Welcome to the Joseph T. Donahue School web page! Please check out the monthly Principal's letter, school happenings under the Headlines section, and teacher web pages. The Joseph T. Donahue Elementary School prides itself on maintaining a hometown feel while forging a strong bond with the entire community. Most importantly, our staff and students work hard to meet the rigors and demands of the NJ Student Learning Standards in a safe, positive school environment where risk taking is encouraged and applauded. We continue to employ Positive Behavior Support in Schools strategies to promote consistent expectations in all school settings, thus increasing on-task behavior and maximizing instructional time.
Each year, a school-wide theme will be shared with students, staff, parents, and the entire community which is our driving force towards excellence. Our school-wide theme, Just Keep Swimming: Donahue Diamondbacks S.W.I.M. (Successful, Warm-hearted, Integrity, and Motivated), is the message imparted to the entire Donahue School community. By working together, we will foster confidence in our students to allow them to realize any dream can come true with hard work and perseverance. This year, with our Positive Referrals, we will be recognizing and celebrating examples of students serving as role models, which this year will further reinforce our S.W.I.M. expectations by placing a focus on being kind, considerate, and caring to all.