District to host Teen Suicide Prevention & Wellness Forum
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third leading cause of death among people between the ages of 10 and 24, with approximately 4600 lives lost each year. For every reported death by suicide, however, there are approximately 12 attempts. The CDC reports that approximately 157,000 youths between the ages of 10 and 24 receive medical care for self-inflicted injuries each year. And these statistics don’t even begin to address the percentage of young people who contemplate suicide nor the number of adolescents with a diagnosable mental health disorder, a number that some experts estimate to be as high as 20 percent.
These alarming statistics have elicited a call to action within the Point Pleasant Borough School District, inspiring the district to take proactive steps to address the silent epidemic of youth suicide while promoting health and wellness among students. READ MORE >>
District awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money to fund necessary capital improvements
A combination of persistence and patience blended with good old-fashioned hard work has proven to be the winning formula for the Point Pleasant Borough School District with regard to the district’s recent pursuit of several state and federal grant funding opportunities.
On the heels of the successful bid for State funding to offset costs to complete the critical repairs made to district schools under the recent bond referendum, the district has secured additional state and federal funds to support, safety upgrades to district schools; the transition to more energy efficient equipment; and the purchase and installation of new generators for the middle and high school. READ MORE >>
Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education funds Boro High School Media Center upgrades
Since 1997, the Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education has established a tradition of providing support for various endeavors within Point Pleasant Borough Schools. Over the past 18 years, the Foundation, in cooperation with the Superintendent’s Office, has sought to identify high priority opportunities within the schools that are in need of financial support. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $360,000 to the Point Pleasant Borough School District in the form of Student Leadership Grants and Scholarships, Teacher Grants, new technologies, and new equipment.
The Foundation has also provided financial support for Point Pleasant Borough High School’s Just Around the Corner school store, a vocational training center for students with multiple disabilities... READ MORE >>
Memorial School students take top honors in first Annual Kidsbridge Youth Competition
Although it cannot currently be found in any published American dictionaries, the term ‘upstander’ has been assimilated over the past few years into the common vernacular in the nation’s elementary, middle and high schools. Most commonly associated with the anti-bullying movement, the word upstander is used to describe someone who recognizes when something is wrong and acts to make it right. The word’s rise to prominence has coincided with the anti-bullying movement’s gaining momentum.
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