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May 23, 2022

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional School District Athletic Department honored its newly elected Class of 2021 Hall of Fame members.  The event took place on Saturday, May 21 in the High School Auditorium.  PIctured are the new recipients: Dylan Jinks, Jackson Fiel, Matt Valeriani, Jake Logue, ...

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STAFFORD - Southern Regional Athletic Director Chuck Donohue Jr. announced today that two Southern athletes recently received honors. Southern Regional Senior Class Student Athletes Nate Bischoff (Wrestling) and Abigail Gallacher (Girls Soccer, Indoor and Outdoor Track) were awarded the ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The newly released NJ schools curriculum has caused much controversy over the last few weeks. Parents are concerned what their young children will be taught in health classes.  George Chidiac, Stafford School Superintendent sent out an email to the parents/guardians and staff in ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Police reported the following on Sunday, May 8. On Saturday, May 7, 2022, during the morning hours, the Southern Regional School District administration learned of a potential school violence threat that was made by a middle school student through a social media interaction ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - On Friday, June 10, Lighthouse Christian Academy will be hosting their annual live & silent auction to raise money for the school.  The event will take place at the Manahawkin Baptist Church, which is located right next to the school at 400 Beach Avenue in Manahawkin.  It ...

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ELIZABETH - Southern Regional High School students participated in the Northeast Regional Marine Corps High School Physical Fitness Challenge in Elizabeth, NJ On Saturday. The students were coached by Stafford Police Officers Chuck Schnell, Anthony Vincent and Bryan Brown. The challenge ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ –  When showgoers open their programs for Barnegat High School’s opening of SpongeBob SquarePants, they may be initially surprised by the cast list. The roles of SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick are traditionally played by male members of the theater company. However, in this ...

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LBI REGION, NJ - The Ocean County Soil Conservation District (OCSCD) has announced the 25th Anniversary of the Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable.   Educators and “Nature Enthusiasts” are welcome to attend this outdoor, in-person event. The Roundtable will take place on Wednesday, ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Lighthouse Christian Academy is holding a clothing drive fundraiser. They will be collecting new or gently used men, women and children’s clothing, shoes, purses, belts, bed and bath linens and stuffed animals. "Every piece helps," LCA shared. "The items are NOT ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - On March 23, a collaboration with Southern Regional and Stafford Schools presented a Sportsmanship Day Assembly for all 5th and 6th grade Intermediate School students. Stephanie Bush, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Planning for the Stafford Township School District put ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Southern Regional World Language Department recently hosted their annual Honor Society Induction Ceremony to recognize the students who have excelled in their language classes.  The ceremony was held on March 10, and "highlighted the importance of learning a world language ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Prom Closet at Southern Regional High School has been a wonderful event every spring and has been going on for the last 15 years, Mrs. Cammarata told us.  With donations accepted all year long, the prom closet has been able to provide dresses for any student that needs ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional School District is working with Southern Ocean Medical Center Administrators Michelle Morrison and Carl Maslag on a program for the district community. Southern, working in collaboration with Hackensack Meridian Health and Southern Ocean Medical Center, is is ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Southern Regional Seniors, Kole Levy and Shane Hegarty committed to further their education and football careers with Caldwell University today, March 1.  Caldwell University is a private, accredited Catholic university in Caldwell, NJ. Caldwell participates as a member of the ...

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MANAHAWIN, NJ – Southern Regional High School students hit the stage this week with a show featuring the sounds of the original King of Rock ‘n‘ Roll’s musical hits. The ghost of Elvis Presley himself would likely revel in the set design built by Southern math teacher, Chris South.  A gigantic ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Southern Regional Middle School Media Center and the National Junior Honor Society are joining forces collecting book donations for underprivileged K-12 grade students in our community. "The book drive is a coordinated effort between the middle school media center and the ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - A majority of Stafford Board of Education members present at last night’s special meeting voted to approve Superintendent George Chidiac next 5-year contract. The Board’s February 7th meeting contained an agenda item with a draft copy of another proposed contract. It was never ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional School District will present its annual Spring Musical on Wednesday, March 2 through March 5. Southern Regional’s Spring Musical, All Shook Up, is bin the Joseph P. Echle Performing Arts Center in the 9/10 Building.  Tickets are $12 for adults/seniors and $10 for ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Much public discussion has occurred over the last couple of weeks about Stafford's Superintendent George Chidiac and a proposed 5-year contract.  The Stafford Board of Education decided to go into further discussion about his proposed contract below and selected Monday, February ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Southern Regional School District has announced that masks will be optional starting March 7, when the state mandate is officially lifted.  "Southern Regional will transition to mask optional on Monday, March 7," the homepage of SRSD.net reads  Adoption of a face mask ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Although the proposed contract for Superintendent George Chidiac was originally on the public agenda documents for the February 7 Board of Education meeting, the agendas are subject to change without notice.  Last night at the meeting, we found out that the contract proposal ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - At Monday night's Board of Education meeting, Superintendent George Chidiac announced that masks will be optional for all Stafford schools beginning March 7.  This announcement comes just hours after Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the mask mandate for schools and childcare settings ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - At tonight's Stafford Schools Board of Education meeting, Superintendent George Chidiac's new proposed contract is on the agenda. This 5-year contract is to begin July 1, 2022 ending 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2027 and is proposed to pay Chidiac's salary of $195,312 for the ...

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STAFFORD - Southern Regional football made a big announcement about two stellar players from the program, Jaiden Brown and Donovan Drew. Donovan Drew is a big, dynamic force on the offensive line. He helped open the holes that allowed his teammate Jaiden Brown to be the best running back in ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Communication Concepts elective class at Southern Regional High School spent the majority of the month of December constructing books for senior patients at the Barnegat Nursing/Rehab Center.  Before the pandemic they would write and construct books for an elementary school ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - Ocean County Library applied for a highly competitive state grant to secure funds for a new branch library in Stafford Township. The library recently received state grant approval which will provide $4.8 million toward the building project.  This is great news for Stafford ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Latwis sent out a letter today to Barnegat families regarding allegations made against members of the Brackman Middle School Girls' Basketball team. According to an article reported by several news outlets, Lakewood school district's ...

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STAFFORD - James A. Moran, former Business Administrator at the Southern Regional School District and Administrator for Stafford Township died on Monday, January 10.   His obituary, provided by Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home in Manahawkin reads as follows: James (Jim) Ambrose Moran, age 65, of ...

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STAFFORD - The Lighthouse Christian Academy Board of Education recently announced the appointment of Al Cirulli as the new Administrator / Principal at the Lighthouse Christian Academy in Manahawkin. The Board wrote the following in a recent letter of introduction: It is with great joy that ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 31,391 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday - a pandemic-high.  58 new deaths were reported.   5,464 people are in New Jersey's hospitals with COVID-19 - the highest number in more than a year and a half. State leaders say they were preparing ...

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