Superintendent’s Report – He recognized 2 teachers who have volunteered time beyond the contract hours. He has established the Patron Influencing Education (PIE) Award, which was presented to Triwa Lee-Chin. The Second Mile Award was presented to Lisa Finn-Bruce and Mercedes Gil.
He presented Initiative #1 – The True Middle School Concept –This concept was presented by Mr. Carmen Macchia with the support of Dr. Carlisle.
The Superintendent listed 3 goals:
1. To improve student performance on the NJAsk.
2. To improve student behavior and to create a positive school climate
3. To have Englewood students who are enrolled in private schools return to JDMS.
It seems that nearly everyone agrees that the current organization at Jan Dismus Middle School is segregated. It is also quite obvious that some in attendance like it that way. 2 parents expressed concerns that their children would be bored by Interdisciplinary changes. One parent noted that her child had just returned to the district from a private school.
Current 7th Graders
Academy Prep 24 students
Honors Prep 59 students
College Prep 119 Students