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  Mission Statement  

The Southampton Township School District shall empower our students with the life skills necessary to attain academic excellence while fostering social and emotional growth.

By aligning our academic programs with the 2009 New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and advocating a safe, secure environment, our students become life-long learners and responsible, caring, contributing community members both locally and globally.

It is the expectation of this school district that all students achieve the 2004 New Jersey Core Content Standards at all grade levels.

Through collaboration with parents, faculty, staff, administration, Board of Education and community members, our goal is to make the students the priority as we build a tradition of excellence.

  About The School  

Developing the Emerging Adolescent

Southampton Township School #2 is committed to providing a meaningful, well-rounded education for the students in grades three through five. Functioning as an intermediate school, School #2 provides the students with programs that allow students to successfully transition from a self-contained classroom environment to a departmentalized middle school. The School #2 staff recognizes the importance of providing a quality program that meets the diverse needs of all the students. It is School #2’s objective to help students develop into successful, productive citizens.

Southampton Township School #2 is dedicated to fostering an educational alliance with parents and community members. There are several ways in which we forge this relationship and maintain open lines of communication with our parents. The following are just a few of the ways we have to create that educational partnership with parents: Third grade Orientation, district and school newsletters, voice-mail services for all teachers, a district web site, student agenda books, parent-teacher conferences, Back-To-School Night, American Education Week classroom visitations, Fourth Grade Pen-pals, Senior Volunteers, Parent volunteers and PTA. We also have a parent portal component as part of our student information system allowing parents to access student attendance and make contact information changes online

Curriculum

A variety of instructional strategies are used to deliver the curriculum objectives to the students. The students are provided with numerous opportunities to experience hands-on, multi-sensory activities in the daily learning environment. Our students are actively involved in an exemplary curricular program that provides a strong foundation in the basics of reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science. We also foster character education in our health classes as well as our participation in Red Ribbon Week, Kindness Week, and Violence prevention - anti-bullying programs.

Discovery learning and problem solving are methods that are used to enhance the understanding of all curricular areas. Cooperative learning techniques are used to enhance critical thinking skills, as well as prepare students for the work-place readiness skills that are components of the Common Core Standards. Our high expectations and student performance has continued to rank our school among the top in this area. The instruction provided to the students of School #2 has resulted in notable achievement in all academic areas.

We provide a variety of additional programs that support the curriculum. We offer a Gifted and Talented Program, as well as an RtI Program.  Some of the other academic programs offered outside of the school day include Family Math, Family Science, Homework Club.

Extracurricular

Our academic curriculum is enhanced by numerous other initiatives created to recognize and support student learning outside of the classroom. Each grade level takes at least one field trip during the year. One of our most prized trips is the Walking Tour and Study of Historic Vincentown that the third graders take. Each third grader designs a tile to be added to our walls helping to beautify our schools. There is a music program, both instrumental and choral and an annual Art Show. We provide a spring intramural program, drama club (5th grade) and many other seasonal activities throughout the year. Each month at our School Board meetings we recognize our Students of the Month for their achievements. For the past several years we have implemented the Renaissance Program district wide. This character education program is meant to recognize students for excellence in academics, behavior, attendance, and service.

And Beyond

The entire School #2 educational program is designed to provide students with the skills and work ethic to be productive, successful members of our society. This effort can only be realized through the continued support and cooperation of the School #2 family. This family is comprised of teachers, support staff, parents, community members, and administrators who are working toward the ultimate goal of helping our students reach their full potential.