📆 MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 🗓️ Thursday, May 23rd, and Friday, May 24th, are a one-session days. Students will have an early dismissal. Please follow your school's schedule. https://www.somervilleschools.org/ VDV 6th grade 7th/8th grade SHS
about 14 hours ago, Somerville Public Schools
one session day
Somerset County held the Historic Preservation and History Awards. The purpose of the awards program is to increase public awareness of history & historic preservation, promote excellence in historic preservation, and recognize worthy individuals, organizations, or projects. 5th-grade teacher at VDV, Davie-Lyn Jones-Evans, received the Publication award for At Home with History. "At Home with History" focuses on the history of Somerville's African American community. Mrs. Jones-Evans' body of published work brings the story of Somerville's historic black community to life for both her 5th-grade students at Somerville's Van Derveer Elementary School and wider audiences through her online publications. Mrs. Jones-Evans' work is accessible and free to the public online at Medium.com. Congratulations to Mrs. Jones-Evans! @vdvschoolnj . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools #somervilleteachers
4 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
VDV Davie Lyn jones!
VDV Davie Lyn jones!
VDV Davie Lyn jones!
💡Staff Feature of the Week! 💡Each week, we'll feature one of our staff members at The Ville that contributes to students' academic success and helps shape their path here at Somerville! This week is Van Derveer School's Katelyn Glennon! Katelyn Glennon has been teaching at VDV for 2 years but has been teaching for 14 years. She works as a teacher in the MD Classroom for Grades 3-5, also fondly known as “The Brew Crew”. In this setting, they focus on academic readiness and independence, developing appropriate social skills, acquiring necessary skills/tools to gain more independence with daily tasks, and job readiness skills. This lends itself to practicing social skills with their peers and staff members, promoting independence when completing tasks with minimal reminders, and helping them understand the importance of being safe and responsible. Every Friday, the students open The Brew Crew Coffee Stand and sell the staff coffee, tea, seltzer, bagels, and snacks. Mrs. Glennon also provides the students with opportunities to apply skills outside of the classroom through field trips. The students have attended a Somerset Patriots Baseball Game, took a tour at Starbucks in Somerville, applied their etiquette skills during their Mother’s Day lunch at Cafe Picasso, went to a SHS Baseball game to support the team and throw out the first pitch, went to ACE Hardware in Somerville to purchase necessary items they needed for their Science Fair projects, and even learned how to make pizza at Calabria Mia. Mrs. Glennon is part of Sunfish but devotes much of her time to improving the Coffee Cart Program and developing the MD program for her students. Mrs. Glennon believes that it truly “Takes a Village.” The support from the Staff, Administration, and, most importantly, her IAs has helped make this program successful. Ultimately, she hopes that through her efforts, people will begin to see these students for their capabilities rather than their disabilities. Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools #SomervilleStaffFeature
5 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
K Glennon at VDV!
K Glennon at VDV!
K Glennon at VDV!
🐾🏫 Somerville PBA's paw-some K9 Marco visited Van Derveer with Officer Nikki! He brought a whole lot of tail wags and joy too; putting smiles on faces of students and staff alike! 🌟 #allin4theville #SomervillePBA #PawsitiveImpact 🐶💖🍎
5 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
marco and officer nikki!
marco and officer nikki!
🌟 Join The Ville!🌟 We're seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to fill multiple positions at Somerville Public Schools! Whether you're a teacher, administrator, or support staff, there’s a spot here for you! 🏫🍎 👩‍🏫 We’re Looking For: - Teachers (SHS, SMS & VDV) - Counselors - Cafeteria Aides - Coaches 👉 Swipe to see all available positions! ✍️ Visit our website (link in bio) or use the QR code to start your application! . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools
7 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
shs openings!
sms openings!
vdv openings!
