A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Dear Millstone Families,

This will be my final communication to you for the 2014-15 school year and as such I wanted to include a host of information and exciting things to look forward to in the coming year.  However, before speaking about the future, let's take a brief look at the past.

Last night, our 8th grade graduates took the stage in what was a beautiful ceremony honoring their accomplishments.  All 164 students donned their blue gowns and graduation caps for this final event of their Millstone career. One tradition of graduation is to call out each child who has earned honor and/or high honor roll for each semester for all three years in the Middle School.  I am so proud to say that of those 164 students, 120 names were called last night.  This remarkable achievement sums up what a Millstone education is about.  This culminating tradition showcases the hard work of these students, not just in Middle School, but throughout their schooling.  It also shows the hard work and talent of our instructional staff and the dedication they have to your children. It was a remarkable sight and for those with young ones, knowing they have so much to look forward to.
About that looking forward to statement; here are some quick tidbits that I think you will appreciate hearing about as we plan for the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Expanded Pre-School options
  • Incredible class size in the Primary School
  • Destination Imagination Programming in 1st-5th grade
  • Future Problem Solvers 3rd-8th grade
  • An Elementary School Science Specialist
  • STEAM options for all students including 3D printing and laser cutting
  • Expanded Gifted & Talented Programming
  • Every middle school student to receive a Chrome Book - 1:1 technology
  • Middle School Electives - Student Choice in 7th and 8th grades
  • Reduced PARCC testing (one time only next year)
  • K-5 Math Program Pilot as we review possible new programs
  • and more.....

When the kids go home for the summer, the educators come out of the woodwork and chip away at planning and preparing for the next year.  This summer is loaded with curriculum writing, program development and revisions and a ton of professional development for our instructional staff. An exciting time ahead!
To close this short note out, I want to thank our families for the incredible support you give to our schools, staff and of course your children.  Our successes are built on the backbone of the most incredible families who make it their mission to raise outstanding children who care about being good, doing right and studying hard.  You make our successes possible.

So enjoy your time with your children and make sure to send them back in the same way we are giving them to you!

This is Scott Feder signing off on a most incredible and memorable 2014-2015 school year!

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1:1 CHROMEBOOK INITIATIVE FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL


The Chromebooks will provide our students additional opportunities for engagement, exploration, and collaboration!

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MTSD VISION STATEMENT

We envision a unique, inclusive learning community at the forefront of education. 

Parents, staff and students will model and promote individuality, integrity, respect, and civic and social responsibility.    

Through an engaging, innovative curriculum, we will challenge students to become independent, self-directed learners who are adaptive problem solvers inspired to impact and thrive in an evolving society.

 In realizing this vision, we will establish our community as an exemplary leader in education.

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