Mrs. Christine Carlson

732-528-6400 ext. 200

ccarlson@brielle.k12.nj.us


 

A Message to the Parents

  From the Superintendent's Office  

 

November 2014

Dear Brielle Parents and School Community:

Brielle Borough is a shore residential community covering 1.78 square miles in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Board of Education maintains one school in a K-8 district. Students in grades 9 through 12 attend Manasquan High School. The Brielle Board of Education offices are located at 605 Union Lane in Brielle.

Our Mission statement reads: We, the members of the Brielle School Community are dedicated to developing the unique abilities of each child; inspiring the achievement of personal excellence. We envision our pupils entering the work force as adults prepared to deal with an ever changing and challenging environment. We want to create lifelong independent learners who will be committed to utilizing their knowledge in a positive manner.

Our objective is to motivate students to achieve a high standard of excellence in their curricular and extracurricular activities. In order to realize this goal, we devised the following strategies:

*The school district’s top priority is the commitment to the improvement of teaching and learning;

*Ensuring that all teachers are provided with the necessary tools as well as the time to work collaboratively in a professional learning community in order to deliver quality instruction and to develop, administer, analyze and use quality formative and summative assessments of student learning.

*Continue to work collaborative to identify student needs and to design, revise and monitor instruction to ensure  effective delivery of the required curriculum.

*Monitor and evaluate the use of diagnostic, formative and summative assessment to provide timely and accurate feedback to students and parents and to inform instructional practices.

STATE REPORT CARD DATA

Brielle School continues to maintain very high student achievement. There continues to be high expectations in all areas of the curriculum. A review of the State Data on this Report Card reveals high-test scores and average class sizes at a financially responsible cost. Our cost per pupil is one of the lowest in Monmouth County and the second lowest of sixty-seven similar districts for the entire state. The district also remains hundreds of dollars below the average administrative costs in our geographical area.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Brielle School encourages community involvement in many areas. Educational committees are formed each year to review all curriculum and program initiatives. Surveys are often conducted as part of this process. The Brielle Board of Education has established a Strategic Plan and priorities have been established for completion of it’s goals.

The 2013-2014 year started in July with over 200 students participating in an enrichment program sponsored by the PTO with courses in art, music, and sports taught by our own Brielle teaching staff.  In addition, Brielle Recreation hosted over 125 students in a variety of sports and activities.

Student involvement in the community continued during the school year with IC Hope winning the Governor's Cup for the second year in a row.  Their dedication and hard work for the local food bank earned them a $25,000 check from YUM! Brands Lead 2 Feed Student Leadership Program to help our local food bank.  Students also participated in preparing 25 food baskets for their Thanksgiving food drive and 8th graders collected over 7,000 pounds of food.

Choral and instrumental concerts were the highlights of the music program during the year and a culmination of talents was the presentation of the Wizard of Oz.  Parents, students and community members were enthralled with the talent and enthusiasm of the students.

The district prepared and successfully completed the New Jersey Department of Education QSAC review in which curriculum, policies, finances, and facilities are inspected, reviewed and analyzed by a team of professionals from the Monmouth County and New Jersey Departments of Education.  The district fared extremely well receiving high marks in all categories.

The Superintendents of the sending districts to Manasquan High School worked on curriculum alignment and technology issues during the year.  These meetings help to ensure that students from each of the elementary districts arrive well prepared to be successful in their high school experience.

The school year ended with a very successful fundraiser sponsored by the Brielle Education Foundation in which the community not only had an enjoyable social event but also raised funds for additional technology upgrades in the school.

Every teacher and professional staff member has a webpage. You may visit our web pages at http://www.brielle.k12.nj.us

Keeping Children First,

Christine Carlson

Superintendent