Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Jones is a Language Arts teacher at Kreps Middle School.
A committee consisting of a parent, board of education member, past recipients of the award, and administrators met to select the District’s 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year. Numerous nominations were reviewed based on criteria established by the New Jersey Department of Education. We are honored to announce that Natasha Jones, an eighth grade Language Arts teacher at the Melvin H. Kreps School, was selected. Jones has twelve years in education. She started teaching in the East Windsor Regional School District in September of 2005. Jones has been described as a highly effective and dedicated teacher who inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. She has demonstrated leadership in educational activities at Kreps and in the …
Monday, May 20, 2013
A teacher from each school was selected to represent the district in this year's Governor's Teachers of the Year award.
The Governor’s Teachers of the Year and the East Windsor Regional School District Teacher of the Year were recognized at the Board of Education Meeting on May 6. The Governor’s Teacher Recognition Program was developed in 1985 for the purpose of acknowledging teachers who exhibit outstanding performance. The Governor’s program is different from the school district’s Teacher of the Year. The rationale for this program is based on the premise that teaching excellence is one of the most significant factors impacting student achievement and the quality of public schools. A committee made up of a parent, past recipients, administrators, and a board of education member met and selected six candidates based on the criteria sent from the Governor’…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Girl Scout troop 72350 completed a School Beautification Project by updating and enhancing three planting beds by the entrance of Grace Rogers Elementary in Hightstown.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Here is a list of important events going on at Hightstown High School this month.
Check out what is going on at Hightstown High School this May!
Monday, May 6, 2013
East Windsor parent nominations will be accepted until May 24.
Parents of third and fourth grade students within the East Windsor Regional School District will have the opportunity to nominate their child to be considered for the E=mc² program for the 2013 -2014 school year. If your child has already been nominated by a teacher or administrator, please do not fill out a parent form. A nomination does not guarantee admission into the E=mc² program, but it serves a basis for further testing and evaluation to carried out by the East Windsor Gifted Education Screening Committee. Nominations from parents will be accepted until May 24. Parent Nomination Forms are available in the main office of each elementary school building in May. The forms are also available on the district website and in the Office of …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Grace N. Rogers Elementary School hosted a tree planting ceremony in memory of former music teacher, Mr. Jacques Chancy.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Two high school students starred in a new orientation students for incoming freshmen.
Wednesday, March 27
Every year in January, students and their families are invited to eighth grade curriculum night, an evening showcasing the curricular and extracurricular offerings of Hightstown High School. The event was created years ago as a way to ease incoming ninth graders’ anxiety and generate interest about coming to high school. One piece of the show has always been dedicated to a video, highlighting the curricular offerings. After playing the same narrated video for several years, the administration at the high school decided to update the production. The suggestion was made to use the talents and skills of Briana Kupper and Matt White, both eleventh grade students. Briana and Matt brought a new video, produced and directed by Mr. Koontz and …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The tentative budget was adopted by the Board of Education last week.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The district budget remains under the mandated 2 percent cap.
The East Windsor Regional School District has presented a tentative budget for the 2013-2014 school year which indicates a tax levy increase of 2 percent, hitting the state mandated cap. Superintendent Dr. Edward Forsthoffer, III, Ed.D presented the budget to the Board of Education at their meeting on Wednesday, March 6. Forsthoffer said that the administration began working on this budget immediately after last year’s budget was passed, but that they did not begin crunching the numbers until September. The East Windsor Regional School District receives about 25 percent of their budget from state aid. Gov. Chris Christie’s budget address on Feb. 26 remarked that no district would receive less state aid than last year. The district was …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The musical will be performed at Hightstown High School this weekend.
Thursday, March 7
Take a trip back in time to 1940's New York this weekend as Hightstown High School presents "Guys and Dolls". Performances are scheduled for Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The musical is about chorus girls, gamblers, and save-a-soul mission dolls in a post-World War II New York City. Main Characters While Nathan Detroit is trying to avoid marrying Adelaide, he bets his friend Sky Masterson that he cannot take Sarah Brown, a mission doll, to Havana. The musical unfolds as the audience watches the mission dolls attempting to reform the chorus girls and gamblers. The entire cast, crew, and orchestra is made up of 90 students all under the direction of Catherine …