Memorial Middle School students pledge to end the r-word
Point Pleasant Borough residents Jean and Thomas Herrington’s children have a lot in common; not only do all six Herrington children love music but they are also avid ice hockey fans - shared interests that are not at all affected by the Herrington’s broad age ranges, spanning from the mid-20’s to the family’s youngest, Will Herrington, age 13. The Herrington children can now add another shared experience to their family’s history after Will, following in his older siblings’ footsteps, coordinated a Spread the Word to End the Word campaign at Memorial Middle School, where Will is currently in seventh grade.
Spread the Word to End the Word is a national movement aimed at eradicating the derogatory use of the hurtful R-word. Established in 2009 at the Special Olympic World Winter Games, the movement is a call to action, designed to, shift perceptions about people with intellectual disabilities; recognize the contributions people with intellectual disabilities make to communities around the world; and promote inclusion and acceptance among all people. READ MORE >>
Boro student wins big in H&R Block Budget Challenge
The sustained health and stability of the complex global economy is dependent on a financially literate populace. Financially literate individuals understand basic economic and financial concepts and use that understanding to form the basis of informed financial decisions. Financially literate individuals exercise sound judgment when acquiring and using credit, while maintaining the goal of minimizing debt.
Yet despite a surfeit of evidence to suggest that personal financial literacy improves individual financial outcomes, which in turn benefits the economy, current statistics indicate that only about 7 percent of high school students and fewer than 30 percent of adults are considered financially literate. READ MORE >>
OceanFirst Model Classroom Grant awarded to Point Pleasant Borough High
Comprehensive business education is essential for students’ success in an increasingly complex global society. Studies have proven that students who have a strong foundation in the areas of accounting, economics and personal finance have demonstrated increased analytical and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to work well alone or with a team. These are essential skills that will ensure students’ preparedness for life after high school graduation and especially in college.
“The competencies students acquire through business education – decision-making, critical thinking, and human relations – are skills that are aligned with the needs of our global economy,” said Superintendent Vincent S. Smith. READ MORE >>
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