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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 →


New Test Scores Show Newark Students Struggling to Recover from Learning Loss

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark Mar 30, 11:33am EDT Newark students have made scant academic progress so far this school year, according to sobering new test scores that underscore the severity of the pandemic’s toll on student learning and the extraordinary measures that will be required for students to recover. Based on mid-year assessments, no more than 6% of students in any grade from 3-7 are expected to reach the “proficient” level on the state math tests slated to begin next month, according to data that Newark Public Schools officials shared last week. By contrast, 27% of students in grades 3-8... Read more →


Worldwide Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

By Jennifer Mauro - March 25, 2022 On the day Pope Francis asked for the worldwide consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Father John Fisher, OSFS, shared messages of hope and action. Quoting from Saint Francis de Sales, he said, “Let the world turn upside down. Let everything be in darkness, in smoke, in uproar. God is with us.” That message, he said, “is the consolation we have to take in such tough times, whether it be in Ukraine, Russia or on our own streets, families or personal lives.” Photo Gallery: Consecration of Russia, Ukraine... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: U.S. schools are flush with cash, but struggling to spend it on schedule

Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat It seems like a balanced equation: Schools need a lot of help, but they also have record sums of federal money to spend. CNBNews graphic file If only it were that simple. Across the country, schools are struggling to spend their COVID relief dollars as quickly as planned. Their efforts are running up against a national labor shortage and supply chain issues, which are making it difficult to do things like hire tutors or renovate dilapidated buildings. “We’ve got money we’d like to spend if we can get the personnel to be able to do so,” said... Read more →


GUEST OPINION:

Some Schools Are Abusing Children and Parents

Bill Donohue | CNBNewsnet Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how child and parental rights are being violated by an educational association: Three weeks ago today, I sent a letter to Donna Orem, president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), asking her to validate a story about the organization that was published by Breitbart, an internet media outlet; copies were sent to members of the board of trustees. She has not replied, thus I am going public with my concerns. NAIS is the national accreditation association for private schools across the country. In my letter I... Read more →


Lions Boys Basketball SJ Group 1 Champs (see 153 pictures)

The Gloucester High boys basketball team won the South Jersey Group 1 championship trophy after upsetting Salem on Tuesday night, March 8 in the sectional final. The Lions won their first sectional title since 1971. There are 153 photos, we like to publicly thank Coach Liam James for providing the information and photos to CNBNews. SEE ALBUM The team's roster includes: Liam James, head coach; Assistant Coaches: Ian James, Dave Pauley, Chris Walmsley, Tom Quinn, Roy Bond, Jacob Petrik PLAYERS: Seniors: Steven Light, Steven Burkhardt, Adrian Delgado Juniors: Liam Gorman, Aydan Hagan, Jeffrey Torres, Abbas Khan, Gage Myers Sophomores: Michael... Read more →


CNB SPORTS NEWS: American Legion Baseball Alumni who Graduated to the Big Leagues(A to B)

Allen, Dick Played American Legion Baseball: Post 749, Wampum, Pa. Allen, Hank Played American Legion Baseball: Post 749, Wampum, Pa. Allen, Ron Played American Legion Baseball: Post 749, Wampum, Pa. Almon, Bill Played American Legion Baseball: Warwick, R.I. (reached 1971 ALWS) Alomar, Roberto Played American Legion Baseball: Post Salinas, Puerto Rico Anderson, George "Sparky" Played American Legion Baseball: Los Angeles Crenshaw Post 715 (won ALWS in 1951) Anderson, Allan Played American Legion Baseball: Post 11, Lancaster, Ohio Ashburn, Richie Played American Legion Baseball: Tilden, Neb. Ashford, Tucker Played American Legion Baseball: Post 1, Memphis, Tenn. (reached ALWS in 1972-73) Babcock,... Read more →


Newark Charter School Students Protest Treatment of Black Teachers

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark Mar 18, 2022 NEWARK, NJ--Hundreds of students walked out of a Newark charter school and rallied outside City Hall on Friday to call attention to what students said is the frequent mistreatment of Black students and faculty. Around 9 a.m., students began streaming out of the Lincoln Park High School campus of North Star Academy, which is New Jersey’s largest charter school operator with more than 6,000 students in Newark and Camden. After marching from the Central Ward campus to nearby City Hall, student organizers and a former teacher gave speeches about a culture of anti-Blackness... Read more →


