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June 26, 2022

BELMAR, NJ—At a Board of Education Meeting, Antionette Raucci Aumack was told to resign from her position on the board.  This statement came during part of a heated public comment period that touched on subjects such as Aumack’s comment that “homosexuality is a sin,” curriculum regarding sexual ...

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BELMAR, NJ— According to a Public Notice issued by Business Administrator Michael Bardsley: A regular Board meeting is that was scheduled for Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 7pm has been moved to Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 7pm. The meeting is scheduled to be held at The Borough of Lake Como, 1740 ...

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BELMAR, NJ—The Class of 2022 graduated from Belmar Elementary School on a high note, filled with speeches from students, advice from the Superintendent, music from a Bond movie, and an active member of the US Military, who came home to surprise his younger brother with his diploma. CS 3rd Class ...

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BELMAR, NJ—With school boards and state legislatures wrestling about how to create curriculum that discusses sexual orientation,  Antoinette Raucci Aumack stated in a social media post this past week that “homosexuality is a sin.”  She has served on the Belmar School Board since 2020. Raucci ...

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BELMAR—St. Rose High School held a week of celebrations to honor the graduating class of 2022. One hundred and five students became alumni, Tuesday, June 7th, in a ceremony that was held at 6pm at Monmouth University’s gymnasium.  In total, the class was offered $22.8 million in scholarships, ...

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BELMAR—Students at Belmar Elementary School (BES) were treated to a special school assembly on Friday, June 3rd by Lead U. The theme of the day was “EMPOWERMENT”.  In addition to empowering students, Lead U focused on resilience, leadership, effective communication, coping skills, and ...

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BELMAR—The Friday of Memorial Day Weekend is a time for visitors to start coming to Belmar.  Some move into summer houses, some stay just for the weekend.  But it is also the day Belmar Elementary School holds their annual Field Day. It was Superintendent Jimmy Alvarez’s first Field Day, and he ...

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BELMAR, NJ—During their most recent meeting at the Taylor Pavilion, The Belmar Women’s Club awarded scholarships to three students graduating from high school and enrolled in college this fall.  Each student was awarded $1,000 by the club to assist them with their financial needs in ...

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BELMAR, NJ — At Belmar Elementary School, a feather is one of the ways kindness is recognized. Administrators, staff and students celebrated the grand opening of the 2022 Eagle's Den, which is part of the SOAR program. The Eagle's Den is a converted classroom with art supplies, craft and ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Students at Belmar Elementary School focused on self-awareness by getting their hands dirty in March. Every month, the counseling team focuses on a different Social Emotional Learning (SEL) topic. Students took part in various projects with Nick Orlando, the school's counseling ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Call it "CSI: Belmar." Students in the G&T STEM program at Belmar Elementary School took part in a Forensics Convocation on Thursday, March 31, 2022. The students worked on many parts of forensics, including working with a DNA analysis team and drawing their own sketches ...

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BELMAR, NJ —Belmar Elementary School kicked off Autism Awareness Month on Friday, April 1. Students and staff went outside to listen to learn about Autism Awareness Month from student speakers. They also got a chance to talk with members of the Belmar Police Department, in addition to meeting ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Woman's Club is offering $1,000 scholarships to college-bound seniors. The scholarships will be awarded at the club's June 1, 2022 meeting. Applications must be received by May 16, 2022. Applicants must meet the following criteria, as outlined by the Belmar Woman's ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A nice treat for students and staff took place at Belmar Elementary School on Friday, March 18. A perfect weather day was a great time for the campus to enjoy an outdoor visit from the NJ Pipes and Drums and Belmar Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh. The Belmar Friendly Sons of the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — On Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, members of the Belmar Elementary School Drama Club presented The Lion King Jr. The performances were held in the school's auditorium. It's the first staged production since the auditorium was renovated to add state-of-the-art sound and ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como's Boards of Education have changed their meeting dates this month. Both meetings have been moved to Monday, March 21. Lake Como's is at 6:00 p.m. and Belmar's starts at 7:00 p.m. Both meetings were previously scheduled on Tuesday, March 15. See both ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School is showcasing some work from third and fourth grade students. The students are in the Students Achieving More (SAM) gifted and talented program. The project include higher-level thinking that extends beyond the curriculum. The students attended a Fine ...

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BELMAR, NJ - Every month, the Belmar Elementary School (BES) counseling team focuses on a specific Social Emotional Learning (SEL) topic and spent January and February discussing diversity, appreciation and pride.  "We realize that learning in a diverse environment fosters greater multicultural ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School will hold prekindergarten and kindergarten registration for the next school year on Wednesday, February 23 and Thursday, February 24. Registration is open to both Belmar and Lake Como residents. To sign up for pre-K, children must be 3 or 4 years old by ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A month after joining the Belmar Board of Education, Erika Salgado has stepped down, citing her family’s decision to move out of the borough for her resignation. “When I started my campaign, it was never my intention to run and resign,” said Salgado, who was the top vote-getter in ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School has announced that 72 students have earned honor roll status for the second marking period of the 2021-2022 school year. These 41 students made the high honor roll, earning a grade of 93 or higher in all subjects including related arts: Sixth grade: ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Two newcomers and one incumbent joined the Belmar Board of Education during its annual reorganization meeting on January 6. Taking the oath of office for the first time were recently elected Erika Salgado and Jennifer Nicolay, while Michele Lomas was sworn in for a second three-year ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Jacqueline Dahrouge was sworn in as the Lake Como Board of Education’s newest member, as incumbent BethAnn Witte began her first full term during the board’s reorganization meeting on January 6. Both won election to three-year seats in November — newcomer Dahrouge as a write-in ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A total of 78 students earned a place on Belmar Elementary School’s honor roll for the first marking period of the school year. These 47 students made the high honor roll, earning a grade of 93 or higher in all subjects including related arts: Sixth grade: Tyler Black, Adrienne ...

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BELMAR, NJ — If the dozens of paper leaves on Belmar Elementary School’s “tree of gratitude” is any indication, students have much to be thankful for. During November, students have been putting thoughts to paper — on leaf-shaped cutouts — to express their feelings of gratitude. And their ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Jimmy Alvarez, a middle school principal who started his teaching career in Monmouth County, will become Belmar school district’s new superintendent when David Hallman retires from the post in January.   Alvarez currently is principal at Upper Elementary School in the North Hanover ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — The deadline for students in the Fourth Congressional District, which includes Belmar and Lake Como, to apply for a congressional nomination to attend a United States service academy — as a member of the class of 2026 — is Friday, October 8, according to Rep. Chris ...

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BELMAR, NJ — At Belmar Elementary School, anticipation is mounting for the first day of the new school year — and it’s not just because students are eagerly awaiting to enter a new grade as teachers prepare for their arrival. When some 500 students walk through its doors on September 13, most of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Some 150 protestors gathered outside of Memorial Elementary School in East Brunswick shortly before Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement that masks will be required indoors at preschool to 12th-grade schools in New Jersey. Chanting slogans like “We do not consent!” and “My child, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — With about a month left before the start of the new school year, Gov. Phil Murphy has reversed course and will require students to wear face masks when they return to the classroom. Although Murphy in June said he would leave indoor mask-wearing decisions to local school ...

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