💡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 is Somerville Middle School's Physical Education & Health teacher, Mr. Thomas George! Meet Tom George, a dedicated educator with 14 years of experience at SMS! Warmly known as Senor Jorge by his students, he wears multiple hats as a health and physical education teacher. Tom coached the middle school basketball and baseball teams. Beyond the classroom, Tom has been actively involved in various fundraisers and events for the school, such as Field Day, Relay for Life, ALS Volleyball Tournament, and Hoops for Heart. Tom goes above and beyond by mentoring fellow staff members and contributing to the district's Professional Development. This year, he introduced "Wellness Tips," a collection of 60 essential insights for his students, which he reviews daily to promote a healthy lifestyle. One of Tom's guiding mottos is, "We can't change the past, we can only change the future." Join us in celebrating Tom's passion for education and well-being! Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools #SomervilleStaffFeature
4 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
SMS phys ed teacher Tom George!
💡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 Mrs. Joelle Kessler! Joelle Kessler has been teaching at Van Derveer School for 11 years. She currently teaches 5th-grade ELA classes. She is a co-chair of the SunFISH and Retirement committees. She also volunteers for the school's Strawberry Festival, Angel Tree, and Literacy Committees. She is a part of the Ville Teachers Polar Plunge Team. Mrs. Kessler is a mentor and buddy for new teachers as well. Mrs. Kessler can be seen cheering on past and present students at various sporting events all year. As a resident of Somerville, she loves being able to see the students throughout the town outside of school! Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools #Somervillestrong #Somervillestafffeature
11 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
vdv's mrs. kessler!
vdv's mrs. kessler!
Dear Somerville School District Families and Staff, We had three days built into this year’s calendar for emergency closings. However, we have had to close for five days due to bad weather. The State requires 180 days of student attendance; therefore, Friday, April 5th and Friday, May 24th will no longer be vacation days. Instead, our schools will be open on each date for a half day. Sincerely, Dr. Richard J. Brockel Interim Superintendent of Schools
10 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
calendar revision
🌟 Random Acts of Kindness Week at The Ville was a success! From superheroes to surprise treats to heartfelt notes, all drove home the point that sometimes, it’s the little things that matter ❤️ Let’s carry this spirit forward and continue spreading kindness daily! 💖 . . #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools #KindnessStartsWithUs
10 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
random act of kindness week!
random act of kindness week!
random act of kindness week!
random act of kindness week!
random act of kindness week!
random act of kindness week!
How about some “Big History” today, Somerville? For Presidents Day today, here are some fun, interesting facts about some of our past U.S. presidents! 🦅 Enjoy the day off! . . #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools #PresidentsDay
15 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
Happy Presidents Day Ville!
Happy Presidents Day Ville!
Happy Presidents Day Ville!
Happy Presidents Day Ville!
Happy Presidents Day Ville!
Happy Presidents Day Ville!
💡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 is Somerville High School's Mrs. Stafford! Mrs. Stafford has been teaching art at Somerville High School for five years, starting during the year of the pandemic. She primarily teaches exploring art but has also taught the 3-D experience, showcasing her versatility as an art educator. Mrs. Stafford loves her job and her students, which is apparent as she has created a warm and welcoming art room. As one of three art teachers at the high school, Mrs. Stafford collaborates closely with her colleagues and plays a significant role in shaping the art department's curriculum and activities. In response to students’ interest, Mrs. Stafford initiated the volleyball club at the school. She facilitated a space for this extracurricular sports activity, with approximately 40 students at 7 am every Wednesday morning. In addition to daily responsibilities, she serves as a co-chair of the Sunshine Committee, which boosts morale and fosters a positive school culture, further enhancing the school's environment beyond the classroom. In November, the students also recognized Mrs. Stafford as Staff Member of the Month, highlighting her dedication and contributions to the school community. She is a member of the AENJ (Art Educators of New Jersey), which shows her involvement in a professional network related to her field. She also organizes and participates in art shows at the school and various venues in Somerset County, showcasing student’s work and promoting art education. Mrs. Stafford is a mother of three sons and enjoys being creative in all facets of her life, demonstrating her passion for creativity both inside and outside the classroom. Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #somervillenj #somervilleschoolsnj #somervillestafffeature
18 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
somerville high schools mrs. stafford!
somerville high schools mrs. stafford!
somerville high schools mrs. stafford!
somerville high schools mrs. stafford!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Somerville! 💖🎶 We’re celebrating in multiple ways! From our quartets to “Blind Date with a Book” 📚💞Romance novel recommendations📖 to chocolate-covered strawberries ❤️The Ville knows how to spread the love! #ValentinesDay #Allin4theville
18 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
valentines day at somerville!
valentines day at somerville!
valentines day at somerville!
valentines day at somerville!
valentines day at somerville!
