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Is it normal that your preschooler has an imaginary friend?

All children play make-believe, but some are more creative than others. If your little one has imaginary friends, here's what you should know. by: Connie Matthiessen | June 29, 2015 The magic years The preschool teacher was new and she’d never seen anything like it before. One of her students, a 3-year-old boy, desperately wanted to be a dog. He rarely dropped his doggy persona. When she asked him a question, he replied with a bark. Concerned, she told his mother that she suspected he... Read more →


Murphy's Plan for Reopening Schools Coming Soon

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. JOHN MOONEY | JUNE 22, 2020 With commissioner moving on, governor needs to fill gap quickly to ensure continuity, confidence With Gov. Phil Murphy expected to announce this week the road map for reopening New Jersey’s schools this fall, the man likely to be tasked with presenting the plan — outgoing education commissioner, Lamont Repollet... Read more →


COVID-19 Causing Budgetary Distress for South Jersey School Districts

By Mike Sepanic South Jersey’s largest school districts are facing unprecedented financial distress due to shortfalls in federal and state funding caused by reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new research report from the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden provides insight into the scope of how this imminent crisis will impact communities and families across the region. “Seventeen of South Jersey’s largest 25 school districts are at risk of being unable to sustain pre-pandemic levels of K-12 education,” says Michael... Read more →


Should You Consider a Career in Nursing?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 15, 2020)--If you have been considering moving into nursing - whether that be as your first step into the world of work or as a career move from another field - there are several factors you should consider. You should consider how you are going to train, where you should train, and how it would alter from your current life if you are working in a different profession. You need to check you have the right attributes and attitudes to be a successful nurse,... Read more →


New Editor of Ramblings Named

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--My name is Rob Langi, class of 2002 and I will be editing future editions of Ramblings for the Gloucester Catholic community. I will try my best to keep the standard high as we share all of the news and happenings of our far-reaching and tremendous alumni base. The format will be very similar to what you have seen in the past for the future editions. I wanted to just highlight some of the different categories of News we hope to highlight and... Read more →


Guest Opinion: There are no words, but somehow we must find them

Our hearts break at the pain experienced across the country this week. We are outraged at the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Oscar Grant, Nia Wilson, and countless others as a result of the police brutality and systemic racism that perpetuate these injustices. Now is no longer a time for reflection, it’s time for action. We stand by our Black colleagues, readers, and partners. We are committed to fighting this fight with you and will not be silent to racial... Read more →


Black Lives Matters Protest in Gloucester City

UPDATED/CORRECTED CORRECTION: Tajee Almon (TJ) IS A RESIDENT of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester High. Our information that he was from Sicklerville came from one of his social media pages. TJ said Vanessa Lamb was the organizer of the event and that he was just a helper. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucester City, NJ (June 5, 2020)--A "Black Lives Matters Protest" will be held in Gloucester City on Sunday starting at Proprietors Park and marching north down King Street to Monmouth... Read more →


Wind Damages Cold Springs School Solar Panels

photos CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 3, 2020)(CNBNews)--Strong wind gusts between 12:30pm and 1 PM today damaged the solar panels at the Cold Springs School, Cold Springs Drive. Wind also damaged a tree nearby on Thompson Avenue. Fortunately no one was injured. The National Weather Service for South Jersey documented wind gusts between 58mph and 67 mph today between 12:30pm and 12:40pm. According WPVI weather reported that because of a warm front now to our north, we are in the warm sector with a hotter... Read more →


WE MISS OUR CUBS!

