Barack H. Obama School Will Reopen in September

Asbury Park students will, once again, all be able to walk to school in the fall. Members of the Asbury Park Board of Education voted Tuesday to reinstate the Barack H. Obama building as an elementary school for the 2014-2015 school year.

Asbury Park Middle School Students Shine

Asbury Park Middle School students, Khiya Mullings, Cayla Hamm, Icelyn Griffith, and De’Jia Dawkins were recognized for their essays explaining what Veterans Day means to them.
 

Are the New SAT's Dumbed Down

The SATs newest makeover - set to roll out in 2016 - has some Shore area educators applauding the College Board for focusing on college and career readiness, but critics say the changes won't address fundamental flaws in the tests and how they are used.

Asbury Park eighth-grade Reid has unlimited potential

The first dunk was delivered with a startling combination of power and quickness, although everyone who staked out the prime positions near the basket seemed to know what was coming. And by the time three more were thrown down in the first half alone, to go with a pair of treys and a no-look assist that evoked a bygone era, curious onlookers had filled in the gaps around one of four courts inside The Hoop Group Headquarters.

Black History Month at Asbury Park Schools

After the students at Asbury Park Middle School participated in the Superior Court of New Jersey Monmouth Vicinage “Journey to Justice Program” mock trial for a third consecutive year, Tara L. Williams,member of The Black History Committee of the Monmouth Vicinage’s Superior Court of New Jersey, contacted Mr. Wronko, social studies teacher, to have his along with Mr. Mason’s, science teacher, and Mr. Abu’s, social studies teacher, classes to witness a spectacular Black History Month Program at the Monmouth Courthouse in Freehold, New Jersey.
 

Asbury Park state aid increase flat, but news could have been worse

The same news is actually good news for city school officials who learned their state aid would just about remain level with last year's funding. Robert Mahon, interim superintendent, said district officials were relieved to learn that they would receive about the same amount of aid as last year because there was danger the district would receive less than it had in previous years.

Boys and Girls Middle School Teams Win Championships

On Feb. 21, both girls and boys Asbury Park Middle School teams defeated Union Beach to claim Bayshore League Championship titles, according to a release from the school district. This year’s wins mark the second consecutive year both Asbury Park Middle School basketball teams have won championships. Last year, the girls and boys were crowned champions of the Shore Intermediate Scholastic Basketball League.

Local Leaders Share Stories and Inspiration with Students

Staff of the Thurgood Marshall Elementary School celebrated National African-American Read-In with students a little differently this year, according to a news release from the Asbury Park School District. In the past, famous keynote speakers were brought in to interact with students. But for Monday’s, co-organizers Sharon Stevenson and Veronica Patterson decided to look no further than the Asbury Park community for everyday heroes who are making a difference.

High School Students Strut Their Stuff at Fashion Event

Asbury Park High School students showed off this year’s prom fashions at a winter fashion show held at the Berkeley Hotel Wednesday. “We put a lot of work into it,” said senior Siana Portlock. “It ended up being a lot of fun, you feel like a superstar.”

Asbury Park's Bland Bennett signs with WV Wesleyan

Asbury Park High School senior Daquane Bland-Bennett will head to West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV on an academic and athletic scholarship in the fall, according to a news release from the district.

BOE Gets a Rundown on Possible Costs to Reopen Obama School

The Asbury Park Board of Education heard a preliminary report of what it may take to reinstate the Barack H. Obama building as an elementary school for the 2014-2015 school year during a special meeting held Tuesday. Redrawing the district’s boundary lines, furniture considerations, general building maintenance and upkeep, bringing 21st century technology into the classrooms, and staffing were all addressed by Interim Superintendent Robert Mahon.

City Hall Exhibit Showcases APHS Student Art

Portraits of prominent African American men and women created by students from Asbury Park High School will be displayed in the library of City Hall throughout the month of February, in celebration of Black History Month.

State Releases Annual School Performance Report Cards

The New Jersey Department of Education’s annual School Performance Report was released this week. The reports breaks down the college and career readiness of students within all New Jersey school districts for the 2012-2013 school year, comparing the academic outcomes between similar school districts based on socioeconomic status as well as across the state.

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