National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $100,000 to the nonprofit Count Basie Theatre for its mindALIGNED collective impact initiative. Read More
According to vice principal J.T. Pierson, a new group of 20 students will be out every 15 minutes during the school day. (Photo by J.T. Pierson. Click to enlarge.)
(Press release from the Red Bank Charter Schoo)
Red Bank Charter School (RBCS), a high-achieving, racially and ethnically integrated, tuition-free preK-8 public school, has announced that the deadline for Red Bank families to submit an application for the 2018-19 school year is 4 p.m. on January 10, 2018.
By JOHN T. WARD
Beginning January 1, Red Bank 911 calls for on-scene emergency medical care will be answered by a different ambulance service.
RBR students Stacy Osorio, on the phone above, making pre-Christmas calls with Stacey Tepoz from Santa’s workshop (borough hall) earlier this month. Below, Heather O’Donnell cracks up after calling a wrong number with Emily Maier. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
Press release from Red Bank Regional High:
Little Silver: A big part of the Christmas season for little girls and boys is visiting Santa Claus and reciting him their Christmas wish list. That is not always possible for some boys and girls in the Red Bank community, especially those whose families do not own or drive cars and can’t take them to visit the local mall, where Santa usually sets up shop. So nine years ago, community leader David Prown, assisted by his good friend Enrico Ciabattoni, facilitated a special communication with Santa Claus and those kids in Red Bank he might have missed.
Sporting neckties that many of them learned to tie just an hour earlier, the members of the Red Bank Middle School boys’ soccer team appeared at the borough council meeting Wednesday night, when they were lauded for a second consecutive undefeated season.
For Thanksgiving 2017, redbankgreen‘s All Good page is loaded up with fresh news about kids, charities, volunteers, teachers, philanthropy and more on the Greater Red Bank Green.
Take a moment to scroll through the dozen or so newest posts, or do an even deeper dive into the All Good archive. Seeing all the good work that goes on around here may inspire others to chip in. But if nothing else, we’re hoping it gives readers additional reasons to be thankful for their neighbors, and a little more hopeful about the future.
Happy Thanksgiving to all, and thank you for reading redbankgreen.
“Giving Tuesday,” founded in 2012 by New York City’s 92nd St. YMCA and the United Nations Foundation, was originally a “response to commercialism and consumerism” during the holiday season. It has since turned into an international day of giving.
Next Tuesday, Nov. 28, the nonprofit Count Basie Theatre will join forces with 94.3 The Point and The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation for a day-long, live broadcast from the Basie to raise funds for the Veterans Tickets Foundation, or Vet Tix.
Press release from Ranney School
On Wednesday, November 8, Ranney School dedicated the Virdi Science Lab, a state-of-the-art learning environment that embodies the school’s commitment to fostering innovation and experiential learning in the classroom.
Press release from Red Bank Regional High
For years, the Red Bank Regional School district through its educational, and then BUC Backers Foundation has inducted alumni into its Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. This year, however, a separate and distinct Hall of Fame was established exclusive to its Athletes.
Press release from Rumson School District
Google has recently introduced a new pioneer program titled Google Expeditions AR. Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, providing a 3D image for which the student may examine and study.
The Deane-Porter Elementary School STEM teachers, Liz Waters and Mark Panas, recently formed a partnership with the Google Expeditions AR pilot program to help bring this opportunity to Rumson, New Jersey.
Press release from HABcore
On Friday, October 6, over 150 guests attended the HABcore Home Sweet Home Gala held at the beautiful Navesink Country Club in Middletown. HABcore is proud to announce they raised $55,000 at the gala for the services HABcore provides each day to residents in their expanding programs.
Vocal majors who won placements in the Doris Lenz Musical Festival are, left to right: Catherine Creed, Jack Faccone-Stockwell, Jael Cross (all Red Bank), Claire Taylor, Little Silver; Sara Zerilli, Millstone; and Maddie Staudt, Neptune City.
Press release from Red Bank Regional High
On October 7, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) was proud to host the this year’s NJ Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing’s (NATS) Doris Lenz Festival for High School Singers. RBR Visual & Performing Art Academy (VPA) students had the largest number of participants competing among the top high school voices throughout New Jersey.
Additionally, a remarkable seven RBR students placed in the competitions.
RBR took four top positions in the Women’s Classical Lower Division with Sarah Zerilli, Millstone, Maddie Stout, Neptune City, Claire Taylor, Little Silver, and Catherine Cree, Red Bank taking first, second, third and fifth place, respectively. Claire Taylor additionally placed third in the Women’s Musical Theatre Lower Division. Jack Faccone-Stockwell, Red Bank, took second place in the Men’s Musical Theatre Upper Division; and Jael Cross, Red Bank, took Third Place in the Women’s Classical Upper Division. (Divisions are divided by age.)
Press release from Dance for Kindness
Over 200 dancers took to the streets of Red Bank on November 12th to promote kindness during World Kindness Week, uniting with over 120 cities, 50 countries and 15,000 participants.
Mitzvah day participants adorned blankets for special recipients from infants to the elderly thorugh Jewish and Family Services. James Sabo of Matawan, below, was one of many volunteers who donated blood.
Press release from the Monmouth Reform Temple
Premature babies born at Riverview Medical Center will have cozy homemade knit caps to wear, thanks to a set of volunteers who knitted them during the annual Mitzvah Day held at Monmouth Reform Temple (MRT), Tinton Falls, on Sunday October 29.
Mitzvah Day is a day to “make a difference” in the community, says Rabbi Marc Kline. “The work of Mitzvah Day is not a one and done set of projects. Our congregation is committed to many projects of Tikkun Olam (healing the world) throughout the year.
Press release from the Rumson School District
“True change requires a focus on creating a school culture that supports academic, social, emotional, and character development of children.” Maurice Elias
The Rumson School Guidance Department has established 10 Pillars of Character as the theme-based initiative for the 2017-2018 School Year to guide good choices for our students.
Classrooms at Red Bank Charter School were transformed into disaster zones as students immersed themselves in a learning experience that combined performance art with history, culture, science and cuisine as part of the school’s annual International Day.
The student scholars, from left to right: Samuel Zatorski, Red Bank; Victoria Lloyd, Little Silver; Harry Jain, Red Bank; Willow Martin, Little Silver and Stephen (Ford) Zacks, Red Bank.
Press release from Red Bank Regional High
Red Bank Regional announces that Harry Jain, 17, of Red Bank was named a National Merit Semi Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Also named as commended scholars are: Willow Martin, 16, of Little Silver; Victoria Lloyd, 17, of Little Silver, Samuel Zatorski, 18, of Red Bank, and Stephen (Ford) Zacks, 18, of Red Bank.
Press release from Rumson Country Day School
There was a high demand for tissues in the auditorium at the Rumson Country Day School when internationally recognized educator, speaker and best-selling author Dr. Michele Borba shared emotional anecdotes and studies to support the central theme of her book Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in this All-About-Me World.
For over a decade Red Bank Regional High School, through its Foundation, has observed a warm tradition of honoring its most distinguished alumni. Our students celebrate their lives in prose and music at a special ceremony and luncheon reception.
We are seeking nominations from the public for this worthy honor which will take place at the high school on Friday, April 27, 2018.