Weekly Roundup: Winslow Township School District open on President’s Day and the district being…

Weekly Roundup: Winslow Township School District open on President’s Day and the district being added to AP honor roll top this week’s stories

Check out the biggest stories in Sicklerville this week.

Winslow Township School District will be open on Monday, Feb. 20

The Winslow Township Board of Education made the decision to have school in session on Presidents’ Day at its board meeting last night after Superintendent Dr. H. Major Poteat’s recommendation, which was posted on the district’s website late last week. This is a makeup day due to school being closed last Thursday because of the snow.

Reaching out to veterans

Gold star mother Jackie Dixon opens A.J. Dixon Vets and Friends Center in Berlin, named after her son who died in Iraq. Its new mission is to provide resources for veterans, servicemen, servicewomen and their families in Camden County. The center is initially open one day a week on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and provides services such as meals, clothing and haircuts. It will also host “tell your story” nights when veterans can share their personal experiences. Additionally, Dixon will be coordinating medical, psychological and case management services through the county office of veterans affairs.

Winslow Township School District added to The College Board’s seventh annual AP District Honor Roll

Superintendent H. Major Poteat made the announcement at the Winslow Township Board of Education meeting. Poteat called this achievement, ‘”the most prestigious honor the district has received in his tenure, as well as the establishment of the Winslow Township School District.” To be included in the honor roll, the school district had to increase the number of students participating in AP classes while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of three or higher over a three-year period. The school district achieved this between 2014 and 2016.