Tuesday, May 21, 2013
You don't have to wait until prom night 2013 to share those awesome pics. Share the fun of picking out that dress, snagging those designer shoes or picking out that really retro suit from Goodwill!
Whether you go to Manasquan or St. Rose, prom is the glamour event of the year for students and their families. It's one long photo op, and Manasquan Patch is the perfect place to share them with the community. There's no limit on the number of photos you can add. Share your shots from: And this isn't just for kids! Parents, you can upload your "classic" prom pictures. Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the left and show off those awesome pics!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Manasquan Education Association announced rally after a no confidence vote in board member
Friday, May 17, 2013
'Rally to Restore Respect' on Monday 3-4 p.m.
Citing a contentious negotiations process and voting no confidence in a Manasquan School Board member, the Manasquan teacher's union announced it will hold a rally Monday outside the high school. “Rally to Restore Respect” is scheduled for Monday, May 20 from 3 - 4 p.m. on the sidewalk of Broad Street in front of Manasquan High School. Held by the Manasquan Education Association, the teachers union has announced the event this week, as controversy continues over Board Member Michael Shelton. Shelton was criticized for acting in bad faith negotiating contracts, for sending a profanity-laced personal email to former board president Michele LaSala, and is enabling disrespect, according to the MEA. The association on Tuesday passed a no …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Michael Shelton says he will not resign, says criticism is a "personal vendetta"
Contentions among Manasquan School Board members continue, with Board Member Michael Shelton confirming he has no plans to resign after outcry over a series of emails. The emails, read by members of the public at the previous school board meeting, were sent by Shelton to former and current board members using profanity and criticizing school district health care negotiations. Calls for Shelton to resign from the board led to the board member to issue a statement explaining his position. The statement is attached to this article as a .pdf file. The original emails as they were read by audience members at the previous meeting, had Shelton emailing a staffer asking if there was some sort of cult being run by a guidance counselor and frequent …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Applause erupted when residents called on Dr. Sandra Brower to resign; Lacey Township High School senior said the superintendent has 'lost all respect'
LACEY, NJ -- The Lacey Board of Education suspended Superintendent Dr. Sandra Brower without pay Friday evening, nearly a week after she was indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury. Four board members voted to suspend Brower, 46, after she was charged with second-degree official misconduct, third-degree hindering apprehension and fourth-degree obstruction. Board members Eric Schubinger, Jack Martenak and Linda Downing abstained during the special meeting due to conflicts of interest because of family members who work for the district. “It’s a sad turn of events what happened here. I’m sick to my stomach. I’ve been that way since day one,” board member Frank Palino said. “It’s a hard thing to do what we did here. I feel bad for this …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Annual rankings and overview out this month
Manasquan High School has a College Readiness Index of 31.7, as identified by U.S. News and World Report. The report outlines the math and language proficiency, and shows the student-teacher ratio and other facts about the high school. Click here for the full report on Manasquan High School or here to search by school. The 2013 Best High Schools rankings, released this month, can help parents wade through the ever expanding options of public high schools, according to the magazine. U.S. News collected data on more than 21,000 public high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia, the magazine reported. [View FAQs about the Best High Schools rankings.] According to U.S. News: The publication joined forces with the American …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Meeting will be open to the public
Lacey school board members will have more to say about the indictment of schools Superintendent Sandra Brower at a special meeting on Friday night, Board President Eric J. Schubiger said this afternoon. The meeting will get underway at 8 p.m. in the lecture hall at Lacey Township High School, he said. "It will be open to the public," Schubiger said. Several board members earlier this week declined to comment on the matter and referred all press inquiries to Schubiger. "We want time to review the indictment and have a chance to meet as a board," Schubiger said yesterday. "I'm sure we will have many comments after that." Brower, 46, of Wall Township, was indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury on Monday. She is charged with second-degree …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Former Wall schools administrator and Lacey superintendent accused of official misconduct, lying to police
The attorney for Lacey Superintendent Sandra Brower, a former Wall district administrator, said the charges Tuesday that she tried to hide a possible sex-abuse case are “false and ridiculous.’’ Edward C. Bertucio, of the Red Bank-based firm Hobbie Corrigan & Bertucio, said he has asked for the “earliest possible trial date in an effort to gain the immediate exoneration of Sandra Brower, to clear her name and seek her reinstatement in her current position.’’ Brower, 46, of Allenwood-Lakewood Road in Wall, was indicted Monday on charges of official misconduct, hindering and obstruction. She pleaded not guilty in Superior Court Monday afternoon. She is due in Superior Court Judge Francis J. Vernoia’s courtroom on June 10 for a status hearing…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Tell us about your standout educators
If you can read this, thank a teacher. May 7 is Teacher Appreciation Day, the day when we can express our thanks to educators who have helped their students excell. We'd like to know — which teachers in our local school districts, past or present, have made a lasting impact? Has a particular teacher gone above and beyond to ensure that you or your child had the opportunity to succeed? Tell us all about them in the comments section below! So, if you're planning to thank a teacher with a gift, below is some advice. Historically, teachers tend to get fake apples and such, and apparently, they appreciate the sentiment, but... According to the Rev. Dr. Suzi Robertson of the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in Washington, even teachers can have…
November election candidate deadline approaching
Candidates for local school boards have less than a month to file their candidacy with the county clerk. Now, candidates have until June 4 to file a petition to run in November, said the county clerk's office. Local races in Manasquan, Wall and Belmar, among others, switched to a November school board race last year. The move to a November election was allowed under a newly passed state law, giving districts the choice to keep an April election or move it to coincide with the general election in November. Candidates will be listed in a separate section of the November ballot, as school board elections are nonpartisan.