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  • Dr. Nagy Recognizes Staff and Graduates in a Year Never to be Forgotten

    Posted by Dr. Nagy on 6/20/2020

    Thank you to all our staff, parents and students for a very productive year in the midst of a pandemic and virtual learning environment and through it all, we learned that as a team we can accomplish great things and we have.  We accomplished many milestones this year evident on our Points of Pride found on our websites.

    BCIT Points of Pride

    BCSSSD Points of Pride

    Recently, we also launched our campus promotional videos that were done and prepared by Michele Hill and Christine Jenter. They are works of art and can be found on our websites,or you may visit the following links for the Senior Celebrations Pages. Both also assisted in the preparations and postings of the virtual commencements which can now be found on our websites as well as academic ceremonies for BCIT. Kudos to BCIT Entertainment Technology Teachers: Anthony Hurst, James Gregg and Darian Scalamoni for their efforts in capturing the essence of graduation in a virtual format. Ceremonies such as these are not possible without the planning and efforts of many people under the leadership of the building administrators. We are grateful for their dedication to our students and school districts.  

    Though not in person, these very creative, thoughtful and heart-warming virtual ceremonies from Pre-Kindergarten to High School to Adult Education provide a memorable and permanent record of major milestones reached. Congratulations to our graduates!  

    BCIT Westampton Senior Celebrations 

    BCIT Medford Senior Celebrations

    BCSSSD Graduation Page

     

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  • Board of Education Meeting Highlights - Message from Dr. Nagy to Staff and Graduates

    Posted by Dr. Nagy on 6/19/2020

    Dr. Nagy began his remarks by saying the following: On behalf of the Board and Administration, I would like to thank all of our staff, parents and students for a very productive year in the midst of a pandemic and virtual learning environment and through it all, we learned that as a team we can accomplish great things and we have.  In an end of year message to staff today, I asked them to visit our website to see the great points of pride of the many accomplishments for the school year. I also shared the promotional videos that were done and prepared by Michele Hill and Christine Jenter. They are works of art and can be found on our websites. They also assisted in the preparation and posting of  the virtual commencements which can now be found on our websites as well as academic ceremonies for BCIT. Kudos to BCIT Entertainment Technology Teachers: Anthony Hurst, James Gregg and Darian Scalamoni for their efforts in capturing the essence of graduation in a virtual format. Ceremonies such as these are not possible without the planning and efforts of many people under the leadership of the building administrators. We are grateful for their dedication to our students and school districts.  

    Our special services commencements ended yesterday with the HS/Transition campuses. This afternoon we will have the release of the BCIT Medford and West commencements respectfully and at the end of the month, the BCIT Adult Education commencement. Though not in person, these very creative, thoughtful and heart-warming virtual ceremonies from Pre-Kindergarten to High School to Adult Education provide a memorable and permanent record of major milestones reached. Congratulations to our graduates.  For those who are interested, the links for the ceremonies will be on our District websites as well as some of the end of the year awards ceremonies, or you may visit the following links for the Senior Celebrations Pages. 

    BCIT Westampton

    BCIT Medford

    BCSSSD

    I also want to thank all of those who have given an inordinate amount of time to serve on the School Re-Opening Task Force and subcommittees. The progress made is incredible and the depth and breadth of strategic thinking, planning and solution development is none other than a piece of artwork with a network of potential options to address three major areas:  the opening of School, the opening of school and closure due to a Covid-19 Case or if at last minute, we need to remain in a virtual environment which we hope not, but must be prepared. Updates will be provided over the next few weeks based on progress made by the various committees.

    The Board approved a job description for the assistant to the business administrator which will replace a current position that is being abolished given a recent retirement. The position will be filled by Meghan Page who is the current ESU Business Manager and who will report directly to Mr. Willmott, business administrator.

     The Board also  approved our District and School HIB grades for the year. I am pleased that we have collectively passed for both districts, but that there is always room for growth and improvement.

    The Board also approved the annual submission of our Statement of Assurance for our Lead testing which is a requirement.

    As a point of information, the Districts will continue to provide meals under Covid-19 to our families during the summer until that time where we receive direction for the NJDOE.

    Dr. Nagy noted that he is pleased with the two outstanding instructors one for plumbing and the other for Fashion that the Board approved. They bring some new ideas and great connections to technology which will really enhance student connections to the industry today.

    The Board also approved a number of staff who will be working during the summer among whom are our counselors and Child Study Team. They will be quite busy given the close out of the year as well as getting ready for our newest record breaking 9th grade class.

    The Board approved the appropriations from funds received from the Covid-19 CARES ACT, Title 1 and ESEA Grants to support key positions that support student learning and engagement.

      

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