Today, 1/25/2015
High: 40 Low: 29
Partly sunny
8% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/26/2015
High: 32 Low: 23
Snow likely
71% chance of precipitation.

McAuliffe Announcements

Click text above for more information

Click here to watch the video prepared 
by Mrs. Halligan's
Creative Writing Class
Archived words listed on bottom left "Word of the Week" (under construction)

Lion Prints

Fall Edition 2014

Page is 3rd link down under "School Resources"

District Happenings

Standardized Testing Calendar for This School Year

This spring, the PARCC assessment will replace the NJ ASK and the HSPA tests, as required by law.

All students in grades 3-8 and high school students taking certain courses will now be tested using the PARCC assessment this spring.

The Jackson School District has established a schedule in order to complete all of the required testing during the windows of time established by the state. 

Please select the letter for the grade level/school for your child to view that unique testing schedule. These dates are also listed on the calendar on the district and school websites.

PARCC Testing Schedules





For more information on PARCC and the NJ Common Core State Standards, see the links below.


Applications are now being accepted for the Jackson School District Academies of Learning for the 2015-2016 school year.


Please select the academy icon below for more information
and how to apply.


Academy of Business
for students entering 9th grade
in 2015-2016

 Digital Media Academy
for students entering 9th or 10th grade in 2015-2016
 STEM Academy
for students entering 9th grade in 2015-2016

Jackson STEM Academy Featured
on NJTV's "Classroom Close-up"

See the PHOTO Gallery from the television shoot
From Classroom Close-up:
 Check out the awesome STEM Academy program in the Jackson ‪School‬ District
that is allowing ‎students‬ to choose exciting career-based education in; ‪‎Life‬ and ‪Biomedical‬, ‪‎Physical‬, and ‪Computer‬ ‪Sciences‬ as well as ‪Engineering‬!

See the VIDEO below:

Let's Stay Healthy!
Protect Yourself From
Enterovirus D68
and Other Illnesses

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infections have recently been documented across the United States. 

More info from the CDC
FAQ from the NJ Dept. of Health
Help Yourself:
Limit exposure to D68,
the flu and other viruses:
  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Talk to Your Child: Select the image below for a graphic you can use to discuss these personal hygiene measures with your child.

Read More for
A Note From our School Nurses:


Start Your Day
the Healthy Way
with School Breakfast!
Low-cost. High Nutrition. See Below. 
 Breakfast Program Info Menus 

McAuliffe News



This fee can now be paid online
via the website.

See the
Sports and Activities Participation Fee
brochure for more information.

The Athletic Packet Form and Medical Update Form links are located in the Athletics Information File under School Resources on the left.

 Having trouble accessing the library catalog? This year we will be upgrading our library automation system from InfoCentre to Destiny.  The new system will include many new features such as Destiny Quest, Web Path Express and Title Peek.  

Campbell's E-Labels for at Shop Rite

To register, go to  


Stay Connected to
News & Info About
Your Child's Education

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 29
HS Transition Day and K-8 Prof. Development Day - School Closed to STUDENTS ONLY
Schools Closed for Students Only
Reminder: This date may change or may be eliminated from the calendar if we experience emergency closings.
Monday, February 2
7 PM - McAuliffe Home School Association Meeting
Monday, February 9
K-8 Report Cards Available on Portal
Tuesday, February 10
Board of Ed - Workshop Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Agenda is posted the day before the meeting
Monday, February 16
Schools Closed
Presidents' Day
Tuesday, February 17
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
7 PM @ Fine Arts Center, JMHS
Agenda will be posted the day before the meeting

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Happy 2015!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful winter break.  

As you are aware, the 2nd MP ends on January 28th.  Please encourage your children to complete any incomplete assignments and attend school each day to help maintain positive academic grades.

Coffee with the Principal will be held on 1/15 at 10am in the IMC.  A special presentation on the STEM Academy will be the topic for this meeting.  Parents of students who may be interested in this academy are encouraged to attend.

As always our School & Home Association is preparing for our Annual Gift Auction.  Any and all help is greatly appreciated.  Please check out the link on our homepage to find out how you can get involved.

Yours in education,

Debra Phillips, Principal

See Our
District & School Grades
and Other Info on
Harassment, Intimidation
& Bullying
Jackson School District
Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Clifford Menafra
Middle School
Anti-Bullying Specialist

Jamie Boccia
(732) 833-4701, Ext. 7144
Christa McAuliffe Middle School, 35 South Hope Chapel Road, Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: 732-833-4701
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