Education

Superintendent of Millburn Township Schools End of Year Letter Part 2

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Dr. Christine Burton Credits: TAPinto Millburn and Short Hills
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Commencement

It was a glorious day for a graduation today. Congratulations once again to the 122nd Graduating Class of Millburn High School. I invite you to “attend” the Commencement Ceremony courtesy of MHS Studio462, to hear a funny and heartwarming speech from Noah Brookhim, President of the Class of 2017, see the awarding of the annual Sally DeVeer Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching to Hartshorn teacher Mary Jane Reisler, and of course the traditional tossing of the caps!   Enjoy this slideshow of moments from the day.
 
Summer Reading

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As you head off to your summer activities, be sure you have your summer reading at the ready. Middle School students can find their summer reading assignments here. The High School English department is offering SUM-thing for everyone. Take a trip through their reading lists, and you will want to add many of their choices to your book club or beach reading lists along with your students. Take some time to peruse this year’s student publications. Millburn High School’s award-winning literary magazine WORD and the academic journal Cellar Door have just been published. We are extremely proud of the many talents of our students and their work in this year’s editions. Thanks to English teachers and faculty advisors, Dr. Minaz Jooma and Ms. Shirley Lazar, with a special thanks to Jessica Siegel and Kathleen Harte-Gilsenan for their efforts and for all the staff for their support of this work.
 
Back to School Update

This summer we will continue our annual Back to School Update process for families to update their information through our online Registration Gateway site (accessed through PowerSchool).   Families will need to update family data and emergency contact information for all returning students. The portal is tentatively scheduled to be open from July 18 to August 19. Want to get a head start on the process? Please be sure you know how to log in to your PowerSchool account and confirm that all of your current students are connected to your account. More details will be sent out in July as we get closer to the portal opening.
 
Important Dates

Mark your calendar for some upcoming events:
 
Sunday, June 25: Down the Block Hike, 11 a.m., South Mountain Reservation
Millburn Summer Concert Series begins Sunday night in Taylor Park.
Millburn Fourth of July activities and fireworks!
Monday, July 24: Washington School PTO Inaugural Golf and Tennis Fundraiser at Maplewood Country Club.
Monday, July 24: Board of Education Meeting, 7:45 pm
Tuesday, July 31: 4 pm - Deadline to file a petition to run for the Board of Education. Candidate Information Kit
Monday, August 29: Board of Education Meeting, 7:45 pm
Tuesday, September 5 – First Day of School!
 
Where is the Ed Center Staff?

Reminder – beginning Monday, June 26th the Education Center staff will be temporarily located in the High School. Please come visit!!!
 
This is my last regular weekly update for this school year. We will send them out periodically during the summer as information warrants, and to share some stories and kudos you may have missed during the school year.
 
Have a relaxing and restorative summer, and we’ll see you in September!

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