Education

October 30, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — In a student-to-student comparison of results, Belmar Elementary School continued to show improved scores in Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) standardized testing. In English/language arts, the school registered an overall 6 percent gain of ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School’s new offsite preschool program for 3-year-olds is now open to Lake Como residents. The borough’s Board of Education recently received a $72,000 grant from the N.J. Department of Education so that preschoolers can attend the full-day program at the Acelero ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School is opening its preschool program to 3-year-olds. But rather than classes being held at BES, children in the state-funded program will be attending the Acelero Learning Center at 101 West Sylvania Avenue, Neptune City. The district has received a nearly ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School students in kindergarten through second grade will no longer see letter grades on their report cards. Instead, students will be evaluated on specific skills based on standards for each grade level with the start of the new school year. The new report card ...

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Monmouth County's Career Academies rank among the best in New Jersey BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School received a letter grade of A for diversity in Niche’s 2019 ranking of the best public schools in New Jersey. As a result, the school placed fifth in the category among 52 middle ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como’s boards of education have shifted funds in their budgets to cover a total of $100,000 loss in state aid for the upcoming school year. While Belmar transferred $50,000 from its general fund surplus and nearly $23,000 from its health benefits account to ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como are among 32 school districts in Monmouth County — and 172 districts in the state —  that will receive less state aid for the upcoming school year, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s recently approved state budget. The decreases also are considered the first ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975 — a $337 jump over this ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Honor roll status was attained by 96 Belmar Elementary School students during the school year’s fourth marking period. Thirty of those students reached the highest level of academic performance by earning a grade of 93 or higher in all subjects including relating arts. Making high ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Good friends while they were at Belmar Elementary School, Elizabeth Colyer and Lara Graney attended different high schools based on their distinct academic interests. Now their stellar records of achievement in high school have brought them to the same crossroads as they’re ready to ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It’s now on to high school for the 66 eighth-graders at Belmar Elementary School who celebrated their graduation last night. The school’s auditorium was filled with family members and friends marking the milestone on June 19 with the Class of 2018. Keeping with tradition, the event ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Woman’s Club has awarded scholarships to three Belmar high school seniors for their exemplary record of academic achievement, participation in school-related activities and volunteer work. Receiving $1,000 gifts to support their college education are the following ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A select group of 21 Belmar Elementary School students was recognized by the school board for consistently reaching the pinnacle of academic performance. At its May 23 meeting, the board of education presented the group of sixth- through eighth-graders with certificates for earning ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Four of Monmouth County’s five career academies were ranked this year among the best 25 high schools in New Jersey, led by High Technology High School which topped the list for the second consecutive year. In U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best High Schools Rankings, High ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For the third marking period, 95 Belmar Elementary School students made the honor roll, including 30 students who reached the highest level of academic performance. Those students who reached that pinnacle and achieved high honor roll status — earning a grade of 93 or higher in all ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar school district will bolster security features, upgrade the cafeteria and make capital improvements at Belmar Elementary School, under a $13.68 million budget approved by the board of education. The 2018-2019 spending plan’s $8.98 million tax levy will translate into a ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como's $3.86 million school budget for the upcoming year is now in the books, with nearly $2.6 million to be raised through taxation — a $100,000 decline from the current year.  Under the 2018-2019 spending plan approved by the board of education on April 25, five fewer Lake ...

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BELMAR, NJ — School taxes will rise 2 percent under a 2018-2019 tentative budget approved yesterday, March 28 by the Belmar Board of Education. Under the preliminary $13.71 million spending plan unveiled, $8.98 million will be raised through taxation, including $320,849 in debt service. It also ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — An enrollment decline of Lake Como students will translate into a school tax decline for borough property owners for the upcoming school year. The Lake Como Board of Education on March 28 approved a tentative $3.86 million budget for the 2018-2019 year, with nearly $2.6 million ...

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MANASQUAN, NJ — Manasquan High School is partnering with Brookdale Community College to offer a select group of students the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and associate’s degree at the same time. Under the Early College High School (ECHS) program, 25 MHS freshmen will be selected ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For the second consecutive marking period, 103 Belmar Elementary School students achieved honor roll status — the only difference being six more students made the High Honor Roll. To reach that top tier of academic performance, students must achieve a grade of 93 or higher in all ...

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LAKE COMO/BELMAR, NJ — Of the seven sending districts to Manasquan High School, Belmar shares a seat with Spring Lake Heights on the Manasquan Board of Education, while Brielle has its own seat. However, there is currently no direct representation on the Manasquan school board from the other ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Two incumbents and a newcomer took their seats on the Belmar Board of Education during its reorganization meeting on January 9. Rebecca Herbert and Kimberly Chek were sworn in to new three-year terms, while Lisa Miller joined the 10-member school board elected to fill a one-year ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Debra Russo began her sixth year on the Lake Como Board of Education — and fourth year as president — during its reorganization meeting on January 9. After she was sworn in to another three-year term by school board administrator Loretta Hill, Russo was tapped to lead the board ...

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MIDDLETOWN — Brookdale Community College will hold a free information session on Tuesday, January 9  for community members interested in starting a new career in health care, automotive technology, veterinary care, education, massage therapy, real estate, welding and other fields. During the 6 ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar Elementary School students participating in Youth Government Day closed the books on the project this week when they presented their ideas to the Belmar and Lake Como governing bodies. After visits last month to the Belmar and Lake Como municipal offices to see ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Youth Government Day is going to the top of the class at Belmar Elementary School, so to speak. The once-yearly civics project will soon become an ongoing initiative with the establishment of a “true student government” at the school, according to Superintendent of Schools David ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Before Thanksgiving break, 103 Belmar Elementary School students learned they achieved honor roll status for the first-marking period — an increase of 11 students over the last marking period of the previous year. The number of students achieving High Honor Roll status — earning a ...

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