Education

June 10, 2021

BARNEGAT, NJ - Joseph Hankins, Sons of the American Revolution, dressed in Colonial Soldiers uniform presented Cadet Jorge Ramos, the Sons of American Revolution JROTC Medal. It is considered quite a distinction to receive this medal. "Ramos exemplifies high ideals & principles which ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — At 4:11 p.m. on Monday, June 7, the Southern Regional School District sent out a text message alert announcing that masks will now be optional for all students and faculty.  The text message read: Due to the current heat and humidity trend, Southern Regional student and staff ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — As of 6:20 p.m. on Monday, June 7 masks are now optional for students and staff at any Barnegat District School for the remainder of the school year. The Barnegat District sent out an email alert that read: Good Evening Barnegat Families, Earlier today, Governor Murphy ...

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TRENTON – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem.  The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security number or ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - It's back to business for Southern Regional High School as they prepare for this year's graduation ceremony that will mimic all of history's past besides last year's virtual event due to COVID-19. "It’s nice to have an actual graduation this year, much better than last year," ...

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STAFFORD — Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer or in need of childcare? Main Street Alliance Church at 1000 N. Main Street in Manahawkin is offering a day camp this summer. Not only will the children have a great time, they will also learn valuable life lessons on character ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -The adage that "it takes a village" appears to hold true in the Barnegat Township School District. Teachers do not stand alone in the educational process and benefit from the work of other staff members. At the Barnegat Inspires awards ceremony last week, five staff members ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – The past couple of school years will likely go down as the most difficult for faculty and students alike. Teachers of the Year in each of the district’s six schools received special recognition for how they dealt with the challenges in the previous year. “The Teacher of the Year ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – The Barnegat Township School District’s decision to honor students from each of its buildings provides encouraging insight into tomorrow’s leaders. Academics and sports achievers receive accolades of a different nature. Staff members nominate students for UPStander awards based on ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – The Barnegat School District welcomed two new additions to its Staff Hall of Fame this week. Maggie Aftanis and Susan Sellarole both retired from the school system and left behind fond memories. Maggie Aftanis taught in Barnegat Schools from 1983 until 2019 and was awarded ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – The Barnegat School District welcomed two new additions to its Staff Hall of Fame this week. Maggie Aftanis and Susan Sellarole both retired from the school system and left behind fond memories. Maggie Aftanis taught in Barnegat Schools from 1983 until 2019 and was awarded ...

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STAFFORD — On Saturday, May 22, the Southern Regional High School District honored former athletes and coaches by adding them to the Athletic Hall of Fame. The new class consisted of current Miami Dolphin star Mike Gesicki. Longtime Coach David DiEugenio was also inducted.  Coach ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - Here are some photos from the 2021 Southern Regional High School Junior and Senior proms from this past weekend. JUNIOR PROM                                           Donovan Drew & ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — Southern Regional High School Junior Prom is this Friday, May 21 and Senior Prom this Saturday, May 22. Both proms are taking place on the football field under a big tent to abide by current COVID-19 restrictions.  Parents and students: share your photos with us to be ...

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If buildings are open for in-person instruction, parents or guardians will not be able to opt-out of in-person instruction. NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Members of the Russell O. Brackman Middle School wondered how they would pull off the Eighth Grade Dance this year. The pandemic seemingly quashed many of their fundraising efforts and left them with little money. “I just happened to mention my concerns to my wife, who works as a ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — The Barnegat Township School District already has policies in place regarding the retention of students not making the grade. Amid learning losses associated with pandemic-related changes, school authorities want to avoid holding students back for the next school ...

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STAFFORD, NJ — Stafford Superintendent of Schools George Chiadiac has issued directives for those who plan to protest before the district’s Board of Education meeting today. Protesters are expected to gather at 4:30 p.m. at the Stafford Township Performing Arts Center in support of Erin Pein, a ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the last fourteen months, New Jerseyans have been in the midst of the worst global pandemic in most of our lifetimes. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in NJ has just recently reached the 1 million mark. This is one out of every nine people in the state. Just over 25,000 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives. “Having the vaccine ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy reported during his COVID briefing on Wednesday that effective May 19, the state will lift the prohibition on interstate indoor youth competitions. Additionally, he said that only 16 school districts are still all remote.  "We continue to work to see every school ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – The Barnegat Township School District plans to start up a new Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) this year. Members of the community are invited to share their input and work with board members, school administration and staff. Board of Education President Sean O’Brien announced ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – A 2021 list released by U.S. News & World Report last week ranks high schools both nationally and statewide. The study considered 424 public high schools throughout New Jersey and used data from the 2018-2019 school year. Most of Ocean County’s high schools appeared in the ...

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WARETOWN, NJ —  The Ocean Township Board of Education established a “Marijuana Impact Committee” just as recreational weed became legal in the state. The objective and size of the committee recently became more expansive. Pot shops come with their share of tax revenue for the towns that allow ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – A couple of years later and the Barnegat Township School District’s tradition of recognizing UPStanders continues to grow. The district instituted the initiative as a means of acknowledging one “upstanding” student from each of Barnegat’s six schools. School authorities borrow a ...

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STAFFORD — A local, Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter.  When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her job in ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - Ocean Township Schools shared their concerns regarding meeting budgets starting a few years ago. The magnitude of the problem may be more startling than many local residents even imagine. George Gahles, Business Administrator of the Ocean Township School District, presented the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — The Barnegat Board of Education convenes tonight at 5:30 pm at Barnegat High School, with instructions for virtual access found here. The agenda includes presenting the district’s 2021-2022 school budget, followed by a public hearing. Stephen Brennan MBA, CPA Business ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - The Ocean Township School Board meets tonight for the 2021-2022 Budget Hearing tonight at the Priff School at 6:15 pm.  A question and answer session will be available for those who attend in-person or through the Zoom meeting platform. The Budget presentation can be accessed on ...

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