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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 Rams offense has generated 6 total offensive touchdowns. Read more →

Obama Unilaterally Rewrites Law, Imposes Transgender Policy on Nation’s Schools

First published here on May 15, 2016 Ryan T. Anderson / @ryantand / May 13, 2016 All across America, parents, teachers and local school districts have been having conversations about how best to accommodate the privacy and safety concerns of transgender students while also addressing the privacy and safety concerns of other students. Solutions were found, such as the creation of new single-occupancy restrooms and changing facilities for transgender students while retaining girls’ and boys’ rooms for biological girls and boys. But activists attacked these commonsense compromise policies as “transphobic.” And now the Obama administration has said that a 1972 law settles all of these issues: Students are to be treated the same based on their “gender identity,” regardless of their sex. Obama’s departments of Justice and Education declared that “both federal agencies treat a student’s gender identity as the student’s sex for purposes of enforcing Title IX.” >>> For... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Thank The New Jersey State Board of Education For This High School Graduation Mess

The NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) is keeping complete statewide test results under wraps, but partial reports released to school districts show that just 39% of students who took the first ever administration of the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency PRESS RELEASE Assessment (NJGPA) last March passed the English Language Arts section, and just 50% passed the Math section. The low passing rates are a direct result of the State Board’s last-minute decision to raise the passing score on the new exam and reject a lower benchmark recommended by both the test vendor and the NJDOE’s own assessment officials. Only one thing is preventing a graduation crisis for this year’s senior class: legislators responded to the State Board’s action by suspending the exit exam requirement for the class of 2023 and directing the NJDOE to use the new exam as a “field test” only. Citing the “unique and pressing challenges” of... Read more →

2022 City Champions Lions

Thanksgiving Day brought beautiful weather, large crowds and the local Lions (9-3) a City Championship. The Lions pounded the Rams (5-5) in a game that saw more penalty flags on the field then players, 35-0. Early in the first quarter Lions #8 John Daily returned a Rams interception 47 yards for a quick touchdown. Then with time running out in the first half, Lions #2 receiver Leo Curran went 20 yards for a are fought TD. The Lions left the field at halftime leading 21 - 0. Then forced a running clock when they punched 14 more points in the 3rd quarter taking 35 point lead. (A running clock is when team takes a 35 point lead during the second half. Pictured #50 Kaleb Wright #3 Mason Widman Pictured John Daily Pictured Leo Curran Pictured Mason Jankowski Read more →

Five Hacks to Get Your Essay Done Quickly When You're Short on Time

What do you do when you’ve got to complete an essay within a day? You might panic a bit. You do not know how to get it done within a short period. You keep on wondering and waste more time. Don’t worry; there is a solution to every problem. Here are five tips to get your essay done quickly and on time. Organize And Plan ‘A goal without a plan is just a wish’. The saying goes true for writing an essay too. You won’t be able to finish your work if you have not planned. Writing an essay requires you to devote some time. Writing a five-page essay in one night is not easy. It requires you to research thoroughly, whether the topic is literature, arts or science. Don’t jump to work right away. Take time to chalk out a plan. Outline the essay. Organize the headlines properly. Research... Read more →

ProPublica Report:

1000s of schools fail to count homeless students

Hidden toll: Amy DiPierro, Corey Mitchell, Center for Public Integrity, Chalkbeat image courtesy of Nov 15, 5:00am EST This article was produced in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity, The Seattle Times, Street Sense Media and WAMU/DCist. For months, Beth Petersen paid acquaintances to take her son to school — money she sorely needed. They’d lost their apartment, her son bouncing between relatives and friends while she hotel-hopped. As hard as she tried to keep the 13-year-old at his school, they finally had to switch districts. Under federal law, Petersen’s son had a right to free transportation — and to remain in the school he attended at the time he lost permanent housing. But no one told Petersen that. “They should have been sending a bus for him. … He’s missed so much school I can’t believe it,” Petersen said. “And school is stability.” A Center for Public... Read more →

Idella Jane Disney Mackle of Audubon

February 4, 1927 - November 12, 2022 A lifelong resident of Audubon, NJ, Idella Jane passed away on November 12, 2022 at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of the late James J. Mackle. Loving mother of Laurie A. (Stephen) Fox (nee Mackle. Devoted grandmother of Stephen J. Fox and Rebecca M. Fox. Cherished daughter of the late Howard and Theodora Disney, Sr. Dear sister of the late Howard (Kay) Disney, Jr. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday, November 21, 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 820 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 12:00 Noon. Interment will be private for family at Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, NJ. Read more →

