Ocean Road students prepare care packages for soldiers on Veterans Day
US soldiers serving overseas this holiday season will have a taste of the comforts of home thanks to Ocean Road Elementary School’s second grade students’ annual Veterans Day tradition of assembling care packages to send to deployed servicemen and women.
For over 10 years, Ocean Road’s second grade classes have participated in various activities designed to recognize and honor US servicemen and women; among them, writing letters, drawing pictures and assembling care packages to send to those serving overseas.
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Ocean Road students learn to take a stand against bullying
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, a month for school districts and the communities they serve to unite their efforts to raise awareness of bullying prevention.
“The Point Pleasant Borough School District takes a proactive approach to ensuring that our students are exposed to a positive school climate free from harassment and bullying,” said Superintendent of Schools Vincent S. Smith. “Throughout the month of October, all of our schools participate in numerous activities and outreaches designed not only to educate our students about the harmful effects of bullying but also to empower our students to break out of the role of bystander.” READ MORE >>
District to host Achieve3000 Parent Forum
Point Pleasant Borough students have recently begun using Achieve3000, an online program, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, that provides differentiated reading and writing instruction to students, and helps strengthen their literacy skills.
“This is an exciting time in education,” said Point Pleasant Borough Schools’ Director of Curriculum &Instruction Susan Ladd. “With so many new tools and resources available to help our teachers differentiate instruction, we are better able to deliver to our students a completely individualized learning experience.” READ MORE >>
Boro seniors earn commendation from National Merit Scholarship Program
Every Fall the National Merit Scholarship Program issues Letters of Commendation to approximately 34,000 students in honor of their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
To earn commendation, students must score among the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students taking the PSAT each year.
Of the Commended Scholars, recognized in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, an impressive three are students from Point Pleasant Borough High School!
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