Education

May 19, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mike Guastaferro was in for a rude awakening when he arrived at Rutgers University. "I came in from high school where I was (on the) honor roll and all that stuff," he said. "I came into chemistry my freshman year and got my butt handed to me. I was on academic probation my ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Months of preparation, anxiety, and hard work. That’s what it took to compete in the state qualifying competition for National History Day (NHD). Hundreds of inspiring students sacrificed their Saturday mornings to present their exhibits, websites, papers, or documentaries on their ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bayonne High School teacher Dr. John Bransfield has been nominated for the prestigious Hannah E. (Liz) MacGregor Teacher of the Year History Teacher Award. Bransfield will represent New Jersey as the only high school teacher nominated for the award that will be presented by ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - At Bayonne High School teaching, and extracurricular activity, goes well beyond the traditional three Rs of education, reading, writing and arithmetic. That was evident again on Thursday when Mayor Jimmy Davis presented members of the school’s Latin Club a special proclamation in ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne High School officials have announced that Daria Kukhar, a junior has been accepted to the New Jersey Scholars Program. According to their website the New Jersey Scholars Program is a tuition-free five-week summer program for New Jersey high school students heading heading ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne High School Social Studies Department recently inducted its third class of candidates into the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. The new members were joined by Dr. Carmela Karnoutsos & Dr. Joseph Ryan both of whom were honored for their lifetime of ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation spearheaded by Bayonne Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti to improve safety for all New Jersey student bus riders has been signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy. According to a statement the new law mandates an agency, board of education, nonpublic school, or school ...

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BAYONNE, NJ-  Citing a lack of enrollment, Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced that the Recreation Division’s preschool program at the Bayonne Public Library will close at the end of the academic year. A total of only 14 students signed up for the program starting in September, according to city ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Up to 585 Bayonne students will potentially access full day pre-k in September thanks to more than $6.7 million in funding from the New Jersey Department of Education. The Bayonne Board of Education received notice of the increased funding, up from $3.4 million last year, following ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - 20 Bayonne children will get an audience with The Cat in the Hat on Wednesday, March 6. The event, hosted by the Bayonne Public Library, is being held in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and will also feature Dr. Seuss Bingo and a Horton Hatches an Egg hunt. Registration for the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne children four to six years old, and their parents, will have their pick of programs at the Bayonne Public Library starting the week of March 12. On Tuesdays, Just Kids Play will offer creative movement, songs, and hands-on activities from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Mother Goose ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Grade 5 Social Studies students from Washington Community School celebrated a great morning of local history this week with a visit to the Bayonne Fire Department Museum. Bayonne Fire Captain Donald Haiber who serves as the unofficial curator of the facility led the tour.

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BAYONNE, NJ - Seventh and eighth grade students from Nicholas Oresko Community School recently visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art with their Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Nowak. The eighth grade students had a chance to learn about Medieval Europe with the Hall of Arms and Armor being big hit ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - 6th and 7th grade students living in Bayonne have been invited to participate in an essay/poetry contest in honor of Black History Month. Sponsored by Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Youth Center, the contest asks students to answer one of the following questions:  How ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation has been awarded more than $1.5 million in federal funding to for their Head Start early childhood education program. “All children, regardless of zip code, are entitled to high-quality, early childhood education that gives them the tools ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Students at Woodrow Wilson Community School had the chance to explore landmarks across the United States, without leaving their classroom. Thanks to virtual reality goggles, Mrs. Mastrogiacomo’s social studies will take “virtual field trips” throughout the year. Meanwhile, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation written to teach students about the importance of money management at a young age, and championed by Bayonne’s members of the New Jersey General Assembly Angela McKnight and Nicholas Chiaravalloti was signed into law by Acting Governor Sheila Oliver on Thursday. The new ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Local students may not be back to school until Thursday but class was definitely in session for Bayonne Public Schools social studies teachers on Wednesday. According to Director of Social Studies & Education Media Service Daniel Ward, these teachers spent the first school day ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced the return of the “Troops to Teachers” program to support the transition of veterans and members of the Armed Forces to careers in teaching. Over the next five years, the NJDOE will receive nearly $1 million to support and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Student interests in understanding world politics, forging new relationships, and honing their public speaking skills are motivating factors behind an energized Bayonne High School Model United Nations Program, according to students and the educators involved in the program. In ...

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 BAYONNE, NJ – As the school year opened to students early Wednesday morning, Bayonne families were reminded of the importance of regular attendance. In his monthly message, Dr. Michael A. Wanko, Superintendent of Bayonne Schools, stressed how important good attendance is for everyone ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- The Bayonne Board of Education met in a closed-door session on Wednesday to fill the vacancy left by outgoing business administrator Leo Smith, who announced his retirement in late June. With Smith’s term reaching its end on August 31, the BOE named Thomas Fogu as acting business ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – With the new school year set to begin in three weeks, the Bayonne School District is in full swing preparing buildings, students and staff. District officials have worked on several improvements over the past few months, including an updated website and increased school ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A local teacher attended a week-long Gettysburg seminar at the national landmark in central Pennsylvania. Lawrence Sangi, a social studies teacher at Bayonne High School, represented the district at Gettysburg College for a seminar called: Gettysburg: History & ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While many school districts across the state are wondering why their state aid decreased, that won't be the case for Bayonne Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael Wanko. Bayonne Public School will see an increase in state aid by 5.4 percent, or $3.097 million. The district's total aid ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A group of history students are representing Bayonne High School this week at the finals of National History Day at the University of Maryland, College Park.   Freshman Tashu Gupta is presenting her individual exhibit, The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Conflict and Compromise, while a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne High School Model UN Club had a year full of victories. Prior to the end of the year, the group picked up one more to cap the most successful year in club history, bringing home first place in the National High School Model UN’s (NHSMUN) Video Contest.   The video, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A new parent APP and messaging system is coming to the Bayonne School District this Fall. The new APP is intended to be an extension of the currently used parent portal, according to the district's website.  Parents will be able to set notification alerts for new grades, special ...

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