Friday, May 10, 2013
The annual awards recognize Monmouth County high school talent
They're the Tony Awards of area high schools' way off-Broadway stars — The Basie Awards. And it's showtime for the list of this year's nominees. For the 2012-13 high school theater season, Red Bank Regional garnered several nominations for its musical production of Little Women and two for The Little Mermaid (see nominees in bold on list below) and Red Bank Catholic was nominated in a couple of categories for its Lucky Stiff production (see nominees in bold on list below). In the drama category, Red Bank Catholic garnered nominations for its production of Miss Firecracker Contest (see below). Intendend as a means for effective community outreach the Count Basie Theatre staff created the Basie Awards in 2006. This is its eighth year. The …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Students, parents, coaches, boosters are all welcome on Little Silver-Oceanport Patch.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Pianists will perform pieces from Chopin and Disney films
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Students say the food is undercooked. It's overcooked. There was even a piece of hair in one meal. What can be done to make lunchtime more palatable at school?
They're back. The team of students who brought the video lens to the dangerous drop off methods at Red Bank Regional High School are back, this time turning their camera on the school's lunch service. Check out what they find (be prepared to cringe) and share how you think the food offerings could be improved.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The competition was the first in the state designed to identify New Jersey’s best cyber warrior talent and guide them through an educational pipeline to take immediate jobs in national cyber security.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The second annual Red Bank International Flavour Festival will benefit RBR's Athletic Foundation, which is dedicated to bringing lights to the school's field.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Negotiating teams from the high school's board of ed and teachers' union will reconvene negotiations Thursday night.
Rather than wait to hear from a fact finder for recommendations for settlement, Red Bank Regional's board of eduction and its teachers' union will head back to the negotiating table this week. According to RBR Education Association member Katie Blackwell, negotiating teams for both sides will sit down to talk following the March 21 board of education meeting. "The RBREA is hopeful that both sides can reach a fair settlement," Blackwell, who heads the union's negotiating team, said in a statement. RBR Superintendent Jim Stefankiewicz concurred, "The board is very hopeful that the two sides will be able to come to a settlement in the very near future."
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The 16-year-old singer, who's performing at Count Basie next month, will perform for the freshman class.
He's got an anti-bullying program aimed at teens and wants to promote self-empowerment, using music to share his message. But who cares? Girls think 16-year-old singer Ryan Beatty is totes cute and he's making the rounds at local schools this week, including a stop at Red Bank Regional High School on Thursday. Beatty will perform a free concert for the freshman class on March 21 at 11 a.m., according to RBR Principal Risa Clay. The YouTube sensation, who recently released his first EP Because of You, has brought his anti-bullying performance to a number of schools across the country, according to the singer's Web site. The singer, who's performing at the Count Basie Theater on April 12, had been tweeting earlier in the week that he was in …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Both sides spoke of disappointment with delays in contract negotiations and communication issues contributing to the protracted two-year process.
After 25 months of negotiations, there are more parties involved than just the Red Bank Regional Board of Education and the teacher's union in working out a contract agreement for about 150 staff members. There is a board attorney, a representative from the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and now a fact finder furnished by the state to help provide recommendations for the two sides to settle. There are hearings, mediation and impasse to contend with, too. And with these additional participants and hurdles to jump through come more calendars to coordinate and representatives whose schedules already have them stretched thin. Signaling their frustration, about 90 association members hit the sidewalk twice last week in front of the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Staff members stood in the rain during drop off as a reminder that they are "committed to providing an excellent educational opportunity to all despite the lack of a contract," says their union president.
Tuesday's cold, drizzly weather did not deter about 90 Red Bank Regional faculty members from gathering outside the school before classes began as "a sign of unity" as contract negotiations with the board near the two-year mark, according to RBR Education Association President Mary Karlo. "We are gathering more often as a sign of unity and to remind all that RBREA has been committed to providing an excellent educational opportunity to all despite the lack of a contract," Karlo wrote in an e-mail Tuesday morning. Both sides are waiting on a non-binding fact-finder report based on testimony given during a formal hearing in December. The previous contract with the board expired on June 30, 2011. If no settlement is agreed upon following the …