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District Mission Statement
The mission of the Township of Franklin Public Schools is to develop the unique potential of each individual student and create global learners through a challenging and diverse curriculum in a positive learning climate that promotes the development of the whole child and fosters respect for all students.

Reutter School

CLR Character Development Assembly
Reutter School students participated in a character development assembly in March related to setting personal goals, treating each other with respect, and anti-bullying.  The assembly primarily consisted of a large screen video with similarly-aged students discussing these important concepts along with popular music being played in the background.  

Holocaust Survivor Assembly
The Jewish Federation sponsored an assembly in March where two Holocaust survivors addressed CLR sixth grade students.  During the assembly, the speakers discussed their personal situations, what it was like during the Holocaust, and the effects that this tragic event has played on society.  The assembly directly ties into the sixth grade ELA curriculum as […]

Counselor’s Helpers Go Above and Beyond for Their Love of Animals: Gloucester and Cumberland County Animal Shelter Donation
By: Mrs. Kayla Callaway, School Counselor Since the first moment I met my Counselor’s Helpers I could tell that they had a strong love for animals and it was clear that our first activity together would be to help as many animals as we could.  In February, the Counselor’s Helpers started working diligently to make […]

STEM Program – Dissections
Selected Reutter School students participated in an after school STEM-Dissection activity under the direction of Mr. Peters, Principal.  During the activity, students learned about basic concepts in anatomy and physiology through the dissection of a fetal pig.  The STEM Program has been made possible through a grant by the Exxon-Mobile Foundation.    

Food Services Surveys Students’ Opinions
Student Council members participated in an interactive meeting with Nutri-Serve Supervisors regarding the food and nutritional values of school lunches.  During the meeting, students provided feedback regarding a variety of new lunch ideas that are being processed for district lunches.  

Reutter School April 2015 Newsletter and Book Fair Letter
2015 April Parent Newsletter 4-3 PTO Book Fair Letter

“DNA Dog Show”
Students in selected sixth grade science classes  created “DNA dogs” as part of their unit of study on Heredity and Evolution.  Students were challenged with utilizing their knowledge on DNA to create a unique “dog” as part of a cumulative project.         Projects were assembled for viewing during a “DNA Dog Show” as pictured below.   […]