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The Shoreline

The Community Newsletter of Shore Regional High School - WINTER 2010

Monmouth Park Highway 36 West Long Branch, NJ 07764 (732) 222 - 9300 (phone) (732) 222 - 8849 (fax) www.shoreregional.org

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The Shoreline

Winter 2010

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Volume Three

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Number One

The Shoreline is published by the Shore Regional High School Office of Public Information and is funded by donations from the Shore Regional Educational Foundation and business advertisements. Shore Regional High School Monmouth Park Highway 36 West Long Branch, NJ 07764 (732) 222 - 9300 www.shoreregional.org Staff

Leonard G. Schnappauf, Superintendent/Principal Dennis W. Kotch, Business Administrator

Andrew W. Ker, Director of Public Information

Author, Editor, Producer, The Shoreline

The Shore Regional High School District Board of Education 2009-2010 Anthony F. Moro, Jr., President (Monmouth Beach) Tadeusz “Ted” Szczurek, VP (Oceanport) David Baker (Monmouth Beach) Nancy DeScenza (Sea Bright) Beth Garrigal (West Long Branch) Diane Merla (West Long Branch) Russell T. Olivadotti (West Long Branch) Ronald OʼNeill (West Long Branch) Frank J. Pingitore (Oceanport) Paul Rolleri (Oceanport)

The Shore Regional High School District Educational Foundation Board Members Thomas Duffy Joseph Lagrotteria Mary Lynn Mango Valerie Manzo Edward Miller Patricia Pfleger Pauline Poyner James Ronan Donna Ruane Leonard Schnappauf

A Note from the Superintendent Unparalleled Excellence For many students, high schoolʼs formative years forge elements of their identities that they become aware of only after graduation. In becoming adult members of society, Shore alumni have found themselves calling upon lessons learned in the classroom, work ethic actualized onfield and talents refined onstage. This issue of The Shoreline begins a trend of exploration into the stories of many of our districtʼs alumni and how theyʼre giving back to their community. Shore Regional continues to strive for academic and extracurricular excellence by offering its studentʼs rigorous core coursework, exceptional elective offerings and new experiences to meet the times. The 2009-2010 school year evidences this truth through the accomplishments of scholarship-receiving seniors, successful visual-artists and talented “Devil Dancers.” Amidst the backdrop of ever-increasing standards, Shore Regionalʼs faculty and staff have continually aimed at making the education of the “whole child” paramount. Despite the weather of the winter months, the pace of building refurbishment efforts has not relented. Whole wings of the school have undergone tremendous transformations and come September, the fruits of this labor will undoubtedly be fully evident. Thus, it is with humble appreciation that I again extend my thanks to our students and community for their patience and perseverance during the revitalization of the school building. With the first days of spring a mere month away, I wish you and your family well during these last weeks of winter. May an ever-present spirit of learning lead you to enlightenment and success. Sincerely, Leonard G. Schnappauf Superintendent and Principal


A “state of the building” report from Business Administrator Dennis Kotch. Progress is an awesome thing to behold. The referendum-authorized work on Shore Regional High Schoolʼs facilities has progressed right on time and continues to keep the building on target for completion by Fall 2010. Whereas “finishing touches” such as paint and molding are being applied in some hallways, other major efforts, like the overhaul of the Music room, are well underway. Ceiling tile placement remains ahead of schedule due to incredibly good results, such as the recent successful pressure testing of the new HVAC piping system. These tests werenʼt expected to take place until the spring, yet work completed ahead of schedule has allowed mechanical engineers to already ascertain the integrity of the jobs done. Although in the Fall visual elements of the finalized referendum will be the most acknowledged, the Office of Business Administration looks forward to dramatically lower energy and heating bills. Due to the energy-efficient components installed via the referendum, gas and electric bills should be fractions of what they have been in the past. Furthermore, Iʼm pleased to report that the original referendum, sold as a thirty-year bond, has been positively affected by recent economic advents. The past year has enabled the referendum to acquire lower interest rates and secure a twenty-year bond producing a lower tax impact than initially estimated during the planning phase. No tax impact will be felt until the referendum is complete and that impact will now be substantially less. Like many New Jerseyans, on March 16th my full attention will be given to Governor Christieʼs budget address. This address will further outline for Shore Regional, and all publicly funded schools, expectations for state aid and tax levy caps. In lieu of concrete knowledge regarding the current gubernatorial administrationʼs goals, the Office of Business Administration is currently composing the 2010-2011 budget in the strictest tones of fiscal conservatism. With that in mind, the budget nonetheless will not sacrifice elements of a thorough and efficient education for every Shore student. Forthcoming newsletters and budget presentations detailing the budget will be publicly available in the coming months.

