On June 4th, Merchantville School's Chief Administrator, Scott Strong, published a letter to acknowledge the senseless murder of George Floyd and express the district's unequivocal commitment to empowering students with the skills and voice to make a change and stand up for what they believe is right. MES provides an environment promoting “No Place For Hate” where people are not only tolerant, but accepting of diversity. Students and teachers stand #uKNIGHTed in making the world a better place.
Help save a life by donating at The American Red Cross blood drive at Merchantville School, 130 S. Centre Street, on Tuesday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Red Cross encourages healthy, eligible people to donate blood and reminds us there is no evidence that shows coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transmission - no cases of respiratory viruses have ever been reported through blood transfusions. Further, the Red Cross has asked potential donors to postpone their donation for 28 days following travel to China and its special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as Iran, Italy and South Korea or diagnosis of COVID-19, contact with a person who has or is suspected to have the virus. Appointments can be made through this link.
In addition to lesson plans and activities in theses stay-at-home times Merchantville School has focused on connecting to students and MES through "read out louds" on Facebook. Parents and kids can tune in throughout the week to listen as teachers and administrators share stories. Merchantville CSA, Scott Strong, read Duck for President and Harold and the Purple Crayon, Krista Travaglini shared Peanut Butter and Cupcake and Spanish Teacher, Ms. Bonilla, read Say Hola to Spanish. Remember to read while you are at home. Enjoy and stay safe. for more videos. Keep on reading while you are home. We miss all of our students.
Breakfast and lunch will be made available to resident students on a weekly basis beginning March 17th at Merchantville School. Resident students including high school students, may come pick up bag lunches and breakfasts at designated times. Students will need to give their name, grade and school in order to pick up the lunches. Students that pay for lunches will have the amount added to their account balance. Students will enter through the door by the playground, give their information, pick up the lunches and exit out the door by the teacher’s parking lot. On Tuesday, March 17th, students may pick up 4 lunches and breakfasts between 11:00 am and 1:00pm. On Monday, March 23rd, students may pick up 5 lunches and breakfasts between 11:00 am and 1:00pm.
Merchantville School will host a "New Parent Information Night" for Pre-K and Kindergarten students entering in 2020-2021 on Wednesday, March 18 6:30 in Room 105. This is a new process that takes the place of the Round-Up activities. Parents are invited to come out to learn about the registration process. Children need not attend this session. Parents of all new incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students are invited and will be given the opportunity to sign up for a screening in the Spring. The school is located at 130 South Centre Street . For additional information call 856-663-1091.
Haddon Heights Course Information Night for 8th graders attending Haddon Heights High School next year as 9th graders will take place at Merchantville School on Wednesday, January 15th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Haddon Heights Jr./Sr. High School continues to be proud of its tradition of excellent academic performance and high standards for all students. The high number of students who move on to post-secondary education and the military continues to be competitive nationally. Students and staff have access to current technology to assist teaching and learning. Students are participants in Google Classroom where they can share and interact with other students and teachers in a learning environment that opens up opportunities outside the classroom walls. Students, parents, and professional staff focus on the academic pursuits that prepare the students to enter high school as confident learners. Elective courses and our extra-curricular programs ultimately prepare each student to become a well-rounded learner, equipped to meet the challenges they will face in high school and the world. 2019-20 Program of Studies.
The second and newest edition of Merchantville School's Knight's Knews, a monthly newspaper written, edited and published by MES students, is available to view online at www.merchantvilleschool.org. This is your go to place to see hot topics, articles and ideas from our elementary school. Each issue includes "Hot Topics", interviews, event pictures and articles, artwork, sports news and much more. Check it out!
Merchantville School is "Thankful for its Diversity" and continues to celebrate student differences and distinctiveness through education and art. MES students share and learn about different cultures throughout the year and express this in artwork from the holiday season. As part of their "No Place for Hate" initiative, Merchantville School students highlight and promote the uniqueness of each student. In class, children have the opportunity to exchange information about where their ancestors came from, discuss the words they choose to represent them and participate in a Poetry Slam about diversity.
Merchantville School kicked of the 2019-2020 Renaissance school year with a GO VIRAL! assembly reminding students to make positive connections with each other. Our school is proud to remind students about the importance of treating each other with respect. GO VIRAL is a new 40 minute multi-media experience from Camfel Productions designed to challenge students to make real connections. Cell phones and social media have altered how we communicate today in some amazing ways. These fabulous tools are incredibly useful for navigating through life today. However, too many students are abusing these tools as well. Social media is filled misleading information or students posting images seeking affirmation via hearts, likes and smiles. Some even use social media as a way to bully and criticize others to build themselves up. GO VIRAL motivates students to act responsibly within the social media world. They'll be challenged to post more real and encouraging comments. They'll be inspired to seek out face to face encounters and GO VIRAL with kind words and a smile. GO VIRAL will help students gain a new sense of their own innate worth, they'll grow to appreciate the diversity of race, language, and culture that make up the community in which they live.