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GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Gloucester City Senior High School is a comprehensive community public high school that is based in Gloucester City, New Jersey and serves students in ninth through twelfth grade, as part of the Gloucester City Public Schools, an Abbott District. According to, students from Brooklawn Gloucester_highattend the district's high school for grades 9-12 as part of a sending/receiving relationship.

According to the school's Web site, the educational process of the Gloucester City Public School District is the embodiment of visionary leadership, involved community, and individual needs. It is characterized by a holistic approach, by technological innovation, and by the development of socially responsible citizens. All students in the Gloucester City School District will be able to demonstrate the skills as outlined in the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. The students of the Gloucester City Schools will become contributing members of a changing economy and be prepared and committed to life long learning.

The school offers many clubs and organizations to students. These include Drama Club, Art Club, The Bridge, Ceramics Club, Chorale, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Gay-Straight Alliance, Interact Club and Lions for Wellness.

The Lion's Roar student newspaper staff includes Editor in Chief Rebecca Johnston, News Editor Gavin Carpenter, Features Editor Denise Huntsinger, Sports Editor Marisa Cooper and Arts Editor Jessica Lindsay. Staff writers are Emily Reinhart, Jesse Elder, Cody Gorman, Judie Connor, Julie Blake, Sarah Blake, Kasey Jeffries, Brandon Labbree, Ashley DiLenardo, Sarah Connor, Sarah Klemowitz, Taylor Blome and Michelle Moler.

Congratulations to the Gloucester City High School Marching Band who have managed to double their size this year. The band is under the direction of Mr. Motson.

Gloucester High School is one of twenty member schools in the Tri-County Conference. In 2007, the girls softball team were Tri-County and South Jersey Group I Champs.

Congratulations to the Gloucester High School football team who are currently 6-2. With new quarterback Steve Goad taking snaps, the Lions offense is now more balanced, with equal passing and rushing attacks, according to Cody Gorman of the Lion's Roar.

According to Emily Reinhart's article in a recent Lion's Roar, on September 29th, the field hockey team participated in the Second Annual Walk for Autism Research. Coach Jennifer Tomkow has two nieces, Allison and Amanda, who have been diagnosed with autism at a very early age. Each year, the hockey team comes together in order to walk for this great cause. Speaking Captain Tiffaney Stitler stated, "It's awesome! When we come together for a cause, it shows the true heart and teamwork of the hockey girls. Our girls show our support whenever it's asked for, especially for a close teammate of ours."

Gloucester City High School offers many sports including football, soccer, bowling, field hockey, cross-country, softball and others. The cheerleading squad consists of senior Tara Curran, Juniors Nicole Hammill, Cecilia Fedore, Brittany Green, Ashley Lisanti, and Spohomores Kim Bramble, Corey Gaff, and Kyrstlin Ziegler, under the leadership of co-captains Brittany Walters and Amber Hartzel, both seniors, and their advisor Ms. Brandt.

The GHS Alumni Association meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30pm in the high school library.

The Family & Friends of Gloucester City High School is a non-profit organization that supports the school, its students and the community. They also provide scholarships, graduating senior gifts, provide snacks and support faculty during Teacher Appreciation Week. Meetings are held on one Monday a month at 7pm in the conference room at Gloucester City High School. The organization will also be holding a bake sale at the November 22nd football game.

According to the school's Web site, the School Leadership Council plans and implements ways to increase the school's effectiveness. The concept of representative teams is intended to increase the involvement and contributions of more people in the planning of improved programs and practices. The logic of the team approach is that programs are more likely to be successful when the people who must ultimately implement them have planned them. It is, therefore, the purpose of the SLC to ensure participation of staff, parents and the community in school level decision making and to develop a culture of cooperation, accountability and commitment.

Within the school the SLC is responsible for coordinating the development of the schools' shared vision, selecting a WSR model, and establishing a WSR Implementation Plan. In addition, the SLC, working with the school administration, SRI team, and district, is responsible for the ongoing monitoring and assessment of the quality and effectiveness of the schools' plan and program, and the implementation of any needed modifications. In its various capacities, the SLC will take on the roles of educational and instructional guides, decision-makers, problem solvers, assessors, evaluators, and planners.

The principal does not abdicate administrative and supervisory responsibilities to the team. The daily operation of the school remains the responsibility of the principal. The SLC creates an internal structure through which ideas from various perspectives flow to ensure that the WSR process has broad based support. The SLC leads and coordinates each step of this process.

Gloucester City High School is located at 1300 Market Street in Gloucester City. For more information, visit call 856-456-7000.


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