New Jersey Students Protest Cops in Schools

... call for more counselors, teachers Jessie Gomez, Chalkbeat Newark Nov 10, 6:14pm EST Students gathered in Elizabeth, New Jersey to march for more teachers, more counselors, and fewer police in school. Jessie Gomez / Chalkbeat Newark and Elizabeth Public School students used their day off on Thursday to demand fewer police and more mental health resources and school teachers. Make the Road New Jersey youth leaders gathered dozens of teens in Elizabeth to call for more resources for students in public schools and greater transparency in school policies. As they marched down Broad Street in Elizabeth and went to Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy to continue their rally, the students chanted: “Police in schools have got to go!” Breoghan Conchas Marquez, a senior at East Side High School in Newark, said “there are a lot of issues affecting Black and brown students” in cities like Newark and Elizabeth but mental... Read more →

Lions Defeat Bulldogs on Blocked Field Goal

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Trailing 13 - 7 early in the 4th quarter of the Central Jersey Group 2 Semi-Finals, the Lions blocked a 36-yard Field Goal attempt. Haddonfield (6-3) looking to take a 16 - 6 lead, had a field goal attempt blocked and returned by Lions Jaden Garris 65 yards giving the Lions (8-2) a 14 - 13 lead after the extra point by Chris Ruggeri and the eventual victory. The #3 Lions will host #4 seed Willingboro next Friday at home. Read more →

Christine Girtain, of Toms River HS, NJ Teacher of the Year

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education today announced that Christine Girtain, a Science Teacher and the Director of Authentic Science Research at Toms River High School North and South, has been named the 2022-2023 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year. Christine, a graduate of Toms River Schools herself, has been teaching science for 28 years, including Earth Science, Biology, and Authentic Science Research. The Authentic Science Research program at the Toms River Regional School District is a three-year elective program that allows students to pursue and conduct independent research on a specific science topic that interests them. As the director, she has guided student projects ranging from the effects of fruit seed extracts on bacteria, to bioengineering E. coli. Her students have connected with Penn State researchers to learn about microbes that may block the spread of the Dengue and Zika viruses, and they have been... Read more →

Gloucester Township School Receives National Blue Award for HS Achievement

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education announced that nine New Jersey schools earned the national Blue Ribbon award for high student achievement. The U.S. Department of Education announced the award's recipients, which recognizes schools for overall academic performance. “We are always glad to celebrate the success of our New Jersey schools and acknowledge their commitment to teaching and learning. New Jersey is one of the top states for education because our schools focus on improving the outcomes for all students,” said Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, Acting Commissioner of Education. “I applaud the nine newest Blue Ribbon Schools for their focus on students’ well-being and achievement.” National Blue Ribbon Schools are honored at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., where each receives a plaque and flag to signify its exemplary status. Details of the schools that received the Blue Ribbon designation are provided on the U.S. Department of... Read more →

Lions Surprise Eagles with 14-0 Win; Zearfoss Carries 36 Times for 180 Yards

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 29, 2022) (CNBNewsnet)-- Gloucester High School played West Deptford Friday night at home under the lights. The underdog Lions showed West Deptford that when you come into their "House" you will be in for the fight of your life. “We were picked to lose by almost everybody in the state of New Jersey,” Lions junior running back Jake Zearfoss said. “We kind of just let them know who we are. That was great.” Zearfoss carried 36 times for 180 yards and a touchdown Friday night as Gloucester defeated West Deptford, 14-0, in their Central Jersey Group 2 playoff game, according to the Courier Post. They gained 337 yards of offense and 18 first downs. The Lions opened the game with an eight-play, 80-yard march to Zearfoss's score, on a 5-yard run. He got loose for 45 on the game's third play to set up that score.... Read more →

Newark schools’ crossing guard shortage prompts search for solutions

Jessie Gomez, Chalkbeat Newark Oct 14, 11:50am EDT As the school day ends, students at McKinley Elementary School in Newark’s North Ward rush for the exit. Some get into relatives’ cars and head home while other students start their journey home by crossing nearby 7th Avenue with the help of one crossing guard. With cars zooming by on the busy street at around 2:30 p.m., older students hold hands with their younger siblings as they look both ways before crossing the street. The crossing guard on 7th Avenue holds up his hand, signaling drivers to stop, and lets children cross as he waves goodbye. The scene may look routine, but it’s not necessarily universal. Over the last couple of years, local advocates have repeatedly raised concerns about the safety of students walking to and from school. “We really need some help here because somebody is going to be killed,” said... Read more →

Schools Shutdown by COVID had Punishing Consequences for Millions of Student Across America

Nation’s report card: Massive drop in math scores slide in reading linked to COVID disruption Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat Oct 24, 12:01am EDT Two and a half years after the pandemic arrived, it’s clearer than ever that COVID’s disruption had punishing consequences for millions of students. Students in fourth and eighth grade saw unprecedented declines in math and significant dips in reading achievement between 2019 and 2022, according to the results of national exams given last school year and released Monday. The declines were broad-based — affecting students in every state and every region of the country. “The results point out and confirm that this is a pretty massive hit to student achievement in our country,” said Scott Marion, a testing expert and member of the board that oversees the tests. Other research has already shown that academic progress was derailed during this period. But the results from the closely watched... Read more →

