MILLBURN, NJ - As we approach the end of the school year, I want to take this opportunity to thank the Education Foundation of Millburn Short Hills, once again, for its generosity in support of our schools. 

On Monday, the Board of Education accepted their $150,000 donation to fund 25 grants that will inaugurate, enhance or expand programs in all of our schools. Thanks to this donation, our high school students will have additional robotics opportunities, get fit with Phase 2 of the Adventure Education program, see an upgrade of the Film Studio, and much more. The Middle School will begin new STEAM cycle courses in the fall, and there are a variety of technology, literacy, physical education, and character education projects that will take place in our elementary schools. Read more about the innovative programs being funded here. 

Thank you to all of the community members who support the Education Foundation by donating, volunteering and attending events. We, and they, can’t do it without you! 

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Looking for some thought-provoking summer reading? You can’t go wrong with some of the best writing and art just published by our high school students. The 13th edition of the award-winning literary journal WORD, is now “on the shelves” along with Volume 12 of Cellar Door, the academic journal, exploring the realm of nonfiction. Thanks to English teachers and faculty advisors Dr. Minaz Jooma and Ms. Shirley Lazar for their ongoing support of these important endeavors, as well as art teacher, Ms. Kathleen Harte-Gilsenan for helping to select the creative artwork that complements the exceptional writings.

Please check in with your school’s Media Specialist before school ends for their recommendations for the best in summer reading, and stop in to the Millburn Public Library to register for this year’s “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read” summer reading club. 

 

Enjoy the weekend,

Christine Burton

Dr. Christine Burton

Superintendent of Schools