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.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Suhani Balachandran won the McGraw-Hill writing contest, as the only New Jersey finalist.
Marlboro has yet another successful student to congratulate. Suhani Balachandran, a fourth grader at Defino Elementary School, won the national McGraw-Hill writing contest in the fourth-sixth grade adventure category for her story, “A Night to Remember.” According to a district news release, "her prize package includes: SRA Reading Labs 2.0 class set for a full year, an iPad for classroom use, Specific Skills Series for Language Arts, and Classroom set of Wonders, for an approximate total prize value of $5,116. In addition, Suhani’s writing passage will be featured in SRA Reading Laboratory 2.0." Balachandran's essay went through a public voting process, which her father Bala posted on Patch. Congratulations, Suhani! Keep writing!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Two teams from Marlboro Middle School were awarded Honorable Mention in the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision program, the world’s largest K-12 science and technology competition.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Josh Pollak filed a complaint against Victoria Dean with the State Department of Education on April 23.
The NJ School Ethics Commission has officially acknowledged the receipt of ethic charges filed against Board Vice President Victoria Dean, according to complaint documents. The complaint was submitted by Marlboro resident and Planning Board member Josh Pollak who claims Dean donated an iPad at a February Knights of Columbus fundraiser which was allegedly labeled "Marlboro Republican Club, Victoria Dean, Vice President of Marlboro School Board." Pollak alleges Dean used a political standing in conjunction with her position on the board, which would violate local and state school board ethics standards. "I have reviewed the Ethics complaint that was filed against me and it is completely frivolous and politically motivated," Dean said in a …
Fidelity Chinese School (FCS) will host an Open House on Saturday, May 18th 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Marlboro Middle School
CNHS won the 2013 Mock Trial competition for county high schools.
Congratulations to the Colts Neck High School Mock Trial Team for winning the Daniel O'Hearn Mock Trial Award at the 2013 Mock Trial Competition for Monmouth County high schools.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Colts Neck High School junior on her way to meeting Warren Buffett next week as a finalist in national business contest
It was an idea born of panic, but one that may win a Colts Neck High School junior a $1,000 grand prize from billionaire Warren Buffett in a national competition. Alexis Pollitto, 16, will be on her way to Omaha, Neb., on Sunday for a Monday audience with the billionaire tycoon as one of five finalists in Buffett’s “Grow Your Own Business’’ competition. The national competition encourages kids to come up with new business ideas. Alexis, whose idea for a new kind of swimming pool monitoring system made it through the first rounds of the competition to become one of the top five individual ideas in the country. Those young entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and Buffett. The grand prize winner will be announced this …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Unanimous Vote ushers Daniel Simon Into Freehold Regional High School District
He had already been thinking about it for months, but when a former High Tech High School student’s mom invited Daniel Simon to be a guest at an important event at her son’s college, that was the clincher. Simon spent a decade as principal of High Technology High School before last year becoming the Superintendent of Wall Township Schools. His new gig was a central office job. It was Prime Time. He was the Big Cheese. But something was amiss behind the big superintendent’s desk. He was cut off from the students – one step removed from what attracted him to education in the first place, Simon said. “I think I underestimated how much I’d miss that aspect of it,’’ Simon said. “I attended as many (after-school) events as I could, but I …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Daniel Simon's appointment awaits Monday vote of Freehold Regional High School District school board.
Daniel Simon, current Wall Township Schools Superintendent, is slated to leave the embattled school district to join the Freehold Regional High School District, according to the high school district’s Board of Education meeting agenda. Simon, who joined Wall Township schools just more than a year ago, is to become the Principal of Colts Neck High School, according to the agenda. A vote on his appointment is scheduled for Monday’s board meeting. Simon, should he get board approval Monday, will be paid $155,221 for the Colts Neck job – $12,279 less than his annual $166,500 paycheck in Wall Township. Simon on Sunday confirmed that he plans to leave the Wall district, pending the Freehold Regional school board vote, but he declined to comment…
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, …