Sally Ludwick, (nee Straub) age 85, of Gloucester City; Day Care Provider, Broadway School Lunch Aide

Sarah “Sally” Ludwick (nee Straub) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 11, 2022)--Sarah “Sally” Ludwick (nee Straub) of Gloucester City, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2022, at the age of 85 years. She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Robert Ludwick, and her loving children Robert F. Ludwick Jr. (Rayna) and Susan Cipriani (Christopher). She is predeceased by her brother Robert Straub (Lillian). Sally is also survived by her grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Gammie”, Jordan, Tatum, Taylor, Jamie, Jesse, Jenna, and Sophia. She also leaves behind four great-grandchildren, one on the way, and special friends Joseph and Maryann Knecht. Sally was a devoted Day Care provider for over 46 years, caring for many children in Gloucester City so their mothers could go to work. She was also a lunch aide at Broadway School for 20 years. Sally was a devoted wife, mother, Gammie, and friend, her family... Read more →

GCN ARCHIVES (1948-2005)Stiles Award Presented To Green & Campbell

EDITOR'S NOTE-(Gloucester City, NJ)(October 4, 2022)--The Cleary family owned the Gloucester City News, Inc. (GCN) for 57 years (1948 up until 2005). Over the next several weeks, we will post articles that appeared in the paper from that period on ClearysNoteBook (CNBNewsnet) ( The Internet became a reality in 1983. For many years, the Internet was mainly used by government groups and scientists, but in 1995, commercial Internet access started to be sold to consumers. As a result of our effort, the stories we will be publishing will now be available on the World Wide Web. If you have an obituary or a news article published in the Gloucester City News from the period mentioned that you would like to share with the world, send it to +++++ Stiles Award Presented To Green & Campbell (1st row) Anne, Michaeleen, Karen Stiles. (2nd row)Jim Goldschmidt, Bob Bevan, Mike Campbell, Shawn... Read more →

Gender Identity and Abortion Added to NJ's New Sex Education Standards

By Catherine Carrera CHALKBEAT In May the majority of state school board members and Acting Education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan defended a nearly two-year-old decision to include controversial topics, such as gender identity and abortion, in the state’s new sex education standards. The discussion on the 2020 revision of state learning standards for comprehensive health and physical education came up during the board’s virtual monthly meeting, a month after a social media post sparked a national firestorm of scrutiny from Republican elected officials. The post in early April from Republican state Sen. Holly Schepisi, who represents a cluster of affluent towns in northern Bergen County, led Gov. Phil Murphy to ask the state education department for clarity on age-appropriate guidelines. Four state school board members — Andrew Mulvihill, Jack Fornaro, Mary Beth Gazi, and Mary Beth Berry — voted against the revised sex education standards in 2020 and wrote a letter... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story:

Sex Ed in Gloucester City Schools

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet I see a lot of names I know on Facebook's Haddonfield United website. This week that site published an article about the State of New Jersey's school's sex education mandate. The state sent this mandate to NJ's approximately 600 school districts over the summer. Have you heard anything about this over the past few months? I'm retired now so I'm not so much involved in what is happening in our schools, so I might have missed this. Peyton at Gloucester High School (CNBNews photo) However, I find it hard to believe that I missed this, a topic on the news (some stations) every day. It is a major topic in my "little old ladies' Thursday night bingo games." If little old ladies know what is being taught, I think parents do to. But, just in case you missed it, here is what Governor Murphy wants your... Read more →

Kevin S. McQuaid, of Gloucester City, Marine Corp Veteran, GHS Alum

On September 26, 2022. Age 50. Of Gloucester City. Beloved son of Wilfred W. McQuaid, Jr. and the late Patricia E. McQuaid (nee Laughlin). Loving brother of Karen Greco (Nunzio) and the late Douglas McQuaid. Cherished uncle of Michael, Matthew, Kacie, Justin, Tyler, Ryan, Dylan, and Eric. Kevin was a graduate of Gloucester City High School. He went on to proudly serve our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. At his request, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation online at Please memo, Kevin S. McQuaid. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Kevin S. McQuaid. Funeral arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

