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SBJC News
SBJC Lodi Art Show
SBJC Primetime Art Show
Science Fun!

Mrs. Smith's Middle and High School classes presented their projects at the Annual Science Fair.
Integrated Science
Students from Miss I's Integrated Science class built Snap Rovers and raced them as part of a unit on circuits.
CPR at SBJC

Students at the SBJC MS/HS experienced something new in Mrs. Sorrentino's Health classes this semester. They were excited to learn the "Hands Only - CPR" technique as part of the CPR in Schools training initiative by the American Heart Association. Students learned how the "CPR Hands Only" training can save a person's life as well as how and when to use an AED. As part of the program, students also practiced using an AED. Students watched a video on CPR & First Aid technique prior to practicing on their own mannequin. This learning experience provided students with the knowledge of a very important life skill.
3D Buildings Courtesy of SBJC STEAM
Seventh and eight grade students who visited the SBJC STEAM lab this fall were challenged to design an original model of their town that would best serve the needs of the citizens. Our student suburban innovators employed the engineering design process, TinkerCAD (computer-aided design software), and 3D printers to create their model cities. Each class designed a ward of their town. All of the classes' wards can be fitted together to complete a city.
Bee Bot Debuts in Mrs. Hughes Classroom

Mrs. Hughes' Math Classes working together to program Bee Bots to review math concepts.
Maywood Students Work on Display at JCC
The pictures above reflect pieces of work created by students under the instruction of Ms. Bierman from our Maywood campus. These pieces are on display at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly through December 27th. Included in this show are taped bottle sculptures that focus on texture and color.
SBJC Joins PGA's Golf In Schools Initiative

The South Bergen Jointure Commission is proud to announce that they are part of the PGA of America "Golf In Schools" program. As part of the program,a professional PGA golfer comes to our school on a regular basis to instruct students on how to golf. All golf equipment has been generously donated by the PGA. The pictures above reflect the enthusiasm and participation of our students being instructed by Mr. Zohovetz on the proper grip and placement of the club. 
Life in the Middle Ages
Mrs. Bossio's 8th grade Social Studies class is learning about the Middle Ages. While completing a lesson about life on a manor during the Middle Ages. The Students built a model of a medieval castle and discussed the important roles of all of the people living on a manor and in the castle.

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year !!
School Announcements
Welcome to the South Bergen Jointure Commission Website!
The South Bergen Jointure Commission is a state approved Board of Education whose mission is to provide services to participating local school districts, with an emphasis on shared services.
It is governed by a Commission composed of fourteen trustees, each a member of a participating school district and appointed by their respective Boards of Education.
The Commission has all the powers and authority of a Board of Education. The Commission is funded entirely by income derived from the provision of services and/or by assessments.
The Jointure Commission serves as a lead agency for the purposes of creating consortiums or cooperative enterprises. It provides services in the following areas:
 
•  Special Education Classes
•  Personnel that are shared by communities
•  Special Education busing
•  Regular Education busing
•  Non-public school busing
•  Athletic and Field Trip busing
•  Professional Development
•  Curriculum Coordination and Development
•  Coordination of Transitional Counseling for participating districts
•  Coordination of School-to-Work programs for participating districts
•  Provide programs for extended school year in special education
•  Provide occupational and physical therapy to participating districts

Special Education Classes
Presently, the South Bergen Jointure Commission provides special education classes for children who are preschool, autistic or multiply handicapped. Classes are located on three campuses which are located in Lyndhurst, Maywood, Lodi, Rutherford and Moonachie. The programs offered provide all the services listed in a child's IEP. The campuses have speech therapists, occupational and physical therapists (physical and occupational therapy assistants are not used), music, art, physical education, psychologist and social worker. The program for autism uses the applied behavior/discreet trial method as its primary approach. As needed, other approaches are introduced to prepare the student for transitioning into other classes.

Personnel
The South Bergen Jointure Commission employs psychologist, social workers, LDT-Consultants, art and music teachers, curriculum director and special education transitional counselor. These employees are assigned to participating districts on a partial week basis. Districts in need of a part-time professional could engage the Jointure Commission to employ that individual.
Occupational and Physical Therapy
 The South Bergen Jointure Commission employs OT and PT personnel to provide services to the participating district.

Transportation
As a state approved Coordinating Transportation Services Agency (CTSA), the South Bergen Jointure Commission provides coordination of transportation for 40 Bergen County School Districts. The Hasbrouck Heights Board office center serves as the central office for receipt of all transportation requests from participating districts. Transportation is coordinated and/or arranged for special education, regular education and non-public school children. The South Bergen Jointure Commission presently services the member districts with over 500 routes. Public, non-public and special education transportation are coordinated to maximize the vehicles use on each route, including athletic and field trips.

Curriculum Coordination and Instructional Improvement
The South Bergen Jointure Commission employs a full-time Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction who assists the local districts in coordination of activities, development of curriculum, to include core content standards, coordination and implementation of assessment and general coordination of professional development.

Transitional Counseling in Special Education
The South Bergen Jointure Commission employs a full-time Transitional Counselor to assist the local districts, participating in a State Vocational grant, to provide transitional counseling to their students in the secondary special education programs.

School-to-Work
 
A “School-to-Work” counselor and program is provided to the local participating districts. High school and middle school faculty are trained to deliver a school-to-work program for children in 8 th grade to 12 th grade.
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