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  • Superintendent's Thanksgiving Message

    Posted by Michele Hill on 11/27/2019

    On behalf of the Board of Education and my Administrative team, I extend to all staff, students, families and community partners a Happy Thanksgiving and best wishes for the Holiday season.  This is a time of the year where we enjoy quality time with family and friends, remember those loved ones who we lost and take time to give thanks to those who are serving in the Armed Services preserving the freedoms we enjoy each day. 

    We have much to be grateful for as we have reached some great milestones this year such as the settlement of contracts and changes to various aspects of operations for both districts.  We also have received great press on a number of innovations and best practices. 

    I am reminded of the words of Oprah Winfrey this Holiday and it puts all in perspective: Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.  Enjoy the gifts of family and friends you have and the great work that you have accomplished this year. 

    Happy Thanksgiving--and thank you.

     

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  • Selected Board of Education Meeting Highlights

    Posted by Michele Hill on 11/26/2019

    There were a few presentations made during the BoE meeting.  Two of them pertained to BCSSSD. Dr. Nagy and Principal Ryan Varga and respective coaches honored our Special Olympians for Spring Sports: Swimming and Track and Field. The Board also recognized Ben Miller who was named as the Burlington County Athlete of the Year for Swimming, Bowling and Volleyball.  Ben was also honored for his fundraising efforts for charity raising more than $2,000. You make us so very proud.

    Dr. Nagy also recognized the recent announcement that our own Board President, Bob Silcox will be honored as the Burlington County Distinguished Citizen of the Year along with the Honorable Barry Parker by the Garden State Council Boy Scouts of America in Burlington County.  Congratulations Bob for this prestigious honor. 

    The Board ratified the Memorandum of Agreements for the BCITEA and BCSSSDEA contracts for a duration of 5 years.  This is a momentous occasion and milestone. Congratulations to all bargaining units.  We appreciated your steadfast dedication to our students.

    The Board recognized Kathleen Burgess who has served on the Board for 17 years.  Kathleen has seen the transformation of both BCSSSD and BCIT Districts.  She was part of the combined board when both districts came under one board.  She was a steadfast supporter of students and staff and was a cheerleader of innovation, student achievement and good citizenship.  Kathy provided directed questions and had high expectations.  She also had a kind heart.  She was a loyal supporter of our students, teachers and administrators and will be missed. Her work is indelible for the fruits of the hard work will be enjoyed for many years.  On behalf of both school districts and Board of Education, Dr. Nagy thanked Kathleen for her service as she steps down from the Board. At the December Board meeting, two new Board members will be sworn in. 

    The December Board of Education meeting will be held at 4pm rather than 6pm given the Special Services Holiday Programs on December 12th.

    Dr. Nagy recognized Christine Jenter who is the newly appointed Special Services Coordinator of Strategic Marketing, Communications and Admissions who will begin on December 2nd.  She will make a great addition to the team at Special Services.

    Dr. Nagy highlighted a few key events on our campuses this past month at BCSSSD:

    The Week of Veterans Day, over 300 troops were recognized through a letter writing campaign by our students to show their appreciation for our men and women who are fighting for our freedom. This was a joint effort led by our Related Services Staff.  It was a week to remember especially with all of the show and tell.

    This week, the campuses were celebrating with the annual Thanksgiving luncheons for the students and staff. We have so much to be thankful for and the children who are entrusted to us.

    At the end of the meeting, Dr. Nagy on behalf of the Board of Education, wished all a Happy Thanksgiving. The Board then went into closed session to address a personnel matter of which action was later taken.

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  • BCS West Campus in the News - New Sensory Pathway Installed

    Posted by Michele Hill on 11/14/2019

    The Burlington County Times captured the campus' newest edition this week, a newly installed sensory pathway in the corridor leading from the middle school to the elementary school. The project was led by Director of CST and Related Services Jacquelene O'Brien and was completed last week when school was closed.  This sensory path is a culmination of research by the Related Services Department to provide a teaching tool and coping strategy to position students to be better self-regulated, have optimal attention and be more grounded rather than exhibit aggressive behavior. The students and staff alike love the new addition to our

    The BCT features the Sensory Path

     

     

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