EHCCS #1 in the State!
Congratulations to the Egg Harbor City Community School for winning the Recycle Bowl and placing first in the State of New Jersey!
Representatives from the Atlantic County Utilities Authority visited the Egg Harbor City Community School Feb. 26 to present awards for winning the state title in the national Recycle Bowl sponsored by Nestle Corp.
ACUA Board Chairman Marvin Embry presented a certificate to Principal Jack Griffith. He also addressed the student audience comprised of student council members and life skills students to express his appreciation for their efforts.
“The entire county is proud of how you embraced recycling,” he said. “Keep up the good work because we would like to see you win again next year.”
For the victory, the school received a check for $1,000 from non-profit Keep America Beautiful which Griffith said would be used to construct a privacy fence to hide their numerous recycling containers. The school collected more than 12,000 pounds of recyclables during the contest period, which equated to an average of 48 pounds per student.
An ACUA group also visited the Spragg School which finished third in the New Jersey standings. The students in Spragg School collected more than 5,700 pounds of recycled material that equated to 19.5 pounds per student.
PARCC Testing Information - 8th Graders
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MR. GRIFFITH TO ALL 8th GRADE PARENTS & GUARDIANS:
Next year, New Jersey schools will be transitioning to a new statewide assessment as part of a group of nineteen states. The group of states, called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), has been working for the last several years to develop tests that are aligned to new content standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics that were adopted by the New Jersey State Board of Education in 2010.
As a member state, our educators are helping to develop next-generation, computer-based tests in math, reading, and writing that are of exceptional quality and will measure students’ content knowledge and key skills, such as their ability to think critically, solve problems and use information from what they read to write well-developed essays.
However, before we can administer these tests, which are replacing the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) and High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) in mathematics and language arts literacy, we have to conduct field tests this spring. This is really a “test of the test” to see how well it works and whether we need to make any adjustments before students take the actual PARCC exams in the 2014-15 school year. This is also a chance to make sure the tablets, laptops and desktop computers most students will use for the test work properly with the test.
Our school and your child were randomly selected to participate in this field test through a process designed to create a representative sample of students across the state. The field test will not yield a student score report and will in no way become part of your child’s educational record.
Thank you for all you do on behalf of your children. Please be in touch with my office if we can answer any questions you may have.
Mr. Jack Griffith