Dear Muhlenberg School District Community Members:
We are well immersed into our 2015-2016 school year and we find ourselves already in the middle of winter. As seasons change with time, we also as human beings change with time. One item for certain is our commitment to providing quality services for our children. In April of 2014, after careful research and assimilation of qualitative and quantitative data, we presented a holistic plan, our Blueprint for Success. This visionary template serves as guidance for creating opportunities for our children. Since 2014, several components of this plan have emerged resulting in programs and activities for our students. Simply, our Blueprint is our cornerstone and it is galvanizing our school system.
Each parent, guardian and, especially your children who are our students, are our most valuable resources. Our mission is to educationally empower and model humanistic qualities so our children can experience a meaningful and happy life, even with all of life’s obstacles.
Please review the Blueprint and some of our steps to move our District forward. Your contributions towards this journey are certainly welcome.
I wish you the very best within the spirit of the Muhlenberg School District.
Joseph E. Macharola, Ed D.
Muhlenberg School District is partnering with Crime Alert Berks County that allows anyone with information about recent bomb threats to text an anonymous tip to 847411 (tip411) beginning the message with the keyword alertberks. To phone a tip call Crime Alert Berks County's anonymous tip line at (877)373-9913. No one will ask your name. You will be assigned a code number to track your tip. Crime Alert rewards for information which lead to an arrest of an offender are paid in cash! You could be eligible to receive a reward of up to $10,000.00! Thank you for your continued support in making our district a safe place to learn.
If a message is stopping mid-way through, it is probably due to Blackboard's answering machine detection software. Their system is set to detect noise on the other end of the line and pause the message until that noise is no longer detected. The system is set up that way so that if an answering machine picks up, the call will not play out before it can be recorded. Unfortunately, background noise or someone speaking into the receiver can sometimes cause the message to stop and restart. If a recipient would like start the message from the beginning, you can press 1. You can also call the replay line at 1-855-473-7529 to hear the last message that was sent to your phone number. If you are not receiving calls to the correct phone contact your child's school office (K-6) or guidance office (7-12).
Students and staff of Muhlenberg Elementary Center will be attempting to break a Guinness World Record. The record is for the “longest human representation of Pi digits.”
We know that many students and their families depend on the Internet, whether at school or at home, so they can do homework, search for jobs, access financial or government services and much more. As an educator, I know that having the Internet at home is critical to ensuring that your child can stay connected to online assignments, classmates and teachers.