Please be advised that all Somerville and Branchburg Public Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, February 13, 2024. All after-school activities and events are canceled. Tonight's Board of Education meeting has also been canceled. Somerville Public Schools will be closed as planned on Friday, February 16th. An upcoming email will provide details regarding the make-up date for the snow day. Thank you.
21 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
school closed February 13 2024
Please be advised that all Somerville and Branchburg Public Schools will have a delayed opening Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Be on the lookout for updates in the morning, should weather conditions require it. Please follow your school's schedule.
20 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
delayed opening feb 13 24
✨REMINDER✨ Somerville Public Schools will be closed on Friday, February 16th. Somerville Schools will also be closed on Monday, February 19th, for Presidents Day and on February 20th, for Staff Development Day. . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools
21 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
Somerville public schools closed Feb 16th
🎉✨ Celebrating African American Heritage Month at Somerville Public Schools ✨🎉 This February, we’re honored to recognize and celebrate African American Heritage Month across all Somerville Public Schools! 🏫 From Van Derveer (VDV) to Somerville Middle School (SMS) and the High School (SHS), our buildings are alive with the spirit of celebration and recognition of the incredible contributions of African Americans. 🌟 📚 Our dedicated media center specialists have meticulously selected age-appropriate resources and materials to highlight African Americans' significant impact in shaping our nation and the entire world. 🌍 🖼️ At VDV, Mrs. White has put together an inspiring display featuring key African American figures from history to the present day. An absolute must-see! 🎤 Over at SMS, our daily announcements spotlight African American historical figures, outstanding athletes, and celebrated celebrities. Each day brings a new story to learn and share! 🤝 SHS’s Black Student Union, under Miss Courtney Eldridge's passionate leadership, fosters a welcoming community for all students, regardless of race or heritage. It is an excellent opportunity for everyone to come together and learn! This month is about more than just celebration; it’s an opportunity for all of us to deepen our understanding and appreciation of African American heritage. 🤲 We’re committed to nurturing an environment of diversity and inclusion, encouraging every student to embrace and learn from the rich tapestry of cultures that make up our community. 🌈 Let’s come together to honor, learn, and grow. Here’s to a month filled with reflection, education, and appreciation! 🙌 #AfricanAmericanHeritageMonth #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools
21 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
Black History Month at The Ville!
Black History Month at The Ville!
Black History Month at The Ville!
Black History Month at The Ville!
Black History Month at The Ville!
💡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 is Somerville Middle School's Main Office secretaries, Mrs. Teeling & Mrs. Denson! Patty Teeling has been a part of the Somerville School District for the past ten years. She started at Somerville High School in the Nurse’s/Attendance office and was there for two years. Patty is now the Secretary to the Principal, Scott Hade, at Somerville Middle School. “I really enjoy working at Somerville Middle School. The staff has been very warm and welcoming! The students are a lot of fun!” Jen Denson has worked at the Somerville Middle School for 5 years part-time in the Main Office. She is the Secretary to Joe Tauriello, Vice Principal. Jen Denson grew up in Somerville and went through the Somerville School District. “Working where I went to Middle School is pretty cool!” The commonality between Patty and Jen in their past careers as caterers and marrying their high school sweethearts adds a unique connection between them, fostering a shared understanding and camaraderie. Their diverse backgrounds and experiences contribute to the rich tapestry of the Somerville School District community. Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #somervillenj #somervilleschoolsnj #somervillestafffeature
25 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
sms secretaries mrs. teeling and mrs. denson!