Gloucester High Class of 1972 Celebrate 50th Reunion

UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS photos provided by Gary Devine GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 21, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Saturday, September 17, the Gloucester City High School Class of 1972 held their 50th Reunion at the Elizabeth Ballroom, Highland Boulevard. Five years ago, the 45th Class Reunion was paid for by classmate Gregg Teears of Gloucester City. Amazingly, the 50th reunion was also paid for by two other classmates. Jim McGlade of Washington D.C. paid for the bulk of the bill, and one other donor wanted to remain anonymous. The committee paid for the decorations, favors, door prizes, and extra desserts. Gary Devine donated two door prizes. A big Shout Out to Classmate Gale Stanley of the San Francisco Bay area came the furthest. Those on the GHS 1972 Reunion Committee are Kathy Erhmann Jackson, Gregg Teears, Ruthanne Greene, Joe Bocchicchio, Joan Stainker Reagan, Kevin Boulden, Joyce Underwood Calzonetti, and Debbie Lewis Wagner. The buffet... Read more →

Audubon upsets Unbeaten Gloucester

Winless Audubon upset the unbeaten Lions Saturday 29 - 23 at Narducci Field. The Loss was the first regular season loss for Gloucester in 2 years. The Green Wave trailed by as much as 20 in the game, but with under a minute remaining and down 23 - 21, Audubon QB Scott Lynch took his team 70 yards for the game winning 14 yard touchdown pass to Amauri Pimentel. Pictured Audubon Scott Lynch Qb Lynch completed 20 passes for 330 yards and 4 TD's with 3 going to wide receiver Pimentel. The Green Wave was turned back twice early in the game inside the Lions 5 yard line. Gloucester's Jake Zearfoss paced the Lion's with 3 First Half touchdown Pictured Jake Zearfoss Read more →

PDFNJ Seeking 4th Grade Students to Showcase Artistic Talents

in Statewide Fourth Grade Folder Contest PT. PLEASANT BEACH, NJ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) calls on creative fourth graders to test their artistic skills for its annual Fourth Grade Folder Contest for the 2022-2023 school year. Each year PDFNJ challenges fourth-grade students throughout New Jersey to create anti-drug artwork related to the theme “Fun Things to do Instead of Drugs”, with the winning artwork to be reproduced as a school folder distributed to classrooms throughout the state. Last year’s contest drew nearly 3,000 submissions, with 33 finalists selected and two grand prize winners chosen to have their artwork featured on the 40,000 folders. Allison Leinen of G. Harold Antrum Elementary School in Point Pleasant Beach was selected as a finalist in the competition. Justin’s Winning Artwork “The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s school-based programs like the Fourth Grade Folder Contest are an effective way... Read more →

How to Create Your First Career Plan

Career planning is something most professionals can benefit from, yet many of us don’t spend enough time thinking about our future and what we might like to accomplish from a professional perspective. Before you started college or finished your education for the first time, you might have dreamed of a specific job you wanted to get one day in the future. However, as time has passed by, there’s a good chance your priorities and values have changed. Not to mention, the job market itself is evolving at an incredible rate, with new opportunities emerging all the time. If you’ve never taken the time to create a fully comprehensive career plan to guide you through your professional life, here’s how you can get started. Assess Your Options The first step in building an effective career plan is looking at the kind of options that might be available to you. The good... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: A Look At Local School Districts

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--I was recently asked how Gloucester City School District compares to other districts in the area. The first district I chose was Woodbury, thinking its demographics would be similar to our own. Once I digest the overall information, I will be able to go into a comparison of specific schools and grades. Gloucester City's popular, 11,248, is slightly higher than Woodbury's at 9,861. The median household income is a little higher in Gloucester City, $59,394, while Woodbury's is $55,226. However, Woodbury has a 67 more households than we do. Even though Woodbury has four schools to our three, they have 628 fewer students than we. Gloucester City has 2,258 to Woodbury's 1,630. It is surprising that one out of three students in Woodbury lives in an apartment, whereas in Gloucester City, it is one out of four. Since Gloucester City has only one... Read more →

Kutztown University 2022 Football Roster Includes Steve Burkhardt, of Gloucester City

KUTZTOWN, PA (09/01/2022)-- Kutztown University has announced that 105 student-athletes will represent its football team for the 2022 season. Steve Burkhardt/Freshman Gloucester High School Alum Read the full season preview here. Following the most successful season in program history, Kutztown University football is ready for an encore performance in 2022. It was a banner year for the Maroon and Gold in 2021, winning 11 games for the second consecutive season, capturing the program's second PSAC championship, and advancing to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. A bitter ending one play shy of the national semifinals undoubtedly fuels Kutztown's appetite heading into a new campaign. It has been a steady uphill climb for Kutztown under head coach Jim Clements, who arrived on campus in 2014. The two-time reigning AFCA Region 1 and PSAC East Coach of the Year guided the Golden Bears to winning records in each of his previous seven seasons... Read more →

Gloucester City Public School District CCD Information; Cost to Educate Each Student, $23,528 (Fiscal Data 2018-19)