💡Staff Feature of the Week! 💡Each week, we'll feature our staff members at The Ville who contribute to student's academic success and help shape their path here at Somerville! This week, it's Mr. Nicolas Noa from Somerville High School! Mr. Nicolas Noa is living his dream as the Director of Choirs at Somerville High School, a district he hopes to call home for years to come. In his fourth year of teaching - second at the Ville - he is proud to say he directs seven different ensembles. During the day, he teaches Concert Choir, Chorale, and A Cappella Choir. He also has conducts the Men's Choir and Chamber Choir, and two sets of quartets which sing around the school during the holidays and Valentine's Day. He is the co-advisor of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and Spectrum Alliance and teaches vocals for the musical. As a music teacher, the school year overflows with opportunities for students. Each December, Mr. Noa hosts The Somerville Caroling Festival, which brings eight local high schools together for an evening of holiday songs. In March, 200 students from SMS, BCMS, and VDV joined the high school students on stage for Showcase of the Arts. Students participate in the NJ HS Choral Festival at the end of May, a fun-filled day at Rutgers University where they perform and workshop music. The music department just returned from Norfolk, Virginia, where all Somerville groups earned a gold rating and were crowned "Grand Champions" of the festival. In the last two years, 30 students earned their spot in the Region II Mixed Chorus and All-State Chorus, the top two groups in the state for high school singers, one of which Mr. Noa manages. This summer, he will begin earning his master's degree at Florida State University. He is excited to continue planting roots here in Somerville and watching his students grow. His favorite aspect of the choir is the community that arises when passionate students come together, support each other, and realize they can do anything they set their minds to do. He'd like to leave with this quote that symbolizes community and teamwork, our SHS Choir Motto: "There's no 'i' in ChorUS!" . . #allin4theville
12 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
Mr. Nick Noa!
Mr. Nick Noa!
🌟 Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week in Somerville! 🍎 Join us in honoring the extraordinary teachers who bring magic to our classrooms. This week, they've rocked Spirit Week with throwbacks to iconic eras 🕺💃, shared joy with daily read-alouds 📖, and enjoyed delicious meals from our local eateries 🍝. Their energy and enthusiasm make every school day a little brighter! A special thanks to the Somerville PTOs for their fantastic support. 👏 Here's to our inspiring educators who make a difference every day! . . #allin4theville #TeacherAppreciationWeek
11 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
Teacher appreciation week at the ville!
Teacher appreciation week at the ville!
Teacher appreciation week at the ville!
Teacher appreciation week at the ville!
staff appreciation flyer
adults dressed up to go to the beach
🎉🩺 Celebrating our incredible nurses across the district this Nurse Appreciation Day! A heartfelt shoutout to Miss Allison Cornyn at SHS, Mrs. Maureen Duffy at SMS, Miss Jen Shaw, and Miss Cynthia Brennan at VDV. Your dedication and compassion in keeping our students healthy and safe shine brightly daily. We are deeply grateful for your unwavering care and commitment to The Ville. Thank you for all you do! 💙 . . #allin4theville
11 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
Thank you nurses!
🎉 We are thrilled to announce that our new Superintendent, Gary Lubisco Jr., will join the Somerville Public Schools community starting August 1st. 🌟 His arrival marks a new chapter in our commitment to educational excellence and community engagement. 📚 Please join us in warmly welcoming him as we look forward to an inspiring and successful journey together.🍎✨ . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools #somervillenj
19 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
welcome to the ville!
🌟 May is Mental Health Awareness Month! 🌿 Here’s some information from Somerville High School’s School Psychologist, Miss Latisha Gandhi, on statistics and the stigma surrounding mental health! 💚 Join us in spreading awareness and breaking the stigma. 💪 . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools
18 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
mental health month at the ville!
mental health month at the ville!
mental health month at the ville!
mental health month at the ville!
mental health month at the ville!
