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GHS Lions 5 - 0 GCHS Rams 0 - 8 Records

Pictured Lions Steven Burkhardt against Palmyra The local Lions are currently 5 - 0 after defeating the opposition by a combined total score 225 to 47. The Lions are led my Senior running back Steven Burkhardt. Burkhardt is one of the League and South Jersey leaders for running backs, entering Fridays game against Pitman with 798 yards rushing and 15 TD's. Currently Burkhardt is #1 in West Jersey Football League with a total points with 107 and 17 touchdowns Across town the Rams are 0 - 8 being outscored 281 to 42 along with being shutout in 5 games. The... Read more →


Recruitment Pipeline

Foreseeing the shortage in talent A trend in the western world is the shortage of teachers. While not yet acute, industry will be affected in the long term. With education policy dictated for the most part by the government, companies will need to position themselves to improve their attractiveness to competent staff in the decades to come. A recent Review Paper (Nov 2021) submitted to Parliament identified a growing shortage in STEM teachers and, among its many recommendations, suggested improving salaries significantly more than what is currently planned. While the number of teachers did rise somewhat in the last couple... Read more →


Gloucester High over Gloucester Catholic 60-48

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 8, 2022)--Gloucester High's Liam Gorman and Aydan Hagan led the Lions to a 60-48 win over Gloucester Catholic today, Saturday. The two teams battled to a 19-19 tie in the first half and traded blows for most of the third quarter until the end of the period. Gloucester erased a one-point deficit by scoring eight straight points, including two 3s by Hagan, one of them just before the buzzer, according to NJ.com Hagan, a junior, had five triples against the Rams last year and three more in this one. After his clutch shooting in the third... Read more →


Almost 50 Schools in Philadelphia Shut-Down Amid COVID Surge and Staffing Shortages

Chalkbeat Staff, Chalkbeat Jan 7, 6:13pm EST At least 46 Philadelphia schools won’t reopen for in-person learning next week due to staffing shortages, Superintendent William Hite announced Friday evening. The number of schools offering only virtual instruction could grow, Hite warned, as the district monitors over the weekend how school staff have been impacted by the omicron surge. ​​”Some schools that were virtual this week could remain virtual or shift to in person next week, and those that were in person this week could remain in person or need to shift to virtual,” Hite said in a message to teachers... Read more →


CHALKBEAT: Boost Your High School GPA for College Admission Acceptance!

It can be challenging to improve your child’s GPA quickly, especially if they are already in the latter half of high school. With their previous grades working against them, students will have to put in even more effort to overcome lower averages. However, there are some measures students can take to have a better chance of raising their GPA quickly and effectively. This online seminar will instruct students and parents on unique strategies that may help students increase their GPA even if they do not have much time left in high school. During this event, students and parents will learn... Read more →


Bryszewski, Lee pace LadyLions over visiting Paulsboro

Pictured Alexis Lee Alexis Lee and Hannah Bryszewski combined for 32 points in a win over Paulsboro Tuesday. The LadyLions won the battle in the 3rd qtr when the Lions out scored the Red Raiders 17 - 7 before holding off a 4th qtr run by the Lady Raiders. The LadyLions will host a strong Woodbury team in the GHS Fieldhouse on Thursday Pictured Hannah Bryszewski Read more →


Growing Up In Gloucester City: Steve Ferry Tops; Lions Win Opener

Editor's Note: We thought this article from our archives and several others we will publish this week were newsworthy and an interesting read. If you like the idea let us know and we will continue the practice in the future. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (APRIL 8, 1982)--Steve Ferry supplied a 4-for-4 game, drove in four runs, and won the accolades of Coach Al Higginbotham after leading Gloucester High School to an opening 15-1 victory over host Penns Grove last Thursday. “Steve played exceptionally well,” said Higginbotham. “He had an outstanding game at the plate, was great fielding at first base, and... Read more →


Growing Up in Gloucester City: West Snares Rams Opener Score 12-10

Editor's Note: We thought this article from our archives and several others we will publish this week were newsworthy and an interesting read. If you like the idea let us know and we will continue the practice in the future. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 8, 1982)--Catcher Bob Zimmerman took stitches in his hand after sliding home in last Thursday’s opener against Cherry Hill West. It sort of set the pattern for Gloucester Catholic’s baseball team, which dropped the game, 12-10. “Our pitching was bad. It was a terrible day,” lamented Coach Joe Barth, Jr. “We had a few mistakes fielding... Read more →