District Directory Information (2021-2022 school year) Modify Search Data Notes/Grant IDs Help District Name: Gloucester City Public School District schools for this district NCES District ID: 3406000 State District ID: NJ-071770 Mailing Address: 1300 Market Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Physical Address: 1300 Market Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Phone: (856)456-7000 Type: Local school district Status: Open Total Schools: 3 Supervisory Union #: † Grade Span: (grades PK - 12) PK KG 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Website: District Demographics: School District Demographic Dashboard District Details (2020-2021 school year; Fiscal data from 2018-2019) Characteristics Show Less County: Camden County County ID: 34007 Locale: Suburb: Large (21) Total Students: 2,258 Classroom Teachers (FTE): 172.80 Student/Teacher Ratio: 13.07 Staff Teachers (FTE) Total: 172.80 Prekindergarten: 19.00 Kindergarten: 7.00 Elementary: 70.00 Secondary: 40.00 Ungraded: 36.80 Total Staff (FTE): 430.80 Other Staff (FTE) Total: 258.00 Instructional Aides:... Read more →

Christine McKenna Memorial Golf Outing Sept 24

Click Here or on Image to View Chris McKenna Golf Flier Christine McKenna Memorial Golf Outing Saturday September 24, 2022 1pm sign in – 2pm tee off Valleybrook Country Club; 200 Golfview Dr Blackwood NJ 08012 For more info please email Chris passed away in March of 2018 after a tough battle with breast cancer. She was a committed Catholic and a devoted member of Gloucester Catholic family for over 12 years. During that time, she took on numerous roles including teacher, librarian, yearbook moderator, forensic coach, as well as a myriad of other tasks. Chris also enjoyed volunteering her 􀆟me as a catechist for the St. John of God Faith Formation Program and playing music at church services. This scholarship program was started as a way to memorialize her life and to continue her commitment to serving. Proceeds from the event benefit scholarships for students wishing to attend... Read more →

New Jersey Spending $6.5 Million to Keep Schools Safe

How New Jersey and Newark plan to beef up school security this academic year The Newark Public Schools district plans to increase efforts to keep students and staff safe by implementing a new student identification system this school year and hiring more security guards. To keep students safe, New Jersey will direct $6.5 million to have school districts digitize building maps for use in emergency situations and Newark plans to hire more security guards, launch a new student identification system, and use updated software to track incidents. The state and local efforts to ramp up school security come months after a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 students and two teachers dead. Districts nationwide have invested significant portions of their budgets and federal relief funds to upgrade school security measures in the months prior to and following the massacre, as school shootings hit a 20-year high in the... Read more →

Former Gloucester City K-9 Handler Michael Calzonetti named School Resource Officer

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 24, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Police Department released the following prepared statement today pertaining to the appointment of a school resource officer to the Gloucester City Middle School. Officer Calzonetti and K-9 Blitz (retired) We are pleased to announce that the Gloucester City Police Department and the Gloucester City School District have agreed to assign a school resource officer to the Gloucester City Middle School. Chief Brian Morrell and Superintendent Sean Gorman selected Officer Michael Calzonetti as the school resource officer. Officer Calzonetti has been with the Gloucester City Police Department for 8 years. He was previously assigned as a patrol officer and a K-9 handler. He is actively engaged with the youth of the community. Prior to his career as a police officer, he was a teacher’s aide at the Alice Costello Elementary School in Brooklawn, and he earned a Teaching Certificate from Rutgers University Alternate... Read more →

GHS Orientation for Freshmen and Transfer Students August 31 at 1 PM

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)-- The orientation for freshmen and new transfer students at Gloucester City High School will be on Wednesday, August 31st, at 1 pm. Students should enter through the school's main doors. The event will conclude by 2 pm. There will also be a final orientation for parents of freshmen and new students at 7 pm that evening (August 31). on 8/31. Read more →

Gloucester City Board of Education Repairing/Building Athletic Fields; Seeking Sealed Bids

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SEALED BIDS FOR: SPORTS FIELDS RESTORATIONS AND ALTERATIONS AT THE GLOUCESTER CITY HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED AT 1300 MARKET STREET, GLOUCESTER CITY, NEW JERSEY 08030. Will be received no later than 10:00 AM prevailing time, on Thursday, 08 September 2022 in the Board Offices located in the Gloucester City High School; 1300 Market Street, Gloucester City, New Jersey 08030. THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (SDA) PROJECT Prime Bidders must be pre-qualified by the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, Department of Property and Management Construction, prior to the date that bids are received. PUBLIC NOTICE Any bids submitted under the terms of New Jersey Statutes not including a copy of a valid and active Prequalified/Classification Certificate and New Jersey Department of Labor Contractor Registration Certificate may be rejected as being non-responsive to bid requirements. The following DPMC-Classified Trade(s) and License(s) may be required by... Read more →

Teachers Told to Restrict Lessons on Racism, Sexism, Etc.

