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
4 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
important reminder one session day!
๐Ÿ’กStaff Feature of the Week! ๐Ÿ’ก 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 toโ€ - Benjamin Franklin Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools #SomervilleStaffFeature
5 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
miss Latisha Ghandi!
๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿ’– 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!๐ŸŒŸ Somerville Rescue Squadโ€™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. Weโ€™re so proud of our VDV students for leading the charge! ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’ช @vdvschoolnj . . #allin4theville #somervilleschoolsnj
5 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
VDV rescue squad donation!
๐ŸŒŸAutism Acceptance Month at the Ville Highlight! ๐Ÿ’™ 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 butterflies๐Ÿฆ‹, the infinity symbol โ™พ๏ธ, 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. ๐Ÿงฉ Stay tuned for more features this month highlighting all the other ways The Ville supports our learners on the spectrum! @somervillemiddleschoolnj . . #AutismAcceptanceMonth #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools
8 days 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!
๐ŸŒŸ Event Alert! ๐ŸŒŸ 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. Donโ€™t miss out on this journey of resilience and empowerment. โœจ The registration link is in our bio! . . #AutismAcceptanceMonth #allin4theville #Somervillenjschools
8 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
dr. Kerry Magro
dr. Kerry magro
๐Ÿš”๐Ÿฉ VDV Safety Patrollers Run on Smiles (and maybe Donuts, too!) ๐Ÿšจ๐ŸŽ‰ 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!๐Ÿš“๐Ÿ’จ 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. ๐Ÿฉโค๏ธ Itโ€™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! ๐ŸŒŸ @somervillepdnj @vdvschoolnj . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools #VDVPatrollers #donutsforthewin
12 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
Somerville pd and VDV patrollers!
๐Ÿ’กStaff Feature of the Week! ๐Ÿ’กEach 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
12 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
sms' MRS. kohlepp strang!
sms' MRS. kohlepp strang!
sms' MRS. kohlepp strang!
sms' MRS. kohlepp strang!
๐ŸŒŸ Meet the VDV Brew Crew! ๐ŸŒŸ This awesome group of young entrepreneurs is brewing up successโ€ฆ.one cup at a time! โ˜•๏ธ Theyโ€™re learning invaluable skills, from crafting the perfect cup o Joe, mastering the art of customer service, and more! Cheers to our little baristas for showing us the power of teamwork and a good cup of coffee! ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ . . #allin4theville #VDVBrewCrew #SomervilleNJschools
13 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
vdv brew crew!
vdv brew crew!
vdv brew crew!
vdv brew crew!
๐ŸŒŸ Autism Acceptance Month at the Ville Highlight!๐ŸŒˆ In celebration of the diverse ways our students experience the world, weโ€™re spotlighting a special feature of Van Derveerโ€™s ABA classrooms: our Sensory Room. ๐ŸŒŸ A Sensory Room is more than just a space; itโ€™s a stepping stone towards inclusive education. It is designed to offer a safe haven for students with autism to explore, learn, and just be themselves, away from the overwhelming sensory inputs of the everyday environment. ๐ŸŒˆ Now, why is a Sensory Room necessary? For many of our students on the spectrum, the world can be a cacophony of sounds, sights, and sensations that prove difficult to navigate. Our Sensory Room provides an environment that allows them to: โ€ข Calm and focus themselves with sensory-friendly activities. ๐Ÿƒ โ€ข Develop coping strategies in a controlled setting. ๐Ÿงฉ โ€ข Enhance their sensory processing and social skills through play and interaction. ๐Ÿค Stay tuned for more features this month highlighting the wonderful aspects of our ABA classrooms and all the other ways The Ville supports our learners on the spectrum! . . #AutismAcceptanceMonth #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools
15 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
sensory room at vdv!
sensory room at vdv!
sensory room at vdv!
๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ‘ Itโ€™s time, Somerville! Get ready for a celestial spectacle like no other! The eclipse is set to start for us at 2:09 pm today. ๐Ÿ•‘โœจ While the event is a rare and thrilling sight, remember that safety comes first! ๐Ÿ‘“ All students will be provided safety glasses to be well-equipped for safe viewing. ๐ŸŒ’๐Ÿ‘€ Remember: Solar eclipse glasses are meant for your eyes only! ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธโžก๏ธ๐Ÿ‘€ Do not use them on cameras, telescopes, or binoculars. โŒ๐Ÿ”ญ Have fun! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซ #allin4theville #somervillenjschools
15 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
eclipse in Somerville!
๐ŸงฉToday is World Autism Day! Our learners district-wide are involved in inclusive classrooms, unified PE programs, ABA, Life Skills and transition classes, and more! Learn some facts about autism and help us continue to spread acceptance, awareness, and inclusion!๐Ÿ’™ . . #worldautismday #AutismAcceptanceMonth #allin4theville
22 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
world autism day vdv classroom
world autism day vdv classroom
autism fact sheet
๐ŸŒŽ April is Autism Acceptance Month, and The Ville is proud to embrace this opportunity to spotlight and celebrate the diversity of our students, especially those on the autism spectrum. Throughout the month, we will highlight the many initiatives and support systems we have to foster an inclusive, understanding, and supportive environment for our learners. One of the cornerstones of our approach is our ABA classrooms at Van Derveer. These elementary classrooms provide tailored behavioral interventions designed to meet the specific needs of our students while enhancing their educational and social experiences within Somerville. ๐Ÿงฉ On April 18th, Somerville will also hear from Dr. Kerry Magro, professional speaker, best-selling author, and Disability Advocate (@autisticprofessionalspeaker), as he talks about his journey from nonspeaking to professional speaker! ๐Ÿ”ˆ From AAC devices to transition classrooms and more, The Ville is committed to fostering an inclusive, welcoming, and engaging educational journey for all of our learners on the spectrum, and we look forward to highlighting it all this month! ๐Ÿ’™ . . #AutismAcceptanceMonth #allin4theville #somervillenjschools
23 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
autism acceptance month at the Ville!
