Mullica Township School District (01-3480)

Mullica Township School District

The Mullica Township School District continues to meet the needs of a diverse student population through the fundamental belief that children are both willing to learn and capable of learning. At the core of this belief is a caring and dedicated teaching staff, committed to meeting the needs of the individual learner.
The past school year brought challenges, including the reassignment of many staff members and the addition of Green Bank elementary students.
While much was accomplished through a broad spectrum of initiatives, there were four specific district goals identified for the 2015-2016 school year. The first goal was to implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to promote a positive and caring school environment. Staff learned to provide positive feedback to students regarding the expectations of school: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Ready. This will remain a goal for the upcoming school year.
A second goal was to promote initiatives that support the 21st Century Theme of Health Literacy to facilitate students’ awareness of healthy living and learning. The school garden and health and wellness committee helped facilitate the completion of this goal.
A third goal focused on enriching students’ learning opportunities by combining internet and digital media with established pedagogical practices. Improvement in this area was noted in lesson plans and classroom observations.
A fourth goal was to provide a co-teaching support model where both teachers share responsibility for planning, delivering instruction, assessing, and managing the classroom environment to meet the needs of diverse learners. This was accomplished through scheduling changes and will continue as long as the budget allows.
Finally, the district sought to enhance developmentally appropriate practices for students in early childhood classrooms by participating in New Jersey’s Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge. This initiative will continue to expand through the 2016-2017 school year and beyond.
As challenges arise, Mullica will remain strong by continuing to raise standards while providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students. Students will enter Mullica ready to learn and will leave ready to achieve.

Sincerely,

Andrew Weber
Superintendent