Tuesday, January 8, 2013
As part of the certification process, candidates complete 10 assessments that are reviewed by trained teachers in their certificate areas.
Tuesday, January 8
Stafford Township K-6 School District recently honored two teachers who successfully completed the rigorous requirements needed to receive National Board Certification. Susan Kilgallon and Stacey Suydam have been teaching in the district for eight and nine years respectively, and were recognized at a recent Board of Education meeting. “This is truly a great accomplishment,” said Superintendent Judith DeStefano-Anen. “The amount of work that goes into this certification is comparable to a doctoral program. We are very proud to have both of you working in our schools.” To receive National Board Certification, candidates must successfully complete an evaluation program designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Protocol was enacted in response to Connecticut school shooting.
The Stafford Township School District instituted a "Shelter in Place" precautionary protocol on Friday and will continue this status throughout the week, in response to the tragedy in Connecticut, according to a school spokesperson. Karina Monanian said the protocol, which means that all buildings are locked, everyone is kept indoors, and inside the buildings schedules continue as normal, was enacted on a suggestion from Stafford Township police. The Shelter in Place status remains in effect for the duration of the week and students will supervised when leaving the buildings to get on the buses. At no time were any students in danger on Friday, Monanian said. In a statement on their Facebook page, the school district added: "Our security …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Schools in Stafford also head back today.
Long Beach Island Consolidated School District Superintendent Karen T. McKeon and other administrators will welcome students back to the school today at their regularly-scheduled time. "Our school community is back and ready to go for Monday, November 12th, 2012," McKeon wrote on a statement on the school's website. "Although, we will not be able to occupy the LBI Grade School just yet, we are on the road to recovery. Having everyone safe and sound was our priority and that mission was accomphished. There might be some glitches throughout this recovery period but we are aiming to keep a routine schedule and maintain stability for the sake of our students and staff." On the site, McKeon notes Ethel A. Jacobson classrooms are as follows: …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Give back to local teachers by celebrating World Teachers' Day on Oct. 5.
World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers at local schools how great you think they are. But, the day also takes on a deeper meaning, standing for the protection of teachers' rights. Since its inception in 1994, World Teachers' Day has had a theme every year. The theme for 2012 is “Take a stand for teachers.” This day was founded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. More than 100 countries currently observe World Teachers' Day, with many corporate supporters such as Google recognizing the global impact and conditions of teachers. The goal of the day is to educate the public about the conditions of being a teacher around the world, focusing specifically on …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Supplies were distributed to home school liasions
The A.C. Moore store in Manahawkin has collected more than $250 in school supplies and donated them to the Stafford Township School District. “We at A.C. Moore of Manahawkin would like to show our appreciation,” said Store Manager Chris Flynn, when he delivered the items to the district. “We have asked the community to help support you and in doing so, we helped raise over $250 in supplies.” The items were distributed to the Home School Liaisons (HSL) in the district’s five schools. The HSLs work directly with families to promote student success and they will ensure that the supplies get to the students that need them most, according to school officials. “We are thankful to A.C. Moore and the residents,” said Superintendent Dr. Judith …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Money will be divided among three local districts
A bridge walk held this past weekend raised about $9,000 for Stafford, Southern Regional and Long Beach Island School Districts, according to an event planner with the walk. The Parent-Teacher Associations of Stafford Township Schools and the Long Beach Island School District with the Special Education PTA of the Southern Regional School District hosted their Third Annual Community Bridge Walk event on Saturday, Sept. 22. The opening ceremonies for the walk started at 9:30 and the walk started at 10 a.m. from Mud City Crab House in Stafford. The theme this year was luau, and featured Hawaiian Luau Show dancers at Mud City and at the Ship Bottom Park and the National Anthem performed by Chris Fritz. Corinne G. Ruff, an event planner who …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Lagoon dredging, sidewalk warnings, school offices moving and more.
There was a lot going on at the Township Council meeting this past Tuesday. Here are five things you might like to know. 1. After thanking the township council for the new sign at the entrance to Beach Haven West on Marsha Drive, the neighborhood’s Civic Association President, Dawn Papatheodorou, inquired about their call for the dredging of the lagoons. Township Administrator James Moran said there still needs to be a determination as to the actual owners of the lagoons other than Mill Creek, which is owned by the state. Councilman Stan Rutkowski said another issue would be where to dump the dredge spoils if a project can be undertaken. He also said area residents should sign a petition already in circulation showing support for the …