Monday, December 17, 2012
The state's new accountability system is changing HSPA requirements for the future.
Freehold Regional High School District Chief Academic Officer Dr. Nicole Hazel presented the annual Testing and Assessment Report at last week’s Board of Education meeting. The report overviewed the 2012 High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) scores and provided an outline of New Jersey’s new accountability system. The HSPA is a 3-day test in Mathematics and Language Arts; eleventh graders take the test for the first time in March. If the students are not pleased with their scores they have the opportunity to take the test again in October and March of their senior year. School districts were required to have a 100 percent proficiency rate by the year 2014 under the Bush administration’s No Child Left Behind Act. The Obama …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Only one suggestion was made to the district in the 2012 Financial Report going forward.
The Freehold Regional High School District Board of Education approved the 2012’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report at their meeting Monday. No improprieties were found against the district, but one suggestion was made. Robert Swisher, an auditor from Suplee, Clooney & Company, recommended that a detailed analysis of the balance in the payroll agency account be reconciled to the amount of deposit on a monthly basis. The payroll agency account keeps track of all salary deductions, such as garnishments and pensions. Swisher said that a detailed analysis of this account was not provided monthly, and it should be. Freehold Regional is one of the few school districts within the state of New Jersey that is capable of preparing the annual …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Questions answered by students, staff and parents
With thousands of students covering such a wide area, the Freehold Regional High School District conducted a survey of its community this past summer to get a sense of how they are perceived by not only students and parents but district employees and local residents as well. At Monday's meeting of the district's board of education, the results of that survey generally received as a positive reaction. A total of 1851 surveys were completed with the bulk of the participants being students and employees in the district. The survey looked at a variety of topics including problems facing the district, areas for possible improvement and places the district might be able to make cost saving cuts. Overall, the best marks for the district came …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wegmans will construct and maintain a sustainable greenhouse at the district's Animal and Botanical Sciences Academy.
The Freehold Regional High School Board of Education approved a community-based partnership with Wegmans Food Stores at their meeting this week. Wegmans Food Stores has agreed to donate all of the material and labor to construct, maintain, and harvest a raised platform sustainable garden in the greenhouse of the Animal and Botanical Sciences Academy at Freehold Township High School, according to the resolution. The agricultural team from Wegmans Food Stores will also supply the Animal and Botanical Sciences students with educational instruction about the production of produce. Additionally, the executive chef team from Wegmans will hold classroom instruction and demonstrations on the preparation of the harvested products to the students …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Marlboro High School Cheerleaders prepared and delivered sandwiches to Belmar residents devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
The cheerleaders of Marlboro High School decided to use their cheerful spirit to brighten up the lives of those negatively affected by Hurricane Sandy, according to a release issued by the Freehold Regional High School District. The cheerleaders prepared 150 sandwiches from donations for Belmar residents who were displaced from the storm. "As the students prepared and delivered the sandwiches, I had the opportunity to watch them offer their words of kindness to strangers. I am not only a proud coach, but a lucky one, because not all coaches get to work with such an amazing group of children who would do so much for others," Coach Lauren Segarra said. "This experience is something irreplaceable and more valuable than a classroom could teach…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
As of now the state will not consider waiving the 180 school day requirement.
The Freehold Regional High School District Board of Education approved a revised version of the 2012-2013 calendar at a special meeting Monday night which includes four additional school days. The district needs to make up these four days, which were taken off due to Hurricane Sandy, in order to comply with New Jersey’s 180-day school year requirement. “The state at this point in time is not even discussing the potential waiver of the 180-day requirement,” Superintendent Charles Sampson said. Sampson said the subject was broached on a conference call with New Jersey Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf on Thursday, in which Cerf stated that it is “too premature to have those discussions”. The original school calendar had three “…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Announcement comes from the FRHSD website.
Students of the Freehold Regional High School District will not return to the classroom this week. The district posted the closure announcement on its website slightly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, citing the continued outages and ongoing safety concerns as its reasons for closing. On Monday, an update from the district explained that Freehold Township High School and Manalapan High School still did not have power. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 12.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
An announcement confirming the ongoing schedule will be made on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A message from the Freehold Regional High School District: Due to the significant impact of Hurricane Sandy and to ensure the safety of our students and staff, the Freehold Regional High School District will be closed on Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6. We will be honoring the request of the Commissioner of Education and hopefully will be able to conduct regular school days on Wednesday, November 7, Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9. An announcement confirming this schedule will be made on Tuesday, November 6. On Tuesday, November 6 our building administrators will return to work to assure that all aspects of our buildings are prepared to host our students. The safety of our students is our primary concern. We …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Freehold Regional High School District will remain closed on Friday, Nov. 2.
Students at the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD) will not return to the classroom Friday, due to lasting impacts of Hurricane Sandy. A statement on the FRHSD website said that in addition to all schools being closed Friday, all school offices will also be closed and all activities have been canceled. On Sunday evening, the district we will make an announcement regarding the status of school next week. FRHSD students will receive updates through automated phone calls and the district’s website.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The district will evaluate later in the week whether school should open on Friday.
All Freehold Regional High School District schools and offices will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, according to district officials. A message from the FRHSD website: We hope that everyone has made it safely through Hurricane Sandy. Due to lasting impacts of that storm, all district schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1. All activities are canceled. We will continue to utilize automated phone calls and our web site to communicate updates. Please stay tuned throughout the week. Follow the Monmouth County Patch Facebook for update information as communities clean up after Hurricane Sandy.