Weekly roundup: Harrison and Clearview Boards of Education recognize high achievements within…

Weekly roundup: Harrison and Clearview Boards of Education recognize high achievements within districts

Friends School Mullica Hill celebrates International Day of Peace, Historical Society looks ahead to upcoming events

Friends School Mullica Hill students, staff and faculty gathered around the school’s Peace Pole singing “Peace Will Come” on International Day of Peace on Thursday, Sept. 21.

Harrison Township School District receives accolades of excellence, while Clearview Regional High School District improves on assessment. Also, students at Friends School Mullica Hill share peace, hope and love, and Harrison Township Historical Society prepares for next exhibition. Check out some of the top stories from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Friends School Mullica Hill honor International Day of Peace

Friends School Mullica Hill honored International Day of Peace on Thursday, Sept. 21, with a school-wide chalking event. Students at the pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade school filled the campus sidewalks with colorful messages and drawings about peace, love and hope.

Clearview receives increased ratings on district’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act assessment

At the Sept. 28 Board of Education meeting, Clearview Regional High School District Superintendent John Horchak III presented the district’s self-assessment results under the district’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. According to Horchak, Director of Guidance Dodd Terry and the harassment, intimidation and bullying teams of both the high school and middle school conduct the assessment, comprised of eight sections and 26 questions ranked on a four-point rubric of 0–3. Of those eight sections, the district was compliant in all but one, meaning it received at least a two in each category. The only section rated lower than a two was “school safety team professional development opportunities.”

Excellence in education

At last week’s Board of Education meeting, Harrison Township School District Superintendent Missy Peretti announced distinctions and recognitions for Harrison Township School and Pleasant Valley School, commending the efforts in providing innovative and top-notch education to students. While being named as a Google for Education Reference District in April, both elementary schools within the district were recently certified as Future Ready Schools in the state, as well as PVS being named a 2017 New Jersey School to Watch by The National Forum.

Harrison Township Historical Society presents “Weird South Jersey” exhibition

Eerie, strange and unbelievable images by New Jersey artists are presented in a new exhibition of photography and artifacts at Mullica Hill’s Old Town Hall Museum. “Weird South Jersey” features artists whose work has appeared in Weird NJ Magazine, the Noyes Museum as well as other museums in the region.