WELCOME TO MIDLAND PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Midland Park Public Schools would like to welcome you to our website! Feel free to explore the new web space by checking out some of our new features including: calendars, news, and blogs. 

Announcements

     

The next  meeting of the Midland Park Board of Education is Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in the Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Media Center, 250 Prospect Street Midland Park NJ at 8:00 pm

The Board of Education authorizes the use of electronic surveillance monitoring devices in school buildings and on school grounds.  Therefore, all school buildings and grounds within this school district may be monitored using such devices in accordance with Board Policy.  (MPBOE Policy 7441)  
      

Board of Education Policies-School Integrated Pest Management Plan  

  

Superintendent's Message

 

Happy Thanksgiving


NOVEMBER  2019 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 


This month is an active one in our district; here’s a look ahead at a few highlights:

Trophy The amazing MPHS Marching Band took first place honors at the New York State Field Championships in Syracuse, the culminating event of the marching band competition season!  We are thrilled for our teachers and students on this much-deserved win and send heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Marks, his team, our supportive PAPs partners, and of course, our amazing student musicians!  We’re also entering the playoff season for fall sports, always an exciting time for the district’s scholar-athletes.  We wish all our teams the best of luck as they move ahead in a variety of challenging contests.  Please be sure to check the district website for playoff game schedules.

Cup of Coffee I hope you will join me for the first, “Connecting with Coffee & Conversations” forum of the school year:  Monday, November 18, 2019, 7-8:30 pm, in the MPHS Media Center.  While any topic may be brought forward, this forum will focus on MPHS programs, athletics, and the Department of Special Education.  Joining me for this event will be MPHS Principal Mr. Nicholas Capuano, Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Mr. Michael Gaccione, and Director of Special Education Mrs. Ann Marie Bruder.  All are welcome to drop by and share thoughts, questions, concerns, and messages of positivity with Dr. Cirasella and the team!

Parent Teacher Connection Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held at Godwin & Highland Schools this month.  Research indicates that parent/family involvement is a critical factor in student success and our teachers look forward to this annual collaborative opportunity with parents.  For more information on making the most of this valuable meeting with your child’s teacher, access this link from the National Education Association (NEA) website:  http://www.nea.org/tools/parent-teacher-conferences.html.

Film NoirIn A Lighter Shade of Noir by Patrick Derksen, Trent Trowel is your typical gumshoe, searching the mean streets for crimes to solve and dames to fall for.  Trowel joins some of the world’s most famous detectives at the International Private Detective Gala, including Shirley Holmes, Jean Louie Phillip Eustache, and Aunt Beatrice.  But, is this just an innocent event, or will the world’s dastardliest villains foil Trowel with a fiendish master plan?  As with most film noir classics, it’s clear everything is not what it seems.  Please join us for a fabulously funny and high style take on film noir.  Performances are Friday, November 15th (closed caption,) Saturday, November 16th at 7 pm, and Sunday, November 17th at noon in the beautiful Memorial Hall at MPHS.  For advanced tickets, please email Jwhelpley@mppanthers.org with the number of tickets desired and performance date.  Tickets will also be sold during lunch periods at MPHS and at the door.  Ticket prices are $10 per adult and $5 for students/children.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!


Sincerely,

Dr. Marie Cirasella,  Ed. D.

Dr. Marie Cirasella

 

 



          



 

Headlines

2019-20 Back to School Update & 10-Year Facility Improvements & Instructional Program Review
(click the hyperlink to view the report)

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2019 Assessment Report for the Midland Park School District
The 2019 assessment presentation shows the results of all state mandated assessments and trends for the Midland Park School District.


DISTRICT FIELDS STATUS REPORT
(click the hyperlink to view the report)




Midland Park Public Schools Preschool Program 2019-2020
The Midland Park School District is accepting applications for the 3 & 4 year old general education preschool integrated program housed at Godwin School for the 2019-2020 school year. The integrated preschool program incorporates the education of special education children with that of general education preschoolers, following general education curriculum standards. 