above: Gov. Christie delivers a budget address on February 11 to a joint session of the state legislature.

As always, I extend wishes for success to all of our sending districtʼs residents and should any have questions or concerns, this office welcomes direct communication. Sincerely,

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ALUMNI

Insightful remarks from Mr. Tom Duffy, one

Each edition of the Shoreline affords me a great opportunity to remind our communities of the truly amazing graduates Shore Regional High School has produced over the past four and half decades. Shore Regional boasts recent graduates that have attended Ivy League Universities, ascended honorably through the ranks of our nationʼs armed forces and successfully ventured into private enterprise. Rather than focus on solely recent achievements, the intention of this and forthcoming Alumni Spotlight columns will be to survey the entire ranks of Shore Regionalʼs graduates and present some of the most profound stories and happenings in this ever-growing alumni body. This edition spotlights the scholarly generosity of Mr. Wayne Reisner (ʼ68). I invite you to “nominate” any graduate whose extraordinary post secondary efforts warrant coverage in a future issue. To do so, E-Mail Andrew Ker, Shore Regionalʼs Director of Public Information at PublicInfo@ShoreRegional.org. As always, best wishes to you for a healthy and successful 2010. Regards, Thomas J. Duffy ʻ83

SPOTLIGHT ON: Wayne Reisner,’68 Former West Long Branch resident Wayne Reisner fondly remembers his days at Shore Regional making “lifelong friendships” and “learning important lessons” both in and out of the classroom. Throughout his years at the then relatively young high school, Reisner both learned from “role models,” like Mr. Delpino and Mr. Corrubia, and began to become one. When reflecting on those days gone by, Reisnerʼs memory conjures up many enthusiastic anecdotes; among his favorites is the story of how during his junior year the basketball team went to Atlantic City to compete in the State Finals. It wasnʼt, however, Reisnerʼs skills as a sportsman that ultimately propelled him to the heights of success where he now sits as President and Chief Investment Officer of Carret Asset Management in New York City. After graduation from Shore Regional, Reisnerʼs academic prowess brought him success as an undergraduate at Lehigh University and graduate student in Finance and Investments at George Washington University. Having never lost the “competitive fire in the belly” that has gained him much of his success, in 2001 Reisner began to look back upon his high school days and sought to provide a new generation of Shore students with mentoring and financial assistance for their post-high school lives.


SPOTLIGHT of the Shore Regional Educational Foundationʼs Directors.

“In reality, large institutions benefit from alumni donations all the time and high schools are often forgotten,” declares Reisner. Based on this perception, Reisner began annually offering a namesake scholarship of $10,000 to Shore Regional students that had been accepted to a four-year college, had a GPA of 90 or higher, played a varsity sport and demonstrated financial need. More importantly, the successful applicants would be required to maintain a 2.8 GPA (or above) all four years of college and annually meet with Reisner for mentoring to continue to receive the scholarship in an incremental $2,500 distribution. “Academic and sporting efforts are criteria for the scholarship, but especially vital to the process are individual interviews conducted with the candidates. Thatʼs where I get to see which students truly stand out as ʻgood citizensʼ and how they have actively contributed to their school and community,” explains Reisner. In 2010, Reisnerʼs scholarship will have awarded over $100,000 to Shore Regional graduates. In addition to the financial award, recipients benefit from E-Mail correspondence with Reisner, who, highly valuing his role as a mentor, provides guidance and direction for these evolving college bound students. Ultimately, Reisner sees his role as a mentor as an extension of the lessons and values he learned at Shore Regional High School.

Pictures above: Wayne Reisner (left) meets with scholarship recipients to present them with their financial awards.

