Sunday, April 09, 2017

Save Cedar Creek Latin Program

Thank you in advance for supporting the Latin students of Cedar Creek. 

As you may know, the Board of Education has stated its intent to cut the Latin program from the 2017/2018 curriculum. This is deeply disappointing as students already in the program will be denied the opportunity to advance to an upper level language class. 

Cutting this program denies the students of Cedar Creek the same opportunities offered at our sister schools, Absegami and Oakcrest. It may affect these students' GPAs since level 3 and 4 language courses will become Honors courses next year. Colleges want students who have proven they can handle the rigors of advanced language courses. 

Please advocate for our students by signing the petition below. 

You can also communicate directly with the Board by sending a letter to 
Ms Carol Houck 1824 Dr Dennis Forman Dr, Mays Landing, NJ 08330. 

(In case you'd like to address your letter to the members who represent your city or township, I've included their names below in the postscript.) 

Please make every effort to attend the upcoming board meeting on Monday, 10 April. It will be held in Cedar Creek's preforming arts center at 7pm. 
To show your support of Cedar Creek's Latin students, you can wear a RED or MAROON shirt. We want to stand out to let the board know we do not approve of this move. 

If you would like to personally deliver your statement to the board, you will have an opportunity to do so at the end of the meeting. You may also read a statement to the board as a parent, student, or on behalf of another student. A handful of brief statements would send a powerful message. 

Our students deserve every opportunity to thrive. They certainly deserve to be given the same opportunities as their peers in the district. Please feel free to forward this email and share the petition with anyone who will support our students: members of the community, friends at Absegami and Oakcrest, former Latin students, members of the press, and through social media. 

On behalf of the Cedar Creek Latin students, I thank you. 

Kim Koering
Teacher of Latin
Cedar Creek High School
P.S. Greater Egg Harbor Regional Board of Education Members List
Ms. Carol Houck - Galloway Township - Board President
Ms. Margaret Guenther - Galloway Township - Board Vice President
Mr. Michael Baldwin - Galloway Township
Ms. Peggy Capone - Hamilton Township
Ms. Kristina Carr - Hamilton Township
Mr. William Cheatham - Mullica Township
Dr. Anne Erickson - Hamilton Township
Ms. Lois Garrison - Galloway Township
Mr. Brian Sartorio - Egg Harbor City
Louis J. Greco, Esquire - Board Solicitor

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