Shamong Township School District (05-4740)

Shamong Township School District

Dear Community Members:
The Shamong Township Public Schools, in partnership with the community, provides a nurturing and challenging academic environment for our children. We are committed to meeting the needs of all our students, fostering their creativity and challenging their academic ability in preparation for secondary education.

As we continue to move forward, we search for ways to enhance our programs and to develop well-rounded and productive students. The Shamong Township Home and School Association and the Shamong Foundation for Educational Excellence continue to provide valuable contributions to our school system in the form of small grants, major projects, donations and purchases.

During the 2015-2016 school year, a focus was made on improving the safety and security of the district’s schools. The state’s Office of Safety & Preparedness conducted an in-service, providing valuable information for staff. The district also implemented the use of swipe cards for staff to gain access to the buildings. These procedures were developed after meetings with the NJ State Police, and in conduction with facility upgrades of doors, windows, and use of cameras, as part of funds awarded through a Grant Program for School Facilities Projects for Regular Operating Districts (ROD). The Shamong School District was honored to be selected for a visit by the Virtual Bus – zSpace Lab that toured only seven districts on the East Coast. This mobile lab provided the school community with a chance to experience various ‘virtual’ activities. In addition, the NJEA and NJ Hall of Fame recognized an essay submitted by one of our students, resulting in a Mobile Museum’s visit to the district. Unique experiences in the world of education, as well as safety and security for staff and students, will continue to be a focus of the district.
In order to accomplish our goal of developing well-rounded students, we offer a full array of athletic and activity offerings. Our students were award winners in a variety of competitions this past year, and our athletic teams performed exceptionally well. Our students and staff focus many of their activities on community service projects. We commend our students and staff for their accomplishments.

Successful home-school partnerships are vital to the success of our schools. A safe, orderly and secure environment is crucial to developing an atmosphere where children thrive and succeed. We believe that not only is the physical environment provided, but the social and emotional environment as well. You are encouraged to continue to be involved in your child’s education. It is truly a pleasure to be a part of a community that values education and places children as their first priority.