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.

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.