Friday, April 19, 2013
Superintendent Charles Sampson issues statement Thursday
While he thinks they are better than the state school Report Cards they replaced, the Freehold Regional High School District superintendent does not think highly of the new statewide performance reports, issued last week for schools statewide. The results of the NJ School Performance report were released by the state Department of Education, rating schools in three categories against schools statewide and against a group of about 30 schools with similar demographics, as calculated by the state’s criteria. On Tuesday, Freehold Patch reported a story on the results of the Freehold high schools’ ratings, which published Wednesday. We had asked Freehold Regional High School District Superintendent Charles Sampson for a comment the at that time…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Announcement made at recent board of education meeting
As part of its effort to communicate with the community the Freehold Regional High School District has launched its own page on Facebook. Superintendent Charles Sampson said the need for the page became even more apparent in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. "It became a very powerful tool to communicate with during the storm," he said. Sampson said he does not have his own personal account but knows it can be a valuable resource for the district. "There's a good deal of information on there," he said. The Facebook page currently posts information from across the district and is described as "your source for the latest news, videos and features from FRHSD."
Friday, January 4, 2013
The orientations are scheduled throughout January.
This January, the Freehold Regional High School District will be hosting Eighth Grade Orientation for current eighth grade students and their parents at each high school. The Orientation Program is meant to familiarize the students and parents with the high school they will be attending the following year. Course registration, academic offerings, educational and extra-curricular activities, and the mission and philosophy of each high school will be covered. Parents are encouraged to attend and ask questions about the high schools and what they have to offer. Eighth Grade Orientation Program Schedule: The eighth grade orientations will take place in the auditorium of the respective high school. At the same time, a Special Education …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Questions answered by students, staff and parents
With thousands of students covering such a wide area, the Freehold Regional High School District conducted a survey of its community this past summer to get a sense of how they are perceived by not only students and parents but district employees and local residents as well. At Monday's meeting of the district's board of education, the results of that survey generally received as a positive reaction. A total of 1851 surveys were completed with the bulk of the participants being students and employees in the district. The survey looked at a variety of topics including problems facing the district, areas for possible improvement and places the district might be able to make cost saving cuts. Overall, the best marks for the district came …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
As of now the state will not consider waiving the 180 school day requirement.
The Freehold Regional High School District Board of Education approved a revised version of the 2012-2013 calendar at a special meeting Monday night which includes four additional school days. The district needs to make up these four days, which were taken off due to Hurricane Sandy, in order to comply with New Jersey’s 180-day school year requirement. “The state at this point in time is not even discussing the potential waiver of the 180-day requirement,” Superintendent Charles Sampson said. Sampson said the subject was broached on a conference call with New Jersey Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf on Thursday, in which Cerf stated that it is “too premature to have those discussions”. The original school calendar had three “…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Announcement comes from the FRHSD website.
Students of the Freehold Regional High School District will not return to the classroom this week. The district posted the closure announcement on its website slightly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, citing the continued outages and ongoing safety concerns as its reasons for closing. On Monday, an update from the district explained that Freehold Township High School and Manalapan High School still did not have power. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 12.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Tell us what you think should be done about Freehold High School winning a free Cher Lloyd concert by voting in our poll below.
UPDATE: This story was updated on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 4:45 p.m. with additional comments from FRHSD. A district wide policy on school concerts has lead Freehold High School students to take to the Internet with a petition. Last week, Freehold High School students learned they had won "The Last School Standing" contest on 92.3 NOW FM. Their prize, a free concert with Cher Lloyd, a 2010 X-Factor UK finalist known for her popular song "Want U Back". However, the students' petition claims Freehold Regional High School District policy prohibits concerts from being held on school grounds. On Tuesday, FRHSD Communications and District Projects Coordinator Nakell Williams said no such policy exists. Over 600 people have already signed the student…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
New standards are being worked into the education system, promising higher excellence.
During Monday's Freehold Regional High School District Board of Education meeting, the Common Core National Standards were introduced, which is a new ruler of learning that is currently being worked into the state's education system. Re-evaluating how teacher's approach their agenda, Superintendent Charles Sampson said, "the Common Core has allowed us to sort of look through a new lense at what we teach, how we teach it, and at what grade level." Previously, each state has set its own bench mark over what is/isn't proficient. However, 44 states have signed on with Common Core, which means they are all on their way to a more even field of comparison. "We'll know how our students are doing compared to other states in the Nation," Sampson…
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The district reported that the 2011 HSPA scores show FRHSD is above the state average.
State testing scores for the HSPA standardized test, taken in March, show Freehold above the average proficiency rate for both the state and its district group. The test is given to eleventh grade students in the state, as well as new twelfth grade students and students who failed the test the previous year. Jennifer Schwartz, coordinator for district testing, reported that the district came in above the state benchmarks, which are proficiency goals the state has set to reach by 2013. The district came in above the 200 mark of proficiency in both math and language arts testing. If a student falls below the line of proficiency, the district offers academic support and extra help. A student can take the HSPA up to three times, or begin an …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Superintendent Charles Sampson says plan will provide consistency for district.
The Freehold Regional High School District is embarking on ambitious plan to map out its future direction, Superintendent Charles B. Sampson said Monday. Sampson and Curriculum and Instruction Administrative Supervisor Jeffrey P. Moore unveiled a draft framework for a new strategic plan and mission statement for the district during a press conference at the Administration Building in Englishtown Monday morning. “We have six very high-performing high schools. Over the years we’ve lacked a real coherent district vision for how we take a high-functioning system and make it better,” Sampson said. “We feel strongly that a strategic plan with specific annual benchmarks is a critical component of that. It’s an intentionally ambitious plan.” The …