Superintendent's Message

Spring FLowers


 Thank A Teacher The week of May 5-11th is designated by the National PTA as Teacher Appreciation Week, a recognition program begun in 1984.  During this time each spring, we pause with gratitude to honor teachers for their professional dedication and service to children.  Midland Park’s instructional staff are, in a word, amazing, working daily to guide and inspire students on their journeys toward the goal of lifelong learning.  The partnership between teacher and student is a special one that cannot be underestimated.  Education theorist Linda Darling-Hammond speaks to the importance of this relationship, arguing “The single most important determination of success for students is the knowledge and skills of that child’s teacher.”  (in Schmoker 2011) For all that our teachers do for students along their academic journeys, we extend sincere thanks and wish one and all a happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Special Education May 12th—May 18th is Special Education Week in New Jersey, a recognition program designated by Proclamation of the New Jersey State Legislature.  This week provides students, families, school administrators and decision-makers with opportunities to celebrate special education services, special education programs, and the special education teachers who make it possible for children with disabilities to learn effectively and reach their full potential.  This year’s theme, “Painting a Brighter Future, One Step at a Time,” celebrates the creativity and teamwork that is creating positive outcomes for students with disabilities.  (Source: NJDOE website.)

As we welcome May flowers, we realize that June is fast approaching and high school graduation festivities will soon begin.  It’s an exciting time for our seniors and their families as they prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime event!

Dr. Marie Cirasella

Dr. Marie Cirasella


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