MJ is a Star School

Monmouth Junction School was selected as one of ten New Jersey Star Schools in June, 1999. In order to be recognized for this honor, a school must have demonstrated excellence in student performance and must have a clear specialization. Monmouth Junction was cited for its home-school partnerships and community collaboration.
Programs that Make Us Shine!
.Twelve-Minute Math
.Community Leaders as Readers/Brown Bag Lunches
.KIDS Program for Kindergartners
.Reading Rally, the 600 Minute Reading Club
.Math by the Month
.Math Backpacks and Integrated Arts Kits
.Publishing Company: Cheese and Chatters
.Study Groups, 1997-99
"Teachers as Readers"
"Friends of Literature Circles"
"Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"
"Children of the World"
.Early Bird Academy and Books and Breakfast
.Summer Academy
.PTA Round Table Discussions (ie- Math Constructed Tasks, ESPA) and PTA Family Events
.School Planning Team
.Bread Feast: "Slices of Life"
.School Store
.Parent Center
.Parent Volunteer Form
.Special Interest Survey
.Family D.E.A.R.
.Youth Advisory Committee
.Central Jersey Reading Association
.Young Authors Conference and Kids to Kids International
.Authors in Residence
.The College of New Jersey Statewide Systemic Initiative
.Lincoln Center trained teachers
.Junior Achievement (Kindergarten)
.Monmouth Junction Student Exchange Program
.Buddy Classes
.Grade Level Community Outreach Service Projects:
Kindergarten- Winter Warmth Project
First Grade- Save the Manatee Project
Second Grade- Mothers' Day Literacy Project
Third Grade- Adoption of animals from the Popcorn Park Zoo
Fourth Grade- Books to Keep Program
.Grade Level-Run Programs:
K- Wee Deliver Mail Service
1st- Bakery
2nd- Nearly New Book Store
3rd- Stationary Production and Marketing Business
4th- Recycling Center and Production Company of Winter Gift Wrap