💡Staff Feature of the Week! 💡Each week, we'll feature our staff members at The Ville who contribute to student's academic success and help shape their path here at Somerville! This week, it's Mr. Nicholas Petronko from Somerville Middle School! Mr. Petronko considers himself lucky to have spent his entire 21-year career at Somerville Middle School, having the opportunity to teach all three grade levels (6, 7, and 8) of earth science, life science, physical science, and chemistry. Outside of the regular science curriculum, Nick has worked with the gifted and talented students at the middle school. He enjoyed the flexibility and creativity necessary to inspire such independent thinkers. Serving as a mentor several times and a member of various committees, including the Personnel Committee, the Professional Development Committee, and the Faculty Council, has enabled him to contribute to the larger school community. During the 2022-23 school year, his colleagues honored him with the Teacher of the Year award. Despite the changes in the field of education he has witnessed after two decades in the classroom, Nick is still motivated by many of the simple things that will never grow old. Those aha moments, experiments that are fun and pedagogically sound, or kids asking thought provoking questions that don’t have routine answers. Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools #SomervilleStaffFeature
19 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
Mr. Nick Petronko!
Mr. Nick Petronko!
🌟Autism Acceptance Month at the Ville is a great success! 💙 Last week, our three schools celebrated the diversity and unique qualities of individuals on the spectrum. It was a fantastic showcase of how inclusion and kindness can create significant change.♾️Although the month is ending, let's keep promoting acceptance, awareness, and kindness all the time.🧩 . . #AutismAcceptanceMonth #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools
29 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
autism acceptance at The Ville!
autism acceptance at The Ville!
autism acceptance at The Ville!
autism acceptance at The Ville!
autism acceptance at The Ville!
autism acceptance at The Ville!
💡Staff Feature of the Week! 💡Each week, we'll feature one of our staff members at The Ville that contributes to students' academic success and helps shape their path here at Somerville! This week is Van Derveer School's Ms Annabella Gomez! Annabella Gomez has worked in the cafeterias of Somerville School for nearly 20 years. Starting as a food service worker at Somerville High School, she climbed the ranks to become a Manager after years of dedication. She also spent a year as a Somerville bus aide. During the pandemic, Annabella was crucial in preparing meals at Somerville Middle School, ensuring students had access to healthy meals at home. In 2021, she took charge of the cafeteria program at Van Derveer School. Since then, she has led the kitchen staff in transitioning back to full in-school meal services after the pandemic. Her responsibilities include serving meals promptly while focusing on food safety, quality, and freshness. Annabella is known for her close connections with both students and staff at Van Derveer. She has successfully reintroduced the popular salad bar. She enjoys her interactions with the students from the MD Class (grades 3-5), who assist with collecting breakfast bags and rosters from classrooms, among other tasks. Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools #SomervilleStaffFeature
26 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
VDV's anabella gomez!
VDV's anabella gomez!
Reminder: Friday, April 26th, is a one-session day. Students will have an early dismissal. Please follow your school's schedule. https://www.somervilleschools.org/ VDV 6th grade 7th/8th grade SHS . . #alin4theville #somervillenjschools
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
important reminder one session day!
💡Staff Feature of the Week! 💡 Each week, we'll feature our staff members at The Ville who contribute to students' academic success and help shape their path here at Somerville! This week, it's Miss Latisha Gandhi from Somerville High School! This is Latisha Gandhi's sixth year working as a School Psychologist and first year at Somerville High School. She has supported the school, its students, and staff members through social, emotional, behavioral, and academic means. She enjoys meeting with her students, whether it's through counseling or social skills/executive functioning groups, and seeing them make progress toward their goals. Latisha also spreads mental health awareness through monthly emails to staff and social media posts on the school's Instagram page. In addition, she assists the SIPS Cafe and loves seeing the students take charge in their different roles operating the cafe. Lastly, she is also part of the Character Education Committee and enjoys being a part of creating a positive atmosphere at SHS. You can do anything you set your mind to” - Benjamin Franklin Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools #SomervilleStaffFeature
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
miss Latisha Ghandi!
🚑💖 VDV students have some big hearts! Nearly 300 VDV students turned their 25,000 VanDer-bucks - into a generous $250 cash donation that the VDV student government selected for the Somerville Rescue Squad! We thank the VDV PTO for presenting that generous gift last night!🌟 Somerville Rescue Squad’s Spring 2024 Fund Drive is now live. They rely on donations to keep saving lives. Join us in supporting them at www.54Rescue.org. We’re so proud of our VDV students for leading the charge! 🌷💪 @vdvschoolnj . . #allin4theville #somervilleschoolsnj
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
VDV rescue squad donation!