🌟 Safer Internet Day Recap! 🌐 The Ville came together to celebrate the power of positive online spaces. Tips on digital wellness, cyberbullying prevention, and online safety were shared and discussed. Our students reflected on their learning about having an online presence. A huge thank you to all for making it a success! Let’s keep the conversation going and ensure a safer internet for all of our Somerville students💻❤️ . . #SaferInternetDay #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools
24 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
safer internet day
safer internet day
safer internet day at shs
💡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 Mr. Steinmetz! Mr. Andrew Steinmetz has been at Somerville for five years and is part of the Technology department at The Ville! While Mr. Andrew supports technology needs throughout the district, his primary focus is at Van Derveer School! Mr. Andrew does it all at Van Derveer, from helping teachers and staff with technology issues to repairing student Chromebooks, setting up resources for assemblies, maintaining printers, and always being there for a question or support! He helps ensure that everyone is supported and is a valuable asset to Van Derveer and the entire Somerville school community! Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #somervillenj #StaffFeatureSomerville
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
VDV' s Mr. Steinmetz!
VDV's Mr. Steinmetz!
✨ VDV Spelling Bee Recap! ✨🐝 This week at Van Derveer was eventful as our elementary students took the stage for the VDV Spelling Bee! The air was electric, and every participant spelled their hearts out! A huge round of applause for Amelia, who emerged as our School Champ! The incredibly talented Reyan and Kaylene followed closely, securing the 2nd and 3rd places, respectively. Each of them displayed remarkable dedication and talent and made it a competition to remember! We are so proud of all our participants for their hard work and the spirit of friendly competition they maintained throughout the event. They not only enriched their vocabularies but also set a great example of excellence for their peers. Congratulations, Amelia, Reyan, Kaylene, and all the VDV bees! 🎉💐 #allin4theville #VDVspellingbee #somervilleschoolsnj
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
VDV spelling bee
💡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 is a double feature with Somerville High School's Ms. Formanowski! Ms. Formanowski, a.k.a. Ms. F, has been the Speech Language Pathologist at Somerville High School and MAPS for 6 years. She services students individually, in groups, and by pushing into their academic classes. At the high school level, speech therapy encompasses working on vocabulary, inferencing, listening/reading comprehension, social skills, and syntax. She enjoys working with the students and helping them find their voice. Thank you for all you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools #somervillestafffeature
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
SHS's Ms. Formanowski!
💡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 is a double feature with Somerville Middle School's Mrs. Badawy! Mrs. Badawy has been the Somerville Middle School counselor for the past five years. She helps students get through a bad day and celebrate a great day. Mrs. Badawy is the ultimate middleman as she helps the 5th graders prepare for middle school and assists the 8th graders in preparing for high school. She serves on the school's climate team, the school improvement panel, and the equity community and is the 8th-grade graduation advisor. Mrs. Badawy loves to help students work through their emotions, support them with their academics, and guide them with future planning. Her favorite part of the school year is seeing the 8th-grade students in red gowns on the day of the Promotion Ceremony. She believes every day is an opportunity to make it a great day! Thank you for all you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools #somervillestafffeature
about 2 months ago, Somerville Public Schools
SMS Mrs. Badawy!
SMS Mrs. Badawy!
Please be advised that all Somerville and Branchburg Public Schools will be closed on Friday, January 19, 2024. All after-school activities and events are canceled.
about 2 months ago, Somerville Public Schools
school closed January 19 2024
Please be advised that all Somerville and Branchburg Public Schools will have a delayed opening tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17, 2024. Please follow your school's schedule which you can view through our website.
about 2 months ago, Somerville Public Schools
delayed opening January 17 2024
💡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 is Van Derveer Elementary School's Mr. Martinez! Salvador Martinez has been with The Ville for close to a year. He is currently assigned as the Public Relations Officer (PRO) at Van Derveer Elementary School. As the PRO, he is responsible for providing security and protection to the students, staff, and school property. He also ensures that all district/school policies, procedures, and emergency and crisis management plans are implemented and followed. Before his employment with the Board of Education, PRO Sal spent over 29 years in Law Enforcement. Officer Sal believes a safe school leads to student success and improved academic achievement! Thank you for all you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools #somervillestafffeature
about 2 months ago, Somerville Public Schools
VDV Mr. Martinez!
VDV Mr. Martinez!