Superintendent's Message


World Peace Heart

Dear Midland Park District Parents, Staff, and Community Partners,

Snow flurries, scarves, hats, and mittens…the feel of winter is in the air!  December is a wonderful month for our district, one filled with memorable events for students and families: the MPHS Fall Athletic Awards, Godwin’s Winter Dance, Highland’s Winter Concert, the MPEPTA Holiday Store, and the MPHS Jr./Sr. Choral Concert are seasonal favorites we know everyone will enjoy.

Emergency closing days are part-and-parcel of wintertime and the district will use its three identified   closing days when necessary.  Now is a good time to review the district’s Emergency School Closing Notification information.  In addition to robo-calls, emergency closing bulletins will be posted on the district website:, and disseminated to NJ News 12, WABC, WNBC, and FOX television stations.  Please contact your child’s principal with any questions or concerns.

We hope the elementary Parent-Teacher conferences last month were successful experiences for all families.  Please be sure to continue to reach out to your child’s teachers to ensure school experiences are meeting expectations. Regardless of a student’s grade level, questions are sure to arise and it’s important to contact the best person for the correct answer.  Teachers and administrators are only one phone call or email away, so please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

As we anticipate 2022, thoughts turn to hope for a peaceful world.  The words of peace advocate Thich Nhat Hanh reflect the individual’s role in the quest for global peace, “Each moment is a chance for us to make peace with the world, to make peace possible for the world, to make happiness possible for the world.”  On behalf of all in our district, please accept my best wishes for a peaceful, healthy holiday season and a new year filled with joy.



 Dr. Marie Cirasella

Marie C. Cirasella, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


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