To be eligible, a general education child must be three or four years of age on or before October 1, 2019.  (Child must be toilet trained).  Children will attend either a morning (8:30 to 11:00 A.M) or afternoon (12:20 to 2:50 P.M.) session five half-days a week in accordance with the Midland Park school calendar. Current students will have priority for program registration.  Students will be assigned to either the morning or afternoon session at the discretion of the district.  Parents will be responsible for transportation. The annual tuition for the program is $3,100.00, either paid in full no later than September 1, 2019 or in two installments with a $25 fee, due September 1 and January 1. All students will be registered at the time of entry requiring birth certificate, copy of immunizations and proof of residency (program is only open to Midland Park residents).

Applications are available on the district website www.mpsnj.org .    You may also contact the Director of Special Services, Ann Marie Bruder at (201) 444-7445.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM APPLICATION 2019-2020
(click the hyperlink to access the application)


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Midland Park School District recognized for being one of the best communities for Music Education in the nation 

for 2019- 6th year in a row.




To access the NJ School Performance Reports for Midland Park, please click on the link below.

NJ School Performance Reports Link
https://rc.doe.state.nj.us/runreport.aspx?type=district&county=03&district=3170&year=2017-2018


School Board

ARE YOU CONSIDERING SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDACY?

For members of the Midland Park community who are considering running for a seat on the Board of Education, the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) provides valuable resources to review as you begin the process. NJSBA’s Candidate Kit provides vital resources in downloadable PDF formats, as well as links to important websites for anyone considering running for their local school board. 

Click Here to access the information



 

Big News

MIDLAND PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR IN DIGITAL FORMAT

The Midland Park School District Calendar for 2019-2020 has been created in a digital format and is currently available to school families and community neighbors via the district website.  We are confident that transitioning to a digitized format will improve our ability to update scheduling changes more swiftly and with greater accuracy.  Please know that all school and district information previously available in the paper-based calendar is included in the digital calendar.  To access the 2019-2020 calendar, simply visit the district webpage and click the "Calendar" tab.  Thank you.

 For Instructions to Print the New Online Calendar,
click here.


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Summer Meals 4 Kids
(click the hyperlink to view the flyer)


EMERGENCY CLOSING/DELAYED OPENING PROCEDURES
(click the hyperlink to view the procedures)


Midland Park Designated as “High Performing” via QSAC

We’re pleased to provide this information with regard to the NJQSAC process. By way of review, NJQSAC stands for New Jersey’s Quality Single Accountability Continuum and is the NJDOE’s monitoring and evaluation system for public school districts. QSAC evaluates districts through a single comprehensive accountability process that consolidates and incorporates the monitoring requirements of applicable state laws and programs and complements federally-required improvements. Through QSAC, districts are monitored according to five components that have been identified as key factors in effective school districts: Instruction & Program, Operations, Governance, Fiscal, and Personnel.

 

NJDOE has streamlined the QSAC process for select districts and we were pleased note that a state review of our submitted indicators resulted in a “High Performing District” designation.  Subsequently, the Midland Park School District was eligible to submit an equivalency application to waive completion of the time-consuming QSAC monitoring.  NJ Commissioner of Education Kimberly Harrington has advised us that the waiver has been approved and the Midland Park district will maintain its high performing status for a period of three years.  We plan to use the time and resources provided through this initiative to support continued best practices in the five QSAC areas.

 

We wish to acknowledge the amazing contributions of district staff: administration, instructional, support, and buildings and grounds personnel, and our Board of Education, students, and school families, for their valued contributions to this well-deserved designation.


School District and School Grades Required by the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act – June 20, 2019
  • As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L., 2010, c122), the Midland Park Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district’s HIB webpage, and to each individual school’s webpage. In order to foster safe and positive learning conditions for students, the school and district grades are part of an integrated process for reinforcing and strengthening a school’s climate and culture through prevention and intervention efforts targeted toward harassment, intimidation and bullying. Please click on the headline above to find the district and school ABR grades.

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QuestionDo You Have a Question for Your Board of Education?

 

  • The questions and concerns of the community are important and contact information for trustees of the Midland Park Board of Education are readily available on this website—just click on the Board of Ed. Link on the district homepage to find individual email addresses for all Board of Education trustees.

 

Thank you   REFERENDUM DETAILS TO IMPROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES!

Click the link above for more information.

 

Anti-BullyingAnti-Bullying Bill of Rights Legislation, P.L. 2010, Ch. 122

Click the link to access the Midland Park School District's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights contact information regarding incidents of harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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