MMS roars again with Panther Pride!
Memorial Middle School’s Positive Behavior Supports in Schools, or PBSIS, initiative - MMS Roars with Panther Pride! - kicked off its third year with an exciting pep rally held on Friday, September 26. Student performances, games, giveaways and a special guest speaker were just some of the featured activities on the agenda for the kickoff of this year’s positive behavior support initiative.
Modeled after the state’s PBSIS system, MMS Roars with Panther Pride! is an incentive-based program designed to improve the school climate. READ MORE >>
Nellie stars shine at annual pep rally
Nellie Bennett Elementary School’s new school year is off to a rousing start thanks, in part, to the annual Star Pep Rally that took place at the school last week. Typically held a couple weeks after the start of school, the high-energy event is a Nellie F. Bennett tradition that serves to welcome students to the new school year while providing a platform to introduce the Star Program, Nellie Bennett’s character education program.
Organized by the Physical Education staff, the Star Program helps foster a positive school climate by promoting school spirit and by recognizing and rewarding students for engaging in good behavior. READ MORE >>
Administration honors Summer Readers
Although Point Pleasant Borough Schools’ Seventh Annual Summer Reading Program technically ended almost a month ago, it did not officially conclude until Monday, September 15, when the Point Pleasant Borough Board of Education and District Central Administration honored the Program’s Top Readers and grand prizewinners, at a special award ceremony that took place at the Board of Ed’s September Business Meeting.
Superintendent of Schools, Vincent S. Smith, was joined by the Director of Curriculum & Instruction Susan Ladd, Board President Rick Ruiz, Vice-President Sean Hagan as well as school based administrators as they recognized....READ MORE >>
District implements new life-saving policies
As of September 1, 2014 all Point Pleasant Borough Schools’ students, especially the district’s student-athletes, are a lot safer in the classroom and on the playing field thanks to two new State laws that went into effect for the current school year.
The first - the Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety Act - was enacted as a means of combating cardiomegaly, or enlarged heart. Typically an inherited condition, cardiomegaly causes the heart muscle to thicken, making it harder to pump blood efficiently. It is the most common cause of sudden death among young athletes but is easily treatable if detected. READ MORE >>
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