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The purpose of our Lunch Program is to provide a safe environment for our children during their school lunch and recess periods by recruiting and scheduling parents to monitor those periods. While younger students are eating lunch, older students are enjoying recess. They then switch. Each parent will receive $10 per day for days worked, payable monthly. If you are in a position where you can forgo the daily stipend and “volunteer” your time (even once a month), we really would appreciate your time and generous consideration. Please read our monitor guidelines and use the LP form (above) to “sign up” for the program. Thank you for your support and active participation!
Middle States Reaccreditation
As you may (or should) know, Good Shepherd Catholic Regional School is in the process of being reaccredited by the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools. This is a years-long process.
Because Queen of Peace and St. John of the Cross Catholic Schools were fully-accredited schools at the time of our merger in 2010, Good Shepherd Catholic has inherited accredited status. (You can search for – and find! – our school listing here.)
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is a voluntary, peer-based, non-profit association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation. The Middle States Association is responsible for accrediting educational institutions in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The Middle States Association is made up of three accrediting Commissions; the Commission on Elementary Schools, the Commission on Secondary Schools, and the Commission on Higher Education.
The Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools (MSCES) – and its predecessor, the Assembly of Elementary Schools – has provided accreditation protocols to schools since 1978. These protocols rely on the concepts of peer evaluation and self-regulation to provide continuous school improvement.
Good Shepherd‘s Middle States Committee (with Steering, Philosophy and Community sub-committees) worked for over a year to examine every aspect of the school and our educational programs.
Good Shepherd Catholic has completed its Middle States Report, which was presented to a “Visiting Team” during its on-site visit November 27 through November 30, 2012.
During the “self study” phase of the MSCES reaccreditation process, GSC’s Middle States Committee devised GSC’s Mission/Belief Statements. You may be familiar with the school’s Mission Statement, found on the Home Page of this (the school’s) Website. The “Belief Statement” goes into more detail about each of the four points of the Mission Statement (God + Scholarship + Community + Service).
You can read/download that document by clicking on the link below.
Thank you for your interest in this important endeavor for the school, a critical component for our successful future!