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October 17, 2014
November 14, 2014
December 12, 2014
January 16, 2015
February 20, 2015
March 20, 2015
April 24, 2015
May 15, 2015

8:30 am in the Main Office Conference Room


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All In  

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 Congratulations Dr. Timothy Purnell! 
New Jersey's 2015 Superintendent of the Year

Congratulations to our 2014-15 
Governor's Educators of the Year!

Teacher of the Year

 Governor’s Teacher of the Year
Mr. Stephen Tucker

Governor’s Ed Services
Professional Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Christine Thompson 


 Newsweeks        Daily Beast  

Message from the Principal


Dear Somerville High School Community:


It gives me great pleasure to welcome you the the 2014-2015 school year, a year in which we remain committed to being “All In” for our students.


The Somerville High School staff and administration continues to analyze and monitor our programs to ensure that we are providing services that are tailored to meet the needs of our students.  Last year’s Wildly Important Goal (WIG) provided us with opportunities to research  and improve already established programs in several key areas.  By using this programmatic framework we enhanced areas of guidance services, post-secondary transitional services, and engaged our students in activities that integrated community and curriculum.
This year’s WIG is focused on student engagement as measured through Purpose Driven Walkthroughs™.  Our students learn best when they are active participants in the learning.  The Somerville High School staff is committed to providing instruction in support of student engagement, as well as providing opportunities that promote participation.  As a school community we will continue to work together to achieve our goals.  

We look forward to a productive partnership in support of our students.



Gerard T. Foley



Somerville High School’s Wildly Important Goal (WIG)

"Somerville High School is committed to providing high level instructional practices to promote student engagement enhancing the development of the whole child."

 Mission Statement

 Somerville Schools provide the highest quality education through an environment that promotes individual excellence.



PARCC Testing Schedule

Grades 9-11

Performance Based Assessment (PBA)

March 2nd (50 min)
March 3rd (60 min)
March 4th (40 min)

Algebra 1 and Geometry:
March 9th (60 min)
March 10th (50 min)

Algebra 2:
March 9th (60 min)
March 10th (50 min)

End of Year (EOY)

April 27th
(Unit 1 - 40 min) (Unit 2 – 40 min)

Algebra 1 and Geometry:
April 29th
(Unit 1 - 60 min) (Unit 2 – 50 min)

Algebra 2:
April 29
(Unit 1 – 60 min) (Unit 2 – 50 min)