CNBNews photo GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 1, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Katie Ahern, a teacher at the Cold Springs Early Childhood Center in Gloucester City was standing near the entrance to the building Monday morning on Cold Springs Drive with a "We Miss Our Cubs" sign. Our Peyton, who can never turn down a chance to have her photo taken, joined Katie. The state's more than 600 school districts have been closed since March 16, with educators teaching remotely, because of the coronavirus outbreak. CNBNews photo RELATED: Searching for... Read more →


Ronald E. Taggart, of Magnolia, formerly of Gloucester City; Lockheed Martin Employee, GHS Alumni

On May 3, 2013, a resident of Magnolia, NJ for many years. Age 69 years. Beloved Husband and Best friend of Carol (nee Marquardt). Devoted father of Michelle Cooper, son-in-law Bill of Bellmawr, NJ and Carolyn McLean and son-in-law Bill of Ridley Park, PA. Loving grandfather of Jillian Cooper, Kevin McLean, Steven McLean, Kayleigh McLean, and Colin McLean. Dear son-in-law of Emma Marquardt and brother-in-law of Robert and Karen Marquardt. Predeceased by his brother Kenneth Taggart. Also, survived by loving nieces and nephews. Ron was... Read more →


Art Education is Essential for Students Says 54 Organizations

Warren, NJ (May, 2020)—As policymakers plan for school reopening in the fall, Arts Ed NJ joined 53 other organizations in a statement that supports an arts education for all students. In the statement, “Arts Education Is Essential,” the signing organizations convey that the arts have already played a pivotal and uplifting role during the health crisis, and that arts education can help all students, including those who are in traditionally underrepresented groups, as students return to school next year. “Arts Education Is Essential” speaks to... Read more →


Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public Schools

MAY 20,2020 The selectively lethal coronavirus spread through New Jersey at a pace that would make a wildfire seem like a wisp of smoke. On Wednesday, March 4, New Jersey had its first diagnosed case. On Tuesday, March 10, New Jersey reported its first coronavirus death. By the time Gov. Phil Murphy signed his historic Executive Order 104, which closed all New Jersey schools on March 18, there were 178 New Jersey cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. On May 18, only... Read more →


Good News, Bad News, Gym Goes Rogue, Memories

TIPS AND SNIPPETS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GOOD NEWS! Housing Violator Stopped—A number of residents contacted CNBNews on Tuesday after reading a Facebook advertisement regarding a boarding house opening in a longtime residential property in the unit block of North Harley Avenue. The advertisement pertained to three rooms in the bungalow that was available. The upstairs attic and two rooms on the floor below. It mentioned there was good parking available and a large basement for storage. The Facebook ad showed the inside... Read more →


$280M in Federal Emergency Aid for NJ Schools

The medium amount for most of the 654 districts Gloucester City New graphic files and charter schools is about $116,000 This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Gov. Phil Murphy says state aid to schools is in jeopardy as New Jersey faces revenue shortfalls in the billions of dollars New Jersey’s public schools stand to gain more than $280 million in federal... Read more →


South Jersey School Districts Facing Unprecedented Financial Distress Due to Pandemic

By Mike Sepanic RUTGERS-CAMDEN South Jersey’s largest school districts are facing unprecedented financial distress due to shortfalls in federal and state funding caused by reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new research report from the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden provides insight into the scope of how this imminent crisis will Gloucester City School District is just one of many in South Jersey that are at risk of being unable to sustain pre-pandemic levels of K-12 education-CNBNews photo impact communities... Read more →


Murphy Cancels $1.28B Surplus Fund; Closes Schools for Remainder of Academic Year

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy rescinded a 2019 executive order that directed the state treasurer to put aside $1.28 billion surplus by the end of this fiscal year. “Absent significant outside assistance, this surplus is no longer feasible,” Murphy said during his news conference Monday. “We need to have these funds as a safeguard should direct federal assistance to our state fail to surface.” Murphy has consistently said states will need billions to overcome... Read more →


Stress and your child’s brain

by: Hank Pellissier | GREAT SCHOOLS Versión en español Stress! Bad for the body! Bad for the brain! We’ve seen the articles, watched the 11 o’clock news reports on the “silent killer,” and complained to friends and family about how stressed-out we are. While we all know that adult stress can lead to serious illnesses such as ulcers and hypertension, we don’t associate these maladies with children. But research suggests that chronically stressed children dopay a heavy price. In fact, they are at risk of... Read more →


GHS COVID19 Video Message from Dr. Vespe, Supt.

