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Sunday, May 19, 2024


School Days 5.13.15


By Herald Staff

Cape Christian Academy
On Tuesday, May 5, Cape Christian Academy held a special Academic Fair featuring each grade’s emphasis on a particular academic subject, including Science, Math, History, Bible, Music, Art, Geography and Biographies. In past years, the school held annual science fairs, but in an effort to pursue something a little different and to broaden their scope, a general academic fair was suggested. Everyone was involved, from the youngest preschool student to the graduating seniors. Students shared details about their projects with those in attendance at the evening event.
The 7th and 8th graders took part in a living wax museum and spoke in the first person about the character from history they chose to depict. One of the key elements required for each project was a chosen Bible verse that was applicable to the subject.
Cape May County Special Services
As a strong supporter of music education Gabby DeDomenicis created the “Miss Gabby Project” to help raise awareness that music can make a difference in every child’s life. Miss Gabby believes her groovy tunes will teach kids “life lessons” through music.
“Care Share Groove” is Miss Gabby’s debut album of children’s music. The Miss Gabby tunes are fun and educational for every child to enjoy. As a music lover, she makes sure that each tune is “groovy enough” for adults to enjoy as well. All of Miss Gabby’s performances involve interaction with her audience and become a “Miss Gabby Party.”
On April 23 Miss Gabby shared her music with children in the Cape May County Special Services School District. The 45 minute concert featured traditional children songs along with original songs from her debut album “Care Share Grove”. It appeared that the children’s favorite tune was “Down at the Beach”, a Miss Gabby original, and the finale group dance “The Hokey Pokey”. The students and staff were very grateful for Miss Gabby’s visit.Lower Township
Sixth-graders students at Sandman Elementary School have worked to raise money to attend a memorial service for U.S. Army Capt. Brian Faunce at Arlington National Ceremony on May 7.
The students learned all about Faunce who died Sept. 18, 2003, just northwest of Baghdad, when they had taken part at the annual Run for the Fallen, an event where active-duty soldiers run from Cape May Point to Holmdel, Monmouth County, placing biographical markers and flags at one-mile intervals on the roadway for soldiers who have died in battle.
Faunce’s marker happens to be right in front of the Sandman Consolidated School, and in addition to performing a song at the marker during the run, Heather Robinson’s sixth-grade class learned about Faunce and the sacrifice he made for his country. They had also exchanged letters with his parents, Judy and Richard Faunce.
When the Faunce family received approval for a memorial service and marker for Brian at Arlington National Ceremony, they extended the invite to the sixth-graders at Sandman.
Sixth grade students Joelle DuFault and Alyssa Wagner, were instrumental in raising the funds for their class to take a bus to Arlington National Cemetery for the memorial service. Dufault and Wagner thought their entire class should be able to go, but had to raise all the money for the trip themselves.
DuFault said her first call was to Vince DePrinzio, of Vietnam Veterans of America, who she asked advice on fundraising requests from various veterans’ organizations.
The class needed to raise only $2,200 for the bus trip, but thanks to the generosity of a number of organizations and sponsors, they surpassed that amount. DuFault said that the class decided that they couldn’t spend the money on a pizza party and instead had to do something substantial for the Faunce family. They decided to purchase two memorial benches and will lay a wreath for Faunce in front of the school.

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