GREAT SCHOOLS: College is Not for Everyone

Great Schools: Why your child’s high school should offer internships Leslie Crawford At some high schools, students are paired with a variety of careers and mentors to help them visualize their futures. What do you want to be when you grow up? From the time a child is a toddler, it’s a question adults ask children over and over. But it’s not one adults help kids to answer. Instead, they are left to figure the answer out on their own. “So often, high school students are just told, ‘You need these credits, you need to take these classes,'” says Brenda... Read more →


Jack Bakely, of Bellmawr, formerly of Gloucester City; Iron Worker Local #3250, Army Veteran

John A. Bakely, "Jack", on December 28, 2021, of Bellmawr; formerly of Gloucester City. Age 83. Beloved husband of the late Therese Bakely (nee Shaw). Devoted father of Jack Bakely and Therese Posey (Glenn). Loving Pop Pop of Billy Watson and Daphne Posey. Dear brother of Sis Morency (the late Jack), George Bakely (Judy), Marion Bennett (the late Chuck). Myrtle Barber (the late Chuck), Joseph Bakely (the late Pat), Carol Elenback (Bill) and the late Charles Bakely. Dear brother-on-law of Jean Bakely. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jack proudly served with the US Army during the Vietnam Era.... Read more →


CHRISTMAS EVE:

Peyton and Me Meandering Through Gloucester City, Bellmawr and Brooklawn (Chapter XVI)

UPDATED/CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews SUCH A PEACEFUL SCENE--The Gloucester City Municipal Building; in the background is St. Marys Church. The photo was taken on Christmas Eve. How many remember going to Christmas Eve mass at St. Mary's Church which was held at midnight. I am talking about a time when a person who was Catholic had to be tough. For example in those days, you couldn't eat meat on Fridays. Something to do with the Pope's brother-in-law owning a fish market. I am just kidding about the fish market but that was the time period you didn't... Read more →


Gerry Rettew of Mantua, formerly of Gloucester City, GHS Alumnus Class of ‘62

Geraldine A. Rettew (nee White), on December 16, 2021, of Mantua. Age 76. Beloved wife of Bart John Rettew. Loving mother of Lori Ann Moran (Michael), Bart John Rettew, Jr. and Stacey Lynn Rettew. Cherished grandmother of Sean Moran, Ryan Moran, Andrew Moran, Emily Moran, Brendan Moran, Benjamin Rettew, Jessica Rettew, Reid Young, Shane Young, Ethan Young, Owen Young and great-grandmother of Weston. Dear sister of Patricia Garrett (Richard), Joseph White and Dorothy Geesey (William). For all who knew Gerry, easily realized that her family was her greatest source of pride. She and Bart were married for nearly fifty-eight years... Read more →


SWOT Analysis of Online Learning

With changing scenario of education system these days and situation of pandemic COVID-2019 has changed everything regarding education system. Whatever the educational institutions tried to do, the pandemic compelled them to change their education strategies and total system in to complete different world for the students so that they didn't have to assume their future bleak and they can hope for a good future. Regarding this purpose, educational institutions took the innovation as opportunity to give a boost to the devastated education system and induced e-learning as a lifeline so that with all compulsions and restrictions students can enjoy their... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY(VII)

What has Happened to American Education?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor Back "in the day" (1960s) the United States had the best educational system in the world. Even if we allow for personal/country pride we were definitely in the top five. Where are we today? It depends on the survey one reads. We are somewhere between 13th., behind Slovenia, and 36th waaay behind Bulgaria. How many American students can find either country on a map? What happened? Is it just Gloucester City or the country as a whole? The answer to the second question is easy. No, it is not just Gloucester City. It is the... Read more →


Gloucester City Taxpayers File Lawsuit Against the Solar Panel Contractors for Not Finishing Job

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNews photos GLOUCESTER CITY NJ——Sixty MPH plus wind gusts between 12:30pm and 1 PM on June 3, 2020 damaged the solar panels at the Cold Springs School, Cold Springs Drive. Fortunately both the Pre-School and the K-3rd Grade School were out of session when it happened otherwise someone might have been seriously injured or killed. The National Weather Service for South Jersey documented gusts that day between 58mph and 67 mph today between 12:30pm and 12:40pm. The contractors who were involved in the installation of the panels were sued by the School Board because... Read more →


Where is the Money Promised for Schools?

