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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 →


Casey Johnson Named Captain of GCHS Ice Hockey Team

As team captain, junior ready to lead Gloucester Catholic onto ice By Mark Zimmaro - Casey Johnson was an easy choice for captain of the Gloucester Catholic High School ice hockey team. In fact, it was unanimous. Each year during the preseason, the Rams take a vote in the locker room to decide who will have the “C” stitched over his heart on the maroon and white sweater and lead the team onto the ice each game. Although he’s just a junior, Johnson was the popular choice, receiving every possible vote from his teammates. Johnson’s own vote was the only... 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 →


CNB Archives: Video Urges Public To Say Merry Christmas

Originally published on December 15, 2015 Bill Donohue would like to share something special: "The video, 'Say Merry Christmas,' is produced by the Say Merry Christmas network; it is a joy to watch. Anyone who supports the Catholic League will realize why it is so dear to us. The presentation is flawless. I would like to thank Catholic League members Rita and Denis Larrivee for bringing this to my attention. Please pass it around." http://www.catholicleague.org Say Merry Christmas - Vocal Carrie Rinderer and the American Christian Life United choir... Read more →


*Support GCHS Through AMAZON SMILE

Support Gloucester Catholic Through Amazon Smile! School Will Receive Money Back on Every Purchase! You can now support Gloucester Catholic Through the Amazon Smile Program!! Do you shop on Amazon? If yes, it is easy to support Gloucester Catholic with each purchase. Our school will receive .5% of every purchase from Amazon and there is no cost to the purchaser. A few minutes to set up are all it takes. How to set up on your browser * If you type in the word 'smile.' before Amazon.com, you will be brought to the same Amazon site, but on the fundraising... 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 →


The Catholic Star Herald Talking Catholic: Discover Catholic Schools Week 2021

By Staff Reports - November 15, 202 We may be a little biased, but we think Catholic schools are consistently the best option for most families. They provide excellent academics, dedicated faculty, and a deeper connection to our faith. With those thoughts in mind, we brought in some guests that live these values every day. Joining hosts Marianela Nunez and Mike Walsh today are educators Dr. Janice DeCicco Fipp, principal at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point, NJ; Tom Iacovone, Jr., principal at Gloucester Catholic Junior and Senior High School in Gloucester City, NJ; Patricia Naples, middles school science... 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 →


Joe Piechowski, of Bellmawr, Retired CC Sheriff Officer, Member of Bellmawr Men's Club, VFW # 7410, GHS Alum

Joseph W. Piechowski, Sr. on October 29, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 75. Joseph W. Piechowski, Sr. Beloved husband of Pat (nee Loftus) of 52 years. Devoted father of Joseph Jr. (Colleen), Colleen Gallagher (Thomas), and John (Theresa). Loving grandfather of Matt, Drew, Grace, Patrick, Riley, Reagan, Keira, and Jack. Dear brother of Patricia Phillips (the late Frank) and Colleen Robinson (Chris). Predeceased by his parents Walter and Mildred Piechowski. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Joe worked for the Camden County Sheriff's Department for 25 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Bellmawr Men's... Read more →


Helen F. Tricocci, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City – On October 27, 2021. Age 82. (nee Frugoli) Loving wife of 57 years to the late Robert J. Tricocci. Loving mother of Robert F. Tricocci (Monica), Daniel J. Tricocci and William C. Tricocci (Kathy). Cherished grandmother of Giana Tricocci, Lina Tricocci and Kathleen Tricocci and great-grandmother of Lilly, Camellia and Dahlia. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Helen was a lifelong faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Gloucester City. She was a longtime secretary to the Principal at Gloucester Catholic High School. Relatives and friends are invited to her... 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 →


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 →


John A. Brophy, 34, Gloucester City; Graduate Apprentice of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, GCHS Alum

