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Stabbed By a Pencil

Posted on February 17, 2013 at 11:27am 0 Comments

Why are we allowing our students to use pencils in the classroom setting? Based on a Google search that I conducted recently, I was amazed at the number of pencil stabbing incidents that take place on a yearly basis. Don't get me wrong, pencils are great and they do wonders for a student's educational experience. Let's be real though, when is the last time you heard someone saying they should not be allowed in school?



Yet many schools are still reluctant to infuse social media,… Continue

Middle School Advisory Program

Posted on March 4, 2012 at 6:24pm 0 Comments

Recently Readington Middle School implemented a school wide advisory program that focuses on the Six Pillars of Character. Every Tuesday afternoon for approximately thirty minutes, advisors (teachers) meet with their advisees (students) to engage in activities that promote a positive school culture. Topics covered in the activities include a wide variety, such as respect, responsibility, goal setting, bullying prevention, digital citizenship, trustworthiness, caring, current events and empathy.… Continue

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 3:38pm 0 Comments

This past Tuesday a group of aspiring 8th grade students participated in Exxon Mobil's Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Exxon Mobil graciously provided volunteers to assist some of our 8th grade girls in exploring possibilities of choosing research and engineering as exciting and fulfulling career choices. Lab experiments were conducted during this event in one of our state of the art science labs. Ms. Theresa Lardieri (8th Grade Science) and Mr. Matt Hall (Supervisor of Science) led… Continue

Innovation and Design in the Middle School

Posted on February 11, 2012 at 6:49am 0 Comments

The Innovation and Design program offered to all students at Readington Middle School is engaging and relevant. Mr. Newcamp, the program’s teacher, has seen this pre-engineering offering develop from its infancy five years ago to one of the most sought after 21st Century learning curricula in the state. Each day students are exposed to technology-driven and collaborative projects that require higher level thinking in order to solve challenging tasks.



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