Congress set aside $800 million to help homeless students. Months later, many schools are still waiting for aid. Kalyn Belsha, Chalkbeat Dec 3, 7:00am EST When Rebeka Beach’s phone rings, it’s often a cry for help. One evening last week, the call came from a Cincinnati mother of five school-aged kids. Unable to find an apartment that would take her subsidized rental voucher, she had bounced between motels and shelters since May. But on this night, the shelters were full, and the family didn’t have money for a hotel. They’d been sleeping in her truck and needed help. Beach quickly... Read more →


Steve Vaux,of Little Egg Harbor, formerly of Gloucester City

VAUX, STEPHEN E. 71, of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at home. He was born in Richmond, VA., residing in Gloucester City, N.J. and Marlton, N.J., prior to moving to Little Egg Harbor. Stephen was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving from 1970-1972. He worked as a linesman for Bell Atlantic, Absecon, N.J., and spent nearly 20 of his retirement years as a substitute teacher at Pinelands Regional School. Stephen loved being around the students and working Pineland’s sporting events. Stephen is survived by his wife Kathleen Vaux, sons Ryan Vaux, and Brett Vaux, both of... Read more →


Gloucester Lions Roar in City Series

The 2021 City Series was not much of a game as the GHS (9-1) Lions defeated cross town GCHS (0-11) Rams 56 - 0 with a second half running clock. With the win the Lions evened out the series at 23 with one tie. Pictured Mike Morrell The game featured Senior Mike Morrell, who sustained a season ending injury two years ago. Morrell #57 a team Captain entered his first action in two season. Morrell lined up as a wide receiver on the first play from scrimmage, With Morrell at receiver, recording setting running back Steven Burkhadt scored his first... Read more →


Rams and Lions Battle Thursday for City Bragging Rights

Editor's Note: The excerpt below is from the Renewal of Friendship booklet which was released in 1993 when the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Gloucester High and Gloucester Catholic was resumed after nearly 30 years. The game will be played at the John Lynch Field at Gloucester High School, Rt. 130 and Market Street, on Thursday. Kickoff 10:30 AM Related: Two and One-Half-Hours BY G.J. FERGUSON (CNBNewsnet)(Gloucester City NJ)(Nov. 27, 2019)--It has been nearly three decades since the last City-Series game was played in 1965. At times, it seems like it was only yesterday. But, sadly it wasn't. With... Read more →


Christopher L. Kuhnel Jr., age, 17, of Gloucester City; Funeral Services Sunday at Gloucester High School

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Nov. 24, 2021)--Following injuries sustained from a motor vehicle while on his way to school, Christopher passed away surrounded by his family on November 20, 2021, at age 17 at Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ. Loving and adored son of Christopher L. Kuhnel and Kerry Kuhnel (nee Wiley). Beloved brother of Caleb Lee Kuhnel. Cherished grandson of Louis Kuhnel, Barbara Cohen, John Wiley, Deborah Lynch, and Poppy Earl Lynch. Cherished nephew of Sharon Kuhnel, Jessie Ventura, and Chris Ventura. Loving cousin of Tyler, Emily, Aubrey, Howard, Gianni, and Giovanni. Also survived by many loving aunts and uncles.... Read more →


Juvenile Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle in Gloucester City, Dies from Injuries

The accident occurred at the intersection of Somerset Street and Johnson Blvd., Gloucester City. In this Google street view, Somerset Street is on the left GLOUCESTER CITY NJ November 20, 2021 (CNBNews)—Friday, November 19, 2021, at 7:26 AM, officers responded to Somerset Street and Johnson Boulevard for a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The juvenile pedestrian was transported to an area hospital. On November 20, 2021, the juvenile died as a result of the injuries sustained during the collision. According to CNBNews sources, the victim was a senior at Gloucester High School. The Camden County Crash Response Investigation Team... Read more →


Tom O'Donnell, 86, of Gloucester City; Electronics Engineer, Member of KofC Council #674