Alexandre da Veiga for Chalkbeat Soon after a wave of states moved to restrict lessons on topics like racism and sexism, reports of stifled classroom discussions began to surface. But it was unclear just how common that experience was until now. In a new nationally representative survey, 1 in 4 teachers said they were told by school or district leaders to limit their classroom conversations about political and social issues. A higher share of teachers, nearly 1 in 3, said they’d gotten those orders while working in a state with an official restriction on teaching about racism, sexism, or other contentious topics. But teachers in states without official policies also felt that pressure: Just over 1 in 5 said they’d been told to limit their classroom discussions, too. The survey, released on Wednesday by the RAND Corporation, represents one of the best summations to date of how early efforts to... Read more →

When School Begins Will Your Child Have Mental Health Problems?

On Our Sleeves® Survey Reveals Most Parents Believe Their Children Will Have Mental Health-Related Challenges Going Back to School Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio (August 8, 2022) — Every new school year comes with its own set of emotions – from worry to excitement – for kids. After years of a global pandemic, safety concerns and other stresses of today, we have to prioritize checking in with children to understand what they are thinking and feeling. A new national survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of On Our Sleeves, the movement for children’s mental health, finds that 79% of parents with a school-age child believe their children will have challenges going back to school this fall. The top three factors identified by parents of school-age children that will make going back to school this fall challenging for their children include safety concerns (44%), bullying (33%) and ongoing challenges... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Says Thank You to Gaudreau Golf Tournament Sponsors and Players; Tourney Winners Listed

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 7, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester Catholic congratulates all tournament winners during the 6th Annual Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament at Blue Heron Pines on July 29th. We would also like to thank all tournament sponsors for supporting tuition assistance for Gloucester Catholic students. To view all tournament photos, see: TOURNAMENT WINNERS Top Foursome: Matthew Fitzgerald, Cameron Fitzgerald, Paul Blais, Kevin Bishop Closet to Pin: John Gaudreau Longest Drive: Joe Malcarney Straightest Drive: Titus Cooke TOURNAMENT SPONSOR ¨ CDM Electronics MVP SPONSOR ¨ In Memory of Joseph Keller BLUE JACKET HOLE SPONSORS ¨ Sports Management ¨ John Gaudreau - John Gaudreau Family ¨ Fairville Management Company ¨ CLM Advisors CIGAR BAR SPONSOR John & Janice Colman ALL-STAR SPONSORS ¨ Fairville Management Company ¨ Republic Bank ¨ Jim Colman ¨ Anne Barron ¨ Tom and Mary Iacavone ¨ Tom and Rebecca Iacavone ¨ Tom Heim Esq. '63 ¨ Risse Brothers... Read more →

THE STORY INSIDE THE STORY: American Reading Levels

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet I usually listen to talk radio as other channels just don't appeal to me anymore. Tonight, July 9, 2022 the topic was America's educational system and the cause/effects of our adult reading levels. CNBNews graphic file The original statement came from the United States Department of Education. According to them, of the population 16 - 74 years of age, only 54% can read on a 6th grade level or above. If true, that is frightening. The same report listed the top 10 countries ranked for their reading ability. America came in 7th though I have to admit I was surprised we came in the top 10 at all. Ahead of us were Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. That was another surprise to me. I pondered this with two other teachers. Having taught English as a Second Language I feel a large part of our low... Read more →

*Chiefs Basketball Camp Open to Boys/Girls Entering Grades 3-11; Run By Head Coach Eric Cassidy

Chiefs Basketball Camp Who: Boys and Girls entering grades 3-11 Cost: $185 per player per week. Where: Memorial Field basketball courts Marlton NJ When: JULY 25 THROUGH JULY 28 FROM 8 AM -11:30 AM Sign up Link Chiefs Basketball Camp is run by Cherokee Chief Head Coach Eric Cassidy. Coach Cassidy has 14 years of Head Coaching experience. During his 14 years, he has over 250 wins, 5 conference titles, 4 final appearances, and 1 South Jersey Championship. Chiefs Basketball Camp is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of basketball under the guidance of an experienced coaching staff. This camp offers an opportunity for all athletes, regardless of age or ability level, to participate in an exciting week of basketball training and game participation. Age and skill levels will be separated into appropriate groups. Drills will be designed to improve passing, dribbling, footwork, shooting, rebounding, and... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The Numbers Don't Lie (Part 2)

