Ocean City High School's Amy Andersen truly is at the head of her class, creating an American Sign Language curriculum eight years ago which has blossomed into an impressive program at OCHS. Recently, we worked with Amy to create a feature piece for New Jersey School Boards Association's November/December issue of School Leader magazine on her many accomplishments.
We've known for quite some time that Ross Cruz, Environmental STEM teacher at Winslow Township Middle School, is a pro, but now everyone else knows it too! The smile never faded from Ross' face as he was honored as one of 10 Axalta/Eagles All-Pro Teachers. Our own Julie Bonette represented LBC at the event, held at Lincoln Financial Field, as LBC helped guide WTMS Principal Stella Nwanguma's nomination of Ross earlier this school year. The highlight of the night was meeting Philadelphia Eagles Safety Chris Maragos (center in the first few photos).
If you find yourself wondering, "What's Up in Winslow?" we have some exciting news for you! Our own Laura Bishop worked with the students, staff, and administration at Winslow Township School District to create a video addressing that very question! The video premiered at a Board of Education meeting on November 22, kicking off a night which highlighted the many talented stars that shine at Winslow! Check out the video here!
As we approach the holidays, many are counting the things for which they are thankful. The staff members of Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly can add to their lists the wellness program the district started last year. It includes free classes such as yoga, Pilates, and nutrition, as well as access to bicycles and a wellness coach. In early November, the school even held its First Annual Staff Wellness Fair. We're extra thankful that reporters at The Courier-Post and The Burlington County Times realized how special this program is.
The students and staff of Middle Township Middle School heard what it means to serve in the most honorable way – by serving one’s country – at the school’s Fourth Annual Veterans Day Celebration on November 8. The entire student body – about 575 sixth- through eighth-graders – heard from four honored speakers and veterans, as well as patriotic songs from the Band and Choir. Area veterans and honorary guests, including several Board of Education members and teachers who have served in the armed forces, were then treated to a special lunch in the school’s media center, served by National Junior Honor Society students. Laura Bishop Communications was proud to be there to hear the veterans’ stories and see the students’ respect.
Cameron McAndrew and Lucas Costa-Carlos, both fifth-graders at Van Zant Elementary School in Evesham, were having lunch in the cafeteria last month when suddenly Cameron choked on a nacho. After Cameron gave the universal sign for choking, Lucas sprang into action, immediately performing the Heimlich maneuver until Cameron’s airway was clear. For their lifesaving actions, both boys were honored in front of the entire school and their families by the Evesham Fire-Rescue… Lucas even received the Citizens Lifesaving Award! LBC was there to capture it all, which led to articles on SNJ Today and in the Courier-Post!
Ever wonder how school districts become sustainable? Well our own Julie Bonette did some digging – and her resulting article appeared in the New Jersey School Boards Association’s School Leader magazine! She worked with several LBC clients to put the story together. Read it here!
More than 850 students, staff, and Rancocas Valley Regional High School community members were a part of the Devil Dash obstacle course race on Friday, June 3, raising funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation. We couldn’t believe our eyes when Batman, Pac-Man, and students in tutus raced through 40 obstacles in the mud, but luckily The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Burlington County Times was there to capture it all!
Pinelands Regional School District will be receiving a brand new 3D printer and filament from New Matter, thanks to a grant submitted by LBC’s very own Karen Forst. We couldn’t be more excited for the district!
Ocean City Intermediate School teacher Cholehna Weaver better have her passport handy – because she’s going to Iceland this summer as a Lindblad Expeditions & National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, fresh off a trip to China last year as a Fulbright Scholar! After we found out the exciting news, we organized media visits to Cholehna’s classroom, and the Press of Atlantic City, Cape May County Herald, Ocean City Sentinel, Ocean City Gazette, and more published articles as a result!