New Teacher Orientation - August 22-24, 2017
The Glen Rock School District looks forward to warmly welcoming our new teachers during the annual New Teacher Orientation Program scheduled for August 22, 23 and 24, 2017. The schedule and details for the program, along with The Glen Rock School District Mentoring Handbook 2017-18, can be found in the below Useful Information and Documents section of this website in the Mentoring and New Teacher Resources file folder.
Summer Hours for the Office of Curriculum and Instruction
The Office of Curriculum and Instruction will be in full operation between 9 AM-4 PM Monday through Thursday and 9AM-3PM on Friday during the summer as teachers participate in curriculum writing workshops and new faculty orientation in preparation for the new school year. We wish the Glen Rock Community a happy and safe summer!
Congratulations Glen Rock Teachers of the Year
We are pleased to announce this year's Teachers of the Year. The following teachers were selected by a school committee based on their effective instructional practices and commitment to their students:
Byrd School - Mrs. Jennifer Burke
Central School - Mrs. Effie Kolovos-Lebet
Coleman School - Mrs. Jennifer Lawson
Hamilton School - Ms. Kimberly McCloskey
Glen Rock Middle School - Ms. Susan Wechtler
Glen Rock High School - Mrs. Monica Weisberg
Congratulations to our Glen Rock Teachers of the Year!
College and Career Readiness- 2.0
A presentation on the results of the pilots for a district learning management system (LMS) and laptops to support the 1-1 initiative at the high school can be found and viewed in the 'Presentations on Curriculum Initiative' file in the below Useful Information and Documents Section. The Schoology LMS and HP Elitebook 820 i5 were recommended by faculty and administration through a committee process.
Information from Literacy Workshop for Elementary Parents
The Parent Literacy Curriculum Presentation, which was conducted by Dr. Gravity Goldberg and held on February 1st., can be viewed by scrolling down to the Useful Information and Documents File and opening up the file on Parent Workshops.
Information from Math Workshop on January 24th
Parents can access the presentation about our elementary math program and materials for playing math games with your children by clicking on this link https://goo.gl/mZJGMC.
These games are the simple and perfect way to practice math skills in a fun way as a family (especially on a snowy day) !
November 9, 2016 - In-service Day
The schedule of professional development workshops for November 9th can be found in the below Useful Information and Documents file.
K-5 Everyday Math Family Login Instructions
Welcome back to school !!
Our teachers encourage families of elementary students to explore and use the digital Everyday Math Student Learning Center. This is a digital resource for students which include interactive lesson activities to access assignments on-line, play virtual math games, collaborate with classmates on math learning activities, access the Student Reference Book (grades 3-6) and Home Links, and view family letters. In the below useful information section, please find the EDM4 file to access the Quick Start Guide for login instructions. Please contact your child's teacher for specific passwords and access codes.
The Arts Throughout the Schools
The schools throughout the district have been conducting magical concerts with opportunities for gifted vocalists and musicians to perform solo pieces. Additionally, our fine arts programs have been beautifying the school hallways with artwork by our talented students. Please scroll down this page and you will be treated to a slide show of magnificent student artwork displayed during the art shows.
NJDOE Website for Parents on PARCC
The NJDOE has created a website designed to help parents and guardians to better understand the PARCC. The website, Be A Learning Hero, provides video clips on how parents can interpret Individual Student Report (ISR) for their child. ISRs are expected to be released within the next several weeks. The website also provides resources for parents to support their child's learning and academic performance. The website can be found at: www.bealearninghero.org
The NJDOE also launched another new website to help parents understand the results of their child's PARCC results. That website is www.understandthescore.org
K-7Curriculum Expectations Brochures for 2017-18
During the summer, a team of middle school teachers developed a grade 7 curriculum expectations brochure. A team of teachers updated the previously developed grades K-6 brochures. The brochures reflect the essential skills students will learn by the end of the school year based on the district curriculum and grade level benchmarks. The brochures can be found in the below Useful Information and Documents section of this website in a file entitled Curriculum Expectations Brochures.
Curriculum Mapping Plan for 2017-18
The curriculum mapping plan for the upcoming year has been completed recently by the district Curriculum Mapping Committee. The new plan can be viewed in the below Useful Information and Documents Section.
Professional Development Plan 2017-18
Professional development and mentoring plans can be found in the below USEFUL INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS
section of this website. Additionally, a current edition of the Mentoring Handbook for new teachers and their mentors can be found in this section.
Videos and Podcasts
In The News
Useful Information and Documents
Annually, the district Curriculum Mapping Committee meets and develops a plan for the upcoming year to advance the district's curriculum mapping initiative.
Annually, all teachers and administrators are to review this presentation for updated information on requirements and policies.
Updates on various 5 Year Program Review Initiatives are available by viewing the attached PowerPoint presentations.