Students gearing up for NJASK testing
Wolf Hill School
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
As part of an annual tradition, the teachers of the fourth grade presented their students in a wax museum on Wednesday, similar to Madame Tussaud's famous New York City destination.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The district's geography and spelling champs were honored at the Feb. 28 meeting.
Winners of this year's geography and spelling bees in the Oceanport School Distric were recognized Thursday night by the board of education. Seventh grader Nat Koenig took top place for the second year in a row at Maple Place's geography bee. Principal Matt Howell said at the Feb. 28 meeting he expected Koenig to go for the "threepeat" next year. Fourth grader Michael Murphy, whose dad is member of the board of education, won the spelling bee at Wolf Hill this year, correctly spelling "factoid" to take home the prize. Audrey Terrany won Maple Place's spelling bee but did not attend Thursday's meeting. She and Murphy will compete at Monmouth University in the Spelldown Regional Spelling Bee on March 11.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins promptly at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Police and fire departments responded to Tuesday's incident that stemmed from a steam table in the school's cafeteria.
Wolf Hill School was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after a gas odor was detected in the school's cafeteria, according to Superintendent Andrew Orefice. The evacuation drill was conducted around 12:41 p.m. An investigation by police and fire officials determined that the smell originated from a steam table in the school's cafeteria and shut it off, Orefice said in a letter sent home to parents. "Once we shut off the valve, the gas odor ceased and the fire department checked it again and it was working properly," said Orefice. No gas was detected when fire officials checked the building with monitors and students and staff reentered the building at 1:05 p.m. "The students and staff did a wonderful job with the evacuation and we thank the …
The Wolf Hill Variety Show is coming and parents can score a double win for Oceanport students with Hugs and Kisses.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Maple Place eighth-graders traveled back to Wolf Hill to celebrate MLK on Monday with a day of service.
While not originally scheduled to be in school on Monday, Oceanport students turned lemons into lemonade and celebrated the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service. A bus load of eighth-graders from Maple Place School arrived at Wolf Hill on Jan. 21 to take part in activities geared that morning toward commemorating and building upon lessons imparted by the civil right icon with younger students. Wolf Hill Principal Melanie Lipinski said that bringing students from both schools together had often been discussed by administrators and adding the holiday back onto the school calendar to help make up days lost following Hurricane Sandy provided the perfect opportunity to do so. The Maple Place students were place in …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Oceanport school officials, parents and the police discussed what could have been handled better during Wednesday's incident.
Oceanport Police Capt. Daniel Barcus was on hand at Thursday's board of education meeting to discuss what went wrong -- and what went right -- when Wolf Hill was in lock down this week. "When these things happen, not everything happens perfectly," Barcus said at the Jan. 10 meeting. "Unfortunately, you can't prepare for everything." Barcus said one of the biggest challenges on Wednesday, when the elementary school was locked down for about an hour, was the proximity to dismissal. Because of that timing, many parents received the emergency notification from the district as they were en route to pick their children up or expecting their child to walk home. One parent at the meeting complained that there were no officials on hand to address …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The department says it will take all reports of suspicious behavior or incidents seriously.
Wednesday's lock down at Wolf Hill School was precipitated by an unconfirmed report by a "young" student of a suspicious person "possibly with a handgun," according to a statement released by police. "Although there is nothing to confirm that this incident did occur, there is also nothing to confirm that it did not occur," said Oceanport Police Capt. Daniel Barcus. "The Police Department will not ignore this report and will investigate the matter as if it did occur." While officers responded to the school and conducted a "perimeter lockdown," Barcus said there was a time delay before the student notified staff of the alleged male in a fenced-off yard adjacent to the school. No other students or staff reported seeing any suspicious …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Staff observed a 'suspicious individual' near Wolf Hill and called police.
The Oceanport School District initiated a lock-down at Wolf Hill School on Wednesday when staff observed a "suspicious individual" near school grounds, according to Superintendent Andrew Orefice. School staff immediately notified the Oceanport Police of the individual seen on a nearby resident's property around 2 p.m. Police recommended a "perimeter lock-down" in which no one was permitted outside the school building, Orefice said in a message sent to the school community on Wednesday afternoon. "According to police, our students and staff were not in any danger at anytime during this situation and the suspicious individual was never on school property," said Orefice. Police conducted an immediate investigation and then lifted the lockdown…