Friday, April 26, 2013
The New Jersey Department of Education recently released school performance reports.
Shore Regional High School received high marks on academic achievement compared to state averages, but underperformed in other areas according to data released by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) last week. The state's new performance reports, which replace the school report cards issued in past years, rates schools on standardized test results, college and career readiness and student growth at the high school level. The performance report looks at a school's ranking compared to the rest of the state and to a peer group with a similar demographic. Shore Regional High School's peers included Point Pleasant Beach High School, Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School, Holmdel High School among others. Shore Regional …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Graduation remains slated for June 28
Shore Regional officials have had to tweak the calendar for the rest of the year to account for lost school days following Hurricane Sandy. Among the changes, the high school will now be open on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 21, and Presidents' Day, Feb. 18. The last day of school remains set for June 27 and graduation will be held June 28 as originally scheduled. Two snow days are built into the calendar, as the state mandates 180 instructional school days. Right now Shore Regional is scheduled for 182 instructional days. If no snow days are needed, school will be closed on Friday, May 24. If three snow day are used, June 28 becomes a school day, and on the fourth snow day, March 29 becomes a school day. March 29 is Good Friday and June 28…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Shore Regional will play Asbury Park Friday evening
Shore Regional High School will continue it's quest for a state sectional football title when the Blue Devils host Asbury Park at 7 p.m. Friday. Shore Regional is the top seed in the Central Jersey Group 1 semifinals, and the Blue Bishops enter the game as the fourth seed. The winner will advance to play the winner of the Point Pleasant Beach-Florence game. Shore Regional (8-2) will look to pound the ball on the ground against Asbury Park (6-3) after defeating them earlier this year 37-12. Quarterback Matt Muh can also hurt opponents through the air, but Shore Regional will likely stick with its Wing-T rushing attack after it proved effective against Asbury Park in their last meeting. For a full preview of this game and other state …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Officials are waiting to make the call whether to close beyond Tuesday.
Oceanport School District and Shore Regional High School have announced closings on Monday and Tuesday due to the anticipated severe weather associated with Hurricane Sandy. Oceanport Superintendent of Schools Andrew Orefice issued a message that "impending storm projections" led him to close the district Oct. 29 and Oct. 30. Shore Regional posted a message on the high school's Web site that the building would also close Monday and Tuesday due to the storm. "Another message will be communicated to you on Tuesday to discuss the potential of closing school beyond Tuesday," said Orefice.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Feasibility study reports sharing administrative roles will save money
The West Long Branch Board of Education voted Tuesday in favor of sharing a superintendent and business administrator with Shore Regional High School. Currently, both the West Long Branch School District and Shore Regional High School have interim superintendents, and since both schools are located in West Long Branch, it was decided it would make sense to share the position of superintendent between the schools. A feasibility study published in May, prepared by Nicholas C. Puleio and James H Strimple Jr., found that the sharing of superintendents could save between $142,000 to $152,000 every year due to the reduction of one superintendent position. Similarly, the study found it was also feasible to share a business administrator between…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Districts still exploring possibility of sharing a superintendent and business administrator
The West Long Branch and Shore Regional school districts will continue discussions on possibly sharing a business administrator and superintendent. After initially deciding against shared services this year, the West Long Branch Board of Education will again explore the possibility at its next meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, said Herbert Massa, West Long Branch Interim Superintendent/Business Administrator "I don't know what the game plan is, it's up to the board to come up with what they're going to do," Massa said this week. Members of the Shore Regional school board as well as the county superintendent are expected to be in attendance. Massa's contract as an interim superintendent and business administrator expires on …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
A judge recently ruled that the out-of-district students can continue to attend the high school.
A ruling last month by and administrative law judge will allow Interlaken children to continue to attend Shore Regional and West Long Branch schools. West Long Branch Interim Superintendent/Business Administrator Herbert Massa said Department of Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf must still ratify the judge's decision within 45 days of the ruling, which took place on May 10. The interim executive Monmouth County superintendent wrote the Interlaken board on March 12 that it ignored a directive last August that the district was sending the children on a sending-receiving basis that was not approved by the state commissioner and that contract had to be rescinded. This forced the schools' boards to take action to allow the students to …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Chloe Chalakani of Shore won Best Actress in a Musical and Red Bank's Chris Dubrow walked away with Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama.
For the seventh year, the Count Basie Theatre has helped enrich and promote high school theater by recognizing the county's best performances with the Basie Awards. As the years have progressed, so too has the reach of the Basie Awards. When Numa Saisselin, CEO of the Count Basie Theatre, developed the Basie Awards seven years ago, 15 schools participated. This year 24 schools from all over Monmouth County took part in the evaluation process, which as also grown over the years, from 25 during the first Basie Awards season to more than 40. With nearly every seat of the 1,400-seat theater filled with students, parents, and faculty members on Wednesday night, Basie Awards were handed out to the winners of 26 categories split between dramas …
Monday, May 21, 2012
RBR dropped out of the top 500 high schools in the nation, according to the news weekly.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Newsweek magazine announced the top 1,000 schools in the United States and Red Bank Regional and Shore Regional made the list. According to the magazine, “This year, our ranking highlights the best 1,000 public high schools in the nation—the ones that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads." Red Bank Regional was ranked number 756, down from 408 in 2011, and Shore Regional came in slightly higher at number 714. Shore Regional was not ranked on the list last year. Biotechnology High School in Freehold, which is attended by Oceanport and Little Silver students, made the top 20 list. The list is based on six components provided by school administrators: graduation rate (25 percent), college matriculation rate…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Districts most likely won't share a business administrator.
Shore Regional and the West Long Branch School District will likely share a superintendent after a recent study concluded that it would be the best course of action for the schools Both schools have interim superintendents, and the report concluded that they enter a shared service arrangement for that position. The school districts, along with Monmouth Beach and Oceanport, entered into an agreement with Puleio & Strimple Associates in January to conduct a study to advise their boards of future options for providing administrative services. The openings at Shore Regional and West Long Branch, combined with decreased aid and a down economy prompted the school boards to go ahead with the study in hopes of saving money and moving toward …