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor CNBNews graphic files RELATED: THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The Numbers Don't Lie GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 4, 2022)(CNBNews)--I recently used the US News' evaluation of the nation's high schools to see if I could prove or disprove Newsweek's conclusion that Gloucester City High School (state ranking 183) is the second-best high school in the county. I came up with similar, but not identical, results. Here I found - US News' scoring was calculated primarily on subjective, liberal criteria.: 30% College readiness 20% State assessment proficiency 20% State Assessment compared with other US News expectations given the proportion of Blacks, Hispanics and Low-Income students 10% Underserved students' performance (scores on state assessments only for Black, Hispanic, and Low-Income students 10% College Curriculum Breath - 12th students who earned a qualifying score on Advanced Placement in multiple areas 10% Graduation rates Where Gloucester City High... Read more →

Newark school board approves changes to attendance, discipline, graduation

By Catherine Carrera The Newark Board of Education approved updates to several policies Tuesday that will, among other changes, modify the way absences are tracked and suspensions are imposed. Certain rules embedded in the old policies contributed to an unclear number of retentions and suspensions. For example, a clause in the previous attendance policy would keep a student in the same grade due to chronic absenteeism without considering the cause of the absences. New language in the policies aims to keep students in school and on track, Superintendent Roger León said. The updated attendance policy and guidance will give attendance monitors and teachers codes to mark if an absence is due to trauma, crisis, bereavement, or health conditions, or if a tardy is because of bus and public transportation issues. Absences can also be due to out-of-school suspensions, and so, board member A’Dorian Murray-Thomas, pushed on Tuesday to amend the... Read more →

Bridgeway to Deliver Critical Mental Health Crisis Response Services to Schools

UNION, N.J., June 22, 2022 – Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services, formerly Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, northern New Jersey’s leading mental health services organization, will deliver critical school-based mental health care to children and families in Somerset County and Union County schools. These services are supported through federal funding for Outpatient Counseling Services in Union County, and funding from Somerset County for school-based services. Bridgeway will also provide training and support to school personnel. Seven out of 10 public schools reported increases in children seeking mental health services since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the Institute of Education Sciences. The survey also noted that three-fourths of school faculty and staff have concerns about depression, anxiety, and trauma in students since the start of the pandemic, yet only about half said they could provide needed services. “The Bridgeway services will provide clinically-based crisis response to students, their... Read more →

The Gloucester City Board of Education is Requiring Updated Proof of Residency for Certain Grades

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 23, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Parents of children who transition between the district's schools (from 3rd to 4th grade and from 8th to 9th grade) must submit proof of residency. Further explanation of the new rule along with the items that will be accepted as proof are listed in the letter below. The notice was released five days ago, on June 17, 2022, by School Superintendent/High School Principal Sean Gorman. Read more →


CNBNews photo GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(June 19, 2022)--On our walk today Peyton discovered a baby walker behind the Cold Springs Preschool in Gloucester City. It looked brand new. Just to make sure there was no baby I circled the school several times. Seriously, why would anyone leave a baby walker in that location? Read more →

SAY IT ISN'T SO: Tens of millions of Pennsylvania school dollars 'unauditable'

By Anthony Hennen | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Recent state audits have called attention to some Pennsylvania school districts’ lackadaisical controls that have made auditing how tens of millions of dollars were spent impossible. The audits do not suggest any illegal activity, but poor compliance measures can hide how taxpayer dollars are being wasted or improperly spent. YOUR MONEY !!!! A May performance audit of Allentown City School District reported $8.5 million in transportation reimbursements that were “unauditable” over a four-year period. “Allentown City School District (District) did not implement an adequate internal control system over the input, calculation, and reporting of regular transportation data,” the report noted. The reimbursements cover transportation costs based on the number of students, the number of days vehicles were used, and the number of miles that vehicles are used with and without students. For Allentown, the district reported student numbers rose... Read more →

Boys and Girls Interested in Playing Basketball, Register Today for The Chiefs Basketball Camp (for Grades 3-11)

Chiefs Basketball Camp Who: Boys and Girls entering grades 3-11 Cost: $185 per player per week. Where: Memorial Field basketball courts Marlton NJ When: Week 1 6/27-6/3 8am-11:30am Week 2 7/25-7/28 8am -11:30am Sign up Link Chiefs Basketball Camp is run by Cherokee Chief Head Coach Eric Cassidy. Coach Cassidy has 14 years of Head Coaching experience. During his 14 years, he has over 250 wins, 5 conference titles, 4 final appearances, and 1 South Jersey Championship. Chiefs Basketball Camp is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of basketball under the guidance of an experienced coaching staff. This camp offers an opportunity for all athletes, regardless of age or ability level, to participate in an exciting week of basketball training and game participation. Age and skill levels will be separated into appropriate groups. Drills will be designed to improve passing, dribbling, footwork, shooting, rebounding, and defense.... Read more →

