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School Days 5.6.15

 

By Herald Staff

Bishop McHugh
Parents and students interested in learning more about Bishop McHugh’s Little Storm Preschool and its accelerated elementary and middle school programs may attend an Open House during May. A new program, Transitional K, will be offered in 2015-16 in the preschool for children who are ready to learn kindergarten skills but who are not yet five years old.
Open Houses are scheduled as follows during May 2015:
· Tuesday, May 5: Toddler & Transitional 3
· Monday, May 11: PreK through Grade 8
· Tuesday, May 19: Toddler & Transitional 3
· Wednesday, May 20: PreK through Grade 8
Open House times are between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., so that families may see classes in action. Bishop McHugh is located on a 10-acre campus at 2221 Route 9 North (mile marker 20), Cape May Court House, N.J. 08210. Transportation is available for enrolled students, including from Upper Township.
About the Little Storm Preschool
The Little Storm Preschool has specially designed classes for infants through age 4. PreK classes provide a nurturing learning environment for children ages three and four. The curriculum includes 21st Century technologies with SmartBoards and iPad minis, Spanish, art, music, movement, physical education and social play. The new Transitional K class is for four year olds who are academically ready for Kindergarten but who would benefit from the socialization and developmental needs of their age group. The Transitional 3 class is for children who are not yet three years old or who are not potty trained. There also is a Toddler program for students younger than 24 months. Parents may choose between two, three and five day programs running half or full days. After care also is available.
About the Accelerated Elementary and Middle School Program
The 2015-16 Early Tour of Bishop McHugh is designed to introduce prospective families to the state-of-the-art building and curriculum. Bishop McHugh students receive instruction in the core academic subjects, and in religion, music and the fine arts, technology, and athletics. There also are extracurricular activities available including cheerleading, basketball, baseball, soccer, cross country, band and chorus. The soccer and cross country teams compete in the Atlantic-Cape League. The basketball teams compete in the Atlantic Cape League, the Cape Atlantic League, and the South Shore Recreation League.
Students also participate in Team Mercy, a student council that teaches kindness and thoughtfulness through school-based, student-run activities and community outreach. This includes food and clothing drives, holiday outreach programs, Spirit Days, and Prayer Partners.
Students’ families also are invited to participate throughout the year. Family programs include an ice cream social, family fun night, laps for learning, movie nights, pep rallies, monthly liturgies, Halloween tailgate party, breakfast with Santa, casino night, fashion show, golf outing, mother’s prayer group, and numerous student performances. An active parent volunteer program also is in place.
Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School is a PreK-8 regional school in Cape May County with a student-centered curriculum grounded in the Gospel values. For more information, visit http://bishopmchugh.com/mchugh/. The community is invited to “Like” Bishop McHugh on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BishopMcHughRegionalSchool and follow Principal McGuire on Twitter at @BMRCSPrincipal.
Cape Christian Academy
Cape Christian Academy 4H Robotics group participated for their first time in the annual 2015 Robotic Challenge sponsored by IEEE Women in Engineering of Southern New Jersey. Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City hosted the event on April 25. Other local schools were represented including Pilgrim Academy, Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Clearview Regional High School, and Egg Harbor Twp. High School.
The competition is comprised of several components including fabrication review of the robot, track event, oral presentation and written report. Robots are constructed using a kit previously provided. Teams managed to uniquely represent themselves through a self-appointed group name and theme as well as personally manipulating the robot to match. CCA’s theme was “Middle Earth”, members were dressed in medieval attire, and their robot was designed using foliage foam and modeling clay to depict a dragon.
CCA’s team achieved the fastest speed. Among the teams who participated, CCA came in the top ten of all combined elements judged. Cape Christian Academy students enjoyed their involvement in the event and learned a lot by the experience.
Participant, Rebekah Rosenberg, said, “It was fun watching the various robots compete and seeing all the different themes for the competition.” “Building the robot was not as easy as it seemed, but I really liked walking it.” “I’m looking forward to doing this again next year!”
Middle Township High School
Recently Middle Township High School hosted a Senior Citizen Prom. Eighty senior members of our community attended. Attendees were treated to music, dancing and dinner. Dinner was a traditional turkey dinner, complete with stuffing, mashed potatoes and green beans. Music was provided by the high school musical group, The Middletones, along with the professional sounds of singers, Keith Hickman and Jamie Ratchford. DJ Vince Povio provided music for dancing. Over 30 Middle Township High School students mingled with the guests.

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