Saturday, May 18, 2013
Butler Board of Education expected to make the personnel moves Monday.
The Butler Board of Education is expected to approve the employment of dozens of preschool, elementary, and middle school teachers for the 2013-14 school year at its May 20 meeting. Click here to view an agenda for the meeting. The following individuals work at Aaron Decker School: Elizabeth Benne Patricia Buntzen Marie Burian Melinda Casey Casey Collinge Jill Dunlop Michelle Elwertowski Marie Endres Melanie Gashler Jessica Gilroy Wendy Gorecki Alyssa Grosso Maryanne Hanisch Michele Hennig Carolyn Holl Tara Iattarelli Ryan Kelly Janet Kern Karen Lomascola Stacey Martin Janine McFadden Mary Morse Jill Muller Kelly Pardus Melissa Paulison April Porter Stephanie Primavera Anna Proxenos Kristin Reilly Kristy Ricker Joanna Shaw Beverly Squire …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Aaron Decker School surveying parents to schedule registration appointments for 2013-14 school year.
Monday, February 4
Now that full-day kindergarten has been approved for the 2013-14 school year in the Butler Public Schools district, the Aaron Decker School administration is surveying interested parents to schedule registration appointments. The Butler Board of Education voted to approve implementing a full-day program for the first time last week. Principal Virginia Scala said the school will be hosting registration sessions on March 5, 6 and 7 and parents should fill out a survey (attached to this article) to make an appointment. The survey and other information about the full-day program is available on the school district's website. Questions should be directed to the administrators by calling the school at 973-492-2037.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Aaron Decker School to implement action plan to raise students' scores on language arts portion of NJASK.
Butler students are not the only ones looking to improve test scores. Their teachers and administrators are focusing on achievement as well, particularly in the area of language arts on the elementary school level. Aaron Decker School Principal Virginia Scala presented the school's testing figures for the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) at the December Butler Board of Education meeting. While she said her students scored better than those at other schools in their District Factor Group (schools of similar socio-economic status) she said that in several cases, the students test scores need improvement, particularly in the area of language arts. The entire school district is working to adapt to new state Common Core …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Board of Ed considers switching trip from Space Farms Zoo to alternate location.
Butler Board of Education Member Heather Grecco said she and her family have been going to Space Farms Zoo & Museum, in Sussex, since the 1970s and nothing has changed. Well, almost nothing. "They haven't done anything there since the '70s, I think, except stuff a giant bear," Grecco said to her fellow board members during a discussion about approving the 2012-13 field trip schedule at Monday's board meeting. Grecco voiced her concerns about the destination of the Aaron Decker School field trip to Space Farms, which, according to its website, is a 100-acre park with more than 500 animals. Earlier in the discussion, Board Member Beata Geyer Beaudoin asked the board to reconsider the location of the field trip. Beaudoin claimed the animals …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Three teachers honored at Butler Board of Education meeting Monday.
Butler Public Schools has chosen its teachers of the year and honored them at Monday's board of education meeting. One teacher was chosen each from the elementary, middle and high school and honored with a certificate and kind words by their building principals at the meeting. Aaron Decker School teacher Melanie Gashler was honored for putting in extra effort, and hours, to complete her job. Principal Virginia Scala said Gashler was willing to switch grade levels several times and that she does "hours and hours of prep work," often leaving the school late and coming in early. "She's just always, always thinking about Aaron Decker," Scala said. At Richard Butler School, Principal Andrea Vladichak spoke about Lyn Casaleggio, who was the …
Two Aaron Decker School students presented with award named after former principal.
John Beck and Betsey Nafz, two Aaron Decker School (ADS) students, were presented with the Bill Hoffman Award at Monday's Butler Board of Education meeting. The award, named after former ADS Principal Bill Hoffman, is given to two students per year who exemplify good citizenship and character. In presenting the award, Principal Virgina Scala said this year's receipients "have the qualities [Hoffman] would look for." "He valued and fostered good citizenship," she said.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Aaron Decker School students enjoy fun in the sun and get a wet down to cool off.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Aaron Decker School held its fourth grade picnic at Silas Condict Park Thursday. Every year, the Butler Fire Department firetruck shows up to spray the kids. This year, Tommy's Franks volunteered his time for the children. A great day had by all. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone each day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast, sign-up here.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Marissa Lopez visits the Aaron Decker School.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The second- and fourth-graders at Aaron Decker School had a sweet treat on April 24. They had a special visit from Marissa Lopez, winner of "The Next Great Baker." Lopez won the contest after baking a winning cake that "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro had judged. She is now a current employee at Carlo’s Bakery, in Hoboken, and can be seen on Cake Boss. Marissa talked about her climb to the top and how baking and decorating is another art form students can aspire to. She also discussed her win on "The Next Great Baker" and answered many questions from the students. Fourth graders had previously made a New Jersey Cake with art teacher Tracey Salvatore, while second Graders were designing their own “Buggy Cupcakes” with art teacher Alyssa Grosso…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Butler High School library filled with proud relatives.
Monday's Butler Board of Education meeting was packed with students and their families as Aaron Decker School Principal Virginia Scala and several teachers honored the students for their achievements in art and academics. A select group of students were honored for art work that was displayed at the Rockaway Mall, participation in the Doodle for Google contest, achievements with the Achieve 3000 program and work on projects about owls. Two students also read aloud their book reports to the board. All of the students' work will be on display at the Aaron Decker School Thursday during a special open house.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
First graders greeted by Dr. Seuss figure.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Cat in the Hat came to visit the first graders at Aaron Decker School on Tuesday.