Tuesday, April 16, 2013
It's the first year the state is using its new School Performance Report system.
Just one of the Galloway Township School District’s schools met the target goal for Chronic Absenteeism in the School Performance Report released last week by Gov. Chris Christie’s office. The report issued this week replaces the outdated school report cards, the Christie Administration said. Reports now include data on college and career readiness, and place schools into peer groups. It also measures college preparedness in different ways, particularly through Chronic Absenteeism and the number of students enrolled in Algebra I at the middle school level. Students are considered chronically absent when they miss 10 percent of the days in a given school year for any reason. Any school over 6 percent has not met the target set forth by the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Terry Dougherty has been named Atlantic County Teacher of the Year.
The best teacher in Atlantic County comes from Galloway Township. Roland Rogers Elementary School Third Grade Teacher Terry Dougherty has been named Atlantic County Teacher of the Year, Galloway Township Superintendent of Schools Dr. Annette Giaquinto announced on Tuesday, April 9. Dougherty has been employed in the school district for 15 years. Her title as top educator in the county comes on the heels of her recognitions as Roland Rogers and Galloway School District teacher of the year. She's also currently participating in the New Jersey Teacher Advisory Panel PILOT program at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. "Using exceptional instructional skills, Terry helps all her students learn and achieve in a safe, nurturing …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The fairs were held March 16 and April 3.
Saturday, April 6
Galloway Township Middle School Science Club students earned honors at the Jersey Shore Science Fairs, representatives from the middle school said on Friday, April 4. The following students earned Honorable Mention honors at the Jersey Shore Science Fair at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey on March 16: Mitali Patel in Behavioral & Social Sciences with her project Facial Expressions: What Do They Say?; Karan Khullar in Medicine & Health for his project Mood: We Can Smell It; and Samantha Brandt, Shannon Houser, Nidhi Patel with their team project: Prejudice Over the Phone. The following students placed at the Jersey Shore Science Fair, and were invited to compete in the Delaware Valley Science Fair, on April 3: Esteban Delgado …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The total budget is $61,631,502.
The Galloway Township Board of Education approved the $61,631,502 budget at its meeting Monday night, March 25 at the middle school by a vote that nearly mirrored the vote for the introduced budget earlier this month. The vote was 6-1, with Board President Ernest Huggard, Vice President George Schwenger and Board Members Madeline Avery, Suzette Cordero, Rich Dase and David Carmen voting in favor of the budget. Board Member Beverly Evensen was the lone dissenting voice, with Board Members John Knorr and Rosemary Hollway absent. Knorr and Hollway were also absent when the budget was introduced on March 5. Evensen previously voiced her disapproval of the budget, stating that things remaining status quo was not satisfactory to her neighbors at…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Champions from 30 Atlantic and Cape May county schools converge on the school's cafeteria this weekend.
Tuesday, March 19
Last year’s regional champion seeks a second consecutive trip to Scripps National Spelling Bee when he joins the Spelling Bee champions from the other Atlantic and Cape Mayb elementary and middle schools in the regional bee this weekend at Galloway Township Middle School. Ebose Eigbe, this year’s middle school Spelling Bee champion, joins 30 other champions for the South Jersey Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 23, in the middle school cafeteria. The competition is scheduled to take place between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Below is the complete list of participants, with the school name listed first, followed by the student’s name. The participants from the Galloway Township School District are listed in bold lettering. Alder Avenue Middle School…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The results are in from the Roland Rogers and Arthur Rann schools' spelling bees.
Thursday, March 14
The results are in from the Galloway Township School District's various spelling bees. Previously, Patch reported Ebose Eigbe won the Galloway Middle School's bee, while fifth grader Alexander Rupsee won the Smithville Elementary School's bee. The following is a list of the winners from the other schools: Reeds Road: First Place, Rhiannon Ginnetti; Second Place, Ashley Ly; Third Place, Lindsey Calixtro. Roland Rogers: First Place, Athena Hall; Second Place, Allyson Bigio; Third Place, Noah Pomrink. Arthur Rann: First Place, Jessi Vankawala; Second Place, Saba Bhatti; Third Place, Justin Crawford. The featured photo gallery is from the Arthur Rann Spelling Bee, and was provided by Cindy Rybaczyk.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Pleasantville Middle School was No. 1 in the state and second in the country.
Wednesday, March 13
Of the 22 schools in the State of New Jersey that participated in Keep America Beautiful's National School Recycling competition, 20 were from Atlantic County, one of which finished first in the state and second in the country. Pleasantville Middle School was the top recycler in the State of New Jersey, and finished second in the national competition, known as "Recycle Bowl." Galloway Township Middle School and Cedar Creek High School also participated in the competition, sponsored by Nestle Waters North America (NWNA). Pleasantville Middle School recycled 46.6 pounds of waste per student, and earned $1,000 in prize money for the school, according to Keep America Beautiful statistics. “Recycle-Bowl motivated us to collect quantitative data…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The proposed budget is $61,487,752 with a tax levy of $30,193,840.
After voters defeated two referendums concerning repairs to district schools in 2011 and 2012, the Galloway Township School District introduced budget with a 2 cent tax increase attached to it, and $750,000 deposited in capital reserve to begin helping with roof repairs. The school district introduced a $61,487,752 budget with a local tax levy of $30,193,840 Tuesday night, March 5. This translates to a 2-cent tax increase on a $200,000 home. The Galloway Township Board of Education approved the introduced budget 5-1, with three board members absent. Board President Ernest Huggard, Vice President George Schwenger and Board Members Madeline Avery, Suzette Cordero and Rich Dase voted in favor of the introduced budget, and Board Member Beverly…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
All photos were submitted by Reeds Road first grade teacher Dawn Mollenkopf.
Every year, elementary schools across the country celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with Read Across America Day. This year, Read Across America Day was Friday, March 1. Reeds Road Elementary School first grade teacher submitted the above photos from her class on that day.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District's state aid is up almost $500,000.
The Galloway Township School District will receive over $300,000 in additional state aid compared to last year, according to figures released by Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 28. The school district is slated to receive $23,572,868 in total state aid for the 2013-14 fiscal budget, up from $23,271,052 last year. The total difference is $301,816. Meanwhile the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District, which includes Absegami High School, has been slated to receive $31,160,000, up from $30,670,338 last year. The total difference is $489,662. Both districts are in the process of preparing their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. “This is $300,000 more than the aid we received for the current year,” Galloway …