Education

May 26, 2020

Belmar Elementary School Tentatively Sets Eighth-Grade Graduation for August 23 TRENTON, NJ — Outdoor graduation ceremonies that comply with social distancing will be permitted beginning July 6, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. “Class of 2020, I am proud to say you will have the opportunity to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional graduation ceremonies, many plans could violate Gov. Murphy’s “stay-at-home” order. In a letter to school administrators throughout the state on May 9, New Jersey State Police Col. Patrick J.

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como Board of Education has approved a $4.1 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year with $2.65 million to be raised through taxation. Based on the tax levy, the tax rate will be $0.61 per $100 of assessed valuation. On a property assessed at $500,000, school taxes will ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar property owners will see their school taxes rise by 2.2 percent under the school district’s 2020-2021 budget approved on April 30 by the Board of Education. The nearly $14.2 million spending plan includes a $9 million tax levy — a nearly $195,000 hike over the previous year.

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BELMAR, NJ — For 12 years, it’s been an annual tradition at Belmar Elementary School. The fourth-grade class assists the borough’s Shade Tree Commission in planting the Arbor Day tree on the school grounds. But during these days of home instruction and social distancing, the 13th annual ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School’s honor roll totaled 62 students for the third marking period — one-half of whom earned the highest level of academic achievement. These 31 students made the high honor roll by achieving a grade of 93 or higher in all subjects including related ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Less than two weeks after voters approved nearly $9.7 million in funding for major improvements at Belmar Elementary School, the project’s first phase is already under way. The Belmar Board of Education on March 19 awarded a $1.56 million contract to East Orange-based Frankoski ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For all Belmar and Lake Como children, grab-and-go lunch and now breakfast are available at Belmar Elementary School while the school is closed and home instruction is under way. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, the free packaged meals can be picked up by ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School students will not be returning to the classroom for at least the next two weeks. “After careful and thoughtful consideration regarding the current situation with COVID-19,” School Superintendent David Hallman has notified parents that home instruction will ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School will be closed to students on Monday, March 16 as faculty members prepare for home instruction learning in the event of the school’s closure during the current coronavirus outbreak. “We are going to close school for students so staff can continue preparing ...

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BELMAR, NJ —  As concerns over the spread of the coronavirus continue to escalate, steps are being taken at Belmar Elementary School to safeguard the student body, faculty and community-at-large. It has postponed tonight’s performance of its school play, “Shrek Jr.,” scrapping a plan to have ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar voters yesterday overwhelmingly approved a special referendum to fund $9.7 million in major improvements to Belmar Elementary School. Nearly 68 percent of residents voted in favor of the bond issue, which calls for significant upgrades to the 110-year-old school's HVAC system ...

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If Approved, State Department of Education to Pick Up 40% of Tab BELMAR, NJ — Belmar voters will decide on Tuesday, March 10 whether to fund $9.7 million in major improvements to Belmar Elementary School in a special referendum election. Polls will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Belmar ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School will hold prekindergarten and kindergarten registration for the next school year on Tuesday, February 25 and Wednesday, February 26. Registration, to be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the school, is open to both Belmar and Lake Como residents. To sign up for ...

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Deadline to be considered for the unexpired school board seat is Friday, February 14. BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar school district is accepting written requests from borough residents interested in filling the unexpired two-year term of Lisa Miller, who last month resigned from the board of ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A total of 71 students at Belmar Elementary School achieved honor roll status for the second marking period— 24 sixth-graders, 24 seventh-graders and 23 eighth-graders. The tally includes these 32 students who made the high honor roll by earning a grade of 93 or higher in all ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Be respectful, responsible and kind. At Belmar Elementary School, those positive behaviors could earn students an invitation to its new Eagle’s Nest, named for the school’s mascot. Students got their first look today at the recently created “nest,” which is filled with an assortment ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Lisa Miller has resigned from the Belmar Board of Education, saying she plans to continue being a strong supporter of Belmar Elementary School in the community. “I feel I can do more for the school and the children by being a community advocate and a parent,” said Miller, who was ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Board of Education returned two incumbents and welcomed one newcomer to its ranks during its annual reorganization meeting. Cherie Adams and Aileen Byrne-Fahy were sworn in to new three-year terms on January 7, while Antoinette Raucci Aumack joined the 10-member school board.

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BELMAR, NJ — There were two new faces at Lake Como Board of Education’s annual reorganization meeting: Michele Cartaya who joined the six-member elected board and Michael Bardsley who was appointed as its business administrator/board secretary. Cartaya was victorious in her second bid for a ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Sixty-one Belmar Elementary School students have made honor roll for the first marking period of the 2019-2020 school year. Achieving high honor roll status by receiving a grade of 93 or higher, earning a grade of 85 or higher in all subjects, including related arts, were these 34 ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Board of Education has named Michael Bardsley as the school district’s new school business administrator — a role he will assume on January 2. Bardsley, who currently is business administrator for the Sea Girt school district, is replacing Loretta Hill, who is retiring ...

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State Department of Education to Pick Up 40% of Tab BELMAR, NJ — Belmar voters will decide whether to fund $9.7 million in major improvements to Belmar Elementary School in a special referendum election on March 10, 2020. If approved, the state Department of Education (DOE) will pick up 40 ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Since being crowned Miss New Jersey in June, Jade Glab has been quite busy traveling the state in her quest to become Miss America. And it’s been quite a journey for the 20-year-old Belmar resident, who has made dozens of personal appearances and taken thousands of photographs in ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Just like politics, it can be said that all history is local. And that’s what Belmar Elementary School’s fourth-grade class discovered during a recent visit to the Belmar History Museum. Nearly 60 students were welcomed to the museum on October 10 by Belmar Historical Society (BHS) ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar School Business Administrator Loretta Hill is stepping down from her post to become assistant executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials. The announcement was made at last night’s meeting of the Belmar Board of Education, which accepted her ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For 18 years, Loretta Hill has served as business administrator for the Belmar school district — “long-term, continuous and exemplary service” that not only earned her a statewide award, but scholarships for two children of longtime district employees. At the recent annual ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Eighty-six students at Belmar Elementary School ended the 2018-2019 school year attaining honor roll status for the fourth marking period. Earning the highest level of academic achievement — with a grade of 93 or higher in all subjects including related arts — were these 29 high ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A select group of Belmar Elementary School graduates and teachers were placed in the spotlight at the Board of Education’s June 27 meeting. Belmar Elementary School PTO awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Class of 2015 graduates who are college-bound in the fall. Hannah Mannion, a ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School’s eighth-grade trip to Gettysburg will be one for the memory books. The students packed their bags and headed three hours west on June 4 to the historic town, known for the battlefield that marked the turning point in the Civil War. They also got to visit ...

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