Boro Launches Sixth Annual Summer Reading Program
Observing a student engaged in reading a book is a familiar sight – during the school year. Substantially less common, however, is the sight of school-aged children and teens with their collective noses buried in books in the midst of the summer months. That is unless of course, they were students from the Point Pleasant Borough School District, and participants in the District’s Summer Reading Program.
Now in its sixth year, the Summer Reading Program fosters the development of a lifelong love of and appreciation for reading among Point Pleasant Borough students by recognizing and rewarding positive reading habits . . . Click here for more.
Soldier Surprises Sister at Nellie Bennett Elementary School
Memorial Day weekend had an unforgettable start for Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School student Sarah Romanchak when her older brother, a U.S. Army soldier, made a surprise visit to her class after returning a few days early from a yearlong deployment.
Despite the approaching three-day weekend, it was an ordinary Friday in Nellie Bennett room 202, as students in Ms. Jennifer Murphy’s third grade class prepared to take their weekly math power test. The wave of excitement that . . . .Click here for more.
Program Shows Boro Students Dangers of Distracted Driving
The United States’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that of the average 5.25 million motor vehicle accidents that occur in the U.S. each year, 80 percent are the result of distracted driving. Distracted driving is described as driving while engaged in other activities, including using a cell phone or other portable electronic devices, texting, eating, using a GPS, reading, or using a stereo.
NHTSA studies show that distracted drivers are anywhere from four to 23-times more likely to be involved in an accident than non-distracted drivers. Click here for more.
Point Boro High School Students Get a Helping Hand in Learning from PALS
“With great power comes great responsibility.” The origin of the famed quote, although often believed to be from the Marvel Universe, more specifically from the epic Spiderman comic and movie series, is actually rooted in the Age of Enlightenment, or more specifically 19th century France, when Francois-Marie Arouet, more commonly known as Voltaire, penned the statement in response to the widespread corruption and malfeasance he observed among the ruling class.
Variations of the quote have also been credited to Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, but regardless of its historical context. . . Click here for more