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School Days 2.25.15

 

By Herald Staff

For the third straight year, First Lady Mary Pat Christie has launched the Spirit of a Hero Scholarship Program for students graduating from high school.
The program is derived from New Jersey Heroes, which is an initiative started by the First Lady in 2010 to showcase positive examples of Jersey residents and organizations impacting the community
In just the first two years, 42 high school seniors have received $5,000 scholarships, totaling $210,000, through the Spirit of a Hero Scholarship Program.
“It’s just remarkable how many young people there are in our state doing really amazing things,” Christie said…“It’s to reward our young people, who are really dedicating tremendous numbers of hours to give back to their communities, and I want to celebrate that,” Christie explained.
Some of the community contributions that have been recognized range from students starting anti-bullying programs to redistributing instruments for students in need to providing the needy with brand new socks.
This year’s application deadline is set for Friday, March 20, at 5:00 p.m. Applications forms can be filled out online. The application can also be sent via US Mail, postmarked no later than March 20, and mailed to NJ Heroes, P.O. Box 95, Mendham, NJ, 07945-0095.
Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School
The halls were filled with activity at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School during National Catholic Schools Week 2015, from January 25 to 31. This year’s theme was “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States brought family members, friends and prospective students to the school to celebrate Mass, and for a musical performance, book fair, family breakfast, grandparents’ bingo game, geography bee, and more.
The Greek letter pi used in mathematics to represent the circumference of a circle to its diameter will be celebrated at Bishop McHugh on Pi Day. Eighth grade students will develop 10 stations to honor the number, which is approximately 3.14, for the classes at Bishop McHugh.
Festivities typically include measuring the circumference of a giant pizza from Court House Pizza and Sandwich Shoppe, and a pie eating contest—but will vary this year as students are still developing the program.
Typically Pi Day is celebrated on March 14, the equivalent calendar date to 3.14, but since that date falls on a Saturday this year, the school is celebrating early.
Bishop McHugh Regional School is a PreK-8 regional school in Cape May County with a student-centered curriculum grounded in the Gospel values. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and follows the Common Core State Standards in all subject areas. The school is part of the Diocese of Camden, and is supported by the four regional parishes of Avalon/Stone Harbor, Cape May Court House, Marmora/Woodbine and Sea Isle City.
Cape May City Elementary
On February 6, Cape May City Elementary students participated in the 3rd annual Green Dot Olympics. The students played games that involved team work and sportsmanship. The Olympics are to show support of the schools anti-bullying program “Green Dot.”

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