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  • Dr. Patrick Tierney
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    Mrs. Jeanne Howe
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    Ms. Dora Zeno
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    Mrs. Margaret Widgren
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    31 Rt 181
    Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
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Superintendent's Message

  • Makerspaces

    Posted by Patrick Tierney at 9/26/2017 9:00:00 AM

    Hello Jefferson,

    We need your help!

    The Jefferson Township Public Schools is in the process of creating “Makerspaces” for our students.  This endeavor will encourage our students to be innovative, creative and collaborative. For those of you who don’t know what a Makerspace is - Well, it’s a collaborative work space inside a school where our students can focus on science, technology, and math (STEM) to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. These spaces are helping the kids develop the  21st century skills. They provide a hands-on approach to learning, help with critical thinking skills and will even boost self-confidence. Makerspaces will also foster entrepreneurship and are being utilized as foundation of business startups.

    Click here to see how a New Jersey High School is implemeting one - New Milford HS

    You can help us by donating materials that you may otherwise throw away. Your support is essential to our efforts to create this experience for our students.

    We would love it if you could donate the following items to help us achieve our mission:

    • Straws
    • Legos
    • Wood
    • Old Remote Control Cars/Planes
    • Fans
    • Wind Up Toys
    • Remote Controls
    • Money

    If you're not sure if we can use it, feel free to call and ask us. If you have any questions about the project, again, give us a call. We thank you in advance for your contribution.  

    Feel free to drop off donations at the Board Office.

    Thank you again,

    Sincerely,

    Chris Hiben, Danny Papa, and Kelly Villa

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Welcome!

  • Jefferson Jefferson Township New Jersey

    Jefferson is the northernmost township in Morris County formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 11, 1804, from portions of Pequannock Township and Roxbury Township. The township was named after Thomas Jefferson, the President of the United States at the time the township was created.

    The township has two large divisions, Milton and Lake Hopatcong. Each half has its own first-aid squad, fire department substation and set of elementary schools. Both sections of the township share a high school and middle school.

    Jefferson Township has many natural and recreational facilities to offer including Lake Hopatcong (the largest lake in New Jersey), Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, and Camp Jefferson to name a few. Jefferson Township also offers many community activities including sports, scouts, library programs, concerts, picnics, as well as its yearly Jefferson Days celebration.

    Our Schools

    The Jefferson Township Public School District is committed to providing a quality education to all of our students, from kindergarten through grade 12. With approximately 3,000 students district wide, our seven schools promote the highest standards of academic excellence, as well as the highest social and ethical expectations within our learning community. Our district’s comprehensive K-12 curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they will require to be life-long learners, productive workers, and responsible and contributing citizens. At the Jefferson Township High School, our co-curricular programs offer a complete range of inter-scholastic athletics. We are consistently recognized by the NJSIAA for our sportsmanship.  Students compete in the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference as well as Morris County tournaments in athletics.

    Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) exist in every school.  Within the PLCs, teachers work together to improve instructional practices.  The district continues to focus on tools for student assessment.  These assessments enable teachers and students to identify strengths and areas needing additional work. Unit and semester assessments are designed to prepare students for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) administration.

    The district has incorporated the Common Core Standards (CCS) in all curricular areas and professional development to assist our teachers is on-going.

    Our Mission

    All students are held to the highest standards for academic, social and ethical behavior. They are motivated to learn, self-assured, and confident individuals. Students are prepared to apply their skills and knowledge as productive citizens in an ever-changing world. 

    Members of the educational community are facilitators of learning who work cooperatively and support students. The educator differentiates instruction while encouraging inquiry-based learning, critical thinking skills, and community based activities.  Instruction focuses on practical and technological problem solving applications. 

    A diverse curriculum provides opportunities which promote student learning. The curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary connections and a global perspective.  Student assessments provide continuous feedback on achievement of benchmarks which align with learning outcomes, state, and national standards.

    It is the expectation of this school district that all pupils achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels.

    Belief Statements

    • We believe that Jefferson Township students should develop a sense of responsibility emphasizing interpersonal relationships, good citizenship, cultural and global awareness.
    • We believe that Jefferson Township students learn best in a safe and secure environment which encourages them to accept challenges and become creative problem solvers.
    • We believe that Jefferson Township students should be able to communicate appropriately and effectively with others in a diverse population.
    • We believe that Jefferson Township students should be prepared to apply acquired skills and knowledge in an ever-changing society.
    • We believe that Jefferson Township students should reach the highest academic, social, and ethical standards.
    • We believe that Jefferson Township students should make positive contributions to the community.
    • We believe that Jefferson Township students should become life-long learners.

     

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