MILLBURN, NJ - Our Challenge Success core team of administrators and teachers attended our first seminars last weekend at Stanford University, where we engaged in train the trainer sessions in order to bring lessons back to our larger MMS and MHS building teams.  Those teams will use the resources of Challenge Success to examine what we are doing well and what we can do to improve, without sacrificing academics.

Parents who heard Stanford’s Denise Pope here in 2017 will remember the mission of Challenge Success: providing schools and families with the information and strategies they need to create a more balanced and academically fulfilling life for their kids. Millburn is now working with them to implement best practices and policies in areas such as curriculum, assessment, homework, school schedule, and a healthy school climate.   

In this era of social media, information overload, and school and extracurricular activities, there are many stresses on our children and families. In addition to curriculum and school climate changes that will come from our involvement in the Challenge Success program, Millburn Schools offer many resources to parents and students.  Our first line of defense, and yours, are our school administrators, counselors, school psychologists, social workers and nurses, who provide emotional and health support for our students and families. 

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At the high school, students and parents should be familiar with the Student Center and the MHS A.C.E. program (Addressing Adversity * Creating Balance * Enhancing Communication). An upcoming assembly will address Managing Stress: Strategies, Skills, Supports & Successes, with Lisa Athan, a leading authority on stress management.

Board of Education Meeting on Monday at 7:45 pm. Presentations on the Spring 2018 PARCC results, and District Goals 2018-2019, as well as a demo of an exciting new innovative student project that is underway at the high school.