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Over the course of the next several weeks, HVRSD Superintendent Thomas Smith and Assistant Superintendent, Christine Laquidara, will visit school PTO meetings to provide parents with an update of the District’s plan to improve the way education is delivered in classrooms and its efforts to give more insight into the learning process.  Specifically, the HVRSD plans to move toward a more student-centered / inquiry-based classroom environment across K-12, in order to foster learning and improve student engagement.  This move will help students develop important skills, such as critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and information/technology literacy so that they will be competitive on a global scale.

The meeting dates are:

Hopewell Elementary – 10/14 @ 7:00 pm

Stony Brook – 10/15 @ 9:00 am

Bear Tavern – 10/21 @ 7:00 pm

Central High School – 10/22 @ 8:00 am

Timberlane – 11/2 @ 9:00 am

A video presentation will be available on the district website in mid-December for parents who could not attend one of the meetings.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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