Gloucester City. – Surrounded by his loving family, at home, Tom passed away peacefully on October 30, 2021, at the age of 88. Longtime resident of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted husband of 56 years to the late Kathleen T. O’Donnell (nee Delahunty). Loving father of Dr. Deborah Mulgrew (Joseph), the late Kevin B. O’Donnell (surviving Vicki), Kelly Duffy (John), Tricia Cunningham (the late Steve McNulty), Michael O’Donnell (Denise) and Thomas E. O’Donnell, Esq. (Ruth). Cherished grandfather of 16 and great grandfather of 11. Beloved brother of Lee O’Donnell (Peg) and brother-in-law of the late John and Margaret Jagielski. Also... Read more →


Rowan College wins on Overtime goal by Crystal Johnson

Gloucester High Grad, Crystal Johnson (First Team All Star Selection) netted the game winner in the 2nd OT as Runners win NJCAA District East Soccer Championship over Union with exciting 2-1 win! The Runners now head to WSOC National Championship Tournament! Congrats! Crystal shown holding Trophy Read more →


Applications open for the 2022 Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition at Rider University

by Rachel Stengel '14, '20 Rider University will reward entrepreneurial spirit with a full, four-year tuition scholarship in the 2022 Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition. The annual competition challenges high school students to present their innovative business ideas in front of a panel of judges, Shark-Tank style during a live finale. Seniors will compete for the grand prize of a full, four-year tuition scholarship, while juniors and sophomores will compete for cash prizes and the chance to automatically be entered into the senior competition when eligible. To enter, high school students must submit a 400-word description of their business idea... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Lock Down Gloucester High School, Clear Athletic Fields as a Precaution

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(October 21, 2021)--CNBNews received several calls early Wednesday evening about a large gathering of police officers in the area of the Gloucester High School, 1300 Market Street. The callers said there was a person who was threatening to kill himself. One source said the police locked down the high school and the nearby Cold Springs elementary complex. Lt. Jason Flood, spokes man for the Gloucester City Police Department, was contacted for further information; Flood said, “Normally I would issue a media release, however regarding what happened last night I am prohibited from... Read more →


Garden State Esports Releases CODEC: A Curriculum For Career and Technical Education Through Esports

The CODEC guide will allow coaches to implement hands-on career and technical education experiences into any scholastic esports program, showing students the various career and college opportunities available through esports. New Jersey: October 19, 2021 -- Garden State Esports (GSE), the nonprofit scholastic esports league for all New Jersey schools, is pleased to announce the release of the Career Oriented Disciplines in Esports Curriculum (CODEC), a guide to implementing Career and Technical Education (CTE) activities across scholastic esports programs. With this guide, GSE continues to provide valuable learning, competition, and community for all students through esports. CODEC is designed to... Read more →


GHS Lions 5 - 0 GCHS Rams 0 - 8 Records

Pictures Lions Steven Burkhardt against Palmyra The local Lions are currently 5 - 0 after defeating the opposition by a combined total score 225 to 47. The Lions are led my Senior running back Steven Burkhardt. Burkhardt is one of the League leaders who entered Fridays game against Pitman with 798 yards rushing and 15 TD's. Currently Burkhardt is #1 in West Jersey Football League with a total points with 107 and 17 touchdowns Across town the Rams are 0 - 8 being outscored 281 to 42 along with being shutout in 5 games. The Rams offense has generated 6... Read more →


CHALKBEAT: Philadelphia Overhauls Selective Admissions Policy in Bid to be Anti-Racist

Philadelphia School District office building, photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Tribune Dale Mezzacappa, CHALKBEAT https://www.chalkbeat.org Oct 6, 4:14pm EDT As part of an effort to be an “anti-racist institution,” the Philadelphia school district is changing its school admissions process to make the city’s most coveted magnets more accessible to those who have been traditionally underrepresented — primarily low-income Black and Latino students. All students who qualify, based on criteria including their grades and attendance, will now be selected from a lottery, rather than giving principals the final say from among a larger pool of eligible students. For five of the... Read more →


Chalkbeat FIRST PERSON:I’m passionate about teaching; Here’s why I’m not returning to the classroom

Selena Carrión, Chalkbeat New York Oct 8, 9:00am EDT Too many school leaders just want to get back to a broken ‘normal.’ As an educator of color who grew up in the Bronx and attended public schools from K-12, I’ve long been committed to making sure students have educational experiences that meet their needs, value who they are, and empower them and their families. As a child, I hoped to rectify the educational inequities I saw by becoming a classroom teacher in the New York City public school system. Since schools shut down in New York City in March 2020,... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC Fall 2021 Donor Development Report Campaign -- We Need Your Support!  

