State of the District report…

Dear HTS Community:

Monday evening at the Board of Education meeting, I presented the State of the District report. This report can be found on our district home page (www.hardingtwp.org) and contains a great deal of information about what makes HTS one of the premier PK-8 school districts in the state. If you have any questions about this report, please contact me at HTS.

We will continue our discussions about the 2014-2015 HTS Budget at the BOE meeting this Monday (7:30pm L/MC) as well as Wednesday (March 5) night at the Vision Council meeting (7:00pm L/MC). On behalf of the Board of Education, we hope to see you at either event.

Sincerely,

Alex Anemone

 

 

 

Budget Public Hearing – date change…

Dear HTS Community:

Two years ago, Governor Christie signed into law a bill that provided boards of education the opportunity to move the April Board of Education elections to November. To save Harding taxpayers approximately $4,000 per year, the Harding Township Board of Education voted on February 13, 2012, to move their elections to November where they would coincide with the general election. Approximately 95% of school districts have done the same. To further streamline the school budget process and make it more efficient, two weeks ago the New Jersey Department of Education released a new budget calendar for districts to follow. The new calendar provided districts with much needed time to craft their finalized budgets, work with key stakeholders and have it approved by the Board of Education and Executive County Superintendent. Moreover, the new calendar changes the date when districts have their official Public Hearing on the budget. A new revised calendar for HTS is below:

  • Public Hearing presentation: May 5 Board of Education Meeting (7:30 HTS Library/Media Center)

If you have any questions about this matter, please feel free to contact me at HTS.

Sincerely,

Alex Anemone

 

‘G’ Blinded Me With Science…

Dear HTS Community,

The Junior Technology Student Association (Jr. TSA) is up and running. This group of fourth, fifth and sixth graders meets weekly with Dr. Gervis during 0 period (before school). In a partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken and the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education, our students are participating in a collaborative project called Down the Drain: How Much Water Do You Use?  Our students will analyze how much water they use at home and compare it to how much water people from other cities, states, and countries use. By collecting data on water usage from people around the world, we will be able to see how our water use compares to others and determine what we can do to use less water. As with all STEM projects, our mini-scientists will develop a hypothesis, make a prediction, conduct the experiment/gather data and then communicate their results to their peers from other schools.

Please join me in wishing them good luck!

Sincerely,

Alex Anemone