🌟Autism Acceptance Month at the Ville Highlight! 💙 In celebration of the diverse ways our students experience the world, we're spotlighting Somerville Middle School as they recognize autism acceptance month and our awesome life skills students! Every student lent a hand in creating a vibrant Autism Awareness bulletin board adorned with colorful butterflies🦋, the infinity symbol ♾️, and a kaleidoscope of colors - all iconic symbols of Autism Awareness. Alongside it are informative posters that delve into the essence of autism, unveil fascinating facts about ASD, and decode the significance of each symbol. 🧩 Stay tuned for more features this month highlighting all the other ways The Ville supports our learners on the spectrum! @somervillemiddleschoolnj . . #AutismAcceptanceMonth #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
autism awareness at sms!
autism awareness at sms!
autism awareness at sms!
autism awareness at sms!
autism awareness at sms!
autism awareness at sms!
🌟 Event Alert! 🌟 Join us on April 18th at 7 PM for an inspirational evening with Dr. Kerry Magro, Ed.D. Learn about his remarkable story of transformation from a non-verbal child with autism to a masterful public speaker. The Somerville Department of Special Services & SEPAG proudly presents this event. Don’t miss out on this journey of resilience and empowerment. ✨ The registration link is in our bio! . . #AutismAcceptanceMonth #allin4theville #Somervillenjschools
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
dr. Kerry Magro
dr. Kerry magro
🚔🍩 VDV Safety Patrollers Run on Smiles (and maybe Donuts, too!) 🚨🎉 The Ville wants to take a moment today to appreciate our amazing VDV Safety Patrollers! Officer Nikki and Vito made their day this week by giving these hardworking kids a fun ride to school!🚓💨 And a big shoutout to our Downtown Somerville Dunkin for powering them up with some delicious donuts before they kicked off their day of integral duties. 🍩❤️ It’s truly community support like this that makes a difference. Thank you to SomervillePD and everyone involved for keeping the spirit of safety and care alive! 🌟 @somervillepdnj @vdvschoolnj . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools #VDVPatrollers #donutsforthewin
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
Somerville pd and VDV patrollers!
💡Staff Feature of the Week! 💡Each week, we'll feature our staff members at The Ville who contribute to students' academic success and help shape their path here at Somerville! This week, it's Mrs. Kohlhepp Strang from Somerville Middle School! Mrs. Kohlhepp Strang, the 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year, has taught at Somerville Middle School for four years. However, this is her 6th year working in the district. Before working at SMS, Mrs. Kohlhepp Strang worked at Van Derveer for two years, co-teaching 4th grade with Mrs. Martin and then 3rd grade with Mrs. Haggerty. Currently, she teaches 6th-grade Animation and Game Design, 7th-grade 3D Modeling and Design, 8th-grade Computer Science for Makers, and 6th-grade science. Mrs. Kohlhepp Strang coaches the SMS LEGO Robotic Team with Mrs. Eddleman, the Futuristic Bulldogs. She also enjoys bringing joy and smiles to her coworkers as one of the Sunshine chairs. Some initiatives she brought to SMS are Tech Tip Tuesdays, the Crayon Initiative - where donated broken, used, or unwanted crayons are collected and donated to be remade into crayons for children in pediatric hospitals, and Life Skills Day. This initiative revolves around teaching students essential life skills to ensure their success in school and as they transition into adulthood. Recently, SMS held its second Life Skills Day event with participation from the Somerville Police Department, the Somerville Fire Department, and Councilwoman Bonner. Mrs. Kohlhepp Strang also revamped the SMS Daily Announcements by turning it into a Google Site, which was then improved with the addition of the SMS Newsroom under the direction of Mrs. Eddleman. Mrs. Kohlhepp Strang always wants her students to know three things: 1. Always be kind, 2. Push yourself- you are capable of doing great things! 3. She will always support you! Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools #SomervilleStaffFeature
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
sms' MRS. kohlepp strang!
sms' MRS. kohlepp strang!
sms' MRS. kohlepp strang!
sms' MRS. kohlepp strang!