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School Days 5.27.15

 

By Herald Staff

A message from Cape Christian Academy
All Ages and Generations Serve Together at CCA
Cape Christian Academy’s Kindergarten class along with each student’s designated yearly prayer partner and a set of grandparents spend a class period filling the school’s flowerbeds with annuals.
Throughout most children’s school careers, they are surrounded by peers of the same age. However, in life, that’s not always the way it is. At CCA, a PK3 through 12th grade school, we make opportunities for interaction among the different grades and even generations. One way we do that is through our weekly Prayer Partner program.
Once a week, before lunch, our junior high and high school students are individually paired with an elementary student. They pray together, often establishing lasting friendships.
As a school that in many ways operates like family grandparents are important. Aside from our yearly Grandparent’s Day luncheon, we value and encourage their involvement in many aspects of the school. Pictured here, the Lombardos frequently assist with the youngest of our students. Others enjoy coming to read to the various classes. Many volunteer to serve at our special functions. We are grateful for their regular presence.
When many different people of different ages, backgrounds and gifts come together, we can learn many things from each other and accomplish much for the Lord!
Cape Trinity Catholic
Cape Trinity Catholic fifth grade class completed their D.A.R.E. instruction over the past nine weeks.
Officer Joe Catanoso of the NWPD teaches the program with an emphasis on tobacco and alcohol addiction, anger and the proper way to handle life challenges, stress and difficulties that may arise.
It’s an important and informative program and such an important part of the fifth grade curriculum.
Cape Trinity Catholic School students recently placed at the state level for the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians annual essay contest.
Paul Bogle placed first.
Amy Poserina placed second.
Alex Wilder was an Honorable Mention.
They had previously won at the local level and their winning essays were forwarded for the state competition. CTC is grateful to the LAOH and their support of Catholic education. Each student was awarded a cash prize with a certificate.
Wildwood
The Wildwood Middle School 21st Century Community Learning Center Program completed its third annual local tournament, with four student champions earning the right to represent the district.
Sixth grader Oscar Sanchez took first place in the preliminary rounds of his division to advance to a number one seeding in the semi-finals. The championship round held May 18 featured best out of three games of Ringer (the marbles game played in the National Marbles Tournament where the winner is the first mibster to hit seven marbles out). Oscar Sanchez, competed in three games against 6th grader (and cousin) Jose Sanchez (seeded in 3rd place), 7-3, 6-7, 7-3, to claim this year’s title.
Defending 2014 girls’ champion Griselda Bautista was seeded first place for the semi-finals held May 20. Fourth grader Lisbeth Garcia, battled her way up from her 4th seeded position, defeating the 7th grade Bautista in two games straight, 7-1, 7-4 to advance to the national tournament.
Each year, the National Marbles Tournament features mibsters from all over the country who will spend their mornings at Ringer Stadium in Wildwood on June 22 – 25 forr a winning record that will land them in a top eight spot in the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions and a chance for the championship title.
The local program began in the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program held after school at Wildwood Middle School. Students began learning the basics of playing marbles last September, with 46 students competing during the last few weeks in the Boys’ and Girls’ Preliminary Tournaments. Under the tutelage of Wildwood Middle/High School Physical Education teacher Betty Harshaw and retired Physical Education teacher, Jerry Seiber, the students have been working on their techniques in hopes of making it to the national tournament.
Woodbine
Mayor William Pikolycky is pleased to announce that Woodbine’s annual “Student Government Day” was held on May 15 at the Woodbine Municipal Complex, with a new twist on the day’s events/activities.
Members of the eighth grade class from Woodbine Elementary School, accompanied by teachers Steven Schleckser and Margaret Benson, spent the morning at Borough Hall in an interactive session on the process of locating a business within the Borough.
Each group of students proposed a business and researched costs and location, complete with a drawing of the planned footprint.
The proposals were then presented to members of the Borough staff who took the students through the process that would be needed to actually build such a business in the locations chosen throughout the Borough.
Monserrate Gallardo, who serves as Woodbine’s Planning and Zoning Board Secretary (as well as Secretary/Treasurer of the Woodbine Municipal Utilities Authority) along with
Lewis Conley, her Planning & Zoning professional, a certified planner and certified surveyor (and a Fire Commissioner in his home town) explained procedures including Pinelands, County, and local requirements. They discussed these and related topics as applicable to each of the projects proposed by the teams. Topics ranged from variances, stormwater management & retention basins, contingency contracts, and much in between.
Lisa Garrison, Municipal Tax Collector/ Municipal Clerk (and Municipal Registrar) spoke about purchasing Borough owned land (as at least one group mentioned) and how the price is determined, tax sales, the difference between resolutions and ordinances, …
Assessor (and CFO) Jack Miller explained how assessments are done and how taxes are calculated based on them.
Mayor Pikolycky then spoke with the students and presented each student with a certificate of attendance.
Mrs. Garrison also presented them with a “Registration Certificate.”
“Proposed” businesses and the teams presenting these proposals were:
Miscellany’s (general store): Alyssa Bozarth, Victoria London, Arcolia Holton, and Jaelyn Murphy.
Baron Center (a recreational facility): Zhyana Young, Jaylin Garcia, and Orlando Ramos.
TFC’s Movie Theater: Tim Price and Carlos Camacho III.
Nitro (dirt bike shop): NaSean Murray, Justin Viera, and Luis Mercado.
“I was highly impressed by the research done by these students and the questions asked of our Borough staff, as well as the detailed information extended to the presenters concerning what must be done to bring their projects to fruition,” noted Mayor Pikolycky. “As always, I also extend an invitation to our home-schooled and private school eighth graders to call my office to set up their own visits to Borough Hall.”

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