On September 27, 2021. Age 34. Of Gloucester City. Cherished Son of Jay F. and JoAnne C. (nee Kent) Brophy. Devoted brother of Jay F. Brophy (Megan Murphy) and Shane P. Brophy (Alyssa Smith). Loving maternal grandson of Veronica Kent. Loving maternal step-grandson of Dorothy Kent and the late Robert Kent. Beloved paternal grandson of the late Jack and Bert Brophy. Adored uncle and godfather of Layla Marie Brophy. Survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, great-aunts and great-uncles. John was born in Voorhees and was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. He played baseball for Gloucester City Little League and... 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 →


*The Shirley O'Day-Joy Solomen Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame

GLASSBORO, NJ – Tickets are now available for the 2021 induction ceremony of the Shirley O'Day-Joy Solomen Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame, which will be held on Sunday, October 24, in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend. The Hall of Fame Class consists of John Bunting – Football Coach (1988-92); Mary Marino – Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Coach (1987-97; 1988-97 and 1999-07); Moriah Holmstrom – Field Hockey (1997-00); Tiffany Miller – Softball (1994-97); Bob Pfeffer – Baseball (1975-78); Mike Rucci – Baseball (2002-05); and Rob Scott – Men's Basketball (1994-98). The induction ceremony, with a brunch buffet, is... 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 →


Pat Murphy Named Gloucester Catholic HS's Executive Director of Development

Murphy released the following statement: I am pleased to announce that I have accepted the position of Executive Director of Development at Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School. Over the last forty years at Gloucester Catholic I have been a teacher, department chair, boys' basketball coach, athletic director and the director of alumni relations. I am elated to begin my new journey in the development office. In 1993 I attended a workshop with former Principal John Colman. That event led to many of the things we do today. Among those was the establishment of the Alumni Communion Breakfast, the alumni... 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 →


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 →


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 →


GOV. MURPHY: N.J. School Staff must get COVID Vaccine; Teachers Union Backs The Mandate...

"It appears the United States Constitution Means Nothing in New Jersey" ~William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews By Patrick Wall Aug 23, 2021, 1:11pm EDT Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that all school employees must receive the coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular COVID testing. Edwin J. Torres/NJ Governor’s Office New Jersey will require all school employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Oct. 18 or submit to weekly testing, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday, making him just the fourth governor to institute a vaccine mandate for school staff. The same policy will apply to all state employees, including... Read more →


Petition with over 11,000 Signatures Seek a Virtual Option for School

NEW JERSEY PARENTS SEEK A VIRTUAL OPTION FOR SCHOOL A petition calling for a remote learning option has already garnered over 11,000 signatures. Led by a group called New Jersey Parents for Virtual Choice, the petition argues that a virtual option is the only safe option for families with "medically fragile" adults and children. "We’re going to send them into a sardine can, for what to happen," said Deanna Nye, a group co-founder. "Schools are filled with germs and there are many families that cannot wear masks." (WHYY) MURPHY: BEWARE FLOODING FROM TROPICAL STORM HENRI On CBS New York yesterday... Read more →


NJ School Board Association: Regarding Educational Equity and Critical Race Theory

EDITOR'S NOTE: On July 27, 2021 the New Jersey School Board Association released a statement pertaining to Educational Equity and Critical Race Theory. Those remarks appear below. Recently, educational equity and critical race theory (CRT) have attracted attention and caused confusion for some members of the public. Below is information designed to help boards of education understand these complex topics. Critical race theory (CRT) is a framework and/or analytical tool primarily used in higher-level university and graduate courses. Originating in the 1970s, CRT was first used to help law students think critically about the impact of historical and present-day racism... Read more →


CNBNews Exclusive:

Is the Critical Race Theory Being Taught in Gloucester City Schools? What is the District's Transgender Policy?

