Frenchtown School was recently voted Best Elementary School in Hunterdon County! This was an awesome honor earned by our dedicated teacher's and staff. Frenchtown is Hunterdon County's best kept secret. By providing expanded programs to small-class sizes, Frenchtown has built successful Art, Enrichment, Technology programs to support their student's growth outside of the classroom. Our 1:1 iPad initiative is another success that is propelling our Middle School students into the 21st century online learning space.
Most recently, Frenchtown School was awarded a partnership grant with Milford School from the NEA (National Education Association) Foundation Grants. The two schools will spend the coming year testing and monitoring the quality and health of the Delaware River, using testing kits and other materials made possible through the grant. Mrs. Kress and Mr. Moran, and Mr. Quinn, from Milford School, wanted to focus on an important STEM+A (Science, Technology, Environment, Math and Art) project that would have relevance to their middle school students who reside along the river.
The project officially kicked off on September 18, 2014, which was World Water Monitoring Day. A technology-infused curriculum will enable the middle school students to interact with experts and scientists from around the world in real-time. The schools will also use technology to reach out to other schools around the country and the world to interest them in taking on a water monitoring projects and share the data to make it a truly global effort.
A key advisor in this project will be Earth Echo International (http://earthecho.org/), led by Philippe Cousteau Jr., the grandson of the famous marine conservationist Jacques Cousteau. The group focuses on protecting and caring for our precious resource water.
In the Spring of 2014, Frenchtown School was picked to be featured on the program, Classroom Closeup, produced by the NJTV Network. Classroom Close-up, NJ is a half-hour television program that features innovative projects in New Jersey public schools. The 12-time Emmy® award-winning show is in its 21st season and airs on NJTV every Sunday. The show is the only half-hour program in the country devoted to featuring the positive things happening in public schools.
Below are a link to photos extracted from the video and the video itself. This is an excellent example of our students learning everyday using technology.
Frenchtown Teachers included in a video from a National Reading Conference:The Daily5 and Cafe reading models are an important part of the Reading and Language Arts in the Frenctown K-5 program. Can you identify the three Frenchtown Teachers who are included in video from a recent National Conference?
Click here to see the 4 minute video.