Excellence Every Day for Everyone
Bellmawr Public Schools
~Excellence Every Day for Everyone~
School District is committed to excellence in education and high
expectations for all students by providing a challenging and rigorous
curriculum delivered by Highly Qualified professionals. We are preparing
our 21st century learners to be productive members of society and
leaders who exemplify strong character and citizenship. The District is
dedicated to fostering and encouraging open communication amongst all
stakeholders throughout the Bellmawr learning community.
Jody Mangus, President
Patrick Murray, Vice President
Michael "Juice" Williams
The educators in our schools will participate in professional
development that energizes and bonds them to each other in reaching the
highest goals of their profession. The purpose is to encourage
enthusiasm, motivation, and collaboration among the teachers and in turn
reduce feelings of isolation. By involving teachers in their own
learning experiences, professional practice will be enhanced. Future
visitors to our schools will see staff engaged in professional
development and growth that is supported with the time and funding
provided by the Bellmawr School District.
2016 -17 Bellmawr Learning Community Goals
- The K-4 teachers will begin implementation of the GO Math series in September.
The members of the Intervention and Referral Services committee will
address the needs of our teachers and students by making changes to the
process and by providing ongoing embedded professional development
during common planning time meetings between September and March.
- Administration will address
the congestion at the Bellmawr Park Elementary School during arrival and
dismissal times at the school by changing the procedures and physical
spaces in order to accommodate the growing population at the facility.
The administration will continue to monitor the new procedures making
changes as needed through the year.
- Administration and teachers
will use Link It to store and analyze data that reflects student
progress and achievement. Reports that reflect student progress will be
made to the Board quarterly.
- The administrators will use
professional learning communities to rewrite the current Science, Math
and English Language Arts curricula by working with the teachers to
unpack the standards and to align them to our new reading and math
programs using the CAR model. It is the expectation that we will
complete 4 units in each content area by May 30, 2017. Professional
learning communities will address deficiencies in our elementary writing
curriculum by using the CAR model to align the curriculum to the Common
Core Standards. Teachers will complete at least two units by April
- The 6-8 Science curriculum
will be rewritten by December 2016 so that is aligned to the standards
and to Discovery Science, the new science program.
- The administration, parents
and teachers will work together in a unified manner in order to bring
major fundraising activities under one umbrella. The group will sponsor
at least 4 major fundraisers before April 2017 to include Designer Bag
BINGO, Color Run, Casino Night and Cherrydale.
For more information, please contact Annette Castiglione, Superintendent of Schools.