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.

Legacies of King, Mandela highlighted at assembly

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.

Middle School Students Head to Art Tank for Class Series

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.

Shore rallies past Asbury Park in CJ 1 Semi-final

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.

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