UPDATED: CNBNews photo credit GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 20, 2021)--Jack Ciattarelli the NJ Republican candidate for Governor wrote an Op-Ed article in the Bergen Record about the public-school curriculum changing. Ciattarelli said, "In my travels, one issue that comes up repeatedly with parents — Democrats, Republicans and Jack Ciattarelli Independents alike — are the changes to the public-school curriculum pushed by Gov. Phil Murphy. Changes that now require kindergarteners to learn about gender identification and sexual orientation and middle school kids to know about vaginal, anal and oral sex." "Parents aren’t just concerned and frustrated. They’re also angry about an... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic's Philanthropy Week Raises $220,000 in Donations from 750 Donors

THE RESULTS ARE IN!! Gloucester Catholic thanks everyone who supported Philanthropy Week 2021. Due to your generosity and support, our results show: $220,000 in Total Donations! 750 Total Donors! We are excited to feature the classes contributing the most donations during Philanthropy Week 2021, along with the classes with the most donors. Gloucester Catholic acknowledges George Batavick '66; Nick '61 and Roselynn Calio, and Robert and Barbara Keenan Brown '72, for providing matching grants that were unlocked by the generosity of Gloucester Catholic donors! Principal Tom Iacovone also thanks everyone in the Gloucester Catholic family for their very generous and... Read more →


CHALKBEAT NEWARK WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Newark Teachers Should Prepare for Vaccine

Welcome to our weekly newsletter! We are Patrick Wall and Catherine Carrera for Chalkbeat Newark. This is a roundup of our top stories this week. Email us with tips, feedback, or to say hello: newark.tips@chalkbeat.org. What should schools do this year to better support students’ mental health and wellbeing? Join Chalkbeat in conversation with New York City and Newark students, educators, and experts on how to heal from the tumult and trauma of the pandemic. RSVP today for our Aug. 24 virtual event. We hope to see you there! Our Latest Stories Newark teachers should prepare for vaccine mandate, union... Read more →


The National Education Association Files Lawsuit Against a Mother for Asking Questions About Curriculum

NEA Sues Mom for Asking Questions about Curriculum The National Education Association (NEA)—the nation’s largest public sector teachers’ union with a budget of over $300 million—has sued a Rhode Island mom for asking what her daughter would be taught in kindergarten. With the help of the Goldwater Institute, Rhode Island mom Nicole Solas is fighting back. Nicole Solas (photo courtesy of The Goldwater Institute) “This brazen and unprecedented act of intimidation by the NEA will not stand,” said Jon Riches, Director of National Litigation at the Goldwater Institute, who is representing Solas. “Nicole Solas is entitled to know what her... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: WHAT ARE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TRYING TO HIDE?

by Jon Riches The public’s business should be open to the public. And under Rhode Island law, it is. Yet when mom Nicole Solas sought to attend the meeting of a publicly funded committee that meets weekly to discuss and make recommendations on policies that apply across her daughter’s school district, she was told that the meeting was closed and parents were not welcome. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Now, the Goldwater Institute is pushing back: We’ve joined with the Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights in Rhode Island to represent Nicole in a complaint before the state attorney general asserting that... Read more →


Collingswood Panthers vs Gloucester Catholic Rams

Panthers vs Rams Please Visit Site : www.sportslite6.oyageuy.com/hs-football.php Game Details: Collingswood High School The Collingswood (NJ) varsity football team has a home non-conference game vs. Gloucester Catholic (Gloucester City, NJ) on Friday, August 20 @ 6pm This match will start on time! Please share this match! Thank You. #livebroadcast #HighSchool #Varsity #Football Read more →


MURPHY SAYS STUDENTS/TEACHERS MUST WEAR A MASK DURING UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

Gloucester High School students along with public school students throughout the state will have to mask up again in September (CNBNewsnet GHS photo) By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor Aug 6, 2021 (The Center Square) – Students, staff and visitors must wear face masks inside New Jersey school buildings during the upcoming school year under an executive order the governor announced Friday. Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 251 to mandate masks inside public, private and parochial preschool, elementary and secondary school buildings. The order takes effect Monday. The governor cited the rise of the COVID-19 delta variant,... Read more →