Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Those out of the area can watch on the station's website.
Can't get to Mendham High School for the much heralded technology forum? Never fear, Mendham TV has you covered. Mendham TV in conjunction with the West Morris Regional High School District will be broadcast live the District’s Community Technology Forum: Igniting Innovation in a World of Mobilism right into your home live. The Forum, scheduled to be held at West Morris Mendham High School on March 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. will include a panel of technology experts that will provide an interactive discussion with students, parents, staff and community members to address the critical needs for students to develop entrepreneurial, science, technology, engineering and math skills in this competitive global renaissance era. The event will …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
West Morris Regional Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast to give an International Baccalaureate presentation at West Morris Mendham High School at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12
It attracted the attention of visiting dignitaries from Japan last month and its fair share of praise and criticism since its introduction to the district, but love it or hate it, West Morris Regional Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast will be speaking about the International Baccalaureate program Wednesday. According to a release by Pendergrast, the super will talk about the importance, value and future development of the district's IB program, and also speak to how parents can support IB students. The presentation is scheduled to be held in the library of West Morris Mendham and is expected to run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
West Morris Regional School District Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast has a message to parents and students after Hurricane Sandy.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Dear Parents and Guardians, It is my hope that all of the families of the West Morris Regional High School District are safe and secure. To the best of my ability, I have toured our five communities and many neighborhoods. The damage to each town is extensive. Aside from the loss of power, there are hundreds of closed streets, impassable walkways, and downed wires. It is an unsafe environment. Additionally, JCP&L has reported 70% of Morris County residents still do not have power. Luckily, the structural damage to our high schools is minimal, although the buildings are without electricity or heat. While I know there are important concerns such as college application deadlines, marking period assessments and athletic events, our priority …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Mackey Pendergrast kicks off Columbus Day in-services outlining goals for this year and beyond.
The West Morris Regional School District should be like Peyton Manning, or Paul O’Neill. Or maybe, considering the success they've had over the last five years, they should just continue to be themselves. Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast addressed the assembled faculty with a power point presentation that showed some of the districts accomplishments and issued a challenge for the next seven months. “We’ve seen a 45 percent increase in IB students reading and writing and advanced students reading and writing,” Pendergrast said. “But we need to close the gap for students who are not in the advanced program.” According to Pendergrast, the regional district will be focusing on skills, disciplinary knowledge and “something else.” “That …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Superintendent also recognizes five staff members who have received tenure.
The West Morris Regional High School District recognized 20 new teachers and staff members during the Board of Education’s Monday meeting. Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast began the recognition process by recounting Mendham High School’s back-to-school night on Sept. 19. “There were a thousand people walking around,” Pendergrast said. “And at least two dozen parents came up to me and said, ‘I want to thank you and congratulate you. There are so many great teachers in this building.’” Pendergrast gave each of the district’s new academic division directors the floor to introduce the new teachers in their department, as well as lay out goals for the school year. Dr. David Leigh, the district’s director of special education, explained that …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Adapting to new regulations from the state Department of Education, several positions are being eliminated while others are being created.
The West Morris Regional High School Board of Education took initial steps Monday that will transform the district’s administration. The changes are in line new rules from the state Department of Education designed to restructure school administrations to provide better teacher evaluations and student outcomes. “Theses are dramatic changes,“ said Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast. The local changes are in line with those taking place in New Jersey and across the country, he said. The changes at West Morris include the elimination of lead teachers and the creation of a new position, assistant superintendent. The board narrowly approved the overall scheme at its April 16 meeting, and the votes taken Monday addressed the mechanics of the …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
New schools chief lends praise to predecessor and former teacher.
There may not be a better passing of a baton than that from a teacher to a student. As West Morris Regional High School District Superintendent Anthony di Battista leaves his post, effective Feb. 29, he passes the baton to the recently hired Mackey Pendergrast, who was formally introduced on Monday, Feb. 27. Pendergrast was one of di Battista’s students in the early 1980s at Mendham High School, and, like di Battista, went on to become a history teacher before an administrator. “Anthony got the big things right,” Pendergrast said. “He has been a visionary in this district, and he’s been a great inspiration to me.” Pendergrast, who took an alternate route to becoming a class teacher, said he thought about teachers like di Battista, which …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Boys, girls basketball teams begin playoff runs.
It’s the last Monday in February and, as usual, it’s a pretty busy day around Washington Township. Let’s take a look at what’s going on. You Need to Say Goodbye, and Hello: Tonight’s West Morris Regional School Board meeting will be held at Mendham High School at 7 p.m., but it’s not your ordinary gathering. It will be the final session with Superintendent Anthony di Battista, whose tenure officially ends Wednesday. The board will also formally introduce its new superintendent Mackey Pendergrast, the district’s former director of staff development. Stop in and say goodbye, and also say hello. You Need to Budget Wisely: The Washington Township Committee will hold its final budget meeting of the year at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. The …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Mackey Pendergrast has guided staff development for last six years in district.
The West Morris Regional School District has hired Mackey Pendergrast as its new superintendent to succeed Anthony di Battista, whose retirement is effective Feb. 29. Pendergrast, the district's director of staff development for the past six years, has agreed to a three-year term as the schools top administrator. "Mackey's done innovative things with less budget each year," regional school board president Cristen Forrester said. "He's dealt with it beautifully, and his vision fit our vision." All nine board members voted to hire Pendergrast Wednesday, Feb. 22 at a special meeting. The final two candidates came down to Pendergrast and an external administrator, Forrester said. Pendergrast will be formally introduced at the board's next …