Thorne Middle School's students in the Multiple Disabilities (MD) and Language and Learning Disabilities (LLD) programs got to try Square Dancing moves.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
High school and middle school graduation dates and places announced
On the subject of graduations in the Middletown school district this year, a little more change is in the wings. After many years of consistency in venues, the locations for both high and middle school commencement ceremonies were switched last year. And, this year, the place for middle school graduations will change once again. For the first time, the students of Thompson, Thorne and Bayshore middle schools will graduate at different times (yet to be determined) on June 15 at Middletown High School South. The High School South venue was the original place plan for last year’s middle school graduations, but then-Interim Superintendent Thomas Pagano had decided that Brookdale Commumity College was a better place for the 2011 ceremonies. …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Student initiated the collection for Jeans for Teens for homeless
Thorne Middle School student Sara Cruz was recognized by the Middletown Township Committee at Monday night’s meeting with a certificate of appreciation for exemplary volunteer work in providing jeans to homeless teens. Under the umbrella of what is dubbed the Teens for Jeans program, Cruz, who read about the program in Redbook Magazine, started a drive within Thorne and expanded it to all of the township’s 17 schools. She ended up collecting 2,300 pairs of jeans for the homeless teens, with 500 pairs donated by Calvin Klein. Cruz and fellow students sorted, folded and bundled the thousands of pairs of jeans. Her initiatve with the collection earned her the recognition by the governing body.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
NJ DOT grant awarded to Middletown for road improvements
The NJ Department of Transportation (DOT) has paved the way to one smoother street in Middletown. DOT recently announced that the township was selected as the recipient of a $200,000 road improvements grant for Murphy Road. “We applied for it a while back,” Mayor Tony Fiore said. “Murphy Road is a major thoroughfare that has two schools on it — Thorne Middle School and Harmony Elementary School — so its condition is especially important. We will now make certain that the road is included in our capital improvement plan so we can get moving on all that needs to be done with it.” Harmony Road turns into Murphy Road, the mayor explained. What, exactly needs to be done to the road will be determined by an engineer, but Fiore said he assumed …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Graduation motif emulates life of WW II hero namesake Cpl. 'Bud' Thorne
The 317 proud young eighth grade Middletown students of Thorne Middle School's Class of 2011 graduated today in a commencement ceremony in Brookdale Community College's Collins Arena, Lincroft. The theme of the commencement was that students lived up to the honorable legacy of Corporal Horace M. Thorne, the school's namesake. Thorne was a war hero who was raised on the grounds of a former farm where the middle school now sits. He posthumously won a Medal of Honor in World War II. Two of Thorne's sisters, Mrs. Anita Keyser and Mrs. Verna Jean Mauro, were guests of honor at the commencement. "These eighth grade students have lived the PRIDE acronym that we use at Thorne — the acronym that is hung on signs all over the building," said …