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Congrats to our MUN Award Winners
Edgemont Tech Dept.

The following students earned conference awards at the Brewster Model UN conference.

Best Delegates: Matt Herena and Allison Hallowell 

Honorable Mention: Aashna Shah, Andrew Perlman, Ariella Zagorsky, and Jack Tomkiewicz 

 

The following students earned conference awards at Rutgers Model UN conference. 

Most Improved: Allison Hallowell 

 

Security Update -2018
Edgemont Tech Dept.

Our two new security monitors welcome students each morning as they arrive to the jr. high/high school campus. Read about the latest safety measures being implemented at all three schools below.

 

 

Dear Families,

 

The safety and security of our students is our primary concern. After collaborating with law enforcement and other experts in the field, and listening to our parents/guardians and faculty/staff, we have added some additional security features at all three schools in addition to all of our safety practices already in place.

 

At Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School, Summit Security has provided us with two full-time personnel whom we refer to as security monitors. One monitor is stationed in the main office building, and the other moves throughout the campus.  Every building on the EHS campus now requires key card entry, with the exception of the main office building, which will be fully operational when the construction is completed. Drop-off and pick-up traffic continues to be supervised by teacher aides and custodians. In addition, we have exterior security cameras.

 

At Greenville and Seely Place Schools, vestibules will soon be constructed to create a more secure entry space. Quick item drop-off will be facilitated without entry into the main buildings and parents of course are welcome when scheduled for individual or class-wide events/meetings.  Additionally, as many of you are already aware, we have added supervision in the parking lots for drop-off and pick-up.

 

We ask for your cooperation and support in making these safety measures as effective as possible.  While we of course welcome parents in our schools, the security of our students requires our vigilance and your partnership.

 

  1. Always make the main office of every school your first stop.  Obtain a visitor’s pass, should you need one, and display it clearly throughout your stay.  

  2. Drive slowly and carefully in all parking lots and surrounding streets.  Respect the directions of our parking lot supervisors. Adhere to all traffic signs.  Be courteous and patient.

  3. Follow the proper procedures for taking your child out of school during the day.  Those procedures are reviewed here.


 

The safety and security of our students is of the utmost importance to all of us.  We thank you for your continued partnership.

 

Sincerely,

 

Victoria Kniewel

 

 

Digital Health Education
Edgemont Tech Dept.

Please join us as the PTA/PTSA present parent workshops with Janell Burley Hofmann, author of iRules on November 7th and 8th. For more information on these workshops, click here for more info.

 

 

Dear Edgemont Families,

 

No matter the age of our children today, we, as parents, all have questions about the role technology plays (and will continue to play) in our kids’ lives.  As part of the district's strategic goal focused on social-emotional learning, I’m excited to announce that this year, we will be working with digital health educator and author, Janell Burley Hofmann.  A leader in the field of educating and parenting in the digital age and author of iRules, Janell offers thoughtful insights and specific strategies for navigating the unique challenges children face today.  

 

Thanks to generous sponsorship by our PTA/PTSA, Janell will be in our district working with staff, students and parents from November 6th-8th.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to work with her, and become part of our conversation about social and emotional health in today’s school culture.

 

On November 6th, our district has a Superintendent's Conference Day scheduled (no school for students), and  Janell will be working extensively with the entire staff throughout that day. In the days and evenings that follow, she will be working with students and parents, and I hope you’ll participate.

 

There are two opportunities to attend parent workshops with Janell.  If you are interested in attending either one, please sign up by clicking the workshop link below:

 

Sign up for Workshop 1:   Wednesday, November 7th from 6-7:30pm in the EHS LGI (ground fl. of library)

Sign up for Workshops 2: Thursday, November 8th from 12-1pm  - EHS Library

 

In anticipation of these Edgemont parent workshops, Janell is very interested in how she can best address our community’s specific concerns. Please take a couple of minutes to fill out this brief survey, and submit your responses by Friday, October 19th.  Your thoughtful responses to this survey will help ensure that Janell’s workshops target the needs of Edgemont’s students and parents.

 

With phones in their pockets and Chromebooks in their backpacks, our children are growing up in exciting and challenging times. I hope you’ll join us in working with Janell!

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

Paul Garofano

Director of Technology

 

New Faces In The District
Edgemont Tech Dept.

Nine new staff members have joined the Edgemont School District this year, and they are all excited to be here.  Meet our new staff:

 

 

 

Senior Street Painting
Edgemont Tech Dept.

The Class of 2019 kicked off their senior year with the decades-old tradition of painting the student parking lot several days before school began. Based on this activity, this group is fully enjoying their final year of high school!   Check out some pics..