Announcements

The District Wide Committees met on May 21 for a celebration of collaboration.
Information about the 2017-18 New Jersey School Performance Reports, which were recently released and are available on the NJ School Performance Reports, may be accessed by clicking on the heading.
Each school's link to its New Jersey School Performance 2017-2018 report is available in the attached PDF.
Metuchen shares its story about Collaborative School Leadership.
The administration presented the 2018 PARCC results to the Board of Education at the October 16th meeting.
Dr. Caputo presented the 2018 ABR Report at the August 21, 2018 Board of Education meeting.
Dr. Caputo presented the 2018-2019 District Goals at the August 21, 2018 Board of Education meeting.
Review of the Application for State School Aid
Review of the District Report of Transported Resident Students-As of October 14, 2016

Review of Extraordinary
Aid For Special Education Costs-FY 2016-2017
Chapter 192/193 Project Completion Report-FY 2016-2017
OFAC Case # SAAU-4-18

Rick Cohen, Assistant Superintendent, presented the 8 Year STEM Plan at the July 17, 2018 Board of Education meeting.
Homework is recognized as an appropriate and valid academic activity when it is assigned within appropriate pedagogical guidelines that recognize the needs of the whole child. Homework is considered any assignment that is to be completed by students outside of the normal class schedule.

Metuchen Schools In the News

Metuchen
William Hronich
Natalie Tiu
The popular saying is “it takes a village to raise a child.”

And with that saying, the Metuchen School District will ask “the entire village” of Metuchen to help in their efforts in addressing mental health programing and emotional support for all their students.
The Metuchen Board of Education plans to seek voter approval in November to raise an additional $700,000 in tax revenue to expand mental health support services for district students.
Even with gain of $163K, Trenton aid is less than total received in 2009.
New Jersey is phasing out PARCC testing as a graduation requirement.
Rachel Wyetzner is enjoying a highly productive –and special– senior softball season for Metuchen High School.
Kathy Glutz used the word “very” twice when describing the youth of her Metuchen High School girls’ basketball team.

Glutz, Metuchen’s coach, starts a freshman, two sophomores, a junior and a senior in her lineup. There are only two seniors on the entire squad.
In a school district in New Jersey, beginning in kindergarten each child is seen as a future problem solver with creative ideas that can help the world. Vince Caputo, superintendent of the Metuchen School District, explained that what drew him to the position was “a shared value for whole child education.”
A total of six minutes and seven seconds was all the mat time needed to contest a season-ending dual meet between the Metuchen and Weequahic high school wrestling programs in the 2016-17 finale.
No one expected Metuchen High School’s boys’ soccer team to win the Greater Middlesex Conference’s Blue Division in 2018.
High school students in New Jersey learned an important lesson Wednesday from a former child slave. He traveled to the US from Ghana not just to share his story, but also to see the man who helped save his life.
A good relationship takes time to build, and along the way, trust is formed, collaboration grows, and the collective does better. The same holds true when district leaders, unions/associations, and school boards work together...

Superintendent Vincent Caputo of the Metuchen Public School District spoke in March during a conference on collaboration ...
With 80 percent of careers growing in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), school officials are moving forward with an eight-year STEM action program to provide a path for students in the district.


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Coming Events!
Mon May 27
Schools and Offices closed - Memorial Day
Tue May 28
Schools and Offices closed - Memorial Day Recess (Make-up snow day #3)
Board of Education Mtg., CANCELLED
Wed May 29
CES Day 2
EMS: Outdoor Education Trip (Grade 5)
Thu May 30
CES Day 3
CES: 3/4 Grades Concert @ MHS
EMS: Outdoor Education Trip (Grade 5)
Fri May 31
CES Day 4
EMS: Outdoor Education Trip (Grade 5)
EMS: 4th Grade Visits EMS (AM)
Mon Jun 3
MHS Music Awards Dinner 6:00 pm
PT Council (Campbell) 8:00 pm
MOSS TO CES INTRO TO 1ST GRADE VISIT
Tue Jun 4
MOSS FIELD TRIP TO VON THUN'S FARM
EMS: 5th Grade Parent Orientation 7pm
Wed Jun 5
EMS: Arts Festival 7-9pm
EMS: 6th Grade Class Trip
Thu Jun 6
EMS: Athletic Dinner 6:30
Fri Jun 7
CES: Field Day

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