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Woodstown High School, 140 East Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
    Telephone: 769-0144, extension 55240
    Email: ursino.j@woodstown.org

      Middle School Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Woodstown Middle School, 15 Lincoln Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
    Telephone: 769-0144, extension 77237
    Email: nelson.k@woodstown.org

    Mrs. Jennifer Hildebrand, Shoemaker School Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Mary S. Shoemaker School, 201 East Millbrooke Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
    Telephone: 769-0144, extension 66131
    Email: hildebrand.j@woodstown.org

    Mr. Grant Hildebrand, ECLC Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Woodstown-Pilesgrove Early Childhood Learning Center,
    211 East Lake Road, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098
    Telephone: 769-0144, extension 33110
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