NORTH WILDWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT (09-3680)

NORTH WILDWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,

The North Wildwood School District’s mission is to provide all children with the opportunity to develop the educational, social, and emotional qualities necessary to become valuable, contributing citizens. This is accomplished by helping all children develop real-life skills and the technological skills for success in our society now and in the future. Margaret Mace administrators and teachers are consistently evaluating the needs of students and the expectations of the community with the intent to continually improve the educational experience of all students.

School programs at Margaret Mace School reflect New Jersey Student Learning Standards in the areas of mathematics, social studies, English language arts/literacy, science, physical education/health, arts education, World Language, and 21st-Century Life & Career Skills. Technology and Career Education are emphasized in all content standards and further enhanced through carpentry, computer, technology, math and science labs, and world language programs. The district also provides health services, child study team services, enrichment experiences, and counseling services for students. Specialized instruction and support services are coordinated with the content-area instruction for students who are eligible for special education programs, basic skills, and advanced placement. Programs coordinated with the content-area instruction are offered to selected students during school, after school, and during the summer. Extracurricular and cocurricular programs, beginning in fourth grade, provide students with many enrichment experiences including intramural and interscholastic sports, student council, newspaper club, yearbook, craft club, book club, chorus, after school library and band.

The district derives many mutually shared benefits through opportunities for interaction with the community. Our library-media center is open to the community with afternoon and evening hours. Individual classes and school wide programs have reached out into the community through service activities and holiday celebrations.

A non-public elementary and high school are located in our municipality. They receive state and federal funds, which we are responsible to administer as well as hire certain staff members. These individuals are reported as members of our staff but do not service our students. This increase in staff will impact on our per student Support Services cost in this report.

We value your help to reach our goal of providing quality programs for all children in our district. I encourage you to become an active participant by attending School Board meetings and becoming a member of our Home and School Association. Contact us at (609) 522-6885 or dial the Information Hot Line at (609) 522-1938. Please visit our school web site at: www.mmace.com. We welcome your suggestions, questions, and comments.