Monday, May 13, 2013
Daniel Simon's appointment awaits Monday vote of Freehold Regional High School District school board
Daniel Simon, current Wall Township Schools Superintendent, is slated to leave the embattled school district to join the Freehold Regional High School District, according to the high school district’s Board of Education meeting agenda. Simon, who joined Wall Township schools just more than a year ago, is to become the Principal of Colts Neck High School, according to the agenda. A vote on his appointment is scheduled for Monday’s board meeting. Simon, should he get board approval Monday, will be paid $155,221 for the Colts Neck job – $11,279 less than his annual $166,500 paycheck in Wall Township. Simon on Sunday confirmed that he plans to leave the Wall district, pending the Freehold Regional school board vote, but he declined to comment…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Superintendent Charles Sampson issues statement Thursday
While he thinks they are better than the state school Report Cards they replaced, the Freehold Regional High School District superintendent does not think highly of the new statewide performance reports, issued last week for schools statewide. The results of the NJ School Performance report were released by the state Department of Education, rating schools in three categories against schools statewide and against a group of about 30 schools with similar demographics, as calculated by the state’s criteria. On Tuesday, Freehold Patch reported a story on the results of the Freehold high schools’ ratings, which published Wednesday. We had asked Freehold Regional High School District Superintendent Charles Sampson for a comment the at that time…
Friday, April 12, 2013
The board adopted a $191.7 million budget.
The Freehold Regional High School Board of Education has adopted an almost two percent tax increase this year, according to The News Transcript. The budget is $191.7 million, relaying on a $123.2 million tax levy. According to The News Transcript, Business Administrator Sean Boyce said banked cap funds from prior years mean the board could have increased the taxes by 5.5 percent. State mandates, including a new standardized testing format and requirements required more spending this year, according to Superintendent Charles Sampson in The News Transcript. A more focused path for special education students will mean an increase in special education staff with a reduction to general education staff.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The FRHSD is focusing on bettering itself with the implementation of a five-year strategic plan.
The Marlboro Municipal Building was turned into a hub for all things related to the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD) during the district’s second state of schools town hall meeting recently. On Wednesday, Feb. 27, groups of students from all six schools in the district were represented during the state of schools meeting. After an introduction from the Howell Jazz ensemble, Superintendent Charles Sampson began the meeting by talking about the future of the district. “Tonight is all about what we aspire to be as a district and what we are actually accomplishing,” said Sampson. Many accomplishments from all schools in the district were mentioned during the meeting, but the main focus was the future of the district with the …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Superintendent to give address at Marlboro Municipal Building
Friday, February 15, 2013
Half day today, open on Monday
Following Hurricane Sandy the Howell Public Schools were forced to change their schedule including the times for today and Monday. Schools will be open for a half day today and will also be a staff in-service day. The Middle Schools will be dismissed at 12:10 p.m. Aldrich, Greenville, Griebling and Ramtown Students will be dismissed at 12:50, morning kindergarten will dismiss at 10:10 and afternoon kindergarten is scheduled to arrive at 10:45. Adelphia, Ardena, Land O'Pines, Newbury and Taunton students will be dismissed at 1:30. Morning kindergarten will be dismissed at 10:50 at those schools. Howell schools will be open on Monday for a full day. The original schedule for the year had schools closed for President's Day. The Freehold …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Announcement made at recent board of education meeting
As part of its effort to communicate with the community the Freehold Regional High School District has launched its own page on Facebook. Superintendent Charles Sampson said the need for the page became even more apparent in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. "It became a very powerful tool to communicate with during the storm," he said. Sampson said he does not have his own personal account but knows it can be a valuable resource for the district. "There's a good deal of information on there," he said. The Facebook page currently posts information from across the district and is described as "your source for the latest news, videos and features from FRHSD."
Friday, January 4, 2013
The orientations are scheduled throughout January.
This January, the Freehold Regional High School District will be hosting Eighth Grade Orientation for current eighth grade students and their parents at each high school. The Orientation Program is meant to familiarize the students and parents with the high school they will be attending the following year. Course registration, academic offerings, educational and extra-curricular activities, and the mission and philosophy of each high school will be covered. Parents are encouraged to attend and ask questions about the high schools and what they have to offer. Eighth Grade Orientation Program Schedule: The eighth grade orientations will take place in the auditorium of the respective high school. At the same time, a Special Education …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Board honored students from around the district
It was a busy fall for students in the Freehold Regional High School District with students achieving milestones in the classroom, on the athletic fields and everywhere in between. This week the district's board of education honored the students, including from the three schools Howell students go to for their accomplishments. The students were: Howell High School NJSIAA State Vault Champion – Gymnastics Coach: Jennifer Hier Assistant Coach: Sandra Klusewicz Bayleigh Fobes First Team All-Shore – Field Hockey Coach: Elissa Connell Assistant Coaches: Marylu Hansen, Kelli Isaksen Maria Madsen 2012-2013 NJ All-State Chorus Advisor: Regina McAllen Aaron Rothman Gabrielle Russo Samantha Sayah Samantha Schou Meghan Smith …
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 …