Congratulations…

...  to our Millburn High School Physics Bowl Team for their outstanding results in this year’s competition. The Division 1 Team [first year AP physics students taking AP Physics 1 and 2] was Ranked #4 in North America [USA and Canada]  and #1 in our region [NJ and PA]. They were ranked #8 in the world. Four students ranked in the top 100 in the world [Arnold Jia-# 24, Andrew Chen-# 59, Ethan Mak-# 62, Aidan Chalnick- # 74]

The Division 2 [six 2nd year students, doing an independent study in calculus-based physics] ranked #15 in North America, #2 in our region, and #28 in the world.

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***In other rankings, we are proud that Millburn High School once again earned a Gold Medal in US News and World Report’s annual ranking of US high Schools.  MHS was ranked #15 in New Jersey (#5 among public, open enrollment high schools) with a national ranking of 380. 

 

Teacher Appreciation

These achievements are not only a reflection of our students’ achievements, but also a recognition of the dedication and commitment of our Millburn teachers.  As we come to the end of Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to underscore the importance of our teachers to making Millburn Schools great.  I thank them for their continuing commitment to excellence for your children.  

 

Board of Education Vacancy

Reminder: If you are interested in serving on the Board of Education to fill the vacant seat through December 31, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Business Administrator Cheryl Schneider, by Tuesday, May 15. Candidates will be offered the opportunity to make a 3-minute public statement at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 21. The Board of Education will then review all qualifying applicants, and make a decision.  Click here for more information about the process.

 

Upcoming events…

Monday, May 14:

  • MMAC Empower Hour, 7 p.m., Education Center

Helping Your Children Develop Empathy and Cultural Humility … Let’s Talk about Finding Common Ground in our homes, in our schools, in our town.
Cultural humility teaches us to recognize that we have biases and limitations to our knowledge regarding another’s culture. Kids who can practice cultural humility are more likely to value the contributions of others to their lives. Join Nancy Kislin, and a community panel,  to discuss what you can do to help raise kind, generous, empathic and, of course, smart kids

 

Tuesday, May 15

  • Hartshorn Strawberry Festival
  • MMS Chorus Concert

 

Thursday, May 17

The Caring Contact organization, along with Kate Foss & Kim Moore, invite the community for a conversation with Wendy and Steve Sefcik , parents whose 16-year-old son, TJ., died by suicide in December 2010. All are invited to attend an open conversation about emotional distress, mental health, and suicide. “Help us remove the stigma and make it easier for people to ask for help.” Hosted by Kim Moore at her home in Short Hills.

 

Wishing all moms a Happy Mother’s Day!