“Itʼs very important for me to give back to a place that I benefited so much from,” Reisner adds. “Not only does providing the scholarship allow me to stay connected to my past, but it ensures that exceptional students will get the assistance they need to become future leaders in our nation and the world.”

SPOTLIGHT ON: Who?

Know of an alumnus/alumna that has positively influenced their community since their days at Shore? Nowʼs your chance to nominate them for coverage in a future edition of The Shoreline newsletter. Just send an E-Mail to PublicInfo@ShoreRegional.org with the following information regarding the graduate: name, graduation year, contact details and a brief description of accomplishments. Thank You!

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STATE an Shore Students Achieve Statewide A STATELY OFFICER In February of 2010, Shore Regional junior Samantha Campbell took her place as the newly elected Vice President of The New Jersey Association of Student Councils (NJASC). The NJASC is the nation's oldest student leadership organization, dedicated to helping middle and high school student councils to be more active and engaged in their schools and communities. Throughout the school year, Campbell will work with both student leaders and student council advisors to encourage participation in student government and facilitate forums for students to network and share ideas for successful projects and events. This past January, over 1500 student leaders from middle and high school student councils throughout the state convened at the NJASC's annual Convention to elect their statewide representatives to the NJASC Executive Board and the New Jersey State Board of Education. Drawn to the NJASCʼs tradition of excellence and innovation in student leadership, Campbell aspires to be instrumental in promoting school and community pride through her office as Vice President. In addition to her scholarly pursuits at Shore Regional, Campbell works with the students of West Long Branch elementary school at after care, participates in FCA, plays on the girls basketball team, and holds the position of Recording Secretary for Student Council. Campbell proclaims that her favorite part about being in student council is the opportunity to “meet and work with people I otherwise wouldn't know and make strong friendships.” In a personal note reflecting on achieving her vice-presidential office, Campbell writes the following: “A big thanks to my family and friends, whose support has gotten me here today! I look forward to working with the rest of the board and the rest of the state in the upcoming year. With some hard work and good attitudes I'm sure we can make this year a great one!” Campbellʼs office welcomes inquiries via E-Mail and she can be reached at vicepres10@njasc.org.

A GOLDEN AMBITION Throughout high school, senior Katherine Bazleyʼs been counting the hours of her tireless academic efforts, sportswomanship and voluntary community involvement. Now in 2010, all the hard work has paid off as Bazley has been awarded the United States Congress' Gold Congressional Award Medal. An award for dynamic and devoted young Americans like Bazley, the award is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. Open to all 14- to 23-year-olds, participants earn Bronze, Silver or Gold Congressional Award Certificates or Bronze, Silver or Gold Medals based on achieving goals in four areas:


nd UNION and Nationwide Recognition Volunteer Public Service (400 hours), Personal Development (200 hours), Physical Fitness (200 hours), and Expedition/Exploration (4 consecutive nights camping). “Receiving the Congressional Award Gold Medal is one of the biggest achievements of my life because of the time and effort that it required,” remarks Bazley. For Bazley, satisfying program area requirements included earning a Varsity Letter for the Shore Regional Field Hockey Team, volunteering at the Reformation Food Pantry, being a member of the Interact Service Club at Shore Regional, volunteering at the Peter Cooper Village Lunch Program, getting a part-time job, and hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Taking nearly three years to accomplish all of the requirements, Bazley felt the most difficult part of getting the Congressional Award was the Expedition. “It took a lot of planning to hike a thirty-mile part of the Appalachian Trail in New Jersey during the summer. We had to account for shelter, water, and food, and also prepare for whatever the weather might bring,” reflects Bazley. Upon completion of her goals, Bazley sent her Record Book to Washington, D.C. and on January 20, 2010, received her Congressional Award Gold Medal in Washington at the New Jersey Breakfast. Looking back on her accomplishment, Bazley feels that earning the award gave her “time-management skills, a better work-ethic, social skills, event-planning skills, and most importantly self-confidence.” In addition to her own efforts, Bazley recollects that she would not have been able to get this award without her parents, as they “woke me up for every early-morning volunteering activity, drove me to where I had to be, and helped me a lot in planning for the Expedition, supporting me in everything I ventured.” With only a few hundred American students earning the Gold Medal in 2010, Bazleyʼs exciting achievement rests among the first of many yet to come in the promising career of this exceptional young woman from Shore Regional.

