School Climate

Dunfee Dragon’s R.O.A.R. – Barnegat Township (Ocean County)

February 12, 2016

At Lillian M. Dunfee School in Barnegat, one can hear the ROAR of positive behavior. Positive behavior, appropriate expectations for students, and school connectedness are developed through a program called ROAR, which was honored with one of three Best Practices Awards at the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) Conference in 2014. The … Continued

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CORRECT – Oxford Township (Warren County)

The Oxford school district website states it up front: Oxford Central School Students Are C.O.R.R.E.C.T. In fact, “CORRECT” is the name of the district’s home-grown character education program, which strives to instill in children the positive character traits that spell out the program title: Courage, Optimism, Respect, Responsibility, Empathy,Citizenship and Trustworthiness. The program, which serves … Continued

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A Food Service Vision for the Future – Union City (Hudson County)

Food stations serving up whole wheat pasta, salads and make-your-own-sandwich. Focus groups that weigh in on dining options and culinary choices. An online menu, easily accessible through a click on a website. They might sound like features found in a restaurant. Instead, they are offered by the Union City School District through a multi-faceted nutrition … Continued

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Project Pride – Harrington Park (Bergen County)

For the past nine years, the Harrington Park School District has worked toward a goal of developing the leaders of tomorrow, through a deliberate and strategic program to place students in opportunities where service leadership is infused into their daily lives. One effort is Project Pride. Through Project Pride, students use what they learn in … Continued

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Peer Mentoring Program – Manchester Township (Ocean County)

For struggling school students at Manchester Township High School, help and support come from a nearby source: Namely, other students. Students entering ninth grade who failed multiple academic classes in eighth grade, as well as rising sophomores who failed two or more classes during their freshman year, are identified as being at-risk of not earning … Continued

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