This year’s Fall 2021 Donor Development Campaign is off to its best start in many years! It’s been refreshing to see many donors increase their donation from previous years. Additionally the increase in new donors has been exciting. During these challenging times your donations to our Annual Ram Fund provides immediate resources to enrich teaching and learning at Gloucester Catholic. The Annual Ram Fund enhances all aspects of the school in the current fiscal year, including: • Need-based financial aid to support deserving students • Faculty professional development opportunities • Classroom materials and new tools for teaching and learning •... Read more →


*GHS Class of 1981 Celebrating Their 40th Reunion

Gloucester High School (CNBNews photo Gloucester City High School Class of 1981 announces Our 40th-year reunion will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021, 7-11 PM Members of GHS Classes of 1980 and 1982 are cordially invited to join us! Reunion venue: Elizabeth’s Ballroom Catering by Dolson Family Catering 419 Highland Boulevard Gloucester City, NJ, 08030 Cost: $55.00 p/p 7-11 PM Please send payment by September 7, 2021, or before to: Pat Gartland 820 Chambers Ave. Gloucester City, NJ, 08030 Indicate in the memo which class you are from Payment can also be made by downloading the Zelle app and send... Read more →


Republican Lawmakers Say FBI is Going After Parents for Harassing School Officials is against Free Speech

By Casey Harper | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A new FBI focus on parents accused of harassing school officials around the country over curriculum and COVID-19 policies is being criticized by Republican lawmakers as government overreach and an attempt to curb speech rights. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Tuesday night that he has directed the FBI to look into parents who have protested at local school board meetings around the country, calling it a "disturbing trend." Debates over critical race theory, COVID-19 mandates, transgender policies, and other issues have embroiled many local districts in controversy. The tension... Read more →


Pennsylvania Paying Parents During Shortage of School Bus Drivers

By Mallory Falk September 30, 2021 HARRISBURG, PA--A nationwide shortage of school bus drivers is pushing Pennsylvania officials to act to help struggling districts. “We’re beginning to understand the magnitude of the problem,” said Noe Ortega, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, at a press conference Thursday. PennDOT is reaching out to around 375,000 residents with commercial driver’s licenses, letting them know about the need for yellow bus drivers and laying out the steps to become one. The state agency hopes to reach drivers who are looking for work or extra income. “We want to do everything we possibly... Read more →


SHORT TEMPERS: Schools Across the Country Struggle with Behavior as Students Return

Gloucester High School, Gloucester City, NJ (CNBNews photo credit) Kalyn Belsha, Chalkbeat Alyssa Rodriguez expected a rocky readjustment this school year. The Chicago social worker figured she’d see more students who felt anxious, frustrated by their schoolwork, or disoriented by unfamiliar routines. A month into school, she says she underestimated the challenge ahead. Student behavior referrals are up, as middle schoolers hurt each others’ feelings with comments they’d usually only be bold enough to say online. She and other social workers have seen more verbal and physical fights, and worried parents are calling with concerns about their child’s shorter-than-usual temper.... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Abortion-By-Hanger Deemed Safe 

September 30, 2021 Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the 2021 Women's March on Washington which will be held on Oct. 2nd. [Note: This news release contains graphic language.] According to the organizers of this year's Women's March on Washington, there is nothing dangerous, scary or harmful about a pregnant woman inserting a wire hanger into her vagina to kill her child. That's why those who show up with a hanger, or hanger imagery, will get booted, even if their purpose is to protest abortion-law restrictions. A pregnancy at 39 weeks or at full... Read more →


Safety Requirements for NJ School Districts

Gloucester High School, Gloucester City NJ (CNBNews photo files) Last Updated: 09/02/2021 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR All students will be back for full-time, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. All students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks inside of school buildings, regardless of vaccination status, for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. By October 18th, 2021, all workers in preschool through Grade 12 schools will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times per week. Parents or guardians will not be able... Read more →


