Thursday, November 15, 2012
District joins 539 in the nation to receive top honors for increasing AP course work and the percentage of students receiving a score of 3 or higher
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Bloomfield school district was one of 34 in New Jersey to earn a spot on College Board's third annual AP District Honor Roll, it was announced earlier this week. The district was one of 539 in the nation to receive the honor roll status by "increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams," according to the College Board website. "Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s AP program because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous AP course work," the press release read. It also noted more than 90 percent of colleges and …
Monday, August 27, 2012
District officials say new technology will be a hallmark of the school year.
There are lots of changes in store in the Bloomfield School District and improvements being made to the district in time for the new school year. From technology to field trips, to new lesson plans, school officials say it will be an exciting year for the district's students. Elementary Schools: - The iPad and Samsung Tablets will be introduced as learning tools in a new and more technological way than ever before. “We plan to move forward with various technology initiatives, including expanding our smart boards in the classroom,” said Superintendent of Schools Jason Bing, “Just to go beyond classroom walls in our schools.” - Rosetta Stone will be added to the language department this year. “It will be the first year that we move forward …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Bringing a fresh, multicultural perspective to the school district, educators from China and South Korea are visiting Bloomfield as part of their American city tour.
A cultural exchange began this week in Bloomfield, when two groups of foreign educators came to visit the township to get an up-close and personal look at the American education system. The first group to arrive was a delegation from the Chinese province of Shenzhen City on May 29. Arriving for a 10-day visit as part of their multi-city, 55-day U.S. tour, the 20 or so teachers, principals and educators said they were looking forward to finding out all they could about the way American students learn, and the way American teachers teach. “I’m looking forward to seeing as much as I can the differences between Chinese students and American students,” smiled Chinese middle school teacher Susan Zheng at an official gathering last week to …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Ten teachers are recognized for their commitment and dedication to Bloomfield schools.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
by Kristen Kubelis The Board expressed its appreciation and gratitude for outstanding teachers from each of the Bloomfield schools with the presentation of Teacher of the Year awards at its meeting Tuesday night. The following teachers received recognition for their success in the district: Kristin Kohn, Berkeley Susan Pyser, Brookdale Theresa Della Luna, Carteret Linda Vecchione, Demarest Melissa Covey, Fairview Allison Evans, Franklin Rebecca Beutel, Oak View Shannon Altieri, Watsessing John Shanagher, Bloomfield Middle School Daniel DiDomenico, Bloomfield High School Numerous members of the Board communicated their personal thanks to the teachers for their hard work. Nicholas Dotoli, Board attorney, said, “I would like to congratulate…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Petersen was a special education teacher for Bloomfield School District for 33 years and a member of the Bloomfield Education Association.
Monday, March 19, 2012
A school-by-school guide to what's happening throughout the district
The next Mug & Muffin, an informal Q & A with Bloomfield School District Superintendent Jason Bing will take place Wednesday, April 18th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Bloomfield Public Library. Coffee and muffins will be served. The next Board of Education Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 27 at Oak View School, 150 Garrabrant Avenue, at 7:00 pm. Bloomfield High School Monday, March 19 - Bloomfield District's annual Townwide Instrumental Concert featuring instrumentalists from the district’s elementary, middle school and high school bands and orchestras. Bloomfield High School auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $10. For more information, call Terry Byrne Doemling (973-699-3501) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. March 21 - Latino Parents…
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Bing offers figures supporting board's argument that vote should take place in April, not November
Tonight’s township council meeting will again address the increasingly controversial issue of whether to move school board elections to November from April. Four members of the school board spoke at last Monday’s meeting, three in opposition and one in support of moving the election. The debate continued at the BOE meeting the following night on February 14. Proponents of the initiative say a November election would save the township money and would result in greater voter turnout. The school board says the move would create a host of administrative problems and hidden costs to taxpayers. Today Patch received the following message from School Superintendent Jason Bing, who outlined some of the data he sees supporting his opposition to …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
After participating in national anti-violence program, Bloomfield high school and middle school students vow to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion
“I want to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that will make a ripple around the world.” -- Rachel Joy Scott, 16, the first victim of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999 In honor of Scott’s philosophy of kindness and compassion, Bloomfield’s middle and high school students participated in “Rachel’s Challenge” a national program designed to defuse bullying, depression and prejudice in the school environment. Developed six years ago by Scott’s friends and family, the program visits schools by invitation to spread Scott’s message in a series of assemblies, trainings and curriculum measures. Superintendent Jason Bing and Katherine Martinez, Director of Instruction and Testing for the district, arranged for the …
Monday, October 3, 2011
In his new position as Bloomfield School Superintendent, Bing discusses new ways to cope with an age-old problem
Monday, October 3, marks the first day of “Week of Respect” at all Bloomfield public schools. The weeklong bullying awareness initiative coincides with a state-mandated adoption of the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” at all NJ schools, signed into law by Governor Christie last January. But as far as School Superintendent Jason Bing is concerned, the “Week of Respect” at Bloomfield public schools is not so much a legislative mandate as an extension of his own personal philosophy towards education. “The subject of bullying was my doctorate thesis,” said Bing candidly, leaning back in his office chair on a recent September morning. He said his message to students is to learn to be “upstanders rather than bystanders” and to practice kindness…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Board Decides to Hold Onto Extra Money For Next Year.
When Gov. Chris Christie authorized giving New Jersey schools $850 million in new aid under the state’s 2012 budget, many of the state’s districts had a small window to make a decision on how to spend it. According to Superintendent Jason Bing, Bloomfield has decided to take the extra $790,429 state aid it received earlier this month and use it for tax relief in next year’s budget. School Business Administrator Michael Dederian said at Tuesday's school board meeting the notification of extra funding came too late for school officials to hold an emergency gathering last week and appropriate it for the current year. Instead, Bing and Dederian said they plan on holding onto the money and spending it next year to replace the $709,000 one-time …