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 …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The competitive Middletown High School South marching band is also holding a clothing drive fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Middletown South Screaming Eagle Marching Band was recently chosen first in its division, besting bands from Toms River East, Toms River North, and Howell. Middletown South Director of Bands Michael Raguseo said in a statement, “We have a full schedule of games and competitions this year and we are looking forward to even more exciting moments ahead.” The prize was awarded in Toms River on Sept. 29. The field show this year features music from “Jersey Boys,” the Tony-award-winning Broadway show. The Screaming Eagles performed “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “December 1963 (Oh What a Night),” and “Walk Like a Man.” The Middletown South Marching Band is led by drum majors Michael DeSocio, Thomas Mannarino, and…
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 …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Tell us if you think the two students who spoke at the Middletown High School graduation should have received their diplomas.
Middletown High School South (MHSS) senior class presidents Eric Dominach and Mike Sebastiano may have graduated on Thursday, June 14 however until recently they only had pictures as proof. The graduation speech given by Dominach and Sebastiano currently available on Facebook, contained references to school administration and specific students which did not sit well with administration. A few days after graduation when the two went to go pick up their diplomas, they were denied. A previous Patch article on the matter reported that Dominach and Sebastino received their diplomas on Wednesday, June 20.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Class presidents Eric Dominach and Mike Sebastiano said they were initially denied the documents when they went to pick it up on Monday.
High school graduates across the country are being feted this month. However, two members of Middletown High School South’s class of 2012 believe this rite of passage has been marred for them after they were initially denied their diplomas. Senior class presidents Eric Dominach and Mike Sebastiano created a stir at Middletown South’s graduation ceremony on Thursday when they presented a speech containing passages administrators had previously asked the pair to remove. On Monday, when Dominach and Sebastiano went to the high school with friends to pick up their diplomas, the boys were denied the document. “We were told that since we strayed from the speech there would be consequences and we would need to meet with (Middletown South …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Share your memories and congratulate your graduate on Patch
Monmouth University’s Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) was taken over yesterday with family and friends of 373 Middletown High School South seniors and 380 Middletown High School North seniors. With hundreds of students receiving their diploma’s yesterday we know at least a few proud family members and friends were playing paparazzi. As the newly graduated seniors of 2012 prepare for the next step in life, Patch is inviting you to share your memories and words of encouragement on Middletown Patch. If you were one of the many capturing moments in time yesterday, simply upload your memories by clicking on the “upload photos and video button” above. Was your graduate camera shy yesterday? Well there is another way to congratulate them by …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Find out what is going on in Middletown this week.
Write Away Club Students in between fourth and eighth grade are invited to join the monthly Write Away Club. A meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 12 from 4 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. at the Middletown Township Public Library. At the meeting, members write, get to know other writers, share writing (optional), learn about writing, and work on getting ready to share their work with the community. For more information visit http://mtpl.org. Graduations Middletown High School North and High School South will both hold their graduation ceremonies this Thursday, June 14. High School South’s ceremony will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Monmouth University MAC center. High School North’s ceremony will also be held at the MAC center, it will …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Middletown High School South bands win multiple awards at Music in the Parks Music Festival.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Middletown High School South (MHSS) competed along side a dozen middle and high schools from multiple states in the Music in the Parks Festival and returned victorious. The MHSS marching band, concert band, and chorus won several awards at the Music in the Parks music festival held in Hershey, Pennsylvania between May 18 and May 20. Middletown South Music Director Michael Raguseo reports that the MHSS concert band was ranked superior; the MHSS choir was ranked excellent; and the MHSS marching band was ranked good. The MHSS concert band also won second place overall in the competition. In addition, Middletown South junior John Sheehy won one of two “Outstanding Accompanist” awards given for exemplary piano accompaniment. “Participating …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Local police, fire and emergency responders demonstrated the deadly effects of drinking and driving during yesterday’s ‘Rude Awakening’ demonstration.
Junior Prom is tonight and all of High School South is ready to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. However, in order to be completely prepared for this weekend’s upcoming celebrations, local police, fire, and emergency responders, demonstrated to students the devastating effects of driving under the influence. “We purposely try to plan this demonstration before junior prom so that after prom this will still be fresh in their minds,” explained Pat Rinella, Principal at Middletown High School South. The ‘Rude Awakening’ demonstration took place all day yesterday and involved an indoor and outdoor session. During the indoor session, students heard from parents who lost their children due to drunken driving, police officers who have seen first …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Winners from Wednesday night's seventh annual Basie Awards, include students from Mater Dei Prep, and Middletown High School South.
For the seventh year, the Count Basie Theatre has helped enrich and promote high school theater by recognizing the county's best performances with the Basie Awards. As the years have progressed, so too has the reach of the Basie Awards. When Numa Saisselin, CEO of the Count Basie Theatre, developed the Basie Awards seven years ago, 15 schools participated. This year 24 schools from all over Monmouth County took part in evaluation process, which as also grown over the years, from 25 during the first Basie Awards season to more than 40. With nearly every seat of the 1,400-seat theater filled with students, parents, and faculty members, Wednesday night, Basie Awards were handed out to the winners of 26 categories split between dramas and …