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Thursday, October 28, 1999 Our Towns Our Towns Our Towns Our Towns Our Towns Our 2nd Annual Edition Page 17


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Evergreen Avenue Scotch Plains (908) 889- 5331 Built: 1951 Most recent renovation: 1960 Two modular classrooms added: 1998 Enrollment*: 392 Principal: Dr. Beverlee Kaminetzky

The Evergreen School Media Center continues to be a focus at the school. The goal of the library/ media program is to foster a love of reading and to promote information literacy. June data revealed that the Evergreen children have read more than 20,000 books — a result of the ongoing emphasis being placed on reading.

Several initiatives also will be implemented this year, including the district’s new Language Arts program. The organization of lesson planning with the “4Mat Learning Theory” is designed to help children succeed academically and the school seeks a collaborative effort between families, students and parents. Each classroom also will be connected to the Internet.

McGinn School staff and students will be focusing on the new Harcourt Brace Reading/ Language Arts program using a district scoring device to assess reading comprehension and speaking ability. The school was scheduled to share information on the new language arts program during a family education forum in mid- October.

This year, the school also will continue to build technology resources using district and grant funds. The school is additionally expanding its concept of co- teaching in the fourth grade only, where regular education and special education students are cotaught in one classroom all day by a regular education and a special education teacher.

The theory behind this program is that the different teaching/ learning styles benefit both the teachers and students. Another goal is for every child in grades 3 through 5 to use the Writing Process to publish two writing pieces using the computer as their tool of communication.


Roosevelt and Trenton Avenues Scotch Plains (908) 233- 7950 Built: 1967 Enrollment*: 534 Principal: Mariana Cassidy

CONTINUED ON PAGE 18 * Enrollment figures as of September 16, 1999

Superintendent of Schools – Dr. Carol B. Choye, Ext. 40 or 14

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction – Dr. John Crews, Ext. 16

Administrative Assistant – Jeffrey LaPorta, Ext. 23

Director of Information Services – Donald Williams, Ext. 17

Personnel Specialist – Robert Raiford, Ext. 30

Director of Pupil Services – Eleanor Henry, (908) 889- 0100

Community School/ Continuing Ed. Coordinator – Cynthia S. Mendelson, Ext. 43

Public Information Coordinator – Kathleen L. Meyer, Ext. 42

Scotch Plains - Fanwood Public School Administration and Phone Numbers

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

– Anatole France
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Covering Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield, Union County, New Jersey (NJ)