Mendham Borough

School District

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Our Mission

  • The mission of the Mendham Borough Public School District is to prepare all of our students for their future roles in society.  We strive to provide an educational program that enables all students to acquire knowledge and to assume constructive self-direction to their fullest potential.  The district is committed to education of the highest quality, aligned with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, and continuous improvement of programs and teaching strategies.

     


    2017-18 District Goals

    from the Strategic Plan Goals with Identified Focus Areas

     

    Goal 1:  Enhance and maintain technology in our schools where staff and students continuously expand their skills as they develop into effective digital citizens.

    2017-18 Focus Areas for this Goal:

    • Expansion of 1:1 Initiative
    • Expansion of the use of Google Classroom, Google Applications, and Genesis Online Lesson Plans
    • Identify additional training needs and expand Google Certification opportunities
    • Continue assessment and development of Digital citizenship

     

    Goal 2:  To create and sustain a safe, secure learning environment that is equipped to deliver a 21stcentury instructional program.

    2017-18 Focus Areas for this Goal:

    • Conduct a safety and security assessment of district schools
    • Review and recommendations of current security drills
    • Mountain View Media Center as a Flexible Learning Environment that promotes improved student outcomes

     

    Goal 3:  Continue to foster the social and emotional development of all students while providing a first class educational program that meets the needs of our diverse learners.

    2017-18 Focus Areas for this Goal:

    • Review district and state assessments to identify target areas for improvement.
    • Monitor, evaluate and make recommendations for newly established Intervention Specialist Role and for the ENCORE program at Mountain View.
    • Identify resources that would offer support to staff, parents and students for recent trends/issues being identified as key to the social and emotional development of students and as part of the district mission to support the “whole child.”
    • Promote digital citizenship as it pertains to social media and internet access.

     

    Goal 4:  To promote articulation with surrounding K-8 districts and the regional high school district.

    2017-18 Focus Areas for this Goal:

    • Participation in regular meetings with area Superintendents
    • Consult with administrative team to seek opportunities for collaboration within their school and departments:  Special Services, Elementary and Middle Schools, and Curriculum and Instruction.

     

    Goal 5:  To create and develop partnerships between school, home and community.

    2017-18 Focus Areas for this Goal:

    • Continue to identify ways for promoting district initiatives, and increasing communication within the school community and the greater Mendham Borough community.

     

Superintendent's Message

  • August 29, 2017

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

     
    The beginning of another exciting and productive school year is here.  It is through the commitment and hard work of our students, support of our school community and the dedication of our staff, administration, and members of our Board of Education that we continue to pursue and achieve excellence. 
     
    There is no better way to begin the year than to share some highlights of what has been recently accomplished in the district and to communicate a few of our district initiatives for the 2017-2018 school year:  
    The use of capital reserve funds to:
      • Complete the renovation of two additional bathrooms at Mountain View School

      • Upgrade the HVAC controls at Hilltop School

      • Purchase energy efficient lighting at Mountain View School 

      • Initiate the Mountain View School Media Center Renovation

      • Complete carpet removal of eight classrooms at Mountain View School

    Instructional Programming Initiatives:
      • Eighth grade students at Mountain View Middle School will participate in an "Introduction to Design" course as part of the school's Extension, Exploration, and Enrichment (EEE) block.  Using the "design loop," students will engage in design challenges by identifying practical problems, conducting related research, brainstorming solutions, sketching and prototyping various designs, and testing and evaluating their solution.   Challenges will be based upon real-life situations in the fields of art, fashion, engineering, and architecture.

      • Establishment of a Student Wellness Committee that will collectively assess current supports on all aspects of school wellness services, to promote the link between health, safety and academics, and to assist staff as needed in the area of student (physical, social, and emotional) health.

      • Creation of the Elementary Intervention Specialist position to work directly with the building principal, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and the faculty, to facilitate the delivery of services based on a tiered progression for students in need of instructional intervention. 

    We are very fortunate to have an active and supportive Home School Association.  They continue to be a vital link between parents and our schools.  Their fundraising and outreach efforts are deeply appreciated by the district.  You may view HSA events through our district website, www.mendhamboro.org.  I encourage you to check in periodically to see how you can participate in events throughout the year.
     
    Our District staff has been working all summer to make sure the schools are ready for opening day.  We look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence in the Mendham Borough School District.  I invite you to become involved and reach out to me at any time with questions, comments, and/or suggestions. 
     
    I am confident that the administration, faculty and staff would agree that we are proud and grateful to serve in this wonderful community and as such we begin each school year with a renewed sense of purpose.
     
    Thank you for your continued support of our school district!
     

    Dr. Mitzi N. Morillo
    Superintendent of Schools

    morillo@mendhamboroschools.org

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