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Margate school board considers change to organizational structure

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, October 27, 2014 04:22 pm

MARGATE – Although they said they had no plans to change the organizational structure of the district, the members of the Board of Education recently discussed a change that would provide continued oversight of curriculum and instruction.

Audrey Becker, who was recently appointed principal of the Eugene A. Tighe Middle School, said the district organizational chart would change slightly to reflect the supervisor of instruction position under her leadership as the district’s director of curriculum.

Each of the district’s principals and the superintendent wear more than one hat as administrators. Recently appointed Superintendent John DiNicola is also director of special projects and supervisor of the Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center, and William H. Ross Elementary School Principal Michele Carney Ray also serves as director of special education.

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VECC hosts annual Halloween Parade on school grounds (VIDEOS)

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, October 27, 2014 03:20 pm

Members of the Ventnor Educational Community Complex Marching Band led the Halloween Parade, Friday, Oct. 24. Members of the Ventnor Educational Community Complex Marching Band led the Halloween Parade, Friday, Oct. 24. The community turned out enmasse for the annual Halloween Parade held on the grounds of the Ventnor Educational Community Complex Friday evening, Oct. 24.

About 100 children, dressed as their favorite ghosts, goblins and animated characters, lined up in the gymnasium to vie for prizes for the best in each Halloween category. They marched out the back doors and around the expansive school yard to the sounds of the VECC Marching Band. The parade ended where it began with treats for all the children.

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Planners to hear Holy Trinity subdivision application

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, October 27, 2014 12:25 pm

MARGATE – The Planning and Zoning Board has been busy over the last several months hearing applications for homeowners to raise their homes, expand living space and build decks and front porches. But its next meeting has two applications that may be of interest to the public.

Holy Trinity Parish has submitted an application to establish a four-lot subdivision at the site of the former Blessed Sacrament School on Jerome Avenue near Ventnor Avenue. The school site would be used to create three residential building lots. The fourth lot would be for the Blessed Sacrament Church, parish building and rectory.

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Drug Alliance hosts family barbeque for Longport, Margate families

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, October 27, 2014 11:27 am

Andrew DeFeo, Rex Ray, Kai Cook and Tim Windfelder peek through the lacrosse net at the Alliance family barbeque held in the field across from the Tighe School Friday, Oct. 24. Andrew DeFeo, Rex Ray, Kai Cook and Tim Windfelder peek through the lacrosse net at the Alliance family barbeque held in the field across from the Tighe School Friday, Oct. 24. MARGATE – The Longport/Margate Municipal Alliance held its first-ever family barbeque and bonfire Friday, Oct. 24 in the field across from the Eugene A. Tighe School. The event attracted Longport and Margate students who attend the local public schools and their families, including younger siblings who are not quite ready for their 123s and ABCs.

The barbeque was funded through the municipal alliance budget, according to alliance Chairman John DiNicola, the superintendent of the district.

“This is a welcome back to school celebration,” DiNicola said. “We thought this would be a good way to bring families together at the start of the school year so they can get to know each other.”

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Margate Schools host spaghetti dinner

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:45 pm

MARGATE - Former Superintendent Dominick Potena will be cooking up a storm, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Tighe School cafeteria. The annual spaghetti dinner hosted by the Margate Education Foundation is a fundraiser for the eighth grade, and features a Wine and Grab and Prize Raffle, spaghetti, meatballs, salad and bread. Tickets are $7 in advance by Nov. 3 and $8 at the door. For information, call Anita Grimley at 609-335-8101.

 

Margate achieves bronze Sustainable Jersey certification

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:29 pm

MARGATE – Sustainable Jersey recently announced that Margate City has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification.  Margate is among 117 of the 416 registered municipalities that have attained bronze certification. 

Mayor Michael Becker will accept the award at the at the sixth annual Sustainable Jersey awards luncheon during the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Atlantic City.

“I couldn’t be more proud of this prestigious achievement and what it means for the residents of Margate,” said Margate Mayor Mike Becker. “The sustainability initiatives undertaken by the green team are helping Margate go green, save money and sustain the quality of life for all of us over the long term.”

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Video project core component of Apple store visit

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:40 pm

Jackson Agnellini and Blake Laveson, both fourth-graders at the Ross School, try their hand at using a Mac. Jackson Agnellini and Blake Laveson, both fourth-graders at the Ross School, try their hand at using a Mac. ATLANTIC CITY – It’s traditional for students to bring an apple to the teacher, but fourth-grade teachers at the William H. Ross School in Margate this week and next are bringing their students to Apple.

The annual fourth-grade field trip to the Apple Store at Caesar’s Pier in Atlantic City is a fun way for students to experience the art of filmmaking, with them as the stars, fourth-grade teacher Tina Baronowitz said Monday, Oct. 20.

Fifteen of her students visited the Apple Store before it opened to the public to learn how to make green screen videos with user-friendly software.

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Longport commission meeting rescheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:37 pm

LONGPORT – The Board of Commissioners workshop meeting scheduled for Nov. 13 and the regular meeting scheduled for Nov. 21 have been canceled. The board’s regular November meeting will be held 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Borough Hall.

   

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