NJ Daycares Are Having Problems Enforcing Murphy's New Vaccine and Masking Rules...'Very Difficult Task'

Catherine CarreraSep 20, 2021, 7:00pm EDT New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced a vaccine mandate for all daycare workers by Nov. 1. Some facilities say the mandate will make it more challenging to fill vacant positions. Youngrae Kim for Chalkbeat All child care center workers in New Jersey have five weeks to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face weekly testing after Nov. 1, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. In this latest executive order, Murphy also clarified the state’s masking rule, requiring all employees, visitors, students, and children 2 and up in child care centers to wear face masks indoors.... Read more →


More Confusion as New Jersey Changes High School Graduation Rules AGAIN!

On September 8, 2021, the NJ State Board of Education adopted new graduation rules. Save Our Schools NJ opposed these rules and has urged Governor Murphy and the NJ Legislature to end exit testing in high school for diplomas as most states have done. For now, students and families need to know what the new rules are. This year, state testing will resume and the graduation testing requirement is in effect. Students must satisfy this requirement to get a diploma. For Class of 2022, current high school seniors, the graduation exit test requirement is in effect. They are the last... Read more →


Getting The Better Of Bullying

Going to school doesn’t have to cause anxiety about bullying if parents, teachers, students and others work together to stop it. (NAPSI)—For many students, learning and school excitement can be stifled by caution and worry about bullying—but it can be alleviated. The Problem Children who are bullied or who bully others may have lasting difficulties. Bullies are more likely to drop out of school, engage in criminal behavior and have difficulty keeping steady jobs. Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety, low self-esteem and depression. Bystanders may feel powerless, fearful or guilty. The U.S. Department of Education defines bullying as unwanted,... Read more →


CDC Records Show Teachers Unions Gave Guidance to CDC Director on School COVID Restrictions

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it received 12 pages of *records showing the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and National Education Association (NEA) influencing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director and the White House with their own their own “embargoed vaccine research,” as well as school reopening policy. Additionally, the CDC Director states that she used the unions’ language in the CDC’s school reopening policy. Gloucestercitynews.net files The documents were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the CDC asking for: All emails exchanged between CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky and email... Read more →


Shannon Pettolina, of Gloucester City, age 56; Cold Springs School Employee, West Deptford HS Alum

On September 1, 2021. Age 56. Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of Jerry Pettolina. Loving mother of Brett and Christian Henning and Jerry, Andrew, Anthony and Daisey Pettolina. Cherished grandmom of Gatlin and Remi. Beloved sister of Tracy Nines, Kelly (Greg) Scardiglis and Francis (Chris) Devlin. Loving aunt of Dominque and Austin Iliescu, Jessica Nines and Alex and Chris Vann. Shannon was a graduate of West Deptford High School. She worked the last few years as a lunch and bus aide for Cold Springs School in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Friday, September 10th... Read more →


Philadelphia Opens New $80 Million Elementary School for 1,100 Students

‘All children deserve buildings like this one’: Dale MezzacappaSep 1, 2021 Bright colors abound in the courtyard of the new Northeast Community Propel Academy in the Northeast on Wednesday. Courtesy of Gilbane, Inc. Philadelphia unveiled Wednesday a new $80 million elementary school in a growing and diverse part of the city — the first since 2007 that is an entirely new school and not a replacement for an older building. Northeast Community Propel Academy, a kindergarten to eighth-grade school in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia, drew about 1,100 students from three crowded nearby elementary schools and one middle school,... Read more →


Philadelphia schools go virtual Friday...

