Monthly Archives: November 2016

Camden County Honors Veterans

Next “Coffee And Questions With The Superintendent” Held On November 17

By Ronnie Tarchichi, Superintendent of Schools, Pennsauken School District 

We had a great Coffee and Questions with the Superintendent” meeting with members of the community at the Pennsauken Country Club on Nov. 4. Beginning Thursday, Nov. 17, Coffee and Questions with the Superintendent” will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria, 800 Hylton Rd. In order to make these opportunities more convenient for residents, they will now be held each month two hours prior to the Board of Education’s business meeting.

These are times where concerned parents or Pennsauken residents can come and ask questions regarding any topic within the school district in a casual, informal setting.

I look forward to seeing you, hearing your concerns and growing both personally and professionally from you.

Communicating With Public Works Using Technology

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works

There have been great strides in technology over the past 15 years that have impacted how we communicate. In the late 1990’s, I recall my sister having her own phone line in her room for chatting with her girlfriends. The only thing to interrupt that convenience was the dial-up internet service for the sole family computer. Now, we watch YouTube videos of people walking into telephone poles while glued to their smart phones.

Online Resources Help Keep Pennsauken Residents Informed

Pennsauken Township’s offices are closed for Veterans Day, Nov. 11. But is it a trash holiday? When does the Holiday Parade start? Who do I call if there’s a dog loose in my neighborhood? These are just some of the questions residents may have this month. Sometimes, finding the answers are easy. Other times, residents may not know where to go to get the information they need. Fortunately, Pennsauken Township has a variety of online tools available that help residents keep informed.

Board Of Education Honors High School Seniors

The Pennsauken Board of Education recently recognized three seniors from Pennsauken High School as students of the month: Jasmine Magalong, Brianna Rowland, and Leonardo Reyes.

Jasmine is in the top 20 of her class with a 4.0 GPA and is vice president of student rights for the school’s student body. Magalong has been involved in color guard for four years and currently serves as co-captain. Jasmine is also secretary of the National Honor Society and has performed over 40 hours of community service. She would like to become a nurse and attend the University of Maryland to receive her BSN.

Brianna is student body president and vice president of the National Honor Society. Rowland takes AP classes and is involved in yearbook club, French Honor Society, Leo Club, and Pennsauken Stages. She also is on the school’s bowling team and manages the boys track team. Brianna has 93 hours of community service and plans to earn many more before applying to her top three colleges: Temple University, Rowan University, and West Virginia Wesleyan. She would like to study musical theatre and one day perform on Broadway.

Leonardo is vice president of student activities for the high school’s student government and is in the top 20 of his class with a 4.2 GPA. Reyes is a member of the Leo Club, where he has accumulated 58 hours of community service; works on the school newspaper; and is involved in S.A.D.D., yearbook club, and photography club. He also plays on Pennsauken High School’s soccer team. Leo would like to attend Penn State, Syracuse, or Drexel University and become a forensic scientist.

Congratulations to these great students!

Students Make Significant Progress In PARCC

By the Pennsauken Board of Education: Nick Perry, President; Allyson Meloni-Scavuzzo, Vice President; Cheryl Duffy; Michael Hurley; Diane Johnson; Leona Moss; Meg Snyder; Orlando Viera; and JoAnn Young

At the September 2016 Board of Education Work Session, Director of Student Services Michael McGovern and Director of Curriculum Sandra Allen presented the Board of Education with the results of the spring 2016 PARCC tests.

Baldwin Preschoolers Working Together

Mrs. Romvary's preschool class spent the month of September learning how to be a good friend and work together with others. Students worked together cooperatively to build a wall out of blocks.

Mrs. Romvary’s preschool class spent the month of September learning how to be a good friend and work together with others. Students worked together cooperatively to build a wall out of blocks.

Unofficial General Election Results For Pennsauken

Carson Students Hold Mock Presidential Election

Yesterday, students at Carson School took part in a special event celebrating the voting process by holding a mock presidential election.

The mock election was developed by Mrs. Savino and Tryon’s gifted classes. Students presented the idea to the school’s principal, Mrs. Joyce; employed Google Documents to record and tally the results; and helped students with the voting process. Students could choose from the two main presidential candidates and even got a sticker for voting.

Throughout the day, election results were announced over the loud speaker to help simulate how different parts of the country receive updates on the election after polls close in areas with different time zones.

So how did it all break down? One candidate received 83 percent of the vote with a decisive victory. We’ll have to see how this fun and educational event reflect the actual results of today’s general election.


Rowan College At Burlington County To Speak At Next PMAC Meeting

PMAC_LogoThe Pennsauken-Merchantville Area Chamber of Commerce (PMAC) will hold its next networking luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Marco’s Restaurant at the Pennsauken Country Club, 3800 Haddonfield Rd.

Our guest speakers will be Jonah Cooper, Jr. and Linda Bobo from Rowan College at Burlington County, who will be talking about the school’s Workforce Development Institute, a program that combines all of the workforce development resources of county agencies and its educational institutions. They will also discuss how the program builds partnerships between the college and the local business community to develop a high-skilled, sustainable workforce.

Sign in begins at 11:45 a.m.; meeting starts at 12:00 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. Attendees are asked to RSVP to Nancy Ellis by calling (856) 438-0833 or e-mailing by Monday, Nov. 7.

Thank You To Operation Yellow Ribbon

PMAC would like to thank David Silver of Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey for speaking with our group at last month’s meeting. For those businesses who wish to help support this organization’s mission to put together care packages for local soldiers serving overseas, as well as elaborate welcome home celebrations for returning troops, visit

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