From the desk of Virginia M. Grossman, Superintendent of Schools…
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.
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
Mr. Joseph Ursino, High School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Woodstown High School, 140 East Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
Telephone: 769-0144, extension 55240
Middle School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Woodstown Middle School, 15 Lincoln Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
Telephone: 769-0144, extension 77237
Mrs. Jennifer Hildebrand, Shoemaker School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Mary S. Shoemaker School, 201 East Millbrooke Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
Telephone: 769-0144, extension 66131