After parents express frustration with weather notifications Dale MezzacappaSep 2, 2021/CHALKBEAT The Philadelphia school district’s handling of notifying parents of delays after Wednesday night’s storm has angered many in Philadelphia. The remnants of Hurricane Ida hit parts of the Northeast hard, with flooding in New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Spencer Platt / Getty Images Despite the havoc wreaked by the tail end of Hurricane Ida, Philadelphia’s school district opened Thursday, with notice of a two-hour delay for some schools that came so late some parents already had dropped off their children. On Friday, the district plans to go... Read more →


A Philadelphia Principal Explains How His School Staff Prepared For A Year Like No Other

Our school is facing devastating enrollment declines, COVID losses, and other trauma. We know our educators have an important role to play. Julio C. NuñezSep 3, 2021,/CHALKBEAT Students from Philip H. Sheridan Elementary School plant shrubs to beautify the playground during last spring’s hybrid learning. Courtesy of Julio C. Nuñez “Sofía is not returning,” reads a text from one of my teachers four days before the first day of school. Three months prior, in mid-June, one of our parents, a single mom, informed us that she was moving out of state. It would be the last day at Sheridan for... Read more →


Four-Year Federal Investigation Reveals Newark School District Failed to Educate English Learners

Chalkbeat reported in May the Newark school district, an Abbott District received $177 What the hell, the NJ taxpayers have plenty of money! (CNBNews graphic) million in federal stimulus monies. When combined with the $84 million in pandemic funds the district received $262 million in new federal aid or nearly $7300 extra per student. That figure doesn't include the funds it receives from state taxpayers for being a Abbott District. The funding is equivalent to about 25% of the district’s total budget — but unlike other revenue that must cover salaries and other fixed costs, the district has wide latitude... Read more →


Two Newark Children Dead Because of Gun Violence

Just days before school starts As shootings and gun deaths rise, leaders focus on violence prevention and trauma support. Patrick WallAug 31, 2021, /CHALKBEAT The pandemic has fueled an increase in gun violence across the country, including in Newark. Above, the site where a man was shot in New York City this July. Spencer Platt / Getty Images Khalif Harrington was set to begin his senior year at Newark’s West Side High School next week. Instead, the 17-year-old was gunned down Monday evening not far from his school and died shortly after. The shooting came just one day after an... Read more →


Joseph E. Guldin, III, of Gloucester City, Heavy Machine Operator, Teamster Local 676, GHS Alumnus

On August 31, 2021. Age 48. Of Gloucester City. Loving father of Gage J.A. Guldin. Longtime loving partner of Doris. Cherished son of Joseph E. Guldin, Jr. and the late Dorothy Guldin. Beloved brother of Christopher Guldin and Dorothy Gougolis (Christos). Loving uncle of Hailey Guldin, Devon Guldin, Jillianne Guldin and Michael Gougolis. Joe was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1992. He was employed for 29 years at Gloucester Terminal as a heavy machine operator and a longtime member of Teamsters Local 676. Joe was a train enthusiast and diehard fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and NJ... Read more →


125,000 Students Return to the Philadelphia School District

The district and its unions are also still working on the terms of a vaccine mandate for employees. Dale MezzacappaAug 31, 2021,/CHALKBEAT With Target bags in hand, fourth grade teacher Tim Anzelmo has his students in line for the first day of class at Samuel Powel Elementary School in University City. Johann Calhoun / Chalkbeat Students returned to school buildings Tuesday, many of them for the first time since March 2020, as the Philadelphia school district hopes for a full year of in-person learning, despite the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 surging through the city. Superintendent William Hite and... Read more →


Biden's Education's Department Investigating Five States Who Prohibit Indoor Masking

Today, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) opened directed investigations in five states exploring whether statewide prohibitions on universal indoor masking discriminate against students with disabilities who are at heightened risk for severe illness from COVID-19 by preventing them from safely accessing in-person education. WHO HAS CONTROL OF THE SCHOOLS? THE STATES OR THE WASHINGTON BUREAUGRATS? Related: When it Comes to Education, the Federal Government is in Charge of ... Um, What? "The Department has heard from parents from across the country – particularly parents of students with disabilities and with underlying medical conditions – about... Read more →


LEAP Academy University Charter School Educator Named Camden County Teacher of the Year

Sonia Chugh Teaches English as a Second Language at the Camden-based Charter School Sonia Chugh, (photo) an English as a second language (ESL) instructor at LEAP Academy University Charter School in Camden, has been recognized as Camden County Teacher of the Year, one of 21 teachers in New Jersey who were awarded this honor. Chugh, who holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Northern Iowa, brings 20 years of experience to her students and creates an environment in her classroom where students of all backgrounds and cultures feel comfortable and ready to learn. Chugh credits her award... Read more →


Page 14: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of... Read more →