On behalf of my entire staff, I welcome you to Roselle Park Middle School. As a team, we will prepare your child for high school and will provide the foundation for a productive adult life. Through the proper guidance and use of the experiences we provide, he/she will be prepared to live a worthwhile life and be a credit to you and our community.
In addition to the academic classroom and extra curricular activities facilitated by our teachers, our school has the services of a psychologist, social worker, learning consultant and guidance counselor. Our entire staff is ready to answer your questions or discuss concerns, but request that you make an appointment to minimize interruptions in the educational process.
We look forward to servicing you and your children throughout the coming years. If we may be of assistance, please contact us.
Patricia A. Gois
PHILOSOPHY OF ROSELLE PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
The staff of Roselle Park Middle School embraces the belief that all students can learn. Our goal is to provide all children, regardless of socio-economic status, race, ethnic background or ability, the educational opportunity that will prepare them to function socially, economically, and politically in a democratic society. Further, to prepare each child to live a worthwhile life and be a credit to his/her people and our nation as a whole.
Our educators in cooperation with parents will assist pupils in acquiring the body of knowledge necessary to meet the requirements of The Roselle Park Public Schools and the State of New Jersey.
The uniqueness and ultimate worth of each individual is an essential ingredient of our program. Students and staff alike are encouraged to develop their abilities in a manner most conducive to the adaptation and adjustment to an ever changing and demanding world. This task must be approached according to and be commensurate with their ability to assume responsibility.
Tradition is not to be accepted for the sake of tradition. Where tradition is still valuable, we will apply the best instructional practices handed down from generation to generation that promotes student engagement and inquiry due to its proven worth and effectiveness. Traditional pedagogy that improves student achievement will be preserved and cherished. Where educational practices are no longer an effective tool to help advance the academic success of our students, it should not be allowed to serve as an impediment to progress or change.
Since change is to be expected, a consistent analysis of our instructional approach is critical in providing a rigorous and relevant academic setting to promote student growth. Change of a positive, constructive, and useful nature, shall be embraced. Change for the sake of change is to be discouraged. Change based on well-documented, well- structured arguments will be accepted. If there is any validity to the concept of absolutes, then the most significant absolute must be the inevitability of change as we strive to effectively serve the students in our charge.