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Soaring To Excellence 


On behalf of the Belmar School District administration, faculty, and staff, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our students and their families as we begin the 2015-16 school year. We trust that you have all been enjoying the beautiful weather that our lovely shore area provides and are feeling refreshed and ready for another exciting year! We believe that the foundation of our students’ future successes will be found in the power of our combined efforts and the strength of our relationships.  Our challenge is to embrace the future of the 21st century and ensure that our students are properly prepared to become leaders in this dynamic new world. In order to accomplish this monumental task, we must provide a high level of personalization in every aspect of a student’s school experience, a proud recognition for individual and group accomplishments, and an unwavering commitment to the development of character and civic responsibility in our youth. 
  
Our district will continue to implement the initiatives set forth in our five-year strategic plan, including a sustainable professional development plan to ensure innovative technology integration through Google Apps For Education.  As teachers become increasingly skilled in a spectrum of instructional technology applications, students’ level of engagement and investment in their learning grows exponentially. In our K-4 grade span, we’ve instituted the best practice of “looping,” whereby students in looping classes remain with their teacher for two consecutive years, allowing for more in-depth student/teacher relationships and greater opportunities for more customized instruction.
  
We continue to evaluate the ways in which our instruction and curricular resources are aligned with the expectations and rigor of the new Common Core Standards.  Our talented staff of educators creatively seek ways to infuse inter-disciplinary and STEM aspects to provide students with a breadth of real-world experiences that stress critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life. 
  
We look forward to meeting all of our families at Back To School Night on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in our auditorium
  
Mr. David R. Hallman, Superintendent
Ms. Lisa J. Hannah, Principal / Director of Curriculum
Mrs. Kristen Hanson, Supervisor of Special Services
Mrs. Sarah Wilton, Teacher Facilitator / Supervisor of Instruction
 
Improving Student Outcomes
Join us on June 2, 2015 at 6:30 for Parent Information 
 
 
Welcome to BES!  
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"A dream becomes a goal when action is taken during its achievement."

 
 
As our school year winds down, the beautiful and rejuvenating spring weather provides wonderful inspiration for reflecting upon the ways in which we can reimagine our goals and put into place the actions needed to achieve those goals.  It is important that our students know that  regardless of the diverse challenges they may encounter in life, there is nothing that should stop them from dreaming BIG!  However, it can’t stop there... at the dream phase. We must also support our students in planning the actions that will help them achieve these dreams and goals.  Whether it’s taking a few extra minutes to read every night, practicing that foul shot, that cheerleading move, or some difficult lines in the school play, building confidence and “stick-with-it-ness” teaches children they can persevere in the face of extraordinary competition.  Learning that they can still be optimistic when everyone else has thrown in the towel, that  they can stand up no matter how many times they have been knocked down -- these are the hallmarks of true champions!
 
 
       
 
 

The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights was passed in New Jersey on January 5, 2011. As a result each school district is mandated to include provisions for appropriate responses to harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB). Each school district is mandated to appoint an Anti-Bullying Coordinator, Anti-Bullying Specialist, and a School Safety Team.

Kristen Hanson
Anti-Bullying Coordinator 
732-681-2388 x1123
1101 Main Street
Belmar, NJ 07719 
hanson@belmar.k12.nj.us 
Jennifer Cozzarelli
Anti-Bullying Specialist 
732-681-2388 x1205 
1101 Main Street
Belmar, NJ 07719 
cozzarelli@belmar.k12.nj.us 

 

Headlines & Features

2015-2016 School Budget Information

The Public Hearing on the 2015 16 School District budget will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 5th 2015 in the Belmar Elementary School Library. Click Here for more information.

 


Strategic Planning

Click Here to view the recently adopted 2012-2017 District Strategic Plan.

Click Here to view the Strategic Planning Year 1 Progress Presentation from February 6, 2013.

Click Here to view the Strategic Planning Year 2 Progress Presentation from May 2014.
 

Yearly School Calendar

Click Here for the REVISED Board of Education Approved 2014-2015 School Calendar (PDF) 


Please Click Here for a link to the Parent Resources page 

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