GET INVOLVED Any student can become involved in the NJASC and The Congressional Award. Both organizationʼs websites, www.njasc.org and www.congressionalaward.org, have readily available information to help guide those interested in achieving goals like those met by Samantha Campbell and Katherine Bazley.

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FOUND IN

Shore Students Collaborate with Monmouth

“Receive this letter with the tenderness of the old friend of your glorious father, at Point Breeze, State of New Jersey, in the United States of America, where I live as happy as one can be far from his country, in the most 1 prosperous land upon the earth.” The above words, written by King Joseph Bonaparte to his nephew The Duke of Reichstadt on the fifteenth of February, 1832, are just a few of the thousands being translated by Shore Regional students in attempts to shed light on one of the most amazing, yet little popularized, stories of New Jersey history. In 1815, French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte saw his hopes of European domination dashed at the Battle of Waterloo. Upon defeat, both Napoleon and his older brother 2 Joseph (the former King of Naples and Spain) attempted to flee the country, having become wanted men. Whereas Napoleon was soon thereafter captured, Joseph arrived in America, sojourning through the states 3 adopting the name of “The Comte de Survilliers.” Successfully arriving with considerable fortune, Joseph Bonaparte settled on a near 1,700 acre estate in modern-day Bordentown, NJ which he dubbed “Point Breeze.” Living a life of quiet anonymity from 1816 until 1832, Bonaparte resided in a palatial dwelling that featured a network of underground tunnels and other feats of ornate and intricate construction. Among the many guests he entertained at Point Breeze were President John Quincy Adams, Senators Henry Clay and Daniel Webster and Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette.4 Mysterious for both its subterranean tunnels and the fires that reduced the homes located on the estate to ashes in 1820 and 1850, Point Breeze has become an archeological treasure trove. It just so happens that the leading scholar attempting to archeologically unearth the fascinating story of Bonaparteʼs New Jersey home is none other than Dr. Richard Veit, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Monmouth University. Many of Veitʼs university students have helped turn Point Breeze into a fruitful, functional archeologic dig. However it wasnʼt until high school students from Shore Regionalʼs French program got involved that Dr. Veit was able to shed even more light onto daily happenings at Point Breeze two centuries ago. 1 Abbott, John S. C. Joseph Bonaparte. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904. 361. 2 Moran, Mark, and Mark Sceurman. Weird N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. illustrated ed. New York: Sterling Publishing Company, 2003. 58-59. 3 Bishop, Joseph B. Charles Joseph Bonaparte: his life and public services. New York: Charles Scribner & Sons, 1922. 17.


TRANSLA TION

University to Unearth Lost 19th Century NJ History

Upon traveling to Yale in 2009, Veit recalls a “terrible feeling of being overwhelmed” by the innumerable boxes of the Maillard (Bonaparteʼs personal secretary) Family Papers preserved by the University. If translated proficiently, Veit felt much of the correspondence could unlock some of Point Breezeʼs secrets. “In terms of providing a competent translation, I needed a critical mass of students knowledgeable in the French language to possibly provide the dig with actionable clues,” declares Veit. Unable to find a serviceable group of translators at Monmouth, Veitʼs colleague, Dr. Alison Maginn (Associate Professor of Spanish, Dept. Chair Foreign Language Studies) recommend Mrs. Alice Simonsonʼs Shore Regional French students as viable translational candidates.

Using digital photographs taken by Veit of letters housed at Yale, Shore Regional students began the arduous task of painstakingly translating under Simonsonʼs guidance. The letters given to the Shore students were written by the hand of Edmund Louis Du Barry, the Bordentown physician and personal friend of Bonaparte, who at one time lived in the Lake House at Point Breeze.5 The “Du Barry Letters” were uploaded by Simonson onto her faculty webpage where students accessed them in-class via laptop or from their own computer elsewhere.

