Richmond Elementary School preschool scholars have been sharing friendship, learning and a love of stories with fourth graders from Mrs. LeFrancois' class this year. Recently they shared their journey with their school community through a performance. Click here to view the video.
Dear MMMUSD/CESU School Community,
I want to share my excitement and enthusiasm as we start a new school year. Embarking on a new year is an opportunity to reflect on past experiences, set new goals and begin a fresh path to success. In preparation for the 2016-17 school year, teachers, administrators and education support staff have been working over the summer months on key curriculum and instructional initiatives. Through academic coursework, collaboration and analysis we are creating a culture that will allow our school system to provide students with education programs that match their interests and learning profiles. Our professional development, strategic priorities, investments and supervision and evaluation system are designed to optimize precious resources and support educators in providing students with rich, diverse, meaningful and engaging learning opportunities.
Please visit our new district website and upgraded school-based websites to garner news and updates, view learning in action and receive educational programming information. Additionally, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or principal if you have questions about a school program or want to give feedback. Your engagement and input is vital as we strive to provide your child with an effective, relevant and rewarding preK-12 education.
As we enter this new school year, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to students, parents and guardians, school volunteers, teachers, education support staff, school board directors and community members. Your support, commitment and values are what make our school system special and the impetus for continuous growth and systematic advancement.
Best wishes in the 2016-17 school year,
John R. Alberghini, Superintendent
Here's a very full MMMUSD-CESU Roundup that includes a look at the MMU Day of Service 2017, activities at Smilie Memorial School, a big victory by the MMU boy's lax team, our Golden Apple awards...and if you look carefully, Underhill Central had a special visitor! Click here to enjoy.
MMMUSD-CESU held its 16th annual Colloquium at Jericho Cafe and Tavern on Monday May 15. The Colloquium is an event that brings together all our beginning teachers, their mentors, and administrators in order to celebrate the professional growth of our beginning teachers. This year we honored 18 PK - High School beginning teachers from across the district with amazing food prepared by (MMU grad) chef Evan Levy, who came in on his day off for his alma mater!
Each beginning teacher prepares a short presentation of their growth based on evidence collected with their mentor and centered in Danielson's Framework for Teaching.
On Monday, May 15th MMMUSD-CESU administrators, educators, school board and community members gathered to share appreciation for individuals in our learning community that give above and beyond to support our learners. Those honored include:
MMU - Amy Grover and Donna Wyatt
CHMS - Chichi Barrett and Elizabeth Bernstein
UCS - Heather Lebeis
BPMS - Brian Hayes and Eliot Lothrop
SMS - Anne Clegg
BRMS - Amy Davis
RES - Sherri Gouse
Also recognized was Dave Clark, who has dedicated many years of service to the district and school learning communities as a board member and advocate for learning.
In February we visited MMU to check in on student hydroponics projects and this week we had the chance to go back and see how those projects are doing now. The transformation was incredible, as was the learning. Click here to view the most recent video.