The next meeting of the board of education will be held on August 28, 2023. Please note that this will be a hybrid meeting that will begin at 7:00pm. This is an action meeting in which the board members will vote on agenda items. Additionally, the board will be interviewing and selecting two new board members for vacant positions. The agenda can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/2356w.
8 months ago, Highland Park Public School
HIGHLAND PARK BOARD OF EDUCATION Highland Park, New Jersey ANNOUNCEMENT OF TWO (2) BOARD MEMBER VACANCIES (TERM DATES: 8/28/2023 - 12/31/2025) RESIDENTS OF HIGHLAND PARK WHO ARE INTERESTED IN BEING APPOINTED TO THE HIGHLAND PARK BOARD OF EDUCATION, TO FILL AN UNEXPIRED TERM, MAY MAKE AN APPLICATION BY SUBMITTING AN EMAIL DECLARING INTEREST AND ATTACH A RESUME NO LATER THAN AUGUST 21, 2023 TO: Ms. Denise DeRosa Board Secretary Highland Park Board of Education Email: dderosa@hpschools.net Please indicate “BOARD MEMBER VACANCY” in subject line MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER AND RESIDENT OF HIGHLAND PARK, NEW JERSEY STATE MANDATED CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK AND FINANCIAL/RELATIVE DISCLOSURES WILL BE REQUIRED WITHIN 30 DAYS CANDIDATES WILL BE SCHEDULED TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC BOARD MEETING ON AUGUST 28, 2023 WHERE THEY WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ABOUT THEIR QUALIFICATIONS AND RATIONALE AS TO WHY THEY ARE SUITED FOR THE POSITION
8 months ago, Highland Park Public School
The next meeting of the board of education will be held on August 7, 2023. Please note that this will be a hybrid meeting that begins at 7:00pm and will be a voting meeting that includes a presentation on the results of the grade 11 NJGPA test results. The agenda can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/20yrf.
8 months ago, Highland Park Public School
The Highland Park Public Schools are delighted to share the news of Highland Park High School staff member Richard McGlynn being inducted into the New Jersey Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in spring 2023. McGlynn, a physical education teacher at the Highland Park Public Schools for the last 21 years, has served as the assistant coach/defensive coordinator at the Bordentown Regional High School for the past three years. Prior to his move to coach the football team in Bordentown, McGlynn served as head coach of the Highland Park High School's football team for 11 years. In that capacity, he led the HPHS team to seven playoff appearances, five division championships, and a trip to the state championship. He was named Division Coach of the Year in 2007, 2009, and 2016. "We are so proud of a member of our HP staff and community, Mr. McGlynn, on this amazing accomplishment!" said Dr. Kristina Nicosia, Superintendent of the Highland Park Public Schools. For more information on the New Jersey Football Coaches Association, see: https://njfca.org
10 months ago, Highland Park Public School
This week's message can be found in my monthly newsletter: https://www.smore.com/9wrvm
10 months ago, Highland Park Public School
Weekly Message from Superintendent: This past week the Board of Education voted in favor of my recommendation to not accept any of the outsourced proposals for the child care program at Irving and Bartle. Instead, we will continue to support our in-house program, but with some changes to the fiscal and management of the operations. My first step is to create a job description for a Child Care Program Director for the Board’s approval. I will post for the position and seek to hire the best candidate for the job. In the meantime, I will work on adjusting job descriptions and hourly rates based on positions that will be needed to support the program. Once I have that information I can put together the booklet for next year that will include the new program rates. I look forward to improving this wonderful program! The next meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, June 12, 2023 in the Middle School Cafeteria. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 7:00pm. During this meeting the board will be voting on action items in the agenda that can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/1w6mc. The Highland Park High School Robotics Club is hosting a fun FTC robotics practice game on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 9am - 3pm in the High School Cafeteria. There will be contests, workshops and snacks. The students would love to have you join them to watch them compete, play and learn! Also, The Highland Park First Aid Squad, in conjunction with the Mayor's Teen Advisory Council, invites residents of Highland Park and nearby communities to a fun-filled Open House and Teddy Bear (or fluffy friend) Clinic on Sunday, June 11th, 4:00 - 7:30 pm. The event will be held at the First Aid Squad at 128 South 11th Ave. For more information on this event, please send email to the Borough's Public Information Officer, Harry Glazer, at hglazer@hpboro.com, or to Andrew Dalton at adalton@students.hpschools.net , Eneya Khalil at ekhailil@students.hpschools.net, or Zina Borody at zboroday@students.hpschools.net.
10 months ago, Highland Park Public School
Weekly Message from Superintendent: The next meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, June 5, 2023. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 7:00pm. The agenda can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/1vmtf. Although this is a workshop meeting the board will be voting on the child care provider for the 2023-2024 school year. The provider manages the before and after care programs at Irving and Bartle Schools. Additionally, I have invited staff from Catholic Charities to attend the meeting to answer questions from the board during the Superintendent’s report. With the providers assistance I have put together a frequently asked questions document to address the myriad of questions posed to the board and myself via email. Click here to read all of the relevant information. I would also like to take this opportunity to share that the Mayor's Teen Advisory Council (and HPHS students) are organizing an Open House Event for the HP Volunteer First Aid Squad on Sunday, June 11th from 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM. The purpose of the event is to raise money for and awareness about the First Aid Squad. Since they are volunteer-based, they are underfunded and need support in order to purchase new equipment, make renovations in the building, and continue their work. There will be food, refreshments, educational stations, CPR and stair chair demonstrations, tours of the building and ambulance, a Teddy Bear Clinic, and more activities for kids. I made a donation to support this great cause and hope that you will support the First Aid Squad as well by attending the event!