CHALKBEAT: Philadelphia schools make masks optional

Dale Mezzacappa, Chalkbeat This story has been updated to include corrected vaccination data for 5 to 11-year-olds released Tuesday night by the Philadelphia Department of Health. Philadelphia schools officially announced last week that masks are no longer mandatory that they are now optional. Calling vaccinations “the best protection against the spread of coronavirus,” School Superintendent William R. Hite Jr., Ed.D. said that 86% of district staff are fully vaccinated, as are 75% of Philadelphians over the age of 12. He also noted that COVID case counts have been low for several weeks. “Our number one priority remains safely keeping our... Read more →


NJs' Education Plan Includes $1 Billion More for Newark Schools; $312 Million for Camden Schools

Newark schools would get $120 million increase in 2023 in governor’s budget...other large increases include: $310M for Trenton Public Schools, Camden Public Schools, $312 million, $494.9M for Paterson Public School District, $486.7M for Elizabeth Public Schools... In the immediate area Audubon $9.6M, Bellmawr $9M, Brooklawn $5M, Gloucester City $33.7M Gloucester Township $57.7M, Mt. Ephraim $4M, Westville $3.6M Catherine Carrera, Chalkbeat Newark Newark schools would receive more than $1 billion in state aid next year, an increase of about 13% from this year, under a budget blueprint Gov. Phil Murphy detailed Thursday. The $120 million boost for Newark is part of... Read more →


Gloucester High School Boys Basketball NJSIAA State Champs; LIONS Win First Sectional Title in 51 Years

photo credit Jeremy Roemmich RELATED: SEE PHOTO ALBUM GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 15, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--This past week, the Gloucester High School boys basketball team finished its historic run in NJSIAA State Playoffs. The Lions finished the season 21-10 were able to capture the school's first sectional title in 51 years of our program's rich history. photo credit Jeremy Roemmich The Lions fans were loud and vocal and were at each game supporting their team. photo credit Jeremy Roemmich This team’s run started with a win over 13th seeded Clayton by a score of 87-67. Leading the Lions in scoring was Jr.... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Alumni Association Communion Breakfast, Sunday April 3

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 14, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Mass and Communion Breakfast will be held in the Monsignor Lucitt Hall, Cumberland Street, Gloucester City. Mass begins 9 AM. The Award winners this year include Dan Sheeran, Bob Nark, Tom Reed, and Neen Raspa. Read more →


THE NUMBER OF NEW TEACHERS DECLINES TO 15-YEAR LOW

Kalyn Belsha, Chalkbeat Mar 8, 2022 Facing a sharp drop in applications, Teach For America is expecting its smallest crop of first-year teachers in at least 15 years, new data from the organization shows. The organization expects to place just under 2,000 teachers in schools across the country this coming fall. That’s just two-thirds of the number of first-year teachers TFA placed in schools in fall 2019, and just one-third of the number it sent into the field at its height in 2013. The latest drops are a continuation of a years-long trend. Still, it’s a striking decline for an... Read more →


Philadelphia's Search for a New School Superintendent Continues

Philadelphia’s Board of Education announced the three finalists to replace Superintendent William Hite – all men, all experienced educators, and none with ties to Philadelphia. The finalists for the role are John Davis, chief of schools at Baltimore City public schools, Krish Mohip, the deputy chief education officer for the Illinois State Board of Education, and Tony Watlington, the superintendent of a school district in North Carolina. Each finalist is scheduled to participate in a town hall one day next week, preceded by smaller meetings earlier in the day – one with parents, one with students, and one with teachers... Read more →


GREAT SCHOOLS: The incredible power of purpose

Creating a life of meaning makes all the difference for your teen's health, well-being, and success. Here is how to help them find purpose. by: Hank Pellissier | March 2, 2022 Oliver Johnson, my quiet grandfather who always poked at the embers in his chimney hearth, had purpose in life. He realized his direction in 1919 as a young man sitting in his Model T on a road in San Pedro, CA, by the oil and gas storage tanks. He watched three inspectors climb a ladder to the top, descending on the other side into the belly of the iron... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Philanthropy Week Begins March 13

Please we need your support... Gloucester Catholic announces Philanthropy Week 2022, set to kick off on Sunday, March 13th! Will you help us reach this year's goal of $200,000? Click here to view a PW 2022 video and see how your Donations Have Made a Difference for Our Students! Read more →


Are NJ Schools Unlawfully Segregated? The Answer Coming Soon

New Jersey schools are unlawfully segregated and it's the state's duty to fix that, the plaintiffs in a historic legal case argued in court Thursday. If the lawsuit is successful, it could lead to fundamental changes to New Jersey’s school system and large-scale desegregation efforts not seen in the U.S. for decades. Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark Mar 3, 6:03pm EST Hundreds of thousands of Black and Latino students in New Jersey attend schools where they are racially isolated and surrounded by poverty, despite strong state laws forbidding school segregation. One of the nation’s most segregated states, New Jersey has allowed... Read more →


