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Mr. Burr, Principal
217 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tel: 609.806.4270
Fax: 609.806.4271
Guidance: 609.806.4272


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JWMS Summer Office Hours (June 30 - August 22) Main Office 7:30 am - 3:00 pm Guidance Office 7:30 am - 3:00 pm Student registrations by appointment only through the Guidance Office. Please call 609-806-4270 to schedule an More...

JWMS Summer Reading Lists Please use the link below to view our summer reading requirements. http://www.princetonk12.org/LanguageArts/summer_reading/ More...

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Bucket Brigade at JWMS [Image:photo 1.jpg]John Witherspoon Middle School's 280 eighth graders will finish the school year with a service project that will help Mercer County's homeless families. On Friday, June 20, JWMS s More...

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Service Leadership Course at JWMS 8th grade students from the Service Leadership course at John Witherspoon Middle School presented two checks to Crisis Ministry and The Children's Home Society of New Jersey. The checks totaled $25 More...

Attention Parents/Guardians of 8th Grade Students: The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony is on Thursday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. Richardson Auditorium will open their doors for seating beginning at 1:30 p.m. They will not be able to accommodate early arr More...

Annual Student Art Show The John Witherspoon Middle School's Annual Student Art Show will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Main Commons. The art students of John Witherspoon Middle School will ex More...

Mandarin at John Witherspoon Middle School This fall we are excited to again offer Mandarin at JW. Please read carefully the following description and parameters for this course. The class offers students an opportunity to enhance their school More...

Last day of Mandarin 1 and 2 will be Wednesday, June 18th As of Thursday, June 19th, Mandarin students are expected to attend homeroom, if they arrive after 8:30 am, they must sign in the main office. Thank you. More...


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In keeping with our school's mission to, among other things, provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for our pupils, JWMS has appointed one of our school counselors, Cathy DiLorenzo, as our anti-bullying specialist.  If you have concerns that another JWMS pupil is harassing, intimidating, or bullying your child, either at school or elsewhere, please call Mrs. DiLorenzo at JWMS at 806-4272 or e-mail her at <cathy_dilorenzo@princetonk12.org>.


Princeton Public  Schools
Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying
Princeton Public Schools take every report of harassment, intimidation and bullying very seriously.  The PPS administration and Board of Education have worked diligently on civility and anti-bullying policies.  We have worked hard to ensure that we are in compliance with the harassment, intimidation, and bullying legislation in New Jersey.  Our intention is to ensure that our schools are safe and nurturing environments for every student and employee and that all students are taught to learn and engage with one another with compassion and empathy.


Princeton Public Schools HIB Grades
March, 2014

The Harassment Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) grades posted below were determined through a self-assessment created by the New Jersey Department of Education and completed by each School Safety Team.  Based upon the measures outlined in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, there were eight elements factored into the score of each school.  A maximum score of 75 would indicate the school “exceeds” expectations for each element.  A score of 50 would indicate a school “meets” all state requirements.  The district grade is an average of the scores for each school.

HIB District and School Grade Report Card


SCHOOL
HIB Programs, Approaches or Other Initiatives
(MAX=15)
Training on the BOE-Approved HIB Policy
(MAX=9)
Other Staff Instruction and Training Programs
(MAX=15)
Curriculum and Instruction on HIB and Related Information and Skills
(MAX=6)
HIB Personnel
(MAX=9)
School-Level HIB Incident Reporting Procedure
(MAX=6)
HIB Investigative Procedure
(MAX=12)
HIB Reporting
(MAX=3)
School Grade
(MAX=75)
John Witherspoon Middle School
11
6
12
4
9
4
10
3
59
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DISTRICT GRADE
62