(Gloucester City, NJ)(April 24, 2020)--The weekly video message from Gloucester City High School Superintendent, Dr. Dennis Vespe Please continue to visit the COVID 19 Web Tab for daily/weekly updates regarding the virus and district information. All information will be dated in order to easily find the most recent updates. - Click on this youtube link for the most recent PSA - https://youtu.be/uo-ulxe9vDU Monday, April 20th food distribution will continue to be every Monday from 11am to 12pm, STUDENT ID IS REQUIRED!!! All food pick up... Read more →


The Benefits of Studying Abroad

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(April 24, 2020)--If you are keen to further your education but are also enthralled by the idea of taking a gap year to travel and see the world, deciding to study abroad could be a viable option to keep in mind. There are several benefits associated with studying at a university in a different country. A few of these benefits are highlighted below. You Can Immerse Yourself in a Different Land and Culture This is arguably the most appealing benefit of studying overseas. Not only... Read more →


Jump Shot Movie Available for "Hoop" Teams

Dear Coach, On behalf of our entire JUMP SHOT team, THANK YOU for your interest in JUMP SHOT: The Kenny Sailors, executive produced by Steph Curry. We had several hundred thousand people visit www.jumpshotmovie.com over our three-day premiere last week. Kenny's story was featured in Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Hollywood Reporter, CBS Sports, and dozens of other major outlets. And we are just getting started. *** We've decided that for a limited time only, JUMP SHOT will be available exclusively to coaches and teams.*** You can... Read more →


THE FUTURE OF SCHOOL

April 21, 2020 Recommendations for reshaping education during and post Covid-19 (Washington, DC) Today, CER released an action plan calling for immediate policy changes to address the most critical needs of students. “Today the failure of districts that educate the majority of students has never been more apparent,” said Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform. “Unions are demanding that districts negotiate their contracts to control how teachers can and should work in unprecedented times, but that doesn’t solve the problem... Read more →


A Message from Dr. Dennis Vespe, Gloucester High School Superintendent

My Fellow Lions: Dr. V. here with updated information regarding COVID-19 virus week 5. There is not much to report for the fifth week as virtual instruction took a hiatus for spring break. Governor Murphy has declared remote learning will continue until at least Friday, May 15th at which time a decision will be made regarding the remainder of the school year. ROARING SHOUT OUTS - All the volunteers that gave up their time during their spring break for this past food distribution, especially since... Read more →


CER EVENT: What Does The Future of School Look Like?

Dozens of education providers, organizations, districts and schools are educating students seamlessly despite the crisis. What separates them from those who can’t or won’t provide the continuity of education that experts know students need during this crisis? CER presents the third in its EdInnovation Virtual Series - to introduce the media, education leaders, parents and policymakers to the reality of what remote learning can and should look like to benefit all students. Meet the change-makers who are making school happen for thousands. WHO: Jeanne Allen... Read more →


Jump Shot! Coaches, Host a Viewing Party for your Team

The True Story of Kenny Sailors Jump Shot uncovers the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the proclaimed developer of the modern day jump shot in basketball. He defined the game, but only now is he ready to share his thoughts on why the game never defined him. Biography, Documentary, Sports PG | TV-PG79 minutesHD5.1 Pre-Order Now (April 16 Release) -- Jump Shot is the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the developer and innovator of the shot that defined the game of basketball without... Read more →


How Can Pitchers Stay Sharp & In Shape During The Long Interruption

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused either the indefinite suspension or cancellation of baseball seasons. Meanwhile, social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders have prevented players from working out in public facilities or participating in outdoor team activities like they normally would. Considering those obstacles and the uncertainty of when, or if, Major League Baseball and other age levels in summer leagues will resume, how do pitchers keep their arms in shape? And if they don’t, are they more susceptible to injuries? Ron Wolforth (www.TexasBaseballRanch.com), a long-time... Read more →