OPINION: Those in Charge of the Gloucester City School System Are Failing The Students

AN ESTIMATED 600 STUDENTS ARE ABSENT EACH DAY IN THE DISTRICT: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files To the surprise of many Gloucester City residents the local Board of Education in December 2020 approved the expenditure of $1.3 million to install a astro-type material on the school's football field and running track. Why did the school need such an expensive upgrade for their football field? The football team plays five home games a season. Since the school opened in 1962, a natural grass field has been sufficient. The construction started when the Covid-19 pandemic was at its... Read more →


Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament Seeks Committee Members

The Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament, which benefits Gloucester Catholic, seeks alumni and friends to help with the sub-committees. If interested, please contact Pat Murphy as soon as possible at pmurphy@gchsrams.org. Read more →


Your Tax Dollars: $190 Billion in COVID Relief Funds Given to School Districts Across the US

Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat Feb 15, 7:00am EST School districts across the U.S. are renovating their buildings and upgrading dilapidated ventilation systems with the help of $190 billion of federal COVID relief. But these improvements will take time, and some won’t be completed for years after the pandemic first disrupted schooling. The improvements have gotten the blessing of the U.S. Department of Education, which has encouraged ventilation upgrades. And there’s good evidence that such projects will benefit students: Research has found a direct link between air quality and student success, and students in classrooms that aren’t air conditioned... Read more →


An Estimated 600 Students A Day Are Absent

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Why Am I Trashing GHS?

updated Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 20, 2022)(CNBNews)In the past weeks I have been bringing attention to the deficiencies of our school system. Most of the comments have been along the lines of surprise and in some cases, shock. I only got one negative comment and that was from a former GHS teacher. "Why are you trashing Gloucester? STOP IT!" How about "No as an answer?" Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files My goal is not to trash Gloucester City and the school district. Everything I have published has come from either the state's website or Gloucester City's School District's... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Several 100 Students Absent Daily in the Gloucester City School District

PART ONE Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 17, 2022)--The easy answer is "No." Let's look at the Pre-K (3 and 4 year old) program first. The state pays 100% for the Pre-K program for all Abbott districts. But what are they paying for? After 25 years in education, I can tell you Research shows that an estimated $19 million per year is being spent on students who just don't come to school. (Pinterest image) "nothing." It is a babysitting service that is funded as education. Even the Department of Education admits "In 2012 [DOE] determined that score... Read more →


BEYOND BELIEF! High Levels of Lead Found in Many Drinking Fountains in Philadelphia School Buildings

Photos taken by two former teachers at Frederick Douglass Mastery Charter School show water drawn from drinking fountains at the school in June of 2016... Once again high levels of lead are found in the drinking water of Philadelphia Schools. (photo courtesy of WHYY) see article Dale Mezzacappa, Chalkbeat Feb 16, 6:53pm EST A sampling of Philadelphia public schools found that nearly all buildings tested had lead in at least some of their drinking water, a result that represents just the “tip of the iceberg,” according to two environmental groups and the Black Church Center for Justice and Equality. In... Read more →


SJIBT Hall of Fame to Honor Gloucester Catholic's Maggie McIntyre and Mary Gedaka on Sunday, February 20th

Maggie McIntyre (photo provided) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)-The South Jersey Invitational Basketball Tournament (SJIBT) Hall of Fame will honor Gloucester Catholic's own Maggie McIntyre and Mary Gedaka on Sunday, February 20th at Eastern Regional High School in a 3:45 pm ceremony. The two GCHS alumni will be inducted into the SJIBT Hall of Fame, with a tournament game to immediately follow the ceremony. Mary Gedaka (photo provided) The two former Lady Rams' stars led the program to some of the greatest success in school history prior to their graduations in 2016. Mary Gedaka proved to be one of... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Throwing Money At A Problem Won't Make It Go Away

" The only South Jersey school district in the 400 range, or lower 1/3rd is our own Gloucester City School District. " By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews If it is possible to waste money, New Jersey knows how to do it! In 2020 Governor Murphy raised the state's contribution to education. He felt that former Governor Chris Christie had underfunded education in our state, so he allocated $9 billion to all schools. Of that amount 60%, or $5.4 billion goes to 31 Abbott districts and the remaining $3.6 billion is shared by the rest of the districts. How many districts... Read more →


JERSEYCAN AND NEW JERSEY TEACHERS JOIN TOGETHER 

TO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS AND ADVICE FOR NEW JERSEY PARENTS [New Jersey – February 10, 2022] JerseyCAN, a nonprofit advocating for high-quality schools for all New Jersey students, announced today a series of short video interstitials from New Jersey teachers aimed at providing parents across New Jersey with valuable advice and information to help address the unprecedented learning gaps seen across the state over the last two years. The new videos will serve as the latest content from JerseyCAN's statewide NJ KIDS CAN'T WAIT parent initiative, which launched last fall to provide New Jersey families with needed information, guidance, and tools... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Does It Pay To Be Poor?

