Dear WMTPS Community,
Last night at the Board of Education meeting, the Board unanimously approved Janet Cash as the new Principal of Marshall Hill School. Mrs. Cash is a Hewitt resident and comes to our District from the Franklin Lakes Public Schools where she taught Special Education and Art in multiple schools. Prior to working in Franklin Lakes, Mrs. Cash served as a year-round camp director for the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey and was able to effectively serve as a role model and leader for students in Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties. Mrs. Cash is eager to join the Marshall Hill community and partner with our parents and staff. She will begin her position on August 1, 2017. Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Cash to the West Milford Township Public Schools’ community.
We are honored and pleased to announce that the WMTPS have once again received a significant level of state and national recognition from Character.org and the New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional, and Character Development (NJASECD). Upper Greenwood Lake School, Paradise Knoll School, and Maple Road School were all honored at the Board meeting last night and all three schools received the prestigious designation of National School of Character through a rigorous assessment process that judged the school’s character education initiatives against the expectations of the 11 Principles of Character. These schools now join Macopin Middle School, which achieved this recognition during the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, West Milford Township High School and Apshawa School were named State Schools of Character – Honorable Mention for their efforts. Moreover, our District also received 19 Promising Practice Awards for our commitment to character education. A showroom-type of display will be available for public viewing at the November 2017 Board of Education meeting following our District’s presentation at the prestigious National Forum of Character Education in the fall.
Lastly, at the meeting last night, the Board approved four new District goals for the 2017-2018 school year.
- Improve academic performance through increased design and implementation of differentiated instruction.
- Implement an effective and timely communication plan to promote District/parent relationships, improve internal school efficiencies, and improve District management.
- Analyze the current math program in grades K-12, evaluate for effectiveness, and make appropriate recommendations for the 2018-2019 school year.
- Explore all opportunities for District-wide cost efficiencies in order to maximize funding for educational programs.
We look forward to partnering with the entire school community to achieve these goals and continue to make our District the best it can be.
Alex Anemone, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools