Superintendent's Message-March 2022
Over the course of the year, the district continues to review the progress and growth of our students K-12. Recently, I shared at the March Board of Education meeting the positive growth the students at the elementary level have made from September of 2021 to February of 2022. This growth was based on assessments that all students participated in through our Form A and Form B LinkIt assessments. The academic areas that were identified for review were Math and English Language Arts (ELA) allowing us to identify overall growth among our elementary students. Below you will find a positive growth comparison from 2020/21 to 2021/22 with all grade 1 to grade 4 students.
The evidence presented shows an overall growth of 15.5% in the area of English Language Arts and 22.75% in the area of Math. The progress made allows our teaching and administrative staff to identify progress areas, but also areas that we continue to work towards in growth and support content for our students.
Universal Technical Institute Dual Enrollment Program
On March 21st, Mr. Bayer, CGHS Principal, shared with the community, at the March Board of Education Meeting, a new opportunity for upcoming CGHS Seniors. A dual enrollment partnership between Cedar Grove Public Schools and Universal Technical Institute will allow interested and eligible students to acquire credit at Cedar Grove HIgh School and Universal Technical Institute in the area of Career and Technical Instruction with a concentration in Automotive Education. This program allows students to spend part of their school day on Cedar Grove High School's campus and Universal Technical Institute's campus in Bloomfield engaging in a hybrid program with a hands on technical experience. To review the presentation with please click on the link to access. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Cnc-t1RBm80rp0Kt9OocEC7hAKuyxI4sLVLqOjLHRf0/edit?usp=sharing
If interested in this opportunity, please contact the Cedar Grove High School Counseling Department for further guidance.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction
ASAH Art Contest 2022
Leo Sarubin is a witty, friendly and extremely creative young man who also happens to be Autistic.
Leo currently attends Academy360 School Young Adult Program where he is the newly appointed SparkLab! Ambassador at the Smithsonian affiliated Morris Museum in Morristown, N.J. Leo sees, thinks and interacts with the world around him in unique and beautiful ways. He has been creating fantastic digital art using computer assisted technology for most of his life and continues to work to develop his interests in Computer Digital Art Design, Coding, and Museum Studies (Art/Science/History Museums).
Leo Sarubin has won 2nd place in the ASAH Art Contest 2022, Education, The Key To Success theme in the Digital Art Category where his design features an actual photograph of Leo’s head with art of a key unlocking a door in his mind which opens with a burst of golden light leading to symbols of achievement and success. This is Leo’s second time winning 2nd place in this contest among all 130 Alliance Of Private Special Education Schools. Leo also won 2nd place in Feb. 2020 for his digital art poster for the Create Learn Grow theme.
Leo is invited to attend a gallery exhibition of all of the art contestants work at Special Education Day, which will be held this year on Monday, May 9th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Princeton, and will be presented with a framed art certificate and a monetary prize
We are so incredibly proud of Leo’s accomplishments and congratulate him!
SUPERINTENDENT SERIES 4
On Wednesday, May 11th, the fourth in a series of Talks to visit with families and community members about a range of topics will be held. The following will be the schedule for May 2022:
We hope you can join us on these dates for the fourth of the series sessions.