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April 7, 2017

Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District Board of Education Appoints New Superintendent

WOODSTOWN – The Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District Board of Education is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Virginia Grossman as the new Superintendent effective July 1, 2017.  Her appointment was approved by the Board at a public meeting April 6 at the Mary Shoemaker School in Woodstown.

The 2017 Burlington County Superintendent of the Year, Ms. Grossman brings 25 years of education and leadership experience.  She comes to Woodstown-Pilesgrove following 5 years as Superintendent of Westampton Township Public Schools in Westampton, NJ and 2 ½ years as Superintendent of Hainesport Township Public Schools in Hainesport, NJ.  Prior to that, Ms. Grossman spent the previous 17 years as an elementary school teacher, a curriculum director and principal.  She has a proven track record of serving students, faculty, staff, parents, guardians, alumni, and the school community by sustaining a collaborative climate and school culture focused on continuous learning, advancing the Board of Education’s vision and facilitating data-driven instructional leadership.

A South Jersey native, Ms. Grossman is a 1983 graduate of Delsea Regional High School and a 1987 graduate of the University of Notre Dame where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.  She holds Master’s degrees from both Rowan University and Rider University.

Ms. Grossman’s long career in education has been highlighted by her work in fully inclusive instructional settings. She serves with the New Jersey Department of Education on the Teacher Leader Endorsement Committee. She is also the Chairperson of the NJ ASA Professional Development Committee. She has led professional development in clinical supervision, curriculum standards, curriculum mapping, formative benchmark assessments, differentiated instruction and reading and writing workshops. She works as an instructor for the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Literacy Network, training teachers, developing school leaders, and designing coursework in language arts literacy and leadership. She is a student-centered administrator who adamantly believes that all children are unique learners who benefit from a positive school environment that is filled with exploration.

The Woodstown-Pilesgrove School Board is very excited to begin collaborating with Ms. Grossman in the coming months.  Ms. Grossman was hired after an extensive search, interview and vetting process facilitated by professionals with the New Jersey School Boards Association.  She will replace the outgoing Superintendent, Mr. Tom Coleman, who announced his retirement recently which will be effective July 1.  The Board extends its congratulations to Ms. Grossman, its gratitude to Mr. Coleman and best wishes to both.

2017 PARCC LETTER
Please follow the link to view important PARCC testing information. 2017 PARCC Letter 
THINKING ABOUT SENDING YOUR CHILD TO A PRIVATE SCHOOL? … IS IT EXPENSIVE? FAR AWAY? ... THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED WOODSTOWN-PILESGROVE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS A QUALITY, AFFORDABLE, PUBLIC, LOCAL NON-RESIDENT TUITION OPTION.
ACTING EDUCATION COMMISSIONER VISITS THE WOODSTOWN-PILESGROVE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
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Click on the title above to view the 2016-2017 User Friendly School District Budget.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016-2017 TEACHERS AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR, AS WELL AS THE 2016-2017 DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Teachers of the Year:
Mrs. Kathryn Trebelhorn: Early Childhood Learning Center
Mrs. Kimberly Mullison: Shoemaker School
Mrs. Heather Vinciguerra: Middle School
Mr. Jeff Podolski: High School 
Educational Services Professional of the Year:
Mrs. Marcia Carter, Early Childhood Learning Center School Nurse
District Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Kimberly Mullison
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Click on the title above for a message from the New Jersey School Boards Association.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN THE GOVERNOR DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY?  We always receive a lot of questions on what exactly it means when the Governor declares a “State of Emergency” as he did with the last couple of weather events. Many think that means no one is allowed on the highways and all non-essential businesses must close, including schools, but that is not the case.  The Governor's declaration authorizes him to “speed State agency assistance to communities in need. It enables him to make resources immediately available to rescue, evacuate, shelter, provide essential commodities (i.e., heating fuel, food, etc.) and quell disturbances in affected localities. It may also position the State to seek federal assistance when the scope of the event exceeds the State's resources.”
 
It is the Office of Emergency Management that has the authority to declare a State of Emergency that could result in the closing of businesses, schools, etc. and restrictions on travel such as occurred with Hurricane Sandy. So when an announcement is broadcast that the Governor has declared a State of Emergency, that does not necessarily mean that schools will automatically be closed. That is a local decision unless otherwise mandated by the Office of Emergency Management. The attached document articulates the difference between the two.  Click this link for details.
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
Located in Salem County, the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District consists of four  schools: Early Childhood Learning Center (grades Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten), Mary S. Shoemaker Elementary School (grades 1 through 5), Woodstown Middle School (grades 6 through 8), and Woodstown High School (grades 9 through 12).  All four schools serve the residents of the Borough of Woodstown and Township of Pilesgrove.  In addition, the high school receives students from Alloway and Upper Pittsgrove Townships as well as a portion of Oldmans Township.
ECLC
 WILLIAM ROPER
EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER 
 
 
MSS
MARY S. SHOEMAKER SCHOOL
 
  
WMS  
WOODSTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
 
WHS  
WOODSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
 

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  • At the regular meeting held on May 26, 2016, the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional Board of Education approved the appointment of Mrs. Nannette Hathaway as the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Coordinator effective September 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.  In accordance with Board Policy #5131.1 -- Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), the following staff members are designated as the district contacts:

    Mrs. Nannette Hathaway, District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
    Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District
    135 East Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
    Telephone: 769-0144, extension 55229
    Email: hathaway.n@woodstown.org

    Mr. Joseph Ursino, High School Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Woodstown High School, 140 East Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
    Telephone: 769-0144, extension 55240
    Email: ursino.j@woodstown.org

    Mrs. Kimberly Nelson, Middle School Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Woodstown Middle School, 15 Lincoln Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
    Telephone: 769-0144, extension 77237
    Email: nelson.k@woodstown.org

    Mrs. Jennifer Hildebrand, Shoemaker School Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Mary S. Shoemaker School, 201 East Millbrooke Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
    Telephone: 769-0144, extension 66131
    Email: hildebrand.j@woodstown.org

    Mr. Grant Hildebrand, ECLC Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Woodstown-Pilesgrove Early Childhood Learning Center,
    211 East Lake Road, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098
    Telephone: 769-0144, extension 33110
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