Dear Glen Meadow Families,
What a school year! Welcome to a well-deserved summer! Thank you, as always, for partnering with all of us at Glen Meadow as our students’ learning experiences abruptly changed this spring. I am very proud of how hard students worked remotely to complete assignments and demonstrated their knowledge in new and innovative ways. I am very grateful for the dedicated teachers at Glen Meadow and all of their efforts on behalf of all of our students!
The Caring Award
I would like to congratulate exiting 8th-grade student, Morgan Gandy, for receiving the annual 8th Grade Caring Award. This prestigious award is given to one 8th grade student per school district in Sussex County. Morgan’s teachers recommended her to be the recipient of this award because of her outstanding citizenship, leadership, and her kind spirit she consistently demonstrated to others while a student at Glen Meadow School. Morgan’s counselor, Ms. Regan, had this to say about Morgan, “Morgan is an amazing young lady who has a heart of gold. She is a person that every teacher would want in his or her classroom; not only because Morgan is an excellent student, but because she cares about all those around her and will go out of her way to make sure everyone is included in the class. Morgan always puts others first, and whenever you see her in the halls she greets you with a smile and hello. Outside of school and the classroom, Morgan is involved in the Art Club, Builders Club, Peer Tutoring and the spring plays. Morgan is vice president of the National Junior Honor Society and is a Student Ambassador. In the community Morgan has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten, is an Irish Step Dancer and she is an altar server, lector, and CCD assistant for her church”. Congratulations, Morgan, we are all very proud of you!
While our students have a long summer ahead, there is lots of time for rest, relaxation, reading (the 3 Rs of summer!), and opportunities for learning! We hope our students don’t lose the speed and momentum in the education process while home this summer. Here is a great opportunity to take a variety of courses for FREE, 53 courses, to be exact, written by undergraduates and graduates at The University of Pennsylvania (U Penn). The topics span every imaginable area, math, science, technology, history, culture, the arts, and more. Listen to some of the FREE classes that begin on July 6th: “To the Stars and Beyond”, “Around the World in Film”, “Physics: Introduction to Mechanics”, “How to Change the World: Introduction to Public Policy”…there is something for EVERYONE. Check out the site Wave Learning Festival. Sign up now for the courses that begin on July 6th. Whether you want to maintain skills, practice skills, or learn about something that has always interested you, you have to check out this site! Please open the informational flier.
Yearbook pick up will take place for 8th graders beginning on Friday, June 26, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Yearbook pick up will begin for 6th and 7th graders on Monday, June 29, from 8:30 to 12:00 pm. While you are picking up your yearbook, don’t forget to look through our assortment of lost and found clothing. 6th and 7th graders, as a reminder, your gym clothing is waiting for you. All gym clothing is located in the parent pick up area.
8th Grade Advancement
8th Grade Advancement Ceremony information will be mailed home in July and will be updated on this blog as well as sent home via School Messenger. Our Advancement Ceremony will take place on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 9:00 am, at the Macerino Stadium, at Vernon Township High School (rain date is August 4, 2020, at 9:00 am). As of this writing, 6-23-20, the maximum number of guests for an outside gathering stands at 250 persons per Governor Murphy. Updated information on gathering outside is available at https://tinyurl.com/y7ucp4g2. You will be receiving one yellow parking pass. Every 8th-grade student (and guests, if permissible) will need to arrive in one car this year at 8:30 am, as we can allow only one car per family on campus. You will also receive one “green” guest ticket.
As we move closer to the August 3rd Advancement Ceremony more details about the number of guests per 8th grader will be made available.
Enjoy the summer months, stay safe and healthy!
Rosemary Gebhardt Eric Kosek, Ed. D
Principal Assistant Principal