Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Welcome to November 2016!

November 2016 has arrived!

As the days get shorter and the nights gets colder and we close out October with Halloween costumes, parties, and candy, it is time for us to reflect on our first Marking Period.

When I think about our first two and a half months of school I see our learners working hard and putting an enormous amount of effort into assignments, projects, and homework.  Teachers are planning and assessing student progress and working to create a challenging learning environment. As we move into the 2nd Marking Period we challenge our students to improve upon strengths and enhance any weaker areas.

EHMS Athletics!
Hoppock student-athletes met with much success this Fall with the Boys Cross Country Team placing 2nd in the county and the Girls winning the 1st place trophy!  Katie Poltrack won the individual title beating her closest competitor by 150 meters.  The Boys Soccer team competed in a lot of close games and kept their positive attitude throughout the season.  The Girls team beat Tewksbury 2-1 in a defensive battle that went down to the wire.  Our Longhorns celebrated under the lights on the North Hunterdon field on October 19th (see picture below)!

Coach Bruen and her Champion Lady Longhorns!

Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Lanner are teaching unique Science classes and the Conley students are being challenged to do their best!  We all know students love science because of the inquisitive interactive nature of the subject.  Next is an excerpt from a letter regarding the program:

"Our Science teachers at Conley have great knowledge of their subject, their gentle way of teaching our children and expertise in this subject area has made it so exciting for our students.  They are constantly bringing in treasures they find that build on previous knowledge from the curriculum.  Even though hundreds of leaves and pinecones have come in to be shown to students, our teachers treat each one as though it is the first one they have ever seen.  The children are adding to their vocabulary, (Yes, our five and six years olds know what deciduous and conifer trees are!) Noticing the world around them and are becoming enthusiasts for Science.  The children's zeal for learning is unmatched by any age.  Due to this program, our students’ lives have been enriched."  

Bravo Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Lanner!

What's New?
There have been a few changes this year starting with our new website that is rolling out at midnight on November 1st.  Our district went to Schoolmessinger as a service provider and our staff  have learned to use the new system to develop a website that is a hub of communication and information for our educational community.  What will you find on our new website?  See some additional features below:

  • Integrated alert system (text, call, email) for school messages
  • Online report cards for students at Conley School
  • Google Calendar integration
  • Quick clicks to information
  • Pictures of staff and students

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