Education

June 2, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - Seven of the nine members of the Bayonne Board of Education gathered for an emergency session Tuesday. Trustee Michael Alonso, whose Facebook comments on Sunday have drawn strong rebuke, as well as calls for his resignation, did not attend the meeting. “Where will the Bayonne Riot ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Counselors will be available to help students who may feel grief over the recent death of a 7th grade student at Philip G. Vroom Community School, said school superintendent John Niesz. According to reports the female student died after a two-year battle with cancer.  Saying the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey City University (NJCU) will launch an Institute for International Studies and state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center thanks to the support of former Congressman, philanthropist, and real estate developer Frank Guarini, Dr. Sue Henderson, NJCU’s president announced ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Knowing that they will likely have to revisit the issue again in August when the state announces its aid to school districts, the Bayonne Board of Education passed  its $164 million 2020-2021 school budget that includes a one-percent increase in local taxes in a split 5-4 ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - With the city negotiating the acquisition of two former parochial schools for the potential use as public schools, School Board Trustee Michael Alonso said the school district, not the city, should be the party making the purchases – or perhaps use property already owned by the school ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - “It’s like prison,” junior Jordan Barreto said when asked to describe Bayonne High School’s 6-week break in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Just two weeks ago, the Bayonne School District announced the last day of on campus classes for students, as they prepared to transition to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A public hearing on Bayonne Public School’s 2020-2021 budget will be held at the April 28 meeting, Superintendent John Niesz announced. As a precaution, and following a similar rule instituted for their March 24 budget meeting, members of the public may not be able to attend unless ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Public Library may be closed, but COVID-19 is not going to stifle JP Porcaro’s love of reading, or, more importantly, bringing his love of sharing literature with the residents he serves. Bayonne’s library director for the past two years, Porcaro told TAPinto Bayonne ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The city will go enter negotiations for the possible purchase of St. Andrew's School for possible use as a public school, officials have said. The announcement comes at a time when negotiations are also ongoing for the possible purchase of Marist High School. City Law Director Jay ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - An 8th grade student at John Bailey School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter sent by Superintendent John Niesz. The letter stated that the 14-year-old boy was in school on March 12, the last day students were on campus. He was not symptomatic that day. On ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s public schools will remain closed to students until at least April 20, 2020, according to a letter by Superintendent John Niesz. “The COVID-19 pandemic will impact when we anticipate opening our schools and resume normal operations,” he stated. Students, teachers, and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne Public Schools will be closed beginning Friday and “with an anticipated return date" of Monday, March 30, according to Superintendent John Niesz. In a letter to the community Niesz cited Mayor Jimmy Davis' State of Emergency declaration in an effort to fight any potential ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The shooting at a Jewish grocery store in Jersey City had repercussions for Bayonne students that many might not have suspected. An internet threat made after the shooting resulted in a lockdown of Bayonne schools, but worse, an increase in the level of concern among some of the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A report of a suspicious man following two 12-year old students near Walter F. Robinson Community School on Tuesday was resolved after police investigated, officials announced Wednesday. “It was just a man walking to work,” Bayonne Schools Superintendent John J. Niesz said during ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Ken Healy will always remember Karen Minutella, who died in a motorcycle accident in 2015 at the age of 47. Ken, who was left disabled in the accident, and Karen were high school sweethearts. “She’s always with me,” he said recently, pulling out a cross that hangs around her neck ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - 21 students entering Bayonne High School in September will take part in a new program that will allow them to take college courses while still in high school, officials announced. Through the partnership with Hudson County Community College (HCCC) the  students will have the chance to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Former board of education trustees Carol Cruden and Charles Ryan were honored for their service to the Board of Education at the body’s meeting Tuesday. Both were presented with rings to mark their service as board members. “I was very honored,” Ryan, who served did several ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Hours of comments for and against the new LGTBQ curriculum went for naught at the Tuesday Bayonne Board of Education meeting after Board President Maria Valado said the board would not be taking a vote on the matter and would implement the curriculum starting in September because it ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Whispers and glances exchanged, notes being passed, the obvious formation of cliques, and the teacher said nothing, in fact, some might say he offered a few approving nods. While these are not actions one typically likes to see in a high school classroom, they were all encouraged ...

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BAYONNE, NJ -Bayonne High School Honor student, Tashu Gupta, took second place in the American Legion's Northern Regional Oratorical Competition.

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne Public Schools students may be too young to remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001, but thanks to a recent workshop and tour of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City that teachers participated in during a recent In-Service Day the memories of those lost, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - 13 Bayonne students currently studying at Seton Hall University were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement by being named to the Fall 2019 Dean’s list. Rodaina Ahmed Sara Angrosina Mariez Aziz Montana Bottino Nicole Cardona Victoria ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Students from three Bayonne schools were honored for awards they received this year at scientific research in the Bayonne High School STEM Academy. Project Innovate - Explore, Research, Discover, is a new STEM based research program geared towards middle school students. Each ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Former Board of Education Trustee Charles Ryan said he is very concerned about the lack of a plan to deal with the acquisition of Marist High School for use as a public school in Bayonne. Ryan raised the issue at Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting, asking what they have done to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne High School will be home to the prestigious “Physics Bowl” for the next year. The trophy was awarded to Bayonne Team two following their first place performance at the Physics Olympics competition hosted by the New Jersey chapter of American Association of Physics Teachers ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Less than a week after school officials announced the closing of Marist High School, the Bayonne City Council voted to allow the city to enter into negotiations for a possible purchase of the property. School officials announced last week that the school would close its doors in ...

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BAYONNE, NJ -Bayonne High School’s graduation rate rose by 10 percent over the last four years, according to the latest data, Kenneth Kopacz, assistant superintendent of personnel, announced at the Board of Education’s reorganization meeting Monday. The latest figures, Kopacz said, show that ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne Marist High School is set to close its doors at the end of this school year, a statement by school officials said Thursday.  “The Marist Brothers or Marist High School, simply do not have the funds to continue school operations after this academic year,” the statement ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In a shift of leadership that may have significant implications for the future, a divided Bayonne Board of Education voted to appoint Maria Valado president and Chris Munoz vice president at their reorganization meeting Monday. Munoz became the deciding vote on a board otherwise ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s public schools will have a new slogan when students and teachers return to their classrooms after the holiday break. The announcement came last week at the Board of Education’s final meeting of the year. Although individual schools have had slogans of their own, this is ...

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