Friday, May 3, 2013
Middletown North's junior prom is this week! Share your prom prep photos and prom pics with Patch readers.
Choosing the perfect prom gown takes a lot of patience. Finding the perfect prom date takes a lot of courage. Getting the perfect prom hairdo takes a lot of trust. But once everything comes together, getting that perfect prom picture is a piece of cake! Middletown Patch wants to see pictures of prom groups in all their gowns and glory! Strike your best prom pose and upload pictures and videos from prom night here by clicking the button above that says "upload pics and clips."
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Independent reports on ongoing collaboration to enhance the public school district’s security and communication.
The state recently examined academic achievement, college and career readiness, and student progress at the Cooper Road school.
Student growth at Fairview Elementary School is high when compared to other schools around the state -- even very high compared to schools just like it. But its academic performance and college/career readiness is considered to be about average when compared to schools throughout New Jersey, and below average when put against its own peer group, according to a recent report by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). The assessments were made in the state's recently released new performance reports, which replaces the school report cards issued in past years. There are 339 students of the Fairview's K-5th grade school in Middletown, where 12 percent of the school population are students with a disability, 9.4 percent are …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The state recently examined academic achievement, college and career readiness, and student progress at the Belford school.
Bayview Elementary School received low marks for academic achievement, college readiness and student growth when compared to schools throughout New Jersey and its own peer group, according to a recent report by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). The state's new performance reports, which replaces the school report cards issued in past years, were recently released. The report said the 421 students of the Bayview K-5th grade school in Belford, where 24 percent of the school population are students with a disability, and 16 percent are economically disadvantaged, "lagged" behind others in the state and "significantly lagged" behind schools that best mirrored their demographics, such as such as Brooks Crossing Elementary in …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Media reports say both teams are barred from competing for the state tournament title after Saturday's bench-clearing brawl.
UPDATE, 6 pm Monday. Both teams have been disqualified from the NJSIAA state tournament, reports the Two River Times on TRTNJ.com. The attorney representing the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional parent accused of assaulting a Buc player said his client will plead not guilty, said Mitchell Ansell of Ansell Grimm & Aaron in the Asbury Park Press. Original report, Monday 8 a.m. A sixth-inning collision — during a tie game when a Red Bank Regional player running from third base collided with the Rumson-Fair Haven catcher — cleared both benches and ended up with all brawling players possibly suspended from upcoming games and the arrest of a Rumson parent for alleged assault, according to media reports. Patrick Maisto, 49, an RFH parent, is accused …
Friday, April 26, 2013
HIs artwork will be reproduced on folders to be distributed to fourth graders next year.
Joseph DiSpirito, a fourth grade student at Saint Leo the Great School, Lincroft, was named the grand prize winner of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey/Verizon New Jersey’s Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest. Jessica Uraga, a fourth grade student at Harmony School, Middletown, and Sophia Gallo, a fourth grade student at Saint Mary’s Elementary School, New Monmouth, were also among the 30 finalists honored. Over 8,000 fourth grade students from across New Jersey participated in the 40th Annual 'Design a Fourth Grade Folder' Contest. On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, fourth grade students were recognized for their creative peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention artwork with the theme, “Fun Things To Do Instead Of Doing Drugs” at an…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Monmouth County Vo-Tech academy ranked among the very best in the state.
High Technology High School, a Monmouth County Vocational career academy located on the Brookdale Community College campus in Lincroft, was just ranked #2 in NJ and #12 in the US, by U.S. News & World Report. It was given a "Gold Medal" by the magazine. Biotechnology High School, another county vo-tech school located in Freehold, was ranked even higher: #1 in NJ and #8 in US. Click here to see the link to see where your school ranked. (Only 54 high schools were ranked; Middletown High School South and North were "unranked," and not included were CBA and Mater Dei.) The 2013 Best High Schools rankings is based on data of more than 21,000 public high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia, the magazine reported. According to U…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The poster outside the Police Station at Town Hall is full of sincere messages of gratitude from Middletown kids.
Following an assembly on cyberbullying presented by a Middletown Police Detective on March 12, Fairview Elementary fifth graders presented a gift to the department: a huge thank you card. The poster is now hanging outside the police station in the very busy hallway. The fifth graders signed it during lunch. (A few second graders sneaked in some sentiments.) Parent volunteer Tracy Lewis was behind the card. "Being a member of Fairview Community Concerns, we realize how much the police mean to our community. By patroling the area, they have made the area safe." She said she was touched the police chose to put the thank-you on public display.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The state recently examined academic achievement and college and career readiness at Bayshore, Thompson and Thorne Middle Schools.
Bayshore and Thompson Middle Schools outperformed most of the state in academic achievement, and Thorne Middle School came in about average, according to data released by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) last week. The state's new performance reports, which replaces the school report cards issued in past years, rates districts on standardized test results, college and career readiness and student growth. The performance report compares looks at a school's ranking compared to the rest of the state and to a peer group with a similar demographic statistics. It includes a measure on how well students did on the language arts literacy and math sections of the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK). Academic …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Academic performance is rated as a "very high" at HS South, and "high" at HS North.
Middletown School District's two public high schools outperformed a majority of high schools in the state and in their peer groups, according to data released by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) last week. The state's new performance reports, which replaces the school report cards issued in past years, rates districts on standardized test results, college and career readiness and graduation rates. The performance report compares looks at a school's ranking compared to the rest of the state and to a peer group with a similar demographic. Middletown High School South's (MHSS) peer group included Monroe Twp High, Howell High and West Windsor-Plainsboro North among others. Middletown High School North's (MHHN) peer group was …