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RBR AWARDS LETTERS TO ACADEMIC STARS

officialacademicvarsitylettersofficialPress release from Red Bank Regional High School

At its February board meeting, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Board of Education honored its highest achieving academic stars with their very own Varsity Letter. The tradition began many years ago when the school district sought to encourage and honor academic excellence the same way it honors its top athletic achievements, with a varsity letter. In order to earn an Academic Varsity Letter, students must maintain a straight A in every marking period of the preceding year (September of 2014 through June of 2015 in this case).

According to Red Bank Regional High School Guidance Director Dawn Kaszuba,The overall GPA average for this group was 98.04. They are not content to get the 90, but rather strive to achieve their very best…in many ways.

“In addition to being great students, these kids are also peer tutors, athletes and overall well-rounded and committed members of the RBR community.”

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RBR MAKES COLLEGE BOARD HONOR ROLL

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As detailed in the sixth annual AP (Advanced Placement) District Honor Roll, Red Bank Regional High School was named as one of only 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada honored by the College Board for increasing access to AP course work, while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

Reaching these goals indicates that a district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. To be included on the Honor Roll, RBR had to increase the number of students participating in AP, while also increasing or maintaining the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher since 2013.

Red Bank Regional was one of only 36 schools in New Jersey that earned this distinction, and one of two high schools in Monmouth County, the other being Manasquan School District.

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LITTLE SILVER: RBR HONORS TOP SCHOLARS

commendedscholarswebRed Bank Regional Principal Risa Clay (left) and RBR Guidance Director Dawn Kaszuba are pictured with three scholars recently honored by the Board of Ed: seniors Ariel Balaban, Cassie Jain and Nicole Povey (not pictured are commended scholars Niki Buechel and Kyla Robinson). 

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At its board meeting on January 28, the Red Bank Regional Board of Education honored several Red Bank Regional High School seniors who were named National Merit Commended Scholars, based on the students’ performance on the 2013 Preliminary Sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test.

Commended were Ariel Balaban and Niki Buechel (both of Little Silver), as well as Mary Cassandra (Cassie) Jain of Red Bank, and Nicole Povey of Shrewsbury, all of whom represented the top 5 percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013-2014 competition.

Another Shrewsbury student, Kyla Robinson, was named a National Achievement Scholar. That program, established in 1962, recognizes the top scoring African American students on the same test. It honors the top 3 percent of the more than 160,000 students who entered the 2015 National Achievement Program.

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COUNSELORS HONOR STUDENT HEROES AT BCC

DawnandandSarahRed Bank Regional student Sarah Vates (left) accepted a Caring Award from RBR guidance counselor Dawn Kaszuba at a March 20 event sponsored by the Monmouth County Guidance Director’s Association. The senior from Holmdel won the award for her work in spearheading Cinderella’s Closet, a nonprofit that provides prom clothes for teens from low income households. 

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Red Bank Regional High School’s Guidance Director Dawn Kaszuba and her peers look forward each year to a special event held at Brookdale Community College. As President of the Monmouth County Guidance Director’s Association (MCGDA), she has the pleasure of honoring the community service stars in Monmouth County’s high schools. Thirty-four students were so honored on March 20, where a video in their own words signified why each student was selected to receive the MCGDA Caring Award.

The recipients were each chosen by the Guidance Directors in their respective high schools. Kaszuba, who also serves as President of the Monmouth County Guidance Director’s Association, which sponsors the Caring Award, was pleased to present the honor to RBR student Sarah Vates. The senior from Holmdel won the award for her work with Cinderella’s Closet, a charity that provides teenagers with affordable clothing and accessories to attend prom.

Sarah has spearheaded Cinderella’s Closet for several years. Its mission is to bring affordable prom clothes to those who might otherwise not be able to participate in this high school milestone event. She stated in her video, “What makes this activity so special is the look on the girl’s face when she finds that perfect prom dress, or the swagger of the young man when he finds that perfect suit.”

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RBR RECOGNIZES ITS COMMENDED SCHOLARS

RBR scholarsNational Merit Scholars Leah Roberts (Little Silver), Sara Halloran (Red Bank), Sofia Dadap (Red Bank) and Halle Butler (Little Silver) are pictured with (back row) RBR Guidance Supervisor Dawn Kaszuba, and (end) RBR Principal Risa Clay.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Recently, the Red Bank Regional Board of Education recently honored Halle Butler and Leah Roberts, both of Little Silver, and Sofia Dadap and Sara Halloran, both of Red Bank, for being named National Merit Commended Scholars. These awards are based on the students’ performance on the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test. The National Merit Scholars represent the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2012-2013 competition.

RBR Guidance Supervisor Dawn Kaszuba states of the students’ accomplishment, “This distinction is a testament to the commitment to excellence and hard work of these four young ladies. Interestingly, this year’s commended scholars are all a part of the VPA (Visual & Performing Arts Academy) program.”

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LETTERS FOR RBR’S ACADEMIC ATHLETES

RBR acad athletesRBR celebrates its Academic Athletes, who earned a coveted Varsity letter for achieving an A in every subject from the preceding year. RBR awards these letters in the traditional of how schools celebrate athletic excellence.

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Brain muscle and hard work earns Red Bank Regional High School’s top academic achievers their very own varsity letter to sew on a varsity jacket.  The tradition began many years ago, when the school district sought to encourage and honor academic excellence the same way it honors its top athletic achievements — with a varsity letter.

At a recent Board meeting, RBR Guidance Supervisor, Dawn Kazsuba told a packed audience of proud parents, “In order to earn an Academic Varsity letter, students must maintain a straight A in every marking period of the preceding year. Any one of these students will tell you that is not an easy task. It requires hours and hours of study, preparation and dedication.”

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A SEASON OF SERVICE FOR RBR TEENS, STAFF

LunchbreakRed Bank Regional students delivered dozens of home-made cookies to Lunch Break to sweeten their holiday meals. Pictured (left to right) are: RBR culinary club students Paolo Repetto, Union Beach; Brady Kirman, Sydney Kutzin, Little Silver; and Derrick Bradley, Shrewsbury. Joining them for the photo are Lunchbreak chef Tyrone Burr, volunteer Kina Mwanza and RBR Culinary teacher and Chef Pete Roskowinski.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Last year, the Red Bank Regional School Community as most of the shore area, was totally immersed in helping its own members have a bit of a happy holiday season while they weathered the destructive consequences of Superstorm Sandy. This year, the generosity for their struggling neighbors continues with an outreach to many other charities.

RBR continues to help its own by reprising the Holiday Giving Tree, which was originally established last year to benefit RBR’s families most affected by Sandy.  This year it helps all RBR families that could most benefit from the community’s generosity for the holidays. Patrons pick a hand-made ornament on the tree which designates a gift card that families have indicated they could most use.  The tree was a collaborative effort by the RBR Guidance Department, Media Center, The Source and Administration.

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