CNBNews photo credit The football field and running track at the $87 million Gloucester City Elementary Middle School, 5th and Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ. In the summer of 2016, the public learned that the new middle school would have a football field and jogging track. CNBNew searched South Jersey to see if there were any other school districts that have a middle school football field, especially a lighted one and found none. In fact, we could find no middle school football teams in the state of New Jersey. Related: Gloucester City School Board Seeking Bids for Middle School Field... Read more →


GUEST OP-ED: Our Schools Are Failing To Teach Our Kids

Posted Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | By AMAC, John Grimaldi | WASHINGTON, DC, Feb 8 – America’s schools are failing to teach young learners the basics. Tweens and teens are failing to learn, it’s as simple and as worrisome as that. The proof is in assessments that show too many of our youngsters can’t read, do math and write. The pandemic has a lot to do with it, for sure; COVID restrictions have disrupted the education process. But could it be that there is more to today’s education crisis than debilitating lockdowns and remote teaching? About 30 years ago, the... Read more →


Sister Delphine Croft, OP, Taught Elementary Students at Saint Rose Lima School, Saint Mary School and Saint Patrick School

By Staff Reports - February 3, 2022 Sister Delphine Croft, OP, (Sister Marie Michael), former teacher and principal in the Diocese of source pinterest.com Camden, died Jan. 21. She was 90. The daughter of the late Michael John and Marie Symanski Croft, she was born Jan. 1, 1932, in Jersey City. Sister Delphine entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, N.Y., in September 1954, made her first profession in June 1956, and final profession in August 1959. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in humanities from Villanova University and a master of divinity in pastoral ministry at... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY ...(X)

Advanced Placement Courses--Part Two

(The SECOND of a four-part CNBNEWS series Dumbing Down American Education) Dorothy Philbin I CNBNews Contributor THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY (VIX) ...Dumbing Down Education Part I A friend of mine has a grandson who will graduate from high school in June. No big thing? The grandson is graduating with a high school diploma plus an Associate's Degree. By taking advanced placement courses this student was able to polish off two years of college while in high school. Should students be able to do this? Are they learning as much by taking AP courses online as they would in a... Read more →


The Champion Kids of School Choice

by Andrew Campanella (NAPSI)—I remember one specific day in first grade like it was yesterday. It was the day when my teacher saw me hesitate as I started to read aloud to the class. “You can do it,” she told me, as I slowly started speaking. Lo and behold, she was right. I could do it! Her nudge of inspiration changed my life. Reading isn’t every kid’s passion—some prefer physical science, videography, foreign languages, or global affairs. Whatever their passion may be, a caring teacher and the right learning fit can help children discover their interests and their talents. That’s... Read more →


Because of Pandemic Graduation Rates Dip Across U.S.

Red mortarboards fly into the evening sky at a commencement ceremony in Maryville, Tenn. High school graduation rates dipped in at least 20 states after the first full school year disrupted by the pandemic, according to a new analysis by Chalkbeat. Scott Keller / The Daily Times via AP FILED UNDER: Matt Barnum, Kalyn Belsha, and Thomas Wilburn, Chalkbeat This story is a collaboration with The Associated Press. High school graduation rates dipped in at least 20 states after the first full school year disrupted by the pandemic, suggesting the coronavirus may have ended nearly two decades of nationwide progress... Read more →


GROWING UP IN GLOUCESTER CITY: The Gloucester City Coast Guard Base Circa 1968

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Looking at the photo below there are two tall buildings that stand out. This is a guess, is the first arrow on the left pointing to St. Mary's Grammar School? Regarding the second arrow on the right, would that building be the Hunter Street School? Comment below if you have a guess. Check out the Christmas menu below the photo. The Coastguardsmen ate pretty well. I never paid much attention to the Coast Guard Base, it was always there when I was growing up. The property was given to City residents... Read more →


Recruitment Pipeline

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


Gloucester High over Gloucester Catholic 60-48

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


SWOT Analysis of Online Learning

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


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 →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY(VII)

What has Happened to American Education?

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


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 →


*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 →