๐Ÿ’กStaff Feature of the Week! ๐Ÿ’กEach 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 Somerville High School's Mrs. Rebecca Rath! Rebecca Rath has been teaching at SHS for 19 years. While working here, she has taught Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Chemistry. She was an advisor to the Key Club and yearbook. She has mentored numerous teachers. She was recognized as an A+ teacher at a Somerset Patriots game. She takes pride in showing her Somerville school spirit! Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools #SomervilleStaffFeature
26 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
Mrs. Becky Rath!
Mrs. Becky Rath!
Mrs. Becky Rath!
MARCH & APRIL 1/2 DAYS AND SPRING RECESS ๐Ÿ“† MARK YOUR CALENDARS! ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ ๐Ÿ”ต Monday 3/25: 1/2 day for students, full day for staff! ๐Ÿ“š Dismissal at 1:00 pm (12 pm for SHS) โฐ ๐ŸŒธ Friday 3/29 - 4/4: Spring Recess! ๐ŸŒท School closed ๐Ÿšซ ๐Ÿ”ด School Reopens Friday 4/5: 1/2 day for students and staff ๐ŸŽ’ Dismissal at 1:00pm (12pm for SHS) โŒ›๏ธ Enjoy the break, and see you back refreshed on April 5th! ๐ŸŒŸ . . #allin4theville #SchoolUpdates #SpringBreak
29 days ago, Somerville Public Schools
somerville school updates
๐ŸŒŽThe Ville rocked our best ๐Ÿงฆ for World Down Syndrome Day today! The โ€˜Lots Of Socksโ€™ campaign celebrates everything that makes us different and yet the same. Did you know that World Down Syndrome Day is always 3/21 to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome that causes Down Syndrome? We always enjoy, appreciate, and honor a day that spreads awareness, inclusion, and love! โค๏ธ ๐ŸŒˆ โ˜€๏ธ Thank you to all our students and staff who participated! . . . #LotsofSocks #WorldDownSyndromeDay #allin4theville #SomervilleNJSchools
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
world Down syndrome day!
world Down syndrome day!
world Down syndrome day!
world Down syndrome day!
๐Ÿ’กStaff Feature of the Week! ๐Ÿ’กEach 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. Wendy Hunt from Somerville Middle School! Mrs. Hunt has been teaching math at Somerville Middle School for 15 years. She currently teaches seventh grade but has also taught sixth-grade math and algebra. In addition to teaching math, Mrs. Hunt has served various roles throughout her years at SMS, such as seventh-grade team leader, new teacher mentor, Sunshine Club Committee member, Student Council co-advisor, intervention teacher, and National Junior Honor Society Faculty Council member. Mrs. Hunt loves teaching the wonderful students of Somerville and enjoys all that this beautiful town has to offer. She is so proud to teach in the school that her parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents attended many decades ago! Thank you for all that you do for the Ville! , , #allin4theville #somervillenjschools #SomervilleStaffFeature
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
SMS Mrs. Wendy Hunt!
SMS Mrs. Wendy Hunt!
๐Ÿ’Œ Our phenomenal students at Van Derveer School & Somerville Middle School have shown immense gratitude to Mayor Gallagher & the Somerville Borough Council by sending them "Thank Youโ€ notes ๐Ÿ›๏ธ. These notes - part of a community service project by the Somerville NJ PreK-8 PTO for MLK Jr. National Day of Service - showed gratitude to local officials for their dedication to the community. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป From movie nights ๐ŸŽฅ to parks ๐ŸŒณ - and even ideas for new developments ๐Ÿ›๏ธ - our students appreciate all the efforts that make Somerville a fantastic place to live and learn! A big shout out to everyone involved for making our community stronger ๐Ÿ’ช and kinder ๐Ÿ’– . . #allin4theville #somervillenj #SomervilleStrong
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
mayor Gallagher
๐Ÿ’กStaff Feature of the Week! ๐Ÿ’กEach 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. Anderson! Mrs. Anderson is an Instructional Assistant at VDV. This is her seventh year. She has supported students in PreK, Preschool ABA self-contained, and 3rd-grade classrooms. For many years, she has participated in the VDV Food Drive and Science Fair committees. This school year, she was excited to bring in some of her fossil collection and share her love of science and fossil exploration with her 3rd-grade students! She enjoys fostering a love of learning attitude in her classrooms. Thank you for all that you do for The Ville! . . #allin4theville #somervillenjschools #SomervilleStaffFeature
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
Anderson VDV
โ‡๏ธ March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month!๐ŸŒŸ The Ville supports the resilience and diversity of individuals with CP and is committed to inclusivity and support for every student. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป #CerebralPalsyAwarenessMonth #allin4theville
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
CP AWARENESS MONTH!
CP awareness month
๐Ÿ’ซ Excited for our very own Mr. Nick Petronko & Mr. Freddie Shaker to ๐Ÿชจ it at NJAMLE's annual conference! Their STEM-inspired workshop will discuss the relevance of crosscutting concepts in math and science instruction! Go get em guys and thanks for representing The Ville! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป . . #NJAMLE2024 #allin4theville #somervilleschoolsnj
about 1 month ago, Somerville Public Schools
NJAMLE conference Somerville