*GCHS Johnny Gaudreau Golf Tournament July 29

6th Annual Johnny Gaudreau Golf Tournament Set for July 29 at Blue Heron Pines: Golf Registrations & Sponsorships Available!! About The Gaudreau Golf Tournament The Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament will provide families with financial need the opportunity to give their sons and daughters a Gloucester Catholic education. All proceeds directly fund scholarships and tuition assistance. Sponsorship and Golf Registration If you are interested in donating a sponsorship, please indicate the level of your donation below by filling in the sponsorship box. The levels of sponsorship are listed below. If you are registering to golf in the tournament, or you receive spots in the tournament due to the purchase of a sponsorship, please list the names of your participants on the form below. Sponsorship Levels (Check One) $10,000.00 (Tournament Sponsor, includes Two Foursomes, prominent signage at event and on website) $5,000.00 (MVP Corporate Sponsor includes One Foursome and prominent signage... Read more →

How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Studing

Students often feel procrastination in college. The reason for that is that they have a lot of homework, and can’t manage their time as they want. They can’t walk with their friends or watch their favorite movies. They should write papers or do complicated assignments in the evening. All this can cause sadness and procrastination in students, especially before the exams. At the same time, struggling against this feeling is crucial to getting a degree and being successful. To cope with the problem, some students order essays cheap in online services. Such custom companies help students with written assignments. So, they provide more free time for them to walk or do what they need. But there is always a way to overcome procrastination yourself. To do this, look at some helpful tips:716 Manage your time on the schedule A way to get time for everything is by creating a schedule.... Read more →

Memorial Day, A Time To Honor The Fallen Heroes In Gloucester City And In Every Community Throughout Our Nation

Gloucester High School War Memorial (CNBNewsnet photo credit) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester High School has erected a wonderful tribute to honor those residents who died for our country. The beautiful war memorial is placed near the entrance to the school, Market Street and Crescent Blvd. The names of the residents who fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the War on Terrorism are inscribed on a bronze plaque. Insignias of each of the branches of the service are engraved at the bottom of the plaque. Statues depicting service members are placed so many feet apart around the outside of the site. Memorial Day is a day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Thanks to the Phil Cohen website we were able to include details about how these individuals died along with information... Read more →

*CASSIDY’S MEMORIAL DAY Baseball Clinic May 30th

Location: Brooklawn, NJ Address: Pershing Rd , Brooklawn, NJ 08030 Phone: 8563044632 Dates: 05/30/22 - 05/30/22 Ages: U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 Contact: Joshua M Cassidy - Please do not contact (spam) Joshua M Cassidy for reasons other than the purpose of the listing. Cassidy’s Baseball clinic is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of baseball under the guidance of an experienced coaching staff. This 4-hour clinic offers an opportunity for all athletes, regardless of ability level, to participate in an exciting clinic of baseball training and game simulation. Age and skill levels will be separated into appropriate groups. Drills will be designed to improve hands, footwork, hitting and throwing. Over the course of the clinic, players self-confidence will grow along with their skills and overall appreciation of the game. Our goal is to provide a positive and fun learning environment for players to improve their overall... Read more →

GCHS v GHS Alumni Softball Game Tonight at 6 PM at Johnson Blvd LL Field



Thank You to Gloucester City's Board of Education

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 19, 2022)--I don't try to hide my disappointment in America's public education and never will apologize for wanting today's kids to have the high quality of education we had decades ago. That being said, I also try to be fair and congratulate those who make changes in the right direction. This week I read that "trades" will be CNBNews graphic file reintroduced to Gloucester City schools. A sincere thank you to those who made this happen. I read so many Facebook posts from the boys of the 1960s discussing their woodshop or metal shop adventures and telling what they made. Girls took sewing and cooking classes. Because I took sewing classes I made all my own clothes through high school and college plus bridesmaid's dresses and more. There is so much value to these classes. We learned how to make something. We... Read more →

*GCHS Pub and Grub Saturday, May 21

Gloucester Catholic's (GCHS) annual Rams Pub and Grub will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Patrick Peyton Athletic Complex in Sewell, NJ, from 2 pm to 8 pm. Join us for a day of food, fun and family! There will be a number of food trucks, activities, entertainment and much more! See details below! Read more →

GREAT SCHOOLS: Plantation Tours AND U.S. Slavery A Good Teaching Tool As Long As The Lessons are Honest

Amy Potter & Derek H. Alderman GREAT SCHOOLS (This story is adapted from an article that originally appeared in The Conversation on March 15, 2022, by Amy Potter, Associate Professor of Geography at Georgia Southern University, and Derek H. Alderman, Professor of Geography at the University of Tennessee.) Whether they know it or not, kids have recently become the eye of the storm for an adult culture war over how we understand race in our country. State legislatures across the U.S. are cracking down on discussions of race and racism in the classroom. School boards are attempting to ban books that deal with difficult histories. Lawmakers are targeting initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. Despite such efforts to stifle how we teach the history of slavery in the U.S. and its effects, we see a potential venue for fruitful discussions that we believe to be an... Read more →