Education

October 8, 2018

WARETOWN - The 24th Annual Pinelands Jamboree will take place this Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at Wells Mills County Park in Waretown.  There is no cost for this day of fun.  The program features an all day, live stage concert of country, bluegrass and traditional music ...

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STAFFORD – Southern Regional is hosting a great event at the high school’s football stadium, a fall carnival on Oct. 20 to benefit the classes of 2020 and 2021. The event, called a “Country Fair Ramboree” will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on October 20.  The Ramboree will include all the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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STAFFORD - Recently, the Stafford Township School District was awarded a $1.2 million grant for their preschool program. The district expects a total of 117 full-day preschool students.  New Jerseys Department of Education awarded $20.6 million in Preschool Education Expansion Aid to 31 school ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said. Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said. “Bob Barchi has been a ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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STAFFORD - Southern Regional Alum Olivia Gugliemini who is currently sailing at Stanford University was recently honored by the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA).  Olivia was named to its 2017-18 All-Academic Sailing Team.  The All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors ...

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TUCKERTON, NJ - Join Stockton University students and David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation for "Coffee & Conversations" at The Union Market & Gallery one Wednesday evening a month. Over the next few months, enjoy a cup of coffee and meet a series of health professionals who will ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Keller Williams Preferred Properties on Long Beach Island recently donated 35 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Stafford Township School District to disperse to area students.  . Local real estate agent, Keith Weidenhof presented the backpacks to Dave Ytreboe, ...

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MAYS LANDING, NJ - The Southern Regional Boys Soccer team opened the 2018 season with a 4-2 victory over Atlantic County Institute of Technology on Tuesday. Jose Bonilla, Fernando Medina, John Paul Properi and Frank Ritchie scored for the Rams. Martin Rojas had two assists while Kevin Kiernan ...

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STAFFORD - The McKinley Avenue Elementary School has had problems with mold in the building.  The administration has been hoping the past two weeks that the rooms would be ready for opening day on Wednesday.  Today, Superintendent George J. Chidiac announced that the still will be closed for an ...

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STAFFORD - Megan Lockwood led Southern with two goals and two assists in Southern's opening day 7-0 victory over Atlantic County Institute of Technology in Manahawkin. Brookelle Kline scored a goal and had two assists in the winning effort.  Stephanie Leonard, Ashley Altman, Grace Rickards and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - It is hard to imagine but many students from the Stafford and Long Beach Island area will be heading off to Rutgers University in the next week or so.  Here are some ideas for key destinations in the Rutgers main campus area.  There are at least at least 15 popular ...

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STAFFORD - Southern Regional Athletic Director Chuck Donohue Jr. recently tweeted about the following four former Southern Regional basketball players coaching at various colleges in the upcoming 2018-19 season.  TAPinto Stafford-LBI decided to follow up with some additional information about each ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.   The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate ...

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STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Cub Scout Pack 61 is conducting a Pop Rocket Derby and Fall Recruiting Fair this Sunday, August 19 at the Ocean Acres Community Center. The events begins at 12 p.m. Students will build a soda bottle rocket and the rockets will be launched for all to see. Pizza, snacks ...

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Cutting Edge Partnership is Moving to Lincroft LINCROFT, NJ – The educational landscape just shifted in Monmouth County as Rutgers University and Brookdale Community College launches a truly innovative partnership.  According to the partnership, this fall, area students will be able to earn ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free because of a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration this week.  The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township’s Project Aware team invited administrators, staff and first responders from several other school districts in Ocean County to attend the Project Aware Workshop at the Stafford Township Arts Center (STAC) on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Project Aware is a heart wrenching ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove lambasted the signing of S-2/A-2, a school funding bill that will mandate funding cuts for 14 school districts in the 9th Legislative District. Governor Murphy’s ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Family Promise is holding a Stand Up Paddle Board Family Event on Tuesday, Aug 14, at 6 p.m. in Bayview Park, Long Beach Township,. The organization is planning on providing entertainment which includes music and face painting. There is a cost of $30.00 per person for ...

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STAFFORD- The brand new Cedar Bonnet Island Environment Trail is now open for the public to enjoy. It was officially opened by state, federal and local officials on June 27. The property was purchased by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the early 1990's. When the state purchased it, the ...

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STAFFORD - Southern Regional eighth grader Joseph Rainone's dreams are coming true.  The local 13 year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 37th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil.  ...

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BARNEGAT - Registration now open for the Bayside Chapel in Barnegat Vacation Bible School  You can register your child at  https://baysidechapel.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/132/responses/new VBS 2018 will be August 6 through August 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day.  The school is open to youth ...

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STAFFORD - This past week the Southern Regional High School football coaches, alumni, players and guests had the opportunity to pour into the lives of 122 young athletes at the annual Southern Regional Youth Football Camp on the Rams campus. Young players in grades 1-8 had the opportunity to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors on Wednesday 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, which is $337 ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and ...

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STAFFORD —The College at Brockport women's basketball team in Brockport, New York announced this week the addition of Allison Spaschak to the coaching staff for the 2018-19 season. Allison had a great career at Southern Regional High school and for the Ithaca College Bombers. Spaschak was named ...

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STAFFORD - Kyle Casaletto, a former Souther Regional star wrestler, died suddenly on Thursday, May 31.  He was a 2011 graduate of Southern Regional High School. He was a three time place winner in the NJ State Wrestling Championships. Kyle made a lasting impression on all those who watched him ...

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STAFFORD - On Thursday evening, the Southern Regional High School held their annual Scholarship Awards program.  Many businesses, individuals and families expressed their generosity by presenting scholarships to students in Southern's Class of 2018.  On Thursday evening, over $611,000 dollars ...

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