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A National Blue Ribbon Award School 2015

  • Virtual Learning Lab Launched!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 2/5/2017

    Please permit me to start by repeating some important “thank you” recognitions.  First, I extend my genuine appreciation to our Board of Education, SLED, and the PTA for their respective financial contributions to purchase our new virtual learning lab and additional technology supports.  I also appreciate three of our outstanding teachers, Mr. DeStefano, Mrs. Krebs, and Mrs. Pearce who are diligently working to integrate this amazing technology tool into our curricula and into the hands of our students and staff.

    After some initial integrations, we were excited for our students to take their first two virtual field trips this week.  Our students observed a spinal surgical procedure and were able to interactively discuss the surgery with the surgical team and other students who attended.  We also had students visit the facilities of this weekend’s Super Bowl.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, District Band, “Draw Your Own Destiny” assembly.  On Tuesday, Kindergarten Open House.  On Thursday, NAEP testing in grade 4, Tournament of Champions Geography Bee in Spring Lake Heights.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Teacher Leadership!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 1/22/2017

    On Monday, January 16, while being a day off for students in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, our staff participated in a day of rewarding professional development with all of our sending school districts at Belmar Elementary School.  I am very proud that three of our teachers demonstrated countywide leadership by presenting workshops for all of their colleagues.

    Mrs. Marcus Feld presented a workshop of best practices in social studies for all sending school districts social studies teachers.  Mr. DeStefano and Mrs. Pearce presented a workshop in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) integration into the curriculum for a variety of sending school districts teachers.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, Board of Education meeting in the library at 6:30 PM.  On Tuesday, Rescheduled Manasquan High School visit with grade 8 students, NJHS trip to IPlay America in Freehold, NJ.  On Wednesday, Boys basketball home vs. Bradley Beach at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Bradley Beach at 3:30 PM.  On Thursday, Annual Spelling Bee.  On Friday, Rescheduled MUSST Program trip to Sea Girt Lanes.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Week of January 16, 2017

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 1/15/2017

    Congratulations to our students and their advisor, Matthew Tonzola, who participated in the annual Future Cities event at Rutgers University this weekend.

    Please be reminded that there is no school for students on Monday, January 16, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, Staff professional development day at Belmar Elementary School for all sending school districts.  On Tuesday, Boys basketball home vs. Antrim at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Antrim at 3:30 PM.  On Wednesday, tentative SLED meeting at 7:00 PM in the library.  On Friday, Boys basketball home vs. Bay Head at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Bay Head at 3:30 PM.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Achievements!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 1/7/2017

    Happy New Year!

    Congratulations to our middle school science teacher, Anthony DeStefano, selected as Spring Lake’s Teacher of the year and our paraprofessional, Margaret Ping, selected as Spring Lake’s Educational Professional of the Year.

    We are very proud and excited to provide 90 new Chromebooks to our middle school students upon their return from the holiday break.  I want to extend my appreciation to our Technology Coordinator, Christopher Soto, for his dedicated efforts over the holiday break to make this technology advancement a reality for our students.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, PTA meeting at 8:40 AM, Boys basketball home vs. Avon at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Avon at 3:30 PM.  On Tuesday, Manasquan High School visiting our grade 8 students.  On Wednesday, Geography Bee, Boys basketball home vs. Sea Girt at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Sea Girt at 3:30 PM, SLED meeting at 7:00 PM in the library.  On Friday, MUSST Program caroling around the building, Boys basketball home vs. Belmar at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Belmar at 3:30 PM.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 12/23/2016

    In the spirit of the season, please permit me to update my Superintendent’s Blog with some great news.

    Our National Junior Honor Society students and their faculty advisor, Mrs. Dettlinger, raised and delivered to the food bank $644 and 1,079 lbs. of food to provide for 2,871 meals to those in need.

    As a proud member of the Spring Lake-Brielle Rotary Club, I pleased to report that our Rotary Club donated personal dictionaries to each of our grade 3 students in Mrs. Abbot’s classroom.  This is an example of a Rotary local charitable endeavor in addition to our global goals of eradicating polio and providing health clean water to parts of the globe where it is needed.

    I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season followed by a healthy and prosperous New Year.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

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  • Strategic Plan and Health Updates!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 12/4/2016

    We will be seeking Board of Education approval of our newly developed Strategic Plan at our upcoming BOE public meeting on December 19.  Please look for a draft of the new Strategic Plan to be posted on our website for review about a week before the meeting.

