Superintendent, Beth Norcia


 Dear Parents and Families of Maple Shade,

Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year.  September is a month of starting fresh with an unlimited amount of possibilities for all of us.   It is a time that as part of the school community we start new with our outlook, our desires, and our potential opportunities.  Our first day for all students is Thursday, September 6th, for a full day of school. Our new staff members are hired, ready and eager to start.  Classrooms are polished and cleaned. Curriculum has been reevaluated by our master teachers, just waiting for our students to experience the learning that it holds.  

We will have some new faces in each of our four schools. New teachers and assistants await our children. We have three new administrators at Maple Shade High School.  Our principal is Mr. Matt La Grou who has been with us since July 1st. Mr. La Grou spent the summer planning and preparing for a fantastic school year for our students and families in grades 7th-12th. Joining him at MSHS, Mrs. Kaitlyn McWilliams, vice principal and Mr. Christian Galietta, vice principal in charge of school counseling.


As we open a new school year, I cannot help but be appreciative of our whole school community. As a district, we could not ask for better partners than our Maple Shade families.  I am continually amazed by the amount of time our families give to assist in our schools. I am honored to work alongside so many members of our community that give back and support our town. We have a school board that volunteers their expertise and time for the benefit of the students and the staff. We can all be very proud of a whole community that supports education and kids. The only way to continue to improve the success of all and continue our vision for our schools is to do it together.   We are all Wildcats!

On behalf of the entire Board of Education and the district administration, faculty and staff, I look forward to seeing you at the following Back to School Nights:

Howard Yocum Elementary
Maude Wilkins Elementary 
Steinhauer School   
Maple Shade High School 
September 27, 2018
October 2,  2018
September 25, 2018
October 3, 2018


Beth Norcia, Superintendent