WARREN, NJ - Warren Township school district welcomed new teachers and paraprofessionals to the district with a two-day orientation program on August 25 and 26. For the past 15 years, Warren Township Schools has welcomed and supported new educators each August with a New Teacher Induction Program, NTIP.

For the 2015-2016 school year, there are eight new teachers and one classroom paraprofessional. Organized by two principals, Kathy Bond, principal of Angelo L. Tomaso School, and Scott Cook, principal of Mt. Horeb School, the New Staff Orientation Program is part of the NTIP.

“We are committed to the success of all of our staff members,” says Cook. “This program goes a long way in ensuring that success.”

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During the two days, new staff members received a short driving tour of the district aboard a school bus, met with their mentors – seasoned teachers who help to guide the new hires in their first year - and heard  from district staff on topics ranging from lesson planning to regulations on harassment and bullying to classroom management.

“Mentors are carefully matched to each new teacher,” says Bond. “The mentors’ experience and feedback throughout the year is invaluable.”

“Warren Township is fortunate to have exceptional educators in each of our schools,” says Dr. Elizabeth Nastus, Interim Superintendent. “We look forward to the start of another school year, filled with learning and wonder.”

All of the important dates parents and students in the Warren Township School District need to know for the beginning of the 2015-16 school year are as follows:

Sixth Grade Orientation: September 2 from 9-10:30am
First Day of School: September 3
(WHRHS First Day is a 1/2 day)
Labor Day (no school): September 7
Back to School Nights at Middle School: September 9 and 10
Rosh Hashanah (no school): September 14
Back to School Night at Woodland School: September 16
Back to School Night at Central School: September 17
Yom Kippur (no school): September 23
Back to School Night at ALT and Mt. Horeb School: September 24
WHRHS Back to School Night: October 8
Columbus Day (no school): October 12