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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to high elementary school enrollment in the district, the Barack H. Obama School may be put back into operation as an elementary school come September.
Asbury Park Interim Superintendent Robert Mahon acknowledged that the state's school-by-school performance reports, released Tuesday, showed very "disappointing" numbers for city schools.
Asbury Park Middle School students attended an assembly dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 15, where they paid tribute to another civil rights leader, Nelson Mandela, according to an announcement from seventh grade teacher David Wronko.
Throughout New Jersey, teachers and administrators are bracing for the first set of evaluations that tie staff reviews to student performance.
For the next four Saturdays, twelve students from Asbury Park Middle School will learn about the life and inspirations of two contemporary fine artists during a four-week class series at the Collective Art Tank, according to release from their public relations firm, M Studio.
The Asbury Park Board of Education welcomed two new members with handshakes and hugs at Tuesday night’s reorganization meeting, but the warm feelings didn’t last too long.
The artwork of several Asbury Park middle and high school students is soon to be on display within several downtown businesses.
Trailing Asbury Park 6-3 midway through the fourth quarter of the NJSIAA Central Group I semifinals on Friday night, Shore Regional needed to rely on its struggling offense to keep its playoff hopes alive.
Where is the democracy? That's the question several community members here are asking after the state monitor overturned the school board's pick for superintendent last week.