Memorial School was Awarded a Future Ready School Certification
Memorial Elementary School has been awarded a Future Ready School (FRS)-NJ Bronze Level Certification. It is the first school in Old Bridge Township to receive this recognition; it represents one of 192 schools from 54 districts across New Jersey, who had undertaken this endeavor of self-assessment and planning in the 2018 certification cycle.
Future Ready Schools – New Jersey is a certification program designed to promote transformational change in schools and districts throughout New Jersey. FRS-NJ provides the guidance, support, direction, and resources schools need to achieve “Future Ready” goals, while fostering inclusive collaboration within schools and districts, and between them throughout the state.
A representative from Memorial School will celebrate this achievement with the FRS-NJ community at an awards ceremony, Workshop 2018, on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
The certification, which will expire in three years, was achieved after Future Ready teams came together, including representatives of a wide array of educational stakeholders, to explore the leadership, education, and technology components of the school and district through the lens of the FRS-NJ Indicators of Future Readiness.
“Completing our FRS-NJ certification submission is an achievement to be celebrated, as it demonstrates our school and our district’s determination to fully prepare students for success in college, career, and as citizens in the digital age,” said Memorial Principal Raymond Payton.
After learning the news, Assistant Superintendent Kathleen Hoeker said: “As we say in Old Bridge, we are OB Proud! The dedication and determination of the Memorial team as well as others who assisted on this journey, is top notch. Their efforts set a high standard as we continue “the climb” together.”
Executive Director of Academics J. Scott Cascone also commended Payton and his staff for “taking on this voluntary and rigorous undertaking. This is obviously a tremendous achievement for Memorial School, as importantly, however, the school and process will now serve as a model for the district’s other schools, as they work toward their own Future Ready certifications.”