Since December Veit has been “crossing his fingers” that Shoreʼs students will conquer the admittedly “challenging task of interpreting handwritten documents that in some cases havenʼt seen the light of day for centuries.” Passionate about New Jersey colonial history, Veit is optimistic that Shore Regional student efforts will provide “detailed information that tells us about how Point Breeze looked and operated, who the people living there ʻreally wereʼ and what their lives were like.”

During the winter months, excavation at Point Breeze goes on hiatus. This particular winter has provided Veit and his students with particular enthusiasm for the spring thaw knowing that their Shore Regional counterpartʼs labors may lead them to new findings to help gain understanding of the Garden Stateʼs historic landscape.

Burlington County Times staff photo/DENNIS MACDONALD

pictures: (top left) 1824 portrait of Bonaparte by Charles Wilson Peale.

(bottom left) 1820 Point Breeze, the Estate of Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte at Bordentown, by Charles B. Lawrence.

(top right) 1832 Oil on Canvas of the Manor House of Joseph Bonaparte near Bordentown by Karl Bodmer.

(mid right) Dr. Veit onsite at Point Breeze collecting artifacts.

(bottom right) Shore French students using laptops to view and translate the Du Barry Letters.

For more info on Dr. Veitʼs and Shore Regional studentʼs efforts in this ongoing project, log on to the Public Information section of www.shoreregional.org. 4 Stroud, Patricia T. The man who had been King: the American exile of Napoleon's brother Joseph. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

5 Thirty-Second Annual Reunion of the Association of the Graduates of the United States Military Academy. Saginaw, MI: Seemann & Peters, 1901. 131.

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Details of the exceptional opportunities offered within Shore Regional CAS: Creativity, Action and SERVICE!

Shore Regionalʼs IB students continue to embody the virtues of the Programmeʼs “CAS” component. February saw candidates involved in many philanthropic events, ranging from a Haiti Earthquake Relief Fundraiser to local service efforts. For instance, at Lunch Break in Red Bank, Shore IB students were solely in charge of preparing and serving lunch, wholly responsible for the entire meal process. During the week of March 1-9, theyʼll be hosting a bowl-a-thon to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Monmouth County. Within the CAS component of the Programme, IB students maximize use of the digital to record their achievements. Utilizing Google Sites to create an online CAS portfolio, each candidate will showcase the 150+ hours of activities with detailed descriptions, thoughtful reflections and images of their participation and the learning achieved. Academic and Intercultural Opportunities The class of 2012 continues to form with over twenty applications received already. Beginning with the Class of 2011, IB students will have the opportunity to enroll in “Environmental Systems and Societies” to complete the Diploma Programmeʼs science requirement. In addition to new course offerings, IB students benefit from participation in unique cultural events like attending performances by acclaimed musical ensemble such as “Cherish the Ladies” (at Monmouth University on February 26). Curricular Evolution

Pictures above: Shore IB students serve lunch at “Lunch Break” in Red Bank

Shoreʼs IB Programme has grown and evolved already in its first three years. Students can now take any world language they wish, with Spanish no longer remaining the only option. Through the implementation IB Environmental Systems and Societies, IB students can take additional non-IB science courses or electives during their junior year to further pursue interest in scientific studies. Whereas “Standard Level” and “Higher Level” options exist within the core of the


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High Schoolʼs International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Programmeʼs main areas of study, all students pursue IB Visual Arts on the high level, ultimately culminating with a student-composed and professionally evaluated art show in the spring of the senior year. The IB Programme at Shore Regional

