Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Implementation is coming to Oakcrest on Friday; Absegami and Cedar Creek to follow.
A biometric fingerprinting system is coming to the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District this week. The system will be used for students only when it comes to purchasing their school lunches. It begins with Oakcrest High School on Friday, Feb. 8, and moves on to Absegami and Cedar Creek, assuming everything works as expected at Oakcrest. Generally, biometrics desribes the tracking of people by their characteristics or traits. The idea for Greater Egg Schools is that eventually, students won’t have to use cash for their lunches. An account can be set up for each student, and lunches can be charged to those accounts via a system that identifies students by characteristics of their fingerprints, though won’t be identified using the…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Work being done on Absegami and Oakcrest high schools will be updated.
The Greater Egg Harbor Regional School Board will discuss its referendum projects and the 2013-14 budget when it convenes tonight at Cedar Creek High School, 7 p.m. In December of 2011, the school district's voters approved a roof replacement and a new fire alarm system at Oakcrest High School, and a partial roof replacement and new fire alarm system at Absegami, in a referendum vote. There will be an update on those projects at tonight's meeting, according to the agenda posted on the district's website. Discussions concerning the budget also begin tonight. The full agenda for tonight's meeting can be found below: GREATER EGG HARBOR REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT ABSEGAMI, CEDAR CREEK & OAKCREST HIGH SCHOOLS BOARD MEETING AGENDA This is to …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Galloway Police also conducted an investigation at Absegami Wednesday morning following the circulation of rumors online, the Greater Egg Harbor Superintendent of Schools said.
The investigation and subsequent arrest of a 16-year-old Cedar Creek High School student from Galloway Township came after a teacher observed “hand drawn pictures of weapons in the student’s notebook,” Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Ciccariello said Wednesday morning. “It didn’t look good to her,” Ciccariello said. “It was the perfect implementation of what our staff is trained to do. If they see any warning signs, they are to report it to school officials, and that’s what she did.” Galloway Township Police were called to the school, and an ensuing investigation of the student’s home uncovered electronic parts and chemicals that, when mixed together, could cause an explosion, police said on…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Robert Ross also believes interventions should not be used on students who might not be putting in the time or effort.
If the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District’s Failure Rate Analysis reflects a 15 percent or higher failure rate for a course in the district’s three high schools, the district takes a look at ways to make course revisions. Board of Education member Robert Ross wanted to make sure the onus isn’t put strictly on the teachers. He also wants to make sure extra money isn’t being put into something that isn’t needed. “If you look at the reports and read all the material, and it turns out that time after time, the ones who fail are the ones who are not coming to school or not doing any work, should we fork out the extra money?” to make the revisions, Ross said during the School Board meeting Monday night, Dec. 3 at Absegami. “I’m not …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Greater Egg Harbor Regional saw 29 HIB incidents, while the Galloway Township School District had 87.
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released its first Violence and Vandalism report to document the impact of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The impact is measured by the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) category. Gov. Chris Christie passed the act in January, 2011. “We are committed to being as transparent as possible about circumstances that impact the health and safety of our students with the goal of ensuring every child in New Jersey can learn in a safe and supportive learning environment,” NJDOE Commissioner Chris Cerf said. “This report provides important information to districts, schools, parents and the public about the areas where programs and policies are having a positive impact…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Since the installation of signs warning of the need for parking permits, students at Absegami High School no longer park in the cul-de-sac.
Since signs were posted warning drivers not to park on Reeds Court during school hours, the cars that used to populate the cul de sac leaving it nearly impossible for residents to leave their driveways and creating possible hazards for children playing have disappeared. “The Reeds Court signs are up and we’re already getting compliance,” Galloway Township Manager Arch Liston said at the council meeting that night. A resident who wished to remain anonymous said there used to be 50 cars at a time on the street during school hours, but that stopped when the five signs on the court went up last week. The problem stems from the fact that students at Absegami High School are not permitted to park on the property. Many students would drive to …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Atlantic County was approved for aid last week.
Two of the high schools within Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District fared well in the June 30 storm that left many areas in Atlantic County with fallen limbs and downed power lines, structural damage and no electrical power. At Oakcrest High School, Distinct Business Administrator Charles Muller said "there were a lot of trees down but fortunately there wasn’t any structural damage at any of the buildings." He informed board members at the meeting of Monday night, July 23 that the district could be eligible for reimbursement for cleanup of the fallen trees, limbs and other debris since Atlantic County had been declared a disaster area. The necessary documentation is being accumulated in order to be forwarded to the government, …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Carol Houck was certified after earning 20 credits in several courses.
Greater Egg Regional Harbor Regional School District Board of Education member Carol Houck was recognized by the board at its meeting Monday night, June 11 at Absegami High School. "Carol is being recognized because she has been designated as a certified board member by the New Jersey School Board Association," Greater Egg Harbor Superintendent of Schools Steven Ciccariello said. He indicated that this status is achieved when a board member earns 20 credits in courses. Among those courses are school policy, school finance, school law, and curriculum. She was presented with a certificate.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
All three schools hold their graduation ceremonies June 7.
As the current school year is rapidly coming to an end, the Greater Egg Regional High School District Board of Education found itself talking about graduation -- not just this year's graduation, but next year's graduation also came up as the 2012-13 school calendar appeared before the board Monday night for approval. Once the calendar is approved, it gets circulated, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Ciccariello said. It'll be hard to change any dates once this occurs, he said. However, at least one board member thought changes could be made during the school year, but advised against waiting too long. "You have a whole year to come up with a solution," Board Vice President Margaret Guenther said to Ciccariello. "The point is we have a …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Reorganization begins despite the district moving elections to November.
The Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District Board of Education appointed its professionals for the 2012-13 school year Monday night, May 21, and in doing so, stayed with the tradition of appointing the professionals during the fiscal calendar year. The tradition remained in place even though the school board election and reorganization has changed. The Board of Education opted to move the school board election to November to coincide with the general election. Newly-elected members to the board will be sworn into office come January, 2013. However, the professionals will remain being appointed for terms that run from July 1 through June 30 of the following year, Business Administrator Charles Muller explained during Monday night's …