This grant was awarded by the Bergen County Utilities Authority in recognition of our outstanding recycling program. This is our third year receiving this prestigious award and we couldn’t be more proud. Our program has benefitted greatly from these grants, which have allowed us to purchase a new shredder for our Career Awareness Center, a greenhouse for our elective program, and a portable tent which serves as our staging area during our school-wide clean-ups.
Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan and representatives from the Bergen County Utilities Authority were on hand to present this award. Representing Bleshman at the Check Presentation Ceremony were students Taryn, Andrew, and Lynn; Dr. Howard Lerner, Superintendent; Tara Bohan, Supervisor of Instruction; Angela Cupo, Principal; and, Giordano Rodriguez, Community Integration Coach.
Congratulations everyone for all you do everyday to keep our environment and community clean and healthy.
Message from the Principal
N. A. Bleshman Regional Day School
Message from the Principal,
At Bleshman, we continue to provide a comprehensive school program to students, ages, three through twenty-one with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Programming offers an exciting academic/ functional/ career-based curriculum that includes an integrated therapy approach to instruction. Community-based instruction provides our students with opportunities to continue to achieve exposure to workplace skills as well as aspects of industry in their surrounding environment.
One of our newest initiatives is the expansion of our in-house technology, which now includes robotics. Robotics is a wonderful addition to programming in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Studies indicate that it is highly effective in developing/enhancing teamwork and self-confidence. Instruction is presented in a manner which meets the needs of our learners and relates to their real-life experiences.
We look forward to an exciting year filled with academic, cultural, social and therapeutic events and activities. Please check back for program updates throughout the school year.