Amid the many outstanding educational programs at Shore Regional High School, the IB Diploma Programme is unique. The goal of the IB curriculum is to prepare high school students for quality university life in a way no other educational program can. For those who may not go on to college, the program will offer one of the most enriching experiences possible. The IB Diploma Programme is not a different version of already existing programs that are academically challenging; rather, it blends together key ingredients of many academically challenging programs into one comprehensive piece by focusing on three key concepts: Academic rigor, Comprehensiveness and Internationalism. Students learn how to learn, how to analyze, how to reach considered conclusions about humankind, its languages and literature, its ways in society, and the scientific forces of its environment. An IB diploma candidate should indeed be functioning at the level of an introductory college student. Shore IB students encounter rigor throughout ALL disciplines. Candidates refine areas of strength and work to improve areas of weakness. Students also submit a significant portion of their course work for evaluation (e.g., essays, oral commentaries, portfolios, lab books). Additionally, the IB Program encourages Picture: Shore IB students visit Princeton Universityʼs Art Gallery students to think globally and the IB curriculum is based on true international standards. Coursework and exams are graded by an international grading team, professionals from North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Homegrown International Opportunities With U.S. News and World Report now using the International Baccalaureate Programme as mandatory criteria* to be considered as a “Best High School,” Shore Regional High School is proud to be “ahead of the curve” as a World School that offers a fully authorized Diploma Programme. Internationally recognized as the benchmark for high school success, Shoreʼs IB Programme welcomes all prospective candidates seeking enrollment for the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014. *Morse, Robert. "America's Best High Schools Methodology." Best High Schools U.S. News and World Report, 4 Dec. 2008. Web. 8 Nov. 2009 <http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/high-schools/2008/12/04/americas-best-high-schools-methodology.html>.

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Dancing with the Devils

Extracurricular Activity Moves Toward Elective Offering

During his first year as Shore Regionalʼs competitive routines and halftime performances activities coordinator, Vice Principal Vincent Dalli- at home basketball games. Cardillo zealously envisioned broadening the Initially, the “Devil Dancers” caught on both schoolʼs offerings by implementing a “dance pro- from word of mouth and through friends who gram.” Having been approached by interested brought friends to practices. All four grades at students throughout the 2008-2009 school year, Shore are well represented on the team and toDalliCardillo was pleased to find the very talented gether they dance as one cohesive group. As Lawrence Edwards, a local professional dance freshman Samantha Miller recalls, “I wasnʼt really artist, enthusiastically willing to bring the program into any sport, but I did want to participate in acto life. Beginning with a tenth period “dance tivities at Shore. Dance was something I loved to class” in lieu of traditional “gym class,” the prodo and this gave me an outlet to show my ʻShore gram immediately gathered a devoted following Pride. of interested students. Sophomore Emma French likewise saw a Upon entering her senior year at Shore in bright future on the horizon. “I had absolutely no the Fall of 2009, Kelly Cosentino sought to capidance experience whatsoever and now Iʼm really talize on the programʼs potential and create a into this and getting better every week,” relates competitive dance team. “We wanted to treat this French. “Weʼre like a sisterhood,” she adds. endeavor like a varsity Junior Jennifer sport that anyone could Townshend, whose participate in,” rememtalents, like bers Cosentino. Cosentinoʼs, have Building the proadded to Shore gram from “scratch” Playersʼ productions, with Edwards at the echoes her teamhelm, they found the mates opinions. task to be both invigor“Being a Devil ating and challenging. Dancer is so much “There was temptation fun. You donʼt have for many students to to be the perfect perceive this as a ʻclubʼ dancer, nor do you or a ʻjoke,ʼ but within have to be able to the first few months of sing or act.” the school year we As the year were able to rejuvenate evolves, all the Devil a lot of school spirit and Dancers have the gain support,” recalls highest hopes that Cosentino. Over fifty the team will continue students came to the to thrive at Shore initial “Devil Dancers” both as an activity meeting and by the late and a meaningful Fall, a core group of elective class. In both twenty-three females cases their perforand one male had mances are blazing! Pictures above: The Devil Dancers entertain during halftime at a Varsity Boys Basketball Game. begun performing


Tech Corner INSIDE THE DIGITAL WORLD

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SRHS

Shore Regional High School now features a convenient, easy, and secure way to make prepayments for student cafeteria needs using your bank account or Credit Card online. Registration is free and quick, so get started today. Simply click on the New User Registration button for your type of account and follow the easy, step-by-step instructions. In addition to the peace of mind that comes from knowing you will no longer have lost or stolen lunch money, users can access the system 24/7 via the Internet and/or phone, receive low balance email reminders and view/monitor purchases made in the cafeteria. For more details, visit the Cafeteria section of ShoreRegional.org.

