District hosts Teacher for a Day program
According to an old Native American aphorism, one must never criticize a man without first walking a mile in his moccasins
. What, at first glance can seem a simple pronouncement to discourage presumption, is, under further examination, a profound call for empathy and understanding when dealing with others. And although the exact origins of the saying are unknown, its themes have frequently been adapted and integrated into countless iterations throughout history, and appear in proverbs, fables and literature. Regardless of individual context, however, the moral remains consistent, and that is, we should not judge another without firsthand knowledge of their experiences and perspectives.
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District Fights the Summer Slide with Seventh Annual Summer Reading Program
Parents and educators know that summer reading is the key to enhancing children’s skill retention during the summer months. Research has proven that children that don’t read or participate in any education activities during the summer can lose two-to-three months of grade-level equivalency, in a phenomenon called the “summer slide,” which can have significant lasting consequences.
“Experts agree that reading during the summer months can be the most effective means of combating the summer slide,” said Point Pleasant Schools’ Director of Curriculum & Instruction Susan Ladd. READ MORE >>
High School to offer free cardiac screening with athletic physicals
Significant changes are coming to Point Pleasant Borough High School’s athletic physical process that will affect all prospective student-athletes who plan on participating in any scholastic sport during the 2014-2015 school year. This, according to Point Pleasant Borough School District Athletic Director Christopher Ferrone, who said that the changes were made in compliance with the new Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety Act, signed into law by Governor Christie last year. The Act, establishes a standard of consistent measures for school districts to follow that will help ensure the health of student-athletes.
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Second Annual Spring Prom An Unforgettable Night
For most high school students, attending the prom is a rite of passage, one of pre-college life’s significant milestones. For these students, the prom represents the culmination of their high school careers, serving, as a bridge between their past and future selves, and providing a glimpse into the diverging paths they and their peers will soon take.
But for students with special needs, attending the prom can seem like an unattainable dream. An activity made exceedingly difficult....
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