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College Admissions Workshop

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Written by Julie Hazard Wednesday, April 23, 2014 09:58 am

The Absegami Guidance Department will host its annual College Admissions Workshop for interested students and their parents on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the Performing Arts Center. The evening will begin with an address by John Iacovelli, Dean of Enrollment Management at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

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'Bag It' Friday to save the Earth

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 21, 2014 12:58 pm

Plastic bag debris on Ballona Creek Plastic bag debris on Ballona Creek GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP  Earth Day can be every day, according to a 40-year-old local college campus group. Eliminating the use of plastic bags could help save the environment and marine life and improve human health, according to members of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Action Volunteers for the Environment, or SAVE.

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Galloway School Board receives bullying update

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, April 18, 2014 05:01 pm

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Members of the Galloway Township Board of Education received an update on the district’s Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) policy at its meeting on Monday, April 14. The report was presented by the district’s Supervisor of Testing, Guidance, Health Services and Grants Management, Marilyn Moore.

According to Moore, the district’s schools scored an average grade of 54 out of a maximum of 75 potential points. Among the factors considered in the scoring were staff training, curriculum and instruction, number of personnel assigned to the program, reporting and investigating procedures.

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Mr. Absegami 2014 (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, April 17, 2014 04:16 pm

Mr. Absegami Mr. Absegami The contestants of the 2014 Mr. Absegami competition at Absegami High School in Galloway Friday, April, 11. The winner of Mr. Absegami was Chris Henchy. 

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Smithville Orff Program hits the stage

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 17, 2014 02:00 pm

Rilyn Petinga, Monica Bhatti, Ceniah Chapman, Dontae Rodriguez, Isabella DeStefano, Trinity Forbey and Elizabeth Earle, all third graders of Galloway Township. Rilyn Petinga, Monica Bhatti, Ceniah Chapman, Dontae Rodriguez, Isabella DeStefano, Trinity Forbey and Elizabeth Earle, all third graders of Galloway Township. SMITHVILLE – The Smithville School’s Orff program held its concert Tuesday, April 8, with 130 performers playing songs based on the style of German composer Carl Orff and others in the style of South African rhythms and harmonies.

Smithville is the only school in Galloway Township to have an Orff program, a music education process named after its designer, who thought music could best be learned through language and movement.

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Sinatra, Dolan doing good work at Gami

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 17, 2014 09:28 am

Kelsie Dolan, right, is joined by principal's secretary Nancy Messinger Kelsie Dolan, right, is joined by principal's secretary Nancy Messinger GALLOWAY – Absegami High School office aides for the month of February were Kelice Dolan, aide for the principal’s office; and Christopher Sinatra, an aide in the nurse’s office.

Principal secretary Nancy Messinger describes Dolan as, "a true example of a well-rounded, dedicated and positive student with a fabulous work ethic." 

Nurse Nancy Lord says, "I feel fortunate that I am able to work with Christopher each day, and I treasure having him in the nurse's office."

   

Vazquez-Andujar completes basic

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 12:26 pm

Airman Kevin G. Vazquez-Andujar Airman Kevin G. Vazquez-Andujar Air Force Airman Kevin G. Vazquez-Andujar has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Iannacone named Galloway Republican of the Year

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 10:28 am

Submitted- Robert Iannacone was honored at the Galloway Township Republican League’s Abe Lincoln Breakfast for exemplifying the spirit of Lincoln. Submitted- Robert Iannacone was honored at the Galloway Township Republican League’s Abe Lincoln Breakfast for exemplifying the spirit of Lincoln. GALLOWAY – The Galloway Township Republican League honored Robert “Bob” Iannacone as the 2014 Galloway Township Republican of the Year March 29 at the Smithville Inn.

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Baptized in Brazil

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 11, 2014 08:34 am

Submitted- The entire White family travels to Brazel Submitted- The entire White family travels to Brazel The entire White family of Galloway vacationed with The Current in beautiful Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil, during Thanksgiving week. While there, the youngest was baptized in a 16th century Catholic Church, Sao Joao Batista (St. John the Baptist), which is visible behind them. 

 

Risley Square hosts inaugural egg hunt

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 05:07 pm

Submitted- Angelina Festa, 8, and Maggie Festa, 4, both of Absecon, wear bunny ears at the Risley Square egg hunt April 6. Submitted- Angelina Festa, 8, and Maggie Festa, 4, both of Absecon, wear bunny ears at the Risley Square egg hunt April 6. GALLOWAY – Risley Square hosted its first egg hunt on Sunday, April 6, with around 2,000 parents and children attending.

Staff and volunteers hid more than 2,000 eggs filled with candy around Risley Square. After registration, participants received maps of the square and then sought out the eggs.

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