(www.MealPayPlus.com)

“Green” Copies of the Shoreline Available

ShoreRegional.org houses both the current edition and back issues of The Shoreline Newsletter under the Public Information section. Making highresolution, digital copies of The Shoreline available is part of the Shore Regional High School Districtʼs effort to shift toward “Green” practices that are cost effective and environmentally sound. In addition to providing current and previous issues of the districtʼs community newsletter, the Public Information section of the website provides supplemental content to each edition. Users will find links, forms and extended coverage of many of the people and places referenced in each issue. To maximize interactivity with the district and its many technologic resources, be sure to REGISTER for a ShoreRegional.org account. Registered users of the districtʼs website receive E-Alert updates regarding school events, strategic planning surveys and other important information. For more information, feel free to contact the Office of Public Information via E-Mail at PublicInfo@ShoreRegional.org. 10


Quality Education for a Better World Shore Regional High Schoolʼs IB Diploma Programme helps develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. As an authorized “World School”, Shore Regional High School shares the mission and commitment of the IB to quality education. To learn more, visit www.ibo.org, or contact Programme Coordinator Linda Ensor (lensor@shoreregional.org). Now accepting applications for the Classes of ʻ12,ʼ13, & ʻ14.

The Shore Regional KEEPSAKE COOKBOOK

"Fabulous Favorites from the Faculty and Friends of Shore Regional High School" is the subtitle of the the new cookbook being offered at Shore Regional HS and you'll find this to be true!Be sure to pick up a copy for yourself or for a friend for only $12.95. The cookbook is available at the SRHS front office, at any SRHS athletic event (just ask for the athletic trainer) or contact Mrs. McCormick directly at nmccormick@shoreregional.org.

See it a second time! SHORE PLAYERS present:

MARCH 5 (8:00 PM) & MARCH 6 (2:00 & 8:00 PM) For info and tickets contact: shoreplayerstix@shoreregional.org


Amidst the global outpouring of aid to help Haiti recover from Januaryʼs devastating earthquake, Shore Regional staff, students and community members undertook their own relief efforts. Teaching children to care about and take an active role in bettering the world in which they live has been an increasingly important component of the educational system at Shore Regional. Fortunately for Shore students, dedicated and caring professionals like Interact advisors Victoria Thomasey and Scott Ruddy, Student Council advisor Adrienne Fleming, Model UN advisor Linda Ensor and their colleagues Scott Goldstein and Lucia Cuomo were ready to help raise awareness of the tragic plight of the Haitian people in wake of the calamitous January earthquake.

Picture: Shore students collecting goods for transport to Haiti via the Haitian Coalition.

An additional $320 was donated to the Red Cross via text message donations. A multimedia slideshow that included Creole music and moving earthquake images (composed by Ms. Allison Cronk's History classes) helped remind every attendee of the dire importance of their donation. All those in attendance were provided with literature about the country, the earthquake disaster, and relief efforts, and were given an opportunity to create handmade cards that were delivered to the Haitian Coalition along with other vital supplies.

Picture: Craig Bogard (extreme left) speaks to those in attendance regarding his trips to Haiti.

Working collaboratively, these committed educators teamed up with Shoreʼs IB CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) Coordinator Alice Simonson to plan and organize an evening event aimed at educating and raising funds. Attended by more than 75 students, Shore Regionalʼs “Text for Haiti” event featured free pizza for the attendees, an informational lecture and texting stations in the schoolʼs front cafeteria. Many attendees made direct cash donations totaling $438 which was then given directly to Aslan Youth Ministries, based in Red Bank, NJ, to help them continue their work in rebuilding Haiti.

By the end of the evening, Shore students and their fellow community members had also filled a flat bed truck full of supplies (canned food, bottled water, medical and hygiene supplies) and sent it on its way to the Haitian Coalition for Empowerment in Asbury Park in anticipation of the groupʼs relief trip to Haiti planned for late February.

The head of Aslan, Craig Bogard, spoke to all in attendance and shared a slideshow of personal photos from his most recent trip to Haiti, having returned from the devastated nation the evening before. Throughout the amazing presentation, students and adults alike were engaged, attentive and asked thoughtful questions.

The night left an indelible impression on many of how true magnanimity can help one better understand the struggles of others and seek to better their lives.

Picture: Shore students crafting handmade cards.

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