Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Outgoing university president Paul Gaffney delivers Commencement address
The Monmouth University Class of 2013 took center stage today as PNC Bank Arts Center hosted the university's 82nd commencement ceremony on Wednesday. If the students took center stage, Monmouth University President Paul G. Gaffney II, who is retiring after a 10-year tenure at the helm of the school, was a close second. Gaffney addressed the graduates and delivered the commencement address. "I wish you fair winds, a following sea, a tall ship and bright star to steer by," Gaffney said.
A look at what is planned for Hazlet public school students in the month of June, as reported by Raritan High School junior Bianca Lucarini.
Raritan High School junior Bianca Lucarini is the student representative to the Board of Education. She gave this school district report at board's Monday, May 20 meeting. First off, Raritan High School’s staff and students showed us their hidden talents at The Talent Show on May 8. With so much competition it was tough to decide a winner, however, we would like to congratulate Brianna Payne for winning this year’s talent show and thank everyone who participated! Raritan experienced a British Invasion on May 10th hosting Beatle Mania. With popular tunes such as Revolution and Here Comes the Sun, the crowd was in full swing, singing and dancing to all the legendary hits. RHS band members rocked the school on May 14 while performing their …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
More than 100 volunteers helped paint murals, build furniture and prepare classrooms in the storm-battered school.
In the foyer near the entrance at Union Beach Memorial School, a piece of paper stapled to a cork board recognizes the students of the month for September 2012, all the way from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. The school didn't make it through the next month. Union Beach Memorial suffered significant loses during Hurricane Sandy as more than a foot of floodwater poured in causing structural and electrical damage and the loss of equipment and school supplies. The damage resulted in the closing of the school and forced Union Beach to scatter its grade school students among four other schools throughout the region. The goal is to reopen the school in less than a month. On Saturday, more than a 100 volunteers helped build furniture, paint …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The upcoming “Battle of the Faculties” between the Holmdel schools is really building momentum. The event being held on Tuesday, May 21 starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Holmdel High School gymnasium.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
In the wake of the unexpected death of an eighth grader at Hazlet Middle School, the district will be hosting a family wellness forum.
Hazlet parents are encouraged to attend a family wellness forum Tuesday night that will discuss how to promote healing and resiliency in the aftermath of a traumatic loss, whether it be due to accident, illness, suicide or homicide, according to a post on the district's Facebook page. The forum, sponsored by the Hazlet Township Public School District and the Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 14 in the Holy Family School Auditorium on Stone Road in Hazlet. The Monmouth County Coordinator for the Traumatic Loss Coalition, George Scott, EdS, LMFT, will lead the forum. Topics to be discussed will include stress factors for children, how to recognize depression in children and some of the risk …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Students from Brick, Toms River among the winners
For the fourth year in a row, a team of high school students from the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences (MATES) in Manahawkin was the winner of the New Jersey Envirothon, held Saturday, May 4 at Girl Scout Camp Kettle Run in Medford, the state's Department of Agriculture has announced. The team, consisting of Emily Golembiski of Little Egg Harbor, Jillian Hubbard of Toms River, Gillian Schriever of West Creek, Michael Signorelli of Toms River and Megan Tumpey of Brick, will represent New Jersey in the 2013 North American Envirothon at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana in August. The Ocean County students competed against 33 other teams on knowledge of natural resources-related topics, including soils, …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The school was recently left off a U.S. News and World Report ranking.
Holmdel High School ranked in the top 300 schools in the country, according to Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Holmdel, which was recently left off of the U.S. News and World Report top high schools ranking, earned the 244 spot of 2,000 ranked schools. According to the report, Holmdel has a 98 percent graduation rate with 99 percent of those students college bound. The average SAT score was 1764, average ACT score a 25.1 and the average AP score a 4. Last year, Holmdel was ranked 179 in the nation after being left off the list in 2011 because the district office said they never got the survey. Newsweek rankings use the four-year graduation rate, college acceptance rate, college-level tests (ex. AP tests) taken per student, the average score …
The county career academy was also listed 16th in the country.
Newsweek ranked High Technology High School of Lincroft number one in the Northeast and number 16 in the country in a survey that considered 2,500 schools. The Monmouth County Vocational School District career academy rose to the top of the 2013 list thanks to scoring well on several components in the 2011–12 school year. The average SAT score at High Tech was 2113, the average AP score was 4.5, and the rate of AP/IB tests per student was 1.4. Read more about the methodology on their site. The new principal of the school this year is Kevin Bals, who replaced Daniel Simon Sr., who left after a decade of leadership to be the Wall Township Superintendent of Schools. "I am not sure how valid or accurate the rankings are, but it is nice for …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A look at what is planned for Hazlet public school students in the month of May, as reported by Raritan High School junior Bianca Lucarini.
Raritan High School junior Bianca Lucarini is the student representative to the Board of Education. She gave this school district report at Beers Street School on Monday, May 6. This was her first report after taking over the reigns from graduating senior Leann Coppola. Hello everyone, I am Bianca Lucarini your new student representative to the Board of Education. I am thrilled to be standing before you to announce the fun, exciting upcoming and prior events that the Hazlet township public schools have planned. First off, Raritan High School's staff and students successfully presented the second annual Coffee House on April 26 at 6:00 p.m., with great jams and treats provided everyone enjoyed themselves and cannot wait until the next show…
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