    We remind parents, guardians, and students that we are a nut aware school district and we employ direct and specific strategies in every effort to ensure the safety of our students that have nut allergies.  While you will be receiving more specific information throughout the school year from our School Nurse, Mrs. Hanlon, one thing we can all continue to do is attempt to avoid all foods with peanut products.  Thank you for cooperation on this important health initiative.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, Start of Book Fair Week, Boys basketball away vs. Avon at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball home vs. Avon at 3:30 PM.  On Wednesday, Boys basketball away vs. Sea Girt at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball home vs. Sea Girt at 3:30 PM, Book Fair Family Fun Night at 6:30 PM.  On Thursday, Holiday Concert at 7:00 PM, On Friday, MUSST Program caroling around the building, Boys basketball home vs. Belmar at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Belmar at 3:30 PM.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, and your feedback is always welcome.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

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  • Upcoming Recognitions!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 11/21/2016

    Please be informed that we are tentatively planning to seek Board of Education approval of our newly developed Strategic Plan at our upcoming BOE public meeting on November 28.  On the same evening, we also look forward to formally recognizing our boys and girls soccer teams, as well as their coaches, for their marvelous fall seasons.

    We welcome Mr. Kory Indahl as our long term substitute Spanish teacher.

    This week at Mountz:  On Tuesday, Safety/Security/Climate Committee meeting in the conference room at 3:00 PM, Strategic Plan meeting in the library at 6:00 PM.  On Wednesday, Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program in the all purpose room at 9:15 AM, early dismissal at 12:40 PM.  Thursday and Friday, school closed.  Happy Thanksgiving!

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, and your feedback is always welcome.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

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  • Exciting Soccer Season!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 11/5/2016

    It has been an outstanding fall athletic season for both of our soccer teams.  Our girls soccer team won the division championship.  Our boys soccer team, after winning the division championship, went on to become the league champions with a 4-1 win in the league championship game against Brielle.  Congratulations to our student athletes and our coaches, Mrs. Marcus Feld, Mrs. Pearce, and Mrs. Brendle for an exciting season of soccer.

    We welcome back Mrs. McGowan to grade 1 and we thank Ms. Vora for substituting for Mrs. McGowan during her absence.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday through Wednesday, Half days for students and parent conferences in the afternoons and evening.  On Tuesday, SLED meeting in the library at 6:30 PM.  On Thursday and Friday, School is closed for NJAE Conference.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, and your feedback is always welcome.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

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  • Your Input is Requested!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 10/23/2016

    I appreciate everyone who attended our community forum to provide input on our new school sign.  For those who could not attend, I want to provide an additional opportunity for input.  Please take a minute to provide your input by completing a brief user-friendly survey at:

    https://goo.gl/forms/Mim3EqVra70CdVzk1

    It is important to understand that, while I am seeking your input on multiple design options, we will be following the Spring Lake Borough Code 225-25 for Signs and Awnings observing all restrictions and prohibitions.

    Thank you in advance for your input that will help me to develop a responsible recommendation to the Board of Education, that will be embrace and respect all stakeholders, and will also enhance the beauty of our school and community.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, Boys soccer away vs. Bradley Beach at 3:30 PM, Girls soccer home vs. Bradley Beach at 3:30 PM, Board of Education meeting in the library at 6:30 PM.  On Thursday, Halloween safety program for grades PreK to 2.  On Saturday, SLED Fall Event.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, and your feedback is always welcome.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

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  • Follow us on Twitter!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 10/16/2016

    We are pleased to add social media to our communication resources to provide additional opportunities to access important information about our school district.  This week, we assembled and launched our Twitter pilot team and we invite you to start following us:

    • Superintendent, Dr. Boccuti - @HWMountz_Boccut
    • Technology Coordinator, Mr. Soto - @HWMountz_Soto
    • Grade 5 Teacher, Ms. Bellafonte - @HWMountz_Bella
    • Librarian, Mrs. Krebs - @HWMountz_Krebs
    • Technology Teacher, Mrs. Pearce - @HWMountz_Pearce

    You will find a link to follow me on Twitter on the upper right hand corner of the main page on our website where you may also access the Superintendent’s Blog.  You may also follow us through www.twitter.com .  Other staff members will be joining us in the near future.

    As this is a new initiative, you will find that we have set our Twitter addresses on the private setting so we will need to provide permission for you to follow us.  Therefore, if your Twitter address does not clearly identify who you are, please send us notification in advance that you will be requesting to follow us.

    Follow us on Twitter and look for our initial hashtags:  #TeamMountz, #HWM2015BlueRibbon, and #HWMTechnology .

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, School Violence Awareness Week - Peace themed activities every day.  On Tuesday, Girls soccer away vs. Bay Head at 3:30 PM.  On Wednesday, Boys soccer home vs. Deal at 3:30 PM, Girls soccer away vs. Deal at 3:30 PM, Input meeting on the new school sign in the All Purpose Room at 7:00 PM.  On Thursday, Virtual Learning Lab Ribbon Cutting Celebration - More information to follow.  On Friday, Girls soccer home vs. Deal at 3:30 PM.  On Saturday, PTA Kitchen Tour.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, and your feedback is always welcome.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

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