Asbury Picks Interim School Chief

The city's Board of Education has voted to appoint Gregory Allen for its interim superintendent, nearly eight months after the state overturned Allen for the permanent schools chief position.

Asbury Park Students Get Summer Reading Books

Twelve-year-old Nashawn Key, a fifth-grader at the Asbury Park Middle School, had really scored. When it came time for him Monday to browse the thousands of books set up in the middle school library for students to take for summer reading, he headed straight for the biography of sports hero Kobe Bryant.

Memorial Day at Asbury Park Middle School

On May 23, 2014, in remembrance of the upcoming Memorial Day, Mr. Williams, 5th grade teacher and veteran, Mr. Wronko, seventh grade social studies teacher, and their students had an assembly honoring three veterans from three major wars, World War II, the Korean War (Forgotten War), and the Vietnam War. 
 

Asbury Park Baseball Doing Big Things on the Field

The Asbury Park Middle School Baseball Team just wrapped up their regular season with a 12-7 victory over Henry Hudson, enabling them to win their first division title in school history, according to Head Coach Robert Cuccurullo. The Blue Bishops ended the season with a record of 8-1-1, capturing the Bayshore Middle School Baseball League Division title.

Early years are learning years

The Asbury Park Board of Education(BOE) Early Childhood Department recently hosted a Gem of The Shore Tour to bring awareness about the districts high quality preschool program to the community.

APMS Secures First Division Title

The Asbury Park Middle School Baseball Team just wrapped up their regular season with a 12-7 victory over Henry Hudson, enabling them to win their first division title in school history, according to Head Coach Robert Cuccurullo. The Blue Bishops ended the season with a record of 8-1-1, capturing the Bayshore Middle School Baseball League Division title.

Asbury Park School Employees Shorted Paychecks

Several hundred school workers got an unpleasant surprise Thursday when the biweekly paychecks that should have been directly deposited into their bank accounts went missing.

Prom dreams come true for underprivileged teens in Asbury Park

Ontasia Stanton almost wasn’t able to attend prom this year. A senior at Asbury Park High School, Stanton had a date, but didn’t buy a dress. “I had no idea how we were going to get a dress, truthfully,” Stanton said. “I was in a school play, we were very busy and I didn’t have any time to prom shop.” That is where Wish Upon a Prom came in. The event offered hundreds of prom dresses for girls, all at the last minute – and all for free.

Shore Area Groups Pledge Support for Asbury Park Kids

A college prep program for struggling students. Thousands of free books. A performing arts program that could keep young people off the streets in summer. Those were just a few of the action steps a new Asbury Park Press community initiative, now called APP Connections, is working to implement, together with school officials, volunteers and area service organizations.

Asbury Park Student Receives $100,000 scholarship

Tylisha Allen, 2014 Asbury Park High School valedictorian, has received the Daley Cutler Scholar Award, a four-year undergraduate scholarship to Ohio University. The award, worth more than $100,000, will provide tuition, room and board and stipends for study and work abroad.

Asbury Park School Reopen Search for Superintendent

The Asbury Park Board of Education has re-opened the search for a district superintendent of schools. An advertisement for the position was placed in a local newspaper Sunday, school board administrator Geoffrey Hastings said. The advertisement sets a May 20 deadline for applications. Rather than form a selection committee to interview candidates, the board chose at a special meeting held Tuesday to interview candidates as a whole board in executive session. When the candidates are narrowed down to the final two or three, the board will commence conducting public interviews until they make their selection.

Dreamgirls musical opens to crowd of 150

The Asbury Park Drama Club’s production of “Dreamgirls” opened Thursday to a crowd of about 150 people, leaving two more performances Friday and Saturday nights. “We’re very pleased,” said Chanta L. Jackson, communications coordinator for the district. “We’re expecting larger crowds tonight and tomorrow.”

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