Friday, May 24, 2013
Manchester Township School District's 2013 Teachers of the Year, selected by a committee of their peers, were honored at the May Board of Education Meeting.
Manchester Township School District's 2013 Teachers of the Year, selected by a committee of their peers, were honored at the May Board of Education Meeting. Each was introduced by their principal and presented with a gift, a certificate, and a large wooden sign for the best perk of the title, a reserved parking spot for the year. Heather Staples is not only the Manchester Township High School Teacher of the Year, but also the District Teacher of the Year. She started teaching in Manchester 13 years ago, after graduating from Flagler College. Staples teaches AP English, Junior English and Tomorrow’s Teachers, a program she spearheaded at the high school four years ago. She has been inspiring students interested in the teaching …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Mrs. Ansbach is NJ Council of Teachers of English 2013 Outstanding Educator.
Mrs. Jennifer Ansbach of Manchester Township High School was honored by the Manchester Township Board of Education for being named 2013 Outstanding English Language Arts Educator by the NJ Council of Teachers of English. Principal Alex George introduced Mrs. Ansbach and read from a description of the award, which "recognizes a dedicated, innovative, dynamic educator whose activities have significantly and widely impacted New Jersey English language arts education." He said that Mrs. Ansbach would receive a medallion at an upcoming conference and would be featured on the NJ Council of Teachers of English website for the next year. She is also now eligible for a Governor's Award. Mr. George praised Mrs. Ansbach for her passion for her …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
BOE honors Derek Schmidt for taking first place in newspaper competition.
Derek Schmidt, a seventh grader at Manchester Township Middle School, was honored by the Manchester Township Board of Education for taking First Place for February 2013 in the Asbury Park Press Student Voices competition. Derek’s essay answered the question, “What do envision yourself doing 10 to 15 years from now?” His essay was published in both the print and online versions of the Asbury Park Press. Principal Nancy Driber said she was overwhelmed and excited when she found out Derek had won. “It is not an easy contest to win – there are many, many entries," she remarked. Derek read his essay to the Board. He said that in 15 years he plans on being a structural engineer with a degree from Rutgers, married with two children, and living in…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Twenty-three grants for classroom equipment and projects presented at BOE meeting
Tuesday, February 26
The Manchester Township PTA presented $8,000 in grants to teachers for classroom equipment and projects at the February BOE meeting. Co-Presidents Christine Grille and Cara McAllister presented checks to each school principal. They said they had 36 applicants this year and awarded 23 grants. The grants included funding for Kindle Fires, life skill materials for an autistic class, high school band equipment, small dry-erase boards for classrooms, a puppet theater, audio books for "daily 5" centers and an iPad. Teachers and amounts are listed below. Superintendent of Schools David Trethaway remarked, “We are very fortunate in Manchester to have an outstanding PTA. Whatever funds you raise you always give it all back to the schools. There …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Donald Webster, Jr. was in Washington, D.C., to take part in the National School Boards Association’s Federal Relations Network Conference, a national grassroots legislative effort that urges members of Congress to make K-12 education a top priority.
Friday, February 8
Donald Webster, Jr., president of the Manchester Township Board of Education and vice president for Finance of the NJ School Boards Association, joined more than 700 school board and state school boards association leaders urging the U.S. Congress to stop federal budget cuts to public education. He also asked Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), allow more flexibility and input into the U.S. Dept. of Education’s decisions, and provide federal funding to strengthen school safety. Webster was in Washington, D.C., to take part in the National School Boards Association’s 40th annual Federal Relations Network Conference held in late January. The network is a national grassroots legislative effort that urges…
Monday, February 6, 2012
Events in and around Manchester this week
Sometimes, our busy schedules can mean important local events pass us by. Manchester Patch has rounded up some of this week's best bets below. Feel free to add your events in the comments section below or to our calendar. Monday, Feb. 6 Tuesday, Feb. 7 Wednesday, Feb. 8 Thursday, Feb. 9 Friday, Feb. 10 Saturday, Feb. 11
Friday, January 20, 2012
Bullying policy reviewed during Jan. 18 board meeting
School administrators discussed the district's implementation of anti-bullying and harassment initiatives during a mandated mid-year assessment at the school board's January meeting. Tougher bullying legislation was passed by New Jersey lawmakers last year. It requires that school districts train staff, fully investigate incidents and establish panels to deal with bullying. Throughout Manchester schools, 66 harassment, intimidation or bullying incidents have been investigated through December. Of those, 40 were determined to be violations of the HIB policy, said Superintendent of Schools David Trethaway. Additionally, there were 65 acts of violence or vandalism reported in the district. "That's much more significant than any years past …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
School officials will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Ridgeway Elementary School