Welcome to a New Year! I look forward to 2019 as it will be a year when we will be preparing for some great changes. Many of you received the latest version of the Communicator outlining the excitement about the passing of the Bond referendum by the residents of North Bergen. In the coming months Mr. Somick and I will be visiting every school to outline the plans for the transition to the North Bergen School District 2.0. We look forward to speaking with you at these informational sessions.
Additionally, on Monday, January 21st, the North Bergen School District will be honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During the week before and after we will discuss his life and accomplishments with students so they can understand the significance of his life.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of deep faith, compassion, and devotion. He reminded us "the time is always ripe to do right.” He challenged us all to live up to the ideals enshrined in our founding documents – that we are all created equal, and endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
As we remember Dr. King, let us recommit ourselves to the standards he set and continue to instill those values into our students.