11 months ago, Highland Park Public School
Weekly Message from Superintendent: This past Monday the Board of Education passed four new job descriptions for preschool staff in anticipation of full day preschool expansion in the fall, renewed several yearly contracts for routine services, and approved several personnel agenda items, such as a new School Business Administrator and new teaching staff (including the yearly reappointment of the current staff). Additionally, the Board asked questions and shared comments from a presentation on the School Performance Report, as well as the results of the Request for Proposals process in searching for a child care provider service to manage the before and after care programs at Bartle and Irving. To watch the recording of the meeting or to view the presentations click here. This week (May 14-20) the New Jersey School Boards Association recognizes the achievements of the state’s 232,000 special education students and the dedicated work of their parents, teachers and other school professionals. This year, for Special Education Week, their theme is Creating a Better World. The District Board of Education recognizes the students who have worked so hard and accomplished so much; and we are so thankful to their parents and educators, who have provided support to these children and continue to look for ways to improve our schools to promote achievement for all students.
11 months ago, Highland Park Public School
The next meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, May 15, 2023. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 7:00pm. The agenda can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/1u6zb. I am excited that the board will be spotlighting a couple of deserving high school students. During the Superintendent's report there will also be a presentation on the School Performance Reports, the District’s HIB (Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying) Grade, and the Before and After Care recommendation for program management.
11 months ago, Highland Park Public School
Weekly Message from the Superintendent: This past Monday was National Principal’s Day! I would like to give a huge shout out to our amazing principals, Ms. McNally, Ms. Knapp, Ms. Brady and Mr. Lassiter. They work tirelessly to guide academic success and set a positive tone for our schools. Thank you HP Principals! Additionally, next week is National Teacher Appreciation Week! Please take a moment to thank our staff for all their hard work. Also, this past Monday the Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 budget. The user-friendly budget is available on the district website or by clicking here. My presentation of the budget is also available under the news feed on the website or by clicking here. This weekend is filled with lots of exciting activities happening around town. Today, Saturday and Sunday the High School Drama Club presents Disney’s Newsies The Musical. Tickets are still available. Click here for more information or click here to watch the Teaser video! Additionally, the HP 5K and Spring Street Fair will be held on Sunday as well. Springtime brings lots of fun activities around town and I hope to see you out and about! Have a restful weekend!
11 months ago, Highland Park Public School
The next meeting of the board of education will be held on May 1, 2023. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 7:00pm. The agenda can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/1tdof. During this upcoming meeting I will be presenting the final budget for the 2023-2024 school year. A budget hearing will proceed the presentation that includes a public comment portion dedicated to the budget, as well as a vote to approve the budget.
12 months ago, Highland Park Public School
The next meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, April 24, 2023. Please note this will be a hybrid meeting. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 7:00pm. The agenda can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/1sy2m
12 months ago, Highland Park Public School
Mark your calendars for the HPHS Drama Club's showing of Newsies the Musical! It is going to be an incredible show by our talented students! Check out the flyer for more information at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1awEq8c0jVWCRFu983FnzaBjTx-yMdi6U/view?usp=share_link
12 months ago, Highland Park Public School
Mark your calendars for the HPHS Drama Club's showing of Newsies the Musical! It is going to be an incredible show by our talented students! Check out the flyer for more information at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1awEq8c0jVWCRFu983FnzaBjTx-yMdi6U/view?usp=share_link
12 months ago, Highland Park Public School
about 1 year ago, Highland Park Public School
HPHS Music Department presents a pie bake off!
about 1 year ago, Highland Park Public School
Let's Bake Pies! Join us for our pie bake off!!! Bake according to the category, single flavor, dessert, savory or out of the  norm. Prizes for each category. Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Highland Park High School's cafeteria from 5 -6:30pm. Register your pie at http://tinyurl.com/piebake2023. Sponsored by the HPHS Music Department.
The next meeting of the Board of Education will be on Monday, March 20, 2023. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 7:00pm. The agenda can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/1qxmh. This is a voting meeting so I hope you will consider attending to hear board action items, as they contain important information about district operations, which includes modular classrooms for preschool and changes to the High School Graduation policy that is up for first reading. I will also be giving two presentations as part of my Superintendent’s report. I will be sharing the preliminary budget for the board’s review, as well as a presentation on the state of the Before and After Care Program. These are two very important topics that will be open for public comment.
about 1 year ago, Highland Park Public School
The next meeting of the Board of Education will be on Monday, March 13, 2023. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 7:00pm. The agenda can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/1qew5. This is a workshop meeting so I hope you will consider attending to hear board committee reports, as they contain important information about district operations, which includes modular classrooms for preschool. In addition, the board will review changes to the High School Graduation policy that is up for first read.
about 1 year ago, Highland Park Public School
Check out the February issue of the Superintendent's Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/v983x
about 1 year ago, Highland Park Public School
The next meeting of the Board of Education will be held on February 27, 2023. Please note that this will be a hybrid board meeting. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 7:00pm. The agenda can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/1ppra.
about 1 year ago, Highland Park Public School