Thursday, February 28, 2013
Seventeen Middletown Township public schools were awarded money earned from student participation in the huge annual event run by volunteers.
The numbers are in from the 2012 Great Race of Middletown, and as usual, everybody won. Last fall 4,022 school children took part in the event October 20 athletic event at Middletown High School North. They raised a total of $44,242 for school parent organizations. That's up $8,982 from the year before. "It's incredible how much the enrollment has grown in the past few years," said Great Race Chairwoman Joan Minnues. Participation in the 8 to 10 year-olds' race, for example, jumped from 200 to 800 kids, she said, and the Race Committee has decided that next year there will a three dedicated races just for those zippy 8 year-olds, 9 year-olds and 10 year-olds. At the Board of Education meeting Wednesday night, Minnues thanked the army …
Monday, February 4, 2013
At a prom expo at Middletown High School North on Friday, local vendors put their best foot forward for young shoppers.
Monday, February 4
About 100 juniors and seniors from Middletown HS North and surrounding high schools spent Friday afternoon learning about tuxedos, dresses, limos, flowers, hair, from a dozen local vendors at a Prom Expo held at the school. Students had the chance to go on a party bus and sample cuisine from Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch, the place the Middletown HS North senior prom will be held on May 17. The event was sponsored by the senior class council. Senior Class Advisor John Kerrigan said, "We would like to thank the vendors, Board of Education President Joan Minnuies, and fashion teacher Gail McLaughlin for their support. We look forward to a larger turnout next year."
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Six students headed to DECA Regional Conference in February.
Thursday, January 31
Middletown HS North senior Derek Carper delivered a report about events at the school at the Jan. 28 Board of Education meeting. Here is his report. For publication in Middletown-NJ Patch, the board of education has replaced the names of the students in the report with initials, per board policy. ________________________________ The 4 x 800 boys indoor track team broke the school record by three seconds running an 8:20 recently this winter. The distance medley relay also broke a school record twice this season and has run a 10:33. This time currently ranks the relay at number eight in the nation. In Girls Track, the 4 x 800 team broke the school record twice this season and their best time is 10:07. The sprint medley relay also broke the…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Board of Education congratulated the All-Shore athletes and their coaches at a meeting on Jan. 28, 2013.
Wednesday, January 30
The Middletown Board of Education and administration expressed their admiration for the 28 hard-working student athletes and their dedicated coaches at Middletown High School North and South at a short ceremony at the North Library on Jan. 28. Students proudly wearing their Varsity jackets were invited to come forward to receive a handshake from the Superintendent, the principals, and the board president, and accept a certificate of commendation. While most of the top-ranked athletes are seniors, 11 of them are not, and will continue to represent Middletown. Coach Bill Clifton was singled out for being selected the Asbury Park Press Girls' Cross Country Coach of the Year for the way he helped his runners persevere despite the adversity …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Trezza will continue in his role as a teacher at the high school.
Middletown North High School Head Football Coach Joe Trezza has stepped down from his coaching position, said acting Athletic Director Nicholas Pizzulli. "The position will be posted in the near future, and applications for the position will be reviewed," said Pizzulli. He added that as of Friday, "we do not have any other indications that his staff is not returning." According to Scott Stump's All Shore Media sports news site, Trezza led Middletown North to consecutive Central Jersey Group IV playoff appearances in 2008 and 2009. The coach, who has previously been an assistant coach on several state championship teams at Middletown South, compiled a record of 21-49 from 2006 to 2012. The Lions finished 2-8 this past fall. Middletown …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Students find a place to indulge a love for literature in creative afterschool club.
So much for the myth that the art of writing has been lost on texting teens. An after-school Literary Journal club at Middletown High School North doubled in size from last year, to 30 students. On Tuesdays, members are gathering to share a passion for the printed word as they work together to produce a small book of art and prose. Co-Editor Sydney Forte, 18, said the club had become a sort of salon for creative thought for the young members. "They're discussing books, suggesting books and borrowing them from each other," she said. Her 18-year old co-editor and running buddy, Cheyenne Zani, said, "When you come to Viewpoint, you read what you want to read -- not what you have to read," said "You share in a nice and warm environment, …
Friday, December 21, 2012
High School North, with students from Belford and Port Monmouth, has been both a donor and recipient of storm aid.
At Middletown High School North, there are 61 students and staff members whose won't be in the place they called home for Christmas, after Hurricane Sandy severely damaged or totally wrecked their houses in Belford, Port Monmouth, and other parts of the Bayshore. But the greater school community is doing what it can to embrace the families, in a show of support. "They've lost everything," said Middletown HS North Guidance Counselor Stefanie Lefurge. "They lost the first floors of their homes, the yearbook, the sports equipment, clothes," she said. Lefurge said she has been surprised how students who were affected by Sandy have shown reluctance to accept donations because they think others may need it more, and equally surprised by the …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Four, 80-minute classes per day are expected to start this fall.
Students in Middletown high schools will have more time but less classes per day with the new block-scheduling format. Middletown High School North Principal Patricia Vari-Cartier and Middletown High School South Principal Patrick Rinella presented a Power Point detailing block scheduling to more than 60 parents and students gathered in the Middletown High School North Library. “We truly believe that we have developed a schedule that is in your child’s best educational, social and emotional well-being,” said Superintendent of Schools William George. “It addresses all of that and we are firmly planning in the 21st century with a steady hold that can improve teaching and learning and that is the directional we are looking to head in.” The …
Monday, July 16, 2012
50th Anniversary celebrants revisit their former high school on Tindall Road, and the memories come flooding back.
Middletown Township High School on Tindall Road is not how some remembered it 50 years ago. The high school now bearing a new name and expanded exterior houses new technology that would not been seen in the former high school which offered classes such as industrial art classes, typing and home economics. “There was no Middletown North or South High School back then,” said Rae Fetterolf Neice, who now lives in Michigan. About 30 members of the graduating class of 1962 gathered this morning at the Middletown High School North, formerly Middletown Township High School, front entrance, an entrance that alumni James Murphy recognized as the familiar structure from 1962. Alumni traveled from as far as Belgium to as close as Port Monmouth and …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Police say the 89-year old driver attempted to make a left turn into the high school's exit lane Monday, and hit the patrol car.
A police car was hit by a car driven by an 89-year old driver Monday morning outside Middletown High School North on Tindall Road at 7:03 a.m., just shortly before the venue opened for a huge water distribution effort during the boil-water advisory. Sgt. Fred Deickmann said that Ernest Hall, 89 of Middletown attempted to make a left turn into the high school's exit lane, striking a police car being driving north by Ptl. Brian Dilworth, age 30. Both drivers were transported to Riverview Medical Center. Ptl. Dilworth was released in the afternoon, but Hall was kept overnight. His condition was not known by police. Sgt. Deickmann said an investigation into the accident is continuing. Hundreds of local residents coming to pick up cases of …