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Outgoing school board member critical of student achievement

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, December 29, 2014 09:03 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – In her final meeting as a member of the Hamilton Township Board of Education on Tuesday, December 16, Margaret “Peg” Capone was critical of recently released test scores of students in the district’s grades three through eight.

Citing an article in the October 24 issue of the New Jersey School Boards Association publication New Jersey’s Education News Monthly Digest, she compared test scores of the district with that of Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Union City. “That school has a similar student to teacher ratio as ours and has a school population with 64% of the students on the free and reduced lunch program,” Capone said.

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Reassessment impact notices sent to property owners

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Tuesday, December 23, 2014 11:07 am

Reassessment impact notices sent to property owners Reassessment impact notices sent to property owners HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – It has been obvious for some time that property values continue to fall in the township, as they have throughout the region and in many parts of the country. A presentation made by Hamilton Township Tax Assessor William Johnson at the township committee meeting Monday, Dec. 15 put an exclamation point on the situation.

This year the township did a reassessment of all properties.

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Group that includes former NFL players proposes training school at Duberson site

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Tuesday, December 16, 2014 02:00 pm


Charlie Pritchard / Former NFL tight end Fred Baxter addresses school board members, local officials and the public Dec. 11 at the William Davies Middle School. Charlie Pritchard / Former NFL tight end Fred Baxter addresses school board members, local officials and the public Dec. 11 at the William Davies Middle School. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – It’s a fairly common event for current and retired NFL players to visit schools, but usually they’re there motivating and inspiring students, not addressing a committee of the local school board about a development project.

But that’s exactly what happened Thursday, Dec. 11, when former NFL players Fred Baxter and Fred Barnett attended a meeting of the Hamilton Township Board of Education’s facilities committee at the William Davies Middle School.

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Dollars for books

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:00 am

Dollars for books Dollars for books The Egg Harbor City PTO recently sponsored a weeklong Scholastic Book Fair at the Charles L. Spragg School. The PTO held a coloring contest, and 10 students were randomly chosen to receive $5 in Scholastic dollars to purchase books.

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VFW Ladies Auxiliary hosts children’s Christmas party

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, December 15, 2014 09:52 am

Hailey Straughn, 5 and Alyssa D’Agostino, 3 of Hammonton tell Santa what they want for Christmas at the party held at the VFW Post 220 hall. Hailey Straughn, 5 and Alyssa D’Agostino, 3 of Hammonton tell Santa what they want for Christmas at the party held at the VFW Post 220 hall. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - Dozens of children, escorted by their parents and family members, paraded through the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 220 hall in Mays Landing on Saturday, December 13. They were there to enjoy a wide variety of snacks and of course to meet with Santa Claus and his team of elves. The event was sponsored by the post’s ladies auxiliary.

 

Hess School cafeteria worker to benefit from school craft fair

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, December 15, 2014 09:50 am

Hess School food service workers Colleen Csaszar and Elaine Berger display a photo of their co-worker Cheryl Rzasa and the cover of the book the school is selling to benefit her and her family. Hess School food service workers Colleen Csaszar and Elaine Berger display a photo of their co-worker Cheryl Rzasa and the cover of the book the school is selling to benefit her and her family. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - A craft fair was held at the George Hess Education Complex on Friday, December 12 to benefit the school’s student activity fund. During the event, the school’s food service workers, or “lunch ladies”, set up a table to sell baked goods with the proceeds to benefit their co-worker Cheryl Rzasa who was diagnosed with breast cancer eight months ago and is currently unable to work.

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Hamilton Township Historical Society hosts annual holiday house tour

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, December 15, 2014 09:39 am

Trudy Ellmore of Galloway Township, the Parish Council President of the Orthodox Church of the Mother of God in Mays Landing with her seven month-old granddaughter Charlotte. Trudy Ellmore of Galloway Township, the Parish Council President of the Orthodox Church of the Mother of God in Mays Landing with her seven month-old granddaughter Charlotte. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Visitors who attended the Hamilton Township Historical Society’s annual holiday house tour on Saturday evening, December 13, had the opportunity to tour six residences as well as a church, all elaborately decorated for the holiday season. Guests began the tour by registering at Boakes Funeral Home on Main Street where they were presented with a map and a bag of cookies donated by Brownies Squared Bakery.

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William Davies Middle Superintendent's Honor Roll, Dec. 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 15, 2014 09:30 am

William Davies Middle Superintendent's Honor Roll

Grade Six

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William Davies Middle School first marking period Principal’s Honor Roll, Dec. 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 15, 2014 09:00 am

William Davies Middle School first marking period Principal’s Honor Roll, Dec. 2014 

Grade Six

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Spragg School recognizes November students of the month

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 14, 2014 01:00 pm

Spragg School recognizes November students of the month Spragg School recognizes November students of the month The Charles L. Spragg School recently recognized its November students of the month. Students were selected by their classroom teachers for outstanding achievement. In the front row from left are Bianyi Rodriguez, kindergarten; Pandora Cramer, first grade; and Jordyn Davidson, kindergarten. Second row from left are Natalie Orellana, second grade; Kade Christianson, kindergarten; and KayMora Schlanger, first grade.

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