State Testing for NJ's Graduating Seniors Waived

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com JOHN MOONEY | APRIL 8, 2020 | EDUCATION, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ But there are few other certainties as of yet, including how to reach students who have no access to technology for remote learning and how long lockdown will last TRENTON, NEW JERSEY (April 8, 2020)--New Jersey’s 2,500 public schools and 1.4 million students are... Read more →


Carino Boys All-Star Game Cancelled

Reluctantly, the Carino Boys Basketball Club has announced the due to our current situation with the Caronavirus that has created havoc in our world, our Annual All-Star Game along with the Tim Lenahan Memorial 8th Grade All-Star Game has been cancelled for this year. The uncertainty of the health crisis has prevented the rescheduling of the events to a later date. The Club looks forward to continuing the tradition next season. Additionally, plans for our upcoming Awards Banquet scheduled for Thursday, April 9th are being... Read more →


Home learning guide during school closure

School's out? These tips will help you keep your child on track. by: GreatSchools Staff | March , 2020 Versión en español Set a routine or a schedule, even if it’s loose It might be tempting to let teenagers sleep in or let younger kids have some TV time before getting to work, but you’ll have a better chance of keeping your children focused if you establish a routine that resembles what they’re used to. For example, create a daily schedule that emphasizes academics in... Read more →


Benefits of Sports to Students

Description Sports can make the mind and body healthy which is beneficial for students. This article will give the benefits that the students can get from sports. More and more people are engaging in sports nowadays. Most of them start as a student and end up with a good career in the sports world. As time goes by, one realizes that there are a lot of ways how sports help students in achieving their dream. It is either being a pro or having a different... Read more →


GHS 2020 Musical, The Wizard of Oz

Gloucester City, NJ--Come on out with your friends and family as the Gloucester High School (GHS) Theater Department proudly performs one of the greatest musicals of all-time - The Wizard of Oz. The following show dates & times are scheduled: * Friday, March 6th - 7 p.m. * Saturday, March 7th - 1 p.m. * Saturday, March 7th - 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Read more →


STUDY: New Jersey among states with best public schools

Lattice Publishing The Center Square America’s public schools received some disappointing news late last year. In October 2019, the U.S. Department of Education released the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the largest nationally representative and ongoing assessment of American students’ knowledge and ability. The latest 2019 release includes math and reading scores for students in grades four and eight in reading and math. While performance largely improved from 1990 to 2013, scores across fourth grade reading, eighth grade reading and... Read more →


(Video)Why kids who know how to lose get way ahead

Po Bronson Bestselling author Po Bronson explains why kids who are afraid of losing are at risk of never really succeeding. Po Bronson is the coauthor of the 2009 book NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children. The book discusses theories and scientific aspects of parenting. Hear Bronson’s thoughts on competition, boy and girl differences, motivation, and roughhousing. by: GreatSchools Staff RELATED: Gloucester High School Gloucester Catholic High School Brooklawn School District Read more →


Long-Time Gloucester City Resident and Vietnam War Veteran Needs Our Help

By CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 11, 2020)(CNBNewsnet)—Bob Kotter, who was born and raised in Gloucester City, needs some help from his friends and residents of the community. Bob is battling stage 4 prostate cancer. A U.S. Marine, Bob fought in the Vietnam War. He believes his cancer was caused by Agent Orange which was dropped on the jungles of Vietnam by U.S. planes and helicopters to kill the heavy vegetation. Bob Kotter (2018 CNBNews photo) Recently his chemotherapy was increased to four times... Read more →


What Makes A School Great

(NAPSI)—Great learning environments elude easy definitions. They come in all different shapes—traditional public schools, public magnet schools, public charter schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling programs. Perhaps the best definition is this: A great school is one in which students are academically challenged, equipped to be a good citizens and persons, and inspired to greatness. Because children are different, you can best find a great school for your child when you have diverse options to consider. That could mean open enrollment in a public... Read more →